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Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Grammys is sticking to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, an eight-page document detailing the rider’s purposes and objectives. The agreement will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for the 64th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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UK music streaming faces scrutiny from competition watchdog

Regulators are stepping up scrutiny of the United Kingdom’s music streaming market to see whether there’s enough competition
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo, a trading post sports the Spotify logo on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.K. regulators are stepping up scrutiny of the country's music streaming market to see whether there's enough competition, after lawmakers outlined concerns that big online major platforms like Spotify may be too dominant. The U.K.'s competition watchdog said Tuesday, Oct. 19 2021 it will carry out a “market study” to assess whether fresh measures are needed to improve streaming competition. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Back to gravity: Russians talk about world's 1st space movie

A Russian actor and a film director who spent 12 days in orbit to make the world’s first movie in space say they were so thrilled with their experience on the International Space Station that they felt sorry to leave
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In this photo taken from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency, actress Yulia Peresild sits in a chair shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-18 space capsule, southeast of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. The Soyuz MS-18 capsule landed upright in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Sunday with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko aboard after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)
October 19

Debbie Matenopoulos shares what she learned as the youngest co-host on 'The View'

She joins fellow "View" original Joy Behar in the podcast "Behind The Table."
October 19
Debbie Matenopoulos co-hosts "The View" in 1997.
October 19

MTV: Europe Music Awards to counter Hungary's anti-gay laws

MTV says its Europe Music Awards will air next month in Hungary
October 19
FILE - The Parliament Building appears along the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary on Aug. 14, 2009. MTV says its Europe Music Awards will air next month in Hungary. A network executive says the event is a chance to “amplify” gay and trans civil rights worldwide in the central European country that recently adopted legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ. (AP Photo/Carey J. Williams, File)
October 18

British Museum to display the world's oldest map of stars

The British Museum says it will display what it says is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle
October 18
This image courtesy of the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt shows the Nebra Sky Disc. The British Museum will display what it says is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle. The 3,600-year-old “Nebra Sky Disc,” first discovered in Germany in 1999, is one of the oldest surviving representations of the cosmos in the world and has never before been displayed in the U.K., the London museum said Monday. (Juraj Liptak/State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt via AP)
October 18

Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

Kanye West is now known only as Ye
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October 18

Denis Villeneuve's dreams of ‘Dune’ reach the big screen

Long before Denis Villeneuve decided to become a director, he was dreaming about making a movie of “Dune.”
October 18
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows director Denis Villeneuve, left, with actor Timothee Chalamet on the set of "Dune." (Chia Bella James/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 18

Eve reflects on legacy of women in hip-hop, new series 'Queens'

“The women of hip hop have given our culture a real, true, authentic voice."
October 18
Eve performs onstage during Kisstory, The Blast Off Tour at The O2 Arena, March 11, 2020, in London.
October 18

Mel Brooks plans sequel to 'History of the World, Part 1'

It is still good to be the king
October 18
FILE - In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Mel Brooks attends the premiere of "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Forty years after the release of his beloved “History of the World, Part I,” Mel Brook has a sequel in the works. The 95-year-old show business giant has a deal with Hulu for an eight-part sequel, titled, of course, “History of the World, Part II.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
October 18

Street musician stunned by John Legend as she sings his hit

A street musician who performed a rendition of John Legend’s hit “All of Me” in Boston over the weekend had one particularly appreciative audience member — John Legend himself
October 18
October 18

Sinclair Broadcast Group identifies data breach

The company is still working to determine what information leaked.
October 18
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. Sinclair Broadcast Group said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, that it's suffered a data breach and is still working to determine what information the data contained. The Baltimore company owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network and owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets.(AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
October 18

McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall

Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct new members into the Rock ‘n' Roll Hall of Fame next week, and actor Angela Bassett will do the honors for Tina Turner
October 18
This combination of photos shows Angela Bassett at the 51st NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2020, from left, Paul McCartney during his One on One Tour in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 26, 2017, and Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019. Bassett will induct singer Tina Turner into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30. McCartney will give the presentation for Foo Fighters and Swift will induct songwriter Carole King, and also perform some of her music, along with Jennifer Hudson. (AP Photo)
October 18

Lieberman book details help he received from GOP in 2006

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut details in a new book how aid from top Republicans helped him win reelection against a more left-leaning Democrat and a Republican
October 18
FILE - Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman gives a 'thumbs-up' as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Lieberman details in a new book how aid from top Republicans helped him win reelection against a more left-leaning Democrat and a Republican. The Hartford Courant reported Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 that Lieberman provides new details in the book about help from Karl Rove, a top advisor to then-President George Bush. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 18

Review: A fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener

The author and essayist Rebecca Solnit has a new book out that explores George Orwell’s love of gardening
October 18
This cover image released by Viking shows "Orwell's Roses" by Rebecca Solnit. (Viking via AP)
October 18

