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Amy Schumer essay: 'Formation' video is a tribute to Beyonce

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:51pm

Amy Schumer has more to say about her "Formation" video that shows her singing and dancing to the Beyonce song alongside Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes and Joan Cusack.

Bruce Willis, John Mayer sing the blues at benefit show

Charles J. Gans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:33pm

Bruce Willis and John Mayer sang the blues at the Jazz Foundation of America's annual benefit concert which honored two legendary pianists, Dr. John and McCoy Tyner.

Prison for hacker who stole celebrities' nude photos, videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:01am

A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos.

Mayor declares 'Paisley Park Day' as Prince museum reopens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:00am

Prince's Paisley Park studio complex and home reopened permanently Friday as a museum honoring his musical legacy, and the mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen declared it "Paisley Park Day" in celebration.

Paris concert hall unveils new facade 1 year after attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:33am

The Bataclan concert hall has unveiled its new facade almost a year after being one of the targets of the deadly attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.

German public TV in row over blackface comedy stunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:14am

German public broadcaster SWR has come under fire for a comedy sketch in which a presenter is disguised using blackface.

Take a look: A 'Reading Rainbow' in the digital age

David Fischer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:13am

Take a look, it's in a book — and on a computer, tablet and phone: A "Reading Rainbow."

Hungarian musicians recall secret jazz recordings from 1956

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:13am

In the Hungary of the 1950s, jazz music was a dangerous pastime — but music lovers got some clandestine help from the United States government.

Jennifer Lopez set for NBC's 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 9:11am

Say hello to Jennifer Lopez in NBC's forthcoming "Bye Bye Birdie."

Eric Clapton sued by musician's estate over iconic song

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:20am

The heirs of a Mississippi blues musician claim rock guitarist Eric Clapton gave a songwriting credit to the wrong artist.

Comedian Pikotaro astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' song

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:20am

The Japanese comedian behind the viral hit "PPAP" is astonished by the global success of his "pen-pineapple-apple-pen" song.

Toni Morrison receives Bellow award for lifetime achievement

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:43pm

Toni Morrison received a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the PEN American Center, a ceremony of music and words that ended with a special treat from the guest of honor: An excerpt from a novel in progress.

Iggy Pop: Jarmusch was first, only choice for Stooges doc

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:13pm

In 1969, Jim Jarmusch got his hands on The Stooges' self-titled debut album, and the 16-year-old future filmmaker from Ohio was hooked.

Affleck tells 'kid brother' New Hampshire in video to vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:01pm

Ben Affleck is calling on New Hampshire residents to get out and vote in the upcoming election.

Shawn Mendes, the serious, striking musician, emerges

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:20pm

When Shawn Mendes went into the vocal booth to sing "Mercy," the gravelly, deep, emotional rock song from his latest album, he discovered a new side of himself.

The Latest: Alleged Trump Hollywood star smasher freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:10pm

The Latest on man suspected of using sledgehammer to destroy Donald Trump's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (all times local):

Suspect arrested in destruction of Trump's Hollywood star

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:51pm

Los Angeles police arrested a man suspected of using a sledgehammer to destroy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, officials said Thursday.

911 caller helps police solve case of missing backup dancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:12pm

After days of police work revealed no leads in the case of the missing backup dancer, it was a 911 caller who helped locate the New Jersey woman who performed with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna.

Grand Ole Opry is going north to NYC with new venue

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:42pm

The Grand Ole Opry is going north. The famous venue for country music is branching out of Tennessee for the first time its 91-year history with a new restaurant and venue in Times Square.

Rapper cancels concert due to "unforeseen incarceration"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:52pm

Publicists for a festival in Louisiana say rapper Kevin Gates has cancelled his performance due to "an unforeseen incarceration."