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The Weeknd Isn’t Actually Bruised Underneath Those Bandages

The Weeknd took home the first award of the night at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov 22) and he didn’t just make headlines for snagging a trophy — it was also because of what he looked like doing it. With a bandaged and bruised face, many wondered exactly what happened to him before taking the stage. But it turns out, it’s nothing actually: it’s just a clever bit of album promotion. 

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The Weeknd had a similar appearance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards that had people curious. With visible bruising and a mummy-like bandaged face, it appeared as if he’d been in a serious accident on the way to the awards and chose to take the stage in lieu of receiving medical help. 

The good news is that The Weeknd isn’t actually hurt. In

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The Faux-Real Theatre Presents ZOOM BACCHAE

The Faux-Real Theatre Presents ZOOM BACCHAE

The Faux-Real Theatre will present Euripides’ ZOOM BACCHAE on Vimeo on Monday, December the 7th at 7pm EST, in celebration of Aaron Poochigian’s new translation of the play (W. W. Norton).

The Greek God Dionysus is coming to you online to make sure you are still worshipping him, even if it is socially distant. Dionysus demands ecstatic revels of his worshippers, and Faux-Real won’t let him down. The reading is a loyal interpretation of this 5th century-BC tragedy by Euripides. That is to say, it is scary, crazy, and engaging – a virtual trip into the past that will bring actor and audience together in these quarantined times.

This staged reading is free for all. Access and pre-registration are available through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-ba…s-129234787729).

Translated by Aaron Poochigian, Directed by Faux-Real Artistic Director Mark Greenfield, masks by Lynda White and musical direction by Tony Naumovski.

Aaron Poochigian earned a PhD in

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Betsy Wolfe Presents Virtual Concert A PANTS OPTIONAL HOLIDAY Featuring Jessica Vosk

Betsy Wolfe Presents Virtual Concert A PANTS OPTIONAL HOLIDAY Featuring Jessica Vosk

Holmdel Theatre Company will present the livestream premiere of the virtual concert BETSY WOLFE: A Pants Optional Holiday on Sunday, December 6th at 7 PM ET. A Pants Optional Holiday is truly the state of the nation. This livestream will be sure to bring you cheer as we head into the holiday season. Share some laughs and tears with Betsy as she performs Broadway favorites from her starring roles (Waitress, 35MM, The Last 5 Years) as well as bringing her own flair to hits “Waving Through a Window” and other unique holiday classics.

The show includes an exclusive first time collaboration with Jessica Vosk (Wicked). You won’t want to miss when two of Broadway’s best combine their quarantine bubbles to come “Together at Last”

One of the most versatile and keenly intelligent Broadway performers of her generation, Wolfe has starred in numerous Broadway shows and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall

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Rapper Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

Reggaeton artist Bad Bunny has tested positive for COVID-19, a representative for the rapper told CBS News on Monday. The news comes after the artist canceled his performance at the American Music Awards.

The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, wasn’t showing any major symptoms of the virus, according to his publicist, Sujeylee Solá. “As of today, he’s feeling OK,” Solá told CBS News on Monday. “Praying it remains that way.”

Bad Bunny was scheduled to perform his new single, “Dákiti,” with Puerto Rican artist Jhay Cortez in Los Angeles. Instead, Bad Bunny appeared virtually at the event Sunday to present singer Becky G with the award for Favorite Female Latin Artist. He also took home two awards for Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album for his latest record, “YHLQMDLG.”

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Bad Bunny speaks on-screen for the 2020 American Music Awards on November 22, 2020,
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Fans Pick Gary Barlow, Michael Buble & Sebastian Yatra for Best Spanglish Collab of 2020 (So Far)

Sebastian Yatra is on a winning streak this year, winning another Billboard fan poll.

After a two-week poll asking readers to vote for the best Spanglish collaboration of 2020 (so far), voters ultimately crowned “Elita” by Gary Barlow, Michael Buble and Yatra with more than 96 percent of the votes. Other collabs included Maluma and The Weeknd’s “Hawai (Remix),” Rosalia and Travis Scott’s “TKN,” and Jonas Brothers and Karol G’s “X.”