Review: Elizabeth Strout writes a 'Lucy Barton' sequel

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout has written a sequel of sorts to her 2016 best seller “My Name is Lucy Barton.”
October 18
This cover image released by Random House shows "Oh William!" by Elizabeth Strout. (Random House via AP)
October 18

New this week: 'Dune,' 'Invasion' and an Elton John album

This week’s new entertainment releases include an Elton John album of duets and an HBO documentary about the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump
October 18
This combination of images shows promotional art for the series "Invasion," premiering Friday, Oct. 22 on Apple TV+, left, the film "Dune," premiering Friday, Oct. 22 on HBO Max, center, and the series "Insecure," premiering its fifth and final season Sunday, Oct. 24 on HBO Max. (Apple TV+/HBO Max/HBO Max via AP)
October 18

Soul Train Awards headed to Apollo for the first time

“Soul Train” and New York City's Apollo Theater are icons of Black culture, and this year they'll be joining up
October 18
FILE - People line up at the Apollo Theater, the venue for the U2 SiriusXM concert in New York on June 11, 2018. BET announced that the 33rd annual Soul Train Awards, which honors the best in soul, hip hop and rhythm and blues music, will be taped at the Apollo and premiere on BET and BET Her on Sunday, Nov. 28. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 18

Disney delays 'Indiana Jones 5,’ ‘Black Panther 2’ releases

The Walt Disney Co_ is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the untitled Indiana Jones movie and the Black Panther sequel “Wakanda Forever.”
October 18
This image released by Disney shows Lupita Nyong'o, left, and Letitia Wright in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back the release dates of many of its upcoming titles, including the Black Panther sequel “Wakanda Forever,” which is currently in production. (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
October 18

Review: Elton John taps some talented friends for new album

It’s been more than 35 years since Elton John recorded with Stevie Wonder and that’s clearly way, way too long
October 18
This cover image released by Interscope Records shows "The Lockdown Sessions" by Elton John. (Interscope Records via AP)
October 18

Country star Luke Bryan to host CMA Awards

Country star Luke Bryan is stepping into a new role as host of the CMA Awards this year
October 18
FILE - Luke Bryan arrives at the 52nd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 14, 2018. Bryan will host the 55th Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 10. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 18

Cuba Gooding Jr. faces February trial in NYC groping case

A judge says Cuba Gooding Jr. will go on trial in February in his New York City groping case
October 18
Cuba Mark Gooding Jr. appears at the Manhattan Supreme Criminal Court for his trial in New York, Oct. 18, 2021
October 18

Posthumous Chuck Berry live album to be released in December

Dualtone Records is marking the birthday of Chuck Berry by announcing the release of a live album from the late rock ’n roll legend
October 18
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry performs "Johnny B. Goode" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Dualtone Records is marking Berry's birthday by announcing the release of a live album from the late rock ’n roll legend. “Live From Blueberry Hill” is taken from performances recorded between July 2005 and January 2006 at Blueberry Hill café in St. Louis, one of Berry’s favorite places to play. The album will be released Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)
October 18

Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

Some 300 male and female volunteers have stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation near the Dead Sea
October 18
October 18

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Oct. 24-30 include rapper and actor Drake, singer Katy Perry and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak
October 18
This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Oct. 24-30 shows Drake, from left, Katy Perry, Dylan McDermott, John Cleese, Julia Roberts, Winona Ryder and Henry Winkler. (AP Photo)
October 18

12 pianists in final stage of prestigious Chopin competition

Twelve pianists from around the world have been admitted to the final stage of the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin piano competition, reputed for launching world careers for its winners and finalists
October 18
October 18

'All hail the queens': A look back at the legacy of women in hip-hop

"The Real Queens of Hip-Hop" is set to air on Hulu and ABC News on Oct. 18.
October 18
Yo-Yo, MC Lyte and  Queen Latifah perform onstage during Queen Latifah's "Ladies First" night at the 2018 Essence Festival, July 7, 2018 in New Orleans.
October 18

Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died

Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
October 18
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2007 file photo, actor Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show," pauses at a statue of Andy and Opie Taylor in Mount Airy, N.C. Lynn died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy announced in a statement. She was 95. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
October 18

Kourtney Kardashian, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker engaged

A day at the beach turned into a proposal for Kourtney Kardashian, who is now engaged to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker
October 18
FILE - Travis Barker, left, and Kourtney Kardashian arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. A representative for the reality star and businesswoman confirmed Sunday, Oct. 17 that the couple are engaged. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 17

Ronnie Tutt, drummer for Elvis and other stars, dies at 83

Ronnie Tutt, a legendary drummer who spent years playing alongside Elvis Presley and teamed up with other superstars ranging from Johnny Cash to Stevie Nicks, has died
October 17
October 17

