Fans watching at home also joined in on the conversation by starting the #GrammysSoMale hashtag on social media, slamming the Grammys for the overwhelming about of male nominees and winners from this years' event - so it was totally the wrong moment for Grammys president Neil Portnow to put his foot in his mouth.
While it's hard to argue with the idea that more women in all levels of power of the entertainment industry would result in a more level playing field for artists of all genders, it might have been prudent for Portnow to rephrase portions of his response - particularly when he said that the women in question need to "step up". "[They need] to step up", the executive told Variety backstage after the show at Madison Square Garden in New York City as #GrammysSoMale trended on Twitter.
Kabul attack linked to US Pak heat Earlier, Kabul resident Mohammad Ehsan said the explosions began at around 5:00am (local time) and lasted for at least an hour. It also seeks Afghanistan to be on the driving seat for any peace talks with the Afghan Taliban and other insurgent groups.
It comes after Recording Academy President Neil Portnow and Grammys executive producer Ken Elrich explained why the two-time Grammy victor was not offered a solo spot. "We have to create [a show] that has balance. and what you saw was our best judgment on how to do that". "Sometimes people get left out that shouldn't, but on the other hand, we did the best we can to make sure that it's a representative and balanced show".
The quotes come on the heels of Variety's earlier report that Lorde, the only female nominee for album of the year, declined to perform after producers only asked her to be part of a Tom Petty tribute - while the male artists in the category (Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino and Jay-Z) were all offered solo performance slots. She had a great album.
Next year's show, for which Taylor Swift'sreputation will be eligible, might be different.
Singer and actress Janelle Monáe introduced the performance with a rousing speech in support of #MeToo and the Time's Up movement, urging the music industry to take a more vocal, visible stand against sexual misconduct. Before you judge her for not wearing a white rose, like many did at the show, see the statement she made on the BACK of her look. "It's not for me to talk about", he said. She continued, "To those who would dare silence us, we offer you two words: Time's up".
"This says it all", she wrote.
Bombardier wins battle against USA trade tariffs International Trade Commission has ruled in favour of Montreal's Bombardier Inc .in a trade dispute with Chicago-based Boeing Co . But the unanimous ITC decision, coming after preliminary rulings that pointed to steep tariffs, caught many analysts by surprise.
That's the tough part. "We're just waiting to see what's going on (with Cousins ), honestly", Miller said after the game. Cousins finished the contest with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, but all the concern was about his injury .
The Falcon Heavy carries the largest payload amount since the Saturn V rocket, which carried out a 310,000 pounds into space. Comprised of three reusable Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together, the spacecraft is one of the most powerful ever made.
They had recently listed their home in Toronto for CAD$6.9 million ($6.9 million) and were building a new home in the city. In a statement released shortly after the announcement, the Sherman family said they had anticipated the development.
Shifting to the president's diet, Morgan noted: "We do see lots of pictures of you with burgers and Cokes and stuff". A Number 10 source said: 'An invitation has been extended and accepted, and details will be set out in due course'.
Wipro and Accenture have declared holiday for their employees in Karnataka in view of the statewide bandh that has called today. However, they acknowledge that the issue is also being used by Congress to settle political scores in the run up to the polls.
In an interview with ABC News, she said, "People kept coming up to me, and then all of a sudden five male officers come at me". An Instagram celebrity was allegedly kicked off an American Airlines flight after having a heated argument with the pilot.
According to TOLO News , the attack was launched at around 5am on the Marshal Fahim Military University in PD5, Kabul city. TOLOnews journalist Gulabuddin Ghubar reports from the area that security forces have blocked off all roads in the area.
President Moon Jae-in convened an emergency meeting with senior advisers and expressed regret over the blaze. Fire Chief Choi Man-Woo said: 'Two nurses said they had seen fire suddenly erupting in the emergency room'.
Democrats plan to release their own memo, which "points out the factual inaccuracies" of the Republican memo, according to Rep. The president has reportedly been pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Wray to fire McCabe, a Democrat.
Even in the all party meeting yesterday, the BJP had urged the opposition to support the Triple Talaq Bill in the Upper House. The finance minister will present the Union Budget 2018 for the fiscal year 2018-19 on February 1.
AG will investigate MSU's role in Nassar complaints
And he said he wants to work with Izzo and the Michigan State administration to be "part of the solution". Nassar pleaded guilty to sexually abusing young women and girls during purported medical procedures.
Ireland to hold abortion vote in May
The Cabinet has agreed to hold a referendum on the repeal of the eighth amendment, with the date likely to be held in late May. But each of them will be able to campaign on either side of the argument during the referendum campaign.
Apple reportedly cuts Q1 iPhone X production in half
It features an OLED screen that spans from one edge of the device to the other and displays images in more vibrant colours. While sales of the iPhone X have been strong in the USA , the device has reportedly failed to catch on as much globally.