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The 56th annual Grammy Awards were by far the most entertaining ones to date. It was a celebration of all music from all era’s marrying the old with the new, fusing together genre’s into one incredible experience.  It was epic. It’s what The Grammys stand for; what they always should be.

Beyonce’s opening performance exuded sexual energy. It was fierce. It was Queen B and the cherry on top was King Jay. Love was exchanged on stage between the couple as they bathed in their success and glory grinding out to Drunk in Love. They are the definition of power couple. Oh, and they also showed us how they surfboart. It was raw and wet. (I’m referring to B’s hair.) The fact that Jay isn’t one bit jealous of B on stage working it like that is a clear indication, she’s all his. We’re just lucky that she occasionally graces our world.

 

The goth theme was really popular this year. While that might just be her personality, Lorde’s performance was super weird and heavily criticized afterwords for possibly lip-synching. Can’t deny girls got talent; she took home a couple of awards at the mere age of 17, but the whole spazzing, twitching while you sing, black finger tips was a different level of creepy. Katy Perry on the other hand ventured deep into her soul to pull out the whimsical, goth witch, straying from her usual colorful and bubbly persona. She summoned a dark horse and even broom danced. Yes, on a broom.

Robin Thicke opted to keep it classy, trading in Miley’s raunchy addition to his Blurred Lines single, for some jazz from the Chicago Medley. It wasn’t as memorable, but it felt genuine. Pinks performance was as always predictable, but nonetheless jaw dropping. Really anytime a girl can pirouette, split, and do all sorts of fancy acrobatic work dangling on some material thousands of feet above a full stadium and sing live while doing it, I’m impressed. Plus, that collab with Nate Reuss. Those pipes. Wicked. Oh, and she picked up a dude and didn’t even miss a beat.
The most surprising performance had to be Imagine Dragons ft. Kendrick Lamar. Words can’t describe how strong this pairing was. That Radioactive chorus got the whole crowd to their feet as energy pulsed through their bodies. Even King Jay and Queen B got up!  It was powerful but not overpowering, showing that despite the labeling of genres, when music was good, a label wasn’t necessary.

The marrying of the oldies with the newbies was also done tastefully. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney joined forces rocking it like it was 1964. Even though there’s only two original Beatles left, the presence of John Lennon and George Harrison will always be felt.  Yes, Stevie Wonder really did sing Get Lucky, with Pharell, his hat and the robots of Daft Punk. It was a total live jam-session.

Willie Nelson countrified the awards joining Blake Shelton, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard for a special ode to country music, and marijuana…They finished off with a spirited rendition of Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys’. Metallica and pianist Lang Lang became ‘One’ on the stage last night. This was Metallica’s first performance at the Grammy’s in over 20-years. Additionally, Miranda Lambert joined Billy Joel Armstrong in a tribute to the Everly Brothers. This show was about odd pairings that really are able to make it work.

So its no surprise that a tribute, or should I say wedding, led by Queen Latifah took place. Serenaded by Macklemore’s (who took home A LOT of Grammy’s and sparked some controversy that he won so many hip hop awards)  Same Love, Latifah married 33 straight, lesbian, gay and transgender couples on live T.V. Madonna graced the stage in a white suit and cowboy hat, and serenaded the newlyweds with ‘Open Your Heart To Me’ as Katy Perry caught the bouquet and Keith Urban wiped away some tears. Truthfully, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the audience. This public display of affection comes during a time where marriage equality is a hot topic, and countries like Russia are turning against same-sex marriage and posing threats for the upcoming Olympics. I’m not sure the performance was really necessary in the middle of my Grammy’s.  I’m not much of a PDA person and I didn’t think this was a romantic moment to commit to a lifetime to someone else. Weddings are meant to be special, not public. Either way, it was a proud moment for America!

Aside from the numerous amazing performances, there were also awards given out. Check out the full list below. Congratulations to all the winners. And to the losers! Namely you Ms. Swift. You never fail to become an internet sensation after an awards show. This year it was for her excitement that she had one for the best album of the year, only to be disappointed that it was Daft Punk. (RRRR) What…. You mean I didn’t win. No Taylor, you didn’t. But your performance was full of teen angst and emotion, proving that once again, singing about a breakup is good therapy. Sometime’s it can also give you whiplash. I whip my hair back and forth!!!  Anyways, the full list of winners here!!!