‘Halloween Kills’ carves out $50.4 million at box office

The latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing.
October 17
This image released by Universal Pictures shows the character Michael Myers in "Halloween Kills," directed by David Gordon Green. (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP)
October 17

The little known story behind the rise of the first female MC of hip-hop

Before the genre was called "hip-hop," MC Sha-Rock changed the game.
October 17
Funky 4 + 1 More during the musical performance, Feb. 14, 1981, on Saturday Night Live.
October 17
FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plays the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles. Flea turned 59 on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, and his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20, and they celebrated with a joint party in the parking lot for the Los Angeles school that often serves as a de facto performance space for its faculty and students. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
October 16

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

An 11th-hour deal has been reached and a strike that would have shut down film and television productions across the U.S. was averted
October 16
A poster advocating union solidarity hangs from a Costume Designers Guild office building, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Burbank, Calif. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for the first time in its 128-year history. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
October 16

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown
October 16
October 16
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Robert Pattinson in "The Batman." Warner Bros. released the first trailer for “The Batman,” which is Pattinson’s first film as the Dark Knight. It will be released March 4, 2022. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 16

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil breaks ribs in fall off stage

Vince Neil broke ribs during a fall off the stage at a concert in Tennessee.
October 16
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, arrives at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Neil has broken ribs during a fall off the stage at a concert in Tennessee. In video footage from the performance Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, Neil can be seen clapping at the edge of the stage with his guitar strapped around him before his fall. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP, File)
October 16

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

Netflix has fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information.
October 16
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Dave Chappelle poses in the press room with the best comedy album award for "The Age of Spin" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Netflix said Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 16

Africa's largest film festival kicks off in Burkina Faso

Africa’s largest film festival is kicking off in Burkina Faso for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began
October 16
A woman pushes her scooter past the entrance of FESPACO (Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday Oct. 15, 2021. The event, now in its 52nd year, is attracting filmmakers and moviegoers from across the continent and the globe. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
October 15

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
October 15
October 15

Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won't dismiss case

A judge in Chicago has denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett
October 15
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A judge on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that two masked men attacked him in downtown Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
October 15

Van Gogh artwork looted by Nazis to be auctioned in New York

A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh that was seized by the Nazis during World War II will be sold next month at auction in New York
October 15
This image, provided by Christie's, shows Vincent van Gogh's 1888 work "Wheatstacks," to be offered in the dedicated sale "The Cox Collection: The Story of Impressionism," in New York, Nov. 11, 2021. The watercolor, seized by the Nazis during World War II is estimated at $20-million to $30-million. (Christie's via AP)
October 15

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar week of 10/18/2021
October 15
October 15

Cambridge college to return looted bronze statue to Nigeria

A Cambridge University college says it will return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month
October 15
Archivist Robert Athol looks at a bronze statue of a cockerel called The Okukor, one of the Benin Bronzes, at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, England, Friday Oct. 15, 2021. The Cambridge University college will return a looted bronze cockerel to Nigeria later this month, making it the first U.K. institution to hand back one of the artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
October 15

Alice Cooper talks tap dancing, snakes onstage and his diary

During the pandemic, shock rocker Alice Cooper replaced touring with tap dancing
October 15
FILE - Alice Cooper performs in Chicago on July 21, 2019. The rock icon spent his down time during the COVID-19 pandemic with his family in Phoenix, developing an unlikely new skill — tap dancing. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
October 15

Queen appears to show irritation at climate inaction

The queen has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change.
October 15
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after the opening ceremony of the sixth session of the Senedd in Cardiff, Wales, Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
October 14

Artist sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter

A prominent Bill Cosby accuser has filed suit Thursday against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey
October 14
FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs the courthouse after he was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Lilli Bernard, a prominent Cosby accuser filed suit Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, N.J. Bernard's lawsuit comes just before the state's two-year window to file older sexual assault claims expires Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 14

Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe.”
October 14
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 1966 file photo, Sonny, right, and Cher sing during a taping of "The Danny Thomas Special" in Los Angeles. Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On." In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, Cher alleges that former Rep. Mary Bono and other defendants have attempted to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and recording royalties. (AP Photo/File)
October 14

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday
October 14
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2021 file photo, art handlers at Sotheby's auction house hold Banksy's 'Love is in the Bin', before it returns to auction at Sotheby's, London, The work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million could make several times that price at an auction on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. “Love is in the Bin” is being offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a pre-sale estimate of 4 million pounds to 6 million pounds ($5.5 million to $8.2 million). (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP, file)
October 14

Boo! Sitcom 'Ghosts' combos misfit spirits, feel-good charm

The title of the new CBS sitcom “Ghosts” seems to be a dead giveaway
October 14
This image released by CBS shows Utkarsh Ambudkar, foreground left, and Rose McIver in a scene from the comedy series "Ghosts." (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP)