Houston’s Lizzo honors slain Uvalde teacher, others during acceptance speech at 2022 People’s Choice Awards
Houston’s Lizzo recently honored Eva Mires, a Uvalde teacher who was killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary, during her acceptance speech at the People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday night, KSAT News reports.
New this week: Will Smith, 'Pinocchio' and 'George & Tammy'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Will Smith’s comeback campaign in the Antoine Fuqua movie “Emancipation,” a documentary about Broadway star Idina Menzel, the video game “Dragon Quest Treasures” and a TV series exploring the tumultuous relationship between country music stars Tammy Wynette and George Jones.
New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an live posthumous album from Tom Petty, the criminal profile spinoff series “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” a documentary about the plucky Mars Rover Opportunity and a TV series that focuses on the backstage melodrama at the Chippendale’s male strip clubs.
New this week: 'Black Bird,' Lizzo and 'The Rehearsal'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Lizzo, the crime drama “Black Bird” from the mind of novelist Dennis Lehane, and a tearful roadtrip when a single father played by John Cho drives his teenage daughter across the country in “Don’t Make Me Go.”.
New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
‘Stay out of my body’: Lizzo slams Texas abortion, anti-trans policies during Q&A at SXSW Film Festival
During a Q&A on Sunday, Lizzo condemned Texas laws and policies that restrict access to abortion and target trans children and their families. The pop star, who spent her formative years in Houston, said the laws and policies unfairly target women and the LGBTQ community, NBC News reported via Variety.
Stevie Wonder to headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles
Stevie Wonder will headline Global Citizen Live’s star-studded 24-hour event in Los Angeles this month to help raise money and make a plea for increased COVID-19 vaccine doses along with bringing awareness toward climate change and poverty.
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. Further crowding the family trophy case is husband Jay-Z, whose songwriting on “Savage” earned him his 23rd Grammy on Sunday, and even their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who won best music video together with mom.
Beyoncé, Megan thee Stallion show out for Houston at the Grammys
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)HOUSTON – Beyoncé and Megan thee Stallion came to the Grammys to collect. Megan thee Stallion, a 26-year-old Houston rapper, received the first televised Grammy Sunday night for best new artist, the first female rapper to win the honor since Lauryn Hill in 1999. I want to say thank you for always being with me, being by my side. #GRAMMYs — Hugh McIntyre (@PopBangHugh) March 14, 2021this beyonce and megan thee stallion interaction 🥺🥺🥺pic.twitter.com/8MGiqxS81Q — christianˣ (@UNGODLYERA) March 15, 2021blue ivy winning a grammy is 100% what we all needed on this sunday afternoon — Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) March 14, 2021
Fashionable Grammys: Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles' boas
Doja Cat arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was on hand in person but earlier created an Instagram red carpet moment with his daughter since no kids were allowed at the Los Angeles show. “I actually created a step and repeat and a red carpet,” she told reporters during a virtual news conference before the show. AdDue to pandemic precautions, the “red carpet” was not the usual mass of cameras and TV crews. AdAll three wore Gucci.
Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020
Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), the home to Eilish, Lady Gaga and Lamar, has been named the No. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. Billboard announced Thursday that the label, which is also known as IGA, tops its year-end chart for the first time since 2013. IGA is also the top Billboard 200 label with 68 albums released during the tracking period, 25 of which hit the Top 10. Warner Music Group’s Atlantic Records was 2019’s top Billboard 200 label.
Out magazine names Lizzo, Monae, Maddow to its Out100 list
NEW YORK – Award-winning singers Lizzo and Janelle Monae, Apple CEO Tim Cook and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow have made Out magazine’s 2020 Out100 list. Honorees will be celebrated Saturday at the first 2020 Out100 Virtual Honoree Induction Ceremony, which will stream live at 8 p.m. EDT at Out.com/Out100Live. Others who made this year’s list include Donald Trump’s niece, the psychologist and author Mary Trump, former baseball player Billy Bean, teen rapper Kidd Kenn and actors Lili Reinhardt, Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Bennett and Dashaun Wesley. Several members of President-elect Joe Biden’s team made the Out100 list, including Jamal Brown, Reggie Greer and Karine Jean-Pierre. ___This story corrects the spelling of André Leon Talley.