1. Album of the Year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
2. Record of the Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
3. Song of the Year: “Royals,” Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
4. Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
5. Best Pop Solo Performance: “Royals,” Lorde
6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
7. Best Pop Instrumental Album: “Steppin’ Out,” Herb Alpert
8. Best Pop Vocal Album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
9. Best Dance Recording: “Clarity,” Zedd Featuring Foxes
10. Best Dance/Electronica Album: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble
12. Best Rock Performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
13. Best Metal Performance: “God Is Dead?” Black Sabbath
14. Best Rock Song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
15. Best Rock Album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin
16. Best Alternative Music Album: “Modern Vampires Of The City,” Vampire Weekend
17. Best R&B Performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
18. Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.
19. Best R&B Song: “Pusher Love Girl,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
20. Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna
21. Best R&B Album: “Girl On Fire,” Alicia Keys
22. Best Rap Performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
23. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
24. Best Rap Song: “Thrift Shop,” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
25. Best Rap Album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
26. Best Country Solo Performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars
28. Best Country Song: “Merry Go ‘Round,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
29. Best Country Album: “Same Trailer Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves
30. Best New Age Album: “Love’s River,” Laura Sullivan
31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Orbits,” Wayne Shorter, soloist
32. Best Jazz Vocal Album: “Liquid Spirit,” Gregory Porter
33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album: “Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue,” Terri Lyne Carrington
34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble: “Night In Calisia,” Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
35. Best Latin Jazz Album: “Song For Maura,” Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente
36. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “Break Every Chain [Live],” Tasha Cobbs
37. Best Gospel Song: “If He Did It Before… Same God [Live],” Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: “Overcomer,” David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
39. Best Gospel Album: “Greater Than [Live],” Tye Tribbett
40. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Overcomer,” Mandisa
41. Best Latin Pop Album: “Vida,” Draco Rosa
42. Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: “Treinta Días,” La Santa Cecilia
43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album: “A Mi Manera,” Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
44. Best Tropical Latin Album: “Pacific Mambo Orchestra,” Pacific Mambo Orchestra
45. Best American Roots Song: “Love Has Come For You,” Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
46. Best Americana Album: “Old Yellow Moon,” Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
47. Best Bluegrass Album: “The Streets Of Baltimore,” Del McCoury Band
48. Best Blues Album: “Get Up!” Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
49. Best Folk Album: “My Favorite Picture Of You,” Guy Clark
50. Best Regional Roots Music Album: “Dockside Sessions,” Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
51. Best Reggae Album: “Ziggy Marley In Concert,” Ziggy Marley
52. Best World Music Album: (TIE) “Savor Flamenco,” Gipsy Kings / “Live: Singing For Peace Around The World,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo
53. Best Children’s Album: “Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well,” Jennifer Gasoi
54. Best Spoken-Word Album: “America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t,” Stephen Colbert
55. Best Comedy Album: “Calm Down Gurrl,” Kathy Griffin
56. Best Musical Theater Album: “Kinky Boots”
57. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: “Sound City: Real To Reel,” Butch Vig, compilation producer
58. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: “Skyfall,” Thomas Newman, composer
59. Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
60. Best Instrumental Composition: “Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra,” Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
61. Best Instrumental Arrangement: “On Green Dolphin Street,” Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
62. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “Swing Low,” Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
63. Best Recording Package: “Long Night Moon,” Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
64. Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: “Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition),” Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)
65. Best Album Notes: “Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded),” Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
66. Best Historical Album: (TIE) “Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965,” “The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums”
67. Best Engineered Album: “Random Access Memories,” Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers (Daft Punk)
68. Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell
69. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix),” Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)
70. Best Surround Sound Album: “Live Kisses,” Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)
71. Best Engineered Album, Classical: “Winter Morning Walks,” David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
72. Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
73. Best Orchestral Performance: “Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4,” Osmo Vänskä, conductor (MinnesotaOrchestra)
74. Best Opera Recording: “Adès: The Tempest,” Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
75. Best Choral Performance: “Pärt: Adam’s Lament,” Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
76. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “Roomful Of Teeth,” Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
77. Best Classical Instrumental Solo: “Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra,” Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
78. Best Classical Vocal Solo: “Winter Morning Walks,” Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
79. Best Classical Compendium: “Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik,” Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
80. Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks,” Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)
81. Best Music Video: “Suit & Tie,” Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
82. Best Music Film: “Live Kisses,” Paul McCartney

 

 

 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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‘Friends’ Reunion Special Is Officially Happening at HBO Max!

