ALICIA KEYS RETURNING AS HOST OF GRAMMYS 2020: Alicia Keys is going to be hosting the 2020 Grammys. The 38-year-old entertainer will be returning to host the music awards show for the second year in a row. “At first, I did think last year was a one-time thing, but when the opportunity came back around, there was no question about returning as host,” Alicia said. “Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music.” The nominations for the upcoming awards show will be announced on November 20th. The 2020 Grammys will take place on January 26th and will broadcast live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
DEMI LOVATO, BOYFRIEND AUSTIN WILSON GO INSTAGRAM OFFICIAL – (11/14/2019)
Demi Lovato and her boyfriend, Austin Wilson, have made their relationship Instagram official.
The 27-year-old singer and 25-year-old model confirmed dating rumors by sharing photos together on Instagram. Lovato posted a black-and-white mirror selfie that shows Wilson putting his arm around her and kissing her on the cheek. “My [heart],” she captioned the post.
Wilson also shared a mirror selfie that shows him putting his arms around Lovato. “My love,” he wrote.
Wilson was friends with Lovato’s friend Thomas Trussell III, who died in October after a battle with addiction. He is Lovato’s first official boyfriend since she was hospitalized for a drug overdose in July 2018. Lovato reflected on her personal struggles and her newfound self-love at the Teen Vogue summit last week.
“I love the person that I am today,” the star said. “What I see in the mirror [is] someone that’s overcome a lot,” she added. “I’ve been through a lot and I genuinely see a fighter. I don’t see a championship winner in there, but I see a fighter and someone who is going to continue to fight no matter [what] challenges are thrown their way.”
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DISNEY+ APP DOWNLOADED 3.2M TIMES: The Disney+ app was downloaded 3.2 million times, in the first 24 hours after its November 12th launch, according to Apptopia. In comparison, Netflix’s app was downloaded 662,000 times globally.
JONAH HAUER-KING SNAGGED TO STAR IN THE LITTLE MERMAID: Jonah Hauer-King has landed the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of the Disney classic The Little Mermaid. Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula and Javier Bardem as King Triton. Jacob Tremblay, meanwhile, will voice Flounder, while Awkwafina will voice Scuttle and Daveed Diggs will voice Sebastian. Rob Marshall has signed on to direct.
JAY-Z REPORTEDLY HAD ‘SOME INFLUENCE’ IN COLIN KAEPERNICK’S NFL WORKOUT – (11/14/2019)
JAY-Z might have had a hand in Colin Kaepernick reuniting with the NFL. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport revealed that JAY had some influence in the former 49ers quarterback working out with the NFL this weekend.
While breaking down Kaepernick’s upcoming workout, Rapoport said, “Two notes: 1. Jay-Z, a partner with the NFL on social justice, had some influence here. 2. This is not part of Kaepernick’s settlement, nor did he ask for this in his settlement.”
He also said, “I am also told that JAY-Z—who has been working with the NFL on some social justice initiatives—was involved in this and pushed this idea to some extent.”
Meanwhile, Kaeperick tweeted about the workout, “I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.”
JAY-Z announced his music and social justice partnership with the NFL in August.
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