Musicians Are Reportedly Skipping The Grammys

Antonio Banderas hospitalized… Ben Affleck won’t direct “The Batman”… Is Aaron Rodgers engaged to Olivia Munn?… Azealia Banks and Rihanna’s Twitter feud… and Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Drake are reportedly skipping the Grammys

Last Thursday, Antonio Banderas was working out at his home in Surrey, England, when he suffered what was described as “agonizing chest pain.” He was rushed to the hospital for tests and observation. He was well enough on Sunday to be released. Antonio released a statement expressing his gratitude to the doctors who treated him.

Ben Affleck says he will still play the Batman, he just won’t direct “The Batman.” In a shocking statement, Ben said, “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.” He added, “Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film.” As of now, he says they are still looking for that director. Ben will next be see as Batman in “Justice League,” which is out Nov. 17.

She’s blamed for Aaron Rodgers cutting off his entire family, but it looks like he’s sticking with her. Olivia Munn is flashing what looks like an engagement ring. It’s a giant ruby surrounded by a halo of diamonds set in gold. No comment from either Aaron or Olivia, but it wouldn’t be shocking news considering they’ve been dating for three years.

Everybody knows Azealia Banks is crazy so I don’t know why Rihanna bothered to give her any energy, but here you have it. It all started on Saturday with Rihanna going on Twitter to bash the president for his immigration ban. In a since-deleted back-and-forth, Azealia basically responded that Rihanna should shut up and sit down…and then Rihanna responded with some reference to the fact that Azealia sacrifices chickens…and then Rihanna apparently posted Azealia’s phone number…and then Azealia posted hers…I think they both got bored after that.

Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Drake are all skipping out on the Grammys. Drake has eight nominations, but he’s scheduled to perform a concert in England that night. Justin and Kanye have very different reasons. Like Drake, Kanye has eight nominations, but he previously vowed to boycott the awards ceremony if Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” album wasn’t nominated. It wasn’t. But that may be because Frank refused to submit the album for consideration. He says it’s because the Grammys don’t represent young, black artists. However, Kanye reportedly also said he’s not going because he always loses whenever he goes up against a white guy…While Justin won his first Grammy last year and he’s up for four this year, a source says he’s not going because the Grammys are relevant or representative of young singers today. The Grammy Awards — minus Drake, Justin, Kanye and Frank — will air on CBS Sunday, February, 12.

 

See all Showbiz Top 5 stories