Lizzo says she will ‘run naked’ on the streetsif Joe Biden wins the presidency
Houston’s Lizzo has who showed her support for former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris on social media. This week she posted a series of Tik-Tok videos -- including a few on Wednesday -- that shows her “having goosebumps for the results." “If Trump wins Pennsylvania, and tell me if I’m wrong...Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, that’s still not enough electoral votes to get to 270,” Lizzo said in her Tik-Tok video. In a later video on Wednesday, Lizzo urged fans to practice self-care and take a break from the news if needed. The U.S., including LIzzo, are still waiting on who gets to take the presidency, and as of Friday, there is no declared winner.
Houston star Lizzo to campaign for Biden-Harris in Detroit ahead of election day
HOUSTON – Houston native and artist Lizzo is taking a deeper dive into politics. She announced Friday her plan to travel to Detroit to campaign for former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris ahead of election day. Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is no stranger to speaking on this upcoming election on her social media platforms. On Friday, she will speak at a volunteer canvass and encourage attendees to vote early. She will then have a conversation with young people about the importance of early voting in Harper Woods, according to a release.
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend Garth Brooks." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
Houston’s Lizzo takes to Instagram to share heartfelt message post-debate
As many who watched the first presidential debate expressed lost hope on social media, Houston’s own Lizzo took to Instagram to share a message to lift up the younger generation that may feel powerless, given the circumstance. “All I want to do is inspire to register to vote, and to vote, and to know your power,” Lizzo said. “Whether we like the way they do politics or not, we can’t sit out,” Lizzo said. “This election is happening with or without you. And all I ask is for you to be present.”Listen to the full message here:
Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show
This image released by Savage X Fenty shows designer Rihanna on the set of The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video in Los Angeles. The lingerie fashion show, with musical performances, dancers and models, will drop Friday exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories. Its the lines second turn on the streaming platform. (Dennis Leupold/Savage X Fenty via AP)
Rihanna wants to cheer up a troubled world with fashion show
This image released by Savage X Fenty shows designer Rihanna on the set of The Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 Presented by Amazon Prime Video in Los Angeles. The lingerie fashion show, with musical performances, dancers and models, will drop Friday exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories. Rihanna has quickly made a name for the company, launching Savage X Fenty in 2018 with splashy, performance-based shows before large (very excited) live crowds. Savage X Fenty, Rihanna said, is “one of those spaces” where “inclusivity is part of the brand, always."
11 Houstonians and Texans who made it on TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people through the years
HOUSTON – This year’s list of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People came out and features several of the most prominent Texans we know and love. Here is a list of Houstonians and Texans who made it in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in recent years. Take a look:See the full 2020 list here. FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Megan Thee Stallion arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J.. J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans during pregame warm ups before the Houston Texans play the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
’First big Black woman’: Lizzo reacts to landing cover of Vogue magazine
Houston’s own Lizzo was featured on the cover of Vogue magazine, and she is excited to be representing Black women everywhere. “I am the first big Black woman on the cover of Vogue magazine,” Lizzo, who’s real name is Melissa Jefferson, said on Instagram. " Lizzo said it is about more than just representing body positivity. “I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” Lizzo told Vogue. Being fat is body positive.’ No, being fat is normal.
Houston’s own Lizzo gets 11 Billboard nominations
NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. Lil Nas X follows Malone with 13 nominations, while Billie Eilish and Khalid each scored 12 nods. Four of the five songs nominated for top gospel song are from West.
Megan Thee Stallion says she was shot, expects to recover
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Megan Thee Stallion arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J.. The rapper says she was shot multiple times, but expects to fully recover. The 25-year-old said in an Instagram post Wednesday that she had gunshot wounds from a crime committed against her Sunday with the intent to harm her and feels lucky to be alive. She did not say who shot her or why, and Los Angeles police had no immediate comment. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Megan Thee Stallion says she was shot, expects to recover
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Megan Thee Stallion arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J.. The rapper says she was shot multiple times, but expects to fully recover. The 25-year-old said in an Instagram post Wednesday that she had gunshot wounds from a crime committed against her Sunday with the intent to harm her and feels lucky to be alive. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday, but expects to fully recover. He had no comment on Pete's Instagram post, but said it has been pointed out to the detectives in the case, who are looking into it.
