Do Men Who Glorify Sexual Abuse through Music Tend to Sexually Abuse?
R. Kelly is certainly not the only musician who objectifies women and has been accused of sexual abuse. People who consume content that normalizes sexual violence are more likely to accept rape myths and less likely to sympathize with victims. When a man gets high fives for singing and rapping about women like they’re sexual belongings, we shouldn’t be surprised to find out he treats women like they’re sexual belongings. History makes clear that these men don’t just say they abuse and degrade women but do abuse and degrade women. We need to stop pretending songs that normalize sexual abuse don’t encourage it.themiamihurricane.com
Morris fire: Illinois EPA recommends state attorney general take legal action against Superior Battery over blaze that forced evacuation
The Illinois EPA recommends the state Attorney General "pursue legal action" against Superior Battery, the unlicensed business that was storing as much as 200,000 tons of lithium batteries in Morris that caught fire Tuesday, causing thousands to evacuate.chicagotribune.com
Eminem apologizes to Rihanna on new album
Fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning rapper Eminem released a new surprise album, "Music to Be Murdered By," Thursday night. The release is a companion to his 11th studio album that features 16 new songs, including a track tilted "Zeus," in which the rapper apologizes to Rihanna for his controversial lyrics about Chris Brown that leaked in 2019. Eminem made reference to the felony assault Chris Brown pleaded guilty to following the altercation between then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Eminem's words were striking to fans as Rihanna and Eminem have collaborated on many projects through the years and landed the No. Eminem addresses several other issues throughout his album, ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement.cbsnews.com
The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub
The Weeknd, who was nominated for eight American Music Awards, was completely shut out of the Grammys, earning zero nominations despite having a No. “I set out to make an R&B album,” he wrote on Instagram. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is very strange to me.”Bieber was nominated in the categories for best pop solo performance, best pop duo/group performance, best pop vocal album and best country duo/group performance. The singer said he loves pop music, but he wants to be respected for his work. “I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound,” he said.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
Texas-Kansas among 6 major college games postponed by virus
22 Texas at Kansas was among six games postponed Wednesday by COVID-19 problems as the virus took another chunk out of this weekend’s major college football schedule. Last week, 15 of the 59 games scheduled were not played. Texas-Kansas was just the second Big 12 conference game to be postponed this season and was rescheduled for Dec. 12. UNLV at Colorado State scheduled for Saturday will not be played, but there is a possibility it could be made up. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Rattler TD pass in 4th OT sends OU past No. 22 Texas 53-45
The Oklahoma freshman threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Drake Stoops in the fourth overtime and the Sooners survived a late rally from No. It was just the second four-OT game in 25 seasons of the Big 12, joining Kansas State's 53-50 victory over Texas A&M in 2011. The Longhorns (2-2, 1-2) also left themselves little hope of playing for a Big 12 title, much less being part of the College Football Playoff conversation. “I was kind of surprised when I came out at first,” said Rattler, who was tied for the Big 12 lead with four interceptions coming in. POLL IMPLICATIONSConsecutive Big 12 losses, the first for Oklahoma since 1998, sent the Sooners tumbling from No.
McCartney appointed AP's entertainment & lifestyles editor
Anthony McCartney, newly appointed global entertainment and lifestyles editor for the Associated Press, appears during a portrait session on May 8, 2017. McCartney will oversee the APs entertainment team of text and visual journalists on three continents from Los Angeles, the first time the position has been based there. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Anthony McCartney, The Associated Press' West Coast entertainment editor who as a reporter covered the legal aftermath of Michael Jackson's death and many celebrity trials, has been appointed the news cooperative's global entertainment and lifestyles editor. He has served as West Coast entertainment editor since 2017, overseeing film, television, celebrity and awards season coverage, as well as breaking news. Before joining the AP, McCartney worked at The Tampa Tribune in Florida and The Huntsville Times in Alabama.
Grammys make awards changes, address conflicts of interest
The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best new artist title, as well as having nomination review committee members sign disclosure forms to prevent conflicts of interest. The academy announced new rules Wednesday that will affect the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on Jan. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)NEW YORK – The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best new artist title, and having nomination review committee members sign disclosure forms to prevent conflicts of interest. The new rules announced Wednesday will affect the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on Jan. 31, 2021. Dugan had said the awards show was rigged and muddled with conflicts of interest.
DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl week
The hitmaker will perform at multiple pre-Super Bowl events this week, which will be jam-packed with other A-list celebrities, including Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Post Malone, Kevin Hart, Vin Diesel, Cardi B, Chris Brown, Guns N’ Roses and Maroon 5. I remember Super Bowl came here 10 years ago and it was a special time. Khaled will perform at Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest’s EA Sports Bowl, the VEWTOPIA Music Festival and Rolling Stone’s party. Others, too, will perform several times throughout the week, including Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, the Chainsmokers, DaBaby, Marshmello, Megan Thee Stallion, Meek Mill and Tiesto. Gaga, who headlined the halftime show in 2017, will perform at the same venue for AT&T TV Super Saturday Night, held a day before Super Bowl 54.
The Best Concerts in Miami This Week
The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. ATV Records, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-456-5613, atvrecords.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. ATV Records, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-456-5613, atvrecords.com. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-2000, fontainebleau.com.miaminewtimes.com
Singer Chris Brown draws crowd for his yard sale
Chris Brown performs at 2018 BET Experience Staples Center Concert at L.A. Live on June 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - When most people hold a yard sale to get rid of stuff, they post on Craigslist. The singer just dropped a note to his almost 89 million followers on social media inviting them to a yard sale at his home in Los Angeles. Brown posted a flyer Tuesday on both his official Twitter and Instagram accounts announcing a yard sale at his house in Tarzana, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Brown's house on Citrus Ridge Drive has been the scene of much activity before.
Prosecutors drop battery charge against Chris Brown in Florida
1989: Singer-songwriter, dancer and actor Chris Brown, whose hits include "Run It!," "Kiss Kiss," "With You" and "No Air," is born in Tappahannock, Virginia. TAMPA, Fla. - A felony battery charge has been dropped against singer Chris Brown, who had been accused of attacking a nightclub photographer in Florida two years ago. Hillsborough County prosecutors filed a notice Friday to drop the charge. Tampa police say Brown was at the former AJA Channelside club following a concert in April 2017 when he punched a photographer working for the club. He was met by officers with a warrant while walking off stage after a July 2018 show.
Chris Brown Live at BB&T Center
SUNRISE, Fla. - Chris Brown brings his "Indigoat" tour to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Sunday, September 1st. Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla Sign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Breezy will open the show. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.For tickets or more information click here. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Chris Brown back in court
Chris Brown back in court Singer Chris Brown appeared before a judge Thursday for a progress hearing connected to his 2009 assault against Rihanna. Also, the first look at Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com
Chris Brown's new album climbing the charts
Chris Brown's new album climbing the charts Chris Brown's new album "X" is on track to be the artist's sixth-straight top-ten album. Plus, Pink Floyd is releasing new material for the first time in 20 years. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in D.C.
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in D.C. Singer Chris Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C. and was sentenced to time served. Brown admitted to punching Parker Adams while he was out on probation for assaulting former girlfriend, Rihanna. WUSA-TV's Bruce Leshan reports.cbsnews.com