MTV VMAs : Kanye West Long Rant and Beyonce Surprise Performance

August 29, 2016

Do you know what will be the spectacle at the MTV Video Music Awards this year? The show returns to New York on Sunday, where Beyonce is the leading nominee with 11. MTV confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that Beyonce will perform. She outshined her peers at the 2014 VMAs, closing the show with a 16-minute medley of songs from her self-titled surprise album that dominated that night. West has…


Justin Timberlake apologized for tweet after backlash

July 2, 2016

Timberlake tweeted Sunday that he was inspired after Williams spoke passionately about racism and social injustice. A responder tweeted to Timberlake: “Does this mean you’re going to stop appropriating our music and culture?” NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams’ moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologized for responding to a tweet claiming he appropriates black culture. Timberlake responded: “The more you realize that we…


BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

June 28, 2016

Sheila E., jamming on the drums and guitar, singing and dancing without shoes, closed the three-hour-plus show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with “Let’s Work,” ”A Love Bizarre,” ”The Glamorous Life,” ”America” and more. She was joined by “Purple Rain” actor Jerome Benton and Prince’s ex-wife, Mayte Garcia, who danced alongside the background dancers throughout the set. They ended by raising a purple guitar in the air as…


Leslie Odom Jr. to exit ‘Hamilton’ in July – Next out

June 23, 2016

The actor, who plays Aaron Burr in the hip-hop hit musical about Alexander Hamilton, announced Sunday on Facebook that he’ll leave the show on July 9 when his contract is up. He has been with the show since it first began performances in early 2015 downtown. NEW YORK (AP) — A week after winning a best leading actor Tony Award, Leslie Odom Jr. has announced he will leave the hit…


Emmy- and Oscar-winner Sally Field to return to Broadway in ‘The Glass Menagerie’

June 7, 2016

Field will play Amanda Wingfield, the faded Southern belle at the heart of the Tennessee Williams play. She played the same part in 2004 at the Kennedy Center but said that run felt too short. NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy- and Oscar-winner Sally Field will return to Broadway this spring in a revival of “The Glass Menagerie,” playing a part she has tackled before but never managed to shake. “Amanda…


Muhammad Ali was the subject of plenty films and star of a few

June 6, 2016

He was brash, bold, the best in the world — just ask him — and might have won an Oscar instead of heavyweight gold had he taken his A-list talents to Hollywood instead of the boxing ring. Muhammad Ali would almost seem unbelievable if he was created as a work of fiction for a movie script. He was more quotable than any Tarantino flick, had the presence of Brando in…


For the 1st time since 1970, Barbra Streisand going to Tonys

June 2, 2016

The singer and actress, who was a Tony nominee in 1962 for “I Can Get It for You Wholesale” and in 1964 for “Funny Girl,” hasn’t graced Tony night since 1970, when she got a special Tony. NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand will take the stage at this month’s Tony Awards for the first time in 46 years. James Corden, a Tony-winner and the host of CBS’s “The Late…