Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Leslie Jones, Jon Bon Jovi
May 24, 2017

In the wake of the deadly explosion following her concert in Manchester this week, Ariana Grande has officially postponed her tour though June 5. In a statement, Republic Records said, "Due to the tragic events in Manchester, the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost. The London O2 shows this week have been canceled as well as all shows thru June 5 in Switzerland. We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. Thank you."

Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones has been announced as the host of the 2017 BET Awards. "I am so excited to be hosting The BET Awards this year," Jones said in a statement. "BET was the first network and place where I was on TV - I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming." Beyoncé leads the nominees for this year's BET Awards with seven nods. The awards will be handed out on June 25 in Los Angeles.

Jon Bon Jovi will receive the 2017 Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) for his ongoing efforts to combat poverty and homelessness. He will receive the honor at NABEF’s Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 20 in Washington, D.C. "Jon Bon Jovi has entertained audiences for decades and earned world-wide fame as an artist and performer," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "Despite his fame, Jon has never lost sight of community. His generous support of programs that address hunger and homelessness exemplifies the Leadership Award for which we will honor him."




 
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