Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Reveal ‘Deep Pain’ Over Losing Baby

(FILES)Model Chrissy Teigen and her husband, the singer John Legend, have disclosed that they are in “deep pain” after losing their baby following a difficult pregnancy. Teigen, who was expecting her third child with Legend, was hospitalized over the weekend for excessive bleeding.(Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

 

In a post on Instagram, Chrissy called it “the darkest of days”.

Model Chrissy Teigen and her award-winning singer husband John Legend — one of Hollywood’s hottest supercouples — have disclosed that they are in “deep pain” after losing their baby following a difficult pregnancy.

 

 

Teigen, who was expecting her third child with Legend, was hospitalized over the weekend for pregnancy complications that had led to excessive bleeding.

The couple’s frank posts about their personal tragedy triggered an outpouring of messages of support on Thursday.

“Driving home from the hospital with no baby. How can this be real,” Teigen wrote on Twitter.

“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” Teigen wrote in a separate post on Instagram.

 

The post included a black and white picture of her in the hospital, crying with her hands clasped and her head bowed.

Another picture shows her in a hospital bed, holding the child as Legend kisses her shoulder.

“We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.”

 

 

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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.

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Teigen, 34, said that she and Legend — who are already parents to Luna, 4, and Miles, 2 — had chosen until now not to name their children before leaving the hospital but that she had started to call this baby Jack.

“To our Jack — I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you,” Teigen wrote.

Legend, 41, retweeted her Instagram post with a message, “We love you, Jack.” This was followed by five black heart emojis.

Celebrity friends — from Oscar winner Viola Davis to rapper LL Cool J, who works with Teigen on reality show “Lip Sync Battle” — joined fans in offering sympathy and support.

“We’re always here for you and love you guys so much,” Kim Kardashian West wrote on Instagram.

While some criticized Teigen for oversharing, others praised her for lifting the lid on the painful issue of pregnancy loss.

“You just made so many women feel seen by sharing this intimate grief,” said “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress Melissa Fumero.

The couple have a robust presence on social media, sharing details about everything from their political views to their home life.

Teigen has shared a video of an ultrasound exam, celebrated the removal of her breast implants by sharing pictures of her scars, and often features images of children Luna and Miles.

The entertainment power couple wed in 2013, after meeting years before on the set of one of Legend’s music videos. They had announced in August they were expecting a third child.

Musicians Perform Online As Coronavirus Hits Pause On Everything

This image has been altered: Instagram handles of commenters have been blurred.) In this photo illustration, John Legend is seen on a smart phone performing on Instagram Live during the coronavirus outbreak on March 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 16: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been altered: Instagram handles of commenters have been blurred.) In this photo illustration, John Legend is seen on a smartphone performing on Instagram Live during the coronavirus outbreak on March 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo illustration by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)

 

As the coronavirus pandemic hits indefinite pause on concerts and touring, many musicians are instead streaming shows for tens of thousands of fans self-quarantining.

Artists including Neil Young, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Christine and the Queens are among those who have played online shows for the folks at home, as governments worldwide ban mass gatherings and urge people to hunker down.

“Because we are all at home and not many are venturing out, we will try to do a stream from my fireplace with my lovely wife filming,” Young said on his website.

“It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together,” said the Canadian-born rocker, who this year became an American citizen.

Coldplay’s frontman Martin played an Instagram live show on Monday, a decidedly more intimate concert than the high-production arena shows the British band usually sells out.

“Maybe 9/11 was the last time I felt like we were all together,” Martin said of the pandemic, as he spoke directly to the camera and took requests that included his band’s early hit “Yellow” and later work like “Viva La Vida.”

The 43-year-old sported a low-key sweater and beanie as he switched between his piano and guitar, quipping at one point: “I don’t want to press any buttons in case it ends things.”

Martin’s virtual show was part of a collaboration between the World Health Organization and Global Citizen — an organization aimed at combatting extreme poverty — entitled “Together, At Home.”

The Coldplay crooner announced at the end of his concert that R&B star John Legend was next in line, joking that: “You can see a real piano player who doesn’t need fireworks to play.”

Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Citizen, told AFP the series is natural because “music has long been a unifying force in times of crisis.”

“Millions are staying at home and isolating,” he said. “Artists and musicians have rallied to give us encouragement, hope and a shared mission to take action to fight coronavirus.”

– Brighten lives –
Boston’s beloved Dropkick Murphys streamed a St Patrick’s day show despite the city’s normally raucous celebrations being cancelled.

And country star Keith Urban, forced to cancel a show in Houston, was joined by his wife Nicole Kidman for a concert, telling fans: “We’re down here in the warehouse — this is our joint, where we store everything — and we thought we’d break out the camera, the iPhone, and stream live.”

It’s not just the world of pop and rock descending online: the classical world is also keeping up with the times, with many companies opening up archives of shows online and broadcasting concerts for free.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera — closed over coronavirus at least through March — is streaming a different show nightly from its collection over the past 14 years — with shows like “Carmen” and “La Boheme” on deck.

“During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark,” the company said.

The Berlin Philharmonic closed until April 19, is also playing for a “virtual concert hall” archive.

“We hope that through this initiative we can give pleasure to as many people as possible with our music. We already miss our public very much and hope that in this way we can remain in contact with our audience,” said principal cellist Olaf Maninger.

– ‘Breath of fresh air’ –
In France, singer-songwriter Jean-Louis Aubert — co-founder of the group Telephone — told AFP that “as a cyber-troubadour” he can begin to overcome the “solitude” of life in the time of coronavirus.

An hour-and-half show online accumulated millions of views and 65,000 comments.

“I was really moved,” he said. “I received a lot of messages, notably from infected people, who told me I’d given them a breath of fresh air — that I’d managed to relax them for a few minutes.”

And in Italy — a coronavirus hotspot that’s posted the highest number of deaths after China at 2,503, of more than 31,500 cases — rocker Gianna Nannini streamed an acoustic show on social media.

“We will do everything possible to overcome this terrible moment together,” she said. “The ugly thing about this virus is loneliness.”

“Each of us must make something of our own available to our community.”

-AFP

Collaboration With John Legend In The Works – Praiz

Praiz-John LegendRnB singer, Praiz is working on a major collaboration with Grammy Award winning singer, John Legend, an EP and a second album, which has been titled ‘Out Of Africa’.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels Television, the singer who is a John Legend fan, revealed that he is currently in talks with the ‘All Of Me’ crooner.

Praiz also talked about his plans to promote talented new acts in the industry, as his way of giving them an opportunity to become big shots in the music industry.

“I’m looking for eight talented underground artistes that I think deserve that platform and I’m going to feature them on the EP. I’m going to shoot videos to promote them and put their faces out there. Try and do a radio tour and introduce the world to this new acts,” he said.

His album, which he said is titled ‘Out of Africa’, would also contain collaborations with a number of artistes from different parts Africa from the north, central, west, east and south.

“It’s also to just promote our continent; promote the culture of this continent – music, dance, emotions, everything about Africa”, Praiz said.

Tailor Swift Wins Big At MTV VMAs

VMA AwardsSeveral moments made highlights of the 32 annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) including Nicki Minaj challenging Miley Cyrus, Cyrus announcing a surprise album, Kanye West’s poignant Video Vanguard Award speech and  Justin Bieber dominating the 2015 VMAs.

 

 

 

Check Out The Full List Of Winners.

Video of the Year
Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Best Female Video
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

Best Male Video
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft E-40 – “IDFWU”

Best Pop Video
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

Best Rock Video
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
Florence + the Machine – “Ship to Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

Artist to Watch
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

Video With a Social Message
Big Sean ft Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

Best Collaboration
Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

Best Art Direction
Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (François Rousselet, Jason Fijal)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jack White, Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Choreography
OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

Best Cinematography
Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

Best Direction
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)
Hozier – “Take Me to Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

Best Editing
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Best Visual Effects
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
Tyler, the Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

The Oscar Moment That Got Celebrities In Tears

David Oyelowo Oscars tearsFrom the red carpet poses, to the dazzling outfits and the acceptance speeches, there was only one Oscar moment that was emotionally charged enough to get Hollywood celebrities teary-eyed.

