One of China’s Biggest Stars, Kris Wu, Faces a #MeToo Storm

Several major luxury brands have severed ties with Kris Wu, a Chinese Canadian singer with a huge following, after an 18-year-old accused him of targeting and pressuring her and other young women for sex. The accusations, which Mr. Wu denied in multiple statements, have triggered widespread public outrage and thrown his career into tumult. At least 11 companies including Louis […]

Stormzy, Jorja Smith & More Nominated for 2021 GRM Daily Rated Awards

Grime icon Stormzy, rapper slowthai, R&B singer Jorja Smith and more have been nominated at the sixth annual GRM Daily Rated Awards in the U.K. The event — which honors the best in Britain’s rap and grime scene — will be livestreamed Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. BST via GRM’s YouTube channel. Nominations were announced Wednesday (July 21) in the U.K., with such artists as AJ Tracey, Headie One and Little Simz, leading the […]

Carol Easton, Biographer of Arts Figures, Dies at 87

Carol Easton, whose curiosity about creativity inspired her to write biographies of four prominent figures in the arts — Stan Kenton, Samuel Goldwyn, Jacqueline du Pré and Agnes de Mille — died on June 17 at her home in Venice, Calif. She was 87. Her death was confirmed on Saturday by her daughter, Liz Kinnon. “She was always fascinated with […]

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Watch, Stream Online Without Cable

Luckily, Peacock will be airing daily live shows, Olympic channels, full event replays and highlights for those watching at home in any time zone. See below for all the details on the 2021 Summer Olympics. When are the 2021 Tokyo Olympics? The 2021 Tokyo Olympics will take place from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, August 8, in Tokyo, Japan. However, some […]

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Jazz Masters

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its 2022 class of Jazz Masters — and it represents a broad swath of the blues-based, boundary-pushing music that has been made in the last 50 years under the label of jazz. The new Jazz Masters are the bassist Stanley Clarke, the drummer Billy Hart, the vocalist Cassandra Wilson and the saxophonist […]

Watch Machine Gun Kelly & Tyler, the Creator Get Thrown Around in ‘Jackass Forever’ Trailer

Who better to add to the sixth film installment of Jackass than two former cast members of Loiter Squad? Tyler, the Creator will star in the new Jackass Forever movie alongside his former Odd Future cohort Jasper Dolphin (who also appeared in this month’s Jackass Shark Week special) as well as fellow rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O from the original MTV reality comedy franchise will lead the new […]

Rick Laird, Bassist at the Forefront of Fusion, Dies at 80

Rick Laird, a bassist who played a central role in the jazz-rock fusion boom as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, then retired from music to pursue a career in photography, died on July 4 at a hospice facility in New City, N.Y. He was 80. His daughter, Sophie Rose Laird, said the cause was lung cancer. The guitarist […]

Nick Jonas Worried He’d Offend ‘Voice’ Coaches: Watch

Working with his actual brothers — which is even more evident in the teaser clips for the Olympic Dreams Featuring Jonas Brothers television special — probably helped him prepare for the savage level of jokes tossed among the coaches. But that didn’t mean Jonas was just going to come into his first season swinging with the comebacks. “Well that was the first thing […]

‘Free Britney’: Lawmakers to Unveil Bill Spurred by Movement

Prompted by growing public outrage over Britney Spears’s conservatorship, two members of the House of Representatives are moving to introduce legislation that, if passed, would create a pathway for Ms. Spears and other individuals to ask a judge to replace their private guardian or conservator. The bill, known as the Freedom and Right to Emancipate from Exploitation Act, or the […]

Hailey Bieber Not Pregnant, Clarifies Justin Bieber’s Post

After rampant speculation from fans that the snap was a sly baby-on-board announcement, Hailey was very quick to comment and clear things up. “I think u should maybe change this caption to *Dog Mom and Dad* before anyone gets it twisted,” she wrote, without revealing what kind of dog the couple are raising. Bieber, 27 and Baldwin, 24, have discussed […]

It’s Never Too Late to Play the Cello

“It’s Never Too Late” is a new series that tells the stories of people who decide to pursue their dreams on their own terms. In 1940, at age 12, Vera Jiji found her first passion: the cello. She learned to love playing the orchestra instrument at the High School of Music & Art in Manhattan. “I didn’t pick the cello. […]

Swedish House Mafia Dish up Comeback Medley on ‘Fallon’: Watch

Swedish House Mafia broke hearts when they split in 2013. Now, the electronic dance music trio is reunited and mending hearts along the way. The Billboard Magazine cover stars stopped by NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (July 19), for a glimpse at the Swedes’ fresh sound and new direction. For their late-night comeback, Axwell, Steve […]

Rapper Kris Wu Accused of Sex Abuse

Wu publicly denied the accusations and said he was filing a defamation suit. Wu came to fame in Asia as a member of the popular K-pop boy band Exo, but he returned to China in 2014 to explore a solo career as a model, singer and actor. He has become one of China’s most bankable stars — a TV variety […]

Farm Aid 2021 Lineup, Details Announced

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a strong, family-farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Since 1985, with the support of artists who contribute their performances, the organization has raised more than $60 million to support programs that help family farmers thrive and expand the markets for their food. “Live performances by artists who are passionate about agriculture and good food […]