Selena Gomez Wins People’s Choice Award for Her Work on “Only Murders in the Building”

Selena Gomez is the People’s Choice

The People’s Choice Awards were handed out on Tuesday night, honoring the fan favorites in movies, television, music and pop culture, with the 29-year-old Mexican American actress/singer taking home a trophy.

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

Gomez was named The Comedy TV Star of 2021 for her work as the female lead on Hulu’s freshman series Only Murders in the Building, which has been renewed for a second season.

It’s only Gomez’s second People’s Choice Award. She previously won in 2016 for Favorite Animated Movie Voice for her work on Hotel Transylvania 2.

Bad Bunny has earned his first-ever PCA.

The 27-year-old Puerto Rican Grammy-winning Latin trap and reggaeton superstar claimed the The Latin Artist of 2021 award for his remarkable year filled with chart-topping albums, singles and more.

The 2021 People’s Choice Awards show, broadcast on E! and NBC, was hosted by actor and SNL veteran Kenan Thompson. This year marked the first time the award show did a simultaneous live broadcast across both channels.

Among the highlights, Oscar winner Halle Berry accepted The People’s Icon award, Kim Kardashian The Fashion Icon award, and Grammy winner Christina Aguilera the first-ever Music Icon award. Dwayne Johnson took home The People’s Champion award for his philanthropic work.

Top performances of the night included Aguilera’s debut of a never-before-seen medley of her biggest songs, with tracks from her new Spanish-language album.

The following are 2021 People’s Choice Awards winners:

THE MOVIE OF 2021
Black Widow

THE COMEDY MOVIE OF 2021
Free Guy

THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2021          
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

THE DRAMA MOVIE OF 2021
Cruella

THE FAMILY MOVIE OF 2021
Luca

THE MALE MOVIE STAR OF 2021   
Dwayne Johnson

THE FEMALE MOVIE STAR OF 2021
Scarlett Johansson

THE DRAMA MOVIE STAR OF 2021
Kevin Hart

THE COMEDY MOVIE STAR OF 2021            
Dwayne Johnson

THE ACTION MOVIE STAR OF 2021
Simu Liu

THE SHOW OF 2021
Loki

THE DRAMA SHOW OF 2021
Grey’s Anatomy

THE COMEDY SHOW OF 2021
Never Have I Ever

THE REALITY SHOW OF 2021
Keeping Up With the Kardashians

THE COMPETITION SHOW OF 2021
The Voice

THE MALE TV STAR OF 2021
Tom Hiddleston

THE FEMALE TV STAR OF 2021
Ellen Pompeo

THE DRAMA TV STAR OF 2021
Chase Stokes

THE COMEDY TV STAR OF 2021
Selena Gomez

THE DAYTIME TALK SHOW OF 2021
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

THE NIGHTTIME TALK SHOW OF 2021
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

THE COMPETITION CONTESTANT OF 2021
JoJo Siwa

THE REALITY TV STAR OF 2021
Khloé Kardashian

THE BINGEWORTHY SHOW OF 2021
Squid Game

THE SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW OF 2021
Lucifer

THE MALE ARTIST OF 2021
Lil Nas X

THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2021
Adele

THE GROUP OF 2021
BTS

THE SONG OF 2021
Butter

THE ALBUM OF 2021
Sour

THE COUNTRY ARTIST OF 2021
Blake Shelton

THE LATIN ARTIST OF 2021
Bad Bunny

THE NEW ARTIST OF 2021
Olivia Rodrigo

THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2021
Butter

THE COLLABORATION SONG OF 2021
STAY

THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2021
Britney Spears

THE POP SPECIAL OF 2021
Friends: The Reunion

THE COMEDY ACT OF 2021             
Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated and Horny Tour

THE GAME CHANGER OF 2021
Simone Biles

THE POP PODCAST OF 2021
Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain

Christina Aguilera to Perform During People’s Choice Awards Show

Christina Aguilera is ready for a Choice performance…

The 40-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will perform during this week’s 2021 People’s Choice Awards show.

Christina Aguilera

No word on what song(s) Aguilera, who’ll be honored with the inaugural Music Icon award, will perform.

Others set to take the stage include H.E.R., who will perform a tribute to the life and legacy of Motown legend Marvin Gaye. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his landmark album What’s Going On.

