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The American Music Awards are always one of the biggest nights in the music industry. Each year hundreds of artists gather, and millions of viewers tune in to celebrate a night of wonder, fun, and most of all music!

This year’s show was hosted by none other than actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, and honored the lifetime of achievements of her mother and superstar, Diana Ross!

via WGN TV

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Bruno Mars wasn’t at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, but he was the big winner with seven awards, including entertainer of the year. Mars also won video of the year and favorite male artist, pop/rock, and favorite album, pop/rock.

“I wish I could be partying with y’all,” said Mars, who appeared in a video.

Also picking up multiple awards were Keith Urban, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber.

Diana Ross received the lifetime achievement award at the American Music Awards.

Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama congratulated Ross in a video before the style icon, singer and actress delivered an upbeat medley of her hits. Her performance Sunday included “I’m Coming Out,” ”Take Me Higher” and “The Best Years of My Life.”

She dedicated the performance to her fans, saying “You are everything to me,” and invited her family up on the stage to celebrate the honor, including the awards show host Tracee Ellis Ross.

Kelly Clarkson and Pink opened the American Music Awards with a tribute to first responders with a powerhouse vocal duet of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” Before their performance on Sunday night in Los Angeles, Jamie Foxx stood in front of a group of first responders and said that this year “tested our faith.”

The two pop singers traded vocals on the song while images from recent natural disasters played on screens behind them. They ended the duet with a hug and got a standing ovation.

Winners Circle:

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— Artist of the year: Bruno Mars.

— New artist of the year: Niall Horan.

— Collaboration of the year: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, “Despacito.”

— Video of the year: Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like.”

— Tour of the year: Coldplay.

— Favorite pop/rock male artist: Bruno Mars.

— Favorite pop/rock female artist: Lady Gaga.

— Favorite pop/rock duo or group: Imagine Dragons.

— Favorite country male artist: Keith Urban.

— Favorite country female artist: Carrie Underwood.

— Favorite country duo or group: Little Big Town.

— Favorite rap/hip-hop artist: Drake.

— Favorite soul/R&B male artist: Bruno Mars.

— Favorite soul/R&B female artist: Beyonce.

— Favorite alternative rock artist: Linkin Park.

— Favorite adult contemporary artist: Shawn Mendes.

— Favorite Latin artist: Shakira.

— Favorite contemporary inspirational artist: Lauren Daigle.

— Favorite electronic dance music artist: The Chainsmokers.

— Top soundtrack: “Moana.”

— Lifetime Achievement Award: Diana Ross.

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Fashion & Tragedy…Kate Spade’s Husband Releases Statement After Her Suicide…

There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

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There is nothing good about suicide. The loss of life, even when self-inflicted should be mourned and at the very least make us all pause to think of the well being of others for a change. Kate Spade’s suicide earlier this week shocked millions worldwide. The fashionista and designer was loved and adored by many, but was clearly battling some demons of her own. That is exactly what her husband, Andy Spade, had to say in an official statement released after her demise.

via New York Times

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Kate Spade with her husband Andy, and daughter, Bea

Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I’ve ever known and my best friend for 35 years. My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can’t even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.

Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.

For the past 10 months we had been living separately, but within a few blocks of each other. Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family. Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how. We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.

This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse. There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter. I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.

My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much.

Our heart goes out to Kate Spade’s family in their time of grief. We would like to reiterate that there is help for anyone feeling suicidal. If you or anyone you know is feeling this way please notify someone immediately and contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Be blessed.

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JUICY! Tinashe’s Younger Brother Claps Back @ Ben Simmons for Allegedly Cheating w/ Kendall Jenner!

Tinashe may be trying to remain a class act when it comes to her break up with NBA player, Ben Simmons, but her younger brother, Kudzai, is NOT! He went to Twitter accusing Simmons of not just breaking up with Tinashe, but cheating on her as well with Kendall Jenner!

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Tinashe may be trying to remain a class act when it comes to her break up with NBA player, Ben Simmons, but her younger brother, Kudzai, is NOT! He went to Twitter accusing Simmons of not just breaking up with Tinashe, but cheating on her as well with Kendall Jenner!

via Twitter

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“Never met you before in my life. days after u break my sis heart u do this… people all lied on her talking fake news about my sis *doing kardashian s— * u cheat on her w a Jenner,” wrote Kudzai.

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This is all kinds of messy! We have to give it up for Kudzai. It cannot be easy watching your sister having her heart broken. By the way, did any of you know who Ben Simmons was before this? Right. Tinashe keep your head up and use this pain to drop another hot album. We know you got it in you girl!

 

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Hmmm…Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) to Meet w/ Trump Over Alice Marie Johnson!

It looks like Kim Kardashian has some political ambitions–or is using her husband’s newfound political allegiance to Donald Trump to her advantage.  Surprisingly we are not talking about a new makeup line or even another twisted episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Instead Kim is opting to speak with Donald in her ongoing crusade to free an imprisoned great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson.

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It looks like Kim Kardashian has some political ambitions–or is using her husband’s newfound political allegiance to Donald Trump to her advantage.  Surprisingly we are not talking about a new makeup line or even another twisted episode of Keeping Up With The KardashiansInstead Kim is opting to speak with Donald in her ongoing crusade to free an imprisoned great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson.

via TMZ

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Kim Kardashian and Alice Marie Johnson

Our sources tell us Kim and her attorney, Shawn Holley, have scheduled a meeting Wednesday with Trump to lobby for a pardon for Johnson … who’s currently serving a life sentence at the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama.

As we reported … KKW and Shawn have been working with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for months to free Alice, but now the Prez is getting involved directly.

We are not really sure what Kim’s motives are, or if she even has a motive. All we know is that the Kardashian name goes a long way in this country. If she can use her clout to better the life of an imprisoned woman then so be it and we tip our hat to her.

Alice is definitely appreciative. Check out the letter she sent her below:

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Good luck Kim!

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