Entertainment

The mysetrious origins of jazz

The anniversary of the first jazz recording 100 years ago also marks the beginning of debates that are still ongoing, writes Christian Blauvelt.<p>The five members of the band took the lift to the 12th Floor of the Victor Talking Machine Company’s building on 38th Street in New York City. They were …

Jazz

6 Rappers Who Belong In The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Jay Z, pictured on Feb. 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, became the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.On Wednesday, Jay Z became the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Selena Gomez Supports The Weeknd at His Concert in Amsterdam

The 24-year-old singer attended <b>The Weeknd</b>'s concert in Amsterdam on the European leg of his tour Friday night, taking to her Instagram story to snap …

Grammy Awards

8 Netflix hacks that will change the way you binge watch forever

Netflix offers over 5,000 titles in the United States alone, providing countless hours of binge watching goodness. Excellent original series? Netflix …

Netflix

Frank Ocean Interviews Jay Z About the Sorry State of Modern Radio

Turns out Frank Ocean had another trick up his sleeve today. During the surprise broadcast of his new Beats 1 radio show “blonded RADIO” this afternoon, he aired excerpts from a conversation between himself and Jay Z. Jay bemoaned the state of modern radio, saying “these places are not even based …

Music

Game of Thrones actor to fans: 'Get a f---ing life'

Oh, Ian McShane. The actor appeared in roughly 15 minutes of a single <i>Game of Thrones</i> episode and yet can’t stop slagging the show.<p>The latest has the always watchable <i>Deadwood</i> and <i>John Wick</i> star sounding very much in curmudgeonly character during an interview in the April edition of <i>Empire Magazine</i> …

Game of Thrones

Paul McCartney Shares Studio Footage From '80s-Era Elvis Costello Session

Paul McCartney is giving fans a preview of what to expect from the upcoming deluxe reissue of <i>Flowers In The Dirt</i>, an album he originally released in 1989. The newly remastered version will include rare outtakes and demos from the recording sessions, snippets and goodies from which McCartney has …

Music

Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel Fires Early Shot at 'Vominee' Matt Damon

It's time to pick a side: Are you Team Jimmy Kimmel or Team Matt Damon? Kimmel is hosting the Oscars this Sunday, Feb. 26 and you know there's going to be a lot of glaring, cutaways, mean-ish jokes, and other shots fired to continue their ongoing (fake) feud.<p>Damon already has an Oscar for …

The Oscars

What is coming to Netflix this month: March 2017 Edition

Starring Finn Jones as Danny Rand, Marvel’s Iron Fist is the newest installment in Netflix’s Marvel adaptations. After being adopted by a family in …

Netflix

Listen to Chance the Rapper on His Brother Taylor Bennett’s New Album

Chance the Rapper’s younger brother Taylor Bennett has shared a new album, <i>Restoration of an American Idol</i>.It features Taylor’s big brother on the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced “Grown Up Fairy Tales”—a track that Bennett said dates back to “around the time of <i>Acid Rap</i>.” There are also appearances from …

Music

Amal Clooney shows off baby bump in feathered Versace gown

Just because she's pregnant with twins doesn't mean Amal Clooney isn't going to walk red carpets in style.<p>For Amal Clooney's first red carpet appearance after she and George announced they were expecting, she opted for a custom-made Atelier Versace gown with an elaborate feathered skirt.<p>The …

Fashion

For Our Consideration: Here’s the real reason no one went to see Mia’s show in La La Land

<i>Note: Minor plot points of</i> La La Land <i>are discussed below.</i><p>One of the saddest scenes in <i>La La Land</i> doesn’t involve the dissolution of the main characters’ relationship. Rather, it centers around the poor attendance of Mia’s one-woman show, <i>So Long Boulder City</i>. Here’s the setting: Emma Stone’s Mia …

La La Land

Apparently Patrick Stewart Only Just Discovered He Isn’t Circumcised, And Hugh Jackman Can’t Handle It

If our own Mike Ryan’s review is any indication, <i>Logan</i> sounds like the blunt, bloody superhero adaptation comic book fans have been waiting for. (<i>Deadpool</i> was pretty good, too.) Yet the film sadly marks what will probably be Hugh Jackman’s last appearance in the role he originated back in 2000’s …

Hollywood

10 worst Oscars hosts of all time

Who are the 10 worst Oscars hosts in history?<p>The question comes up every single year: Who’s going to host the Oscars? And yes, we’re still waiting on …

The Oscars

Selena Gomez & The Weeknd Reunite: She’s Acting Like ‘A Giddy Schoolgirl With A Major Crush’

