New this week: 'Me Time,' DJ Khaled and Sylvester Stallone
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from DJ Khaled and his celebrity pals, an HBO documentary about the unending toll Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans' children and a film starring Sylvester Stallone as an aged superhero.
BTS, Lady Gaga win top awards at MTV Europe Music Awards
FILE - Korean pop band BTS attends the 2019 Variety's Hitmakers Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2019. The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for Dynamite and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
BTS, Lady Gaga win top awards at MTV Europe Music Awards
The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for Dynamite and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)The South Korean pop group BTS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday night, while Lady Gaga took the best artist prize. Coldplay won best rock, Haley Williams got best alternative and Little Mix was named best pop. And the best Latin award went to Karol G, who also won best collaboration for “Tusa” featuring Nicki Minaj. David Guetta, who won best electronic, also performed at the show from a stage in Budapest.
Rihanna on new album: 'I just want to have fun with music'
FILE - Singer and fashion designer Rihanna attends the "Rihanna" book launch event in New York on Oct. 11, 2019. It's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – It's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music. And with the music, I’m using that as my outlet." But I love challenges so, you know, I’m gonna get it done.”______AP Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu contributed to this report.
Roc Nation partners with Brooklyns LIU to launch new school
NEW YORK Jay-Zs Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyns Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. Roc Nation Sports was founded in 2013 and has worked with many athletes as well as the NBA, MLB and NFL, even co-producing this years Emmy-nominated halftime show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management. The school will also offer resources to high school students and those younger: Starting in spring 2021, the school will launch summer residential camps for high schoolers and Saturday programs for students ages 10-18 that focus on music and sports management.
BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists went political
The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers, including George Floyd. The BET Awards kicked off with Black artists rapping and singing anthems about the Black experience and fighting for equal rights. Nipsey’s family, we love you.”The BET Awards, one of the first awards shows to air virtually, featured performances that were sharp with artsy stage production, giving extra life to the songs being performed. “I used to watch the BET Awards all the time thinking, ‘One day that’s going to be me going up there accepting my award’ — and now it is.”Though the BET Awards are technically about handing out trophies, the awards were an afterthought. Beyoncé won the BET HER award for “Brown Skin Girl,” shared with daughter Blue Ivy Carter as well as Wizkid and Saint JHN.
Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. Last year’s Grammys marked the first time a hip-hop song was awarded song and record of the year when Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” achieved the feat. “You’re in the music industry.
'Vampire Diaries' Star Matthew Davis Expecting a Baby Girl With Wife Kiley Casciano
The Vampire Diaries and Legacies star is expecting a baby girl with his wife, Kiley Casciano, the couple announced on Instagram on Monday. Casciano posted a pic of two other sweet baby shirts and confirmed they're expecting daughter. RELATED CONTENT:'Jane the Virgin' Star Yael Grobglas Is Pregnant With Her First Child: Pics! Carson Daly Shocks 'Today' Co-Hosts by Announcing His Wife Is Pregnant With Baby No. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Teddi Mellencamp Is Pregnant With Her Third Child
Rihanna Is a Regal Queen at the 2019 Diamond Ball -- See the Night's Most Stunning Looks!
Rihanna was a vision at her fifth annual Diamond Ball, benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Thursday. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Diamond BallModel Karlie Kloss was the epitome of sophistication in black gown with a plunging neckline. Created in 2014, the Diamond Ball supports the Clara Lionel Foundation, named after the singer's grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. RELATED CONTENT:Rihanna On Why the Super Bowl Halftime Is Not on Her RadarRihanna Puts on a Spectacle for Star-Studded Savage X Fenty Fashion Show: Pics! Gigi Hadid, Normani & More Rock Lingerie at Rihanna's Savage x Fenty NYFW Show -- See the Red Carpet Looks
DJ Khaled Announces He's Expecting Baby No. 2 With Wife Nicole Tuck
The 43-year-old hitmaker announced on Thursday that he and his wife, Nicole Tuck, are expecting their second child together, a baby boy. Khaled shared a video of Tuck getting an ultrasound on Instagram, while he and Asahd look on. In the caption of the sweet video, Khaled says he's feeling more "inspired than ever." After that blessing I released some of my biggest albums to date (Grateful and Father Of Asahd) inspired by his greatness. Watch the video below for more:RELATED CONTENT:DJ Khaled Pays Tribute to Nipsey Hussle With 'SNL' PerformanceDJ Khaled Honors Nipsey Hussle in New 'Higher' Music Video Featuring the Late Rapper & John LegendDJ Khaled Shares the Sweet Reason He Chose to Host the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (Exclusive)
DJ Khaled Remembers Working With 'King' Nipsey Hussle at 2019 MTV VMAs (Exclusive)
DJ Khaled is forever "grateful" to have worked with the late Nipsey Hussle. We gonna get nominated,'" Khaled said, adding, "I'm just grateful for the nomination and grateful to work with the king, Nip." Khaled had previously paid tribute to Hussle during his Saturday Night Live performance in May. RELATED CONTENT:2019 MTV VMAs: Normani Recreates Steamy 'Motivation' Music Video Live On Stage -- Live Updates! Brandon Lee on Miley Cyrus Possibly Joining 'The Hills: New Beginnings' (Exclusive)Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter Spotted at MTV VMAs Together Following Singer's Split From Liam Hemsworth