NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS UNVEIL HOST, NOMINATIONS – (02/03/2021)
Slime is headed our way! The 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards are set for Saturday, March 13th, with Kenan Thompson scheduled to host. The show will air live across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and the Nick Jr. channels.
The Saturday Night Live star has his own Kids’ Choice Award, bringing it home in 2000 for Favorite Male Star.
This year, Justin Bieber got the most nominations, with four; on his heels are Ariana Grande, The Croods: A New Age, Henry Danger, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Soul, Trolls World Tour and Wonder Woman 1984, with three apiece.
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THE WEEKND IS SET: The Weeknd is getting ready to rock the Super Bowl this Sunday with a $9.1 million six-bedroom manse on nearby Davis Island; he’s shelling out $100,000 to stay. His rep told Page Six he’s spending his own money to make the show the best it can be: “Abel spent almost $7 million of his own money beyond the already generous budgets to make this halftime show be what he envisioned.” (Page Six)
MICHAEL B. JORDAN MAKES SUPER BOWL DEBUT: Michael B. Jordan is making his Super Bowl ad debut, for Amazon’s voice-recognition system Alexa. Dubbed “Alexa’s Body,” the ad will premiere during the fourth-quarter on Sunday. “I literally could not imagine a more beautiful vessel for Alexa to be inside,” one woman says, gazing Jordan in an ad, and prompting a daydream about Jordan as Alexa.
REBEL WILSON, JACOB BUSCH SPLIT: Rebel Wilson has broken up with her boyfriend Jacob Busch. She posted on IG: “Lots on my mind…aghhhhhh…#single-girl-heading-to-Super-Bowl!”
LAURENCE FISHBURNE TO GET LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Laurence Fishburne is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 edition of the SCAD aTVfest, only the second actor to be recognized by Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), after Phylicia Rashad. “Laurence Fishburne is one of the most influential and inspiring actors of his generation. His career is marked with powerful performances across film, TV and Broadway including ‘The Matrix,’ ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’ ‘The Tuskegee Airmen,’ ‘Thurgood,’ and his current acting and executive producing role on ‘Black-ish,’” said SCAD aTVfest Executive Director Christina Routhier. “We are honored to recognize and celebrate this legend at the 2021 SCAD aTVfest.”
DEMI LOVATO’S NEW SINGLE DROPS THURSDAY – (02/03/2021)
Demi Lovato and Sam Fisher will release their new single, “What Other People Say” on Thursday (February 4th).
Both artists shared the news on social media Tuesday (February 2nd) with Lovato writing, “these lyrics are so special to my heart… I can’t wait to share this one with you.”
The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer’s manager announced on Twitter in early January that she was back in the studio, working on new music. Lovato hasn’t released a full-length album since Tell Me You Love Me in 2017.
MILEY CYRUS SHARES NINE INCH NAILS COVER – (02/03/2021)
Miley Cyrus teased a cover of the Nine Inch Nails hit “Head Like a Hole” on social media Tuesday (February 2nd).
The singer hashtagged the clip with “Ashley O Gone Wild,” a reference to her Black Mirror character. Cyrus portrayed Ashley O, a fictional pop singer whose big hit was a positive rendition of NIN’s “Head Like A Hole,” in a 2019 episode of the Netflix series.
The “Prisoner” singer will perform before the Super Bowl at the TikTok tailgate on Sunday (February 7th).
TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:
- Nathan Lane (actor, The Birdcage, The Producers) (65)
- Isla Fisher (actress, Wedding Crashers, Nocturnal Animals, wife of comedian/Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen) (45)
- Sean Kingston (American reggae rapper) (31)