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MEGAN FOX ATTENDS GRAMMYS PARTY AFTER SUFFERING CONCUSSION AND BROKEN WRIST: Megan Fox revealed on Instagram Sunday (February 5th) that despite suffering a concussion and a broken wrist, she still made her way to Clive Davis' pre-GRAMMYs gala. "Off the plane with a broken wrist and a concussion straight to a Grammys party," she wrote on Instagram. Entertainment Tonight reports that she showed up on the red carpet sporting a hot-pink brace on her right hand. It is not yet known how she was injured.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER ALLEGEDLY HITS BICYCLIST WITH HIS CAR: According to TMZ, Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a traffic accident over the weekend that sent a bicyclist to the hospital. Law enforcement officials told the outlet that the bicyclist made a left turn in front of Schwarzenegger before he was able to hit his brakes. He was reportedly not going very fast, but the woman complained of pain afterwards. No alcohol or drug use is suspected. The outlet also reports that the Terminator actor took the woman's bike to a local bike shop for repairs.

KIT HARRINGTON AND ROSE LESLIE ARE EXPECTING THEIR SECOND CHILD: Game of Thrones fans will be delighted to learn that Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are expecting another baby! Harrington shared the news on The Tonight Show Friday (February 3rd), telling Jimmy Fallon that the baby boy they welcomed in 2021 is "about to get the shock of his life," since he's going to "get a brother or sister." Harrington also shared that he is "terrified" for their second child to arrive. "With the first baby you're like walking through clouds and dancing through fields of daisies for 9 months, well — the man is anyway," he said. The second time around, he added, "The reality check comes much shorter. You get practical real quick."

LIAM NEESON CALLS UFC STAR CONOR MCGREGOR A ‘LITTLE LEPRECHAUN:' Liam Neeson is not a fan of the UFC or Conor McGregor, and he is making it known in a new interview with Men's Health. "UFC I can't stand," the Taken actor said. "That to me is like a bar fight. I know the practitioners are like, ‘No, you're wrong -- the months of training we do ...' Why don't you just grab a beer bottle and hit the other guy over the head? That's the next stage of the UFC. I hate it. ... That little leprechaun Conor McGregor, he gives Ireland a bad name. I know he's fit, and I admire him for that. But I can't take it."

KEKE PALMER CELEBRATES HER BABY BUMP: Keke Palmer is having fun being pregnant. The Nope actress shared a video of herself dancing in her underwear to "They D*cking" by Lil Boosie to Instagram on Sunday (February 5th). "Goodmorning y'all!!! Happy Sunday from me && the bump," she captioned the post.


INDUSTRY NEWS

VIOLA DAVIS ACHIEVES EGOT STATUS: According to Today, Viola Davis became the third Black woman in history to achieve EGOT status on Sunday (February 5th). The Woman King star won a Grammy for her audiobook performance of her memoir Finding Me. "It has just been such a journey," she said as she accepted the award. "I just EGOT!"

GEORGE R. ROBERTSON DIES AT 89: Deadline reports that Police Academy star George R. Robertson passed away on January 29th at the age of 89. His family did not reveal his cause of death. Robertson played Chief Hurst in the first six Police Academy films. He appeared in films such as Airport, Norma Rae, and JFK, and he portrayed Vice President Dick Cheney in the ABC miniseries The Path to 9/11 and the fictional U.S. president in National Lampoon's Senior Trip.

MELINDA DILLON DIES AT 83: According to The Hollywood Reporter, two-time Oscar-nominated actress Melinda Dillon died on January 9th at the age of 83. Her cause of death is not yet known. Dillon's acting roles included Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Absence of Malice, A Christmas Story, Bound for Glory, and Slapshot.

CHECK OUT THE TEASER TRAILER FOR THE ‘WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP' REMAKE: According to Deadline, 20th Century Studios dropped the teaser trailer for the remake of White Men Can't Jump on Sunday (February 5th). This marks Jack Harlow's acting debut as he stars alongside Sinqua Walls in the movie, which is set to be released on Hulu on May 19th.


'KNOCK AT THE CABIN' BEATS OUT '80 FOR BRADY' AT THE DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE

Over the weekend, Universal's Knock at the Cabin became the first movie to bump Avatar: The Way of Water out of the top spot at the domestic box office. The film pulled in $14.2 million, topping 80 for Brady, which debuted in second place at $12.5 million. Knock at the Cabin is also M. Night Shyamalan's seventh film to debut in the number one spot, according to Deadline.

