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Say what you want about Chrissy Teigen, but you can’t deny that she and John Legend make an adorable couple, and their love makes for great entertainment. In fact, their marriage is so amusing that it has inspired a television show.
“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris recently scored a three-year overall deal with ABC Studios, and one of the new projects he intends to develop is one inspired by the singer and the swimsuit model’s romance.
“It’s inspired by them — they’re both super creative and super effusive, and I’m just fans of them and everything they stand for,” Barris told Buzz Feed. “I’m really excited about it.”
What’s even more interesting is that the superstar couple is on-board to produce the project. The series has tentatively been titled “Ordinary People,” pulled from John’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning song.
“I feel that song serves a thematic background for the show,” Barris said.
The show is still in its early developmental stages, but the story “will be about an interracial couple.”
“We don’t know what’s going to be what,” Barris said. “But it will be a part of the show in terms of showing those two world’s colliding and coming together — their issues and their obstacles that [happen inside] their personal relationship.”
John Legend recently told his fans on Reddit to “Ask Me Anything.” From his favorite song to the secret to his songwriting talent, here’s what we recently learned about the musical phenomenon that is John Legend.
John Legend participated in a boycott launched in early 2014 when the owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Sultan of Brunei, passed Shari’a law in his country, authorizing the stoning of adulterers and gays. But sources say on May 30, Legend accepted a $300,000 gig to perform at the location, The Hollywood Reporter said.
A rep told THR that Legend refused to attend a February Los Angeles Confidential entertainment industry party because of Sultan’s “horrific” laws.
“These policies, which among other things could permit women and LGBT Bruneians to be stoned to death, are heinous and certainly don’t represent John’s values or the spirit of the event. John does not, in any way, wish to further enrich the Sultan while he continues to enforce these brutal laws,” the rep said.
The February 5 bash, THR reports, was launched to celebrate Legend’s cover and celebrate his successful award season, which concluded with a “Best Original Song” Oscar for Glory, which was featured in Selma.
But a couple weeks ago, Legend performed for Alexandra Lippman, daughter Los Angeles realtor Jim Lippman, at her wedding, which was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Instagram posts of the ceremony confirmed that Legend sang two songs, including his hit tune All of Me, for the gig.
When THR requested a comment, Legend’s camp said, “We never comment on private events.”
Do you think Legend was wrong for performing at the hotel?
At tonight’s Billboard Music Awards, singers John Legend and Meghan Trainor got together to perform a beautiful ballad titled “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.”
Honestly, it was my first time hearing the song, but fans of Meghan are quite familiar with the duet, as it’s featured on and is the third single released from her 2015 album Title. But I immediately fell in love with it.
On the song, John and Meghan sing about realizing that tomorrow is not promised and refusing to take love for granted. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my playlist.
The performance was so amazing that John’s wife Chrissy Teigen played fake jealous afterward.
“Wow, you guys had a lot of natural chemistry,” Chrissy said. “But I guess that’s okay.”
Check out a clip snippet from their performance below.
It’s prom season again, and we had so much fun sharing throwback pictures of the stars on the biggest night of their young lives last year that we had to do it again. Here are a few more throwback photos of your favorite celebrities at prom!
The rapper’s former prom date posted this throwback picture of “Onika” way before the fame, Meek Mill, the colorful wigs, and the ample buttocks. She was styling on ’em in velvet!
John Legend will now add movie producer to his long resume.
He is set to produce a musical film through IM Global and with Furst Film producers, Sean and Bryan Furst. The musical will be a romantic drama starring none other than “Adorn” singer Miguel who will play a one-hit wonder named Story. Story’s love for music is reaffirmed when he meets an aspiring singer who wants him to become her vocal coach to prepare for a singing competition. The film will be written by Taylor Cohen and will be the directorial debut of video and commercial director Nabil Elderkin. Elderkin is known for directing popular music videos for Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Common and Kanye West to name a few.
Of the upcoming project, Legend said in a statement: “Mike, Ty and I are really excited about producing our long time friend and collaborator Nabil Elderkin’s directorial debut. He’s a major talent and being able to cast Miguel in the male lead puts us in the position to really build an incredible film with strong musical elements. We look forward to working with this dream team we’ve assembled to deliver something special.”
The Wrap reports the filming for the musical romantic drama will start this September in Philadelphia. We will keep you up to date on the developments on this film.
John Legend pulls out all the stops and embodies MC Hammer but is it enough to take down Common and his Lionel Richie? Find out in the battle of Up All Night vs U Can’t Touch This on Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle.
The show is hosted by two-time Grammy award winner LL Cool J and commentated by Chrissy Teigen.
Lip Sync Battle premiered Thursday, April 2 on Spike TV.
The adage goes: nice guys finish last. But, as far as we are concerned, that isn’t exactly the case for nice guy John Legend.
Not only did the singer/songwriter recently win his ninth academy award during the 2015 Grammys in the category “Best Original Song” for the track “Glory” from the movie Selma; he’s released four highly-touted, successful albums, as well as chart-topping singles, including the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, “All of Me;” he is an activist that’s been involved with campaigns to advocate for women’s issues and people living with HIV/AIDS; he graduated top of his class from the University of Pennsylvania; he played the piano for none other than Lauryn Hill on “Everything is Everything” off her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album; and he is married to one of the most beautiful super models out there, Chrissy Teigen. That was certainly a mouthful, but, dare we ask: shall we say more?!
John isn’t only a talented fella, he is an attractive dude. He has a boy-next-door look to him that makes him relatable, approachable and super easy on the eyes. And, don’t front, you guys: every time he drops another romantical love song, he goes up a notch on our sexy meter. Because, a man than can put words together like that and then belt them out so effortlessly all while playing the piano is a man that can definitely win our hearts. Am I right?!
Another quality about John we absolutely adore is his ability to respectfully stand for what he believes regardless of whom he may potentially offend. Like the time he told the media he didn’t exactly agree with Kanye West’s opinion on Beck’s music, or when he expressed his disagreement with the “Blurred Lines” copyright verdict, and, most recently, not entirely cosigning on fellow artist Common’s thought that Black people need to “forget about the past” regarding racism an extend their hand in love to white people.
“I think it’s not enough for us to extend the hand of love,” John said during an interview with the Associated Press last month. “It’s important also that we look at policies we need to change as well.” Ahhhh, we love us an intelligent man!
Because of all of the above, John Legend is our well-deserved Man Crush Monday, so enjoy the slideshow of images of this cutie – we sure will!
#ManCrushMonday: John Legend
Soul singers Sam Smith and John Legend have teamed up for a duet titled, “Lay Me Down.” Debuting today, the single has been released on iTunes for sale and will serve as the theme song for the UK-based charity Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day, reports TIME Magazine.
According to the Comic Relief site, Red Nose Day occurs every two years to raise funds for people who are discriminated against and living in poverty in the UK and Africa. Proceeds from Smith’s and Legend’s “Lay Me Down” duet will be donated to the charity.
The two released a music video for the song for their fans. Watch it below.
These famous black men are all married to white woman, some were formerly married to woman of color while others seems to prefer swirl love.
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