Monday, April 22, 2024

Apocalypse Confirmed: American Music Awards Extended Through 2023


No one ever expected these things to do on forever. Did we? I mean, seriously? I just got a press release that the American Music Awards and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve are going to be on ABC for another decade. A decade. Through 2023-2024.  Really? Can you imagine who the second tier music stars will be by then? And the whole ball drop thing from Times Square? Ryan Seacrest in 2023?

This is what we have to look forward to, for better or worse. Won’t all these things be gone on Google Glass, in hologram form? One thing’s for sure, I will be on another planet by then. Or teaching Scientology on the moon. But that’s the news. Yikes.

Oh PS the music stars: look around at all the available six year-olds now, and imagine them in 10 years. All the Jolie – Pitt children will be involved, Suri Cruise will be a pop star, Jaden and Willow Smith will get the Lifetime Achievement Award, Paris Jackson will host.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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