DaBaby, Roddy Ricch to help BET celebrate awards virtually
The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. Comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales will host the 2020 BET Awards, which will air on CBS for the first time. Drake is the leading nominee: Hes up for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion follow Drake with five nominations each.
Impatience grows for cops' arrests in Breonna Taylor's death
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOUISVILLE, Ky. The outcry has reverberated for weeks online and at demonstrations nationwide: Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor. Calls for action against the officers have gotten louder during a national reckoning over racism and police brutality following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. That has left people, from protesters to celebrities, wondering why justice is slow to come in Taylor's case. It's definitely taking too long, it's definitely frustrating, said Kirstia Drury, 32, who joined street protests in Louisville after Taylor's death. He's executive director of advocacy group Christopher 2X Game Changers and has often served as a conduit between the Black community and Louisville officials during conflicts.
GRAMMY Awards Rename 'Best Urban Contemporary Album' Category
The Recording Academy announced on Wednesday that they've voted to rename four categories ahead of the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The first of the categories to change is Best Urban Contemporary Album, an award that Lizzo won at this year's ceremony for her album, Cuz I Love You. The category will now be known as Best Progressive R&B Album in an effort to "appropriately categorize and describe this subgenre." The Latin Pop Album and Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album categories are also getting an update, and will now be known as Best Latin Pop or Urban Album and Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, respectively. Watch the video below to see some of the best moments from this year's GRAMMY Awards.
Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes and More Turn Over Their Instagrams to Black Leaders: Here's What They Said
Thankfully a number of high-profile stars are lending their Instagrams and platforms to amplify black voices, leaders and organization at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement. Selena Gomez previously announced that she would be highlighting influential leaders and giving them a chance to speak directly to all of her 179 million-plus fans. Selena GomezThe "Rare" singer kicked things off on Friday by introducing Alicia Garza, co-creator of Black Lives Matter and one of the founders of Black Futures Lab, an organization that works to make black communities powerful in politics. Celebrities have been banding together to donate, march and raise awareness for Black Lives Matter. RELATED CONTENT:Selena Gomez Will Have Black Leaders Take Over Her InstagramLittle Mixs Leigh-Anne Reads Emotional Letter About Facing RacismMeet the Artists Behind the Viral George Floyd Images and Graphics
Report: Lizzo, John Legend and other celebrities sign open letter supporting defunding police
Big name celebrities such as Houston native Lizzo, John Legend, the Weekend and others have signed an open letter to defund the police amid George Floyd protests that are taking place across the country. The open letter is urging local governments to decrease the budgets for police departments and instead, increase the budget for health care, education and other community programs, according to Rolling Stone. The letter was initiated by co-founder of Black Lives Matter and founding member for Movement 4 Black Lives, Patrisse Cullors. The open letter is tied to the deaths of unarmed black people who were killed such as Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade as well as others. “The COVID-19 deaths and the deaths caused by police terror are connected and consequential to each other,” the open letter states.
Amber Riley Leads Powerful Sing-Along to Beyonc's 'Freedom' During Black Lives Matter Protest
Amber Riley channeled her inner Beyonc at a protest in Los Angeles following the fatal arrest of George Floyd. Riley then encouraged the other peaceful protestors to join in the chorus, singing, "Freedom! Riley then took to Twitter, to encourage her fans to use their platforms to speak up and fight for justice. Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) June 3, 2020Dont rely on celebrities. pic.twitter.com/cmVWUMintV Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) June 3, 2020Meanwhile, on her own Instagram page, Lizzo got emotional while talking about finding hope amid the ongoing protests.
Lizzo tears up talking about finding hope amid ongoing protests
Lizzo is finding the good amid so much grief and hurt. "This is the most outrage I've seen as a country and that is starting to give me the first semblance of hope that I've had in a long time," Lizzo told her fans during an Instagram Live on Sunday. "I really do believe in the good in people and maybe that makes me naive, but I've seen Minneapolis rise up and do incredible things and this isn't the first time." The GRAMMY winner, who started her recording career in Minneapolis, teared up talking about the people of Minneapolis, who have been hit hard by police brutality and the ongoing protests. Lizzo also posted a message to her followers in a regular video, saying, "Protest is the beginning of progress, not the end of it.
