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The bit began with Corden and James innocuously rooting for their respective kids, Charlie and Oliver, on the bleachers, though their cheering quickly snowballed into an egregious pissing contest. Big signs and banners gave way to cheerleading chants and then increasingly outrageous musical displays. James grabbed a karaoke machine and belted Joe Esposito's Karate Kid anthem "You're the Best," Corden countered with »
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Earlier in the year you commented that it was “a nonsense” that only privately educated actors were becoming dominant in acting. Don’t you feel that, due to the lack of funding in all the arts, such as the removal of grants and increase course fees, that it’s becoming less diverse? That there isn’t the healthy mix of students from different backgrounds that there once was?
You're right, we have to protect against lack of diversity. If theatre, film, TV, dance, opera, ballet are going to remain true artforms, they must be reflective of all society. »
- Guardian Staff
The crowd deemed Ahmed the freestyle winner. Though for someone who also raps in real life, the Rogue One actor's jabs at Corden were mostly predictable fat jokes: "You look like Matt Damon if he only ate butter" to "I saw you at Coachella – you were the big white tent." After Corden made a dig at Ahmed's Rogue One performance (making him "miss the »
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
The pop singer heard Corden telling his Late Late Show audience on Wednesday that divas from the age of Tina Turner and Cher are better than ones from today. So, she brought out a cappella group Level to see which songs hold up.
“I got hits from before you were born,” Corden said.
“And, um, I got hits that are my own,” Lovato fired back.
The “Body »
- Nick Romano
Do they make divas like they used to? Late-night host James Corden said they didn’t, but that was before he met Demi Lovato. Corden opened his show saying how he found his new favorite radio station, which only plays the tunes from divas such as Tina Turner and Cher. “They don’t make them like that anymore, do they?” he proposed. “Divas back then were just better than divas are today. They didn’t have Instagram. they just had sass, voice, songs.” Also Read: James Corden Has Stephen Curry Belt Disney Songs in 'Carpool Karaoke' (Video) Modern-day »
- Carli Velocci
Corden’s fighting words that sparked the musical battle?
“They don’t make ’em like that anymore, do they?” he said, insisting that the divas of yesteryear, such as Cher, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner, were fiercer than this generation of singers. “Divas back then were just better than divas are today. Know what I mean? They didn’t have Instagram; they just had sass, voice, songs.”
Lovato, naturally, challenged Corden to a duel of the divas, with a little help from the a cappella group Level. The competition started with Lovato, on hand to promote her animated film “The Smurfs: The Lost Village,” belting out Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Corden tried to go deeper with Tina Turner’s “River Deep — Mountain High.”
The comedian then pulled out the big guns, singing »
- Maane Khatchatourian
"They don't make 'em like that anymore, do they?'" he said. "Divas back then were just better than divas are today. Know what I mean? They didn't have Instagram. They just had sass, voice, souls."
The Smurfs: The Lost Village actress then challenged him to a duel of the divas, featuring Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," Katy Perry's "Roar" and her own hit "Heart Attack." Corden tried his best to fire back with Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High" »
- THR Staff
For the riff-off, Lovato invited the a cappella group Level to back them both onstage. The "Confident" singer kicked things off with Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" before Corden launched into Turner's "River Deep — Mountain High." After throwing some playful insults at one another, Corden sang a bit of Aretha Franklin's "Respect," which Lovato countered with Katy Perry's "Roar »
Demi Lovato and James Corden got their pipes ready for this battle. Wednesday night, the Late Late Show host got himself into a bit of hot water when he argued divas of the past have a leg up on divas today. "They didn't have Instagram—they just had sass, voice, songs," he told his audience. However, the claims did not go unchallenged. "I heard you've been telling people that divas back then are better than divas today," Lovato said as she surprised the audience and came out on stage. "Well, yes, they are—Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Cher…it's a fact. Divas back then were just fiercer than divas are »
The showdown was prompted by the Late Late Show host, who claimed they “just don’t make divas like they used to,” citing the likes of Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Cher. Lovato, of course, took umbrage with this sentiment, triggering an intense virtuosic riff-off between the multi-platinum recording artist and the CBS funnyman.
Corden and Lovato were accompanied by Level, »
What’s wrong with being confident? Demi Lovato stood up for modern-day divas everywhere on Wednesday night, making an appearance on The Late Late Show to challenge host, James Corden, to a diva riff-off.
The Brit declared that today’s divas aren’t as good as those that came before them, saying, “They don’t make them like that anymore. Divas back then are just better than divas are today. They didn’t have Instagram, they just have sass, voice, songs.”
