Pink Slams Recording Academy Prez: “Women OWNED Music This Year”

Pink Slams Recording Academy Prez: “Women OWNED Music This Year”

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People on social media were quick to point out that only one female won a major award at the Grammys this year – Alessia Cara for Best New Artist.  In response, Recording Academy President said, “It has to begin with…women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls…[Women need] to step up because I think they would be welcome.”  Pink slammed back, tweeting, “Women in music don’t need to ‘step up’ – women have been stepping since the beginning of time.  Stepping up, and also stepping aside.  Women OWNED music this year.  They’ve been KILLING IT.  And every year before this.”

Meantime, not as many of us were watching the Grammys this year as we were last year.  Just under 20 million people tuned in Sunday night, compared to 26.1 million viewers last year.  It’s the awards show smallest audience since 2009.

Them’s fightin’ words!  29-time Grammy winning music producer Quincy Jones is NOT a Taylor Swift fan.  In an interview with GQ, when asked about Taylor’s songwriting, he replied, “Whatever crumbles your cookie…We need more songs, man…songs, not hooks.”  Jones, among other accomplishments, is responsible for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album.  You can read the whole article HERE.  WARNING: Language is not exactly safe for work!

Netflix has renewed “Fuller House” for a fourth season!

Tom Hanks has been cast as “Mr. Rodgers” in an upcoming biopic.  The movie will be called “You Are My Friend,” and will detail the real-life friendship between Rodgers and a “cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perceptive on life transformed.”  Production is set to begin in September.


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