April 18, 2014

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Antonio “L.A.” Reid to receive the President’s Merit Award by the Recording Academy

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ( www.grammy.com ).
Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, this exclusive, star-studded celebration will feature special musical performances and will be attended by the world’s most renowned artists and top industry VIPs in music, film, television and new media. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys , www.facebook.com/thegrammys .
As part of the evening’s celebration, the 2013 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® will honor Epic Records’ Chairman and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid. The Recording Academy will present Reid with the President’s Merit Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the music industry and the impact his efforts have had on music and the business of music. Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Doug Morris, and Mo Ostin.
“We are thrilled to once again collaborate with Clive Davis on this legendary gala filled with unique performances and stories,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “With his keen ability to foster and guide young artists, Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has brought to the world some of the most accomplished and beloved musicians. We are delighted and excited to pay tribute to this luminary who has shaped the contemporary music landscape with his passion, diversity, dedication, and musical judgement.”
Before becoming the consummate executive, Reid was a recording artist, drummer, songwriter, and producer. In 1989 he co-founded LaFace Records with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, in partnership with Clive Davis and Arista Records and introduced a string of multi-platinum artists, including Toni Braxton, OutKast, TLC, and Usher. The label, which reshaped R&B and hip-hop, became one of the premier record companies of its time
In 2000 Reid was named president and CEO of Arista Records and brought successes to the label by signing such multi-platinum artists as P!nk, Ciara and Avril Lavigne. Additionally, during his tenure at Arista he oversaw OutKast’s GRAMMY-winning album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and executive produced Usher’s Confessions, which went on to win a GRAMMY and sell more than 10 million copies in the United States.
As chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, reins he took in 2004, Reid supervised the revitalization of [...]

More Chris Brown, Rihanna photos on Instagram

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Brown and Rihanna aren’t hiding a thing anymore as the two are continuing to post pictures together on Instagram.
Brown recently posted a picture of the two casually hanging out and commented, “What would music today sound like if these kids didn’t exist?,” states UsMagazine.com. In the picture, Rihanna is lounging in the background in a bra and camouflage comforter.
Even though Rihanna has denied a relationship, things seem to be pointing in that direction as they’ve been spending constant time together.
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Chris Brown talks working on growing up

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Brown was involved in some major issues when he had a domestic violence incident with Rihanna a few years back, but he apparently thinks he is growing up from that.
Brown recently opened up to ‘XXL’ magazine about how he is changing these days, states UsMagazine.com. “I’m normal. I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up. I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression. I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions,” Brown commented in the magazine.
However, he recently gotten into a Twitter argument where he exchanged insults with comedian Jenny Johnson. He then deleted his Twitter account after that.
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Rihanna posts pic of hugging, straddling Chris Brown

HollywoodNews.com: Rihanna and Chris Brown are going to have a hard time denying a romance between them after she recently posted a picture of her hugging and straddling him.
Rihanna took to Twitter to post the affectionate picture where she is on his lap, states RadarOnline. She then wrote a message with it addressed to Brown: “@f***yopictures I don’t wanna leave!!! Killed it tonight baby!!!”
Things have been more and more suspicious between them as she has been posting pictures of Brown after visiting him on his tour.
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Rihanna, Chris Brown show off matching Rolexes

HollywoodNews.com: Despite the denials, it seems that something might be going on between Rihanna and Chris Brown as the two are now sporting matching jewelry.
Rihanna took to Twitter and Brown took to Instagram to show off some new Rolexes that seem to match, states UsMagazine.com. “Don’t believe me just watch #newtoy #justcusimnumber1 #roleylife #dopedealer,” Rihanna said about her new watch.
“Ball game!” Brown commented about his own watch.
Rihanna has denied a rekindled romance despite her posting a shirtless picture of Brown as they also spent Thanksgiving together.
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Rihanna tweets shirtless picture of Chris Brown

HollywoodNews.com: Even though she has denied that anything romantic is going on, it seems hard deny that there is definitely something between Rihanna and Chris Brown.
Rihanna posted a picture of Brown this weekend on Twitter of him without a shirt on in a bed, states TMZ. And it seems that her 26 million followers have likely noticed the image that goes against everything she has said.
It is also rumored that the two spent Thanksgiving together as he was performing a show in Germany this last week.
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Rihanna allegedly spent Thanksgiving with Chris Brown

HollywoodNews.com: Rihanna and Chris Brown apparently got together for the holidays as it is rumored they spent Thanksgiving together.
It is rumored that Rihanna headed to Berlin, Germany where Brown was performing a concert, states UsMagazine.com. “All alone in my big ole jet!!! See u soon lover,” Rihanna posted on Twitter.
To further confirm the rumors, Rihanna then tweeted, “#Berlin #CarpeDiem.” Brown’s concert is called Carpe Diem.
It is also reported that after his concert, Brown was photographed with Rihanna at Berlin’s Adagio nightclub.
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Chris Brown cancels concert over protests

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Brown recently canceled a concert in Guyana after a number of protests were made about the upcoming show.
Apparently, a number of women’s rights organizations protested the show which caused him to pull out, states RadarOnline. The concert promoter commented that the protests made Brown “uncomfortable” with performing there.
The show was to take place on December 26th.
Brown has been struggling to win some fans ever since his domestic violence incident with Rihanna.
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Rihanna talks starting a family one day

HollywoodNews.com: Rihanna may be a little outrageous at times, but it seems that deep down she wants a bit of a traditional life.
Rihanna spoke with Ellen DeGeneres about her hopes to start a family in the future, states UsMagazine.com. “I’m pretty sure I could handle it if I had to on my own, but that’s not what I’m striving for,” Rihanna said about wanting a boyfriend or husband to have a family with instead of being a single mom.
And while she has claimed she is not with Chris Brown in a romantic way, it sounds like she is open to romance.
Do you think she’ll have kids anytime soon?
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Rihanna wanted as the next Bond girl

HollywoodNews.com: With the new Bond movie out, everyone is already talking about the next Bond movie and any possible Bond girls.
While many have commented on Beyonce being a potentially great Bond girl, it seems that Daniel Craig has someone else in mind, states E! News. “Rihanna, she’s dirtier,” Craig said when asked if Beyonce or Rihanna would be better.
And it certainly wouldn’t be hard to picture her as bold Bond girl.
Who do you think would be a better Bond girl?
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