January 01, 2015

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Tom Hanks: The Top 25 (Best Actor)

Yes, this time around I’ll be tackling one of the biggest of the big eight categories in an effort not to save them all for very last, much like with last week. This one is arguably the second biggest of them all…the Best Actor field. This is as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen. I could go on and on in preparation right now, but at this point I know how the game works here. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or so and you’ll get the goods front and center…
This time around, I’m once again going with the ever popular overview route for the discussion as you might have guessed. Also, it really just comes down to taste again here (surprise surprise), with your opinion influencing what sort of winner you’re particularly partial to. It’s pretty much a matter of taste once again for us all, which is commonplace at this point and even more so with acting. I know a couple of of my selections are going to seem a bit on the odder side of the equation, especially again when you see how high I ranked certain gentlemen, but that’s just the way it is. You can’t please everyone with this sort of a thing, so I won’t lie to myself in order to try.
I’ll basically just discuss my top ten a bit here now. To me, the best winner of this category so far to date has been Tom Hanks and his stunning performance in Philadelphia. Frankly, I wish I could basically have a tie throughout my entire top five, which also includes Marlon Brando for On The Waterfront (as opposed to his more widely praised turn in The Godfather) Nicolas Cage for Leaving Las Vegas (easily the most underrated winner in history to me), Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (controversially ahead of There Will Be Blood), and Robert De Niro for Raging Bull (to some the best ever). They’re almost all tied, they’re so phenomenal. I give the slight edge to Hanks though, just because of how long that turn has stayed with me. Rounding out the top ten we have the other beloved performances of Day-Lewis […]

And the winners are… 2014 Billboard Music Awards

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by musician and actor Ludacris, made television history on Sunday night with a show bursting with never-before-seen superstar duos, explosive premiere performances and a once-in-a-lifetime Michael Jackson experience. The show aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC.

Justin Timberlake was the night’s big winner, taking home 7 awards including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top R&B Album. Timberlake also took the lead in Album award wins with two. The record breaking summer hit “Blurred Lines” won the most Song categories with 4 wins in Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song, and Top R&B Song. Imagine Dragons followed Timberlake with 5 artist awards including Top Duo/Group, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album and Top Streaming Song (Audio). Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. each won 4 awards throughout the night as well.
The show opened with international superstars Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte debuting their official 2014 FIFA World Cup song “We Are One (Ole Ola).” The stage filled with colorful images of the worlds’ flags as the three stars were joined by dancers, drummers and flag girls to share this new anthem with the crowd. In addition to kicking off the night’s musical performances, Lopez was honored with the prestigious ICON Award, making her the first woman in the four years of its existence, to receive the award for their remarkable and enduring contribution to popular music.
Television history was made with a thrilling, multi-dimensional dance performance of Michael Jackson’s “Slave to the Rhythm” during which fans experienced the groundbreaking magic and fantasy we know to expect from the greatest entertainer of all time. The performance was created for fans by the Estate of Michael Jackson to capture the essence, the excitement and the magic that Jackson embodied. Produced by the Estate and Pulse Evolution, it took over a year, and a team of 104 cast and crew, to create this one-of-a-kind full stage experience to showcase all that Michael was.

Milestone Award winner Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert made the television debut of their yet-to-be released new duet “Somethin’ Bad,” while Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande performed their chart-topping single “Problem,” surrounded by a spirited cheerleading squad. Azalea […]

Katy Perry to perform ‘Birthday’ at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Katy Perry will be performing her new smash hit ‘Birthday’ for the first time on television, at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Perry joins an already star-studded lineup of previously announced musical performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
Three-time Billboard Music Award winner Katy Perry, who is a finalist in 10 categories this year, including Top Artist and Top Hot 100 Song, will be performing via satellite from her PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR. The tour kicked off May 7th in Belfast, and continues with 17 dates in the United Kingdom. Second and third legs will take her through North America, Australia and New Zealand for a total of 107 shows this year, with more dates being planned for 2015.
In 2011 she was the Top Hot 100 Artist and the Top Digital Songs Artist. In 2012 she received the Spotlight Award, honoring her achievement as the first woman to earn five No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from one album (“Teenage Dream”). Her new hit ?Birthday? is currently in the Top 15 on the Billboard Pop Songs Chart.
Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year.
The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com, and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player (available upon request). Fans can check out the full experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.
Fans can ask questions to their favorite nominees, presenters and performers at the Billboard Music Awards using Instagram’s Q&A Station. To submit, fans should create an Instagram […]

Superstar Jennifer Lopez receives 2014 Billboard Music Awards Icon Award

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that international music superstar Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the prestigious Icon Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
The Icon Awards is a lifetime achievement award and the ultimate honor. Jennifer is the 4th artist and the first woman, in the four years of its existence, to receive the award for their remarkable and enduring contribution to popular music. Past winners include Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, and Prince.
“Jennifer Lopez is one of the most iconic performers of her generation,” said Larry Klein producer of the Billboard Music Awards. “We are thrilled to honor her historic career with the 2014 Icon Award and will be on the edge of our seats like everyone else when she takes the stage.”
Lopez will also take the stage with one of the night’s finalists, Pitbull (Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Song), to debut the official anthem of this year’s FIFA World Cup, ‘We Are One (Ole Ola).’ Closing her performance, Lopez will have another debut performance of her single, ‘First Love,’ off her 10th album entitled ‘AKA,’ which is set for release on June 17.
They join a lineup up of previously announced performers that include 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.
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ABOUT JENNIFER LOPEZ
Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning singer, actress, and entertainer who has established herself in both music and film. She is a successful recording and touring artist with record sales in excess of $75 million and a cumulative box office gross of over $2 billion. Lopez is one of the most influential female artists in history. As an artist, fashion icon, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist, Jennifer Lopez has been named Forbes magazine?s most powerful celebrity and People Magazine?s first […]

