Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira picked up four nominations, including outstanding variety special (live). It was not clear if Lopez and Shakira were specifically nominated, though past halftime singers, including Beyonc, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, have earned Emmy nominations as performers. For their work on Watchmen, they scored a second Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special. They earned nominations as producers for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and as writers for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who composed music for the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming, picked up a nomination for outstanding music composition for a documentary series of special.
Senate GOP police bill hits roadblock, as Dems seek changes
A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows almost all Americans support some degree of criminal justice changes. Ahead of Wednesday's vote, Trump tweeted his support for the GOP bill. This is not about them or us, said Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate and author of the GOP bill. Civil rights leaders and the Congressional Black Caucus urged a no vote on the GOP bill. The House is set to approve the Democrats' bill later this week.