Linda Perry not happy with Lady Gaga’s Oscar Nominations.… Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes) spoke out on Monday to say that she doesn’t think that Lady Gaga is so deserving of the the Oscar Nod…. According to the songwriter and producer, Lady Gaga did not contribute enough to the “The Hunting Ground’s” “Til it Happens to You” to merit a nod for best original song. Instead, she said in since-deleted tweets, it was Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, who has a co-writing credit along with Lady Gaga, who penned most of the song.
Founding Eagles member Glenn Frey died Monday in New York City. The guitarist was 67 and had reportedly been battling intestinal issues… Along with Don Henley, Frey, who started playing music at age five, also co-wrote Hotel California and Desperado. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Glenn Frey co-wrote and sang many of the Eagle’s hits, including Take It Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Lyin’ Eyes, and Heartache Tonight. The band, which was formed in Los Angeles in 1971, won six Grammys and their compilation album, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) is the second biggest selling album of all time after Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
And speaking of the Oscars… Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee, and Chris Rock (who is hosting the event), have all taken to social media to express their feelings about the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards. For the second straight year, all actors and directors nominated at the Oscars are white. Because of this, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have made the bold decision to boycott the awards. Jada shared this video on Facebook and aired out her grievances with the Academy: Well, some people don’t impressed… Janet Hubert [the original Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air] -give her opinion….
Amy Schumer has scorched a wannabe film writer after he made a misogynistic comment about her on social media. Teenage film critic Jackson Murphy tweeted a photo of himself with the Trainwreck star on the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, but his sexist caption prompted Schumer to respond with dismay. Jackson wrote, “Spent the night with amy schumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that.” Amy saw the tweet and responded, “I get it. Cause I’m a wh***? Glad I took a photo with you. Hi to your dad.” The young critic has since deleted his post, and written an apology, which reads: “amyschumer I truly apologize. Thought you’d like the joke. I should leave the comedy to you!
Celine Dion will not be singing at her husband Rene Angelil’s funeral because she is still in the throes of grief. Reports have surfaced Celine will perform at Rene’s funeral, but she quickly squashed them. Her rep tells us it never crossed her mind to perform — but it’s possible one or two of her songs will play in the background. According to his wishes, the ceremony will be held at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal where he and Celine got married 21 years ago. The funeral will be televised on 3 networks and flags will fly at half-staff…
We may get another season of the breakout documentary “Making a Murderer.” Speaking to reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif., Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, “The story is still unfolding, so we’ll certainly take a look at it.” He cautioned, though, that nothing is formally underway. “Making a Murderer,” a 10-part series, recounts Steven Avery’s troubled relationship with the law.