Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousness
Trevor Noah says he feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on.
Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crowned
Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Joint custody of son, no spousal support in Adele divorce
FILE - Adele arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. The singer will share custody of her 8-year-old son and wont be paying child support to her now-ex-husband Simon Konecki. A Los Angeles judge finalized the divorce last week. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Adele will share custody of her 8-year-old son and won't be paying child support to her now-ex-husband Simon Konecki, according to divorce documents obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Both waived the right to seek spousal support, and both agreed to joint legal and physical custody of son Angelo, who was born in 2012.
Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys — as Tyson Trax
Dr. Luke appeared as Tyson Trax on the Grammy ballot for Doja Cat's Say So," which he produced and co-wrote. But not all of the academy members may have been aware they were voting for Dr. Luke when they completed their ballots this year. Ad“I didn’t know that Tyson Trax was Dr. Luke. AdTogether, Martin and Dr. Luke crafted hits for Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pink and Kesha, who he signed in 2005. Eventually Dr. Luke stepped into the forefront, helming successes for Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, logging 17 No.
New this week: 'Coming 2 America,' Camilo and a dragon movie
(ABC/Paramount+/Amazon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. Ad— A more family friendly streaming option this week is the Walt Disney Co.’s computer animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring the voices of “Star Wars’” Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as a dragon. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
12 last-minute Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for 2020
(Photo by APEX/MEGA/GC Images) (2020 MEGA)Who: The other star of Netflix’s irresistible “Tiger King." What you’ll need: Your hair pulled back in a bun, glasses, a judge’s robe and a fancy white collar. What you’ll need: A banana costume and a loaf of bread to carry around. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Who: A video conferencing program that became very popular once the pandemic started in early 2020. What you’ll need: A piece of cardboard cut with a whole in the middle to look like a screen.
A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs
FILE - Pharrell Williams attends the world premiere of "The Black Godfather," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns. Williams sent a cease-and-desist letter after his song Happy" was played at a Trump rally in 2018. He was especially angered that the event was hours after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
A look at artists who've objected to Trump using their songs
Dozens of artists have objected to Donald Trump using their music in his two presidential campaigns. Williams sent a cease-and-desist letter after his song Happy" was played at a Trump rally in 2018. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)From classic American rockers to British artists to the estates of late legends, here's a look at some of the musicians who have objected to Donald Trump using their songs at campaign events. JOHN FOGERTY, PHIL COLLINS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEENSome classic rockers say not only do they oppose Trump using their music, the choice of songs is ironic or downright wrong. Eddy Grant sued Trump in September over the use of his 1980s hit “Electric Avenue” in a Trump campaign animated video that mocked his opponent Joe Biden.
Inside Adele's Transformation: What She's Said About Her Healthier Lifestyle
Through all this, the GRAMMY winner has undergone a physical transformation, drastically changing her lifestyle after having voice surgery in 2011 and giving birth to her son, Angelo, a year later. Adele has been candid about how she's evolved over the years, revealing which habits she's dropped and which ones she's taken on to feel healthier. She was also exercising to "get in shape for myself, but not to be a size zero or anything like that." "Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so Im so conscious when Im lifting weights not to let them burst in my face. And if I dont tour, youll catch me back down at the Chinese [restaurant]!"
Adele Stuns in Velvet Gown at Drake's 33rd Birthday Party
While it was Drake's birthday party on Wednesday, it was the 31-year-old singer who was turning heads. The pop star wore an off-the-shoulder black velvet gown that showcased her slender figure thanks to a chunky belt around her waist. There had been talk that Adele was going to be collaborating with Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, but those rumors have since been shot down. Music or no music, one thing is for sure and that's Adele is looking better than ever! "This is 31...thank f**king god," Adele -- who split from husband Simon Konecki in April -- said in a message posted on her birthday.
Nicki Minaj made up story about collaborating with Adele
(CNN) - Nicki Minaj has some imagination. After saying she was collaborating on a song and a video with Adele, it turns out she made the whole thing up. The "Monster" rapper told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday that she was working with Adele on a song, adding that she was super excited about the two hooking up. "Adele made me swear to secrecy that I'm not allowed to tell anyone that I'm working with her," Minaj said. "Omg guys," Minaj tweeted Wednesday with laughing emojis, "I thought everyone could clearly see I was being sarcastic."
