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Aerosmith honored at MusiCares mega-concert

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Steven Tyler and his rock band Aerosmith were honored at a star-studded MusiCares Person of the Year gala on Friday night in Los Angeles. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Steven Tyler and his rock band Aerosmith were honored at a star-studded MusiCares Person of the Year gala on Friday night in Los Angeles. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 25 (UPI) — Rock band Aerosmith was honored as the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year at a star-studded tribute concert in Los Angeles.

John Legend sang “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” the Jonas Brothers did “Crazy” and Jessie J performed “I’ll Be Home Tonight,” on Friday, E! News reported.

Billboard.com reported Cheap Trick performed “Rats in the Cellar,” Ashley McBryde covered “Dude (Looks Like a Lady,)” Kesha sang “Janie’s Got a Gun” and LeAnn Rimes belted “Livin’ on the Edge,” while Aerosmith performed its own hits “Big 10 Inch Record,” “Dream On” and “Sweet Emotion.”

Guitarist Joe Perry‘s Hollywood Vampires bandmates Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp also helped out Aerosmith on “Train Kept A-Rollin.”

“Musicians, magicians, artists. And remember, people only really get interesting when they start to rattle the bars on their cages. And the best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up,” lead singer Steven Tyler said as Aerosmith collected its award.

Drummer Joey Kramer did not perform with Aerosmith during the show because of a legal dispute with his fellow musicians about his readiness to rejoin the group following an injury.

He was, however, permitted to appear with the band when its prize was presented.

“A shout out to love and gratitude, to MusiCares, to all our fans, to my partners, to my ever supportive wife, Linda, and to you guys out there and to the music industry,” Kramer said.

The concert raised $6 million for The Recording Academy’s efforts to assist musicians in need.

MusiCares 2020 honors Aerosmith as Person of the Year

Actor Channing Tatum and British singer and songwriter Jessie J arrive for the MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Aerosmith at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24, 2020. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo



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Watch: Justin Bieber wants ‘tribe’ of kids with Hailey Baldwin

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Dec. 1 (UPI) — Justin Bieber hopes to have “a little tribe” of kids with his wife, Hailey Baldwin.

The 26-year-old singer discussed his plans to have children with Baldwin, 24, during Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Bieber said he wants to have as many kids as possible with Baldwin, a model.

“I’m going to have as many as Hailey is wishing to push out,” the star said. “I’d love to have myself a little tribe, but yeah, it’s her body and whatever she wants to do.”

“I think she wants to have a few, at least two or three,” he added.

Bieber said he and Baldwin are waiting to have children until Baldwin accomplishes more of her goals.

“There’s not really an issue, but I think Hailey still has some things she wants to accomplish as a woman,” he said. “I think she’s just not ready yet, and I think that’s okay.”

Bieber also discussed the road trip he and Baldwin took during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We definitely enjoyed ourselves. Got to travel across North America. We went all the way home to Canada on the bus,” he said. “It was a good time.”

During the trip, Bieber had a scary experience where his jet ski broke and the boat sent to retrieve him also broke down. Bieber had to swim to safety in freezing cold water.

“It was dangerous,” he said.

Bieber and Baldwin married in September 2018 and had a second wedding with family and friends in October 2019. The couple danced together in Baldwin’s first TikTok video in March.

Bieber released the song “Monster” with Shawn Mendes in November.



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Look: Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik share moment in throwback pregnancy photos

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Dec. 1 (UPI) — Celebrity couple Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik share a sweet moment in throwback photos from Hadid’s pregnancy.

The 25-year-old model posted unseen pictures from her pregnancy Monday on Instagram.

The photos show a pregnant Hadid posing outside in a formfitting dress. One of the pictures shows Malik, 27, resting his head on Hadid’s baby bump.

Hadid and Malik welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in September.

“Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love,” Hadid said on Instagram at the time.

“To try to put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task,” Malik added on Twitter. “The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together.”

Hadid called her daughter her “bestie” in an Instagram post last week. She later gave a glimpse of her baby girl’s head in a new photo. Hadid and Malik’s daughter has blonde hair.

Hadid had confirmed her pregnancy on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in May after reports surfaced.

“Obviously, you know, we wish we could have announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well-wishes and support,” she said.

Hadid and Malik have had an on-again, off-again relationship since 2015. Hadid is known for her modeling work with Guess and Victoria’s Secret, while Malik is a singer and a former member of One Direction.



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Awkwafina, Rashida Jones to be honored at 2020 Muse Awards

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Dec. 1 (UPI) — Awkwafina, Rashida Jones, Rachel Brosnahan and more are set to be honored at the 2020 Muse Awards, presented by New York Women in Film and Television.

The 41st annual ceremony will take place virtually on Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. EST. New York Women in Film and Television are offering tickets to watch the event with viewers allowed to pay what they can.

The Muse Awards honors women in front of and behind the camera across film, television, music and digital media.

Awkwafina will be receiving the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Made in N.Y. Award. Director, writer and producer Gina Prince-Bythewood will receive the Nancy Malone Directing Award, while actress Ali Stroker will receive the Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award.

Journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and President of Orion Pictures Alana Mayo will also be honored at the event along with Jones and Brosnahan.



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