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Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Pledge 99 Percent of Shares to Charity

"We want to do what we can," couple says of lifetime donation currently worth around $45 billion

In an open letter to their newborn daughter Max, Facebook co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, pledged to donate 99 percent of their shares in the …

Personalized Learning

Morrissey Likens TSA to ISIS: 'TSA Stands for Thorough Sexual Assault'

"If you are traveling through San Francisco International Airport, you must be ready for a full sexual attack by people who claim to have your interests at heart," singer writes

Months after Morrissey claimed to have been sexually assaulted by TSA employees at San Francisco International Airport, …


Watch the Mountain From ‘Game of Thrones’ Set World Keg-Tossing Record

Hafthor Bjornsson breaks his own world record by tossing a 33-pound keg nearly 25 feet in the air. Why? Why not

As if his back-to-back wins in the Europe's Strongest Man competition did not already clue you in to this fact, here's your daily reminder that Hafthor Bjornsson – better known to Game of

World Records

Flashback: Hear Reba's Poignant 'John' Address AIDS Crisis

1994 single "She Thinks His Name Was John" spurred discussion in country community

In 1988, the World Health Organization designated December 1st as first World AIDS Day. Just six years later in 1994, AIDS was the leading cause of death for all Americans aged 25 to 44. That same year viewers were …

Billy Ray Cyrus

Chris Martin on Paris Attacks: 'I Don't Want to Give Up Hope'

"It's so easy to get despondent and despairing about things in the world," singer says

Coldplay singer Chris Martin said that when he learned of the terrorist attacks on Paris last month – shortly before taking the stage at his own band's concert in Los Angeles – he struggled with how to address it. …

Charlie Hebdo

John Legend Employs Actual Star Sounds for New Song

Beatific holiday track "Under the Stars" features unique sonic frequencies of four stars in the universe

John Legend has teamed up with the literal cosmos for a new holiday song, "Under the Stars," which features the unique sonic frequencies of four stars in the universe.

The ethereal pulses, rings …

John Legend

Watch Carrie Underwood's Enchanted 'Heartbeat' Video

Singer goes deep into a moonlit forest for ethereal fairytale clip

Opening with a bass-thumping beat that pulses as the camera moves through desolate woods at twilight, the new video for Carrie Underwood's second single "Heartbeat" lives up to its title.

The tune details the pleasures of finding a …

Carrie Underwood

Rare Freddie Mercury Vocals Anchor Hypnotizing New Charity Single

"Little Freddie Goes to School," produced by Irish composer Stuart Leathem, features vocals from "When This Old Tired Body Wants to Sing" and "The Golden Boy"

Rare Freddie Mercury vocal tracks recorded during the late singer's original Barcelona sessions anchor a stirring new song, "Little Freddie …


See the Trailer for the Hank Williams Biopic 'I Saw the Light'

Clip provides the most revealing look yet at Tom Hiddleston as the country-music pioneer

How can a British actor, best known for his role in The Avengers, be fit to play the legendary father of contemporary country music, Hank Williams? It's a question that's been tossed around since the biopic went …

Hank Williams

Melvins, Napalm Death Plot Spring 'Savage Imperial Death March' Tour

Death-metal group promises "musical madness" on North American trek, which also features Melt Banana and runs from March to May

The Melvins and Napalm Death will tour North America with Melt Banana next spring on what they've dubbed their "Savage Imperial Death March" tour.

"We have been talking …


Watch Julianne Moore Act for Tips in 'Billy on the Street' Clip

Oscar-winning actress acts out famous crying scenes for Times Square tourists in hilarious segment

Nobody enjoys accosting people on the streets of New York City more than Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner — except, of course, for the costumed characters in Times Square who hit up tourists for …

Julianne Moore

Flashback: Neil Young Joins R.E.M. On Stunning 'Country Feedback'

The artists teamed up for an acoustic performance at Young's 1998 Bridge School Benefit

R.E.M. and Neil Young are both prolific collaborators, so when the alt-rock stars played an acoustic set at Young's annual benefit concert for Northern California's Bridge School in 1998, it was inevitable that …

Neil Young

Dave Grohl, Animal Hit the Skins in Epic 'Muppets' Drum Battle

Foo Fighter guest stars on ABC show alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Dave Grohl has overcome countless obstacles throughout his storied career — not even a slippery stage in Sweden could keep the Foo Fighter from shredding — but the musician finally met his match on ABC's The Muppets, where he faced …

Dave Grohl

See Nina Simone Talk Martin Luther King, Black Pride in Rare Interview

"It's a good time for black people to be alive," singer says in 1968 interview, which PBS has newly animated

Nina Simone discussed black rights and the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in July 1968, a few months after his assassination, in an interview for Italian radio. PBS recently rediscovered the …


10 Best Adele Covers by Country Artists

From Little Big Town's harmony-rich "Rolling in the Deep" to Sugarland and Adele's epic "Chasing Pavements"

With Adele's 25 officially the biggest album of 2015 — and the first album ever to sell more than three million copies in one week — it's worth pointing out that country artists have been hip …


The Avett Brothers Announce Major Market Tour

Eclectic roots-music group will hit Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philly

The Avett Brothers recently announced that the fourth installment in their live album series, Live, Vol. 4, will be out December 18th, but that won't be the only way to hear the band of banjo brothers in the new year. In …


Wake Up!

