Grammy Awards 2018: Lady Gaga, Pink, Patti LuPone Childish Gambino among performers

Published: Thursday, January 04, 2018 @ 8:42 PM

Pink performs on the side of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. live during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. This was a pre-tape which aired as part of the 2017 American Music Awards.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Pink performs on the side of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. live during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. This was a pre-tape which aired as part of the 2017 American Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

This year’s Grammy ceremony will feature performances from first-timer Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover), as well as Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Pink and a couple of Broadway favorites.

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The show’s milestone 60th anniversary marks its return to New York for the first time in 15 years, so it makes sense that the grand dame of musical theater, Patti LuPone, a two-time Grammy winner, will reprise her 1981 Grammy performance of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” As well, Ben Platt, currently nominated for the soundtrack to “Dear Evan Hansen,” will perform a classic from “West Side Story” in tribute to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.

Lady Gaga is expected to perform a track from her nominated “Joanne” album. In recent years, the Grammy Awards have become known for their creative pairing of artists (last year Gaga performed with Metallica in one of the highlights of the show), so the performance list will undoubtedly grow as the Jan. 28 ceremony gets closer.

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The show will air live from Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. on CBS. Last year’s ringleader, James Corden, returns as host.

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Britney Spear’s ex K-Fed wants child support increase amid star’s Vegas success

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:11 PM

Britney Spear’s ex Kevin Federline, shown in this photo with the pop star, wants and increase in his $20,000 a month alimony payment. Federline has custody of the couple’s two sons.
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Britney Spear’s ex Kevin Federline, shown in this photo with the pop star, wants and increase in his $20,000 a month alimony payment. Federline has custody of the couple’s two sons.(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, FILE)

After seeing how successful her four-year Las Vegas residency has been, Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline is asking for an increase in child support.

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Federline’s attorney reportedly sent the pop singer a letter recently indicating that he would like to renegotiate the $20,000 monthly payment he currently receives from her for their two sons, Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11.

Married from 2004 to 2007, the former couple decided on that amount after Spears lost sole physical and legal custody over the children and was placed in a still-ongoing conservatorship under the care of her father during their highly-publicized 2008 divorce. However, now that her residency has grossed over $137 million in four short years, Federline is looking to cash in, believing the success of her show was “in part because the boys have been in her life.”

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“Kevin has always been supportive of Britney’s recovery and has always recognized what a great mother she has been,” a source familiar with the situation told US Weekly. “Britney’s entire world are the boys, period. She just lights up when she is with them.”

However, Federline additionally feels he’s entitled to an increase in child support in order to “recognize the sacrifices he has made because he has gone above and beyond what most people would do in this situation.”

Both Spears and Federline are reportedly hoping to reach an agreement outside of court, with the insider adding, “Britney won’t be involved with any of the legal discussions regarding the increase request. She will let her dad, Jamie, and the lawyers hash it out. However, Jamie isn’t just going to fork over what he would consider an outrageous demand.”

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Actress Nanette Fabray, Tony, Emmy-winning star of stage and screen, dead at 97

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:32 PM

Remembering Actress Nanette Fabray

Award-winning actress and comedian Nanette Fabray has died at the age of 97, Variety reported Friday.

Fabray was known for her charm, energetic exuberance and multi-talented performances in musical theatre in the 1940’s, as well as movies and TV in the 1950’s.

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A publicity photo of Nanette Fabray in 1950.(Wikicommons)

She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical “Love Life” in 1949, according to her biography, and three Emmy Awards in the mid-1950s for her work on Sid Caesar’s television show “Caesar’s Hour.”

She co-starred with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in the 1953 movie “Band Wagon” and played Grandma Katherine Romano on the hit show “One Day at a Time” from 1979 to 1984, among many other roles over her long career.

A photo from the 1953 movie trailer for ‘Band Wagon,’ starring from left to right, Oscar Levant, Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan, Fred Astaire and Nanette Fabray performing the final music and dance number ‘That's Entertainment!’(Wikicommons)
Nanette Fabray, left, with Phyllis Diller, attend the Friars Club of California celebration honoring comedian Sid Caesar for his 80th birthday on October 6, 2002. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

She was also a longtime advocate for the deaf after overcoming a serious hearing problem of her own. She was awarded the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for her long efforts on behalf of the hearing impaired.

Fabray’s son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, according to The New York Times, confirmed she died at her home in Palos Verdes, California on Thursday.

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    Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

    Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

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    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins are growing up so fast!

    Max and Emme celebrated their 10th birthday on Feb. 22, and Lopez was right there to celebrate with her kids, sharing multiple posts on Instagram. 

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    Sharing a video of her kids’ -- whom she affectionately calls her coconuts -- cutest moments throughout the years, Lopez wrote, “It's hard to get my head around the fact that it's been 10 years since these two forces of nature came into my world and changed my life forever... you healed my soul and rejuvenated my existence... you taught me about love and life and myself in a way I never imagined... and I am forever in love with those beautiful faces...”

    The proud mother shared two other tributes to her children in their own posts on Instagram with individual heartfelt messages.

    Jennifer Lopez (C) and son Maximilian David Muniz (L) and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz (R) pictured in 2015. The musician's twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony turned 10 in Feb. 2018.(Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    “Max you are my heart, my love and my light,” Lopez wrote to her son. “You brighten up every day for me with your kindness and caring, your love and awareness… your energy is unmatched, your sense of humor makes everyone around you laugh, and I marvel at your depth of understanding of people and the world… my old soul, my beautiful boy, Happy 10th Birthday I know you are getting so big but you will always be my precious coconut.”

    For her daughter, Lopez celebrated Emme’s “independence and strength,” writing, “Emme you are my soul, my inner child personified the most joyful deep and sensitive human being I have ever met…and I adore everything about you…your artistry, your independence, your strength and your sensitive spirit… Happy 10th Birthday my marshmallow princess…I know you’re growing up so much but you will always be my precious coconut.”

    Proud dad Marc Anthony reposted his former wife’s video tribute to Max and Emme on his Instagram page Feb. 22.

    According to TMZ, Lopez ceebrated her twin’s milestone birthday Thursday at the Sugar Factory in Las Vegas. From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., 30 guests celebrated with custom cakes for each child. 

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    67-year-old Jane Seymour poses for ‘Playboy,’ ‘I feel much sexier now’ 

    Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

    Actress Jane Seymour attends the 2017 Open Hearts Gala on October 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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    Actress Jane Seymour attends the 2017 Open Hearts Gala on October 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Phillip Faraone)

    Elegant actress Jane Seymour is about to grace the pages of “Playboy” magazine at 67-years-old.

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    The former Bond girl took to social media Wednesday to share a modest photograph from her upcoming spread in the iconic men’s magazine.

    “I’m thrilled to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy,” Seymour captioned the image on Instagram.

    “I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more,” she wrote.

    This is the “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” star’s third spread in “Playboy.”

    The legendary actress told the magazine that her age hasn’t diminished her confidence.

    “I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger” she said.

    “Then I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’ There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have,” she added. “Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin.”

    And there’s no doubt that she’s all natural.

    “I haven’t done any surgeries or injections or anything. I haven’t done any of it,” she explained.

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    “So I still look like ‘me.’ Everyday I’m kind of tempted, but then I look at people I know and I don’t [recognize] them. I’m authentically being me. That’s important to me.”

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