Who is Finneas O'Connell, and how did he get five Grammy nominations? (Hint: Billie Eilish stans him)

Billie Eilish's six Grammy nominations -- including nods in all four major categories, the youngest act ever to do so -- made history on their own. The 17-year-old is a generational talent who has already reshaped pop music to her image.

But her 22-year-old brother, producer and co-writer Finneas O'Connell, is up for five of those awards ...Read more

Netflix could play a key role in upcoming Hollywood labor drama

LOS ANGELES -- As Hollywood's major unions gird for potentially contentious contract negotiations with the major studios, streaming giant Netflix is moving to hash out its own labor deals that could give it a competitive advantage in the event of a strike.

This summer Netflix negotiated its first overall agreement with actors union SAG-AFTRA. ...Read more

Redbox's Top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Nov. 11:

1. Good Boys -- Universal

2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw -- Universal

3. The Angry Birds Movie 2 -- Sony

4. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged -- Lionsgate

5. The Lion King (2019) -- Disney

6. The Kitchen (2019) -- Warner

7. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark -- Lionsgate

8. ...Read more

Lizzo could tweet only in all-caps after scoring 8 Grammy nominations

Suffice to say Lizzo is feeling good as hell after scoring eight Grammy nominations.

The "Truth Hurts" hitmaker leads the field ahead of her fellow newbies: anti-pop sensation Billie Eilish and country-rap superstar Lil Nas X, who nabbed six nods each. Shortly after singer-songwriters Alicia Keys and Bebe Rexha announced the nominations ...Read more

Grammy nominations in classical go to the L.A. Phil, Gustavo Dudamel and 'Sustain'

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Times called Andrew Norman's "Sustain" the best piece of new music in 2018, and on Wednesday the Grammy Awards nominators hinted they just might agree.

"Sustain" earned Grammy nominations in two key categories: contemporary classical composition, where composer Norman will square off against Julia Wolfe, Caroline ...Read more

How the Grammy nominations sidestepped Lana Del Rey's F-bomb

Lana Del Rey's "Norman F -- ing Rockwell!" didn't shy away from expletives, but the 2020 Grammy nominations announcers sure did.

The first test arrived when singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha read the list of nominees Wednesday for song of the year. "Always Remember Us This Way," "Bad Guy," "Bring My Flowers Now," "Hard Place" and "Lover" came and ...Read more

Tyler, the Creator's 'Igor' snubbed in Grammy album category

Where's "Igor"? Not where he should be, if social media is any indication.

The acclaimed album by rapper-producer Tyler, the Creator was one of the year's surprise breakouts, an inventive, commercially successful work that debuted at No. 1 on the album charts. But despite the critical kudos and Tyler's memorable blond bowl-cut wig, Grammy ...Read more

RosalĂ­a is the first Grammy best new artist nominee recognized for music in Spanish

Spain's Rosalia is making more Grammy history.

The flamenco-inspired hip-hop artist scored two 2020 Grammy nominations Wednesday morning -- one for best new artist and the other in the Latin rock, urban or alternative album category for "El Mal Querer." This makes Rosalia the first best new artist nominee recognized for music recorded entirely ...Read more

BTS fans take to Twitter, upset by Grammy nominations snub

Fans of BTS had some feelings about the Grammy nominations announced Wednesday morning.

Reacting to news that the K-pop boy band had been overlooked in all categories by the Recording Academy -- including those in which its "Map of the Soul: Persona" EP and its hit Halsey collaboration "Boy With Luv" might have earned nods -- BTS' self-styled "...Read more

Pressure Emilia Clarke faced to do 'Game of Thrones' nude scenes common for young actresses

When Emilia Clarke was cast as Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones" in 2010, she only had a few stage and TV roles on her resume. Just starting out in the business, she didn't want her HBO bosses to think she wasn't up for the various demands of a challenging TV series, which, for her, included doing nude scenes.