Box Office Numbers from Friday (February 3rd) through Sunday (February 5th):

1. Knock at the Cabin, $14.2 million
2. 80 for Brady, $12.5 million
3. Avatar: The Way of Water, $10.8 million
4. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, $7.95 million
5. BTS: Yet to Come in Cinemas, $6.3 million
6. A Man Called Otto, $4.1 million
7. M3GAN, $3.8 million
8. Missing, $3.7 million
9. Chosen Season 3, $3.64 million 10. Pathaan, $2.7 million
10. Pathaan, $2.7 million


STEVE-O BEGS BAM MARGERA TO GET SOBER

Jackass star Steve-O is pleading with his longtime friend and costar Bam Margera to get sober. Last week, Steve-O wrote and deleted a comment on an Instagram post by Margera, begging him to "choose recovery."

Margera has been publicly struggling with substance abuse for years. "Bam, last night you had your five year old son with you on stage at my show, and you were blessed with the chance to spend another day or two with him — then as soon as you left my show, you stayed up all night getting loaded..." Steve-O wrote.

He continued, "You say you want to have a relationship with your son, but your actions guarantee the exact opposite will happen. I brought you on tour with me in hopes that I could get you to see what's possible for you if you choose recovery." Steve-O has been sober himself for 15 years.

"I wish you could know how much I've hated feeling braced for news of your death, but you're making it clear that I have no other choice," he added. "You're dying, brother, and it sucks that I can't do anything to save you."


BROOKE SHIELDS REVEALS SHE WAS RAPED BY 'AN INDUSTRY INSIDER' IN NEW DOCUMENTARY

In a forthcoming documentary about her life and work, Brooke Shields shared that she was raped by "an industry insider" when she was in her 20s. The documentary, titled Pretty Baby, recently debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Shields said she met the unnamed man for dinner one night to discuss work opportunities. "He said, 'Come back to the hotel and I'll call a cab,'" she recalled in the film. "And I go up to the hotel room, and he disappears for a while."

The Blue Lagoon actress said she picked up a pair of binoculars and looked out the window while she waited. "The door opens, the person comes out naked, and I've got the binoculars and I'm like, 'S**t," she said. "And I put the binoculars down and he's right on me. Just like, was wrestling."

Shields added, "I was afraid I'd get choked out or something, so I didn't fight that much. I didn't. I just absolutely froze. I thought one 'No' should've been enough, and I just thought, 'Stay alive and get out,' and I just shut it out. God knows I knew how to be disassociated from my body. I'd practiced that... I went down in the elevator, and I got my own cab. I just cried all the way to my friend's apartment."


BEYONCE MAKES GRAMMY HISTORY WITH 32ND CAREER WIN

Beyonce, who missed one of her awards, because she was stuck in traffic, made history as she picked up her 32nd career Grammy trophy and became the event's most decorated artist ever. To a standing ovation, she said, "I'm trying not to get too emotional." She picked up six out of nine of her evenings nominations, including for Best R&B Album for "Cuff It."

Beyoncé surpassed Quincy Jones earlier in the night with her 29th win. And with her 32nd, she eclipsed conductor Georg Solti.

The coveted Album of the Year went to Harry Styles for Harry's House. A grandma fan got to hand him the award, in return, he gave her a huge hug. He said, "This doesn't happen to people like me very often. This is so, so nice." He also won for Best Pop Vocal Album.

A few stand-out awards included… Lizzo winning Record of The Year, for "About Damn Time," Bonnie Raitt got Song of the Year for "Just Like That." Adele picked up Best Pop Solo Performance for "Easy On Me." And Samara Joy won Best New Artist.

Best Rock Performance, as well as Best Song, went to Brandi Carlile and Best Rock Album went to Ozzy Osborne.

LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Ice-T, Run-DMC, Salt-N-Peppa, and others performed in honor of Hip Hop celebrating 50 years.

Also of note, after accepting with Sam Smith for "UnHoly," Kim Petras became the first transgender woman to win Best Duo or Group. A few other spectacular performances included Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Mary J. Blige, Chris Stapleton, and Lizzo.

Trevor Noah hosted the 65th Grammy Awards from Los Angeles for the third year in a row.

