Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

LONDON — Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. Why start now?The 75-year-old singer-songwriter is certainly not holding b...

September 18th, 2020 |  


Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year a...

September 17th, 2020 |  


Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae’s ‘Antebellum’

Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae’s ‘Antebellum’

NEW YORK — Janelle Monae says she “felt so much rage and anger” when she stepped onto a former slave plantation for the first time t...

September 16th, 2020 |  



ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance ...

September 15th, 2020 |  


George R.R. Martin can’t build castle library in New Mexico

George R.R. Martin can’t build castle library in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin won’t be able to build a seven-sided, castle-style library at his...

September 11th, 2020 |  


Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dies at 68

Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dies at 68

LOS ANGELES — Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68. Bell di...

September 10th, 2020 |  


‘The Batman’ shoot suspended after positive COVID-19 test

‘The Batman’ shoot suspended after positive COVID-19 test

A person working on “The Batman” production has tested positive for COVID-19 and the U.K shoot has been temporarily suspended. A spokesper...

September 4th, 2020 |  


Top stars at Venice Film Fest praise gender-neutral prizes

Top stars at Venice Film Fest praise gender-neutral prizes

VENICE — Two stars at the Venice Film Festival, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, have praised the decision by the Berlin festival to award gend...

September 3rd, 2020 |  


In mock funerals and ‘42’ jerseys, kids mourn Black Panther

In mock funerals and ‘42’ jerseys, kids mourn Black Panther

NEW YORK (AP) — In their driveways or in their bedrooms, using little cardboard boxes or piles of backyard dirt, young fans of “Black Pant...

September 2nd, 2020 |  


John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I’ll give to charity

John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I’ll give to charity

Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if officials follow thr...

September 1st, 2020 |