Pedro Almodovar’s first-ever English language project is headed to Italy.
The 70-year-old Spanish Oscar-winning filmmaker’s short film The Human Voice has been added to the Venice Film Festival lineup, as one of the fest’s Out of Competition titles for the Lido event that runs September 2-12.
Almodóvar’s latest, a 30-minute adaptation of the original stage play by Jean Cocteau, was filmed and edited in record time as soon as the lockdown was lifted.
Tilda Swinton, who’s receiving the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award in Venice, stars in Almodovar’s first English-language project. It centers on a desperate woman who waits for the phone call of the lover who has just abandoned her.
“I am very excited about coming back to Venice in such a special year, with COVID-19 as involuntary guest,” says Almodovar. “Everything will be different, and I am looking forward to discovering it in person. It is an honor to accompany Tilda in a year in which she is receiving a very much-deserved award. As a matter of fact, The Human Voice is a festival of Tilda, a display of her infinite and assorted registers as an actress. It’s been a spectacle to direct her.”
“It is an extraordinary pleasure and a great honor to welcome Pedro Almodóvar back to Venice, a year after awarding him the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, with his new film,” said Alberto Barbera.
This will be the first major international film gathering since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
In early July, Venice organizers outlined certain changes owing to sanitary protocols imposed by the COVID crisis. The overall number of films in the official selection has been reduced, while the competitive sections will maintain their usual procedures and format, as will the Out of Competition section, and Biennale College Cinema — though social distancing will be imposed.
This year’s Premios Juventud will include a special segment, honoring 25 years of Selena Quintanilla’s music and legacy, with the 33-year-old Dominican singer-songwriter among the artists set to take part.
In addition to Natasha, Selena’s brother and producer of her biggest hits, A.B. Quintanilla III, will participate in the special dedicated to la Reina de la Musica Tejana.
The other artists participating in the Selena tribute include Karol G, Danna Paola, Ally Brooke and Greeicy.
“For me being part of this special was a real honor. She is a woman that after all these years, and everything that has happened, is a legend. I never hard the chance to meet her while she was here but she is an icon, an icon that lasts a lifetime,” Greeicy tells Billboard.
“How amazing is it that she has inspired so many with her music. It was very challenging for me to create the energy and portray her flavors of cumbia. It was a beautifully difficult challenge and it was very special because I learned from her music and I’m going to keep enjoying it with respect and I hope to honor her. To have the privilege to prepare this special with her brother, who knew her, lived with her, and spent her life with her, is very special. It was a hard challenge for me because I felt like I was speaking directly to her. The special is going to be really great, it was beautiful to be able to create it with him, he was wonderful to work with,” she adds.
With 12 nominations, J Balvin leads the 2020 Premios Juventud, followed by Karol G, Bad Bunny and Anuel AA.
Confirmed performers include CNCO, Ozuna, Natanael Cano, Pitbull and Gloria Trevi, to name a few.
Following all the safety guidelines, PJ 2020, broadcasting live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will feature artists performing at the venue, a virtual audience, an innovative integration of the latest state-of-the-art, augmented and virtual reality technologies for award presentations, intros and musical performances.
Justina Machado is counting the day(s) until this year’s virtual PaleyFest LA.
The Paley Center for Media has announced plans to take its PaleyFestLA event online for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the 47-year-old Puerto Rican actress and her One Day at a Time colleagues set to appear.
In addition to Machado, the 2020 edition of the event – taking place in August – the guest lineup for the 10 participating series includes Cate Blanchett, Justin Bieber and Dolly Parton, with moderators including Stacey Abrams and Martha Raddatz.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in mid-March at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The festival will be available for viewing by Citi cardmembers and Paley members beginning August 7, with panels available to the public on August 10. All will be hosted on the Paley Center’s YouTube channel. Citi is an official sponsor of the event.
The lineup featured changes from the one originally unveiled in January.
In addition to Machado’s One Day at a Time, the remaining participating series are Netflix’s Dolly Parton’s Heartstringsand Ozark, Starz’s Outlanderand Schitt’s Creek.
