GRAMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED – (11/21/2019)
The nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced yesterday by president/CEO Deborah Dugan and Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. along with host Alicia Keys and Bebe Rexha.
Among the leading nominees are Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X. Other notable nominees include Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, Rosalía, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Tyler, the Creator, Big Thief, Thom Yorke, FKA Twigs, Brittany Howard, The 1975, Steve Lacy, and others.
Lizzo, Eilish, and Lil Nas X scored the most nominations, with all three notching nods for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist.
Lizzo led the pack, with eight nominations, including “Truth Hurts” for Record and Song of the Year, and Cuz I Love You for Album of the Year. Eilish, who garnered six nominations, was also nominated in those three categories: “Bad Guy” for Record and Song of the Year and When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? for Album of the Year. And Lil Nas X, also up for six awards, scored a Record of the Year look for his smash “Old Town Road” remix with Billy Ray Cyrus, while his debut EP 7 was nominated for Album of the Year.
Eilish is the youngest artist ever to be nominated in all four major categories (Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist).
The Grammys take place on January 26th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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MEGHAN TRAINOR GETS HER WISDOM TEETH REMOVED – (11/21/2019)
Meghan Trainor had to get her wisdom teeth removed – and the resulting videos are hysterical.
The 25-year-old singer took to Instagram to showcase her experience. “I was initially going to just take one wisdom tooth out,” she captioned the slideshow. “The dentist said they all had to go.” “Wasn’t emotionally or mentally prepared but sure got some great content 😩😭😂,” she added. “The second vid is me talking to my amazing manager @tommymbruce who literally has my whole heart haha thank u to the amazing dentist and my family for taking such good care of me💖.”
In one video for her manager Tommy Bruce, Meghan says, “I love you so much. I, like, can’t cry, because it hurts, but I love you so much.” The footage also features her husband Daryl Sabara.
Other videos are from her car ride home, in which she attempts to sing to her track “Workin’ On It” featuring Sasha Sloan and Lennon Stella. On her TikTok, Meghan also shared a clip of herself dancing to “Purple Hat” by Sofi Tukker, though she told fans via her Instagram Stories that she didn’t remember making it: “Guys, I don’t remember filming that TikTok at all. But I’m obsessed with that song, and Sofi Tukker did a duet and I’m freaking out! I love you, I love ‘Purple Hat!’”
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DID GOT SHOOT AN ALTERNATIVE ENDING? Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones, recently revealed that there’s another ending to the controversial finale of the hit HBO show floating around. In it, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) was named King of the (now) Six Kingdoms. The official ending showed Jon Snow (Kit Harington) returning to the Night’s Watch after he murdered Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) was named Queen in the North, while her younger brother Bran was named king. (People)
JON M. CHU RESPONDS TO BRENDA SONG: The Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is setting the record straight after Brenda Song claimed she was told she wasn’t “Asian enough” to audition for the film. Chu responded in a tweet, writing: “would these words ever come out of my mouth? Nope makes no sense. I feel horrible she thinks this is the reason. The fact is I love Brenda Song and am a fan. I didn’t need her to audition because I already knew who she was!” (ET)
REPORT: ‘JOKER’ SEQUEL IN THE WORKS – (11/21/2019)
Todd Phillips previously denied that he had any desire to make a sequel to his blockbuster Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he approached Warner Bros. with a much bigger idea.
Phillips reportedly approached Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich with the idea of developing a portfolio of DC characters’ origin stories. While Emmerich reportedly turned the proposal down, they did cede the rights to at least one other DC story.
And now that Joker has crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office, Phillips is in talks to direct a sequel, with him and Scott Silver set to write. Phoenix will reprise his role.
Joker is the fourth DC title to cross the $1 billion mark, after 2018’s Aquaman ($1.15 billion), 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises($1.08 billion) and 2008’s The Dark Knight ($1 billion), but it’s $60 million budget was much smaller than the others. Phillips, 48, will reportedly rake in about $100 million at the end of the day.
Phillips is reportedly considering doing origin stories on Darkseid or Lex Luthor.
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