WINNERS

Album Of The Year

Harry Styles

Harry's House

Record Of The Year

Lizzo "About Damn Time"

Song Of The Year

"Just Like That"
Bonnie Raitt, songwriter (Bonnie Raitt)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Unholy"
Sam Smith & Kim Petras

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Higher
Michael Bublé

Best Dance/Electronic Recording

"BREAK MY SOUL"
Beyoncé
Beyoncé, Terius "The-Dream" Gesteelde-Diamant, Jens Christian Isaksen & Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, producers; Stuart White, mixer

Best Rock Performance

"Broken Horses"
Brandi Carlile

Best Metal Performance

"Degradation Rules"
Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi

Best Rock Song

"Broken Horses"
Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

Best Rock Album

Patient Number 9

Ozzy Osbourne

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele

"Easy On Me"

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Beyonce

Renaissance

Best Rap Album

Kendrick Lamar

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Best Country Album

Willie Nelson

A Beautiful Time

Best Pop Vocal Album

Harry Styles

Harry's House

Best R&B Song

Beyonce "Cuff It"

Best Musica Urbana Album

Bad Bunny

Harry Styles' Album Harry's House wins Best Pop Vocal Album

  • "Thank you so much. This album, from start to finish, has been the greatest experience of my life. For making it with two of my best friends, to playing it for people has been the greatest joy I could have asked for. So, I want to thank Rob, Jeffrey, Tommy, Tom, Tom, Tyler, and everyone who inspired this album, everyone, all my friends who supported me through it. Thank you so much. I wouldn't be here without you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Cheers and applause" :37 OC...much thank you Cheers and applause

Sam Smith and Kim Petras accepts award for Best Duo or group for "Unholy"

  • "Oh, my god. Thank you so much. Crazy, Sam, I love you so much. And this song has been such an incredible, incredible journey for me. And Sam has been a supporter of mine for so long. Um, Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I'm the first transgender woman to win this award. Cheers and applause And I'm so -- thank you. Um, and I just want to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open before me so I could be here tonight. Sophie, especially, my friend who passed away two years ago who told me this would happen and always believed in me. Thank you so much for your inspiration, Sophie. I adore you, and your inspiration will forever be in my music. Madonna for fighting for lgbtq rights. So much. I don't think I could be here without Madonna. My mother. I grew up next to a highway in nowhere, Germany. And my mother believed me that I was a girl, and I wouldn't be here without her. And her support. Applause And everyone who believed in me to this point, I love you so much. The recording academy, thank you. This is a huge moment for me. Sam, thank you, you're a true angel and hero in my life. And I love you. And everyone who made the song too, I love you guys so much. Sorry I didn't write down the names. I love you. Ok. Bye-bye! Applause" 1:52 OC...Ok bye bye Applause

Bad Bunny wins the award for Best Musica Urbana Album

  • "Whew. Gracias. Applause Oh, wow, this is really humble. It's easy because I just made it this album with love and passion. Anything else. Love and passion. And when you do things with love and passion, everything is easier. The life is easier. I want to thank all, everyone who listened to my music. Speaking non-english Cheers and applause Speaking non-english I want to dedicate this award to Puerto Rico -- Speaking non-english Speaking non-english Cheers and applause" 1:14 OC...to Puerto Rico Cheers and applause

Kendrick Lamar wins Best Rap Album Award

  • "No, first and foremost, I want to thank my family for giving me the courage, you know, and the vulnerability to share these stories and share my truth with this album. That's first and foremost. I want to thank -- applause That's right. I want to thank my fans for trusting me with these words, you know? Yeah. You know, as artists, we all entertainers. Stupid. And we say things to provoke thoughts and feelings and emotions. So making this record -- this is one of my toughest records to make. And it allowed me to do that and allowed me to share other people's experiences. Going back and thinking back where I started with rap, how far I came, I would like to thank the culture for allowing me to evolve in order to make a song. Applause Like "Mother I'm sober." That's special to me. All we ever wanted was to be the biggest underground artists of all time, and I finally found imperfection with this album. So I appreciate y'all, I love y'all. ♪♪" 1:10 OC...I love y'all

Beyonce accepting award for the most Grammy wins of all time as she accepts the award for best dance/electronic album

  • "Thank you so much. I'm trying not to be too emotional. And I'm trying to just receive this night. Cheers and applause I want to thank god for protecting me. Thank you, god. I'd like to thank my uncle Johnny, who's not here. But he's here in spirit. Applause I'd like to thank my parents, my father, my mother, for loving me and pushing me. I'd like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three children who are at home watching. I'd like to thank the queer community for your love. Cheers and applause And for inventing this genre. God bless you. Thank you so much to the grammys. Cheers and applause Thank you. ♪♪ ♪♪ " 1:21 OC...grammys thank you

