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Coffee Talk: 'Beyond The Lights' Earns an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song

Plus: Raven-Symoné confesses to tanning multiple times for The Disney Channel, Usher and other stars prepare for Stevie Wonder's Grammy tribute, and more!
Coffee Talk: ‘Beyond The Lights’ Earns an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song
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Here are the buzz-worthy stories we’re talking about over our coffee today.

Oscar nominations are in and we’re happy to see that Gina Prince-Bythewood’s romantic film, Beyond The Lights, has received a nomination for Best Original Song for “Grateful.” “Grateful” is performed by British pop star Rita Ora and is among just five other songs to receive a nomination for the most prestigious award in Hollywood. Congratulations and good luck, Gina! [People]

Mariah Carey is following in the footsteps of some great divas before her and gearing up for her first Vegas residency. The Grammy Award-winning songstress will be performing live at Caesar’s Palace on the Las Vegas strip in the near future. “This is a special event for me,” Carey said. “Hopefully other people will enjoy this. I’ve never done this before.” [Billboard]

There’s another new residency in the works. Pharrell William’s signature giant hat is making a move from the singer’s head to the Grammy Museum. Starting today through March 15, the iconic hat will be on display in celebration of what they’re calling the “Grammy Effect.” [Billboard]

Snoop Dogg is officially a grandfather! The rapper’s eldest son Corde, 20, welcomed his first child, Zion this week. Snoop posted a tribute to his growing family on Instagram. “Zion. You have a lot of love waiting on you grandson!!” he wrote. “Proud grandad. Jah bless.” Congratulations, Grandpa Snoop! [Hello Beautiful]

Usher, Janelle Monae, Coldplay and other superstars are gearing up for a tribute to Stevie Wonder for the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The tribute, “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life—An All Star Grammy Salute,” will take place on February 10, two days after the award show airs on February 8. [Huffington Post]

In OWN’s latest documentary, Light Girls, actress Raven-Symoné confesses to using a tanning bed multiple times a week to make her skin darker and to be “pretty.” Take a look at the clip from the upcoming film as other people in the film and television industry reveal how the lightness of their skin affected their careers.