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Friends Reunion Set at HBO

The one with the reunion.

We couldn’t be any more excited to be reuniting with our Friends for the upcoming unscripted special.

After a lot of back-and-forth and negotiations, all six members of the cast have signed of for the reunion, which will air exclusively on HBO MAX, according to TV Line. 

The cast — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer — will reunite in the original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank California for the special. Hopefully, they’ll be on the orange couch!

They will also be joined by original series EP’s Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane.

“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,” Kevin Reilly, CCO of HBO Max (and president of TBS, TNT, and truTV), said in statement. “I became aware of Friends when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real time, and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”

Related: 5 Best ‘Friends’ Episodes You Need to Binge Watch Right Now

It’s important to note this is not a revival or reboot, but if we all wish hard enough, maybe it’s the first-step to something bigger? Those involved with the serious previously turned down the idea claiming a revival would only “disappoint.” And why ruin something great, right?

Plus, we have the cast on Instagram where they’re all still friends and have been hanging out, sharing photos, and breaking the Internet.

However, this will be the first time they’re all together on-screen since the show’s end in 2004.

While the show has been off-air for years, generations are still discovering the series and becoming fans.

When Netflix pulled Friends off their streaming service this January, fans riled and it caused a spike in DVD purchases of the seasons. The series will head to HBO MAX.

Jennifer Aniston teased the reunion posting a photo of the cast on Instagram with the caption: “it’s happening.”

The special is set for May!

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All the Thirsty Tweets and Memes About Rio on ‘Good Girls’

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Thirsty Tweets about Rio from the Good Girls Played by Manny Montana

The internet rarely agrees on much, but surprisingly, we all agree on one thing: Rio from Good Girls is hot.

He’s the bad boy you’re parents warned you about.

Manny Montana has perfect the sex-appeal that makes Rio so chilling yet charming and impossible to resist or look away from.

His husky voice, the way he licks his lips, the way he props his chin up when he looks at Beth, and that flirtatious smirk leaves you intoxicated.

Despite all the terrible things he’s done (and the show really wants us to question our morals here), we just can’t get enough and neither can Beth.

He’s TV’s walking thirst trap and Twitter is ready to drink.

Here are the thirstiest tweets about Manny Montana’s Rio on Good Girls. 

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Renewed or Canceled 2020: Which Shows Will Be Returning and Which Shows Are Saying Goodbye?

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2020-2021 TV Renewed or Canceled

Are your favorite shows returning for the upcoming 2020-2021 TV season?

While many shows are in the middle of airing their current season, fans are already getting antsy about whether or not the shows will secure a comeback in the fall.

The CW renewed much of their roster for the upcoming season, so you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Related: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Alum Keegan Allen Joins Jared Padalecki in The CW’s ‘Walker’

NBC’s Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine have gotten pick-ups along with This Is Us and New Amsterdam. Blacklist is also safe for one more season.

A few shows are still in limbo for the upcoming seasons including Manifest (currently airing its second season), Emergence (wrapped up its first season), God Friended Me (airing its second season), and more.

Below you’ll find which shows are currently airing a season, which ones were renewed, which ones canceled. The TBD means that a show has not yet gotten news about its upcoming season, so check back soon!

Check out where your favorite network shows stand below:

 

ABC

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Renewed through Season 31
American Housewife: Airing Season 4, TBD
American Idol: Renewed for Season 18 (Season 3 on ABC)
A Million Little Things: Airing Season 2, TBD
The Bachelor: Airing Season 24
The Bachelorette: Renewed for Season 16
Bachelor in Paradise: Renewed for Season 7
black-ish: Airing Season 6, TBD
Bless this Mess: Renewed for Season 2
The Conners: Airing Season 2, TBD
Dancing with the Stars: Airing Season 28
Emergence – Aired Season 1, TBD
Fresh Off the Boat: Ending after Season 6
The Goldbergs: Airing Season 7, TBD
The Good Doctor: Renewed for Season 4
Grey’s Anatomy: Renewed through Season 17
How to Get Away With Murder: Airing sixth and final season
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Renewed for seventh and final season
Modern Family: Airing 11th and final season
Reef Break: Canceled after one season
The Rookie: Airing Season 2, TBD
Schooled: Airing Season 2, TBD
Shark Tank: Airing Season 11, TBD
Single Parents: Airing Season 2, TBD
Station 19: Airing Season 3, TBD
Grand HotelCanceled after one season

