Grammys Ratings Not So Hot
Ratings for the Grammys were not so great. They slipped 20% from last year’s ratings. In fact… ABC’s Shark Tank actually saw an increase of ratings compared to last Sunday’s episode. So. Oops.
Michelle Obama Doing Ellen Appearance
Michelle Obama has announced that her first post-White House TV interview will be with none other than Ellen. It’s airing on Thursday, and she’ll be helping to celebrate Ellen’s 60th birthday.
Tom Hanks to Play Mr. Rogers
Tom Hanks is set to play Mr. Rogers in a new movie. It’s called You Are My Friend, and it’s inspired by the real-life friendship between Mr. Rogers and a journalist who was assigned to write a profile piece about him. He apparently was a cynical dude until he met Mr. Rogers and the two became friends in real life.
Lorde Responds to Grammys
Everyone was pretty upset that Lorde wasn’t offered a performance spot at the Grammys, since its being reported that all of the other nominees for Best Album were offered the chance to perform. So, she responded:
Black Panther Getting Rave Reviews
Marvel’s Black Panther is getting RAVE reviews. The full, detailed reviews are embargoed until February 6th… but just the general feedback is fantastic. People are calling it kinetic, incredible and purposeful. Impeccable. “Everything I wanted and so much more.” Someone else even said “I never wanted this movie to end.” It comes out February 16th.
Alessia Cara Responds to Backlash
Alessia Cara got some backlash after winning Best New Artist (people were upset because she’s been on the scene since 2015). Anyway, she took to Instagram and is having none of it. I love her so much.
to address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for. I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot. there is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist’s talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers. and I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. but I’m trying very hard to use the platform I’ve been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren’t fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I’ve been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck. here’s something fun! I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit. all of the years feeling like I wasn’t good at anything or that I was naive for dreaming about something improbable have paid off in a way that I have yet to process. I know it sounds cheesy and dumb but it’s the honest truth. thanks to everyone who’s shown me kindness and support along the way. I’ll stop talking now.
Carrie Underwood Escapes Ticket, Cries
Carrie Underwood was all of us yesterday. She got pulled over for speeding… for the first time in 18 years. Luckily, she avoided a ticket… but she said she did cry in the car afterwards. LOL
Snoop Headlining Gospel Concert & Playboy Party
Snoop Dogg is set to headline BET’s Super Bowl gospel concert…AND the Playboy party. LOL. Other performers set to do their thing during the week is Jennifer Loepz at the DirecTV concert on Saturday, and Diddy, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, G-Eazy and Busta Rhymes will perform at the first-annual Players Ball Extravaganza after the game.
Kim K vs. Lindsay Lohan
Oh lord. Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan are shading one another on Instagram. Kim posted a picture of herself with “Bo Derek braids” as she calls them, AKA cornrows… Lindsay Lohan commented “I am confused” and then Kim wrote back “you know what’s confusing…your sudden foreign accent.”
Fresh Prince Reboot in the Works?
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air might be coming back… in the form of a cartoon! And I love it! A company that owns the rights to Fresh Prince just applied to trademark a bunch of toys, games and action figures. Plus, Will Smith posted a cartoon version of the family on social… but he claims he never thought about it in terms of rebooting it as a cartoon… but he might be trying to throw us off.
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