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Nominated For 2018 Oscars

Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, joined by Academy President John Bailey, announced the 90th Academy Awards® nominations on January 23rd live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.

Haddish and Serkis announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:22 a.m. PT, with pre-taped category introductions by Academy members Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson and Michelle Yeoh. Haddish and Serkis announced the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT.

The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. Read more

Neil Diamond Retires

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis but will allow Mr. Diamond to continue his writing, recording and development of new projects.

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” said Neil Diamond. ”My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows. I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.

My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.Read more

Al Jarreau Passed Away

Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau the incredible singer, musician and music writer passed away at 76. Al Jarreau who is best known as a jazz singer, achieved incredible heights by superseding the genres: he won 7 Grammy Awards in the jazz, pop and R&B categories, respectively. The quality that set him apart from other artists was his unique ability to use his voice like a musical instrument.

Born into a family that valued education, Jarreau graduated college with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He continued learning during the day – he’s earned a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa – while spending evenings doing what he loved: singing jazz. Read more

Ariana Grande Honors Manchester

Ariana Grande’s benefit concert “One Love Manchester” took place in Manchester on the day following terrorist attack on the London Bridge and Borough Market in London. Grande was joined by pop’s greatest stars: Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Usher, Take That, Pharrell Williams and Niall Horan. 50,000 fans attended the “One Love Manchester” benefit concert which was also streamed live.

The goal of the concert was to raise money for “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” created by the Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross in support of victims and survivors of the May 22nd terrorist bombing. According to reports, the concert raised over 3 million dollars to help those affected by the terrorist attack in Manchester cope with the aftermath of the tragedy. Read more

Hollywood News

Congrats To The Clooneys

Congrats To The Clooneys

On June the 6th (Tuesday) George Clooney (movie and TV star) and his beautiful wife Amal (international law and human rights attorney) welcomed twins. The babies were born without complications and are healthy. The celebrity parents have a baby son and a baby daughter and named them Alexander and Ella,[...]
2017 Oscars Memorable Moments

2017 Oscars Memorable Moments

The 89th Oscars® took place at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The Academy Awards, the greatest annual film industry’s event, are an extravaganza of entertainment, celebrities, fashion and social trends every year. The Oscars are always perfectly organized and flawless. This year, was a[...]
Hollywood Who Is Who To Present 2017 Oscars

Hollywood Who Is Who To Present 2017 Oscars

JENNIFER ANISTON, JASON BATEMAN, WARREN BEATTY, SOFIA BOUTELLA, MATT DAMON, FAYE DUNAWAY, MICHAEL J. FOX, RYAN GOSLING, SALMA HAYEK, TARAJI P. HENSON, DEV PATEL, SETH ROGEN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, MERYL STREEP AND VINCE VAUGHN ANNOUNCED AS FINAL SLATE OF 89TH OSCARS® PRESENTERS Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final[...]

Star Tributes

Al Jarreau Passed Away

Al Jarreau Passed Away

Alwin Lopez "Al" Jarreau the incredible singer, musician and music writer passed away at 76. Al Jarreau who is best known as a jazz singer, achieved incredible heights by superseding the genres: he won 7 Grammy Awards in the jazz, pop and R&B categories, respectively. The quality that set him apart[...]
Mary Tyler Moore Has Died

Mary Tyler Moore Has Died

Mary Tyler Moore actress, comedienne, dancer and a role model for modern, working women passed away at 80 from complications of diabetes. She was surrounded by family and friends who loved her. Her career spanned decades from her debut as a dancer for Hotpoint appliances in 1955 to her appearance in[...]
Passing Of Actor Miguel Ferrer

Passing Of Actor Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer, the popular TV and big screen actor, has died of throat cancer at the age of 61. Ferrer was a son of Oscar-winning actor and musician José Ferrer and the legendary singer, Rosemary Clooney. (He was a cousin of George Clooney.) Ferrer’s multi-faceted talent and distinctive voice enabled him to[...]

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Hollywood Star Profiles

Priyanka Chopra The Artist and Human Being

Priyanka Chopra The Artist and Human Being

Priyanka Chopra who is a huge movie star in her native India is now taking Hollywood by storm. Both men and women are swooning over her remarkable beauty. Her dreamy eyes, luscious lips, magnificent hair and flawless complexion have us all in a spell. She’s gorgeous, athletic (performs her own[...]
Steven Spielberg One Of The Greatest Filmmakers In The History Of Movies

Steven Spielberg One Of The Greatest Filmmakers In The History Of Movies

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and business magnate. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later[...]
Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts (Julia Fiona Roberts born October 28, 1967) is an American actress. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. After receiving Golden Globe Awards and Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Pretty Woman, she won the[...]

Music Star Profiles

Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Laureate

Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Laureate

Anti-establishment bard Bob Dylan earns recognition of the usually conservative Nobel Committee and is awarded 2016 Nobel Prize for literature The icon of American pop music is the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Surprisingly, his win stirred[...]
Rising Star Ariana Grande

Rising Star Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande (Ariana Grande-Butera, born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She began her career singing on a cruise ship, at sporting events, and with various orchestras in South Florida. Career Ariana appeared in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat[...]
Usher

Usher

Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Usually known by his first name only, Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice &[...]