The inductees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced, with Missy Elliott getting the nod, making her the first female rapper to become a member.
In a message on social media, Missy congratulated her fellow inductees, and noted, “I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted.”
In addition to Missy, Dallas Austin, who wrote TLC’s “Unpretty,” and Brandy and Monica’s “The Boys Is Mine,” will also be inducted, along with Cat Stevens/Yusuf, John Prine, Tom T. Hall and Jack Tempchin.
The 50th annual Induction and Awards Dinner, will take place June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York’s Times Square.
I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame🙌🏾🙌🏾 also those who were nominated because their body of work is AMAZING🙌🏾 I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted also🙏🏾 I ❤️you all🤗 #SHOF2019 ✍🏾 pic.twitter.com/6LRHFoeVz1
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 12, 2019
As far as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is concerned, England’s “Daily Star” is living la vida fake news. In case you missed it, they claimed that he slammed millennials as being the snowflake generation because they’re looking for reasons to be offended.
Johnson has since taken to The ‘Gram to set the record straight. According to him, it was “100 percent fabricated” – as in it never happened. Plus he said in the caption that trashing a group, community, or generation isn’t his style.
The generation Johnson is really encouraging people to join is the tequila generation. You can see for yourself below.
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Settin’ the record straight. The interview never happened. Never said those words. 100% false. If I ever had an issue with someone, a group, community or a generation — I’d seek them out, create dialogue and do my best to understand them. Criticizing ain’t my style. I don’t cast stones and we all get to be who we are. #millies #plurals #boomers #TequilaGeneration 🤙🏾🥃
This weekend, “Aquaman” was finally knocked out of the top spot in the box office. “The Upside” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart debuted at No. 1 with $19-point-six million in domestic earnings. “Aquaman” is in the second spot with $17-point-three, although it’s worth noting that it successfully became DC’s first superhero film to surpass $1 billion since 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“A Dog’s Way Home” debuted in the third spot, making $11 million. A pretty good opening, considering the PG dog adventure film cost $18 million to produce.
The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On The Basis Of Sex” is in the eighth spot, making $6-point-two million a little under 2,000 theaters. Meanwhile, hits like “Second Act” and “Ralph Breaks The Internet” have been bumped out of the top ten, with “The Mule” and “Vice” still hanging on.
Here’s this weekend’s Top 10 Movies:
- “The Upside” – $19.6 million
- “Aquaman” – $17.3 million
- “A Dog’s Way Home” – $11.3 million
- “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” – $9 million
- “Escape Room” – $8.9 million
- “Mary Poppins Returns” – $7.2 million
- “Bumblebee” – $6.8 million
- “On The Basis Of Sex” – $6.2 million
- “The Mule” – $5.5 million
- “Vice” – $3.3 million
As we previously told you, Lady Gaga apologized for working with R. Kelly and vowed that she would remove “Do What U Want (With My Body),” her 2013 collab Kelly, from streaming services. Well, she is a woman of her word.
Just 18 hours after issuing her apology, the song was indeed taken down from all streaming services, as YouTube as well. Interestingly, between the time of Gaga’s apology and the song’s removal, “Do What U Want” actually entered the Top 20 on iTunes. Instead of the R. Kelly version, Lady Gaga’s collaboration with Christina Aguilera has been released to replace R. Kellys.
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Cool to see the version of this song I did with @ladygaga on the charts again — this is a reminder of women sticking together— and not letting a man take ownership of a great song/ moment… And if anything the message of this song remains that although you may have had my body, you will never have my heart, my voice my life or my mind. Being a survivor of past predators myself, these lines spoke to me, which is why I did the song. I embrace all survivors of sexual and domestic violence and abuse holding a special place in my heart, and you @ladygaga, for doing the right thing! 💜
Although it’s been rumored for months, the NFL has finally confirmed Maroon 5 will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII halftime show, featuring special guests Travis Scott and Outkast’s Big Boi, who is from Atlanta, where the Super Bowl is being held.
Before the official announcement Billboard reported Travis only agreed to perform after the NFL made a $500,000 donation to an organization fighting for social justice. Travis later revealed the NFL would be making a donation to Dream Corps, an organization working on things like reducing jail populations and creating career opportunities for communities.
Superbowl LIII is set for Sunday, February 3rd at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Check out Maroon 5’s announcement below.
— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) January 13, 2019
— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2019
The budget of the upcoming X-Men film “Dark Phoenix” has reportedly suffered due to reshoots. According to reports, the movie’s budget has gone up to $200 million thanks to the reshoots that also have the film’s release delayed by four months. That could be okay or not so okay depending on how it does in the box office – for example, “X-Men: Apocalypse” cost $178 million but only made half as much as the billion-dollar-earning “Avengers” films.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area and need some help moving, you’d better get in touch with Chris Pratt pronto! The actor has taken to Instagram to show off his new truck, which he says he’s ready to put to use by helping you move.
“I love moving!!… Almost nobody in LA even has a truck so every time they have something to move they call me,” he writes in the caption of the video. “DM me with your location and what you need moved and I will be over very soon in my new Silverado.”
His first “customer?” None other than his girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger. The two are shown in photos together moving her stuff into Pratt’s new truck. Where TO? No one’s saying..But it IS worth noting that he hashtags the caption that this is an ad. Check out the post below.
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I love moving!! Picking up heavy things and moving them into the back of a truck was my major in college! (Full disclosure Chris Pratt did not go to a moving college but he did went to community college for a hot second). Point being… Need a dryer moved? Call Chris. Almost nobody in LA even has a truck so every time they have something to move they call me. Hey Chris, you still got that truck? “Oh hell yeah!!! Now I have a brand new truck thanks to @chevrolet !” DM me with your location and what you need moved and I will be over very soon in my new Silverado. #sponsored #ad
Here’s some good news and bad news for fans of “Criminal Minds.” The long-running CBS show has been renewed for Season 15… but then the series will come to a close. Season 14 is still in production, and the final season will reportedly have 10 episodes. After that, the show will officially have aired 325 episodes, which would make it one of the longest-running shows in the history of television.