Nicki Minaj, Adele collaborating on song
(CNN) - Nicki Minaj has revealed she and Adele have teamed up on a song. "Yes and yes, yes and yes, wooo hoo!" Minaj told "Entertainment Tonight" when asked if she and Adele were working on anything or considering collaborating in the near future. "But Adele made me swear to secrecy that I'm not allowed to tell anyone that I'm working with her. Minaj didn't share any more information about the song or video, but the collaboration could be part of Adele's upcoming album.
Nicki Minaj Reveals New Adele Collaboration: 'It's an Epic Song!' (Exclusive)
Are you ready for the amazing greatness of a team-up between Nicki Minaj and Adele? "Yes and yes, yes and yes, wooo hoo!" Minaj gleefully exclaimed after being asked if she and Adele were working on anything -- or even considering collaborating -- in the near future. "But Adele made me swear to secrecy that I'm not allowed to tell anyone that I'm working with her. The collaboration is no-doubt exciting for Adele as well, who has been an outspoken fan of Minaj for some time.
Is an Adele and Beyonc duet on the way?
Hold on, because we are approaching news that Adele and Beyonc have collaborated on a song with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin with lots of skepticism. "We have one song featuring Beyonc and Adele with a Chris Martin piano solo on the bridge," Tedder said. Adele said she couldn't possibly accept the award, which Beyonc was also up for. But my artist of my life is Beyonc," Adele said tearfully. For the record, Tedder worked on the "25" album and shared in that award.
Beyonce and Adele Are Finally Collaborating on a Song, Says OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder
While speaking about his band's upcoming album at the Global Citizen's Festival over the weekend, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder revealed that fans can expect a song featuring Beyonce, Adele and Chris Martin on the group's album, Human, which is due out next year. "We have one song featuring Beyonce and Adele with a Chris Martin piano solo in the bridge," he told Z100 New York of the pop singers and Coldplay frontman. While none of the performers Tedder mentioned have confirmed their involvement, the OneRepublic singer has written for both Adele and Beyonce, penning the lyrics to "Rumour Has It," "Turning Tables," "Halo," "XO" and more. "The artist of my life is Beyonce and this album for me, the Lemonade album, is just so monumental," Adele said in part during the award show. Beyonce tearfully returned the love from her front-row seat, mouthing back to Adele, "I love you, thank you.
Adele Officially Files for Divorce From Husband Simon Konecki
Adele is officially parting ways with Simon Konecki. The 31-year-old GRAMMY-winning artist and Konecki called it quits earlier this year, and Adele's reps confirmed the separation to ET in April. "Adele and her partner have separated," her reps said in a statement given to TheAssociated Press at the time. Meanwhile, a couple weeks after confirming her separation, Adele posted an empowering message to her Instagram, with a side-by-side post of two photos. RELATED CONTENT:Adele Splits From Husband Simon KoneckiAdele Gives Us a Glimpse at Her Favorite Summer 2019 Moments After Simon Konecki SplitAdele Teases New Music in First Statement Since Split From Husband Simon Konecki
14-Year-Old Bitten by Mosquito Contracts Rare Illness
A mosquito bite has left a 14-year-old extremely sick after she developed a rare mosquito-borne disease. Since her diagnosis, the Michigan native has been put on a ventilator and can no longer communicate, according to a Facebook page created by her mother. Her brain is trying to heal itself and she cant do anything until that happens, Kerri Dooley, Savannahs mother, told WOOD-TV. Dooley also told the station that Savannahs symptoms started as just a headache but quickly progressed. Savannah's family has set up a Facebook page to give updates about her condition.
Adele Gives Us a Glimpse at Her Favorite Summer 2019 Moments After Simon Konecki Split
On Sunday, the hit-making songstress shared a number of photos on Instagram showcasing some highlights from her adventures in recent months. In another, she is playfully flexing her bicep while standing on some rocks in a lush, green forest. The songstress has largely kept out of the spotlight since news broke in April that she and husband Simon Konecki had parted ways. In July, she was spied holding hands with a male friend while heading to a Celine Dion concert in London. RELATED CONTENT:Adele Spotted Holding Hands With Male Friend at London ConcertAdele Was Her Truest Self at Spice Girls Reunion Concert: See Her Laugh, Cry and Meet the GroupAdele Impresses Partygoers By Slaying Nicki Minaj's 'Monster' Verse -- Watch