Weekend box office news… Justin Bieber gets emotional… Kevin found time to kiss his wife… Billie Eilish sweeps the big four awards… and Remembering the life & legacy of Kobe Bryant
“Bad Boys for Life” held onto number one for a second weekend with another $34M in ticket sales, pushing it past the $100M mark. Coming in second was the Oscar-nominated “1917” with $15.8M in its third weekend of release. Third place went to “Dolittle” with $12.5M, and the new movie “The Gentlemen” starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding and Hugh Grant opened in fourth with only $11M. Another new movie, “The Turning” debuted in sixth place with $7.3M. The previews to this thing scare the mess out of me but audiences are giving it a big fat “F” CinemaScore.
Justin Bieber had a listening party for his new album last week, and sources say he got real emotional while giving a speech. Justin went through a super dark, challenging period and admitted, “I don’t even think I should be alive. I feel like God’s brought me out of a really dark place.” He talked about battling depression, about being hurt by people in the music industry, and about how he wasn’t sure who he could trust anymore. Justin’s voice got real shaky as he thanked Scooter Braun, saying, “You walked with me through a lot of s***.” At one point, he started crying and told himself to pull it together.
The Jonas Brothers are doing a mini-residency at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. The shows will run April 1-18 and ticket prices start at just $69. There are several pre-sales starting today and tickets to errrbody else go on sale Friday.
Billie Eilish made Grammy history last night. At just 18 years of age, Billie now holds the record as the youngest winner of the Grammy for Album of the Year. Taylor Swift held the old record. She was 20 when she won for “Fearless” a decade ago. Billie also became the second artist in Grammy history to win Grammys in the Big Four — Record, Album, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. (The only other one? Christopher Cross, who won the Big Four back in 1981!) And at 22, her brother Finneas O’Connell made history as the youngest Producer of the Year, Non-Classical award for his work on Billie’s debut album, “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
.@billieeilish goes 4 for 4 in the Big Four categories at the 2020 #GRAMMYs!
See the complete winners list here: https://t.co/Q16AyevJHh pic.twitter.com/bzrNyOw4v9— billboard (@billboard) January 27, 2020
It was incredibly shocking to hear the news that Kobe Bryant was killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, yesterday. He was only 41. Then came news that his 13-year-old daughter Gigi was on the flight, and that all nine who were on board were killed. They were all on their way to a basketball tournament at Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks when the crash happened. Kobe was scheduled to coach. His daughter Gigi was supposed to play. Among the others on board were John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College, his wife, Keri and their daughter Alyssa, who was Gigi’s teammate. Christina Mauser, who was Gigi’s basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, was also on board, along with mother and daughter, Sarah and Payton Chester. Payton also went to school with Gigi. The pilot has been identified as Ara Zobayan.
We’re remembering the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a California helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. pic.twitter.com/bxU8ALTva1— People (@people) January 27, 2020