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.
Wine spat: Italy heir accuses Sting of slander, flat apology
The heir of a late duke who sold Sting his Tuscan winery 25 years ago says the singer has hit a flat note with a lame apology for comments the family deems slanderous. Sting told the weekly magazine “Sette” on Aug. 13 that he was persuaded into buying the Palagio winery near Florence in 1997 after tasting an “excellent” glass of red wine offered by the owner, Simone Vincenzo Velluti Zati di San Clemente. The singer, however, said it later turned out that the wine was a Barolo from Italy's Piedmont region, and not a local Tuscan Chianti at all.news.yahoo.com
Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis
Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Dubbed "an act of cultural resilience," the concert aims to send a message of unity and hope to the world amid the coronavirus pandemic and an unprecedented economic and financial crisis in Lebanon. For the first time since the Baalbek International Festival was launched in 1956, this year's concert is being held without an audience, in line with strict COVID-19 guidelines. Lebanese watching the 55-minute show at home posted nostalgic sentiments on social media about bygone days that have been replaced by an economic crisis and growing poverty and hunger. Lebanon is being shaken by a severe economic and financial crisis, made worse in recent months by the coronavirus and lockdown restrictions.
Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety
Martin released an EP Thursday, May 28, called "Pausa." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW YORK The world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety. I had never suffered from anxiety, and I left home when I was 12 (to join boy-band Menudo). The initial idea was to release a whole album that he had previously been working on for months, but Martin felt that the rhythms were not the most appropriate for the moment. I can be recording and literally see in my laptop the movement he is making in his console table in New York, Martin said.
Sting headlines virtual 'Space Songs' concert by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum tonight!
Sting, space and music will collide online tonight (April 30) when the rock icon headlines a free virtual concert "Space Songs: Through the Distance" for the Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumTested's Adam Savage, whom fans will remember from his role on the iconic television series "Mythbusters," will host the free, virtual concert. Space Songs: Through the Distance," hosted by Tested's Adam Savage, will feature performances from a number of beloved musicians. "Space Songs" is being produced by the museum in collaboration with Grammy award-winning graphic designer and art director Lawrence Azerrad and BYT (Brightest Young Things) media. So, if you're a space fan looking to get inspired and jam along to some incredible musicians, be sure to tune in tomorrow night for "Space Songs." Visit Space.com Thursday for a live simulcast of "Space Songs" from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.space.com
Ben Affleck wins humanitarian prize
Ben Affleck wins humanitarian prize Ben Affleck will be awarded the People's Choice Award for favorite humanitarian at Wednesday night's award show. Also, Sting's Broadway musical "The Last Ship" will close later this month. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment headlines.cbsnews.com
Sting extends run on Broadway musical "The Last Ship"
Sting extends run on Broadway musical "The Last Ship" Sting is staying on the cast of his Broadway show "The Last Ship" for an extra two weeks, through Jan. 24. Also, "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" premiered in New York City on Thursday night. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com
Kennedy Center Honors celebrate cultural impact
Kennedy Center Honors celebrate cultural impact Every year, the Kennedy Center Honors highlight American artists and entertainers. President Obama and thousands of guests gathered to celebrate this year's honorees: actors Tom Hanks and Lily Tomlin, singers Al Green and Sting, and ballerina Patricia McBride. Charlie Rose reports.cbsnews.com
Tom Hanks, Sting headline Kennedy Center honorees
Tom Hanks, Sting headline Kennedy Center honorees The Kennedy Center picks its newest nominees including Sting, Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Al Green, who all will attend a reception at the White House. Also, Ray Liotta plays a preacher in the new film, "The Identical." Suzanne Marques reports in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com