 

The CW

The 100: Renewed for seventh and final season
All American: Renewed for Season 3
Arrow: Airing eighth and final season
Batwoman: Renewed for Season 2
Black LightningRenewed for Season 4
Charmed: Renewed for Season 3
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Renewed for Season 6
Dynasty: Renewed for Season 4
The Flash: Renewed for Season 7
In the DarkRenewed for Season 3
Legacies: Renewed for Season 3
Nancy Drew: Renewed for Season 2
The OutpostRenewed for Season 3
RiverdaleRenewed for Season 5
Roswell, New MexicoRenewed for Season 3
SupergirlRenewed for Season 6
Supernatural: Airing 15th and final season

 

FOX

9-1-1: Airing Season 3, TBD
9-1-1: Lone Star: Airing Season 1, TBD
Almost Family: Airing Season 1, Likely Cancelled
Beat Shazam: Renewed for Season 4
Bless the Harts: Renewed for Season 2
Bob’s BurgersAiring Season 10, TBD
Deputy: Airing Season 1, TBD
Empire: Airing sixth and final season
Family Guy: Airing Season 18, TBD
Hell’s Kitchen: Renewed through Season 20
Last Man Standing: Renewed for Season 8
The Masked Singer: Renewed for Season 3
MasterChef: TBD
MasterChef Junior: Renewed for Season 8
Outmatched: Airing Season 1, TBD
The Orville: Renewed for Season 3, which will air on Hulu
Prodigal Son: Picked up for a full first season
The Resident: Airing Season 3, TBD
The Simpsons: Renewed through Season 32
So You Think You Can Dance: Renewed for Season 17

 

NBC

America’s Got Talent: The Champions: Renewed for Season 2
A.P. Bio: Renewed for Season 3 and moving to NBC’s streaming service
American Ninja Warrior: Renewed for Season 9
The Blacklist: Renewed for Season 8
Blindspot: Renewed for fifth and final season
Bluff City Law: Canceled after one season
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Renewed for Season 8
Chicago Fire: Airing Season 8, TBD Season 9
Chicago Med: Airing Season 5, TBD Season 6
Chicago P.D.: Airing Season 7, TBD Season 8
Days of Our Lives: Renewed for Season 56
Good Girls: Renewed for Season 3, TBD Season 4
The Good Place: Ended after four seasons
Law & Order: SVU: Airing Season 21
Manifest: Airing Season 2/ TBD
New Amsterdam: Renewed through Season 5
Saturday Night Live: Airing Season 45
Songland: Renewed for Season 2
Sunnyside: Moved to NBC’s digital service
Superstore: Renewed for Season 6
The InBetween: Canceled after one season
This Is Us: Renewed through Season 6
The Voice: Renewed through Season 18
Will & Grace: Airing 11th and final season
World of Dance: Renewed for Season 4

CBS

All Rise: Picked up for full first season
The Amazing RaceRenewed for Season 32
Big Brother: Renewed for Season 22
Blood & Treasure: Renewed for Season 2
Blue Bloods: Airing Season 10, TBD Season 11
Bob Hearts Abishola: Picked up for full first season
BullAiring Season 4, TBD Season 5
Carol’s Second ActPicked up for full first season
Criminal Minds: Renewed for 15th and final season
Evil:
Renewed for Season 2
FBI: 
Airing Season 2, TBD Season 3
God Friended Me: 
Airing Season 2, TBD for third season
Hawaii Five-0: 
Airing Season 10, TBD Season 11
Love Island:
Renewed for Season 2
MacGyver: 
Renewed for Season 4
Madam Secretary:
Airing sixth and final season
Magnum P.I.: 
Airing Season 2, TBD Season 3
Man With a Plan: Renewed for Season 4
Mom: 
Renewed through Season 8
NCIS: 
Airing Season 17, TBD
NCIS: Los Angeles: Airing Season 11, TBD
NCIS: New Orleans: 
Airing Season 6, TBD
The Neighborhood: 
Airing Season 2, TBD
Survivor:
 Renewed for Season 40
S.W.A.T.: 
Airing Season 3, TBD
SEAL Team: Airing Season 3, TBD
The Unicorn:
 Picked up for full first season
Young Sheldon: 
Renewed through Season 4

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