Justin Timberlake Lands Oscar Nomination
Justin Timberlake is officially an Oscar nominee. J.T., Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster (Shellback) received a Best Original Song nomination for their “Trolls” tune “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”
“SPEECHLESS. WOWOWOW!!!!!!!,” Justin tweeted, in part, after the nominations were announced. “Thank you SO MUCH @TheAcademy for this nomination.”
Sting also landed a nomination in the same category for his tune “The Empty Chair,” from the documentary “Jim: The James Foley Story,” while Lin–Manuel Miranda is now one step away from an EGOT after receiving a nod for his “Moana” tune, “How Far I’ll Go.” Rounding out the nominees in the category are two songs from the “La La Land” soundtrack, “City of Stars” and “Audition.”
Adele Wanted For Las Vegas Residency
A lot of musicians have been signing on for Las Vegas residencies these days, but there’s one star execs in Sin City are dying to nab and they’re willing to pay big bucks for her.
The UK press claims that the big casinos are desperate to sign Adele to a long-term gig, and she’s reportedly been offered more than $500,000-a-night, including accommodations, if she’d just sign on the dotted line.
“It is all-out war in Las Vegas for Adele's signature," an anonymous casino exec tells Britain's “Daily Star.” "In a city that prides itself on high stakes gambling, three major casinos are rolling the dice to persuade Adele to perform at their resorts."
But it sounds like the casinos are going to be left disappointed. Word is, Adele is planning a long break from touring to concentrate on her family.
Radio Station Bans Madonna After Her Women’s March Speech
A radio station in Texarkana, Texas is so mad over Madonna’s speech at the Women’s March in Washington, DC that they are banning her music from their radio station.
HITS 105, a classic hits station, says they are removing Madonna’s music from their local programming “indefinitely,” although since Nielsen doesn’t monitor the station there’s no way to know how much Madonna they played before the ban.
The station’s general manager Terry Thomas claims the ban, “is not a matter of politics, it's a matter of patriotism.” He adds, “If all stations playing Madonna took their lead from us, that would send a powerful economic message to Madonna."