They are joined by YouTube’s Justin Bieber: Seasons, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, FX on Hulu’s Mrs. America and Netflix’s Queer Eye.
The Schitt’s Creek panel reflecting on the comedy’s sixth and final season will be available exclusively for Citi cardmembers and Paley Center members.
“PaleyFest LA has been the premier television festival in the country for more than 35 years, and, we’re so pleased to bring this best-in-class festival to millions of fans virtually for the first time through our Paley YouTube channel,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s president and CEO. “We look forward to presenting this incredible lineup of programs featuring the shows that make us laugh, take us into a world of mystery, comfort us, and shine a light on pressing social issues. We’re thrilled to welcome back Citi as the official card of PaleyFest and we couldn’t ask for a better partner.”
Here’s the lineup with scheduled guests:
Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings
Dolly Parton, Executive Producer, Sam Haskell, Executive Producer, Kathleen Turner (Miss Mary Shaw), and Ginnifer Goodwin (Genevieve Carson). Moderated by Jim Halterman, West Coast Bureau Chief, TV Guide Magazine/TV Insider
Justin Bieber: Seasons Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Michael D. Ratner, Director, Scooter Braun, Executive Producer, Allison Kaye, Poo Bear, Josh Gudwin, Joe Termini, Ryan Good, and Alex Piper. Moderated by Shirley Halperin, Variety
Late Night with Seth Meyers Seth Meyers, Host, Mike Shoemaker, Producer, Alex Baze, Head Writer & Producer, Sal Gentile, Supervising Producer & Closer Look Supervising Writer, Amber Ruffin, Writer, and Jenny Hagel, Writer. Moderated by Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amy Sherman-Palladino, Creator/Executive Producer, Daniel Palladino, Executive Producer, Rachel Brosnahan, (Miriam “Midge” Maisel), Alex Borstein (Susie Myerson), Tony Shalhoub (Abe Weissman), Marin Hinkle (Rose Weissman), Michael Zegen (Joel Maisel), Kevin Pollak (Moishe Maisel), Caroline Aaron (Shirley Maisel), Jane Lynch (Sophie Lennon), Luke Kirby (Lenny Bruce), LeRoy McClain (Shy Baldwin), Stephanie Hsu (Mei). Moderator TBA
Mrs. America Cate Blanchett (Phyllis Schlafly), Executive Producer, Rose Byrne (Gloria Steinem), Uzo Aduba (Shirley Chisholm), Sarah Paulson (Alice Macray), Margo Martindale (Bella Abzug), Ari Graynor (Brenda Feigen-Fasteau), John Slattery (Fred Schlafly), Dahvi Waller, Creator, Executive Producer, Showrunner, & Writer, Stacey Sher, Executive Producer, Ryan Fleck, Executive Producer & Director, and Coco Francini, Executive Producer. Moderated by Martha Raddatz, ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent
One Day at a Time Mike Royce, Executive Producer, Brent Miller, Executive Producer, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Executive Producer, Justina Machado (Penelope Alvarez), Rita Moreno (Lydia Riera), Isabella Gomez (Elena Alvarez), Marcel Ruiz (Alex Alvarez), Todd Grinnell (Pat Schneider), Stephen Tobolowsky (Dr. Leslie Berkowitz), India de Beaufort (Avery), Sheridan Pierce (Syd), Ed Quinn (Max Ferraro), Raquel Justice (Nora). Moderated by Stacey Abrams, Founder, Fair Fight
Outlander Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Fraser MacKenzie), Richard Rankin (Roger MacKenzie), Diana Gabaldon, Author, Maril Davis, Executive Producer, and Matthew B. Roberts, Executive Producer. Moderator: Kate Hahn, TV Guide Magazine
Ozark Jason Bateman (Martin ‘Marty’ Byrde), Executive Producer, Laura Linney (Wendy Byrde), Julia Garner (Ruth) Janet McTeer (Helen Pierce), Tom Pelphrey (Ben Davis), and Chris Mundy, Executive Producer. Moderator: Dave Karger, Host, Turner Classic Movies; Special Correspondent, IMDB
Queer Eye Bobby Berk, Host, Karamo Brown, Host, Tan France, Host, Antoni Porowski, Host, and Jonathan Van Ness, Host. Moderated by Patrick Gomez, Editor in Chief, A.V. Club
Schitt’s Creek (Members only) Dan Levy (David Rose), Co-creator & Executive Producer, Eugene Levy (Johnny Rose), Co-creator & Executive Producer, Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose), Consulting Producer, and Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose). Moderated by Patrick Gomez, Editor in Chief, A.V. Club
The Mexican American singer and Eslabon Armado lead vocalist has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Songwriters chart, due to nine writing credits on the latest Hot Latin Songs ranking dated August 1.
