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Alicia Keys To Host the 2019 Grammy Awards

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Alicia Keys has been tapped to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards,

Keys shared the news with an Instagram Story video that contained a behind-the-scenes look into how this opportunity came to pass. The video, which is now gone, opened with when Keys received the phone call offering her the gig. The video also shows Keys sharing the news with husband, Swizz Beats, and her two kids.

The video wraps up with Keys detailing her excitement about accepting the position. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”

Keys isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year, but she’s no novice to winning. To-date, she has won 15 Grammys. She won her last Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire, in 2014

Set your reminders now, as the Grammys will air live on CBS February 10th at 8 p.m. ET.

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Our 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: And The Nominees Are…

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It’s award season again and all of Hollywood elite is on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the 2019 Oscar nominees. From actors who transformed themselves for biopics to crime fighters to magical nannies who fly over houses.  This year’s nominees may be eerily similar to this year’s Golden Globe nods, but we can never pass up an opportunity to give our take on who we’d like to see nab a trophy.  

In the ‘Best Motion Picture’ category we foresee at least eight films being nominated this year.   Our picks include: “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Green Book,” “BlacKkKlansman,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Vice,” and “A Star Is Born.” Our money is on the critically acclaimed “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which has received rave reviews and support from theater goers and critics. 

This year’s “Best Actor in a Motion Picture” category will likely feature a mix of actors who took on real-life portrayals and actors who poured their heart into innovative roles.  Our picks are: Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Christian Bale (“Vice”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), and John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”).  The Academy could put a twist on things and nominate Robert Redford for his outstanding role in “The Old Man & the Gun,” but our guess is that they’ll nominate John C. Reilly for his uncanny portrayal of Oliver Hardy in “Stan & Ollie” instead. 

This year’s “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” category will be a nail-biter.  Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) have both been receiving praise and awards for their respective roles.  The duo even tied for the “Best Actress” trophy at the Critics’ Choice Awards, so it would come as no surprise if the Academy opted to give the statue to both ladies – an occurrence that hasn’t happened since both Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand took home the trophy 50 years ago. Rounding out the rest of our picks for this category include Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”). 

For the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” category there’s no need to list all of our choices, as there is only one woman who we have our money on; it’s none other than Regina King for her phenomenal performance in  “If Beale Street Could Talk.”  King has been a standout actress from the first time she appeared on the screen in the hit 1980s series, “227.” She emerges herself into every role she takes on and she did the same here. 

The Best Actor in a Supporting Role” category will have some familiar winners this year.  Mahershala Ali who won for “Best Actor” in 2016 for “Moonlight” is a big contender for his work in the movie “Green Book.”  He already won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for the film, so he seems to be the likely winner here.  Another familiar face we know we’ll see on the roster this year is Sam Rockwell. The actor won this award in 2018 for the film,  “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Rockwell’s performance in “Vice” has created a lot of buzz this season, but sadly we don’t see a repeat win here. Some other notable favorites of ours for this category include Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”). 

For “Best Animated Film,” the Academy will give nods to “The Incredibles 2,” “Small Foot,” “The Grinch,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Hotel Transylvania.”  We are fully backing a win for “The Incredibles 2” in this category!

We are also giving honorable mention to the song “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born.”  There is no doubt that the track will take home “Song of the Year.” Both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were a match made in heaven to collaborate on singing the song. 

With the Oscars not having a host this year, viewers can look forward to seeing some of their favs that took home awards at the Golden Globes,  do the exact same thing here. Repetition can be annoying in everyday life, but when you’re an actor, it’s a great thing.

Don’t forget to see who takes home a coveted statue, when the 2019 Oscars airs on Sunday, February 24 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

New Channel Devoted to 90s Cartoons in the Works

 

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Nickelodeon is bringing the 90s back to life.

The network has announced that their new channel, The Splat, will run episodes of Nick cartoons from the 1990s.  Some of these cartoons include: RugratsAaahh!!! Real Monsters, Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, Rocket Power, CatDog, and The Wild Thornberries.

The channel’s official launch date has yet to be unveiled. However, 90s babies (or just cartoon fans as a whole) are anxiously awaiting its arrival.

Chace Crawford Arrested for marijuana

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Seems like Gossip Girl star Chase Crawford has become the victim of  gossip himself.  According to TMZ,  Crawford was arrested in Plano, Texas for marijuana possession a couple of nights ago.

Crawford was  said to be  in  a car with a friend when the cops found  the unlit joint.

The actor had just under 2 ounces of pot on his person. He was charged with a misdemeanor and was released from jail on a bond.

Source: TMZ

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Brandy and Ray J cover JET Magazine

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Brandy and Ray J’s new show, Family Business premieres on VH1 on Sunday, April 11. The brother and sister can also be seen in the April 19/26 issue of  JET Magazine. It’s great to see a brother and sister doing positive things together. In this issue, the duo discuss their sibling rivalry and their new show.

My two cents: Why aren’t they both sitting down or standing up? The pose just looks a little off. And who is Brandy’s hairstylist? There’s nothing wrong with wearing a wig, but if it looks like a wig, then what’s the sense  in it?

Tons of Red Carpet pictures from the 41st NAACP Image Awards

Check out tons of pictures of some of Hollywood’s elite as they arrived on the red carpet for the 41st NAACP Image Awards. The ceremony was held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Sherri Shepherd, Keri Hilson, Eva Marcille, Kristinia De Barge, Lenny Kravitz, Essence Atkins, Bryton MClure, KeKe Palmer, Mya, Morgan Freeman, Sandra Bullock and Selena Gomez were just some of the celebrities that attended the event.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and the movie Precious were the big winners of the night!

Visit AceShowBiz for the full list of winners.  Pictures courtesy of GETTY Images!

Rihanna’s performance of “Rude Boy” on Ellen

Rihanna appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, Monday, Feb. 15. The singer performed her new hot song “Rude Boy” and even though I’m not a huge fan of the song, this was a great performance by RiRi.

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