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Rudolph Isley, Iconic Member of the Isley Brothers, Dead at 84

Rudolph Isley, a founding member of the iconic trio the Isley Brothers, died Wednesday. He was 84. The cause of death is currently unknown, but his brother Ronald confirmed the news in a statement to Billboard: “There are no words to express my feelings and the love I have for my brother. Our family will […]

Robbie Robertson, Frontman of The Band, Dies at 80

Robbie Robertson, beloved guitarist, songwriter and frontman of The Band, died after an unspecified long illness on Wednesday. He was 80. Robertson’s longtime manager, Jared Levine, shared the devastating news in a statement: “Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and […]

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Dies at 79

Christine McVie, beloved Fleetwood Mac musician and prolific lyricist, died Wednesday. She was 79. The late singer’s family shared the news via a statement posted to Facebook, which noted that she passed away at a hospital “following a short illness.” “She was in the company of her family,” the statement continued. “We kindly ask that […]

Travis Scott to Headline Tribute for Late Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh at Art Basel

The inaugural Mirror Mirror Music festival, which will also serve as a tribute to the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, will feature Travis Scott, Skepta and Benji B as headliners. The event, which was curated by Benji B and produced by Virgil Abloh Securities, will be held during Art Basel on Dec. 3 at FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in […]

Ice Cube Confirms He Lost $9M Film Role Over COVID-19 Vaccine: “F*** That Jab”

Ice Cube is confirming The Hollywood Reporter’s story about the star losing an opportunity to make $9 million because he wouldn’t get a COVID-19 vaccine. In the newest episode of the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast this week, Ice Cube revealed that his refusal to get vaccinated forced him to turn down an acting gig. “I turned down a movie because I […]

Rihanna Returns to Music With “Lift Me Up”

Rihanna made her much-awaited return to music Oct. 28 with “Lift Me Up,” featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The song was announced earlier this week, preceded by a series of cryptic billboards around New York and a teaser post on social media, which included the forthcoming movie […]

Taylor Swift “Anti-Hero” Music Video’s “Fat” Scale Scene Removed From Apple Music After Controversy

Following the release of Taylor Swift‘s highly personal “Anti-Hero” music video on Friday, the star received some backlash, with critics accusing the pop star of being fatphobic due to a scene in which Swift steps on a scale that reads “fat.” On Wednesday, the scene was removed from the music video on Apple Music, as spotted by some eagle-eyed Swifties […]

Wayne Brady to Host 2022 American Music Awards

Wayne Brady is taking on the role of host at this year’s American Music Awards, Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced on Monday. “I’m ecstatic and honored to host this year’s AMAs. As a musician and music lover, it’s amazing to be part of a night where music fans make their voices heard!” said the actor […]

Taylor Swift Reacts to ‘Midnights’ Breaking Spotify’s Single-Day Streaming Record

Taylor Swift‘s Midnights has already broken a major record less than 24 hours after its release. Spotify announced Friday that Swift’s 10th studio LP is officially the most-streamed album in a single day in the platform’s history. The “Lavender Haze” singer re-shared the news to her Twitter account, writing, “How did I get this lucky, having you […]

Brandy Addresses Fans After Reports She Was Hospitalized: “I Am Following Doctors’ Orders”

Brandy has a message for fans after reports she had been hospitalized in Los Angeles. The star addressed her followers on her Instagram Stories after the news broke Wednesday. “To my beloved fam, friends and starz thank you for sending love and light my way,” she wrote. “I am following doctors’ orders and getting the […]

Elton John and Britney Spears’ “Hold Me Closer” Music Video Is a Colorful Display of Intimacy

A  month after Elton John and Britney Spears teamed up to unveil their pop collaboration, “Hold Me Closer,” the duo dropped the accompanying music video for the track Tuesday. While John and Spears do not appear in the clip, the Tanu Muino-directed video features a number of dancers portraying emotional and heartfelt choreography against the vibrant, colorful backdrop of Mexico […]

Kanye West Talks Social Media in ‘Good Morning America’ Interview Clip

For the first time since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021, Kanye West will be sitting down with a major news network for an on-camera interview. Ye will appear on Good Morning America on Thursday and discuss co-parenting, politics, ongoing battles with Gap and Adidas, Donda Academy, his social media use and more with ABC News Live Prime anchor […]