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I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website PiercingMetal.com; I created this blog site to showcase the other things in life that keep my interest or catch my attention. Believe me that is a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes down to it. I hope you enjoy what we are delivering because there is so much to share as a resident of this bustling metropolis.

Now In Theaters: “Sonic The Hedgehog” (2/14/2020)

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Back in November, the world got a brand-new Official Trailer for the Paramount PIctures release “Sonic The Hedgehog” and since that time a number of TV Spots have been revealed as well. Just click the highlighted text in the event that you’d like to see any of that stuff. The all-ages adventure film opens today in theaters everywhere so let’s take a look at the official poster, premise and casting one more time.

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The Plot: Sonic, a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog from an alternate dimension, comes to Earth to escape malevolent forces that seek to harness his power of super-speed. After accidentally causing a massive power outage while hiding out in the town of Green Hills, Montana, Sonic is targeted by the government who then hire the tyrannical roboticist Dr. Robotnik to hunt him down. Meanwhile, Green Hills sheriff Tom Wachowski meets Sonic and decides to help him evade capture, collect his rings, and stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s powers for world domination.
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Announcing The 92nd Academy Awards Winners

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The Scoop:
The 92nd Oscars have just completed their broadcast and all of the trophies have been handed out in a ceremony that was held at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and was televised live on ABC from 8 p.m. until just a little while ago. I didn’t watch the play by play stuff as it happened based on all the catching up I was doing here but still made sure to update the master list to have it ready for you to see in case you didn’t watch either. Here we go.

* May I Have The Envelope Please… *

Performance by an actor in a leading role:
Antonio Banderas in “Pain and Glory”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood”
Adam Driver in “Marriage Story”
WINNER – Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce in “The Two Popes”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
Tom Hanks in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins in “The Two Popes”
Al Pacino in “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci in “The Irishman”
WINNER – Brad Pitt in “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood”
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Mattel Reveals New Barbie “Fashionista” Diversity Line For 2020

As the annual Toy Fair approaches, so do the announcements from the makes of awesome products like the folks at Mattel who continually offer us worlds or wonder with their Barbie line (like the “Star Wars” and “David Bowie” ones from last year). Check out this latest bit of news.

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The Press Release:
Yesterday, the ultimate girls empowerment brand – Barbie – announcd its 2020 Fashionistas line. Over the past five years, the line has evolved to be more reflective of the world girls see around them by introducing more than 170+ new looks. For 2020, Barbie is continuing the journey to represent global diversity and inclusivity in the fashion doll aisle by showcasing a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion by adding: a doll with skin condition vitiligo, a doll with no hair, a doll with a darker skin tone that uses a gold prosthetic limb, Ken with long rooted hair (all for the first-time).

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Barbie “Fashionista” Line 2020 c/o Mattel

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Presenting The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Winners

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Greetings my friends, I have returned to share with you the full winners list of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. The broadcast completed a short time ago and I’ve been keeping pace with a number of reporting outlets who monitor the happening by the moment. As was done with the nominations list, I’ve left those names in place so the readership can see who didn’t make the cut at the end of the day. It’s a long list because I’ve featured a whole lot of the other categories that were not included in the broadcast but let’s begin.

** GENERAL FIELD **

Record Of The Year:
HEY, MA – Bon Iver (BJ Burton, Brad Cook, Chris Messina & Justin Vernon, producers; BJ Burton, Zach Hanson & Chris Messina, engineers/mixers; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer)
WINNER – BAD GUY – Billie Eilish (Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer)
7 RINGS – Ariana Grande (Charles Anderson, Tommy Brown, Michael Foster & Victoria Monet, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Billy Hickey & Brendan Morawski, engineers/mixers;
Randy Merrill, mastering engineer)
HARD PLACE – H.E.R. (Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, producer; Joseph Hurtado, Jaycen Joshua, Derek Keota & Miki Tsutsumi, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer)
TALK – Khalid (Disclosure & Denis Kosiak, producers; Ingmar Carlson, Jon Castelli, Josh Deguzman, John Kercy, Denis Kosiak, Guy Lawrence & Michael Romero, engineers/mixers; Dale Becker, mastering engineer)
OLD TOWN ROAD – Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus (Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki, Jocelyn “Jozzy” Donald & YoungKio, producers; Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki, Cinco & Joe Grasso, engineers/mixers; Eric Lagg, mastering engineer)
TRUTH HURTS – Lizzo (Ricky Reed & Tele, producers; Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin & Ethan Shumaker, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer)
SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (Louis Bell & Carter Lang, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer)

Album Of The Year:
I,I – Bon Iver (Brad Cook, Chris Messina & Justin Vernon, producers; Zach Hanson & Chris Messina, engineers/mixers; BJ Burton, Brad Cook & Justin Vernon, songwriters; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer)
NORMAN F***ING ROCKWELL! – Lana Del Rey (Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, producers; Jack Antonoff & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer)
WINNER – WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish (Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters; John Greenham, mastering engineer)
THANK U, NEXT – Ariana Grande (Tommy Brown, Ilya, Max Martin & Victoria Monet, producers; Serban Ghenea, Sam Holland & Brendan Morawski, engineers/mixers; Tommy Brown, Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Victoria Monet, Tayla Parx & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer)
I USED TO KNOW HER – H.E.R. (David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R., Walter Jones & Jeff Robinson, producers; Miki Tsutsumi, engineer/mixer; Sam Ashworth, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris & H.E.R., songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer)
7 – Lil Nas X (Joe Grasso, engineer/mixer; Montero Lamar Hill, songwriter; Eric Lagg, mastering engineer)
CUZ I LOVE YOU (DELUXE) – Lizzo (Ricky Reed, producer; Manny Marroquin & Ethan Shumaker, engineers/mixers; Eric Frederic & Melissa Jefferson, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer)
FATHER OF THE BRIDE – Vampire Weekend (Ezra Koenig & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; John DeBold, Chris Kasych, Takemasa Kosaka, Ariel Rechtshaid & Hiroya Takayama, engineers/mixers; Ezra Koenig, songwriter; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer)
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Presenting The Winners Of The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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The winners of the Screen Actors Guild awards were just handed out during a broadcast that was aired on TNT and as promised, I’ve shared the full winners list with you all. To make it easier to see who was beaten in the assorted categories I’ve left the nominees in the rundown as well. The bolded and highlighted items are your winners. Have at it.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
CHRISTIAN BALE / Ken Miles – “FORD v FERRARI”
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Rick Dalton — “ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD”
ADAM DRIVER / Charlie Barber – “MARRIAGE STORY”
TARON EGERTON / Elton John – “ROCKETMAN”
WINNER – JOAQUIN PHOENIX / Arthur Fleck – “JOKER”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
CYNTHIA ERIVO / Harriet/Minty – “HARRIET”
SCARLETT JOHANSSON / Nicole Barber – “MARRIAGE STORY”
LUPITA NYONG’O / Adelaide Wilson/Red – “US”
CHARLIZE THERON / Megyn Kelly – “BOMBSHELL”
WINNER – RENÉE ZELLWEGER / Judy Garland – “JUDY”
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