Dr.Dre accepts the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award

  • "Yeah. I'm extremely moved by this award. I want to say thank you to the recording academy and the black musi collective for this honor. I know everybody in here probably knows this already, but this is the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Cheers and applause Make some noise for hip-hop. Yeah. And where would I be without it? Where would a lot of people in here be without hip hop to be honest? Hip-hop became a life line for me as a teenager growing up in Compton. And it started with a song called "The adventures of grandmaster flash on the wheels of steel." Scratching and mixing on the turn tables had me hooked and became the entry point to a 40-year career of doing something that I really love. What up, AP? Yeah. And much of what I love is involved with collaboration, assembling a team of talented artists, engineers and musicians with gifts different from mine and who shine in ways that I don't has been both inspiring and crucial to my success. And I'm extremely grateful to all of those who have comprised their team over the years. And I would not be here accepting this award without their contribution. Applause Yes. I'm also thankful to all the people who have been by my side, often through the difficult moments in my life that caused me to get to this point in my life, you know. Inspiration is one of my favorite words, and as a creative, it's what I'm always in search of, and I hope to leave behind long after I'm gone. So, what I love about this award is that it uses my name to inspire the next generation of producers, artists, and entrepreneurs to reach for their greatness and demand that from everybody around you. Applause And never compromise your vision at all. Pursue quality over quantity. And remember that everything is important. That is one of my mottos, everything is important. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. Cheers and applause" 2:16 OC...much appreciate it Cheers and applause

Adele accepts award for Best Pop Solo performance

  • "Oh, thank you. I really was just looking forward to coming tonight. I just want to dedicate this to my son Angelo. Oh god, Richie said don't cry. He said if you win tonight, don't cry. Here I am crying. Just to my son, I wrote this first verse in the shower when I was choosing to change my son's life, and he's been nothing but humble and gracious and loving to me the whole time. I love a piano balad with it. Any kind of award, very old school and very brave. Love you all. I love you. Good night! Cheers and applause" :45 OC...you good night Cheers and applause

Samara Joy accepts for new Best New Artist

  • "I'm so, oh my gosh! I can't even believe it, I've been watching y'all on TV for like so long. To be here with you all born and raised in The Bronx, New York, My family is here. I've been singing all my life. My grandparents, my father...I'm so sorry. Thank you so much for this honor. Thank you so much to all of thepeople who listened to me, who supported me, all of you are so inspiring to me. All of you have inspired me because of who you are. You express yourself by showing exactly who you are authetically. So, to be here by just being myself, by just being who I was born as. I'm so thankful. Thank you to my team, thank you to managmenet, Matt, Chris. Everyobdy at virv record label. My little brother is here as my date, thank you Zach! Thank you all! Have a wonderful not, I'm so so grateful. Thank you. Cheers and Applause" SOUDNCUE 1:08 OC...grateful thank you Cheers and Applause

Harry Styles accepts Album of the year award

  • "Man, I've been so so inspired by every artist in this category with me at a lot of different times in my life. I listen to everyone in this category when I'm alone. I think on nights like tonight it's obviously so important to remember there is no such thing as best in music. I don't think any of us sit in the studio making decisions based on what is going to get us one of these. This is very very kind. I'm so so grateful, I'm gonna pass it over to my collaborators. This doesn't happen to people like me very often, and this is soo so nice, thank you very much.Applause" SOUDNCUE :57 OC...you very much Applause

Bonnie Raitt accepts for song of the year for "Just Like That"

  • "Oh, my god. Cheers and applause I'm so surprised. I don't know what to say. This is just an unreal moment. Thank you for honoring me to all the academy that surrounds me with so much support and appreciates the art of songwriting, as I do. I was so inspired for this song by the incredible story of the love and the grace and the generosity of someone that donates their beloved organs to help another person live. And this story was so simple and so beautiful for these times, and people have been responding to this song, partly because of how much I love, and we all love John Prine, and that was the inspiration for the music for this song, and telling a story from the inside. And I just -- I don't write a lot of songs, but I'm so proud that you appreciate this one and what this means for me and for the rest of the songwriters who I would not be up here tonight if it wasn't for the art of the Grat soul-digging, hard-working people that put these songs and ideas to music. So, I thank my team for helping me get this record out. And thank you so much. I'm just totally humbled. I really appreciate it. Thank you. Applause" 1:38 OC...it thank you Applause

Lizzo accepts award for Record of the Year for "About Damn Time"