Progressive pontiff preaches peace on a surprisingly proggy album

Pope Francis' message of peace and economic justice has been an inspiration to millions of people all over the world. How's his music? Um ... infallible! Wake Up! sets his speeches and prayers (in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and …

Pope Francis


Justin Bieber asks fans to take him back, while One Direction move toward the exit

Justin Bieber and One Direction have always been the yin and yang of the pop-idol game, but never more so than now. They bring opposite agendas to their new LPs: Bieber is the comeback kid, with "Sorry" as his theme …

Justin Bieber

Why 'Creed' Is the Greatest Underdog Movie Since 'Rocky'

Franchise reboot has become a box-office phenomenon — because it understands that winning isn't everything

"You'll never get bored with winning! You'll never get bored!"

— Donald Trump

If you want to understand why Donald Trump will never be President, watch the Rocky movies.

Rocky Balboa is the …


Ted Cruz: Republicans Aren't the 'Condom Police'

In fact, Cruz has consistently supported legislation that would make it more difficult to access birth control

Ted Cruz has a message for sexually active voters (or aspiring ones): Republicans aren't "the condom police."

The Texas senator made that assertion at a town hall in Iowa Tuesday in response …

Ted Cruz

Luke Bryan to Perform in Times Square on New Year's Eve

Singer will bring a medley of hits to ABC's annual 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' special

Luke Bryan is heading to New York City for New Year's Eve. The country superstar joins headliner Carrie Underwood for ABC's annual telecast of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest from Times …

Luke Bryan

Jerry Seinfeld Plans New York City Residency at Beacon Theatre

"Comedians live for certain houses that just feel 'alive' for some reason," actor says. "The Beacon is that place for me"

Next year, Jerry Seinfeld will echo Billy Joel's Madison Square Garden residency by playing New York City's 2,800-seat Beacon Theatre once a month. The program, dubbed Jerry

Jerry Seinfeld

Dierks Bentley Plots European Tour

"Riser" singer will hit England, Ireland and Scotland, with new artist Tucker Beathard in tow

Dierks Bentley is heading overseas next spring, following up two previous European tours, with dates in Dublin, London, Manchester and Glasgow in April. Bentley's Riser LP, his seventh studio album, has …


Inside 'Junun': Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben-Tzur Talk Indian-Music Odyssey

Radiohead guitarist, Israeli composer on birdsong cameos, album's "sense of catharsis," and jazz and funk undercurrents

Ever since Rolling Stone Brian Jones stumbled through Morocco in a hash haze, only to come upon the Master Musicians of Jajouka in a small village in 1968, there's been an …

Jonny Greenwood

David Letterman Donating 'Late Show' Memorabilia to Alma Mater

Ball State University to house props, sets and Emmys accumulated during comedian's storied career

David Letterman will donate a trove of Late Show memorabilia, as well as other items from his storied career, to his alma mater, Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.

The gifts will comprise the …

David Letterman

John Kerry on Climate Change: The Fight of Our Time

The secretary of state discusses the challenges that lie ahead at the United Nations Climate Summit

On a rainy day in mid-November, Secretary of State John Kerry stood on the bridge of the USS San Antonio, a state-of-the-art ship designed to deliver up to 800 Marines ashore via helicopters and …

Climate Change

50 Best Albums of 2015

Kendrick fought the power, Adele soared higher, D’Angelo shocked the world and more

As the curtain falls on 2015, it might be hard to remember any albums released this year besides Adele's record-breaking, generation-uniting, triple-platinum-and-counting 25. But there was so much more to hear. …


Mick Jagger on 'Raunchy' Seventies Rock Drama 'Vinyl'

Rolling Stones frontman and Martin Scorsese take a deep dive into 1970s rock scene in new HBO series

About 20 years ago, Mick Jagger had an idea for a dream project: an epic movie that would chart the history of the music business over several decades. To get his vision off the ground, he eventually …

The Rolling Stones

Lil Wayne Plots 'Dedication' Tour With Rae Sremmurd

Rapper will perform at rarely-visited cities starting in January

Lil Wayne will put fans in far-off places first on his 2016 Dedication Tour, announcing a string of dates between January and March in towns and cities he's rarely visited on previous treks.

The 19-date tour begins January 21st in El …

Lil Wayne

'WWE Raw': Sheamus 5:15 Says This Show Just Whipped Your Ass

WWE champ forms the League of Nations, Roman Reigns overcomes stuff and Kevin Owens goes M.I.A. What's even happening anymore?

WWE Raw was its usual three hours and change last night, but somehow, this show felt twice as long. Which is pretty impressive, considering they still didn't find time to …