Mitchell plays 1st full concert since ’02
Folk legend Joni Mitchell performed her first fulllength concert on Sunday at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, The Boston Globe reported. Mitchell has contended with health complications since suffering an aneurysm in 2015, and her last full show was in late 2002, according to reports.
Seated in a wingback chair and wearing a blue beret and sunglasses, Mitchell joined festival headliner Brandi Carlile and a bevy of other artists, including Wynonna Judd, Allison Russell and Marcus Mumford. It was Mitchell’s first Newport festival performance since 1969.
Halfway through the 13-song set, Mitchell played an electric guitar solo, which was her first time playing guitar in public since her aneurysm, Carlile said.
The ensemble played Mitchell’s most familiar songs (“Circle Game,” “Big Yellow Taxi”) and a few of her favorites (“Love Potion No. 9,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”).
Harlow, Lil Nas X, Lamar lead VMA nods:
Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X and Kendrick Lamar are top contenders with seven nominations at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards.
MTV announced Tuesday that Lil Nas X and Harlow earned multiple nominations for their collaborative hit “Industry Baby,” which is nominated for video of the year. Both performers, along with Drake, Bad Bunny, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Lizzo, will compete for artist of the year.
Lamar has two songs, “family ties” and “N95,” that will vie for best cinematography. The rapper was also nominated for best hip-hop, direction, visual effects, editing and video for good.
Styles and Doja Cat received the secondmost nominations with six. Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd each pulled in five.
Madonna, who is the most awarded artist in MTV history with 20 wins, becomes the only artist to receive a nomination in each of the VMAs five decades. She earned her 69th nomination for her album “Madame X.”
The VMAs will take place Aug. 28.
Jennings, Bialik to share ‘Jeopardy!’ hosting duties:
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings are set to share “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the upcoming 39th season. According to Deadline, Jennings and Bialik are working toward a deal to split the hosting role. Representatives for producer Sony Pictures Television declined to comment.
Bialik and Jennings served as hosts throughout the most recent season. Together, they will fill the shoes left by longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex
Trebek, who died in 2020 from pancreatic cancer.
Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ canceled:
TBS is canceling “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” after seven seasons, the channel said Monday. In a statement announcing the cancellation, TBS said it has made “some difficult, businessbased decisions” as part of its new programming strategy.
TBS was part of WarnerMedia, which merged with Discovery Inc. last April to become the new Warner Bros. Discovery company.
Representatives for Bee, who was a producer and host of “Full Frontal,” did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
July 27 birthdays: TV producer Norman Lear is 100. Actor John Pleshette is 80. Actor Betty Thomas is 75. Comedian Carol Leifer is 66. Singer Karrin Allyson is 59. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is 52. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 50. Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is 45. Comedian Heidi Gardner is 39. Actor Taylor Schilling is 38.