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Watch Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration

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Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and GRAMMY winner Smokey Robinson, the tribute to the iconic sound that changed America will feature Boyz II Men, Chloe X Halle, Ciara, Lamont Dozier, Fantasia, Brian & Eddie Holland, Thelma Houston, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Little Big Town, NE-YO, Pentatonix, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, Valerie Simpson, Mickey Stevenson, Meghan Trainor, and Stevie Wonder.

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Dwyane Wade Crashes Courtside Into Chrissy Teigen And John Legend

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Dwyane Wade‘s last NBA home game will be one to remember — especially for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

While sitting courtside Tuesday night in Miami as the Heat faced the Philadelphia 76ers, point guard Wade, 37, crashed into Teigen, 33, and Legend, 40, which sent most of their drinks flying. Fortunately for Legend, he was able to salvage what was left of his beverage, tweeting, “Still got my drank.”

As for Teigen, she later weighed in on the Kodak moment, which had been captured bya Miami Herald photographer.

Watch Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul

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Last night, Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul,” on CBS hosted by Tyler Perry.

Taped Jan. 13 at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, the show features a multigenerational, genre-jumping lineup of artists — including home run hitters Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion and Yolanda Adams, along with Fantasia, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Patti LaBelle and young admirers such as Alessia Cara, Chloe x Halle and H.E.R.

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John Legend, Boyz II Men, Ciara, Chloe X Halle, Stevie Wonder , And More To Perform At “Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration”

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Two days after the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards ®, the Recording Academy ™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate historic American record label Motown Records by presenting “Motown 60: A GRAMMY ® Celebration.” Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and GRAMMY winner Smokey Robinson, the tribute to the iconic sound that changed America will feature Boyz II Men, Chloe X Halle, Ciara, Lamont Dozier, Fantasia, Brian & Eddie Holland, Thelma Houston, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Little Big Town, NE-YO, Pentatonix, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, Valerie Simpson, Mickey Stevenson, Meghan Trainor, and Stevie Wonder.

The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. PT at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The special will be broadcast on April 21, 2019, on the CBS Television Network. Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase at AXS.com.

UPDATE. Erykah Badu, Omarion, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tank, Pleasure P And More React to Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docuseries

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The six-part documentary that debuted Thursday night contains more than 50 interviews. It features testimony from women who accuse Kelly of mental, physical and sexual abuse, as well as interviews with associates and relatives of the singer R. Kelly, including his brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly. Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, and singer John Legend, Drea Kelly, Wendy Williams also provided commentary.

John Legend took to Twitter to respond to the praise he received for agreeing to take part in the docuseries.

“To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn’t feel risky at all,” he said in a tweet, adding that it was an “easy decision.”

Jada Pinkett Smith urged parents to watch “Surviving R. Kelly” with their children, as she did with her daughter.

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A wise woman once said … nothing.

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TAKE A MOMENT TO READ MY THOUGHTS: I boycotted R. Kelleys music in 2002 when I saw the video ~ I KNOW IT WAS HIM. CLEARLY. I wasn’t comfortable talking about it because the world I lived in …. everyone thought it was a joke, and they made me feel Ike I was too EARNEST. I saw the BBC documentary, I read the buzz Feed and New Yorker articles … As a #survivor and a black woman in the music industry, I just broke down sobbing when I saw the video. I sobbed, because it was a graphic illustration, that I lived in a world that didnt value people like me. And I had to learn to take care of Myself in the face of a society and industry that doesn’t love me. I learned that I had to wear the crown of my ancestors and hold my OWN HEAD UP. And its been HARD. But I do it because I BELIEVE in my mission ~ I don’t need to sing ABOUT the fight , my mission is to administer to the people IN the fight. Humanity makes me sad all the time ~ the things were going thru … but also today, I’m hopeful, that we as a GROUP are now #Muterkelly ~ BUT, I wont be satisfied until EVERY #survivor know, that “everyone of us is worthy” and when ever someone treats us as LESS, that is THIER mistake, … And while the wound is not our doing, it is our responsibility ~ we have to heal ourSELVES. That healing can take on so much more MOMENTUM, when the world around us is healing too…. so I feel GOOD today knowing that we as a collective are waking up EVEN MORE, to the ways that the world / the music industry / the society / the culture ~ harm our women and girls. AND! I feel good today knowing that these growing pains ARE ABOUT GROWTH. We are ALL! WORTHY AND SIGNIFICANT AND WE MATTER! BECAUSE WE EXIST! MAY WE KEEP WAKING UP TO THAT FACT. IT IS A FACT! EVERYONE of us is #worthy #worthy #worthy #worthy #worthy #worthy #survivingrkelly #iamlight #muterkelly #survivingrkelly #rkelly #blackgirlsmatter #metoo

