Phil Spector, the disgraced producer who pioneered the "Wall of Sound" and worked with artists including the Ronettes, the Crystals, the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, the Ramones and the Righteous Brothers, has died at the age of 81. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said that Spector died of natural causes at 6:35 pm PST on Jan. 16,…
Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 at his castle-like mansion on the edge of Los Angeles. Clarkson, star of “Barbarian Queen” and other B-movies, was found shot to death in the foyer of Spector’s mansion in the hills overlooking Alhambra, a modest suburban town on the edge of Los Angeles.
Rapper Bow Wow is catching some heat on social media after performing at a crowded Houston nightclub Friday while COVID-19 is still ravaging the U.S.
Chris “CM” Murphy, the longtime manager of Australian band INXS (from 1979 until 1995 and again in the 2000s), has died in Sydney following a battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He was 66. A representative for Murphy Petrol Group shared the news in the early morning hours of Saturday (Jan. 16): “It is with great […]
The "Selena + Chef" host said she no longer cares about any blowback she might receive.
According to Ice-T on Twitter, Dr. Dre has officially returned home following his stint in the ICU due to a brain aneurysm. "Update: Just FaceTimed with @drdre He just made it home. Safe and looking good" the rapper and SVU icon tweeted on Friday afternoon. As first reported by TMZ, Dre was first moved…
Nominees for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards are being unveiled Friday, with a packed slate of songs and scores in film, TV and videogame categories. Names in contention range from Alexandre Desplat, James Newton Howard and Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross as returning veterans in the score divisions to stars like Taylor Swift, H.E.R., Brandi Carlile, […]
Blake Shelton defends his new single, calling criticism over the song's message "absolutely ridiculous."
The bowl uses Chipotle's new cauliflower rice, launched this month to appeal to keto and carb conscious customers.
Indie-rock artist Ariel Pink, who came under fire and was dropped by his label after controversy arose over his support for Donald J. Trump, went on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday night to answer the host’s questions about being “stripped of his livelihood,” telling Carlson he is “destitute” as a result of cancel culture. […]
Sylvain Sylvain, the longtime guitarist for glam rock pioneers New York Dolls, has died at the age of 69. In 2019, a GoFundMe was launched for Sylvain after he was diagnosed with cancer. The news of Sylvain's death was confirmed in a post on his personal Facebook page. "As most of you know, Sylvain…
Cardi B has scored her first leading role in a movie. The hip-hop icon is set to star in Paramount’s upcoming film “Assisted Living.” “Assisted Living” is being described as a “raucous comedy” with “tremendous heart,” in the vein of classic funny films like “Tootsie,” “Sister Act” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” It follows Amber (Cardi B), […]
Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Jan. 20. The Biden-Harris inaugural committee confirmed to Variety that Gaga is on board to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” for the swearing-in ceremony, which typically begins around 11:30 a.m. ET on the West front of […]
"You have been an inspiration... we need more people like you on the planet," judge Brian Austin Green told the Moth in an unexpected emotional moment.
The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards has been rescheduled to April 4, a week after the Grammy Awards moved to its previous date of March 14. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on TNT and TBS at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET and will honor the outstanding film and TV performances of 2020. Due […]
Atlanta authorities say the 29-year-old rapper is wanted on murder, aggravated assault, participating in criminal street gang activity, and weapons charges.
Olivia Rodrigo's debut single, "Drivers License," has only been out for three days – and it's already at the top of the streaming charts. This weekend, the emotionally-charged ballad hit No. 1 on Spotify's U.S. chart, Apple Music's overall track chart and Amazon Music's overall top songs chart. It also topped the iTunes chart, and […]
Neil Young has long been outspoken about his disgust for outgoing President Donald Trump. But in a new message posted on his Neil Young Archives site, he expresses empathy for those who he says "have been so manipulated and had their beliefs used as political weapons." He starts off by pointing out a…
Lee Daniels' "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" is the next enigma in this awards season and could prove to be one of the more divisive entries. Daniels, who became the second Black filmmaker to be nominated for best director for 2009's "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," (the first was John Singleton […]
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LDR shared the front and back cover art for her upcoming seventh album 'Chemtrails Over the Country Club,' then blew it all up with an IG comment.
Iconic punks the Sex Pistols get the small-screen treatment in a six-episode series based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol. Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire) will direct and executive produce the series, which starts production in March and is titled Pistol. The series stars Toby…