Sean Paul Nabs MOBO Award Nomination For Best Reggae Act
[NEW YORK] – Multi-award-winning and Billboard chart topping, international recording artist Sean Paul has been nominated Best Reggae Act for the 2021 MOBO Awards. On the heels of his recently released chart topping single “Dynamite” featuring Sia and his 7th studio album ‘Live N Livin’, Sean Paul continues to remain one of the most sought-after artists in music. Throughout his career, the international superstar has carved a home for himself while championing dancehall, as being an artist with a unique sound, look and passion. His ability to show the power and unity in music through various collaborations, across many genres has catapulted his career over the years on various charts, awards and with an enormous fanbase. As a past MOBO Award winner Sean Paul was very pleased with the announcement of his nomination “I am incredibly thankful for the nomination and for the support of all my fans,” said Sean Paul.sflcn.com
Sean Paul Debuts New Single “Dynamite” Featuring Sia
[NEW YORK] – Today, the multi-award-winning and Billboard chart topping, Sean Paul reunites with Sia to release their club anthem “Dynamite”. Vibe SongOf the song, Sean Paul says, “’Dynamite’ started out as just a good vibe song. After recording ‘Cheap Thrills’ Sia and I knew we would record another single. He adds “Banx and Ranx, Greg Kurstin, myself and Sia, worked on this single. Stay tuned for more from Sean Paul soon.sflcn.com
New this week: Sia, Clarice Starling and Kristen Wiig
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. One nominee, “Judas and the Black Messiah," arrives on HBO Max (as well as in theaters) on Friday. Ad— Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo's last writing partnership turned out pretty well. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Sia’s Golden Globe-nominated directorial debut, “Music,” will be accompanied with a 14-track album. Ad— “Silence of the Lambs” is three decades in the rearview mirror, but only a year has passed as CBS’ “Clarice” picks up the story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling.
Kate Hudson in, Spike Lee out and more Golden Globe chaos
Technically they even snubbed an entire category when best supporting actress was skipped over by mistake. From the Kate Hudson movie that no one has heard of to the very awkward shut out of Spike Lee, here’s a look at some of the biggest surprises of the morning. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t surprised to hear Kate Hudson’s name announced among the best actress nominees. That movie is called “Music,” a fantasy musical drama with Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Maddie Ziegler that marks pop star Sia’s directorial debut. Lee’s acclaimed Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods” was expected to be a shoo-in for any number of categories: Best picture, best director, best actor for Delroy Lindo or supporting actor for Chadwick Boseman, who died last year.
New this week: Foo Fighters, 'Malcolm & Marie' and Snoopy
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son), “Earwig” follows a 10-year-old orphan girl who gets some unconventional adoptive parents. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Foo Fighters’ 10th album was originally supposed to be released last year but was one of many projects delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fela’s son and grandson, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, will release a double album called “Legacy +” on Friday. Ad— “Peanuts” puppy Snoopy gets top billing in “The Snoopy Show,” an Apple TV+ animated series debuting Friday on the streaming service.
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns' “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” was, unfortunately, always going to be of the moment. — Rocker Tommy Lee is in a collaborative state of mind on his new album, “Andro,” out Friday. Sundance Now’s true crime drama “Des” stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Dennis Nilsen, a serial killer who targeted young men, including the homeless. The three-part “Des,” debuting Thursday on the streaming service, was a recent U.K. TV hit and drew raves for Tennant’s performance.
Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards
NEW YORK – Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Atlanta-born Killer Mike first made waves in music with his appearance on Outkast's 2000 album, “Stankonia." But Killer Mike has made noise outside of music, too. Last year he hosted Netflix's “Trigger Warning with Killer Mike," a 2019 documentary series about issues affected the Black community. The Billboard Change Maker Award will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the African American Panoramic Experience Museum in Atlanta.
Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira picked up four nominations, including outstanding variety special (live). It was not clear if Lopez and Shakira were specifically nominated, though past halftime singers, including Beyonc, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, have earned Emmy nominations as performers. For their work on Watchmen, they scored a second Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special. They earned nominations as producers for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and as writers for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who composed music for the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming, picked up a nomination for outstanding music composition for a documentary series of special.
What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
ATLANTA - Responding to a paparazzi photo that captured her walking with her cane, Lena Dunham explained she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome -- a group of disorders affecting the joints and skin. "An Ehler-Danlos syndrome flare means that I need support from more than just my friends... so thank you, sweet cane!" Some claim the first description of the syndrome was by the Ancient Greek doctor Hippocrates in 400 BC. "Each type of EDS is a distinct disorder that 'runs true' in a family," the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation says. "This means that an individual with Vascular Type EDS will not normally have a child with Classical Type EDS."
Sia thanks fans for saving her life following death her dog Pantera
(CNN) - Sia thanked fans on Saturday for sending supportive messages she says saved her life following the recent death of her beloved dog, Pantera. "You were my first born furry and you saved my life. Some tweeted photos of Sia and Pantera, while others shared their own experiences with losing a pet. "I figured I'd let you know that my greatest fear was Pantera dying," Sia tweeted on Saturday. The night he died, in the wee hours your messages and old photos helped me through it, sober and alive."
Human, veterinary specialists collaborate on primate surgery at Zoo Miami
"Sia," short for Siamang, a type of medium-sized primate, is recovering after a successful surgery last Friday, Zoo Miami officials said. MIAMI, Fla. - "Sia," short for siamang, a type of medium-sized primate, is recovering after a successful surgery last Friday, Zoo Miami officials said. After noticing digestive issues, zoo medical staff determined that she would need surgery to clear her GI tract of sand and pebbles. Zoo Miami invited Dr. Gaetano Ciancio, a human transplant and oncology specialist, to join volunteer private veterinarian Dr. Briana Danielson and Zoo Miami associate veterinarian Dr. Marisa Bezijan. The surgery is not expected to have any adverse effect on her booming call, zoo officials said.
Human, veterinary specialists collaborate on primate surgery
"Sia," short for Siamang, a type of medium-sized primate, is recovering after a successful surgery last Friday, Zoo Miami officials said. MIAMI, Fla. - "Sia," short for siamang, a type of medium-sized primate, is recovering after a successful surgery last Friday, Zoo Miami officials said. After noticing digestive issues, zoo medical staff determined that she would need surgery to clear her GI tract of sand and pebbles. Zoo Miami invited Dr. Gaetano Ciancio, a human transplant and oncology specialist, to join volunteer private veterinarian Dr. Briana Danielson and Zoo Miami associate veterinarian Dr. Marisa Bezijan. The trio worked together to remove the sand and pebbles from the animal's GI tract, collaborating on the surgery as part of Zoo Miami's "One Health" initiative.
Sia has a neurological disease
freeimages.com/Max Brown(CNN) - Sia revealed something deeply personal on Twitter Friday. The singer tweeted she has a neurological disease and is "suffering with chronic pain" due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. "I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going," Sia tweeted. There are 13 types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, as of 2017, according to NIH. People with the "classical" form of the condition may experience wounds that leave scars that widen over time, the NIH states.