CARDI B LEADS IHEARTRADIO AWARDS – (01/10/2019)
iHeartMedia and FOX have announced the nominees for the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, and Cardi B and Drake lead the way with 13 and eight nominations, respectively.
Cardi B is the most nominated act, competing for honors such as Song of the Year for “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5 and Female Artist of the Year. Drake follows Cardi B with eight nominations and is up for Song of the Year with “God’s Plan.” Other Song of the Year nominees include Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” Post Malone’s “Better Now” and “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey. Ariana Grande earned six nominations, while J Balvin, Maroon 5, Post Malone and Marshmello each scored five nominations.
The iHeartRadio Awards will make its debut on Fox when it airs live March 14th from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
JUSTIN BIEBER & HAILEY BALDWIN IN NO ‘RUSH’ FOR RELIGIOUS WEDDING: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin may have been legally married at a courthouse last September, but having a religious ceremony with family and friends is still very important to them. People reports they are still in the planning stages of the ceremony and reception, though a date has yet to be set. “They’ve been figuring out the perfect time to do it, and they both feel like the sooner, the better,” a source close to Bieber tells the mag. “They’re still figuring it out.” While they ideally want it to happen soon, the source says they’re taking their time with the planning so all of their loved ones can attend. Justin and Hailey reportedly initially planned to have the bash in January, but now it will likely be held later this year.
JAMIE LEE CURTIS SLAMS FIJI WATER GIRL: Jamie Lee Curtis is not here for Fiji Water’s promotional stunt. The Halloween star took to Instagram to vent about being photobombed without her knowledge (along with everyone else on the Golden Globes red carpet) by Fiji model Kelleth Cuthbert. “So, my husband, who doesn’t look at a lot of show business news sites, just mentioned that I was on the CNN website,” Curtis began.“I specifically moved away from the blatant promotions by Fiji and Moet where young women with their trays filled with their wares stood near a designated camera. I knew why there was a photographer poised there and I moved away as I said out loud that I didn’t want to be doing advertising for either.” She continued, “Clearly this angle shows that I moved from her being behind me and yet from the side it still happens. The sponsors of events need to get permission from people when they get them to take their picture next to products.”
KEVIN HART IS DONE APOLOGIZING – (01/10/2019)
Kevin Hart appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday in an apparent bid to end the Oscars conversation. The comedian said again that he will not be hosting the Oscars next month, but that he is done with the apology tour he embarked on after resurfaced homophobic tweets forced him to step down from the gig.
“I’m done with it. It gets no more energy from me,” Hart told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America. “That’s why I said for the last time, I’m addressing this. There’s no more conversation about it. I’m literally over that. I’m over the moment. I’m about today. If [my apology is] accepted today, great. If it’s not, it’s nothing I can control. Some things are left out of your hands, so I’m done with it. I’m over it.”
When Strahan asked Hart if the controversy changed him, he said: “I have explained how I’ve evolved, which makes me say I’m over it. I’m not saying how I’ve changed anymore … I’m not giving no more explanation of who I am. I’ve done it. I’ve done it several times … I’m just done.”
ON ELLEN DEGENERES
He most recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to address the controversy, and DeGeneres sparked controversy herself by saying that she hoped the 39-year-old would be reinstated as host.
Many in the LGBTQ community criticized the openly gay host for suggesting Hart should be forgiven.
Of the backlash, Hart said: “It shows me that there is no ending to it. If you keep feeding this energy, then it’s going to grow. You’re not getting no more of my energy from it. I’m not giving no more because it shows that it’s endless, so I’m not shutting down the questions. I hear everything you’re saying, but I want everybody to know I’m done with it. It’s a choice that I personally made to say, ‘I’m not addressing it anymore.’ That’s not from an angry place. It’s just from a place of it’s never going to really end. I’m done with it. So if people choose to continue to let it grow, then do what you got to do.”
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