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.
Laurie Metcalf is slated to star in a comedy pilot for CBS.
She will star opposite Joey McIntyre and Jack McGee.
The show, titled The McCarthys, centers around a sports-crazed Boston family and the gay son who has no desire to spend time with his family. Metcalf will play the matriarch, Marjorie McCarthy.
The 30-minute show, from Sony TV and Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment. is being shot as a multi-camera comedy.
Metcalf already has a recurring role as Sheldon Cooper’s (Jim Parsons) mother on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.
Angela Lansbury isn’t giving the Murder, She Wrote remake her stamp of approval.
Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that a remake of the show was being developed, with Octavia Spencer taking on the lead role. Lansbury, a veteran actress, spent 12 seasons playing the witty detective, Jessica Fletcher on the CBS show.
“I suddenly became a worldwide-known character as Jessica Fletcher and really built an enormous audience, which I have to this day,” the 88-year-old said in a weekend telephone interview from her New York home. “That was the thing that really made me a star in the minds of everybody.”
Lansbury made the role what it was and what it will always be -iconic. She earned 12 consecutive Emmy nominations for her work on the show and worldwide fame. Given this, Lansbury is a little uneasy about remaking the show.
“I think it’s a mistake to call it Murder, She Wrote, Lansbury said, “because Murder, She Wrote will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person …
“So I’m sorry that they have to use the title Murder, She Wrote, even though they have access to it and it’s their right.”
Lansbury is a fan of Spencer’s work, but not for this role in particular.
“I saw her in The Help and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress,” Lansbury said. “So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in ‘Murder, She Wrote.'”
NBC is planning to reboot the classic television series, Murder She Wrote.
The revival will have a different direction thanks to writer Alexandra Cunningham and producer David Janollari. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is said to be attached as the show’s star; in the role of an astute amateur detective.
So far, the hour-long project, which has received a put pilot commitment, is a revamped version of the original series starring Angela Lansbury. Sources have described it as a light, contemporary procedural in the vein of Bones or Fargo, it follows a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth (Spencer) who self-publishes her first mystery novel.
CBS’ Unforgettable won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
The drama series has been picked up for a third season and will return in summer 2014.
CBS has ordered 13 episodes of the Sony TV-produced show starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery.
The show was cancelled in 2012 and then picked up again, and has been doing relatively well ever since its resurrection. Unforgettable averaged about 8.2 million viewers, airing in the Sunday 9 PM hour.
Move over Beyonce, Pantene has a new famous face behind its brand!
Queen Latifah has been named the new face of Pantene’s Truly Relaxed and Truly Natural Collection.
Apparently, this is an opportunity that the actress-singer has been waiting for. She says, “I’ve wanted to work with them for a long time. When they first approached me, I thought, ‘Finally!’”
She goes on to reveal to PEOPLE just why she wanted to work with Pantene. “Having black hair is unique,” she explains, “in that black women change up styles a lot. You can walk down one street block in New York City and see 10 different hairstyles that black women are wearing: straight curls, short cuts, braids — we really run the gamut. That means we have to have the products that really work for all of our various looks, and Pantene is so versatile.”
Latifah, whose talk show begins on Sept. 9, is excited to rock her hair more natural. “I’m really looking forward to wearing it natural more often. It’s just fun,” she told us.
And the nominees are…
Neil Patrick Harris, who will also serve as host in the fall, presented the nominations with Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul early this morning.
Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, 30 rock, Scandal, and Glee are received nominations n various categories.
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs live on CBS September 22 from the Nokia Theater in LA, California. Check out the list of nominees below.
Outstanding Comedy Series
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development” (Netflix)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern, “Enlightened” (HBO)
Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO)
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Adam Driver, “Girls” (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Max Greenfield, “New Girl” (FOX)
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series?
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” (HBO)
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Jane Lynch, “Glee” (FOX)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie C.K., “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Will Forte, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Nathan Lane, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Justin Timberlake, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee” (FOX)
Melissa Leo, “Louie” (FX)
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Molly Shannon, “Enlightened” (HBO)
Elaine Stritch, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Kristin Wiig, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Damian Lewis, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, “Nashville” (ABC)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel” (A&E)
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men” (HBO)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Morena Baccarin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dan Bucatinsky, “Scandal” (ABC)
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Rupert Friend, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Harry Hamlin, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Nathan Lane, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Robert Morse, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Linda Cardellini, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Joan Cusack, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Margo Martindale, “The Americans” (FX)
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
“Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
“The Bible” (HISTORY)
“Parade’s End” (HBO)
“Phil Spector” (HBO)
“Top of the Lake” (Sundance)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End” (HBO)
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
Toby Jones, “The Girl” (HBO)
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector” (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter” (Showtime)
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector” (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake” (Sundance)
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals” (USA)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Scott Bakula, “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
John Benjamin Hickey, “The Big C: Hereafter” (Showtime)
Peter Mullan, “Top of the Lake” (Sundance)
Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals” (USA)
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Charlotte Rampling, “Restless” (Sundance)
Imelda Staunton, “The Girl” (HBO)
Alfre Woodard, “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
VARIETY and REALITY
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show with John Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Outstanding Reality Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)
Outstanding Host For a Reality Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste” (ABC)
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway” (Lifetime)
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol” (FOX)
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (NBC)