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Red Nose Day airs tonight on NBC.
It's the first ever Red Nose Day in the United States today (May 21st 2015), and all manner of celebrities are donning the appropriate big red nose to raise awareness. It's one of the UK's most famous charity fundraisers - undertaken mainly for Comic Relief - but this year goes international for a host of charitable foundations.
Annoyingly, curvy reality star Kim Kardashian is now so good at posing in front of a camera that she even manages to maintain that seductive aura even while holding a novelty clown nose to her face, but many other celebrities provided some well needed laughs on this momentous occasion.
Chrissy Teigen, in a recent television interview, has explained why she no longer uses Photoshop on her social media posts.
Chrissy Teigen has decided she will no longer be using Photoshop to edit her social media pictures. The 29-year-old model, who is the wife of John Legend, discussed her decision whilst appearing on The Meredith Vieira Show on Friday (24th April). Teigen responded to a question from Vieira about the recent picture she posted on Instagram in which she showed her fans the bruises she had acquired by accidentally bumping in to kitchen counters. In doing so she also showed that she had stretch marks on the tops of her legs. Although many celebrities would have edited the image to hide the marks, Teigen took a refreshing approach by joking about her stretch marks in the picture's caption.
Chrissy Teigen and her husband, singer John Legend.
Dwayne Johnson miming and dancing to Taylor Swift? Yep this actually happened.
The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson, stole the show in the first episode of Spike’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ which pits a pair of celebs against each other every week in the ultimate miming contest. The former WWE champ teamed up with rapper Common to take on Jimmy Fallon and John Legend on Thursday evening, demonstrating his miming skills to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’.
The Rock is now a champion of the 'Lip Sync Battle'
Johnson performed Swfity’s modern pop classic, as well as donning the infamous John Travolta white suit for a rendition of the Bee Gee’s ‘Stayin’ Alive’. The 42 year old’s partner Common also performed Lionel Richie’s 'All Night Long' and 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5, helping to secure victory for the pair.
The British soul sensation has achieved the rare feat of having the UK's Number One Album and Single at the same time, following his Red Nose Day performance.
Sam Smith has scored a rare ‘double Number 1’ in the UK’s Official Charts this week. His recent single ‘Lay Me Down’ sits atop the UK Singles Chart and his debut LP In The Lonely Hour has returned to the summit of the Official Albums Chart as well.
A re-recording of ‘Lay Me Down’ as a duet with soul singer John Legend was released as the official Comic Relief / Red Nose Day single for 2015, and his live performance of it on Friday night helped it achieve sales of 105,000. The song dislodged last week’s Number One ‘King’, by newcomers Years & Years.
Sam Smith sits atop both the UK Albums and Singles chart
Continue reading: Sam Smith Scores Rare 'Double Number 1' With Album And New Single
The pair will perform the song on Red Nose Day this Friday.
Sam Smith is set to perform a special re-recording of his debut single, 'Lay Me Down', with Oscar winner John Legend for this year's Comic Relief, which will air on BBC One this week under the title 'Comic Relief: Face the Funny'.
Sam Smith and John Legend re-record 'Lay Me Down' for Comic Relief
It may not be among his Platinum selling singles, but Sam Smith is keen to express his attachment to his moving first single. He has re-recorded a rendition of 'Lay Me Down' with John Legend as the official single for Comic Relief, with all proceeds from the sales going to the charity campaign.
Legend used the Oscar platform to address an ongoing injustice.
Was there really any doubt in anyone's mind that Glory would win for Best Soundtrack this year? Didn't think so. John Legend accepted the award in classic John Legend style, with a rousing social justice-themed speech.
John Legend used his platform to address the injustices African Americans face in the American justice system.
His speech focused on the plight of African-Americans trapped in the current American justice system, comparing their numbers to those of slaves in the 19th century.
'Dark Sky Paradise' set for February release, featuring some exciting guests.
