New this week: Mariah Carey special, 'Maverick,' 'Best Man'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Mariah Carey in concert on CBS singing Christmas songs, a free stream of the beloved 1965 animated special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and megahit "Top Gun: Maverick” lands on Paramount+ on Thursday.
Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame
After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women.
New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'
This combination of photos shows key art for "The Runaway Bunny," premiering March 25 on HBO Max, left, "Tina," a documentary about Tina Turner premiering March 27 on HBO Max, center, and "City on a Hill," a new series premiering March 28 on Showtime. He has grasped, at least for a proud man like Anthony, how one’s ego keeps fighting a battle it doesn’t know is already lost.”Ad— In Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's revealing documentary “Tina,” Tina Turner surveys her tumultuous and extraordinary life. The film, which debuts Saturday on HBO and HBO Max, includes intimate interviews with the 81-year-old “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll," along with previously unseen footage, audio tapes and personal photos. The piercing Romanian documentary “Collective” was nominated for both best documentary and best international film — something only one previous film ( "Honeyland," in 2020) — has ever managed to do. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album features gospel hymns important to the "American Idol" winner.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Delivery-only restaurant brands see pandemic-fueled growth
Delivery-only brands — cooked in another brand's kitchen and often delivered by third parties like Uber Eats — were proliferating even before the pandemic. But over the last year, delivery-only brands have seen explosive growth as the pandemic made delivery a more popular option. On Wednesday, Applebee’s is launching Cosmic Wings, a delivery-only brand that specializes in chicken wings and Cheetos-flavored dipping sauce. Grubhub and DoorDash won’t say how many delivery-only brands are on their platforms. In some cases, delivery-only brands have become big businesses of their own.
A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart
(Apple TV+ via AP)NEW YORK – Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10. Other holiday songs in the Top 10 include Dean Martin's “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” at No. Some acts have multiple holiday songs on the chart, including Bing Crosby, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Perry Como and Carrie Underwood. Here's a full list of the 39 holiday songs on this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart:— No. 8, Dean Martin, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”— No.
Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year
(NBC/Apple/HBO Max/Netflix/Disney + via AP)LOS ANGELES – Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers. HOLIDAY HARMONY— “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood,” now streaming on HBO Max. — “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” Dec. 4, Apple TV+. Music, dancing, animation and surprise guest stars help create what the streaming service promises to be a heartwarming journey with the pop star. Dolly Parton sings hymns, holiday pop classics and tunes from her new album, and shares personal and faith-based Christmas memories.
All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special
NEW YORK – Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu. 1 hits really going to sweat over a hot stove? “Magical Christmas Special” is another example of diverse, family-friendly holiday programming that hasn’t always been allotted by Hollywood. “As a kid, if I had to select one holiday, of course I’m going with Christmas. And while the pandemic has halted a number of projects, 2020 has been busy for Carey: In September she released her candid memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” which debuted at No.
New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes
Because live shows aren’t really a thing in 2020, she’s launching a holiday TV special on Apple TV+ on Friday. “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” will includes a mix of musical performances and dancing with amination. — Shawn Mendes released his debut album in 2015 and he’s dropping his fourth effort Friday. Along with the album is the Netflix documentary called “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder,” which is available for streaming and follows Mendes’ rise and journey over the last few years. — Christmas came early when Carrie Underwood released her first holiday album in September, and on Thursday she’ll debut a musical TV special to accompany the album.
Al Pacino, Tina Fey to appear in 'Heroes of New York' lineup
NEW YORK – Al Pacino, Tina Fey and Eli Manning will join a star-studded lineup to celebrate the selfless acts of New Yorkers. Robin Hood and iHeartRadio announced a collaboration Thursday to present “Heroes of New York,” which will air Dec. 1 on television and radio stations in New York. The show will feature musical performances from Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett and Andra Day. Carey will perform a medley, Bennett will sing “Smile” and Day will perform “Silent Night.”Other special guests include Jon Stewart, Kevin Bacon, Mariano Rivera, Michael Strahan, Ryan Seacrest and Tracy Morgan. In May, the New York-based poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood, and iHeartMedia held the “Rise Up New York!” telethon.
New this week: Mariah Carey, Gloria Steinem & 'South Park'
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— "The Glorias ": Julie Taymor's film, based on Gloria Steinem's 2015 book “My Life on the Road,” is a biopic with verve and flair. Johnson's latest, premiering Friday on Netflix, is a playful eulogy to her father as she slowly loses him to dementia. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— If laughter is good medicine, then it’s “South Park” to the rescue. Meanwhile, Randy deals with his alleged role in the viral outbreak that has the town of South Park on defense.
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.
AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta
(Republic Records via AP)NEW YORK, NY – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:1. A nomination — or eight — isn’t necessary for any real music fan to realize how outstanding, soulful and poignant Lennox’s debut album is. Lennox’s “Shea Butter Baby” is the best album of the year, no matter if awards shows think differently, including you, the Soul Train Music Awards. Summer Walker, “Over It”: Summer Walker’s debut album is perfect, as she spits matter-of-fact lyrics over some beats that borrow from classic ‘90s R&B hits including Usher, Destiny’s Child and 702. But even when she’s not sampling a song, Walker can hold her own, delivering a flawless album that’s easy to obsess over.
Jonas Brothers Announce New Original Holiday Song 'Like It's Christmas'
On Monday, the Jonas Brothers announced that, this upcoming holiday season, they will be providing a festive seasonal song for fans to enjoy well into the new year. "Mariah Carey has given the world the green light, so the holiday season has begun!!! Video of the incident made its way online and the individual touching the crooner was denounced by Jonas Brothers fans everywhere. See more on the Jonas Brothers below. RELATED CONTENT: 'Midway' Stars Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas on 'the Greatest Military Comeback Story in History' (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartNick Jonas Groped During Jonas Brothers Concert -- Fans Call Out 'Disrespectful' BehaviorOlivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli Spotted at Jonas Brothers Concert Following USC Exit: Exclusive DetailsNick Jonas Celebrates Priyanka Chopra on Hindu Holiday Karva Chauth: 'I Love and Admire Her So Much'
Goodbye Halloween, Hello Christmas Advertising!
Mariah Carey woke up Friday and sang that song, so you know it's the beginning of Christmas season. The diva posted a video of herself waking up on Nov. 1 and answering a call from Santa, and so begins the seemingly nonstop advertising for holiday spending deals. If you're in New York City, you can treat yourself to the newly opened, seven-floor monolith that is Nordstrom's cathedral to consumerism near Columbus Circle. The high-end department store offers tailoring while you wait, personal shoppers, four restaurants, a beauty salon and two bars. RELATED STORIESSuspect Arrested Nearly 40 Years After Teen's Brutal Murder While Christmas ShoppingHere's How to Save Time and Money During Last-Minute Christmas ShoppingA Toddler Found a Bag of Crystal Meth While Christmas Shopping With Mom at Walmart
Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' celebrates 25 years
Mariah Carey performs at the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on Dec. 31, 2017, in New York City. (CNN) - Try to read this story and not hear the song in your head. If you aren't hearing "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey in your mind, you shall soon hear it everywhere else. The song celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and even Carey is excited. "Kicking off the festivities with a brand new video cut for All I Want For Christmas Is You (Unreleased Video Footage," Carey wrote in the caption.
Millie Bobby Brown Channels Lady Gaga and Sings 'Shallow' in the Water
Millie Bobby Brown is having a little fun with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's smash hit, "Shallow." Meanwhile, on Thursday, Mariah Carey revealed that her adorable 8-year-old son, Moroccan, is a huge fan of the British actress. Carey shared a photo of Moroccan doing his best Stranger Things pose while rocking a skeleton costume. "My son is obsessed with Millie Bobby Brown... can someone please ask her to call him ," she tweeted. Millie Bobby Brown Apologizes After Skincare Video Angers FansHarry Styles and Millie Bobby Brown Jam Out Together at Ariana Grande Concert
Mariah Carey Addresses Rumors She's on 'The Masked Singer' (Exclusive)
Mariah Carey has a message for everyone who suspects she might be on this season of The Masked Singer. Some viewers of the Fox singing competition show have been speculating as to whether the 49-year-old powerhouse singer is in the flower costume this season -- and if Nick Cannon, her ex-husband and host of The Masked Singer, knows about it. ET's Lauren Zima was sure to ask Carey about the rumors when she spoke to her on Friday at Variety's 2019 Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, California. While she kept her answer brief about The Masked Singer, Carey was much more open to talking about her upcoming memoir. As for being recognized at Variety's 2019 Power of Women, she said modestly, "I don't often think of myself that way but I was very honored."
Mariah Carey Talks About Her Own #MeToo Moment, Praises Women Who Have 'Paved the Way'
Few women are as empowered and confident as Mariah Carey. 1 hits, but along the way, she's faced the same adversity that other women in the music industry have dealt with for decades. "Oftentimes we're taught not to be very expressive about our feelings as women because it's a turnoff, and you know what, I don't really care. Describing the experience as "the best," Carey adds, "I think camaraderie with women you respect is a huge deal." For more Carey content, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Mariah Carey Announces All I Want for Christmas 25th Anniversary Holiday TourNick Jonas on Mariah Carey Jokingly Saying She's 'Starting a New Band' With Him & Priyanka Chopra (Exclusive)Hillary Clinton Responds After Mariah Carey Refers to Her as 'President'
Mariah Carey Announces All I Want for Christmas 25th Anniversary Holiday Tour
The Queen of Christmas music has just announced a Christmas tour! Mariah Carey is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her debut Christmas record, Merry Christmas, by hitting the road on a limited engagement holiday tour. Celebrate the holidays with me on my All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, Carey wrote on Instagram on Monday. The Christmas fun will kick off on Nov. 1, when the songstress re-releases Merry Christmas as a 2-CD deluxe anniversary edition. Come December, the show will move east, with Careys tour stops including Atlantic City, Washington D.C., Uncasville, Boston and New York.
