She is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, yet Grammy producers reportedly didn't want Grande to perform her new single, “7 Rings." With Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino also not expected to perform, Sunday's ceremony will be short on star power. "It is mystifying that the Grammys wouldn’t let her do literally whatever she wants, especially given that what she wanted to do was perform the no. 1 song in the country," says Rob Harvilla. He adds: "The Grammys have no feel for rap, R&B, and upper-echelon pop, and consequently have been bleeding credibility and goodwill for years. It is genuinely impressive that this situation keeps getting worse...This was supposed to be the year the Grammys figured it out, or at least radically shook things up in a tacit acknowledgment that they still don’t have it figured out. Instead, prepare yourself for, like, five separate Sting duets with random, ridiculous people, all punctuated by an Album of the Year victory for Post Malone. It’s music’s biggest night, after all. It is also, reliably, the dumbest." ALSO: Music exec say Grammys made a "big mistake" losing Grande.
“It will be an hour — two episodes that will connect,” says co-creator Chuck Lorre. “It will be two separate episodes.” CBS has yet to announce a series finale date.
The One Tree Hill alum will recur on Season 3 as Edgar Evernever, the enigmatic leader of the cult-like Farm.
As reported earlier this week, Akerman entered network pilot season, but she'll stay on Billions on a recurring basis should the Showtime series be renewed for another season. On Prism, Akerman will play a “brilliantly passionate” public defender who is "equal parts ruthless and empathetic" on a legal drama that is "a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different key person involved."
Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi also saw streaming bumps from the Super Bowl halftime show. But none as big SpongeBob. "Sweet Victory's" streams jumped to 310,000 on Sunday and Monday combined, compared to 46,000 on the two previous days. Maroon 5, meanwhile, saw its streams jump 35.3% based on the music played at halftime. Scott's "Sicko" climbed just 1%, while Big Boi's “The Way You Move” saw a 74% streaming gain.
Tracee Ellis Ross will direct the Oscar-winning actress on the Feb. 26 episode titled "Black History Month," which involves Papa Johnson giving a black history presentation at a school assembly.
"We had a jet ski crash and Michelle gashed open her leg and I gashed open my hand," Philipps said on Busy Tonight.
Yellowstone Live will return in June after last year's event garnered 13 million viewers. New show America will use high-end cameras to capture a new portrait of the United States. Planet of the Whales will document the planet's largest mammals. And Photo Ark will follow National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore’s attempt to photograph and save rare species.
Anheuser-Busch acknowledges that the sexist audition described in a first-person December Vice essay titled “My Bikini Audition From Hell Shows How Little Hollywood Has Changed" was for its seltzer brand. The commercial that ended up running, featuring mythical mermaid founders pitching the brand to sharks under water, didn't show women wearing bikinis. As a result of the essay, the production company behind the ad said it would no longer work for the casting firm responsible for the audition.
Julian Fellowes is reteaming with Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films for a six-part adaptation of his 2016 novel set in the upper echelons of London society in the 19th century. "Belgravia is everything we could ask for — great storytelling, incredible production value and top-notch auspices," says Epix president Michael Wright.
About 267,000 streaming users dropped DirecTV Now in the fourth quarter, joining 403,000 subscribers of the traditional DirecTV service. "In the wake of a price increase in July, the growth of their DirecTV Now subscriber base slowed sharply. In the fourth quarter, it collapsed," says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett. "Nobody expected this."
"I watched about three episodes of Doctor Who and just kind of chilled out," the former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor told Buzzfeed's AM to DM show. Abrams explains that she's been catching up since a New Year's Day marathon. "I started watching the new iteration of Doctor Who probably about a year ago, so I’ve watched the last season of Peter Capaldi and all of the new," she said.
The Elle editor-in-chief wrote an essay for her magazine revealing she was at high risk for breast cancer.
The Late Night host has gone viral after participating in a YouTube channel's spicy wing challenge.
The superhero outcasts will make their debut Feb 15th on the DC Universe streaming service.