Trevor Noah Jokes About Classified Documents as Jill Biden Attends Grammys
What’s an awards season without a little controversy? The Grammy Awards are known to entertain viewers, but when it comes to showstopping — and head-turning — musical rifts, it’s had its fair share. From Bob Dylan’s 1998 performance – that was famously interrupted by New York-based artist Michael Portnoy — to “Blame It On The Rain” duo Milli Vanilli’s award for Best New Artist in 1990, Us Weekly is looking back at the most contentious moments in history. Will Smith, for his part, expressed his frustration after the Recording Academy announced in 1989 that they were debuting a new category — Best Rap Performance — just to reveal it wasn’t going to be televised. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum opted to skip the awards show that year due to the decision. More recently, former recording academy president Neil Portnow came under fire for his controversial comments about women needing to “step up” during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018. Many stars were quick to express their disdain — including Kelly Clarkson. “A confused soul said women need to ‘step up’ their A-game if they wanna start winning and you know what, I’m not even mad at ignorance,” the American Idol alum tweeted at the time. “I’m just gonna kindly point you in the direction of my A-game album I recently dropped.” In order to view the video, please allow Manage Cookies In January 2021, The Weeknd shut down the concept of award shows when his critically acclaimed album After Hours did not receive a single Grammy nomination. “I use a sucker punch as an analogy. Because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere,” the musician told Billboard two months after the snub. “I definitely felt … I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?’ We did everything right, I think.” At the time, the Canada native explained that it wasn’t about him being “cocky” or “arrogant” for expecting a nomination, adding, “People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like, ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused.” For The Weeknd, his snub was part of a much bigger issue within the entertainment industry. “Look, I personally don’t care anymore. I have three Grammys, which mean nothing to me now, obviously. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I want the Grammy!’ It’s just that this happened, and I’m down to get in front of the fire, as long as it never happens again,” he noted. “In the last 61 years of the Grammys, only 10 Black artists have won Album of the Year. I don’t want to make this about me. That’s just a fact.” Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. responded to The Weeknd’s headline making reaction, telling Rolling Stone in a statement, “I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.” Scroll down for the most controversial moments from the Grammys over the years:
The Most Anticipated Netflix Original Movies of 2023
With Chris Hemsworth, Pamela Anderson, and Adam Sandler on the docket, buckle up—it’s going to be a big year for you and your couch. Attention movie theater lovers: I hate to say it, but 2023 might be the year of Netflix. The streamer just dropped a trailer for its upcoming releases, and it looks like Netflix has quite a few surprises up its sleeve. As usual, the streaming service will also release loads of new television series too, but Netflix seems hellbent on rounding out their original films. Is the streamer returning to its roots? After all, Netflix was originally a movie-delivery service—and after obliterating Blockbuster, not once, but twice, this is the least it could do. Moving on. This year, Netflix will offer its subscribers a host of new films, hailing from every genre imaginable. The early offerings include the tell-all documentary, Pamela, A Love Story, along with the delightful looking rom-com, Your Place or Mine, and (hopefully!) more time in the bunker with Chris Hemsworth in Extraction 2. So buckle up — it’s going to be a big year for you and your couch. To make the selection process easier, dear reader, Esquire has parsed through the streamers upcoming releases and curated a list of what should be on your watchlist.
Quadruple threats: celebrities with EGOT status
An EGOT winner is a multi-talented celebrity who has been awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (or multiples). It's quite the status, and fortunately the list continues to grow. Viola Davis has earned the final jewel in her EGOT crown at the 2023 Grammys where she took home the trophy for Best Audio Book, Narration and Storytelling Recording for 'Finding Me: A Memoir.' "I wrote this book to honour the six-year-old Viola," Davis said in her speech. "To honour her life, her joy, her trauma, everything." She is the 18th person to ever win the stunning achievement, and only the third Black woman in history. She previously won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 'Fences,' an Emmy for her work on 'How To Get Away With Murder,' and she has two Tony Awards for her theater work in the plays 'King Hedley II' (2001) and 'Fences' (2010). "I just EGOT!" the famed actress remarked upon her Grammy win. Check out this gallery and take a look back at superstars of past and present who made Hollywood history across all the major award shows.
'Yellowstone' Fans, We Found Your Next Favorite Shows
We know what we're doing this weekend... Yellowstone was the most-watched show on TV last year, and for good reason. The Dutton family drama truly has it all, from drama to action to romance. And we can't get enough of that gorgeous Montana setting. But if there's one thing the show doesn't have, it's enough episodes to keep us occupied! And even though season 5 came back on November 13 with a whopping 14 episodes, we still are left wanting more. That's where this list comes in! We rounded up 20 shows worth watching if Yellowstone left you yearning for more family drama. Where some of the shows portray the same Wild West ideals (hello, Deadwood and Longmire), others (like The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy) hone in on the crime and family drama aspects that Yellowstone viewers have come to know, love, and expect with each episode. The good news? All of these shows are available to stream online through apps like HBO Max, Netflix, Paramount+, Prime Video, and Hulu. Now, as we wait for November 13, the only question is which show will fill the void?
Hottest Hunks! See the Best Dressed Men at the 2023 Grammys: Pics
Handsome hitmakers! Fan-favorite artists arrived at the 2023 Grammys in looks that could kill. Grammy Awards 2023 Red Carpet Fashion: See What the Stars Wore Read article The moment men stepped onto the red carpet at the Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, February 5, our hearts skipped a beat. From sleek tuxedos to classy jackets and lots of bling, these stars slayed at the soirée. A handful of dapper dudes including Trevor Noah, Offset and Dwayne Johnson all rocked sleek suits. Harry Styles, nominated for multiple awards including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and more for his album Harry’s House, wore a gorgeous ensemble by Egonlab. The “Adore You” singer took home the trophy for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year. The custom-made romper featured a checkered design embellished with Swarovski crystals. The “Watermelon Sugar” singer’s stunning fit and adorable dimples obviously landed him on our hottest hunks list. For his second look of the night, the “As It Was” singer took the stage and dazzled Us with a matching silver set including a tinsel-like fringe. He dressed the look up with a pair of sneakers. The Very Best Fashion Moments in the History of the Grammys Read article Another fine fella was Machine Gun Kelly. He commanded attention on the red carpet in a custom Dolce & Gabbana getup. The garb included a silver suit and was finished with floral details. To add even more bling to the ensemble, the “Bloody Valentine” singer donned a diamond harness layered over the jacket and silver nose rings. One of the most talked about looks at the 65th annual awards show was Pharrell Williams’ number. He stunted a red leather jacket underneath a fur cape and sunglasses that were lined with pearls. In order to view the video, please allow Manage Cookies For the third year in a row, the Grammys were hosted by comedian Trevor Noah. Stars including Lizzo, Luke Combs, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige and more are expected to perform. The awards will air from 8-11:30 p.m. ET and viewers can livestream it on CBS as well as Paramount+. The former Daily Show host opened up to Essence magazine about how he feels to be hosting the awards again. “I’m really grateful to be doing this for a third time. You don’t expect to do the Grammys once, and you don’t expect for them to call you back twice,” he said. He continued to gush that due to the pandemic affecting the previous two shows, “this year’s going to be a huge celebration.” Grammy Awards 2023: Everything to Know Read article Keep scrolling to see all these stylish studs and more who graced the red carpet at the 2023 Grammys.