Big Sean is on the way with his third album
The highly anticipated new release features some of the best artists in hip-hop including Kanye West, Chris Brown, Drake, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla Sign and E-40, as well as recent Golden Globe winner John Legend and, in the deluxe edition's bonus tracks, pop songstress Ariana Grande and newcomer PARTYNEXTDOOR.
Idina Menzel singing the National Anthem, Katy Perry riding a giant lion - it could only be the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl is possibly the most anticipated and well-known sporting event of every year; a game of American Football, set to decide the National Football League champion team for that season. On 1st February 2014, the New England Patriots fought the Seattle Seahawks for the title, in a game that saw Quarterback Tom Brady win his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP award. In the end, the New England Patriots won the game with 28, against the Seattle Seahawks 24.
Katy Perry flies into her Super Bowl performance (Credit Kevin C. Cox - Getty Images)
Idina Menzel received the honour of singing the American National Anthem during the opening ceremony, while Katy Perry received critical praise for her half-time show performance, featuring Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. With the Super Bowl being such a loved sporting event, it should be no surprise that a whole host of celebrities made an appearance at the show to watch their favourite teams. Amongst those in attendance were Snoop Dog, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris and many more.
Continue reading: Stars Look On At Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance [Photos]
This year's Brit Award nominations features a few surprises...
The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.
Sam Smith leads nominations
Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.
The 35-year-old singer revealed it was "a couple of years" before realizing his now-wife was "the one."
In September 2013, John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen tied the knot after dating for seven years, and although they have looked inseparable ever since, the Grammy Award winner recently revealed it wasn't love at first sight.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been married since September 2013
When Legend spoke with the December/January issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine, he was very candid when asked about the beginning of his relationship with Teigen, admitting it was "a couple of years" before realizing she was "the one."
Katy Perry, Beyonce and One Direction have all also scored multiple nominations.
Iggy Azalea is leading the pack at this year’s American Music Awards, amassing six nominations including one for ‘artist of the year’. The Australian rapper has had quite the 2014, hitting the Billboard number one spot for the first time earlier this year with ‘Fancy’ and releasing her debut album, The New Classic.
Iggy Azalea leads this year's AMA nominations
The 24 year old is nominated for artist of the year, new artist of the year, favourite female pop/rock artist, favourite rap/hip hop artist, favourite rap/hip hop album (for The New Classic) and single of the year for ‘Fancy’.
Continue reading: How ‘Fancy’! Iggy Azalea Leads AMA Nominations With Six Nods
Barbra Streisand has set a new world record with the release of her latest album.
It's not easy to be a pioneer in music nowadays, but Barbra Streisand seems to have managed it with the release of her thirty-sixth album 'Partners'. The record has debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard Chart, making Streisand the first singer to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.
Streisand (72) is continuing to break records in the music world
Her first album to reach the top spot was 'People' back in 1964, and she has gone on to have a further nine reach number one in the US, including her latest one. With her ten number one albums, she is now tied for fourth place with the most number one albums alongside Elvis Presley. Ahead of her are The Beatles (19), Michael Jackson (13) and Bruce Springsteen (11), but Streisand is still the most successful female artist. She has also scored six number ones in the UK album chart and thirteen in other countries. She has also achieved five number one singles, her last being 'Woman in Love' which was released in 1980.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Makes Chart History With New Album
We nominate these two for most beautiful celeb newlyweds.
Congrats to Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, who just tied the knot on Saturday, August 30. The couple kept the celebrity habit of marrying in castles – fitting for modern day aristocracy, really – and had their big (well, not that big) do at Chateau Artisan in Miami.
Beautiful couple award? We think so.
The intimate gathering was attended by a small group of close friends and family, including John Legend, who performed at the wedding reception. This is a second marriage for both 41-year-old Union and 32-year-old Wade, who plays for Miami Heat. His proposal back in December was a rather endearing moment, aided by his two children from a previous marriage, sons Zaire and Zion, and his nephew, Dahveon, whom he's raising.
Continue reading: Bring On The Union Puns: Gabrielle Union Ties The Knot With Dwayne Wade
Wait, what was that about BET?
