Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead outside South Florida motorcycle shop

MIAMI -- South Florida rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed on Monday afternoon while shopping for a motorcycle in South Florida, Broward Sheriff's Office confirmed on Twitter.

The 20-year-old artist, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, had risen to prominence with the song "Look at Me" on SoundCloud shortly after he was arrested on ...Read more

Beyoncé and Jay-Z tell a story of success on 'Everything Is Love'

Some acts finish a concert with an encore. Beyonce and Jay-Z? By now we should know they think bigger.

On Saturday, pop's No. 1 power couple revealed at the end of a show in London that they'd just released a new album, "Everything Is Love." It's the first joint full-length from the married singer and rapper, who've been collaborating with ...Read more

Bill O'Reilly, Laura Bush and other conservatives bash Trump admin's 'zero-tolerance' border policy

Throughout the political world, there is growing outrage over the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy on the Mexican border, which has led to the forced separation of families and the detainment of thousands of minors in facilities throughout the South. The Associated Press described kids in one facility in South Texas ...Read more

Amy Aquino stays tough but tender in 'Bosch'

PASADENA, Calif. -- Before actress Amy Aquino met her future husband, Drew McCoy, he was told she was one tough cookie. "She's great. But she's tough." That warning came from a mutual friend who suggested the set engineer might have a lot in common with Aquino.

The advice was right-on, admits Aquino, on a spring afternoon at a busy bookstore ...Read more

Album reviews: The Last Poets, Snail Mail, Joshua Hedley

The Last Poets

"Understand What Black Is"

(Studio Rockers )

Many artists lay claim to being rap's first voices, but, from their searing, socio-political charged poetry to their dense, rhythmic flow, the Last Poets aren't just boasting. Touched by jazz, funk, and reggae through different periods of the band's 50-year career, Jalal Mansur ...Read more

'The Band's Visit' sees big uptick on music streaming sites since the Tony Awards

"The Band's Visit" may have claimed 10 trophies at the Tony Awards last week, but it also scored a big win offstage as well: a bump in music streaming.

Since the June 10 ceremony, streaming of tracks from the original Broadway cast recording has soared, according to Nielsen Music, which analyzes consumption for the music industry. On the Friday...Read more

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is an improvement, which doesn't make it necessary

Dinosaurs: Keep them alive or kill them off? It's a question that haunts the human characters in between fireball-dodging cardio workouts in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," the spectacularly ho-hum new entry in Hollywood's longest-running parable about the fatal idiocy of messing with Mother Nature. At this point in the game -- five films deep...Read more

The new 'Queer Eye' guys have love in their hearts — and plenty of tips — for guys (and gals)

Browse the Instagram feeds of any of the "Queer Eye" hosts and see their comments to each other, and it'll be hard not to question the depth of the friendships in your own life. The new Fab Five -- Bobby Berk (design), Karamo Brown (culture), Tan France (fashion), Antoni Porowski (food and wine) and Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) -- post such ...Read more

'It Will Be Chaos': Personal stories of refugee crisis could not be timelier

The scene captured in HBO's documentary film "It Will Be Chaos" is a familiar one: Parents seeking asylum are separated from their children at the border. They've fled starvation, persecution and bloodshed, then during their journey survived smugglers, bandits and other nefarious entities that prey on migrants, only to lose their children once ...Read more

'Incredibles 2' smashes record with biggest opening ever for animated film

LOS ANGELES -- The Pixar superhero movie "Incredibles 2" made 14 years of anticipation worth the wait for Disney, as the follow-up to 2004's "The Incredibles" smashed the record for highest animation debut of all time with an estimated $180 million in ticket sales for the U.S. and Canada, according to the measurement firm ComScore.

"Pixar has ...Read more

In the Miss America heartland, contestants stand by their swimsuits

OCEAN CITY, N.J. -- It just might be the most ridiculous place to have a conversation about the propriety of the Miss America swimsuit: on the Music Pier in Ocean City, home of the Miss New Jersey pageant, overlooking miles of beaches filled with bathing beauties and not-so-beauties.

What could possibly be wrong with a swimsuit?

"I've never ...Read more

A 'Deep State' where even the moles have moles

If the news doesn't have you worried enough about the actual state of the world and the ethics of the people supposedly running it, here is another thriller about spies and spooks and the capitalists who ultimately control them to help keep you fretful.

"Deep State," which began Sunday on Epix, is the latest in what seems like an accelerating ...Read more

Chris Hardwick wiped from Nerdist website amid abuse accusations

Chris Hardwick's name no longer adorns the Nerdist website he founded, after abuse accusations were levied against an unnamed person by his former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra.

Legendary Entertainment, which acquired Nerdist Industries in 2012, issued a statement on Friday, addressing Hardwick's absence.

"Chris Hardwick had no operational ...Read more

Elvis Presley's drummer D.J. Fontana set the beat for rock 'n' roll's future

D.J. Fontana accomplished more with a snare drum, cymbal and sticks than the Who's Keith Moon did with a 20-piece kit.

With snaps, thumps and pows that six decades later are a standard foundation of pop music, he help define rock 'n' rolls' rhythmic patterns. Starting in the mid-1950s, the influential drummer for Elvis Presley played on hits ...Read more

Giuliana Rancic is returning to 'E! News' as a co-host

"E! News" will soon welcome a familiar face: Giuliana Rancic is coming back this fall as a co-host.

Rancic, who did the job from 2005 to 2015, is the first new host since Maria Menounos was diagnosed with a brain tumor and left the show in July 2017.

Returning is "every bit as thrilling to me today as it was 16 years ago" when she started with...Read more

Apple signs deal with Oprah Winfrey as it pushes into original programming

Apple Inc. has struck a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to produce original content, the technology giant announced Friday.

The iPhone maker has been looking to diversify its revenue beyond the devices it makes and apps produced by other developers.

Winfrey, famed for her talk show and acting roles, is also chief executive of the Oprah ...Read more

Sundance and Toronto film festivals pledge increased access for underrepresented critics

LOS ANGELES -- Brie Larson roused the entertainment industry Wednesday when she used her platform at Women in Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards to drop sobering statistics from a recent USC study about the lack of diversity in film criticism. It's a field so disproportionately skewed that white men wrote 63.9 percent of reviews aggregated by Rotten ...Read more

'Gotti': John Travolta's new one will remind you of other, better mob movies

Editor's note: The review copy of the film provided by the studio did not contain the final music cues.

In "Gotti," we hear the title character praise his son for standing his ground in a bar brawl.

"Never take a backward step," declares John Sr., played ferociously by John Travolta, whose jutting chin and bristling tone suggest the alpha ...Read more

Vivienne Westwood rules over the engaging documentary 'Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist'

You might think that having a documentary film made about your life was a good thing, that having awed folks calling you a cultural avatar and far-seeing visionary was worth a little trouble. You might think all that, but Vivienne Westwood does not.

The subject of "Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist" is introduced dressed in funereal black with an ...Read more

'En el Séptimo Día' (On the Seventh Day) shines a light on the everyday lives of Mexican immigrants

Writer-director Jim McKay has a way of making the everyday seem exceptional, of seeing the absorbing drama in what can sound like ordinary lives.

"En el Septimo Dia" (On the Seventh Day) is McKay's first theatrical film in more than a decade, and it is gratifying to have his particular sensibility back on the big screen.

It's not like McKay ...Read more