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Dr. Dre Gives Advice to Rihanna Ahead of Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been that nervous before,” said Dre, who headlined the 2022 show, adding: "You’re talking about at least 3,000 people that you have to depend on to get this show right for 13 minutes."

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Dr. Dre Gives Advice to Rihanna Ahead of Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance

Rihanna is headlining the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show, and last year’s headliner, Dr. Dre, has some words of wisdom for her. Dre spoke with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1 on Sunday, soon after Rihanna’s news was announced. Apple Music was recently named the official sponsor of the annual event. “Oh, my god,” said […]

Post Malone Hospitalized for “Stabbing Pain” a Week After Stage Fall, Postpones Boston Show

Post Malone went to the hospital again Saturday after experiencing what he described on social media as difficulty breathing and stabbing pain, forcing him to postpone a scheduled show in Boston. It was the second time in about a week that he went to the hospital. He was treated for bruised ribs after falling into a […]

Asghar Farhadi Invites Artists to Declare Solidarity With the People of Iran

Asghar Farhadi released a video in which he invited artists around the world to declare solidarity with the people of Iran in the wake of countrywide protests since the death of Mahsa Amini, who was taken to a “re-education center” after allegedly not wearing her hijab properly. The two-time Oscar-winning Iranian director also sent out […]

John Williams, Bob Iger Awarded Honorary Knighthood by Late Queen Elizabeth II

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger and Star Wars composer John Williams are the latest Hollywood industry members to receive an honorary knighthood. The honor grants both entertainment titans with the title of KBE, which is more formally known as Knight Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Bestowed by […]

Pharoah Sanders, Legendary Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

Pharoah Sanders, the legendary tenor saxophonist who performed alongside John Coltrane in the mid-1960s, has died. He was 81. Sanders’ passing was announced on Saturday (Sept. 24) by his record label Luaka Bop, which released the influential jazz musician’s 2021 album, Promises, a collaboration with Floating Points and the London Symphony Orchestra. A cause of death was not provided. “We are devastated to […]

Doobie Brothers Drummer John Hartman Dies at 72

The Doobie Brothers paid tribute to their co-founder and “wild spirit” drummer John Hartman on Thursday (Sept. 22) in a post announcing the 72-year-old rock veteran’s death. “Today we are thinking of John Hartman, or Little John to us,” read a social statement from the group. “John was a wild spirit, great drummer, and showman during his time in […]

John Cena Sets Guinness World Record

John Cena is adding another trophy to his belt. The wrestler-turned-actor has officially broken the Guinness World Record for the most Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes granted with 650, Guinness announced. The Peacemaker actor is the most requested Make-A-Wish celebrity, with no other star even coming close to granting as many wishes as Cena has in the […]

President Joe Biden Surprises Elton John With National Humanities Medal

Elton John said Friday that he’d played in some beautiful venues, but the stage in front of the White House, beneath a massive tent on a perfect autumn night, was “probably the icing on the cake.” Then he kicked off the show with “Your Song,” his first big international hit. President Joe Biden and first […]

Hilary Mantel, British Author of ‘Wolf Hall,’ Dies at 70

Hilary Mantel, the two-time Booker Prize-winning British author best known for her Wolf Hall trilogy, has died. She was 70. U.K. newspaper The Telegraph reported that she died “suddenly yet peacefully.” Publishing giant HarperCollins said that “bestselling author Dame Hilary Mantel DBE died suddenly yet peacefully yesterday, surrounded by close family and friends, aged 70.” […]

KTLA Anchor Mark Mester Fired After On-Air Defense of Former Colleague Lynette Romero

KTLA fired anchor Mark Mester days after he was suspended for going off-script and calling out how the station handled the resignation of his longtime co-anchor Lynette Romero, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Station general manager Janene Drafs announced that Mester had been fired during a newsroom meeting Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported. On […]

Bill Cosby Argues for New Trial After Losing Sex Assault Lawsuit

Lawyers for Bill Cosby argued Thursday that Judy Huth’s revision of details of her case — namely, the year she was sexually assaulted — unfairly denied the comedian the chance to investigate and interview witnesses who could have corroborated his defense. Jennifer Bonjean, representing Cosby, argued that the 11th-hour correction warrants a new trial. A […]

When Hollywood Was Punished for Its Anti-Nazism

“We’d rather march to hear Willkie on national unity than be marched into a concentration camp,” Harry Warner firmly stated in the summer of 1941. The mogul was responding to criticism for his encouraging studio employees to attend a rally at the Hollywood Bowl featuring 1940 Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, a strong advocate for […]