Nick Jonas Reacts to JAY-Z Rocking Out to 'Year 3000' at Jonas Brothers Concert (Exclusive
The internet can't get enough of JAY-Z rocking out to the Jonas Brothers at their Madison Square Garden concert on Thursday night -- and neither can Nick Jonas! I'm a Roc Nation artist, we are Roc Nation's artists," Jonas explained. It was Jay bopping his head to the Jonas Brothers' 2006 hit, "Year 3000," however, that really had fans going wild. "The fact that he was there supporting during 'Year 3000' is kind of a scenario I never thought would happen," Jonas confessed. The music mogul spent some time with Jonas' wife, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, during the show, but afterward, she and the Jonas family headed out to support her husband's tequila launch.
Nick Jonas on Mariah Carey Jokingly Saying She's 'Starting a New Band' With Him &
Nick Jonas is totally down for starting a new group with wife Priyanka Chopra and Mariah Carey! We caught up with Nick Jonas in New York City on Thursday, after the Jonas Brothers rocked out Madison Square Garden, and the singer told ET's Keltie Knight that he's "for it" too. Nick Jonas also shared his thoughts on having JAY-Z at the show. Nick Jonas went on to reveal that his wife Priyanka is a fan of their new tequila too. Priyanka Chopra Photoshops Herself Into Awkward VMAs Moment With Husband Nick JonasPriyanka Chopra Reacts to the Internet's Fascination With Husband Nick Jonas' Vacation BodPriyanka Chopra on Beauty Standards and Life With Husband Nick Jonas | Beautycon (Exclusive)
Hillary Clinton Responds After Mariah Carey Refers to Her as 'President'
On Monday evening, Mariah Carey was excited to share with her social media followers that she had hung out with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, during Barbra Streisands concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. "An honor to meet President Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton!" An honor to meet President Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton! https://t.co/a2W7JPwv1M Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 6, 2019Upon seeing the message, Hillary returned the compliment, commenting: "The honor is ours; its not every day you meet a queen." In addition to showering praise on Hillary, Mariah also posted a pic with Barbra, writing: "A LEGEND.
Mariah Carey Writes and Records the Theme Song for mixed-ish
Mariah Carey has written, produced and recorded the theme song for the new black-ish spin-off, mixed-ish. The song, entitled, In the Mix, will debut on the shows series premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Calling herself a fan of black-ish, Carey notes that her background led her to want to be involved in the mixed-ish theme song. Mixed-ish premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. RELATED CONTENT:Tika Sumpter Dishes on New 'Black-ish' Spinoff (Exclusive)Mariah Carey Congratulates Lil Nas X on Beating Her Billboard Hot 100 Chart RecordMariah Carey Calls Herself a 'Prude,' Says She's 'Only Been with 5 People in My Life'
Mariah Carey Congratulates Lil Nas X on Beating Her Billboard Hot 100 Chart Record
Mariah Carey is happily handing over the chart-reigning torch to Lil Nas X! https://t.co/zUT1f3IzEcpic.twitter.com/0aImKtzpXc Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 30, 2019Big congrats to @LilNasX, but wanted to highlight the magic of @MariahCarey's "One Sweet Day" with this thread. Earlier in the day, Nas posted about the charting milestone on his Instagram. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Makes History as 'Old Town Road' Becomes Longest Running No. 1 Single EverLil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'Lil Nas X Says He's 'Not Angry' Following Backlash After Coming Out as Gay
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Mariah Carey Calls Herself a 'Prude,' Says She's 'Only Been with 5 People in My
Mariah Carey is opening up like never before. "I haven't had that many, but there has been a variety pack," she says of the men she's dated. "Ive only been with five people in my life, so Im kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field." Jason Kim for CosmopolitanWatch the video below for more on Carey. RELATED CONTENT:Mariah Carey Just Won the Bottle Cap Challenge With This Secret WeaponNick Cannon Jokes About Trying to Entertain His Kids After They Return From Mariah Carey's Tour (Exclusive)Mariah Carey Has Girls Night With Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss
Mariah Carey Just Won the Bottle Cap Challenge With This Secret Weapon
Mariah Carey just shared her very own spin on the Bottle Cap Challenge. On Sunday morning, the Elusive Chanteuse posted a video of herself standing in front of a wine bottle with a screw-off top. Next, like thousands of others, she acted as though she was about the kick the cap off with picture-perfect precision. Although the 49-year-old songstress is just the latest celeb to participate in the Bottle Cap Challenge, her post is arguably one of the most original to come along. See more clips of celebs trying their hand at the Bottle Cap Challenge below.