Following the death of longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek earlier this month, the game show has now announced it will resume production with a new interim host in the meantime. “Jeopardy!” announced that Ken Jennings, who holds the all-time records for most consecutive games won at 74, will be the first interim guest host for the show. Production is set to resume on November 30.
The 2021 Grammy nominations were announced on Wednesday, with Beyoncé leading all artists with nine total. “Black Parade” earned nominations for record of the year, song of the year, best r&b performance and best r&b song categories. Her duet with Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage,” is also up for record of the year, best rap performance and best rap song. Beyonce tops off her nominations with best music video (“Brown Skin Girl”) and best music film (Black Is King.)
The sequel to the Marvel film Black Panther will begin filming in Atlanta next July. The sequel was temporarily put on hold after the death of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular superhero. According to The Hollywood Reporter, initially the plan was to start production in March 2021.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Mary J. Blige are teaming to produce a comedy for ABC. The two artists also collaborate on Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost and will be the team behind Family Affair, about a musician who’s suddenly put into a parental role. The network has committed to a pilot for the single-camera show from ABC Signature and writers Devon and Ranada Shepard.
The American Music Award were held live Sunday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Taraji P. Henson. The audience looked a little different this year, with a “small but mighty COVID-free audience,” and cardboard cutouts of famous faces such as Dolly Parton and Beyoncé lining the front rows.