Before the star-studded event’s top nominee Lizzo owned the stage at the Staples Center with a show-stopping medley of her top hits — where Bryant made NBA history as a championship-winning Laker — she laid down the evening’s overarching theme: “Tonight is for Kobe.”

The 56-year-old actor thinks that excessive pride or self-confidence has been a central theme in much of his on-screen work, and it’s also something that’s been an issue in his off-screen life.

Allegations that the Grammy nominations process is tainted by conflicts of interest were made in a complaint filed earlier this week by a former chief executive of the Recording Academy after she was placed on administrative leave.

Scandal at the Recording Academy, which puts on the show, has overwhelmed the lead-up to the glam event, but there are still plenty of musical moments to watch for.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Celeste Beatty, one of the first African-American woman brewers in the United States, sees craft beer making as a way to reconnect with her roots. The flavors of the beers made by Beatty’s Harlem Brewing Co conjure up a proud tradition that was unwillingly left behind long ago when Africans were […]

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (Reuters) – Born without arms, Mexican model Ana Gabriela Molina wants to challenge traditional perceptions of physical attractiveness by winning a beauty pageant in her home state of Veracruz. Molina, a 24-year-old psychology graduate, said this week that accepting her condition had been tough but that she wanted to set an example for […]