Today’s Grammys at Staples Centre to become tribute to Kobe Bryant

The 62nd annual music awards show is a matter of hours away following months of planning, but the death of the 41-year-old Los Angeles Lakers legend is expected to dominate the ceremony at the last minute. Early reports indicate pop singer Alicia Keys, who had planned a song mashup to kick off the show, will now open with a tribute to Bryant, according to E News. Alicia Keys is going to kick off the #Grammys broadcast with a Kobe Bryant tribute, the E crew is saying … — Laurie Brookins…

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Grammys 2020: Best and worst-dressed on the red carpet

Last week, the organisation’s axed CEO Deborah Dugan made a slew of damaging allegations about the music awards, suggesting they are corrupt. The question now is whether anyone will refute or even reference Dugan’s allegations during today’s ceremony. You can watch all the Grammys action in Australia on Foxtel: E! has live coverage from the red carpet from 10am today, while the ceremony airs live on Arena from midday. Grammys 2020: Full list of nominations Most jaw-dropping Grammys outfits ever Before that, though, the red carpet. Country singer Ashley McBryde’s…

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Channing Tatum blasts fan for dissing his girlfriend, Jessie J

The social media feud kicked off when Tatum posted a photo on the weekend of Jessie planting a kiss on his cheek – making the couple’s reunion Instagram-official. But not everyone was happy for the recently reconciled pair. “Jenna looks better with you,” Instagram user alexisak184 wrote, referring to Tatum’s ex-wife Jenna Dewan. Channing Tatum and Jessie J are back on.Source:Instagram Tatum, who has since made the comments on the post private, quickly jumped to his lady’s defence. “Hey Alex I don’t usually address sh*t like this. But you seem…

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New doco exposes dark secrets about ‘Ren and Stimpy Show’

But behind the scenes, the staff of Nickelodeon’s The Ren & Stimpy Show were feeling anything but “Happy Happy Joy Joy”. A new documentary called Happy Happy Joy Joy – The Ren & Stimpy Story, which premiered on Saturday at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, reveals the culture of anger and fear at the now-defunct Spumco studios, led by the show’s fiery genius and scandal-plagued creator John Kricfalusi. “He had this sort of rock-star status,” an animator says of Kricfalusi in the fascinating, if occasionally longwinded, doc. Adds another: “The…

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Senior royals are secretly planning to Harry and Meghan’s return

Sources close to the family claimed Prince Charles and Prince William had “reached out” to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to say the couple could return to the UK without having to resume their official royal duties, The Sun reports. According to the Sunday Times, courtiers fear the pressure of the media on Vancouver Island will have a negative impact on the couple. A source close to the Royal Family, said: “The palace are very worried about the Sussexes, because they are vulnerable outside the embrace of the family.…

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Cameron Diaz was a massive star when she suddenly ‘retired’

In 2014 alone, she was on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Self, Marie Claire and Esquire. She starred in Sex Tape and The Other Woman, as well as a remake of Annie, which together grossed more than $650 million worldwide. She hosted Saturday Night Live for the fourth time. And then she all but disappeared. No more movies or TV. Only the rarest of appearances (showing up last year for pal Lucy Liu’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony) and interviews — including one in 2018, when she told…

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Epstein madam ‘regular palace visitor’

Maxwell even enjoyed intimate picnics in view of the Queen’s bedroom window, according to Paul Page, a former royal protection officer, The Sun reports. Ghislaine Maxwell in 2014. Picture: GettySource:AFP Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has claimed he was “not that close” to Maxwell, who has been missing for more than six months. But Mr Page – who worked with Prince Andrew between 1998 and 2004 – has hit back at the Duke’s claims, saying Maxwell was a close friend who had regular secretive visits to the palace. “The…

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Cuddlepie and the Culture Wars

Despite overwhelming disasters, we have once again shown that as a community we will rally to come together, to provide help where it’s needed, no matter the personal cost. Kimberley Allsopp of HarperCollins Australia. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied As a country, we can also reflect on things that we shouldn’t be proud of. And that’s what this weekend is about: thinking about and acting on all these things, so that we can grow and become an even stronger nation, together. Books are a great instigator of reflection, whether it be on the…

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Grammys 2020: Best and worst red carpet looks ever

From Madonna’s near-nude numbers to Lady Gaga’s outlandish statements, music’s night of nights is one of the most entertaining fashion events on the annual calendar. The Grammys will air in Australia on Foxtel from midday (AEDT) on Monday, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift among the nominees. Before that gets underway, here are the wonderful, and wonderfully weird, looks over the years. One of the best looks of all time has to be Rihanna in 2013. This sweeping red gown is absolutely divine. It was different to…

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The decision that could see Harry and Meghan exiled

The Queen loves Coronation Street. It is a well-known fact. So much so that when President George Bush’s State visit to the UK in 2003 meant she couldn’t catch up on the long-running soap, one of Her Majesty’s thoughtful subjects taped the episode on VHS and then posted it to the Queen – who promptly penned her a letter of thanks. All of which makes sense – after a hard day of being the titular head of the armed forces and a church, not to mention officially being in charge…

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