Blake Shelton is also set to perform on the People’s Choice Awards, which will be hosted by Kenan Thompson.

The show will air simultaneously on NBC and E! for the first time, after airing only on E! the last three years. From 1975-2017, the show aired on CBS.

The 2021 People’s Choice Awards will air on Tuesday, December 7, at 9:00 pm ET from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

E! will kick off the night with a red-carpet special, Live From E!: The 2021 People’s Choice Awards, at 7:00 pm ET.

Both shows are produced by Den of Thieves with executive producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.

Performers:
Christina Aguilera
H.E.R.
Blake Shelton

Presenters:
Becky G
Cardi B
Chase Stokes (Outer Banks)
Eliza Coupe (Pivoting)
Ginnifer Goodwin (Pivoting)
Jack Quaid (Scream)
Jojo Siwa (Siwas Dance Pop Revolution)
Laverne Cox (Live from E!)
Leslie Jones (Coming 2 America)
Lil Rel Howery (Free Guy, Vacation Friends)
Lili Reinhart (Riverdale)
Maggie Q (Pivoting)
Mike Epps (The Upshaws)
Paris Jackson (American Horror Stories)
Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws)

Christina Aguilera to Receive Inaugural Music Icon Award at People’s Choice Awards

Christina Aguilera is officially an icon

The 40-year-old half-Ecuadorian American Grammy-winning singer will receive the inaugural Music Icon at award at the People’s Choice Awards next week, joining an honorees list that includes Halle BerryDwayne Johnson and Kim Kardashian.

Christina AguileraE! and NBC have announced that Becky G will present the award to Aguilera, who has also appeared in films (Burlesque) in addition to being a coach on NBC’s The Voice.

The award will be given for her contributions to the music industry; she will also perform during the December 7 broadcast.

Johnson is receiving The People’s Champion award during the ceremony, which is being simulcast on NBC and E! at 9:00 pm ET/PT Tuesday.

Berry will be honored with the People’s Icon award during the show, while Kardashian will receive the Fashion Icon award.

A total of 40 categories are up for grabs during the December 7 ceremony (see the nominees here).

Winners are decided by online fan voting.

E! Kicking Off “True Hollywood Story” Reboot with Cardi B Episode

Cardi B is kicking off E!’s iconic docuseries…

The entertainment network’s television docuseries True Hollywood Story will officially return on Monday, March 15, starting with an in-depth look at the 28-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rapper.

Cardi B

The first episode will track how the “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” rapper built herself from the ground up, including interviews with television producer Mona Scott-Young (VH1‘s Love & Hip Hop), “Bodak Yellow” music video director Picture Perfect and fellow New York rapper Maino.

The rest of the second season’s episodes will focus on the tragic deaths of Selena and Christina Grimmie at the hands of those obsessed with them (“Death of Innocence” will air March 29); the sisterhood bond that withstands the celebrity spotlight between Beyoncé and Solange KnowlesBritney and Jamie Lynn Spears, and Miley and Noah Cyrus (“Star Sisters” will air on April 10); trail-blazing billionaires like Jay-Z (“Billionaires: Fierce, Fearless & Filthy Rich” will premiere this summer); and Hollywood’s most talked-about and mysterious cases including Whitney Houston‘s death (“Hollywood Mysteries” will premiere in the fall).

Selena’s husband Chris Perez and Grimmie’s brother Marcus will share intimate stories during the “Death of Innocence” special.

Season two of E! True Hollywood Story will debut on Monday, March 15 at 10:00 pm ET.

Demi Lovato to Host This Year’s People’s Choice Awards

Demi Lovato is the People’s host…

The 28-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress is set to host the 2020 E!’s People’s Choice Awards, which will air on November 15 live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

Demi Lovato

The news was revealed Tuesday during a Twitter conversation between the Grammy-nominated singer and the cable network.

Lovato, who has won five People’s Choice Awards in 12 nominations, has had a busy 2020, with performances at the Grammys and the Super Bowl (where she sang the national anthem) and the release of singles “Anyone,” “I Love You” and “I’m Ready,” the latter in a duet with Sam Smith.

Recent singles include “OK No to Be OK” with Marshmello and “Commander in Chief.” On screen, her recent credits including a role on the final season of NBC’s Will & Grace and in Netflix’s Eurovision.

