1. Music’s Biggest Night
Airing Sunday, Feb. 8th on CBS, the GRAMMYs is one of music’s biggest nights, honoring the very best in the industry. With 2014 being such a huge year for music, picking between Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, and Beyonce could prove more difficult than you think.
This year’s show will once again be hosted by “NCIS: Los Angeles” star LL Cool J and will feature performances by Ariana Grande, AC/DC, John Legend and Sam Smith.
Ask and you shall receive. After asking for a roast from Comedy Central, Justin Bieber is finally getting his wish. According to the 21-year old pop star, he’s asked the network to roast him for years now, but they haven’t, stating that he needed to provide them with more material to work with.
Following Bieber’s egg-throwing incident, numerous arrests, abandonment of a pet monkey, and much mocked Calvin Klein campaign, it seems that Comedy Central has more than enough to poke fun at.
The taping, air date and roasters have yet to be confirmed, but let’s hope whoever they choose doesn’t hold anything back.
The two reality competitions that spawned a whole genre of reality television are returning very, very soon. “Survivor,” celebrating it’s 15th anniversary and 30th season, and “The Amazing Race” are both set to premiere in February, CBS announced this week.
This season of “Survivor” will be titled “Worlds Apart” and will feature three tribes made up of those with white collar, blue collar, and no collar jobs.
Meanwhile, “The Amazing Race” is getting romantic this season, featuring only couples in the two person teams racing against each other. Jordan Knight will also be on this season of the show, so all you NKOTB fans, get ready.
The film “Selma” may have been snubbed at the Oscars this year, only securing a nom for Best Picture and Best Original Song, but that hasn’t kept the producers, director and actors of the historical film from honoring its legacy. This week organizations across the U.S. coordinated a huge campaign to have students around the country see the film for free.
And as if that weren’t enough, Oprah Winfrey marched in Alabama amongst the film’s other stars to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Sometimes it’s hard to choose between movies and music. Some of us love more than the other, but what about the few who love both equally? Well never fret, because this year, the Sundance Film Festival is offering a massive collection of films that any music lover will want to check out.
Shawn Thomas writes Entertainment & Lifestyle content for CBS Local. Follow him on Twitter.