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This Week In Entertainment: Oscars, Grammys, and More

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Kevin Hart And The Oscars

Earlier this week, stand-up comedian Kevin Hart was all set to host the 91st Academy Awards. However, after various tweets that the comedian posted surfaced, he stepped down from hosting the Oscars. Hart posted the tweets between 2009 and 2011.

The tweets in question made various homophobic and transphobic jokes. In a video Hart posted to Instagram, he states, ““Guys, I’m almost 40 years old. If you don’t believe people change, grow as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify their past, then do you.” He also apologized on Twitter for the insensitive jokes.

2019 Grammy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced earlier this morning. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake were the most nominated artists, sitting at eight and seven respectively.

Some of the nominations include “Sex and Cigarettes” by Toni Braxton for Best R&B Song, Volume 2 by Chris Stapleton for Best Country Album, and “Lucky You” by Eminem and Joyner Lucas for Best Rap Song. The ceremony will take place February 10th.

New Avengers Trailer Released

Marvel Studios shocked everyone when they dropped the new trailer to the next Avengers movie. The movie, titled Endgame, is the much anticipated sequel to May’s Avengers: Infinity War.

The two and a half minute trailer reestablished the fact that Thanos had really succeeded in his plan. Marvel also announced an earlier North American release date. The film is expected to release on April 26th, 2019.

New Game Of Throne’s Teaser Trailer

HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, based off George RR Martins hit A Song Of Fire And Ice book series, released earlier this week. While the teaser shows no new footage, it does show off many dragon figurines. The new season of Game of Thrones premieres in April.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Netflix

Fans of the hit TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S were in an uproar after Netflix announced plans to remove the show from their streaming list. Originally slated to be removed at the beginning of January, sources say Netflix paid $100M in order to keep the shows rights, saying that the gang would be kept all the way through 2019.

This is three times more than the $30M it paid in the years before. Jennifer Aniston, one of the shows stars, said she’s blown away that the show still had a big enough fan base to prompt a multi-million dollar deal to keep it. She also said, “I find it amazing that it’s continued to have such love and such an audience and such an appetite for it.”

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