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Beyonce leads the Grammy nominations with 9, ahead of Kendrick Lamar and Adele
Pop superstar Beyonce led the field of musicians nominated for the Grammy Awards on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with Adele, Harry Styles and others for the top album of the year award. Beyonce has earned nine nominations for the highest music awards. This brought her career total to 88 of hers, tying her with husband Jay-Z as the most nominated artist in Grammy history.
Actor Kevin Spacey faces multiple sexual assault allegations in Britain
Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has cleared seven additional charges against Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey for a string of sexual assaults against a man between 2001 and 2004, it said Wednesday. The new CPS charges include one of inducing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent and others of indecent and sexual assault. The new charges follow a review of evidence gathered by British police.
Weinstein’s defense challenges prosecutor Siebel Newsom as some charges are dropped
A Harvey Weinstein attorney contested documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s allegations Tuesday at her rape trial in Los Angeles, and a judge dismissed some of the allegations against the once-powerful film producer. Weinstein, the man who became the face of the #MeToo allegations five years ago, is serving a 23-year prison sentence for sex crimes in New York. He is now on trial in Los Angeles Superior Court and faced 11 counts of rape and sexual assault.
The GQ Awards honor “Squid Game” star Lee, rapper Stormzy, among others
Actors Lee Jung-jae, Sydney Sweeney and Andrew Garfield, England football captain Leah Williamson and rapper Stormzy were among the honorees at the 2022 GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London on Wednesday. The men’s style and fashion magazine celebrated nearly 30 names from across the world of entertainment, culture and sports for its 25th GQ Men of the Year event, which this year swapped previous award categories for a toast format to the awardees during a special dinner.
Beyonce ties Jay-Z as the most nominated artists in Grammy history
Pop icon Beyonce received the most Grammy nominations of 2023 on Tuesday with nine total, putting her tied with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, as the most nominated artists of all time. Beyonce and Jay-Z both have 88 total nominations for peer-voted music awards. Jay-Z received five nominations in 2023 for contributions to Renaissance and DJ Khaled’s song, “God Did”.
Taylor Swift Resale Ticket Prices Soar Over $28,000 Amid Fan Frenzy
Ticket resellers were trying to get up to $28,000 per ticket for Taylor Swift’s upcoming US stadium tour Wednesday as fans flocked online for a second day looking for places to see the ‘Anti-Hero’ singer live. Pre-sales began on Tuesday and brought millions of people to the Ticketmaster website, causing periodic disruptions and long wait times online.
Adele returns to Vegas for late concerts
Music star Adele begins her Las Vegas residency on Friday, 10 months after canceling shows at the last minute citing delays due to COVID-19. The British singer-songwriter faced backlash online in January over the announcement’s short notice as some fans were already traveling to Nevada for the concerts, called “Weekends with Adele.”
(With input from agencies.)