Watch Kacey Musgraves sing about ‘All The Colors Of The World’ on ‘Sesame Street’

Kacey Musgraves made her return to Sesame Street this week, joining Elmo, Big Bird, the Count and more for a bubbly tune about her favourite colours (or lack thereof).

The country-pop megastar had previously guested on the pilot episode of Elmo’s HBO Max spin-off The Not-Too-Late Show, where she performed the original song ‘Rubber Duckie’.

For her new appearance on the primary children’s show – which streamed Thursday (December 2) on HBO Max, and will air on PBS Kids next fall – Musgraves led an ensemble cast of Muppets through a song about why she loves the colours red, yellow, green, black and brown. Before she can make her way through the whole spectrum, though, Abby Cadabby reminds her that she doesn’t need a favourite, and can “love them all the same”.

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Take a look at Musgraves performing ‘All The Colors Of The World’ on Sesame Street below:

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Musgraves’ appearance on Sesame Street marks the latest in a sprawling slate of recent musical cameos. She joins previous guests like Billie Eilish, Maggie Rogers, Dave Grohl and Chance The Rapper; artists set to follow her this season – the show’s 52nd – include Anderson .Paak and Jon Batiste.

Musgraves – who recently became the first musician to play nude on Saturday Night Live, channeling Forrest Gump in her performance of ‘Justified’ – released her fifth studio album, ‘Star-Crossed’, in September. NME gave it four stars upon its release, writing that her “dissection of a crumbling relationship is inspired by Romeo & Juliet and split into three parts, never collapsing under its own concept”.

It was recently confirmed that ‘Star-Crossed’ would be ineligible for consideration in the Best Country Album category at next year’s Grammys. It is, however, eligible for the Best Pop Album and all-inclusive Best Album categories. Additionally, her song ‘Camera Roll’ has reportedly been accepted for the Best Country Song category.

Musgraves responded to the Recording Academy’s decision on Twitter, posting a photo of herself as a child in a pink cowboy hat. “You can take the girl out of the country (genre) but you can’t take the country out of the girl,” Musgraves captioned the photo.

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Last month, she released a cover of Coldplay’s 2005 song ‘Fix You’, recorded as part of a stop-motion film from Chipotle called A Future Begins.

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Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson to host two-hour New Year’s Eve TV special

Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson have been confirmed as hosts for a two-hour TV special on New Year’s Eve.

The NBC event, called Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson, promises a “star-studded lineup of special guests and musical performances” to be confirmed.

Saturday Night Live‘s Lorne Michael is on board to executive produce the event, which will replace Carson Daly’s long-running New Year’s Eve special, which he had hosted on NBC since 2004.

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Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted By Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson will air live from Miami, Florida, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET on December 31.

Recently, Davidson was joined by Marc Cohn, Method Man and Big Wet on an episode of Saturday Night Live to perform a parody of Cohn’s ‘Walking In Memphis’.

Pete Davidson, Marc Cohn, Big Wet and Method Man in 'Walking in Staten'
Pete Davidson, Marc Cohn, Big Wet and Method Man in ‘Walking in Staten’. CREDIT: NBC/YouTube.

In the sketch, Davidson wears an “I <3 Staten Island” hoodie and muses about his hometown, reflecting on its fine sites including the bagel spots, pizza places and garbage dump you can see from space.

Elsewhere, Cyrus and Machine Gun Kelly have reacted to being snubbed by the Grammys 2022.

MGK (real name Colson Baker) and Cyrus both released albums within the Grammy Awards 2022 eligibility period (September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021) with ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ and ‘Plastic Hearts’ respectively.

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However, neither record appears in this year’s Album Of The Year category, which features Taylor Swift (‘Evermore’), Kanye West (‘Donda’), Billie Eilish (‘Happier Than Ever’), Olivia Rodrigo (‘Sour’) and more.

Cyrus shared an article titled ’30 Artists Who Haven’t Won Grammys’. “In good company,” she wrote.

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Entertainment world reacts to Ahmaud Arbery verdict: “The pendulum of justice swung in the right direction”

Celebrities from the world of music, TV and film have reacted to the guilty verdicts of the three white men who murdered unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery.

Arbery was out on a jog in February 2020 in Georgia, US where he was chased and killed by Travis McMicheal, his father Greg McMichael and their neighbour William “Roddie” Bryan.

The incident led to racial justice protests that were heightened by the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer the following month.

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The criminals in the Arbery case had claimed without evidence that the 25-year-old was involved in a spate of neighbourhood burglaries and said they were acting in self-defence.

All three men were convicted today (November 24) after the jury returned unanimous decisions in court in south Georgia [via The Guardian].

Travis, who shot Arbery three times with a pump action shotgun, was convicted on all nine counts, including charges of malice and felony murder.

Greg McMichael was convicted on eight of the nine counts including felony murder, and Bryan, who pursued Arbery in a separate vehicle and was not carrying a firearm, was convicted on six of nine counts, also including the charge of felony murder.

Figures from the entertainment world have now shared their thoughts on the news.

Hip-hop legend Chuck D posted a string of celebratory emojis on his Instagram, linking to a Washington Post report on the verdicts.

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Actress Viola Davis wrote on Twitter: “As it should be. To Wanda….Ahmaud Arbery’s mother….. your son mattered. His life mattered. I pray this brings you a tiny shred of peace. To the jurors…..huge gratitude for doing right. The pendulum of justice swung in the right direction!!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏿🙏🏿”

Elsewhere, actress Jameela Jamil posted: “Justice” with a thumbs-up emoji while re-tweeting a CNN news report.

Singer Ciara paid tribute to Arbery by posting a sepia-toned image of him. Rapper D-Nice made a similar gesture by sharing what appeared to be an old prom photo of Arbery.

Rapper and BET TV host Big Tigger posted hashtags “#GUILTY #JusticeServed #MoreWorkToDo #AhmaudArbery” on his Instagram, while rapper Mr Cheeks of Lost Boyz wrote: “I was scared they was going to walk. So use to disappointment with these things. God is good.”

Singer Lloyd wrote alongside an illustration of Arbery: “Justice for this young man and his family helps to ease the pain this morning but could never fill the void that comes with loss of life”. Mysonne also reflected on the news in a video captioned: “Guilty As Fuck!!!!”

TV personality Shannon Sharpe and actor Michael Rapaport also shared their thoughts, with the latter writing: “GUILTY on everything. Sick animals. Father & Son sick fkcs!!!! They look so harmless in glasses and suits right? #ahmaudarbery 🖤🖤”

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Wanda Cooper-Jones, Arbery’s mother, addressed reporters and supporters outside the court earlier today. “It’s been a long fight, it’s been a hard fight, but God is good,” she said.

“To tell you the truth I never saw this day in 2020, I did not think this day would come… Thank you, thank you for those who marched. Thank you to those who prayed.” She continued: “He [Ahmaud Arbery] will now rest in peace.”

Sentencing is to be scheduled for a later date. All three men face the possibility of life behind bars.

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