MUSIC 

Village People Founder Rips Grammys, Rejects Hall of Fame Induction

Exclusive Village People founder Victor Willis is teeing off on the Grammys, saying it disrespects recording artists and has a Hall of Fame so lame … the group’s rejecting the recent induction of its biggest hit. Willis tells TMZ … his legendary disco group told Grammy Interim President Harvey Mason that it’s declining induction into the 2021 Grammy Hall of Fame because the Hall is “lacking” and “not taken seriously by the recording academy.” Willis — the cop in the Village People — takes serious issue with the lack of…

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STYLE 

Texas Roadhouse Founder Kent Taylor Commits COVID-Related Suicide

Breaking News Kent Taylor, the man who founded the wildly successful Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, has taken his own life after experiencing severe, post-COVID side effects. Taylor suffered from tinnitus — ringing in the ears — which his family says greatly intensified in the last days of his life and ultimately became unbearable. At its worst, tinnitus can sound like a jet engine roaring inside the ears. The family said, “Kent battled and fought hard,” but ultimately the suffering became too great. Kent was a master businessman, who founded Texas…

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MUSIC 

Village People Founder Allows Trump to Use ‘Y.M.C.A.’ to Block Potential Lawsuit

Exclusive President Trump should have one less thing to worry about — the cop from the Village People’s giving him the thumbs up to use “Y.M.C.A.” … in hopes POTUS won’t get sued for it. Victor Willis — the founding member and lead singer of VP — says the potential lawsuit brewing over the unauthorized use of their hit song at Trump rallies is meritless and won’t succeed. That’s because Victor says his music company owns the U.S. copyright … and he’s decided to issue a retroactive nonexclusive license to…

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STYLE 

Spencer Davis, Founder of Famous ’60s Beat Band Dead at 81

Spencer Davis, whose namesake ’60s beat band — The Spencer Davis Group — had the iconic hit, “Gimme Some Lovin’” … has died. A family source tells TMZ The Welsh musician died peacefully Monday in a California hospital of heart failure. Davis had an extraordinary career that spanned 6 decades … and the source emphasized how much he’ll be missed by his friends, family and loved ones. Davis formed the British group bearing his name in 1963, which featured himself on guitar and Pete York on drums … and he…

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FASHION 

Fashion Brand Founder Kenzo Takada Dead from Coronavirus

Breaking News Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada has died from coronavirus. Kenzo, the first Japanese designer to have ensconced himself in the fashion capital of the world — Paris, France — died Sunday in the hospital. His spokesperson confirms Kenzo’s death was the result of COVID. Kenzo’s designs featured colorful graphic and floral prints. He was hugely popular, both for his high fashion and luxury day-to-day streetwear. The designer sold his brand to LVMH back in 1993 and stepped away from the brand 6 years later. Kenzo was born in…

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