Jay-Z makes peace with Grammys as he is honored at Clive Davis party

NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the night before the Grammy awards, Jay-Z took the stage at a New York dinner attended by music industry titans to discuss his complex relationship with music’s highest honors, where the odds are historically stacked against hip-hop artists winning top accolades. Jay-Z, who was honored by the Recording Academy at […]

Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on an earlier film, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday. Affleck, 42, who won the best actor Oscar last year for his performance in the […]

'Three Billboards' biggest winner at female-flavored SAG awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood. The Fox Searchlight film about a furious woman seeking justice for the murder of […]

Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to “multisystem organ failure” brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday. The coroner’s office attributed Petty’s death at the age of 66 to a “mixed toxicity” of fentanyl, oxycodone, generic Restoril, generic […]

Death of Cranberries star O'Riordan not suspicious – police

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O‘Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s most successful artists. O‘Riordan, 46, was found dead in a London hotel on Monday morning during a recording trip to London ahead of a […]

Taylor Swift Warned by Cops to Beware of Gun-Seeking 'Boyfriend'

Taylor Swift Warned by Cops to Beware of Gun-Seeking 'Boyfriend'

Taylor SwiftWarned By Cops Beware of Gun-Seeking ‘Boyfriend’ 1/14/2018 1:00 AM PST EXCLUSIVE Taylor Swift could have another obsessed fan on her hands — because a 58-year-old man is claiming he’s her boyfriend and needs a gun to protect her … this according to cops. Law enforcement sources in New Hampshire tell TMZ … a guy […]

Director Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of color for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favored newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg. “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig was among four first-time nominees announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), one of the most influential […]

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