Kanye West drops out of Coachella

CNN — Kanye West has backed out of headlining Coachella, a source close to the artist confirmed to CNN Monday. West, who now goes by Ye, had been set to be one of the headliners of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival along with Billie Eilish and Harry Styles. The source said that West … Read more

Grammys winners 2022: The full list

CNN — The 2022 Grammy Awards were presented on Sunday. A list of nominees in several major categories follows below, with winners indicated in bold. You can see the full list of nominees and winners in more than 80 categories here. “I Still Have Faith In You,” ABBA “Freedom,” Jon Batiste “I Get A Kick … Read more

Denzel Washington speaks publicly about Will Smith Oscar slap

CNN — Denzel Washington spoke publicly about his interaction with Will Smith on Oscar night and what happened after Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage. Washington was a guest and speaker at Bishop TD Jakes’ leadership summit on Saturday. During the two-hour discussion about faith and his award-winning acting career, Washington was asked about the … Read more

Grammys live: Olivia Rodrigo wins first Grammy Award

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th annual Grammy Awardsbeing presented Sunday in Las Vegas (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Olivia Rodrigo has won her first career Grammy in what could be the beginning of a big night. The 19-year-old won the award Sunday for best pop solo performance for her viral hit … Read more

Blue Origin launch today: Six people to join supersonic, suborbital space tourism flight

new York CNN Business — Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is slated to launch its fourth space tourism mission today as the company continues its mission to make high-speed flights to the edge of space a mainstay of pop culture. The six passengers, which include a Blue Origin engineer and five paying customers, are slated to … Read more

Chris Rock’s 1st show since Will Smith slapped him begins

BOSTON (AP) — Comedian Chris Rock is performing in public Wednesday for the first time since Oscar-winning actor Will Smith slapped him for a joke about Smith’s wife during the Academy Awards show. The nighttime performance in Boston comes just three days after Smith slapped Rock on the Oscars stagestunning the crowd at the 94th … Read more

Oscar ratings bounce back from historic lows last year

new York CNN Business — The 94th Academy Awards featured one of the most shocking moments in the show’s long history. It also included a significant ratings bump for ABC. The show drew an average of 15.3 million viewers for ABC on Sunday, according to early Nielsen numbers. That’s a 56% increase from last year’s … Read more

‘CODA’ actor Troy Kotsur’s moving Oscar win brings audience to their feet with silent applause

CNN — Troy Kotsur made history at the 2022 Oscars, becoming the first deaf performer to win an Academy Award in the best supporting actor category for his role in “CODA.” His co-star in the film, Marlee Matlin, became the first deaf actor to ever win an Oscar when she won for best actress in … Read more

Will Smith, Chris Rock involved in Oscars confrontation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Will Smith marched onto the Oscars stage and smacked Chris Rock, the unpredictable moment served as a jarring interruption to Hollywood’s feel-good celebration. But once Smith returned moments later to accept his first-ever Academy Award, he delivered a tearful apology for an act sure to overshadow his milestone achievement. He … Read more

Jessica Chastain, Saniyya Sidney beam on Oscars red carpet

By LEANNE ITALY March 28, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-oscars-entertainment-business-lifestyle-fcc066744632ebbccf87d352944f127d NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Chastain hits the Oscars red carpet in a purple and copper sparkle gown, while the 15-year-old Saniyya Sidney twirled and beamed in a floral-adorned princess look and her “King Richard” castmate Demi Singleton reads up in soft purple Sunday. Chastain’s Gucci ombre … Read more