The 2014 American Music Awards® Celebrate Music’s Top Recording Artists, November 23 on CTV

Toronto — /CNW/ – The biggest chart-topping artists from across the globe hit the stage to celebrate the best in the music industry as CTV presents the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®. Broadcasting live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), the multi-talented powerhouse Pitbull hosts the award show for the second time and will also perform a song from his forthcoming new album Globalization.

Announced as performers at this year’s music awards are global superstars and AMA winners Taylor Swift, One Direction, Mary J. Blige, and Fergie, along with Selena Gomez and Garth Brooks. Plus newcomers Iggy Azalea, Lorde, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Imagine Dragons, and the host of the evening, Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull. Plus, a mix of film, music and television stars including Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Aloe Blacc, Jamie Foxx, Julianne Hough, Jessie J, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Heidi Klum, Olivia Munn, Emmy Rossum and Taylor Schilling are set to present at the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming days.

As previously announced, Iggy Azalea leads the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® with six nominations, John Legend, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, and One Direction are nominated for three awards. This year, The Artist of the Year category increased from 5 to 10 nominees that include Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams. For a full list of this year’s nominees and categories for the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, please click here.

ETALK’s L.A. correspondent Jessi Cruickshank will be reporting from the red carpet and backstage with all the winners and performers.  Watch for ETALK’s exclusive AMAs coverage on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

The 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® is part of CTV’s extensive roster of the most-watched awards broadcasted in Canada, delivering the biggest names in film, television, and music. In addition to THE 66th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS that aired in August, CTV is set to broadcast THE 72nd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, THE 87th ACADEMY AWARDS ®, THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS, and THE 2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.

2014 Top Influential Women in Corporate America Announced by Savoy Magazine

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 — Savoy Magazine announced their 2014 Top Influential Women in Corporate America listing in their most recent Fall issue available at newsstands nationwide. The full list can be viewed online. The Savoy Top Influential Women in Corporate America feature is the definitive listing of African American Women achievers impacting corporate America. With expertise in a range of industries, the Savoy Top Influential Women in Corporate America embody talent, leadership and grace while executing critical roles for some of the largest Corporations in the world.

“The Savoy 2014 Top Influential Women in Corporate America issue is one of the most comprehensive and accomplished lists of African American Women executives,” said L.P. Green, II publisher of Savoy Magazine. “The success and achievement of African American Women executives across industries isn’t covered enough by the media. Savoy is proud to celebrate the excellence and success of African American Women executives, leading global corporations impacting our communities and the world.”

Savoy’s fall issue features a cover story on Kerry Washington, Forging Her Own Path to Hollywood. This issue spotlights African American Women influencing our community and culture. Including an exclusive interview with Rachel Robinson celebrating 42 years of scholarship awards and the continued success of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Savoy also examines Women at the top including; Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox Corporation, Janelle Monae, Sevyn Streeter, Mo’ne Davis, Serena Williams and profiles of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America.

Selection of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America begins by examining the landscape of spheres of influence impacting Savoy’s readership including: corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition. The information received from over 500 prospective candidates in diverse fields was pre-screened by the selection committee. The selection committee includes the Savoy editorial board and community leaders with representatives from the academic and business arenas. The committee reviewed information on executives in human resources, information, real estate, finance, investment banking, diversity, foundations, procurement, business development, marketing, sales, health care, manufacturing and legal. After reviewing all of the profiles, the field of candidates was narrowed to the 2014 Top Influential Women listing based upon their exemplary record of accomplishments and influence while working to better their community and inspire others.

For more information regarding the Savoy Top Influential Women in Corporate America visit SavoyNetwork.com to view the 2014 Top Influential Women in Corporate America full listing.

Rentrak Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of November 16, 2014

Los Angeles, CA — /PRNewswire/ — Rentrak the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Nov. 16, 2014, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Rentrak provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Rentrak’s suite of products.

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Interstellar continues its solid orbit around the globe in 64 territories topping both the international and worldwide box office charts for the second straight week as it eclipses the $300 millionmark. Notably on Friday, The Walt Disney Studios surpassed $4 billion in global box office for the second time in its history and in studio record time, they previously accomplished this feat in 2013, reaching $4 billion on November 26th.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, are below.

