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Grammys: Common, John Legend to Sing ‘Glory’; LL Returns as Host

*The Recording Academy announced today that LL Cool J will host the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, marking the “NCIS: LA” star’s fourth consecutive stint as host of the music awards show, including his memorable 2012 debut just hours after the tragic death of Whitney Houston. Also, Common and John Legend will perform their Golden Globe-winning, […]

John Legend, Idina Menzel to Sing Before the Super Bowl

*The NFL announced Friday that John Legend will perform “America the Beautiful” before the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. “Frozen” star Idina Menzel will belt the national anthem before the big game, which will air on NBC. Menzel has had a top-notch year, thanks to the […]

Sharpton Notes Parallel of Ferguson & Oscars ‘Appalling’ Lack of Diversity

*Thursday’s announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations hit a sour note for many people as social media exploded with reaction to the notable absence of people of color. Among those voicing their disappointment was the Rev. Al Sharpton, who issued his thoughts on the situation in a statement. “The lack of diversity in Thursday’s Oscar […]

Common, John Legend on Their Road to the Golden Globe

*After winning a Golden Globe for their song “Glory,” from the soundtrack to “Selma,” Common and John Legend stepped backstage to talk about the road to their names being announced as winners. “I hoped for it. I wanted it. I prayed for it, but, you know you never know what could happen,” Common told reporters moments after coming […]

Allison Janney’s Reaction to Prince at Golden Globes Goes Viral (Watch)

*Allison Janney perhaps summed up the collective reaction to Prince’s surprise appearance at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, when he sauntered on stage with his pimp stick to present the best original song. Allison Janney: massive Prince fan. — Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 12, 2015 His Royal Badness was decked in a shiny […]