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Tina Turner, Electrifying Entertainer and Feminist Hero, Dies at 83

After surviving years of spousal abuse, she had a No. 1 song with "What's Love Got to Do With It," starred in 'Beyond Thunderdome' and inspired a film and Broadway musical.

King Charles and Queen Camilla Appear on ‘American Idol’

The coronation of King Charles III on Saturday had all manner of bizarre rituals and moments, but perhaps one of the weirdest was revealed on Sunday night when the newly minted British monarch and his wife Queen Camilla made an appearance on American Idol. In a pre-taped segment, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry had called […]

Pomp, Pageantry and (Subdued) Protest: King Charles III Is Crowned in Lavish Coronation

King Charles III has been officially crowned. In a day of meticulously organized pomp, tradition, ritual and royal pageantry that, for Charles, had been coming since birth, the grand and archaic spectacle — one that saw him anointed with holy oil and made to swear the oath of kings before the Archbishop of Canterbury to a […]

Sofia Richie Marries Elliot Grainge in France

Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge have officially tied the knot. The daughter of music icon Lionel Richie married the music executive in an extravagant ceremony at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, over the weekend. A few weeks before her wedding, Vogue reported that Richie visited the Chanel haute couture salons for a final fitting. […]

Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie to Perform at King Charles III Coronation Concert

Global music icons are set to dominate a celebration concert for the coronation of King Charles III on May 7. The first performers announced to take the stage at Windsor Castle include pop icons Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, the British band Take That and singer-songwriter Freya Ridings. “To share the stage with the other […]

Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie Pay Tribute to Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy at MusiCares Gala

Motown icons Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy were honored in star-studded fashion Friday at the MusiCares Persons of the Year Gala, with a tribute lineup that included Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Sheryl Crow, Mumford & Sons and The Temptations. Robinson and Motown Records founder Gordy became the […]

Pink Will Perform a Tribute to Olivia Newton-John at the 2022 American Music Awards

Pink will hit the stage at the 2022 American Music Awards to pay tribute to the late singer-actress Olivia Newton-John. Pink, who had previously been announced as a performer at the Nov. 20 show, will take the stage for a second time with a performance dedicated to the life and career of 10-time AMA winner […]

Lionel Richie Set to Receive Icon Award at 2022 American Music Awards

On the heels of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lionel Richie has been tapped to receive the Icon Award at the 2022 American Music Awards. Richie, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday Night, will be honored with the award at the Nov. 20 AMA ceremony. Dick […]

Lionel Richie, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Pat Benatar Roll Into Rock Hall of Fame as Duran Duran Laughs Off Technical Issues

Lionel Richie soared. Pat Benatar roared. Duran Duran stumbled but stayed sophisticated. Eminem was Eminem. The four acts found very different ways to celebrate on Saturday night, but all can now say they’re Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. So are Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Harry Belafonte, Judas Priest and Dolly Parton, who gave the honor […]

Bob Rafelson, Director of ‘Five Easy Pieces’ and Co-Creator of ‘The Monkees,’ Dies at 89

Bob Rafelson, the writer, director, producer and maverick who set the tone for the swinging, psychedelic 1960s with The Monkees, then was a pioneer in one of the most influential eras in the history of independent film, has died. He was 89. Rafelson, who collaborated with Jack Nicholson on seven features, including the classics Easy […]

The Real Way to Win ‘American Idol’ Is by Not Even Winning

“If you asked me season one, I’d say that’s what you’re playing for, that’s why you’re auditioning. You want to be the winner, of course … why would it be anything else?” says Ryan Seacrest, reflecting on American Idol’s race to the top spot these past 20 years. “Looking back, that’s so far from the […]

‘American Idol’ at 20: “Name One Person That’s Come Off of Another Competition Show”

On June 11, 2002, American Idol premiered its first season on Fox — crowning champion Kelly Clarkson, igniting the reality competition show genre and breaking new technological ground as co-host Ryan Seacrest taught America how to text in their votes. Times change. Reality competitions litter the dial — on broadcast and streaming — but none […]