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2017 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Are Here!

For the first time ever the MTV Video Music Awards were announced  exclusively on Instagram Live today!

Kendrick Lamar snagged the most nods with eight nominations for his video “HUMBLE.” Katy Perry and The Weeknd each nabbed five nominations.  MTV also announced the combination of the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” to  just one category -“Artist of the Year.”

CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES BELOW:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records)
Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records)
Lorde (Republic Records)

BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)
Khalid (RCA Records)
Kodak Black (Atlantic Records)
SZA (TDE/RCA Records)
Young M.A (3D)
Julia Michaels (Republic Records)
Noah Cyrus (Records)

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (Atlantic Records)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records)
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Columbia Records)
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (Republic Records)

BEST POP
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records)
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records)
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records)
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records)

BEST HIP HOP
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)
Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam)
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC)
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment)
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One” (Epic Records/We The Best)

BEST DANCE

Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope)
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me” (Ultra/Interscope)
Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records)
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and Mø – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent)
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records)

BEST ROCK
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace” (Island)
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)
Green Day – “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)
Foo Fighters – “Run” (RCA Records)

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Def Jam)

The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Atlantic Records)

Big Sean – “Light” (Def Jam)

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam)

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”

John Legend – “Surefire” (Columbia Records)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham)
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) (Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) (Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (Mass Appeal Records LLC) (David Proctor)
Halsey – “Now or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol) (Kristof Brandl)

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records)  (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) (Aaron A)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael)

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce)
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA)
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)  (Dave Meyers)
Sia – “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead)

BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off” (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
Lorde – “Green Light” (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)

The 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air live on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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And the Winner is…Our Predictions for the 69th Emmy Awards

The 69th Emmy Awards ceremony is less than two months away and we have put together a shortlist of who we believe will bring home their very own prized statue for the most popular categories.

This year’s Emmy nominations were announced on Jul 13 and they were chock-filled with surprises. From Saturday Night Live‘s reemergence by snagging a whopping 22 nods to Lena Dunham being snubbed for the final season of Girls.

For Lead Actress in a Drama series, we are betting on Viola Davis (once again) for her role as Annalise Keating in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. Davis has proven time and time again that she is a versatile actor who isn’t afraid to be stripped of her make-up so she can fully dig into a role. Her win would be the perfect way to round out the year, having already won her first Oscar for the movie Fences in February.

Veteran Anthony Hopkins is the reason everyone loves Westworld, so it would a complete to shock to not see him take home the award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Though ageism runs rampant in the entertainment industry, Hopkins proves that an actor’s talent does not diminish as they get older. His portrayal of Dr. Robert Ford commands attention no matter who else is on the screen at the time.

This year’s nominees for Best Drama Series is a tough one to call, with shows such as House of Cards, This is Us and Better Call Saul, in the running, it is anyone’s guess. But even though the competition is stiff, we are giving our vote to Westworld. The freshman series has an exquisite cast of actors that kept the show entertaining week after week. We’d also like to make honorable mention to HULU‘s The Handmaid’s Tale, which was also nominated despite the criticism the show received for its subject matter.

For the Best Comedy Series category only two major network shows made the cut – Black-ish and Modern Family – with the remaining nominees coming from cable and Netflix. Though we’d love see Modern Family take home the Emmy, we firmly believe VEEP will take home the honor for the third year in a row.

We are ecstatic to see that year’s nominees for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series are diverse! Jeffery Tambor is nominated once again, after having won the past two years for his role in Transparent. Though a third time would be a charm for the actor, we foresee Aziz Ansari from Masters of None winning this year.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the woman to beat for the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. The actress has won the award five consecutive times for her work on VEEP. While it would great to see someone else win, Louis-Dreyfus’s comedic talent cannot be denied and another win would be well-deserved and historic.

It was a huge year for Saturday Night Live and given the attention the show received this past season, it would be a huge let down to not see the show pick up some statues. Notably, we are betting on the show taking home wins for Alec Baldwin (Best Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series), Leslie Jones (Best Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series), and Melissa McCarthy (Guest Actress in A Comedy Series) and Best Variety Series.

Check out our previous post for the full list of nominees.

The 69th annual Emmy Awards is slated to air September 17 on CBS. Late night funnyman Stephen Colbert will serve as host.

 

 

 

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Justin Bieber Cancels Remainder of His “Purpose” Tour

 

Justin Bieber fans are furious, as the singer has announced that he is officially cancelling the remainder of his Purpose tour.

This news comes just days after China banned the singer for “bad behavior”

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts,” the star’s rep says in a statement on Monday.

 “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across six continents during this run. However, after careful consideration, he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”

Purpose marked Canadian pop star’s third world tour. A specific reason for Beiber’s decision was not provided. TMZ reported Monday that a source said Bieber is “just over it.”

American Horror Story’s Season 7 Title is ‘CULT’

 

American Horror Story has unveiled a sneak peek into the upcoming seventh season of the series.

FX showcased a 52-second teaser for the, election-themed season at Comic-Con International in San Diego and judging by the video, there’s going to be lots of clowns and nightmare-related material.

Creator Ryan Murphy did mention that the new season will be set right after the 2016 election results.

The current cast of Season 7 includes Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Colton Haynes,  and Lena Dunham.

Check out the teaser below.

Linkin Park Cancels Remaining Tour Dates Following Chester Bennington’s Death

Linkin Park has officially announced that their tour has been cancelled.

This news comes as no shock, as the band just lost its frontman Chester Bennington to an apparent suicide.

“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” events company Live Nation said in a statement. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.”

Linkin Park’s latest tour has already hit South America and Europe. Their last show was held July 6 in Birmingham, England, and the North American leg was set to begin on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty

(Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York City has restyled its controversial new wax figure of Beyoncé. This comes just days after the museum was accused of whitewashing the songstress.

In a statement to EW on Friday, the museum said, “We love, respect, and enjoy a working relationship with Beyoncé. We have adjusted the styling and lighting of her figure, and she is on display at Madame Tussauds New York.”

The museum unveiled the statue of Beyonce earlier this week, was immediately met with backlash from onlookers on social media.

On Wednesday, Madame Tussauds spoke with The Wrap about the controversial figure, saying: “Our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately color match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted. … Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.”

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dead at 41

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has died from an apparent suicide. He was 41.

An employee found Bennington today (Jul. 20) hanging at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California, around 9 a.m. Today also happens to be late singer Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Bennington was close pals with Cornell and even sang at his funeral.

Bennington was the frontman of Linkin Park from 1999 up until his death. The band brought the world hits such as “Numb,” “Faint,” “Crawling,”  “In The End” and more.

He was also the lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.

Bennington leaves behind his wife  Talinda and six kids.

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