Eyes and Voice Weekly: Vin Diesel, Jay Z, Scarlett Johansson, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar
Eyes and Voice Weekly is a weekly; updates of the major talked about stories, person or event that happened from Monday to Friday in a particular week.
This is the first week of our Eyes and Voice Weekly issues…
In this week’s Eyes and Voice Weekly, I will tell you the the most talked about stories on Vin Diesel, Jay Z and J Cole, Scarlett Johansson and Kendrick Lamar.
Vin Diesel Dances to Katy Perry and Beyoncé
Diesel posted a video on his official Facebook page on Jan. 28, in which the actor dances along to the songs “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry and “Drunk In Love” by Beyonce.
Diesel explained in the video that he was unable to attend the 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Jan. 26, due to his work schedule, but was catching up on the night’s performances. Perry and Beyonce performed their tracks at the 2014 Grammys.
Watch: The video below
Jay Z and J Cole: J. Cole’s Chaining Day – Jay Z Hands Over Roc-A-Fella Diamonds At Birthday Show
J. Cole celebrated his birthday performing at The Theater at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night and received an unreal birthday surprises; A Jay Z appearance, a Kendrick Lamar guest spot and the original, iconic Roc-A-Fella diamond-studded chain.
During the end of the show Jay Z joined J. Cole onstage, and the boss give his protege a special gift – Jay Z’s original Roc-A-Fella gold chain.
“First of all, happy birthday to J. Cole. It’s his birthday but he’s giving out gifts,” Jay said, referring to the mixtape. “So I think it’s only right that you get a gift. That, on your neck, is my original Roc chain. And it’s yours.” – Jigga said.
Watch the video below:
Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over SodaStream row. Also Scarlett Johansson’s uncensored SodaStream Super Bowl ad banned by Fox
Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as an ambassador for Oxfam beause of the row over her support for SodaStream – an Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank.
She will remain a brand ambassador for SodaStream, Eyes and Voice learned.
A statement from Ms Johansson’s spokesman published on Wednesday announced that the Hollywood star had “respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years”, according to the Associated Press.
“She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam,” it added.
On Thursday, Oxfam issued a statement saying it had accepted Ms Johansson’s decision to step down and was grateful for her many contributions.
“While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms Johansson’s role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador,” it added.
“Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.”
Ms Johansson’s statement added: “SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbours working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights.”
Oxfam opposes trade from settlements, considered illegal under international law – something Israel disputes.
The Avengers star signed up to be a global brand ambassador with SodaStream International Ltd earlier this month, and is due to appear in an advertisement for the firm during Sunday’s SuperBowl.
But wait! But for the second year in a row,Fox has banned and rejected SodaStream’s commercial and will not be shown on the SuperBowl.
This year’s commercial starring Scarlett Johansson features the actress in a robe, making soda with the machine. She then strips off her robe to reveal a skin-tight dress. Sexy, but nothing compared to other commercials airing during the show.
The issues for banning the ad came in the last few seconds of the commercial, in which Johansson says: “Sorry, Coke and Pepsi.”
Pepsi is sponsoring the halftime show and Fox asked SodaStream to remove that last line.
“They’re afraid of Coke and Pepsi,” SodaStream Chief Executive Daniel Birnbaum told USA Today. “This is the kind of stuff that happens in China. I’m disappointed as an American.”
Fox Sports has declined to comment.
Watch below: the original Uncensored “Sorry, Coke and Pepsi.” SodaStream commercial featuring Scarlett Johansson
Kendrick Lamar performance with Imagine Dragons at the 56th Grammy 2014
Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy performance with Imagine Dragons was definitely the best performance of the night.
The “Poetic Justice” rapper was up for seven Grammys, but didn’t win any – lost to fellow rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in four categories.
The perfomance was a mixed up of the Imagine Dragons hit “Radioactive” with Lamar’s “M.A.A.D City” off his Grammy-worthy album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. The result was just incredible and K Dot blessed the crowd with his freestyle. It was easily the night’s best performances.
Watch the two acts perform their “Radioactive/ M.A.A.D City” mashup at the Grammy 2014 below.
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