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Jimmy Kimmel Tapped to Host the Oscars Again!

The ‘Best Picture’ Award might have been given to the wrong movie under his watch, but Jimmy Kimmel is getting another shot at hosting the Oscars!

Kimmel will host the 90th Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced.

“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl [Boone Isaacs], Dawn [Hudson] and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” Kimmel said.

The 90th Academy Awards will air on ABC on March 4, 2018.

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Shonda Rhimes Discusses Why She’s Ending ‘Scandal’

Fans have been upset at the news that ‘Scandal’ is ending after its seventh season, but now creator Shonda Rhimes has penned a message to fans, in her first Shondaland newsletter, to determine what led to the decision.

“I didn’t have to actually face it. The decision I made. This decision to end a thing I love. This decision to turn the lights out on a place I call home,” she writes. “I was glad I didn’t have to make it real by being there on that stage with my cast. Ending Scandal. This is a big huge roaring deal in my world. It’s scary to make a change.”

Rhimes asked her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers a question saying, “What if we don’t let Scandal go on forever?”

“It had begun to occur to us that — warning, warning: swagger alert — shows written by me don’t seem to… end. Every show I’ve created has gone more than 100 episodes. People keep watching. The network is happy. And that’s awesome,” she wrote. “But what happens if we let all the shows go on and on without end? What if we just hang on so long that people don’t say WHY are you ending, but WHEN? What if we don’t let anyone say WHEN?”

With Olivia Pope boasting about being the most powerful person in the world, on the Season 6 finale, there is no telling what will happen in the show’s final season.

Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has died from an apparent suicide. He was 52.

Cornell was found dead at the MGM Grand Hotelwith a band around his neck, while on tour in Detroit on May 17, 2017.

The singer was found by family friend who went to check on himafter Cornell’s wife asked him to check on him.

In 2001, Cornell joined Audioslave, and they released three albums. Sadly,
Audioslave disbanded in 2007. In 2010, Cornell and Soundgarden reunited and released the band’s sixth studio album, “King Animal” in 2012.

Cornell is survived by his wife and three children.

FOX Greenlights “A Christmas Story” Live!

“A Christmas Story” is the latest movie to get turned into a live musical version! FOX has announced that a musical version of the hit movie, will air in December 2017.

“‘A Christmas Story’ is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time – audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it – and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television,” said David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to live television event will be just as entertaining for viewers.”

Fans can expect to hear brand new songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

The live version is sure to do well, given that the 1983 movie airs every Christmas Eve for 24-hours straight on TBS.

No casting news has been announced for the live FOX version.

ABC To Produce Live Musical Television Version of ‘The Little Mermaid’

ABC is bringing Ariel to the small screen in musical form! The show, titled “The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live.”

The two-hour special event will focus on the 1989 animated feature film. The Disney film follows the mermaid Ariel who longs to be a part of the human world, so she gives up her voice for a chance to be among humans.

No cast members have been set for the live version.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live” will air Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The 2017 BET Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

The 2017 BET Awards nominees are here!

Beyonce may not have won a Grammy for ‘Album of the Year’ but the BET Awards is her chance at redemption, as she is nominated seven times. Rihanna, Chris Brown, Cardi B., Bruno Mars are just some of this year’s nominees.

The 2017 BET Awards airs live Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the complete list of nominees:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Migos
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé Ft. Kendrick Lamar — “Freedom”
Chance The Rapper Ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne — “No Problem”
Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher — “Party”
Dj Khaled Ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z — “Shining”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane — “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Future
Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A.

Video of the Year

Beyoncé — “Sorry”
Big Sean — “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom — Kehlani. “Crzy”
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia — Bruno Mars. “That’s What I Like”
Director X — Zayn Malik. “Like I Would”
Hype Williams — Tyga. “Gucci Snakes Ft. Desiigner”
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. — Beyoncé “Sorry”

Best New Artist

21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Khalid
Young M.A.

Album of the Year

24k Magic — Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only — J. Cole
A Seat at the Table — Solange
Coloring Book — Chance The Rapper
Lemonade — Beyoncé

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Cece Winans — “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia Ft. Tye Tribbett –” I Made It”
Kirk Franklin Ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs & Tamela Mann — “My World Needs You”
Lecrae — “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination) ”
Tamela Mann — “God Provides”

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monáe
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award

Ace Hunter
Caleb Mclaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

“Fences”
“Get Out”
“Hidden Figures”
“Moonlight”
“The Birth of a Nation”

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Gabby Douglas
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award

Cam Newton
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry

Centric Award

Fantasia — “Sleeping with the One I Love”
Kehlani — “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige — “Thick of It”
Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd — “All About Me”
Yuna — “Crush Ft. Usher”

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyoncé — “Sorry”
Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”
Drake — “Fake Love”
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane –” Black Beatles”
The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk — “Starboy”

Best International Act: Europe

Booba (France)
Mhd (France)
Craig David (UK)
Emeli Sandé (UK)
Giggs (UK)
Skepta (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Wiley (UK)

Best International Act: Africa

Aka (South Africa)
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Tekno (Nigeria)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

‘ Last Man Standing’ Cancelled After Six Seasons

ABC has cancelled Tim Allen’s long-running show, ‘Last Man Standing.’

Rumors of cancellation have plague the show for several seasons, but this time, it’s official. The show aired on Friday nights on the network, and was one of the few family shows you could catch on a Friday night. It was also the network’s second highest rated show.

The issue with this show, as opposed to ratings, appeared to be the series’ license fee. According to Deadline, “ABC is supposed to cover the cost of the show at this point in its run, and LMS is on the higher end for a multi-camera sitcom because of the marquee salary Allen commands, but 20th TV had agreed to license fee reductions in the past and reportedly were open to another one. This time, there was no negotiating or bargaining, with ABC simply deciding against another season.”

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