New this week: A 'Space Jam' sequel and new John Mayer tunes
The Stream This combination of photos shows promotional art for the film "Space Jam: A New Legacy," premiering Friday on HBO Max and in theaters, left, and "Sob Rock," the latest album by John Mayer, releasing on Friday. MOVIES— LeBron James leads the Tunes against the Goons in "Space Jam: A New Legacy," a sequel to the 1996 movie that had Michael Jordan headlining with Bugs Bunny. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— John Mayer returns with his first album since 2017’s "The Search For Everything." — The “Space Jam” sequel isn't only for your eyes. In the four-episode final season debuting Monday on the Acorn TV streaming service, Jack confronts his past — including the violent death of his wife by a former client.wftv.com
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
For Trevor Noah, Grammy Awards a return to in-person hosting
FILE - Trevor Noah arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Noah will host the 2021 Grammy Awards on Sunday. “If you get asked to host the Grammys, I don’t think you take long to say ‘yes,’” said the Emmy winner, who will host Sunday's Grammy Awards from downtown Los Angeles. Ad“Unlike most award shows, the Grammys also are about the performances,” said Noah. So far, Noah said venturing out to prepare for his Grammy hosting duties around other people has been “amazing” and “surreal.” While watching rehearsals, he said the performances gave him and others life.
New this week: 'Cherry,' 'Bloodlands' & Kids' Choice Awards
This combination photo shows key art for the Acorn TV series "Bloodlands," premiering March 15, left, key art for the Apple TV+ film "Cherry," center, and key art for Nickelodeons "Kids Choice Awards," hosted by Kenan Thompson and airing on March 13. (Acorn TV/Apple TV+/Nickelodeon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Ad—AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— The 2021 Grammys will hand out 84 awards Sunday, but what’s more exciting? Other performers include Chris Martin, John Mayer, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, DaBaby, HAIM, Lil Baby, Brandi Carlile, Roddy Ricch, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas. Ad— Grown-ups don’t have a lock on awards shows, as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards proves once again.
Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Billie Eilish performs during the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Eilish will perform at this month's Grammy Awards. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards. Other performers include Chris Martin, John Mayer, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, DaBaby, HAIM, Lil Baby, Brandi Carlile, Roddy Ricch, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas. Beyoncé is leading nominee with nine, followed by Swift, Lipa and Ricch, who each earned six nominations.
Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform requests on live special
LOS ANGELES – Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will be taking viewer requests during a live prime-time show this week filmed at their home. CBS will air the special, “Garth and Trisha: Live!” on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern. With millions of Americans staying at home to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, performers are turning to live streamed concerts to reach fans and lift spirits. John Legend, Keith Urban and John Mayer are among the stars who have performed virtual concerts. CBS says the special will be filmed with a minimal crew that will take social distancing precautions.
Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Wolf Bros truck on in to the Bob Carr this weekend
Though touring with members of the Grateful Dead as Dead & Company may have snapped poor John Mayer like a twig, guitarist and Dead flame-keeper Bob Weir gets off the road with one band and heads out with another, fresh as a daisy. This Leap Day show in the City Beautiful will see a return from Weir bringing along his newer ensemble, Wolf Bros. A power trio in every sense of the word, Wolf Bros finds Weir teaming with fellow oddball lifers in bassist Don Was (Was [Not Was], producer to the stars) and drummer Jay Lane (RatDog, Primus). The sound is loose and rambling, the setlist is stocked with Dead favorites. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
Billionaires shop at Costco toosee Mark Zuckerberg checking out TVs
Zuckerberg, who was shopping with his wife, Priscilla Chan, stopped to look at a display of TVs. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in the world but the Facebook founder and CEO apparently shops at bulk, discount mecca Costco . While Costco is known for its good deals, Zuckerberg who is currently worth $77.6 billion, according to Forbes is not always frugal. Zuckerberg isn't the only celebrity known to appreciate Costco. "Costco is a passion," Jenner told the Times.cnbc.com
Why John Mayer wanted to play with the Dead
The singer talks to correspondent Anthony Mason about the timelessness of the Grateful Dead's music, and why he wanted to perform with the band's surviving members as part of a new touring ensemble, Dead & Company. (Don't miss Mason's story on the band on "Sunday Morning" June 12.)cbsnews.com