  • "I want to dedicate this award to Prince. Cheers and applause Um, when we lost prince, I decided to dedicate my life to making positive music. And I was like I don't care if my positivity bother you, what's wrong with you? And this was at a time when positive music and feel-good music wasn't mainstream at that point. I felt very misunderstood. I felt on the outside looking in. But I stayed true to myself because I wanted to make the world a better place so I had to be that change to make the world better place. Cheers and applause And now I look around, and there's all these songs that are about loving our bodies and feeling comfortable in our skin and feeling good! Cheers and applause And I'm just so proud to be a part of it. Because in a world where there's a lot of darkness and a lot of -- I'd like to believe that not only can people do good, but we just are good. We are good inherently. And anybody at home who feels misunderstood or on the outside looking in, like I did, just stay true to yourself, because I promise you, you will find people, you will attract people in your life who believe in you and support you. I want to thank y'all for believing in me and supporting me. Blake and Ricky reed, producers of this record, nice life atlantic, full stop, Kevin Alana, team lizzo, my team my rock, my family, my mama, my sister, my brother, my daddy! My man. And lastly because I feel like there are so many g.o.a.t.'d artists. Beyonce, whoo! Applause In the fifth grade I skipped school to see you perform. Laughter My sister, she got me out of school. It was literature, I'm good. And where you at, Beyonce in my eyes are wet. Hah! You changed my life. You sang that gospel medley. And the way you made me feel, I was like I want to make people feel this way with my music. So thank you so much. You clearly are the artist of our lives! Cheers and applause I love you, god bless y'all. Screams" 2:42 OC...god bless y'all Screams
AUDIO: GRAMMY DR.DRE ACCEPTS THE DR. DRE GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD
AUDIO: GRAMMYS ADELE ACCEPTS AWARD FOR BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: GRAMMYS BEYONCE ACCEPTING AWARD FOR THE MOST GRAMMY WINS OF ALL TIME AS SHE ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM
AUDIO: GRAMMYS BONNIE RAITT ACCEPTS FOR SONG OF THE YEAR FOR "JUST LIKE THAT"
AUDIO: GRAMMYS HARRY STYLES ACCEPTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD
AUDIO: GRAMMYS LIZZO ACCEPTS AWARD FOR RECORD OF THE YEAR FOR "ABOUT DAMN TIME"
AUDIO: GRAMMYS SAMARA JOY ACCEPTS FOR NEW BEST NEW ARTIST
AUDIO: GRAMMYS_BAD BUNNY WINS THE AWARD FOR BEST MUSICA URBANA ALBUM
AUDIO: GRAMMYS_HARRY STYLES' ALBUM HARRY'S HOUSE WINS BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
AUDIO: GRAMMYS_KENDRICK LAMAR WINS BEST RAP ALBUM AWARD
AUDIO: GRAMMYS_SAM SMITH AND KIM PETRAS ACCEPT AWARD FOR BEST DUO OR GROUP FOR "UNHOLY"

ARMIE HAMMER ADDRESSES RAPE ALLEGATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME

Armie Hammer is addressing the sexual abuse allegations made against him for the first time since they arose in February 2021. In an interview with Air Mail published on Friday (February 3rd), the Call Me By Your Name actor denied raping a woman named Effie, who said he "mentally, emotionally and sexually" abused her during their four-year-long relationship.

Instead, Hammer claims that the pair engaged in a consensual rape "scene." He told the outlet, "She planned all of the details out, all the way down to what Starbucks I would see her at, how I would follow her home, how her front door would be open and unlocked and I would come in, and we would engage in what is called a 'consensual non-consent scene,' CNC." He added, "Every single thing was discussed beforehand. I have never thrust this on someone unexpectedly. Never."

Hammer also revealed that he was sexually abused by a youth pastor at the age of 13, which led him to later become interested in BDSM. "What that did for me was it introduced sexuality into my life in a way that it was completely out of my control. I was powerless in the situation. I had no agency in the situation," he said. "Sexuality was introduced to me in a scary way where I had no control. My interests then went to: I want to have control in the situation, sexually."

In addition to all of this, the Social Network actor admitted that he was "one million percent" emotionally abusive towards Paige Lorenze and Courtney Vucekovich, who made separate allegations against him and appeared in the Discovery docuseries House of Hammer. "I would have these younger women in their mid-20s, and I'm in my 30s. I was a successful actor at the time. They could have been happy to just be with me and would have said yes to things that maybe they wouldn't have said yes to on their own. That's an imbalance of power in the situation," he said.

Hammer added, "I'm here to own my mistakes, take accountability for the fact that I was an asshole, that I was selfish, that I used people to make me feel better, and when I was done, moved on. And treated people more poorly than they should have been treated."


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