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Karl Anderson, Lio Rush, others cut from WWE amid Coronavirus

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WWE announced the release of Superstars Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, EC3, Lio Rush, Drake Maverick, Heath Slater, Eric Young, Curt Hawkins, Aiden English, Sarah Logan, Erick Rowan, Mike Kanellis, Maria Kanellis, Primo and Epico on Wednesday.

Also, WWE released Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, who had been serving as a backstage producer since losing his retirement match to Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 last year.

Longtime WWE referee Mike Chioda, who had been with the company since 1989, was released as well.

The cuts were announced after WWE released a statement earlier in the day regarding measures that would be taken to dial back spending during the coronavirus pandemic.

In the statement, WWE noted that it would cut talent expenses in addition to reducing compensation for executives and board members, decreasing operating expenses and delaying construction of a new company headquarters for six months.

WWE also stated that it would furlough some employees for an indefinite amount of time.

WWE said the cutbacks would create “an estimated monthly savings of $4 million along with cash flow improvement of $140 million primarily from the deferral in spending on the company’s new headquarters.”

According to WrestlingInc.com’s Raj Giri, on a conference call with employees Wednesday, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon said some employees would be furloughed and some would be released outright. He also told them they would be informed of their fate via text message

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Photos from Grammys 2023: Red Carpet Fashion

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The Grammy Awards red carpet is known for more risqué fashion than some of its silver screen counterparts, and the music industry’s biggest names delivered again on Sunday evening. (more…)

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Viola Davis reaches EGOT status with a Grammy win

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Viola Davis has earned the rare and coveted EGOT status — becoming the third Black woman in history to achieve the honor. (more…)

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British artists triumph at 2023 Grammy Awards

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Billed as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Sunday’s show was attended by Adele, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder, with performances from Lizzo, Steve Lacy and Brandi Carlile.

British artists had a good night, with indie duo Wet Leg winning two prizes, including best alternative album; and Sam Smith receiving best pop duo/group performance for Unholy, a duet with Kim Petras.

Smith’s prize was their first Grammy since 2015, when they won four trophies, including best new artist.

However, the singer let Petras take the microphone to mark another historical achievement.

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“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” said the German-born singer.

She went on to thank the late, transgender pop artist Sophie for “kicking these doors open”, and Madonna “for fighting for LGBTQ rights”, before dedicating the award to her mother.

“I grew up next to nowhere in Germany and my mother believed me, that I was a girl,” she said, as Smith looked on with pride. “I wouldn’t be here without her and her support.”

The duo later gave a sultry, BDSM-inspired performance of their ode to infidelity, introduced by Madonna.

“If they call you shocking, scandalous, troublesome, problematic, provocative, or dangerous you’re definitely onto something,” said the star.

Adele also won best pop vocal performance for Easy On Me, dedicating the prize to her son Angelo. This was her 18 Grammy award.

The singer told the audience she had written the first verse “in the shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life”, by divorcing her then-husband, Simon Konecki.

She added: “I love a piano ballad winning any kind of award because it’s very old school and very brave.”

This year, Harry Styles took the crown, with Grammy voters recognising the slick, radio-friendly pop of his third record Harry’s House.

In his speech, the British star downplayed the importance of the prize.

“On nights like tonight, it’s obviously so important for us to remember that there is no such thing as best in music,” said the singer.

“I don’t think any of us sit in the studio, making decisions based on what is going to get us one of these.”

However, he was visibly moved by the honour, adding: “This doesn’t happen to people like me very often, and this is so, so nice.”

Earlier in the night, the star also won best pop album – receiving his award with a kiss from Jennifer Lopez.

“This album from start to finish has been the greatest experience of my life,” he said. “From making it with two of my best friends to playing for people has been the greatest joy I could have asked for.”

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Beyonce sets new record at Grammy Awards as first artist to win 32 nods

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Pop superstar Beyonce has broken the record for most career wins at the Grammy Awards. (more…)

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Beyoncé Becomes Top Grammy Winner of All Time

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Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy wins of all time, with 32, after earning four awards from the Recording Academy in the 2023 proceedings. (more…)

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#GRAMMYs : Winners of 65th Annual Grammy Awards

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Winners of the 65th Annual Grammy Awards are being announced in to two separate ceremonies Los Angeles. The premiere ceremony precedes the main televised awards ceremony. (more…)

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