Barbie joins prestigious ranks of fashion council honorees

Entertainment 05/16/19, 12:53

Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Michelle Obama. Barbie?The Council of Fashion Designers of America will follow up those prestigious honorees of its Board of Directors' Tribute Award with the ever-evolving doll. The council said in a statement Thursday the idea is to celebrate Barbie as a fashion icon, coinciding with her ...

The message that brought Clarkson, Monae to ‘Uglydolls’

Entertainment 05/02/19, 15:21

When you see names like Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Lizzo, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, in the same lineup, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's for a big festival or awards show. But in this case, it was "Uglydolls," an animated film out nationwide Friday ...

Solange is no longer performing at Coachella

Entertainment 04/07/19, 20:14

Solange is no longer performing at Coachella.The festival's official Twitter account posted the news Sunday, writing: "Due to major production delays, Solange will unfortunately no longer be performing at this year's festival."The announcement comes a week before the two-weekend festival in Southern California is set to begin. Performers at the ...

Janet Jackson, Nicks, five Brits lead rock hall inductees

Entertainment 03/29/19, 15:17

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and a quintet of British bands are being honored with induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.The rock bands — Def Leppard, Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies — represent a variety of styles and eras.Jackson ...

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Entertainment 03/19/19, 18:47

Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform at Woodstock 50, which will ...

Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn goes thrifting for a cause

Entertainment 03/15/19, 16:06

A celebrity stylist has teamed with Goodwill of Southern California on a collection of thrift pulls to benefit employment programs for the disabled and disadvantaged.Ali Mandelkorn's collection went on sale Friday at Thrilling, an online platform for vintage and thrift stores around the United States. Mandelkorn, who styles Janelle Monae, ...

Harry Styles, Brian May, Monae to present at Rock Hall

Entertainment 03/13/19, 04:04

Harry Styles, Queen's Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Stevie Nicks, who made it into the Rock Hall in 1998 with Fleetwood Mac, will be inducted by Styles, while May will induct Def Leppard and Monae will ...

Pharrell to launch music festival in Virginia Beach in April

Entertainment 03/04/19, 09:09

Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.The Grammy-winning superstar announced Monday SOMETHING IN THE WATER, a multi-day event he's calling a "cultural experience" that will debut April 26-28. He will perform on a stage set on the beach; other performers include Missy ...

Women dominated in Grammys nominations, but will they win?

Entertainment 02/10/19, 03:02

Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated at last year's Grammy Awards, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the night's top award, Lorde, didn't get a chance to perform onstage.But this year, Monae is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations ...

Janelle Monae celebrates jump in women Grammy nominees

Entertainment 02/08/19, 18:49

Music industry players and performers packed a pre-Grammy brunch Friday to hear Janelle Monae speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show.And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the background.Monae improvised by saying, "That glass ceiling ...

He said, she said: writers predict 2019 Grammy winners

Entertainment 02/05/19, 11:50

When the Grammys decided to extend the nominees in the top four categories from five to eight, they didn't consider how much harder it would make our lives as credible prediction experts.So we have to dig even deeper than we've done in the past as we ponder, think (and guess) ...

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

Entertainment 01/17/19, 11:43

Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on ...

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino among Coachella headliners

Entertainment 01/03/19, 01:18

The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend event in Southern California from April 12 ...

Aretha Franklin to be honored with tribute show next month

Entertainment 12/27/18, 16:10

The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month.The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine ...

‘s top 2018 albums: Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, J Cole

New York 12/11/18, 13:41

The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.This cover image released by Atlantic Records shows "Dirty Computer," by Janelle Monae, which is named one of the top ten albums of the year. (Atlantic via AP)1. Janelle Monae, "Dirty Computer": When Janelle Monae released ...

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

Entertainment 12/08/18, 00:05

After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of top categories.FILE - In this June 24, 2018 file photo, H.E.R. performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft ...

2019 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

Entertainment 12/07/18, 08:55

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday by The Recording Academy.— Album of the year: "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B; "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile; "Scorpion," Drake; "H.E.R.,"H.E.R.; "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone; "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae; "Golden ...

Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback

Entertainment 12/07/18, 08:52

The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, ...

Glamour magazine honors Teigen, Monae, Gonzalez and Raisman

Entertainment 11/13/18, 12:05

Powerful and influential women from all walks of life smiled and hugged at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Monday, but the devastating wildfires on the other side of the country were on a lot of minds.Political advisor Huma Abedin, left, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and producer ...

Janelle Monae on Lauryn Hill, vinyl and ‘Dirty Computer’

Entertainment 10/29/18, 14:25

Janelle Monae doesn't remember the first album she owned as a child, but the first one she spent her hard-earned money on? "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."Monae says she "connected with Lauryn on many levels." She says Hill's album was inspiring because the singer-rapper "was all of her(self) on her ...

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