LOS ANGELES -- In his song "Old AF," get describes feeling, at age 23, as though he's already "old as f -- ."
"Some days I'm running out of breath / Some days I'm running out of time," he sings in a moist, R&B-schooled croon. It's an understandable admission from a young striver who's done a bit of everything in show business, from viral ...Read more
Early in the first episode of new docuseries "Immigration Nation," a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official pulls out his phone and records a video inside the agency's New York City office, where a lone immigrant sits inside the processing room. It's the start of a weeklong operation to arrest undocumented immigrants.
"Just making ...Read more
On each of the four Saturdays in April, people from around the world -- music people, nonmusic people, critics trying to make ourselves useful -- participated in an online Pauline Oliveros "sonic meditation." We listened for silence. We waited for sounds and then sounded. We responded to our body weight, to technology, to what others were ...Read more
Award-winning journalist Maria Celeste Arraras has been cut from NBCUniversal's Telemundo network -- part of widespread layoffs the New York media company began this week.
Arraras is well known to Spanish-language TV viewers. She joined Telemundo in 2002 and hosted the newsmagazine "Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste." Before that, Arraras was one ...Read more
One would think that after serving the American people for eight years as first lady, Michelle Obama would have earned some peace from the political spotlight with the freedom to pursue her own aspirations.
But as Joe Biden gets closer to announcing his running mate, the Committee to Draft Michelle Obama for VP made one more attempt to get the ...Read more
Zoe Saldana has finally and tearfully apologized for playing the inimitable Nina Simone in "Nina," the doomed 2016 biopic of the iconic civil rights activist and jazz artist.
"I should have never played Nina," the Afro-Latina actress said repeatedly during a Bese interview posted Tuesday on Instagram.
"I should have done everything in my power...Read more
More than 30 years later, television is still asking "Who's the Boss?"
The 1980s family comedy starring Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano is the latest series getting a revival, with the stars confirming they'll reprise their roles in the developing sequel.
Danza, who played pro baseball star turned live-in housekeeper Tony Micelli, said Tuesday on...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A new civil lawsuit filed Wednesday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that rapper Takeoff, of the popular hip-hop group Migos, raped a woman at a party in Encino in June.
The suit, with the defendant filing anonymously, claims that the rapper (born Kirshnik Khari Ball) pursued her at a June 23 house party she attended...Read more
"The Ren & Stimpy Show" is coming back.
On Wednesday, Comedy Central announced it is moving forward with a new reimagining of the iconic Nicktoon. The original "Ren & Stimpy," which followed an irascible Chihuahua and a simple-minded cat, debuted on Nickelodeon in 1991 and ran for five seasons.
Despite being a children's show, "Ren & Stimpy" ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating whether a rapper was killed in a brazen shooting after recently making a video featuring "derogatory statements" about rival gang members who have died.
Carlton Weekly, who performed under the name FBG Duck, belonged to a Gangster Disciple faction, and police believe it may now seek retaliation ...Read more
I first became fully aware of Paula Pell in 2014, as the co-creator and costar, with James Anderson, of "Hudson Valley Ballers," a brilliantly bizarre web series about friends who open a B&B in upstate New York. But I had seen her work on "Saturday Night Live," for which she wrote for 20 years (including a few seasons as head writer), and had ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Lianne Young still remembers in vivid detail the night Ron Jeremy snuck up behind her on the Sunset Strip.
The adult film actress who went by the name "Billie Britt" was wearing a bikini inside the former House Of Blues at a porn industry Halloween party when she said Jeremy shoved her onto a table and forced himself inside her. ...Read more
The brilliant actor, director and producer Amy Seimetz made her directorial debut in 2012 with the hazy, sun-drenched lovers-on-the-run film "Sun Don't Shine," starring Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley. Although it's been eight years between her debut and her follow-up film, "She Dies Tomorrow," Seimetz has been very busy in the interim. She'...Read more
Brian Baumgartner played Kevin the accountant on "The Office" for all of the sitcom's nine seasons. Now he's the host of "An Oral History of The Office" podcast on Spotify, looking back on what made the show so popular, both in its original run on NBC and its second life on Netflix. (In 2021, the show will move to NBC's streaming platform ...Read more
The Howard in "Howard," streaming on Disney Plus starting Friday, is Howard Ashman. And anyone who had the wit and the cheek to write the lyric "I use antlers in all of my decorating!" for the muscle-bound antagonist in "Beauty and the Beast" plainly deserves to have his story be told in a documentary.
Ashman's lyrics -- and, just as crucially,...Read more
CHICAGO -- If you listen to Chicago saxophonist Sharel Cassity's compelling new album, the aptly named "Fearless," you never would know how ill she was when she recorded it.
Her tone sounds full, her technique nimble, the joy of her music-making unmistakable.
But just a few weeks before the recording sessions in July 2019, Cassity received a ...Read more
The "Umbrella Academy's" superhero troop possesses the ability to sprout octopus arms in battle, travel through time, commune with the dead and blow their enemies' minds -- literally -- with the power of suggestion.
But it's not the clan's crime-fighting skills that set it apart from television's crowded field of onscreen avengers. Netflix's ...Read more
The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of July 27:
1. Scoob! -- Warner
2. You Should Have Left -- Universal
3. Deep Blue Sea 3 -- Warner
4. Survive the Night -- Lionsgate
5. Trolls World Tour -- Universal
6. Grand Isle -- Screen Media
7. The Invisible Man -- Universal
8. Force of Nature -- Lionsgate
9. Bad Boys for Life --...Read more
Legendary musician Neil Young has sued President Trump's campaign for copyright infringement after it used Young's music to promote a "campaign of ignorance and hate."
Young's songs "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk" were played "numerous times at rallies and political events," namely during the president's June campaign rally ...Read more
Katy Perry cast a middle-of-the-night smile on Ellen DeGeneres, posting her take on the embattled talk show host for the whole world to see. The pop musician is not the only celebrity coming to DeGeneres' defense. Actor Kevin Hart also chimed in with his support Tuesday morning.
"I know I can't speak for anyone else's experience besides my own ...Read more
- Katy Perry, Kevin Hart stand up for embattled Ellen DeGeneres, sending their love
- 'Who's the Boss?' is the latest classic sitcom being revived with original stars
- Women break silence, tell stories of rape and groping by Ron Jeremy over 2 decades
- Neil Young sues Trump's 'campaign of ignorance and hate' for using his songs again
- A tearful Zoë Saldaña apologizes for playing Nina Simone in 2016 biopic