How sweet is this? Selena Gomez flew out to Amsterdam to see The Weeknd and the details are just so, so adorable!<p><b>Selena Gomez</b> got on a plane in Los …

Grammy Awards

See Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Chris Stapleton's Breezy 'Blue' Jam

Country Radio Seminar, the annual gathering of radio-industry pros, is currently underway in<p>Nashvillewith special appearances from country …

Country Music

Leon Ware, Songwriter Behind Several R&B Powerhouses, Dies

One of the underheralded architects of soul music has died: songwriter producer and singer Leon Ware, who penned classics for such artists as Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Quincy Jones and many more. He died Thursday at the age 77. His death was confirmed by his …

Music

Dustin Lance Black discusses ABC miniseries ‘When We Rise’: ‘I think we need it right now’

The eight-hour ABC miniseries “When We Rises” premieres on Monday, February 27 and chronicles the civil rights struggle for LGBT Americans, but …

Celebrity News

Who Will Be the Leonardo DiCaprio of the 2017 Oscars?

Last year's Oscars season was all about Leonardo DiCaprio -- would he finally win after years of trying <i>so.very.hard</i>? -- and he broke Twitter when he picked up that Best Actor trophy. (He also gave the Internet some hilarious Girl Scout cookie memes.)<p>What about this year? Do we have a Leo?<p>Not …

The Oscars

Oscars so divided: Hollywood still struggles with race

| LOS ANGELES<p>On their way to this year's Oscars, Dev Patel searched for his Indian roots, Denzel Washington wrestled with racism as an angry African-American patriarch and Octavia Spencer became a top black female mathematician.<p>With seven nominations for actors and actresses of color, the Oscars …

The Oscars

Meghan Trainor Is Back To Her Sassy Ways On ‘I’m A Lady’

After ending her 2016 on vocal rest, Meghan Trainor has bounced back with another single that’s every bit as sassy as you’d expect.<p>“I’m a Lady” is a …

Meghan Trainor

Ben Affleck confirmed as Batman; these funny memes sum up what fans expect from Matt Reeve's directorial

After much speculation about Ben Affleck stepping down as the Batman, it has finally been confirmed by Ben Affleck that he will indeed play the Batman. DC and Warner Bros also announced that Matt Reeves will don the director's cap for Batman's solo movie.<p>While Ben Affleck affirmed fans that he will …

DC Comics

Does Folk Music Still Matter?

Kansas City, Mo.<p>Does folk music still matter?<p>As a continuation of the 20th-century folk revival, with voice and acoustic instruments creating a sonic platform for storytelling, the answer is yes. Here at the 29th Folk Alliance International conference, where some 2,300 folk acts gathered and …

Music

A brief history of the Oscars in viral moments they want you to forget

The shocks, the cockups, the stumbles … and anything involving John Travolta. We relive the moments everyone secretly hopes for<p>Nobody watches the Oscars to see who wins. Why would they, when the frontrunners all tend to be puddingy, little-watched middlebrow fare like The Imitation Game? No, people …

The Oscars

One of the Best Movies at Sundance Is Now Streaming on Netflix

<i>I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore</i> — winner of the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year — is now streaming on Netflix.<p>The black …

Netflix

A History Of Violence: Action movies are just starting to recover from Michael Bay’s Bad influence

<i>With</i> <b>A History Of Violence</b><i>, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.</i><p><i>Bad Boys</i> (1995)<p>Movie directors who broke through to the mainstream in the ’90s tended to do it one of two …

Movies

Northgard is the indie game at the top of the Steam charts right now

These tiny Vikings cut through the chatter of AAA releases<p>It’s been a good couple of weeks for games. <i>For Honor</i> dropped on Valentine’s Day, right on schedule, around the same time as <i>Sniper Elite 4</i>. And, oh yeah, there’s that new Nintendo console on the way. But one little indie game has been able to …

Game Development

Dancing With the Stars Adds Saturday Night Live Veteran Chris Kattan

<i>Dancing With the Stars</i> better secure the rights to Haddaway's "What Is Love" for new contestant <b>Chris Kattan</b>. E! News has learned the <i>Saturday Night</i> …

Dancing

Want to play your friend’s Steam games? Here’s how to use Steam Family Sharing

Steam is the most popular digital distribution platform for PC games, and if you are into PC gaming, it’s likely you and your friends have built up a …

Game Development

Showtime Drama 'Billions' Funds Up To 20 Companies With Axe Capital Kickstarter Campaign

The hit drama <i>Billions</i> revolves around billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod’s thriving and controversial Axe Capital. In the show, his company backs entrepreneurs, products and big ideas. To bring this entrepreneurial spirit to life, Showtime has created a Kickstarter campaign named after …

Television Industry