 

  1. Interstellar – Warner Bros./Paramount – $135.2M
    2. Big Hero 6 – Disney – $47.9M
    3. Dumb And Dumber To – Multiple – $47.1M
    4. Penguins Of Madagascar – 20th Century Fox – $11.3M
    5. Gone Girl – 20th Century Fox – $9.4M
    6. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 – Multiple – $9.0M
    7. Fury – Multiple – $6.9M
    8. Beyond The Lights – Multiple – $6.5M
    9. Ouija – Universal – $6.3M
    10. Nightcrawler – Multiple – $4.44M
    11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Paramount – $4.39M
    12. Imitation Game, The- Multiple – $4.2M

Dr. Myles Munroe, His Wife and Seven Others Dead Following Plane Crash

composeAccording to the Bahamas Tribune, Bahamas Faith Ministries Leader, Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth have been killed in a plane crash in Grand Bahama.  The plane crash happened Sunday afternoon (November 9, 2014) and killed Dr. Munroe, his wife and seven others on board a private jet.  Sources say that the plane hit a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, resulting into it exploding on impact and crashing.

The private jet departed from the Lynden Pindling International Airport at 4:07p.m.and crashed while approaching to land at the Grand Bahama InternationalAirport at 5:10p.m.

We will provide more information about the plane crash as it becomes available to us.

About Myles Munroe

Dr. Myles Munroe is an internationally renowned bestselling author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor. He has travelled around the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion.

This multi-gifted motivational speaker serves as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations, addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human, professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development.

Dr. Munroe represents his country as the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award 1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ofEngland, for his spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the Bahamas. He has also been honored by the government of the Bahamas with the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing twenty-five years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social and religious development.

Pastor Myles is the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, serves as co-senior pastor. They are the proud parents of Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.).

Missy Elliott, Lil’ KIM and Da Brat Reunite to Revive “Ladies Night” At Soul Train Awards 2014

compose7New York, NY — It’s ladies night at SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014! Today, CENTRIC announced that the Grammy Award-winning Queen Bee herself, Lil’ Kim; Grammy Award-winning double platinum artist, Missy Elliott; and the first female solo rapper to ever go platinum, Da Brat, will join the list of all-star performers and presenters at this year’s awards show. Also new to the performance lineup are music fan favorites Tamar Braxton, Bobby Brown, Tank and Sevyn Streeter, who join previously announced hit-makers Chris Brown, Ma$e, Aloe Blacc and Nico & Vinz.  Additions to the roster of presenters are LisaRaye McCoy, Bill Bellamy, Keith Sweat and Leon, who will be joining Wendy Williams at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 7, 2014. The show airs on CENTRIC and BET Networks on November 30, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT.

Funk icons Kool & the Gang will be honored with the Legend Award, which recognizes individuals for their outstanding achievements and contribution to soul music. There’s no better way to pay homage to one of the most-sampled bands in history than with top notch performances. Get ready, because hip hop’s legendary MC’s Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat will perform their 1996 platinum single, “Not Tonight,” the remix from Kool & the Gang’s first platinum album and same-titled single, “Ladies Night.”  The tribute also includes a performance by soulful singer Joe. In addition to the celebration during the awards show, Kool & the Gang will headline a live musical event during Centric Presents: The Soul Train Review on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

“We are keeping the momentum going with hit-making musical acts from different decades and are thrilled Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and DaBrat chose SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 for their reunion,” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC.  “We are humbled to honor Kool & the Gang with the Legend Award this year.  They’ve set music trends that are sampled still today, and I know they, along with the other performers, will bring the Celebration to Vegas throughout the weekend!”

This year’s theme will celebrate the history of dance, from the classic Soul Train line and the electric slide, to the Dougie and this year’s breakout, the Nae Nae. To keep the party going throughout the show, international DJ and King of Crunk, Lil Jon, has been tapped as the house DJ. His voice has been heard over radio waves for decades, so it only makes sense to have Big Tigger as this year’s official celebrity announcer.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 is directed by Tony McCuin and produced by BET Event Productions and Sunseeker Media.