Make room for Denzel Washington in the three-timer club and Emma Stone on the podium: our awards expert tells you where to put your money
Damien Chazelles heartbroken contemporary musical is unbeatable, with a record-equalling 14 nominations, a global box-office haul of more than 270m and a trophy cabinet already stacked with key precursor awards, from the New York Critics Circle to the Producers Guild of America to its whopping haul at the Golden Globes. The only question is how emphatically its going to sweep the Oscars. La La Land is so far in the lead, its hard to tell whats even running second. Moonlight was shaping up as a spoiler, but has lost momentum to uplifting crowdpleaser Hidden Figures, the surprise victor at the Screen Actors Guild awards. Continue reading...
We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history, said the hip-hop star, who will be inducted in June alongside Berry Gordy, Max Martin and others
Jay Z has expressed his delight at becoming the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, saying: This is a win for us. I remember when rap was said to be a fad. We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history.
Jay Zs induction, which will take place at a ceremony in June in New York, was announced on US TV on Wednesday by Nile Rodgers of Chic. Rodgers suggested that it had taken so long to induct Jay Z because, even though hes had more pop albums than anyone else he did it through rap. Continue reading...
Singer let Chick-fil-A use Starships hit Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now so she could give the proceeds to civil rights organisation supporting LGBTQ people
Former Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship singer Grace Slick has revealed that she allowed a fast food chain to use her music in an advertisement, specifically so she could use her payment to fund causes to which the chains management is opposed.
Writing in Forbes, Slick said her first reaction when asked if Chick-fil-A could use Starships 1987 hit Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now was Fuck, no! She explained that the Georgia-based companys owners have a Christian philanthropic foundation, WinShape, that opposes same-sex marriage, and that its CEO, Dan T Cathy, has critiqued gay-rights supporters who have the audacity to define marriage and said they are inviting Gods judgment upon the nation. Continue reading...