Jack Whitehall to perform with Hugh Jackman at BRITs

OHMYGOSSIP — Jack Whitehall is set to perform with Hugh Jackman at the BRIT Awards.
The 30-year-old comedian is the host of the biggest night in the British music calendar and will be joining the Hollywood star on stage at The O2 in London this evening (20.02.19), where they’ll be joined by 150 dancers to perform a song from the latter’s hit musical movie ‘The Greatest Showman’.
Jack will reportedly only be joining in for the last 30 seconds of the performance.
An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “This is one of the Brits’ biggest ever opening numbers.
“Hugh and Jack have been rehearsing behind closed doors with the dancers and no one has been allowed to watch the finished product yet.
“The ­audience are going to have a part to play in the ­performance and will all be ­wearing lit-up wristbands. It’s going to be ­something very special indeed.”
Last year, Jack simply donned a larger than life jacket as he took part in a skit with rapper Big Shaq.
Pink – who is the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Music accolade – will give the opening act a run for their money, as she is to perform with 250 dancers, whilst Calvin Harris – who will be joined by Rag’n’Bone Man and Dua Lipa – also has a big troupe joining him as he spins the decks.
Little Mix with Ms. Banks, Jess Glynne, Jorja Smith, George Ezra, Sam Smith, Rag and The 1975 are among the stars taking to the stage.
Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa lead the nominations this year with four nods each.
Sam Fender was the first star to receive one of Sir David Adjaye OBE’s BRITs statuettes this year, as he was honoured with the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award.
The most prestigious accolades up for grabs are Album of the Year and British Breakthrough Artist.
Jorja Smith (‘Lost & Found’), The 1975 (‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’), Florence and the Machine (‘High as Hope’), Anne-Marie (‘Speak Your Mind’) and George Ezra (‘Staying Out to Mars’) are up for the former and Mabel, Idles, Ella Mai, Tom Walker and Jorja Smith will go head-to-head for the latter gong.

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Comedian Phoebe Robinson called out comedy clubs for allowing sexual predators to perform in a take-no-prisoners Instagram video

Comedian Phoebe Robinson called out comedy clubs for allowing sexual predators to perform in a take-no-prisoners Instagram video


Comedian Phoebe Robinson called out comedy clubs for allowing sexual predators to perform in a take-no-prisoners Instagram video

After the #MeToo movement uncovered sexual harassment and abuse allegations against dozens of powerful men, many wondered how these accusations would affect the accused. A little more than a year later, some of these men, like Louis C.K., have already started to return to work. And in a January 23rd Instagram post, comedian Phoebe Robinson called out comedy clubs for allowing alleged rapists and predators to continue to have a platform.

In her video, Robinson revealed that she had recently been scheduled to perform a set at a comedy club, only to discover when she arrived that there was a “surprise, drop-in comedian” who had been accused of rape. The 2 Dope Queens host said she left, and she urged comedy clubs to do better.

“Comedy clubs, there of course is no HR, but we have to do better,” she said. “We can’t have alleged rapists, sexual predators, abusers performing on the show. It’s not safe for the comedians. It’s not safe for the audience. It’s f-cking disrespectful to the victims. And enough is enough. You can’t have those people on these shows, so knock it off, it’s not okay. Have some f-cking respect for the victims. This is disgusting behavior, and it’s gotta stop.”

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Do better, comedy clubs, because I’ve had enough.

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Robinson’s message comes at a critical time. For all the progress the #MeToo movement has helped to achieve, most accused rapists never face legal repercussions. According to RAINN, only 46 out of every 1,000 rapes lead to arrest, and only 4.6 end with the rapist imprisoned. And in many cases, men like C.K. (who has openly admitted to sexually harassing women) return to work despite their misconduct.

Giving sexual abusers a platform as if literally nothing happened ignores the trauma and experiences of their victims—and there’s simply no excuse. We’re so glad Robinson is speaking out about this. Now, let’s hope comedy clubs actually listen.

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Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi Will Officially Perform at Super Bowl LIII

After months of speculation, it’s now official: Maroon 5 will headline the Atlanta, Ga., Super Bowl LIII halftime show on Feb. 3, with rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi also performing.

The NFL’s announcement comes after months of reported controversy over a number of artists declining to perform. In light the national anthem debate, many performers have declined to play in solidarity with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Other artists, including Jay-Z, reportedly tried to dissuade Scott from performing.

Though performers aren’t paid for Super Bowl halftime shows, Scott’s agreement to perform did come with a price. Reports say that the NFL will join the “Sicko Mode” rapper in donating $ 500,000 to the Dream Corps, an organization founded by Van Jones that seeks to support social justice groups with a focus on reforming the criminal justice system.

“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in,” Scott said in a statement provided to media outlets. “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation.”

The inclusion of Big Boi also adds an Atlanta native to the lineup. The rapper and producer was André 3000’s counterpart in their Grammy-award winning hip hop duo Outkast.

Many responded to the announcement on Twitter with dismay at the NFL’s choice, characterizing Maroon 5 as “boring.” Others said that Travis Scott or Big Boi should have been chosen to headline instead.

 

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BroadwayCon Star To Be Finalists Announced, Andrew Barth Feldman To Perform

BroadwayCon and the Broadway League Foundation haveannounced finalists for the BroadwayCon 2019 Star To Be talent competition. BroadwayCon and the Broadway League Foundation have also announced today that the 2018 Jimmy Award winners Renee Rapp and DEAR EVAN HANSEN’s Andrew Barth Feldman will perform during the BroadwayCon Star To Be competition on Saturday, January 12, while the judges deliberate.
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VIDEO: Christy Altomare and Zach Adkins Perform ‘At the Beginning’ On Stage at ANASTASIA

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Ludacris, Migos To Perform At Pre-Super Bowl Concert

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris, Migos and Lil Jon will represent Atlanta and hip-hop culture when they perform at the EA SPORTS BOWL days before the Super Bowl next year.

Electronic Arts Inc. and OnLocation Experiences announced Monday that Lil Yachty, Metro Boomin and Lil Baby will also hit the stage at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Jan. 31, 2019, for the concert celebrating rappers from Atlanta. Super Bowl 53 will take place Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Ludacris, a Grammy winner and successful actor, will perform alongside special guests. More performers who are from Atlanta will be announced at a later date.

The EA SPORTS BOWL is part of the three-day Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, which runs from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Tickets go on sale Friday.

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