Tovar is credited as the sole songwriter on all nine songs. He’s also credited as a co-producer on the tracks and debuts at No. 2 on the Latin Producers chart.
Of Tovar’s nine writing and producing credits on Hot Latin Songs, “Dame Tu Calor” leads at No. 5.
Here’s a look at the Tovar-penned songs on the chart:
Rank, Artist Billing, Title (producers in addition to Tovar) No. 5, Eslabon Armado, “Dame Tu Calor” (Maurilio Pineda Jr.) No. 15, Eslabon Armado, “Tal Vez” (Pineda Jr.) No. 16, Eslabon Armado, “Con Tus Besos” (Edgar Jacobo) No. 21, Eslabon Armado, “Sube Al Carro” (Pineda Jr.) No. 22, Eslabon Armado, “Ganas Que Te Tengo” (Pineda Jr.) No. 29, Eslabon Armado, “Donde Has Estado” (Pineda Jr.) No. 37, Eslabon Armado, “La Trokita” (Pineda Jr.) No. 46, Eslabon Armado, “Tu Cancion” (Pineda Jr.) No. 47, Eslabon Armado, “24 Horas” (Pineda Jr.)
Tovar’s production partner Maurilio Pineda Jr. is credited as a co-producer on eight of the nine Armado tracks above, sparking the latter’s No. 3 arrival on the Latin Producers chart.
Meanwhile, Tainy logs his 40th week at No. 1 on Latin Producers, powered by eight production credits on the latest Hot Latin Songs chart. Bad Bunny‘s “Yo Perreo Sola” (co-produced with Subelo Neo and Bad Bunny) is tops among them at No. 3.
The weekly Latin Songwriters and Latin Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Latin Songs chart; As with Billboard‘s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).
Showtime has ordered a second season of its docuseries Vice, featuring the Cuban and Mexican American journalist as one of its correspondents.
The renewal comes shortly after the series wrapped its first season on Showtime and received a 2020 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special, the first Emmy nomination on the network.
“In the most challenging conditions imaginable, Vice serves as our collective conscience, delivering vital reporting from around the world, often at great risk to themselves,” said Vinnie Malhotra, EVP, Nonfiction Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “We could not be more proud of the work the team has done, and we’ve marveled at their exceptional investigative and in-depth reporting. We anxiously await what Vice will tackle in the coming season.”
This past season, Ramos and her fellow Vice journalists quickly adapted to cover stories of the COVID-19 pandemic and its rippling effect on local communities around the world, reporting from high-risk epicenters in New York, Italy, Brazil, Iran, Cambodia and more.
Each half-hour episode of Vice pursues untold stories on the environment, social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.
In addition to Ramos, the daughter of journalist Jorge Ramos, the Vice reporting team includes journalists Isobel Yeung, Gianna Toboni, Alzo Slade, Suroosh Alvi, Hind Hassan, David Noriega, Krishna Andavolu, Ben Anderson, Dexter Thomas and Seb Walker.
Produced by Vice News, Beverly Chase is the executive producer and showrunner for Vice.
Vice previously aired for six seasons on HBO, earning 12 Emmy nominations and winning two.
“We’re hugely thankful to Showtime for their dedication to the pursuit of compelling international journalism in what continues to be an era-defining year for the world,” said Chase. “Journalism is essential, and our team of award-winning reporters, producers, editors and DPs are thrilled to be back to deliver more impactful storytelling next season.”