Lizzo Wants You to 'Find Your Voice and Use It' With the Perfect Song About Voting
The singer made a catchy video on Tuesday to remind people that they should exercise their right to vote in the presidential primaries. Presidential primaries today," the captions in her video read, as the states holding elections were highlighted. Presidential primary elections are taking place around the nation Tuesday, amid the police brutality protests and the coronavirus pandemic. Stop believing that your vote and voice dont matter! Stop believing that your vote and voice dont matter!
Here’s how you can watch Lizzo and your favorite stars perform tonight during One World: Together At Home
The cancelation of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was crushing for Lizzo fans who were just days away from seeing the Houstonian in concert. In a change of plans, Lizzo’s next performance will take place in living rooms across the world as a part of One World: Together At Home. I’ll be joining @GlblCtzn and @WHO for the One World: #TogetherAtHome primetime broadcast to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the global fight to end #COVID19. Before the primetime broadcast, Global Citizen will host a digital stream with more performances beginning at 1 p.m. CT. The digital stream can be viewed on the Global Citizen website, Prime Video, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more.
18 interesting things to know about this year’s Houston Rodeo performers
RELATED: Here are some of the new features coming to Rodeo Houston 2020Here’s a list of facts Rodeo officials shared about the performers on the lineup:Midland’s Cameron Duddy collaborated with Bruno Mars for his “24K Magic” music video. The youngest Houston Rodeo solo entertainer Khalid is 22-years-old and the oldest Houston Rodeo solo entertainer is Willie Nelson, 86. Houston Rodeo “Go Tejano Day” performer, Ramon Ayala, began playing the accordion at just six years old. Luke Bryan is signed on as a judge for the 2020 season of the reality singing competition “American Idol.”Did you know most of these? Test your knowledge about all the music entertainers at this year’s rodeo and learn more about them in our rodeo quiz.
Check out the celebrities flocking to Miami ahead of the Super Bowl
Super Bowl Radio Row isn’t just for the jocks! Here’s a look at some of the celebrities we saw on Radio Row and around Miami. MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 31: SiriusXM host Kevin Hart speaks onstage during day 3 of SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIV on January 31, 2020 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 31: SiriusXM host Pitbull attends day 3 of SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIV on January 31, 2020 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 31: Rapper MC Hammer speaks onstage during day 3 of SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIV on January 31, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
Who will win big on Grammy night? Vote for your favorites now
Music’s biggest night is just around the corner, and fans everywhere are putting their bets on who will win the top prizes at this year’s Grammy awards. It wasn’t a commercial success, but neither was last year’s winner, Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour.” Look for Vampire Weekend or Ariana Grande spoil Del Rey’s chances of winning. Taylor Swift was shut out of the bigger categories besides song of the year, so this could be her once chance to win a Grammy for the night. If the Grammy isn’t going to Beyoncé, chances are it’s going to Ariana Grande or Lizzo. Make sure you vote in the polls and let us know your thoughts on this year’s Grammy awards in the comments below.
These celebrities are donating money to the Australian bushfires
The bushfires in Australia are still ravaging parts of the country and are wreacking havoc on small communities and rural towns. The damage has been devastating and news of the bushfires has spread overseas with many activists and celebrities sharing photos of the devastation on social media. There are many different places where you can donate money to help with relief, and many celebrities have shared donation links and even donated themselves. I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. Another Australian actor, Russell Crowe, who is in Australia right now, posted that he donated $105,000 to firefighters.
’Don’t stop.. we need you:’ Houston’s Lizzo shares inspirational tweet
On the left was when I worked for liberty taxes, as a sign spinner... on the right is my @nbcsnl debut. Lizzo reminded her 1.4 million Twitter followers: “Don’t stop... we need you. Your time is coming.”Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also congratulated the Houston-raised star Lizzo on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/nuFjCTWfGs — Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) December 22, 2019Turner extended an invitation to Lizzo to be recognized by the city in January. No one knows where I’m from 🤦🏾♀️ smh — Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 23, 2019WATCH: Lizzo performs “Truth Hurts” on Saturday Night Live.