Lionel Richie’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony during the BET Awards on Sunday was moving, inspiring and… wrong. Well, part of it was, anyway. Richie received musical tributes by Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Yolanda Adams, each of whom performed a song by the soul legend.
Despite the typo, the ceremony and musical tributes marched on.
Even though his name was repeated multiple times during the show and we’re guessing BET staff know how to use spell check, someone still misspelled Richie’s name as Ritchie on screen. Before the mistake was noticed or acknowledged, Twitter took the typo and ran with it. The misspelled name quickly started trending on the website and many people seemed unaware of the mistake.
Continue reading: Lionel Richie Inspires From The BET Stage, Despite Unfortunate Typo
You'd think they'd have bothered to double-check the name spelling of the recipient of the 'Lifetime Achievement Award'!
Whoever was in charge of the captioning at last night's BET Awards should hang their head in shame after they misspelled the name of the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, Lionel Richie. During the televised coverage of the Black Entertainment Television Awards on Sunday night (29th June), which was watched by millions around the world, the broadcasting team managed to spell Richie's surname as "Ritchie."
Sure, plenty of worse things could have happened, but it's still a pretty embarrassing move considering Richie was practically the guest of honor at the bash. To make matters worse, the mistake flashed on the screen in large lettering as the 65 year-old soul star headed to collect his prize.
Soon the hashtag "#lionelritchie" began trending on Twitter as viewers picked up on the blunder and quickly spread the news leading to embarrassment for the show's production team.
Continue reading: Fail! Lionel Richie's Name Spelled Wrong At The BET Awards
The victim was in stable condition as of Sunday night.
BET Awards weekend started with a tragedy this year, when a guest at Meek Mill’s pre-awards party ended up in hospital with stab wounds. The incident took place on Saturday night, June 28, at Lure nightclub. Meek Mill was hosting a rousing pre-BET bash, when a fight broke out. The 20-something man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital, but TMZ has obtained footage of him laying on the curb waiting for help while a friend yells at the police officers to hurry the ambulance.
Meek Mill himself was not directly involved in the brawl.
The man incurred two stab wounds in the stomach, but his condition is stable, the website also reports. The reason for the fight has not been uncovered so far. The man’s identity and that of his attacker are being withheld. The party was also attended by The Game, Lil Boosie, Mase and actress Kyla Pratt.
On the eve of the award show, BET has announced a performance by Lifetime Achievement honoree Lionel Richie.
It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award show, as well as being this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree. He joins this year’s lineup, which also includes stars like Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Drake.
Richie is being honored for over four decades of transformational music.
Currently in the fifth decade of his career, Richie’s list of achievements is quite impressive. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy awards. His music has changed the face of soul and R&B, but Richie frequently crosses genre lines to experiment with pop, soft rock and even country.
Continue reading: Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List
Emma Watson recently graduated from Brown University. What are some other celebs that have pursued a higher education?
It’s no Hogwarts, but it just might be the next best thing. Actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the hit franchise Harry Potter, recently graduated from the Ivy League school Brown University for a degree in English literature. Enrolling in the school in 2009, the degree had been a work in progress as Watson took breaks in between to finish off the remaining Harry Potter films, and she even worked on her schooling abroad as she studied at Oxford University in England, as well. You’d think adapting to the college life could be difficult for someone with such a star status, but Watson said it was pretty easy adjusting. "I've never even been asked for an autograph on campus," she said in an interview in 2013. "I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook."
Emma Watson graduated from Brown University
Watson joins the list of quite a few celebrities that have graduated from top tier schools, and it’s an admirable accomplishment whether it was done before they became famous, or after. In fact, there’s probably a ton of your favorite celebrities that you never even knew had a degree in some weird categories completely unrelated to their career choice. Either way, for these actors and musicians, they’ve proven that at one point or another, an A mark was once a more important accolade than an Oscar or a Grammy.
