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WGN’s ‘Underground’ Renewed For Season 2

Hit Series Also Announces Arrival of Season 1 DVD

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‘All of Me’ hitmaker John Legend proves yet again all of his hits are not limited to the music charts! Indeed, after dominating the entertainment genre then lending his hand to film, Legend adds yet another accomplishment to his storied career – executive producer of WGN America’s knockout hit series ‘Underground.’

Led by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge, the breakout show quickly found a devoted fanbase:

Via TW:

” [‘Underground’ is] currently averaging over 1 million viewers per episode in live-plus-same-day ratings and 3 million viewers in live-plus-seven. It was also the sixth highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season…”

Now, in response to the viewership demand, the series is running toward a season 2:


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John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Welcome Baby Girl

Couple Announce Birth Two Years After Marriage

Congratulations are in order for John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen!

The ‘All Of Me’ crooner and his TV personality partner have welcomed their first child – a daughter.

Confirmation came courtesy of 30-year-old Teigen, who revealed the news on Instagram.

Find out what the youngster has been named below…


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John Legend Dishes On ‘Beyonce’-Style Surprise Drop For New Album

Grammy Winner Says New Project To Be Released 3rd Quarter 2016

John Legend visits AOL Hq for Build on March 9, 2016 in New York. Photos by Gino DePinto, AOL

After a string of professional and personal successes over the last year, ‘So High’ hitmaker John Legend has been just that – riding high on award wins, chart-topping hits, and more.

Now, as if forthcoming fatherhood wasn’t enough to sing about, the Grammy & Academy Award winning crooner can boast delivering record ratings for WGN America as his new show, ‘Underground’ (starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell), drew in a whopping 2.5 million with its Wednesday night premiere.

Taking to AOL in a recent interview, Legend weighed in on the controversy surrounding the show as well as racial tension in the U.S. today (ripping into Donald Trump‘s ‘racist rhetoric’).  When quizzed on his new album, however, the singer delighted fans with news they should expect the project in late 2016.

Tuck in to hear his thoughts on ‘surprise’ album releases, a la ‘Beyonce,’ and if his 5th album will be unveiled with a similar rollout:


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WGN’s Controversial ‘Underground’ Delivers Record Ratings With Premiere

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‘Underground,’ a pre-Civil War-based series centered around a group of Georgia plantation slaves who embark on a 600-mile trek to freedom via the Underground Railroad, has been colored with controversy since its 2015 announcement.

Executive produced by Grammy & Academy Award winning singer John Legend, the WGN America program (starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell) has seen its fair share of criticism as some argue it supports the notion the only noteworthy roles available for black actors are those based on slavery or some dark area of the African Americans’ past in the America.

But, despite ongoing skepticism, the show – which made its premiere last night – set viewership records for its network home.  Get the details below:


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Performances: 2016 Grammy Awards


The Grammy Awards 2016 are currently underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As ever, That Grape Juice will be providing you with performances as they occur!

With exciting performances from Lady Gaga, Adele, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and more, tuck in below to see the best stage moments from tonight’s show:


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Hot Shots: Stars Align For Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala [Red Carpet]

John Legend, Ciara, & More Grace Red Carpet of Event's 40th Anniversary

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Clive Davis’ Annual Pre-Grammy Gala is always the “must see” event of Grammy weekend preceding the main event.  Marking the showing’s 40th anniversary, the gala – as always – courts the music industry’s best and brightest to shine aboard its red carpet.

Attracting the likes of Grammy winners Ciara, Brandy, John Legend, Taylor Swift, and more, the stars were out in abundance to line the red carpet last night.

Tuck in below for the fashion hits and misses of the night…

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Hot Shots: Rihanna, Usher, & More Honor Lionel Richie At Musicares Event

Richie's Legendary 40+ Year Career Celebrated By Peers


While #Grammyweekend is taking the less conventional approach in 2016 (moving the ceremony to Monday), that hasn’t stopped the usual goings-ons from preceding it.  One such annually anticipated event is the celebration of MusiCares “Person of the Year,” with this year’s honor going to the legendary Lionel Richie.

In an homage that garnered contribution from the likes of some of today’s brightest Grammy winners John Legend, Usher, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, and more, the February 13th event saw representation from every genre Richie’s rich discography has touched (R&B, soul, pop, country, and more).

Tuck in below to see some snaps of the night’s highlights:


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