She now will emcee a hybrid People’s Choice ceremony that will present awards in 44 categories across entertainment and pop culture.

Tyler Perry and Jennifer Lopez will receive special honors during the ceremony, which will air from 9:00 -11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Jennifer Lopez to Receive The People’s Icon Award at This Year’s People’s Choice Awards

Jennifer Lopez is simply iconic… And, she’s getting the hardware to prove it.

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar will receive The People’s Icon award at the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards in recognition of her contributions to music, film, television and fashion.

Jennifer Lopez Guess Spring 2020 Campaign

Lopez will be honored for her performances both on stage and on screen, including her award-winning 2020 Super Bowl halftime performance and lead role in the critically acclaimed film, Hustlers.

“Jennifer Lopez has an unmatched global appeal and for more than two decades, has given us some of the most iconic, unforgettable performances of all time,” said Jen Neal, General Manager, E! News, Live Events & Lifestyle Digital. “For paving the way for artists around the world and single-handedly increasing Latinx representation in music, film, television, and fashion, we’re honoring Jennifer Lopez with ‘The People’s Icon of 2020.’”

Lopez will next appear alongside Owen Wilson and Maluma in the feature Marry Me slated for release in 2021.

The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, November 15 at 9 PM ET/PT.

The 2020 E! People’s Choice Award are produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.

The Bella Twins Sign with SMAC Entertainment

Brie Bella and Nikki Bella are getting SMAC’ed

The 36-year-old half-Mexican American twin sisters and former WWE Divas champions, known as The Bella Twins, have signed with Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini’s SMAC Entertainment.

The Bella Twins

The company will represent Nikki and Brie, who star in and executive E!’s Total Bellasrecently renewed for a sixth season.

This comes after the business signed Power alum Omari Hardwick to its client roster and launched in-house social media management and digital consulting division SMAC Digital Management.

In addition to starring and exec producing Total Bellas, the pair wrestle in the WWE, run female apparel line Birdiebee and recently published a memoir Incomparable.

SMAC Entertainment was founded in 2011 and its roster includes Erin AndrewsShante BroadusOctober GonzalezTony GonzalezMichael GriffinBryan HynsonWiz KhalifaCurt Menefee,Brian Orakpo and Deion Sanders

“We’re excited to welcome Brie and Nikki to the SMAC family,” said Strahan and Schwartz-Morini. “They are incredibly talented, versatile and encompass the same work ethic that we pride ourselves on and value most. We look forward to joining forces to help expand on the incredible foundation they’ve already built for their growing empire.”

E! Renews The Bella Twins’ “Total Bellas” Docuseries for Sixth Season

NikkiBrie are still the Bellas of the ball…

E! has given the green light for a sixth season of its docuseries Total Bellas, which follows the lives of the 36-year-old half-Mexican American twin sisters and WWE stars, Nikki Bella and Brie Bella.

The Bella Twins

The NBCUniversal cable network will launch the next run of the show later this fall.

Season 5 of the show, which ended on Thursday, June 11, featured Nikki and Artem’s French engagement and the twins finding out they’re both expecting and due within weeks of each other.

The upcoming season will highlight the birth of their babies as Nikki navigates the joys of parenthood for the first time and Brie becomes a mom of two.

The fifth season is averaging around 1 million viewers, with 598,000 in the total 18-49 demo with around three quarters of these viewers women. This average is up 9% from last season and the show consistently ranks among the top ten shows in primetime across ad-supported cable nets.

Victor Cruz to Co-Host E!’s “Pop of the Morning”

Popgoes the morning for Victor Cruz… 

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican former New York Giantswide receiver has joined E!’s morning news show Pop of the Morningas a co-host, E! has announced. 

Victor Cruz

Cruz will join the recently hired Lilliana Vazquezand Scott Tweedieon the 11:00 am weekday show.

“I’m excited for this new journey in life,” Cruz said in a statement. “I’m excited for you guys to see me in a different way.”

Cruz was an undrafted free agent in 2010 when he landed at the Giants, finishing the 2011 season with a single-season franchise record for receiving yards, and later becoming part of the Giants victory over the New England Patriotsin Super Bowl XLVI

He launched the Victor Cruz Foundationin 2014, which encourages children to become physically active, focuses on college readiness, financial literacy, and STEMprogramming.

E! News tweeted a brief video clip of Cruz announcing his new gig.