LOS ANGELES - Questions have loomed for years around the nominations process for the Grammy Awards, but the doubts reached a new level this week after the Recording Academy's just-ousted CEO claimed the show is rigged and full of conflicts of interest.
LOS ANGELES - Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said.
NEW YORK - "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn't go to the police because “he'd destroy me.”
NEW ORLEANS - As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man.”
TORONTO - Canadian comedy star Russell Peters says he feels so-called cancel culture is dismissive and he wants to explore the topic in his act in a way that opens up the conversation from all viewpoints.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A lawsuit over the hit podcast “S-Town,” which tells the story of a man's troubled life and death in rural Alabama, is headed to mediation.
NEW YORK - A book by Rep. Elijah Cummings, nearly finished in his lifetime and worked on by his widow after his death, will be published this summer.
LOS ANGELES - Lizzo screamed at the top of her lungs, Lil Nas X brought out Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road” and Billie Eilish sang softly with her brother-turned-producer assisting on keys.
LOS ANGELES - Ewan McGregor says any delay in completing work on in his new Obi-Wan Kenobi “Star Wars” streaming series will be brief and is aimed at making it better.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - A former contestant on the reality TV show “The Bachelorette” has died of an apparent drug overdose after being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment, police said.
NEW YORK - For many Americans, how they feel about issues raised during President Donald Trump's impeachment has much to do with where they get their news.
WILMINGTON, Del. - Federal agents in Delaware have recovered a more than 500-year-old copy of a letter penned by Christopher Columbus that vanished from an Italian library decades ago.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Harry Potter and Hulk: Welcome your new neighbours, Mario and Pokemon. A fourth park at Universal Orlando is being created based on characters from Nintendo, the park's owners announced Thursday.
PARK CITY, Utah - The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about politics and says her victorious 2017 sexual assau…
MONTREAL - The Cirque du Soleil is cancelling all performances in Hangzhou, China to ward off the potential spreading of the coronavirus.
NEW YORK - The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music's biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of interest that infect how certain songs and artists are nominated.
It's really not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering through the credits: “Wait, um ... WHAT?”
TORONTO - Canadian retail chain Sunrise Records is branching out into the United States with the acquisition of For Your Entertainment, a music, film and pop culture outlet that operates across much of the country.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of January 22, 2020 :
CHICAGO - A judge on Thursday agreed to allow a girlfriend of R. Kelly retrieve her belongings from the singer's home in Trump Tower in Chicago, where authorities say she assaulted one of Kelly's other girlfriends earlier this month.
NEW YORK - One of the world's most prestigious literary publishers has chosen just its fourth editorial leader in its 105-year history: Reagan Arthur has been named executive vice-president and publisher of Alfred A. Knopf, where authors have ranged from Robert A. Caro to the late Toni Morrison.
NEW YORK - The first night of arguments in favour of President Donald Trump's impeachment before the U.S. Senate was judged not ready for prime time by many of the nation's television executives.
NEW YORK - Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanour made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.
TORONTO - Iqaluit folk-rock ensemble the Jerry Cans are plotting a Canadian tour that'll take them to nine stops across the country.
BURBANK, Calif. - Emmy-winning character actor John Karlen, known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey,” has died.
NEW YORK - Leaving a successful band is never easy. For Brittany Howard, stepping away from the roots-rockers Alabama Shakes wasn't easy — but it was necessary.
LOS ANGELES - With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha Fr…
CHICAGO - The official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama from the National Portrait Gallery will begin a five-city national tour in Chicago in June 2021.
MIAMI - The mother of rapper Kodak Black and a group of lawyers called a news conference to discuss what they claim is his mistreatment in a federal prison in Miami. But they discovered that just an hour earlier, the rapper had been put on a prison bus to federal facility in Kentucky, a thou…
NEW YORK - ABC News is moving aggressively to boost its streaming service with the belief that these products will change the news business over the next decade the way cable channels CNN, Fox News and MSNBC did a generation ago.
PARK CITY, Utah - Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where some 118 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday.
BOSTON - A judge has told Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer to dream on if he hopes to rejoin the band as it's set to perform and be honoured at Grammy events this week.
LOS ANGELES - Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American Film Critics Association recognized him Wednesday night, the actor-singer called its honour just as special.
SAO PAULO - A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gift he'd received in years: a new pair of bionic gloves that are letting the 79-year-old play with both hands for the first time in more than t…
TORONTO - From Shawn Mendes to Drake, the line-up of Canadian nominees at the 2020 Grammy Awards are old pros in the Top 40 community. That's especially true considering that the leading contenders Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo all achieved their first No. 1 hits over the past year.
LOS ANGELES - Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.”
TORONTO - The CBC is making changes to the four-host format of its flagship newscast "The National" in response to feedback from viewers.
NEW YORK - As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the movie mogul's past and his multiple legal fights.