Released on Sept. 30, “Elita” is about witnessing the power of women. Its salsa-infused pop blend makes it an “exciting, sexy, and empowering” song, Bublé said on Twitter.

The collaboration was born in late 2019 when Barlow and Bublé were set to share credits. However, it was Bublé who suggested that his good friend and Colombian artist Yatra would be the perfect fit on the track. “Within an hour, we were all

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10 Most Vulnerable Moments in Shawn Mendes’ ‘In Wonder’ Documentary

1. “Everything’s about you”

While Mendes was heating up the stages worldwide, he was also developing a relationship with “Señorita” collaborator Camila Cabello. Tender moments of young love were weaved in throughout In Wonder, especially as the duo prepared for their steamy performance at the 2019 VMAs. “She was always there to look out for me as a human being,” Mendes said of his girlfriend and fellow singer. “She’s got my back, and I think that’s what your partner is for.”

“We were in New York and a song comes on the radio or something, and the fact comes up that it’s about her,” he recalled in perhaps one of the sweetest moments of the film, “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s about you. Everything’s about you. They’ve always been about you.’ She goes, ‘What do you mean?’ I’m like, ‘They’re all about you. Like, every song I ever wrote.’

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Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus after canceled AMA performance

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Monday.

The announcement came a day after the musician won favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled to sing his hit, “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez at the event but canceled without explanation, leaving many fans disappointed. The singer, however, presented the award for favorite Latin female artist remotely.

Publicist Sujeylee Solá told The Associated Press that Bad Bunny wasn’t showing any major symptoms as of Monday. She did not provide further details, saying only that the musician was not granting any interviews.

Last week, the singer won best reggaeton performance on Thursday for “Yo Perreo Sola” at the Latin Grammys. He also won both artist and songwriter of the year in October at the Billboard Latin Music

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Billie Eilish’s ‘Therefore I Am’ Had A Huge Hot 100 Chart Jump

Billie Eilish has yet another hit on her hands with “Therefore I Am,” although it’s taking an unconventional path to the top of the charts. The song was released on November 12, which was a Thursday. That means the song was released on the final day of a tracking week in terms of the Billboard charts, so its debut week only consisted of a day of listening activity. Naturally, then, the track didn’t do all that well on the Hot 100 chart during its first week, debuting at a modest No. 94.

Now the song has had a full tracking week under its belt, though, and its chart performance is more in line with the kind of numbers Eilish usually puts up. The song charted at No. 2 this week (behind 24kGoldn and Iann Dior’s “Mood,” which is No. 1 for a fifth week), which means it rose 92 spots

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Teresa Giudice Is ‘Taking Things Slow’ With Boyfriend Louie Ruelas

One step at time. Teresa Giudice spoke publicly about her new man, Luis “Louie” Ruelas, for the first time on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Sunday, November 22.

“It’s fairly new, so I’m taking things slow and we’ll see where it goes from there,” the 48-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star told Andy Cohen about the 46-year-old businessman.

Us Weekly confirmed earlier this month that Teresa is dating Ruleas following her split from Joe Giudice. A source told Us on November 10 that the Bravo star is “happy” with her new beau, a father of two sons who also lives in the Garden State.

Why Teresa Giudice Is ‘Taking Things Slow’ With BF Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas
Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas. Shutterstock; Courtesy Digital Media Solutions/Instagram

Teresa and Joe, 48, filed for divorce in December 2019 after 20 years of marriage. The twosome share four daughters: daughters Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 11.

While

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Why The Weeknd’s Bloody Face Was The AMAs’ Most Viral Moment

The 2020 American Music Awards hosted one of the first in-person red carpets in — checks watch — forever, and as expected, celebrities were dressed to the nines. (The no-mask thing on the carpet was a pretty questionable choice, not gonna lie). The Weeknd, however, seemed to have missed the memo, and went his own route.



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The Weeknd arrived to the AMAs in a red suit, with his head and nose bandaged and eyes bruised, as if he had been in a bad accent. Don’t worry, it’s not real — this is simply the singer sporting another injured-chic look — part of a trend or persona that he’s been keeping up ever since the release of his newest album After Hours and music video for his single “Blinding Lights.” The singer’s “wounds” seem to grow with every public appearance. In March, he sang on SNL with

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