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Beyonce leads the Grammy nominees with 9, ahead of Kendrick Lamar and Adele
Pop superstar Beyonce led the line-up of Grammy Awards-nominated musicians on Tuesday in a showdown with Adele, Harry Styles and others for the grand prize of Album of the Year. Beyonce landed nine nominations for the highest honor in music. That took her career to 88 and tied her with husband Jay-Z as the most-nominated artist in Grammy history.
Actor Kevin Spacey faces more sexual assault charges in the UK
Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has cleared seven more counts of charges against Oscar winner Kevin Spacey in a series of sexual assaults against a man between 2001 and 2004, it said on Wednesday. The new CPS charges include one of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent and others of indecent and sexual assault. The new charges follow a review of evidence collected by British police.
Weinstein’s defense challenges prosecutor Siebel Newsom as some charges are dropped
A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday denied allegations made by documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom in his Los Angeles rape trial, and a judge dismissed some of the charges 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 sentence in New York for sex crimes. He is now on trial in Los Angeles Superior Court and has faced 11 charges 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 soccer 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 fashion and style magazine celebrated nearly 30 names from across the world of entertainment, culture and sport for its 25th GQ Men of the Year event, which this year swapped out its previous award categories for a format that featured a special Dinner was toasted to the award winners.
Along with Jay-Z, Beyoncé is the most nominated artist in Grammy history
Pop icon Beyonce on Tuesday received the most Grammy nominations of 2023 with a total of nine, which ranks her with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, as the most-nominated artist of all time. Beyonce and Jay-Z both have a combined 88 nominations for peer-voted music awards. Jay-Z received five 2023 nominations for contributions to Renaissance and DJ Khaled’s song “God Did.”
Taylor Swift resale ticket prices soar past $28,000 amid fan frenzy
Ticket resellers tried to fetch up to $28,000 per ticket for Taylor Swift’s upcoming US stadium tour on Wednesday, as fans flocked online for a second day to snap up seats to see the “Anti-Hero” singer live to see. The pre-sale started on Tuesday and brought millions of people to the Ticketmaster website, causing regular outages and long online waits.
Adele returns to Las Vegas for late concerts
Music star Adele begins her Las Vegas residency on Friday, 10 months after she canceled shows at the last minute citing delays caused by COVID-19. The British singer-songwriter faced backlash online over the last-minute announcement in January, with some fans already traveling to Nevada for the concerts, titled Weekends with Adele.
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