Grammys exec producer: Don’t miss the “amazing” opening number

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, airs live from New York’s Madison Square Garden Sunday night on CBS.  Grammy Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich [ERR-lick] advises that you plant yourself in front of your TV or computer as soon as the show starts, because you definitely won’t want to miss the show opener. “Let’s put it this way…two of the three artists that are involved in it have been on the show before, [but] it’s something […]

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First-time Grammy nominees Julia Michaels and Logic say recognition is “amazing” and “incredible”

Julia Michaels heads into Sunday night’s Grammys with two nominations: Best New Artist and Song of the Year for her hit “Issues.”  Julia, who first made her mark by writing hits for the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, is thrilled to finally be recognized as an artist in her own right. “It’s amazing,” she tells ABC Radio. “As a songwriter, you always hope that you’ll be recognized.  And then as an artist, to be acknowledged…as someone that […]

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Shawn Mendes, Hailee Steinfeld & Julia Michaels tapped to be advisors on The Voice

The stars who’ll be joining The Voice coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keysfor this upcoming season’s Battle Rounds have been announced. Team Kelly will welcome Hailee Steinfeld as an advisor, while Team Adam will have the help of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Julia Michaels.  Julia is also opening for Adam’s band Maroon 5 on their upcoming tour. As for Alicia Keys, she’ll welcome Shawn Mendes as her advisor, while Blake is getting help from country star Trace Adkins.  At 19, Shawn will be the youngest advisor in The Voice history. The […]

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Alicia Keys, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson & more officially announced as Grammy presenters

While fans may be upset that they’re not performing, at least we’ll get to see Alicia Keys, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards as presenters. The three have officially been announced as stars who’ll be handing out the golden gramophones at the ceremony, along with Tony Bennett, Dave Chappelle, Eve, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Katie Holmes,Trevor Noah, Sarah Silverman, Hailee Steinfeld, Donnie Wahlberg, Shemar Moore, and Jim Gaffigan. As previously reported, this year’s performance lineup includes U2, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus,Alessia Cara, Sting, U2, Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Kesha, “Despacito” singer Luis Fonsi, and country […]

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Maroon 5 recalls their first Grammy win, and beating the Best New Artist “curse”

In their career, Maroon 5 has won three Grammys, including their very first, Best New Artist, back in 2005. Over the years, there have been acts who’ve won that award who sank without a trace — like Starland Vocal Band — and others who went on to have long, successful careers — like The Beatles or Mariah Carey.   Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine says when they won the trophy, they decided to make it their business to join the latter category. “I mean, it […]

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Joey Fatone offers “proof” that there won’t be an ‘N SYNC reunion at Super Bowl

Sorry, ‘N SYNC fans: You can say “Bye Bye Bye” to your dreams of a reunion with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl this year. While many fans have speculated that JT might bring out his old band mates during his halftime show in Minneapolis on February 4, ‘N SYNC’s Joey Fatone insists that it’s not happening.  TMZ caught up with the singer, dancer and reality star in L.A. over the weekend, and he said the very fact that he was in California […]

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California Gurls: Katy Perry welcomes Minnie Mouse to Hollywood Walk of Fame

Not many people can say that they got honor someone they’ve admired since they were in diapers…literally.  Katy Perry, though, can now make that claim. Katy helped welcome Minnie Mouse to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, as the legendary mouse received her star, located in front of the El Capital Theater.  Shockingly, the honor came 40 years afterMickey Mouse received his, an oversight which Katy pointed out in her speech. Addressing the crowd, Katy described just how far back she and […]

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Styles, Harry Styles: Spectre film editor says 23-year-old singer could be Bond

Harry Styles‘ small role in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was well-received, but could the One Directionstar portray one of filmdom’s most iconic characters? As the U.K. paper The Daily Star reports, Lee Smith, who edited the James Bond movie Spectre as well asDunkirk, thinks Harry would make a great James Bond, even though he’s only 23. According to the paper, at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards, Smith said, “Harry could do it. If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? He has got it.” Harry seemingly […]

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How Phillip Phillips’ forced three-year hiatus from music kept his marriage strong: “We learned a lot about our relationship”

Phillip Phillips‘s new album, Collateral, is out now. For the past three years, the American Idol champ was tied up in a legal battle against Idol’s parent company, 19 Entertainment, and wasn’t allowed to release any music.  But there was silver lining: He says in a weird way, it helped his marriage. Phillip married his longtime girlfriend Hannah in October of 2015, while the suit was in progress, and at first, it was rough because he essentially had nothing to do.  “It was a […]

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Sam Smith has already planned his own funeral: “It’s gonna be fabulous”

Thinking about what your own funeral will be like is pretty morbid, but Sam Smith evidently wants to make sure that his will be quite the party.  He says he’s already planned it, and he promises, “It’s gonna be fabulous.” During Sam’s appearance on the Australian TV show The Project, one of the anchors joked that Sam’s music is so heartbreaking that if Sam died, and they played his own music at the funeral, it’d be the saddest thing ever.  […]

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