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards nominations have been announced, with the Colombian superstar leading the Latino/a pack of nominees with four.
Balvin, who previously won MTV VMAs in 2018 for “Mi Gente” (Best Latin) and his collaboration with Cardi B and Bad Bunny “I Like It” (Song of the Summer), is nominated in the Best Collaboration category his Black Eyed Peas team-up “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life).”
Balvin also earned three nods in the Best Latin category for “Amarillo,” as well as his collaborations “China” and “Que Pena,” featuring Maluma, who earns his fourth career VMAs nod.
Karol G, who leads the Latina nominees, picked up the first three MTV VMA nods of her career.
The 29-year-old Colombian singer is up for Best Collaboration and Best Latin for her chart-topping “Tusa,” featuring Nicki Minaj. She’s also nominated in the Best Latin category for appearing on Anuel AA’s “China” alongside Balvin, Daddy Yankee and Ozuna. It’s Anuel AA’s first-ever MTV VMA nod, and one-time MTV VMA winner Daddy Yankee’s eighth nod.
Ozuna, nominated last year for Best Dance for his appearance on DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki,” has picked up two nominations.
In addition to a nod in the Best Latin category for “China,” he’s also nominated in the same category for his collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas and J. Rey Soul on “Mamacita.”
Bad Bunny picked up one nod, in the Best Latin category, for his “Yo Perreo Sola” music video.
Demi Lovato is nominated in the Video for Good category.
The 27-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress, a 10-time nominee, earned the nod for her self-empowerment single “I Love Me.”
CNCO, last year’s Push Artist of the Year nominee, picked up one nomination.
The Latin boy band is up for Best Quarantine Performance for their virtual Unplugged at Home concert.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic that’s kept everyone at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, MTV added the Best Music Video From Home and Best Quarantine Performance categories to this year’s awards.
ViacomCBS Media Networks‘ president of music, music talent, programming and events Bruce Gillmer said in a statement that fans can expect “a show that celebrates the powerful unifying force of music.”
The 2020 VMAs will take place in New York City, with performances from iconic locations across the five boroughs, designed “to honor the spirit and resilience” of the city hit particularly hard by the pandemic this spring.
Elements of the ceremony taking place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, meanwhile, will have “limited or no audience” participation, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Still, the VMAs will be the first event to take place at the Brooklyn arena since the pandemic forced the closure of live-entertainment venues, and cancellation of concerts and other events, including professional sports, in New York.
After a particularly rough experience with the pandemic, with as many as 11,000 new cases a day in April, New York has seen the number of daily new coronavirus cases decline since then and stay below 1,000 a day for the past month.
The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 30 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
Here’s the full list of this year’s VMA nominees:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records
ARTIST OF THE YEAR DaBaby – SCMG / Interscope Records Justin Bieber – RBMG / Def Jam Lady Gaga – Streamline / Interscope Records Megan Thee Stallion – 300 Entertainment Post Malone – Republic Records The Weeknd – XO / Republic Records
SONG OF THE YEAR Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted” – Darkroom / Interscope Records Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment Post Malone – “Circles” – Republic Records Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records
BEST COLLABORATION Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam Black Eyed Peas ft. J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” – Epic Records / We The Best Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid – “Beautiful People” – Atlantic Records Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records
PUSH BEST NEW ARTIST Doja Cat – Kemosabe / RCA Records Jack Harlow – Generation Now / Atlantic Records Lewis Capaldi – Capitol Records Roddy Ricch – Atlantic Records Tate McRae – RCA Records YUNGBLUD – Locomotion Recordings / Geffen Records / Interscope Records
BEST POP BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment Halsey – “You should be sad” – Capitol Records Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do” – Republic Records Justin Bieber ft. Quavo – “Intentions” – RBMG / Def Jam Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records