5 Seconds of Summer to Perform at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Australian pop-punk sensation 5 Seconds of Summer announced today on their official Twitter account, @5SOS, that they will be performing live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The Twitter video can be seen here. They join an exciting lineup of previously announced musical performers that includes Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, John Legend, and OneRepublic. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
5 Seconds of Summer tweeted a video from the stage of their concert in Adelaide, Australia tonight to announce their US broadcast performance debut to their 10+ million social media followers. The band is currently on a headlining tour across their Australian homeland.
The quartet will take to the Billboard Music Awards stage after a breakthrough year. Hailing from a small town in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Australia, Luke (17), Michael (18), Calum (18) and Ashton (19) began building their incredibly loyal fan base after posting videos on YouTube. Fast-forward eighteen months and, having spent 2013 touring the globe with One Direction, the band have amassed an enormous following who helped propel the band’s debut EP, She Looks So Perfect, to No. 1 in 42 countries upon pre-order. That EP hit No. 1 in five countries upon release, including the UK and Australia, and landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, their first US headlining run sold out in less than five minutes.
The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.
For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.
ABOUT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian pop punk band. Formed in Sydney in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals) and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals). The band’s popularity gained instantaneous momentum upon posting videos on YouTube. In 2014, within hours of announcing their pre-order and revealing their debut single title, “She Looks So Perfect,” the band hit No. 1 on the iTunes […]

‘Jersey Shore’s’ JWOWW on having a Jersey wedding

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Jersey Shore’ star Jenni “JWOWW” Farley might be having a wedding in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be lots of Jersey at it.
JWOWW recently spoke about how she wants everyone from the ‘Jersey Shore’ family involved in her big day with fiance Roger Mathews, states UsMagazine.com. “[Vinny Guadagnino’s] Uncle Nino has to be one of my ushers … Vinny’s mom I want to have helping [in the kitchen]. She’s such an amazing cook, so she can like supervise and be like ‘you need to perfect all these meals.’ I want Pauly deejaying, the girls [will be] part of my bridesmaids. Roger wants Ronnie in part of his group, so everyone’s going to be incorporated, everyone’s families are going to come. Mike’s brothers and sisters, Pauly’s family, everyone’s family is going to be part of it,” JWOWW revealed.
However, those are some of the only plans she’s made as she is just enjoying the engagement and taking her time to avoid stressing out.
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Katy Perry shows off her support of President Obama with dress

HollywoodNews.com: Katy Perry is clearly voting for President Obama this year as she showed off her choice for the election with a special dress.
Perry was performing at the America Forward! Grassroots event in Las Vegas when she wore a dress that read “President of the United States” with both candidate’s names on it and the box next to Obama’s name filled in, states UsMagazine.com.
Perry also took a chance to encourage everyone to vote in this election: “Don’t wait. Go tomorrow. How many of you are 18 here? It’s going to be your first time, right?”
What do you think about her support of Obama?
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Taylor Swift, Joe Jonas allegedly friendly after bad breakup

HollywoodNews.com: Taylor Swift famously revealed that Joe Jonas broke up with her over a 27-second phone call, but now it seems all is forgotten.
The two were reportedly spotted chatting backstage at the iHeartRadio concert in Las Vegas recently, states UsMagazine.com. It is even rumored that they were on such good terms that they hugged and kissed.
However, it is reported that Demi Lovato was also there and things were not so friendly between her and Jonas. The two also dated a bit before she ended up going into rehab.
What do you think about these former relationships?
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Holly Madison being replaced in Las Vegas ‘Peepshow’

HollywoodNews.com: Holly Madison recently revealed she is expecting her first child, so naturally, she will have to be replaced in the Las Vegas show ‘Peepshow.’
And now it has been revealed that Ice T’s wife, Coco, will be taking over starting on December 3rd, states RadarOnline. “I start performing in Vegas Dec. 3 through March 10. Now you can see me up close & personal & I’ll get to meet my fans in real life!!” Coco commented on Twitter.
Coco also recently revealed that the new season of ‘Ice Loves Coco’ will start on October 28th and will show how her involvement with ‘Peepshow’ came to be.
Do you think she is a good choice for a replacement?
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Justin Timberlake reportedly celebrated bachelor party in Vegas

HollywoodNews.com: It sounds like Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s wedding might be coming up as it is rumored he recently had his bachelor party in Las Vegas.
Timberlake reportedly celebrated with friends at Surrender Nightclub at the Encore Las Vegas where they were all dressed in “rat pack” attire, states RadarOnline. Timberlake reportedly had his closest friends there and even ran into Timbaland and his wife Monique who apparently wished him well.
The guys reportedly kept the night low-key as they sipped on Timberlake’s 901 Tequila.
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