Lovato, 24, wasn’t willing to let that comment slide, taking the stage and proposing an epic riff-off.
“I’ve got hits from before you were born,” Corden threatened.
“And I’ve got hits that are my own,” Lovato threw back.
The Disney alum then burst into Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Katy Perry »
Leon Ware, the songwriter behind hits for R&B titans including Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, the Isley Brothers and Quincy Jones died on Thursday at the age of 77. Though the cause of death has yet to be revealed, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the mid ’00s.
Born on Feb. 16, 1940 in Detroit, Ware began his career in the late ’60s as a songwriter for Berry Gordy’s Motown label, where he first began collaborating with Gaye, one of the imprint’s brightest stars. He would later co-produce the singer’s 1976 offering, I Want You—co-writing every track. The record »
- Jordan Runtagh
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The Playlist has ranked every best picture nominee of the 21st century. Weirdly they made a huge accounting error that kept Moulin Rouge! »
- NATHANIEL R
Extolling Beyoncé as Queen of the GRAMMYs isn't an opinion -- it's an objective fact. With 53 previous nominations, she is the most-nominated female artist in history. And considering the nine nominations she earned this year, including Lemonade for Album of the Year and "Formation" for Record and Song of the Year, and Yonce need not worry about anyone usurping that title anytime soon.
And that's just nominations! Ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards, look back on Bey's reign over music's most prestigious awards show, including her 20 wins, her best performances and the history she's made along the way.
Watch: Becoming Beyoncé: 20 Things You Don't About Know the Singer's Journey to Superstardom
2001: Destiny's Child earned their first Grammy nomination the year prior, but Beyoncé's first ever win was the award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Say My Name." (Destiny's Child also won Best R&B Song that »
The Grammy Awards always feature some of the best musical performances of the year, so Et's Cameron Mathison joined producer-songwriter Philip Lawrence in our brand new Absolut Lime Green Room to talk about the most memorable Grammy collaborations.
Absolut partnered with the GRAMMYs this year to celebrate the launch of their newest flavor, Absolut Lime. And just like the ingredients to the perfect cocktail, you need just the right mix for a great Grammy collaboration.
We know that Maren Morris, who is nominated for Best New Artist, will be performing with Grammy winner Alicia Keys, and Lawrence let us know what it's like to be in the studio with another one of this year's performers, Bruno Mars.
"We've been working together like 10 years now," Lawrence said. "He trusts that I won't let him say a silly line, because there's a lot of corny stuff that comes up when you're writing a song."
Some of the »
With 62 Grammy nominations to her name — including nine this year — Beyoncé is one of the most-recognized artists in the awards show history. Impressed? Try and keep your chill about it, because you know the Queen is.
She’s graced the Grammys with her elegant, fashion-forward and always-gracious presence since 2000, and in those 17 years, she’s clocked an impressive amount of trophies, performances and outfit changes.
Buckle up, Beyhive, because we’re about to do a deep dive.
Beyoncé made her first appearance at the Grammys in 2000, alongside an early iteration of Destiny’s Child. The group’s “Bills, Bills, Bills” was up for two awards. »
- Maggie Malach
The article originally appeared on EW.com.
When the 59th Annual Grammy Awards go down Sunday at 8 p.m. E.T. on CBS, you can expect usual suspects like Beyoncé and Adele to be hoarding the hardware. But music’s biggest night has also provided its share of surprises. As we brace ourselves for a shocker or two on Sunday, let’s rank the 10 biggest Grammy upsets of all time.
10. Bon Iver wins Best New Artist in 2012
- Chuck Arnold
We know. You've waited a long time for more Playing House, the fan-favorite USA Network comedy from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, we've waited right there with you. But the wait is (sort of) almost over—the real-life and TV BFFs are hard at work on season three, peep their very Tina Turner-esque looks for an upcoming episode—and to tide viewers over they've been releasing a series of short episodes, most recently a "reality show" featuring their alter egos Bosephus and Jandana. Confused? Watch this Playing House video. You won't regret it. In the latest installment, Bosephus (Parham) has decided to audition for NBC's The Voice. Naturally, the good ol' Southern boy »
While her onscreen persona famously imbibes in fine wines, Kerry Washington has cut back on consuming the beverage while she focuses on breastfeeding her family’s latest addition.
“I haven’t been drinking a lot of wine because I’ve been with child and nursing,” Washington told reporters after the Scandal panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday.
She added, “I’m not really into the pump and dump.”
Washington, 39, welcomed her son Caleb Kelechi just three months ago. She and former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha are also parents to daughter Isabelle Amarachi, »
- Lindsay Kimble
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