BEST HIP-HOP DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records Eminem ft. Juice WRLD – “Godzilla” – Shady / Aftermath / Interscope Records Future ft. Drake – “Life Is Good” – Epic Records / Freebandz Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – 300 Entertainment Roddy Ricch – “The Box” – Atlantic Records Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack
BEST ROCK blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records Coldplay – “Orphans” – Atlantic Records Evanescence – “Wasted On You” – BMG Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean – “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” – Island Records Green Day – “Oh Yeah!” – Reprise / Warner Records The Killers – “Caution” – Island Records
BEST ALTERNATIVE The 1975 – “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)” – Dirty Hit / Interscope Records All Time Low – “Some Kind Of Disaster” – Fueled By Ramen FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall in Love for the Night” – AWAL Lana Del Rey – “Doin’ Time” – Interscope Records Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine” – Bad Boy / Interscope Records twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen
BEST LATIN Anuel AA ft. Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Karol G & J Balvin – “China” – Real Hasta La Muerte Bad Bunny – “Yo Perreo Sola” – Rimas Entertainment Black Eyed Peas ft. Ozuna & J. Rey Soul – “MAMACITA” – Epic Records J Balvin – “Amarillo” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment Karol G ft. Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” – Universal Music Latin Entertainment Maluma ft. J Balvin – “Queì Pena” – Sony Music Latin
BEST R&B Alicia Keys – “Underdog” – RCA Records Chloe x Halle – “Do It” – Parkwood / Columbia Records H.E.R. ft. YG – “Slide” – MBK / RCA Records Khalid ft. Summer Walker – “Eleven” – Right Hand Music / RCA Records Lizzo – “Cuz I Love You” – Atlantic Records The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records
BEST K-POP (G)I-DLE – “Oh My God” – Republic Records BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment EXO – “Obsession” – SM Entertainment Monsta X – “SOMEONE’S SOMEONE” – Epic Records Tomorrow X Together – “9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)” Republic Records Red Velvet – “Psycho” – SM Entertainment
VIDEO FOR GOOD Anderson .Paak – “Lockdown” – 12 Tone Music Group Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records H.E.R. – ”I Can’t Breathe” – MBK / RCA Records Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture” – Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Music Group Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records
BEST MUSIC VIDEO FROM HOME 5 Seconds of Summer – “Wildflower” – Interscope Records Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber – “Stuck with U” – Republic Records / Def Jam blink-182 – “Happy Days” – Columbia Records Drake – “Toosie Slide” – OVO/Republic Records John Legend – “Bigger Love” – Columbia Records twenty one pilots – “Level of Concern” – Elektra Music Group / Fueled By Ramen
BEST QUARANTINE PERFORMANCE Chloe & Halle – “Do It” from MTV’s Prom-athon CNCO – Unplugged At Home DJ D-Nice – Club MTV presents #DanceTogether John Legend – #togetherathome Concert Series Lady Gaga – “Smile” from One World: Together At Home Post Malone – Nirvana Tribute
BEST DIRECTION Billie Eilish – “xanny” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Directed by Billie Eilish Doja Cat – “Say So” – Kemosabe / RCA Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” – Warner Records – Directed by Nabil Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Directed by Dave Meyers Taylor Swift – “The Man” – Republic Records – Directed by Taylor Swift The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Directed by Anton Tammi
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 5 Seconds of Summer – “Old Me” – Interscope Records – Cinematography by Kieran Fowler Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby – “My Oh My” – Syco Music / Epic Records – Cinematography by Dave Meyers Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” – Capitol Records – Cinematography by Arnau Valls Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Cinematography by Thomas Kloss The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Cinematography by Oliver Millar
BEST ART DIRECTION A$AP Rocky – “Babushka Boi” – Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records – Art Direction by A$AP Rocky & Nadia Lee Cohen Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Art Direction by Anna Colomeì Nogu ì Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Laura Ellis Cricks Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Art Direction by Christian Stone Selena Gomez – “Boyfriend” – Interscope Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter Taylor Swift – “Lover” – Republic Records – Art Direction by Ethan Tobman