Continue reading: Emma Watson Joins The List Of Celebrity Graduates
John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen has made headlines after slamming internet users who criticized her weight, but who is the 'Sports Illustrated' model?
Chrissy Teigen has been hitting the news a lot lately, since her rant to those rude Instagram followers who criticised her weight. Earlier this month, Teigen hit back at the nasty commenters, writing, “In what other real life situation would you walk up to someone and tell them they’re fat or gained weight? Seriously you are POS.”
Chrissy Teigen slammed internet trolls who criticized her weight
Teigen’s act of bravery slamming internet bullies has thrust her into the spotlight, but who is John Legend’s wife? 28 year old Chrissy Teigen was born in Utah to a Norwegian father and a Thai mother. The family moved regularly, with Teigen living in Seattle, Idaho, Washington and Hawaii, before settling in California. It was while working in a surf shop in California that she was ‘discovered’ by a photographer.
Continue reading: Who Is John Legend's Model Wife, Chrissy Teigen?
The Sports Illustrated cover girl definitely isn't shy when it comes to her relationship.
Sports Illustrated covergirl Chrissy Teigen’s sexual exploits made news this week, as the model talked to Cosmopolitan about her career and making a name for herself... but mostly about her sex life with husband John Legend. Said sex life is apparently going great, at least judging by the escapades she shared in her Cosmo interview.
The classy couple apparently has a pretty adventurous sex life.
“We’re by no means freaky-deaky, but let’s just say, we’re open to things. We’re very okay with PDA. When we go to a restaurant, he loves when I wear a dress, so he can do some upper-thigh rubbing."
Continue reading: Chrissy Teigen's Mile-High Escapades Make Cosmopolitan Cover Story
The 28 year-old model revealed how she and her Grammy-Award winning husband shared a PDA moment while on board a commercial flight.
Chrissy Teigen is not shy when it comes to public displays of affection.
As the Sports Illustrated model bared all for the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, posing nude in a bathtub with bubbles covering her sensitive areas, she revealed details on some very personal moments herself and husband John Legend have shared.
The 28 year-old married the Grammy-Award winning musician last September (2013) after dating for seven years, and although it is a loving relationship, she isn't scared to admit his status only helped her career.
Mr Probz is No.1 in the UK singles chart.
The Dutch rapper-turned-singer Mr Probz has gone straight in at No.1 with his tune 'Waves'. Probz sold 127,000 copies of the track, which is his debut UK release. He is the latest Dutch artist to top the UK singles chart, following the 2013 success of Bingo Players, Martin Garrix and Nicky Romero.
Mr Probz [L] and Jameela Jamil [R]
Elsewhere in the chart, last week's number one, Hideaway by Kiesza, fell to number one. Sigma were at number three with Nobody To Love - a dance reworking of Kanye West's Bound 2. John Legend is at number four, while Cash Cash complete the top five with Take Me Home.
Continue reading: Mr Probz Snags UK No.1 Single With 'Waves'
Possibly the singularly most romantic album of 2013, John Legend's Gold certified fourth offering 'Love in the Future' was a critical and commercial success - and it's really not hard to see why. With a collection of songs so poignant and appropriate following his subsequent marriage to model Chrissy Teigen, we knew we'd be in for something special.
'All Of Me', the third single from the album, is a fine example of this. Directly written in reference to Chrissy, it shows us that there's no doubt whatsoever that John Legend is a man in love - and that's one of the things that makes this single so remarkably beautiful.
It's a piano and voice only song (only appropriate for a mushy love tune) and John's vocals are at their most unrefined. You can hear every crack in his raw, soulful verses and thus you are forced to listen intently to his heartfelt lyrics. While it's highly difficult to write a love song that isn't nauseating and with originality, John certainly doesn't go by the 'roses are red' romance formula that so many of his contemporaries do nowadays: "You're my downfall, you're my muse/ My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues". It's a genuine song that truly feels like it's been composed for someone special.
Continue reading: John Legend - All Of Me Single Review
The singer and the model tied the knot at intimate Italian ceremony.