That was the stellar performance of the ‘Selma’ theme song, Glory, by rapper Common and singer, John Legend.

Moments before they won the nod for Oscar’s Orignial Best Song, Common and Legend sang their hearts out, backed by a choir and brilliant stage imagery showing the rights march which the Selma movie is based on.

When the music stopped, the audience, rising to their feet burst into a loud ovation but what was most intriguing was the emotional reaction it elicited.

David Oyelowo, who plays Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. in Selma, was seen trying to hold back more tears than he had already shed; While Oprah Winfrey also tried to wipe some away.

Actor Chris Pine and a few others were also caught in the moment.

Performers At Grammys 2015 Are…

GrammysThe melancholic singer of ‘In The Lonely Hour’, Sam Smith and the “Happy” Williams Pharrell have been announced as some of the artistes to perform at the Grammys, next month.

The Recording Academy announced Wednesday , that Usher and Miranda Lambert also will take the stage at the Feb. 8 show in Los Angeles, while Common and John Legend will perform their Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated song, “Glory,” from the movie “Selma.”

Smith, Pharrell and Beyonce are the Grammy leaders with six nominations apiece. They will battle Beck and Ed Sheeran for the top prize, Album of the Year.

More stars have been announced as performers for the night and it looks like it is going to be a full house with Sam Smith, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Miranda Lambert, Usher, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Eric Church and many more.

 

 

Photo Credit: Billboard

 

Photos: Dr. Sid Ties Knot With Simi Osomo

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Mavin Record artiste, Dr. Sid on Saturday tied the knot with his sweet heart Simi Osomo at a colourful wedding in Lagos.

The star-studded event had in attendance Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa,Banky W, Tania Omotayo, Toolz, Korede Bello, BOJ, Tee Billz, Fade Ogunro, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Freda Francis, Tunde Demuren, Tunde Ednut, DJ Cuppy and others.

Mavin Record’s boss, Don Jazzy surprised the couple with a car gift.

 

 

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R. Kelly makes Soul Train Awards’ history as most nominated artist

R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year’s Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show.

R. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award and album of the year, bringing his career total to 21 nominations.

Usher leads this year’s awards with five nominations. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also multiple nominees.

Whitney Houston is nominated for best gospel inspirational performance and Amy Winehouse is nominated for best international performance. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award.

The Soul Train Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be taped 8 November at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show will air on 25 November on BET and Centric.

Adele clears 12 of 18 2012 Billboard Music Award

British singer Adele on Sunday walked away with 12 of the 18 award nominations, at the just concluded 2012 Billboard Music Award.

The awards were won from her album 21, she also won top female artist, top artist and top album.

Other awardees include LFAO who got an award for their “Party Rock Anthem” as song of the year,
Top duo group, as well as 4 awards out of 6.

Other highlights of the show were tributes session which allowed some fans to pay tribute to Robin Gibb who recently died of cancer. Natasha Bedingfield paid tribute to Donna Summer, while Wiz Khalifa praised late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch.

John Legend and Jordin Sparks sang “The Greatest Love of All” and “I Will Always Love You” to remember Whitney Houston.

John Legend engaged to longtime Girlfriend; Chrissy Teigen

John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen

Grammy Award winning singer John Legend recently became engaged to his longtime girlfriend and Superstar model;Chrissy Teigen.
They were vacationing in Maldives when he popped the question.

John Roger Stephens better known by his stage name John Legend is an American singer-songwriter and actor.

He is the recipient of nine Grammy Awards, and in 2007, he received the special Starlight award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

John Legend’s career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established artists.

He added his voice to those of other artists, assisting them reach chart-topper hits.

He lent his voice to Kanye West’s All of the Lights, on Slum Village’s “Selfish” and Dilated Peoples’ “This Way”.

Other artists included Jay-Z’s “Encore”, and he sang backing vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song “You Don’t Know My Name” and Fort Minor’s “High Road.” John Legend also played piano on Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything.”