"I came fresh from drama ...Read more

At 61, country rebel Tanya Tucker earns surprise Grammy nominations

Every few years at the Grammys, the country community rallies around an older, critically beloved but commercially marginal artist. In 2005, it was Loretta Lynn for "Van Lear Rose," her collaboration with Jack White. In 2017, it was psychedelic roughneck Sturgill Simpson, whose album of the year nod was no less surprising to him than anyone.

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Who are Black Pumas, the Grammys' most mysterious new artist nominee?

The best new artist category at the Grammys is always expected to introduce some unfamiliar names. But this year's ticket, announced Wednesday morning, features one that's nearly unheard of, prompting the question (and inevitable Google search): Who are Black Pumas?

ATO Records, the fledgling group's label, says Black Pumas are a soul-funk duo ...Read more

Taylor Swift gets snubbed for best album, and other Grammy nomination surprises

Those who follow commercial pop music likely predicted that 2019 breakout artists Lizzo and Billie Eilish would earn a lot of love at the 62nd Grammy Awards, which they did. Those who bet against Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" failed to grasp what's been obvious to most everyone else all year: It's an eminently lovable and groundbreaking hit.

But ...Read more

At 17, Billie Eilish makes Grammy history with nominations in top 4 categories

A neon green wave has officially washed over the Recording Academy.

Breakout star Billie Eilish, who has adopted the electric shade in many aspects of her look, made Grammy Awards history Wednesday as the youngest artist to earn nominations in all four of the academy's top four categories.

At 17, the L.A.-raised "Bad Guy" singer was nominated ...Read more

The Grammys love country rapper Lil Nas X, even if Nashville and hip-hop don't

Last week Lil Nas X made history when his earworm of a hit "Old Town Road" nabbed a Country Music Assn. award, making him the first openly gay black male to do so.

Yet "Old Town Road" -- which spent much of the year as the No. 1 song in the country -- wasn't awarded in any major category at the CMAs. Instead, it was relegated to musical event ...Read more

How Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Lil Nas X rewrote the rules for stardom and took over the Grammys

As recently as 18 months ago, much of the world had never heard of Billie Eilish, Lizzo or Lil Nas X.

On Wednesday, though, the three artists became the toast of the music industry when nominations were revealed for the 62nd Grammy Awards -- and each was bestowed with more nods than established superstars such as Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Lady ...Read more

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X lead historically diverse, youthful Grammy 2020 nominations

Freshman-class recording artists Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X collectively landed 20 Grammy Award nominations for 2020 on Wednesday, as the Recording Academy, which determines nominees and, ultimately, award recipients, wholeheartedly embraced the music industry's newest faces and sounds.

The singer, rapper and instrumentalist Lizzo, 31, ...Read more

Mark Ruffalo hopes his 'Dark Waters' film leads to environmental 'revolution'

Mark Ruffalo wants a revolution.

"Are we a country that is going to be responsive to people and make sure that our people remain healthy?" star of the upcoming film "Dark Waters," asked a crowd gathered Tuesday on Capitol Hill. "Or are we going to be responsible only to the bottom line of corporations and their greed? Because right now the ...Read more

Your 2019 Thanksgiving week TV guide: Football, parades, sitcoms and 'Charlie Brown'

In addition to the traditional Thanksgiving Day broadcast of parades and football games -- and of course, the National Dog show -- this year brings more than a week of Turkey Day-themed shows.

We get special Thanksgiving Day episodes of lots of sitcoms and dramas, a new original Thanksgiving movie, a "Saturday Night Live" clip show, the Charlie...Read more

Let 'Waves' duo Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell break your heart and piece it back together

LOS ANGELES -- Kelvin Harrison Jr. felt an instinctive connection with Taylor Russell the first time they met, which happened to be over FaceTime.

A mutual friend introduced them before the New Orleans-raised Harrison would discover how well he'd get along with Russell, who hails from Vancouver. Or that their birthdays were just five days apart...Read more