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As stated I have always supported my black women. Being a survivor of domestic violence and watching as the whole world bashed me and called me an attention seeking liar. I hated even living during this time. Social media watched as the very man continued the abuse me and y’all watched in entertainment while I was scared for my life. Coming out with my truth was the most awful experience. I was called crazy for screaming and fighting to tell my story. Because of this I entered the industry ANGRY mad at the world, no one ever asked me what was wrong or did I need prayer. The judgements and finger pointing started. They only labeled me a ghetto problem. Only later for you all to find out the truth and THEN decide to believe. The mental damage was already done. Now When it comes to this situation with Rob you want me to step forward AGAIN. Why would I want that type of hate. When I said i’m battling my own demons, I spoke nothing but the truth. Shit I haven’t even mentally recovered from shit I’ve been through myself. I merely stated I gotta fight to heal myself this year mentally and physically. I know right from wrong, but I also know that i’m not the type of person to kick a person while they are down. God needs know help. Allow me my decision to take my own time to deal with this. I’m not obligated to do things on YOUR time. I have reached out to one of the girls so far and I will Be there for them, and that’s how I’ve decided to live in my truth. Please respect that. I’m not at a place to judge anyone in life. I don’t have a heaven or a hell to put them in!

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Watch ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Season 1, Episode 5

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All the Missing Girls

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A key voice in the final two hours of “Surviving R. Kelly” is an anonymous former employee of Kelly’s, whose voice is disguised and face is not revealed, who says they worked with Kelly until recently. The person described one of the women that Kelly allegedly coerced into living with him, Dominique Gardner, and how Kelly dressed her up to look like a boy, cutting her hair and dressing her in men’s clothing. 

“There was a staff member who tried to help Dominique,” the anonymous former employee said. “It was a situation where Dominique expressed how she was being mistreated. To Robert, Dominique is the rebellious one, she stays in trouble. She’s a little tomboyish, and Robert plays on that, so he has molded her into the boy he wants her to be. So he’s had her shave all her hair off, he has her carry herself like a boy. He’s even had her dress in boy clothes and paint a beard and a mustache on, to look like a boy. He treats her like his boy toy.” 

The “Surviving R. Kelly” team staged a rescue of one of Kelly’s alleged victims

In July 2017, Buzzfeed News published a bombshell story from Chicago reporter Jim DeRogatis, who originally helped break the news of Kelly’s misconduct in the ’90s, claiming that Kelly keeps women secluded from their families in his Atlanta and Chicago properties as part of a “cult.”

Joycelyn Savage was a 21-year-old woman named in report as one of the women who Kelly was allegedly isolating and holding against their will. Savage, whose parents had publicly accused Kelly of kidnapping their daughter, told TMZ in a video that she was living with Kelly on her own free will.

In possibly the most remarkable moment of the six-hour docuseries, Michelle Kramer, Dominique Gardner’s mother, traveled with the “Surviving R. Kelly” crew to Beverly Hills in May 2018 to attempt to locate her daughter after seeing Gardner in another TMZ video with Savage.

“(Kelly) always have her staying at the same hotels, so that’s where I want to go,” Kramer said, arriving at a hotel and successfully finding her daughter’s room, accompanied by a camera crew and a hotel manager.

“Nikka, I need you to come home,” Kramer is shown saying repeatedly to Gardner, using her daughter’s nickname. “Nikka, don’t do this. If I came this far, Nikka, don’t you dare.”

Gardner told Kramer to come back at 6 p.m., and when Kramer returned, the hotel manager told her that Gardner called 911, telling police that Kramer was not her actual mother. The hotel manager told Kramer that a police report was filed, and the authorities would be called if she did not leave.

Undeterred, Kramer snuck back into a stall in the hotel bathroom, where Gardner met her with her bag, and they escaped together into a car.

“That’s the hardest decision I ever had to make,” Gardner said, crying.

The documentary later reveals that Gardner returned to Kelly three days after her escape, but later left again, and is currently back with her family.

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