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Billie Eilish – “all the good girls go to hell” – Darkroom / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Drive Studios Demi Lovato – “I Love Me” – Island Records – Visual Effects by Hoody FX Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Visual Effects by EIGHTY4 Harry Styles – “Adore You” – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Mathematic Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Ingenuity Studios Travis Scott – “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Epic Records / Cactus Jack – Visual Effects by ARTJAIL, SCISSOR FILMS & FRENDER
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY BTS – “On” – Big Hit Entertainment – Choreography by Son Sung Deuk, Lee Ga Hun, Lee Byung Eun CNCO & Natti Natasha – “Honey Boo” – Sony Music Latin / RCA Records – Choreography by Kyle Hanagami DaBaby – “BOP” – SCMG / Interscope Records – Choreography by Dani Leigh and Cherry Dua Lipa – “Physical” – Warner Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me” – Streamline / Interscope Records – Choreography by Richy Jackson Normani – “Motivation” – Keep Cool / RCA Records – Choreography by Sean Bankhead
BEST EDITING Halsey – “Graveyard” – Capitol Records – Edited by Emilie Aubry, Janne Vartia & Tim Montana James Blake – “Can’t Believe the Way We Flow” – Republic Records – Edited by Frank Lebon Lizzo – “Good As Hell” – Atlantic Records – Edited by Russell Santos & Sofia Kerpan Miley Cyrus – “Mother’s Daughter” – RCA Records – Edited by Alexandre Moors, Nuno Xico ROSALIìA – “A Paleì” – Columbia Records – Edited by Andre Jones The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” – XO / Republic Records – Edited by Janne Vartia & Tim Montana
The Kid Mero is ready to share some life lessons virtually…
The 27-year-old Dominican American television personality, writer and comedian, whose real name is Joel Martinez, and Desus Nice will be heading out on a book tour.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,Desus & Mero, as they’re known on their Showtime late-night talk show of the same name, set up the virtual tour to promote God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx.
The book, published by Penguin Random House, will be released on September 22.
Tickets to the experience will include the virtual live show and a pre-order copy of the life advice book. Some tickets will be available for a virtual meet-and-greet.
The ‘tour’ kicks off on August 14 in the mid-Atlantic, before wrapping up in the south on September 20.
“We want to share all we’ve learned, after years in the Bronx streets, with you: the people. So with a lifetime spent building up a plethora of information from trials and tribulations and a handful of misdemeanors, we decided to write this book—a sequel to the Bible, or maybe to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, depending on how big a nerd you are. Let this book be your North Star,” the pair said.
This comes as Showtime moved their show from its previous Monday night slot to Sunday evenings. It also airs on Thursday nights.
“The network believes in us, and Sunday night, you know, that’s the night for the big shows,” Desus, otherwise known as Daniel Baker, told Deadline. “Imagine it like a baseball lineup. You just want to have your best hitters right after each other, boom, boom, boom. You’ve got all the crème de la crème shows in one package on Sunday night, and it gives our show a chance to be in front of more eyes so more people could see it.”
Mero added, “The lead-in to your show is super important. If you have American Ninja Part 3playing before your show, you’re not going to get a lot of [viewers]. But if you have The Chi orBillions, you get more eyeballs.”
The organization announced that along with a special musical performance from Chloe x Halle, the show will also now feature two new performers; actor and singer Ben Platt, and singer-songwriter Shea Diamond.
In addition to Lovato, stars like Jennifer Garner, Lilly Singh, Charli XCX, Kandi Burruss, Theo Germaine, August Getty, Gigi Gorgeous Getty, Nats Getty, Harvey Guillén and Darryl Stephens will also appear throughout the event.
“Among this year’s nominees are a wide range of stories and narratives about LGBTQ people of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and other identities that demonstrate the power of inclusion and diversity in fostering positive cultural change,” GLAAD president & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “As this year’s Media Awards go virtual, we hope to send a powerful message to LGBTQ people that in the midst of this culturally and politically divisive time, our visibility and voices have never been more important.”
Ahead of Thursday’s ceremony, GLAAD is already beginning to announce select winners, including Transparent: Musicale Finale for Outstanding TV Movie.
The organization will continue to announce winners on their Twitter account leading right up to the start of the ceremony.
The show will be livestreamed on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 pm ET via GLAAD’s YouTube and Facebook pages.