Chrissy & John Are Now Happily Married.
The pair, who've been dating since 2007, became engaged two years ago whilst holidaying in the Maldives and have been busily planning their big day ever since. "In my mind it's just like an explosion of ideas, but on paper it is just absolutely nothing," model Teigen told E! News, adding "I'll tell you this: the ceremony will be short."
Continue reading: John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Wed By Stunning Lake Como
It was an intimate wedding in the Italian countryside.
Congratulations, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen! The Grammy award-winning singer and the world famous model tied the knot at long last. According to Us Weekly, the pair had a small, private at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Among arrivals at the 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton were 'Pitch Perfect' star Rebel Wilson with her sister Liberty, 'House of Cards' star Robin Wright, Oscar winning movie director Steven Spielberg and the Grammy winning John Legend.
John Legend is excited to perform on the same bill as Beyonce and a host of other famous acts, in aid of Chime for Change - an initiative, focusing on women's issues worldwide.
John Legend is excited to team up with Beyonce for a London concert, endorsing Chime for Change – a charity, aimed at helping girls and women around the world. The singers will perform at London’s Twickenham stadium on June 1st alongside a host of other international acts, including Florence + the Machine, Haim, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland. Chime for Change was founded by Gucci and profits from the initiative go to various NGOs around the world, which aim to affect change in the lives of underprivileged women.
John Legend himself has been working with various organisations, focusing on women’s rights, for a long time. For The Huffington Post, the singer said he was “inspired” to act after traveling to Ghana with Millenium Promise co-founder Professor Jeffrey Sachs, who wrote The End of Poverty.
The Grammy Award winner is excited to perform alongside Beyonce.
Continue reading: John Legend Would Love To Duet With Beyonce In Aid Of Women's Rights
John Legend will be part of a huge charity project called Chimes For Change that aims at endorsing female empowerment on a global scale.
Singer John Legend has spoken of his overwhelming excitement after being asked to join the likes of Beyonce, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini and actress Salma Hayek Pinault for the Chime For Change charity project. Speaking to the Huffington Post, the singer discussed his involvement in the charity concert and discussed what Chimes For Change hopes to achieve, as well as detailing his admiration for Mrs Carter, with whom he will be sharing a stage with at the Twickenham-based festival this summer.
'It's a pretty dynamic group of people and I'm proud to be part of it,' he told the online journal during his recent visit to London, before going on to detail his admiration for the show's host and headliner Beyonce and why it makes 'it makes perfect sense' for the show to be held in the UK capital. The charity movement itself aims to curtail poverty and give everyone an equal chance, and as Beyonce put it in a recent video message addressing the charity, 'Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible.'
The global campaign for female empowerment will culminate with the Chimes For Change concert at London’s Twickenham Stadium on 1 June will feature, as well as Beyonce and Legend, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland. Full details of the event and ticket information is available at the Chimes For Change website.
Star hints at possible collaboration for women's empowerment concert
John Legend and Beyonce are among the stars who have signed for a special concert at London’s Twickenham stadium on June 1st in aid of Chime For Change, a global campaign for girls’ and womens’ empowerment. Founded by Gucci, it aims to raise funds for nonprofits working to improve girls' and women's lives.
Legend has been talking to the Huffington Post about the event and bigged up the fact that he and Beyonce would be taking to the same stage, even teasing - very slightly mind – that they could do a duet together. Discussing his fellow performer, Legend commented that “we have a very high mutual respect for each other," adding “I don't know, I'll have to talk to Mrs Carter about that," regarding any sort of possible live team-up. As well as Beyonce and Legend, the line-up includes Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland, prompting Legend to comment "It's a pretty dynamic group of people and I'm proud to be part of it."
Commenting on the concert via a video message, Beyonce said "Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible.” It’s part of a busy year for Be, with the star set for a world wide tour, with some fans in uproar over decision to tour under the name of her husband Jay Z’s surname Carter.
Continue reading: John Legend And Beyonce In For 'Chime For Change' London Show
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