Gooding’s misconduct case back on docket after virus delays
NEW YORK (AP) — When Cuba Gooding Jr. returns to court next month for a hearing in his New York City sexual misconduct case, he’ll find the room outfitted with Plexiglas and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that has indefinitely delayed his trial, a judge said Thursday.
Dr. Luke rebounds, thanks to Saweetie, Doja Cat, Juice WRLD
NEW YORK (AP) — Controversial music producer Dr. Luke was once pop music’s top hitmaker, crafting hits for virtually every female pop star, from Katy Perry to Kelly Clarkson to Britney Spears.
USA Today: Navarro's anti-Fauci column didn't meet standards
NEW YORK (AP) — USA Today says that a column that the newspaper solicited and published from presidential trade adviser Peter Navarro criticizing Dr.
Diversity of LGBTQ characters in film declines, study finds
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year saw record representation of LGBTQ characters in the 118 films released by major studios, according to a new study by GLAAD.
Liked 'Hamilton'? New documentary shows where it came from
NEW YORK (AP) — You've probably seen or heard the highly scripted side of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now get to know the unscripted one.
Mary Trump book already nearing 1 million sales
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary L. Trump's scathing memoir about her uncle, President Donald Trump, is nearly a million seller on preorders alone.
Cartoonist Darrin Bell has deal to write 2 graphic memoirs
NEW YORK (AP) — Darrin Bell, the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist acclaimed for his sharp takes on race, gender and President Donald Trump, has a two-book deal.
Michelle Obama to host podcast on health, relationships
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama will let her own voice be heard on a new podcast. The former first lady will host “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on the streaming service, the Obama’s Higher Ground and Spotify announced Thursday.
Nick Cannon apologizes to Jewish community for hurtful words
Nick Cannon apologized to the Jewish community late Wednesday for his “hurtful and divisive” words, a day after ViacomCBS severed ties with him for the remarks made on a podcast.
Nick Cannon apologizes for 'hurtful' anti-Semitic comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Cannon apologized late Wednesday for “hurtful and divisive” anti-Semitic comments that led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer.
California man sentenced in $6M modern art fraud scheme
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who authorities say tried to sell $6 million worth of phony paintings he claimed were created by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other modern masters was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison.
Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rap superstar Kanye West has qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot, the first state where he met the requirements before the filing deadline.
Megan Thee Stallion says she was shot, expects to recover
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday, but expects to fully recover.
'Magic School Bus' author Joanna Cole dies at age 75
NEW YORK (AP) — Author Joanna Cole, whose “Magic School Bus” books transported millions of young people on extraordinary and educational adventures, has died at age 75.
DC's plan for 'Watchmen' sequel 'Rorschach' met with unease
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DC is releasing a new “Watchmen” spin off based on the Rorschach character, but the unveiling of the limited comic series has been met with mixed reactions.
Review: 'Fatal Attraction' in 2020 is called 'Fatal Affair'
If you're of a certain age, much of the new Netflix thriller “Fatal Affair” will be very familiar. That's because it's really just a diluted retelling of another, similarly named film — 1987's “Fatal Attraction.” Weirdly, that doesn't mean this one — reuniting Omar Epps and Nia Long — isn't worth microwaving a bucket of popcorn and connecting to Netflix when the kids are asleep.
Review: 'Painted Bird' brings a disputed novel to grim life
Václav Marhoul’s “The Painted Bird” begins with utter bleakness but over the course of its 169-minute running time, keeps finding lower depths of misery.
Get ready: Motown Museum reopens after 4-month closure
DETROIT (AP) — Get ready, because the Motown Museum is back in business. The Detroit building where Berry Gordy Jr. built his music empire reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday.
Dolce&Gabbana preserve the live fashion show during pandemic
MILAN (AP) — An operatic pop trio belted out song from the center of a medical university plaza Wednesday while Dolce&Gabbana’s showed its latest men's collection in tones of summer blues and geometric prints.
Review: S.G. Goodman blends rock, gospel in tasty debut
S.G Goodman, “Old Time Feeling" (Verve Forecast) To draw a bead on the unique artistry of S.G. Goodman, it helps to know that she claims the influences of power-chord guitar legend Link Wray and her southern Baptist roots in almost the same breath.
Music Review: Hynde-sight is 2020 for the Pretenders
The Pretenders “Hate for Sale” (BMG) Call them the great Pretenders, because that's what they are on their latest studio album that is among the best this legendary band has ever produced.
2021 Rose Parade canceled due to coronavirus pandemic
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on planning for the New Year’s Day tradition and the risk of spreading infections among its huge audience and participants, organizers said Wednesday.
Singing the blues, Ellie Goulding turns darkness into light
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellie Goulding’s fourth album is a perfectly crafted artsy pop record full of songs built with epic production and layered vocals.
Ellie Goulding on Juice WRLD's death: 'It really hit me'
NEW YORK (AP) — Joining forces on a song with another artist is a big deal for Ellie Goulding, and she remembers working together with late rapper Juice WRLD on “Hate Me," which is featured on her new album being released Friday.
Ex-employee says Amber Heard 'twisted' sexual assault story
LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard's former personal assistant claimed Wednesday that she told the model-actress about a violent sexual assault she had endured, only for Heard to “twist" the story for her own use.