The 55th Annual Grammy Awards saw The Black Keys sweep the rock category and newcomer Frank Ocean become the first openly gay male urban artist to take home a Grammy. Hosted by LL Cool J, the Awards were opened with Taylor Swift's performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” amid Carnival staging in a white ringmaster ensemble.
Frank Ocean, both popular on the charts and with critics, is up for album of the year, record of the year, best new artist and more at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, and is overcoming the preceived homophobia of the R&B community.
R&B singer and Grammy nominee Frank Ocean was allegedly the victim of the latest Chris Brown attack on Sunday night in West Hollywood outside the Westlake Recording Studios, where passers-by reported a brawl over a parking space.
The Grammy nominations were revealed through a televised concert on CBS last night, and there was plenty of love to go around, as six artists finished with six nominations apiece: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.
It's just hours away from the MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but first-time host Kevin Hart, 32, of such recent offbeat comedies like Think Like a Man and The Five-Year Engagement, is ready for some star-studded antics and potentially offensive humor.
Young New Orleans singer-songwriter-turned-celebrated-performer Frank Ocean, 24, who has ghost written songs for such famous heavy hitters as John Legend, Justin Bieber and Beyonce Knowles, gave a soulful rendition of his "Thinkin' Bout You" at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Los Angeles Staples Center, and his performance was easily hailed as one of the best of the evening.
Lorne Michaels' Saturday Night Live, which lost two of its nearest and dearest at the culmination of last season in Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, needs to make an impression upon returning for its 38th season premiere on September 15th, and what better way than to headline an adored comedian, an action hero and a fresh-blooded leading man in the first three episodes of its return? That's right — Family Guy and Ted's Seth MacFarlane will host the season premiere episode, followed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt of The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50, and Inception, and James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, in week three.
Parks and Recreation comedian Rashida Jones, 36, the daughter of music mogul Quincy Jones with actress Peggy Lipton, is retracting some comments she made about actor John Travolta earlier this month while promoting her new movie, Celeste and Jesse Forever, which also stars Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood and Emma Roberts.
R&B singer Frank Ocean, 24, since eliciting speculation about his sexuality with some of the content in his upcoming album, Channel Orange, has revealed that his first love was a man. The event follows closely on the heels of CNN's Anderson Cooper's long, confessional email admitting that he's gay.
The lineup for the three-day music festival Lollapalooza, which will be held this summer on August 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park, has been announced, with musical heavyweights Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, The Shins, and Black Sabbath topping the lists.
Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are collaborating on the highly anticipated Watch the Throne album, are giving their fans a sample of what's to come. On Wednesday night the duo debuted "Otis," a soulful track from the upcoming record that features the vocals of legendary R&B singer, Otis Redding.