New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Clips of musicians including Dave Grohl and Adele responding to potentially injured concert-goers resurface after 8 people died during Travis Scott's Astroworld
Following 8 deaths during Travis Scott's Astroworld festival, social media users are highlighting how other musicians have reacted to issues in crowds.news.yahoo.com
Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation, others sued by concertgoers over deadly crowd surge at Astroworld music festival
Rappers Travis Scott and Drake, as well as Live Nation and others are among the defendants in at least three suits. The "mass casualty incident" occurred during Scott's performance on Friday night, authorities said.cbsnews.com
Is Drake really as big as Michael Jackson or is that just disrespectful?
Drake and Michael Jackson are not peers and we need to stop acting like they are. Fat Joe, rapper and former mentor to Drake, claimed that Drake was the “Michael Jackson” of this generation during a livestream last year. “I think the key difference between him and Drake, is [that] Michael influenced people with his music and Drake influences people to make fun of him,” Macira said. When Drake puts out new music, fans can access it through Youtube, Apple Music, Spotify and physical records, all of which contribute to his music sales. Featured image “Michael Jackson Star on Hollywood Blvd.” by ricardodiaz11 is licensed under CC BY 2.0themiamihurricane.com
Drake and Kanye will never be friends
West’s “Donda” hit streaming services on Aug. 29 through Def Jam Records, following a series of in-person listening sessions promoting the album’s release. It is no secret that Drake and West have always been competitive with each other. Drake later denied the accusations in 2017 and after featuring West on his “More Life” album that year, the pair seemed to finally reconcile. I promise you.” He then leaked Drake’s address before deleting both posts. Featured image: “Jay-Z and Kanye West” by dpwolf is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0themiamihurricane.com
Drake Confirms Release Date For ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Album
WASHINGTON — Canadian rapper and songwriter Drake’s upcoming album “Certified Lover Boy” is set to release on Sept. 3, 2021, as per an Instagram post he shared. “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3,” Drake captioned the post, confirming the release date. When asked about the release date of “Certified Lover Boy,” Drake confirmed the album would be out before the end of the summer. Fans then began to speculate that Certified Lover Boy would get a Sept. 3, 2021 drop date after the album’s release was teased during ESPN’s SportsCenter last week. Music industry experts and fans had recently theorized an album showdown between Drake and West this fall between “Certified Lover Boy” and “Donda.”(With inputs from ANI)Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhilthewestsidegazette.com
LeBron James And Drake To Capture Stories Of Unsung Black Hockey Pioneers In New Documentary
“Black Ice” is being created under the SpringHill Company, Uninterrupted Canada and DreamCrew Entertainment. Written By Brandee Sanders(Source NewsOne):Throughout history Black athletes have instrumentally shaped the landscape of hockey, but their contributions have often gone overlooked. A new documentary being produced by LeBron James and Drake will bring the narratives of these unsung Black hockey trailblazers to the forefront, Deadline reported. The film—dubbed Black Ice—will examine the history of racism within the sport and document the harrowing experiences Black players have endured both on and off the ice. In 2018, Willie O’Ree—the first Black player in the National Hockey League—was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame nearly six decades after breaking the color barrier.thewestsidegazette.com
Rihanna Covers Up Matching Shark Tattoo She Got With Drake
WASHINGTON — American singer and songwriter Rihanna’s shark tattoo seems to have been covered up. The singer got a matching tattoo of a shark along with her then-boyfriend, Canadian rapper Drake. In September 2016, famed artist Bang Bang shared an Instagram photo of Rihanna’s tattoo after he had created the piece. The former couple got the shark tattoos to represent a particular date Drake took Rihanna to an aquarium in Toronto. (With inputs from ANI) (Edited by Anindita Ghosh and Ojaswin Kathuria)The post Rihanna Covers Up Matching Shark Tattoo She Got With Drake appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
A century ago, a New Deal program left a lasting mark on Illinois and the country. Now, a Civilian Climate Corps could tackle joblessness and global warming.
For the Great Lakes region, a new corps could mean checking off a long list of items on advocates’ lists: more green space and infrastructure in cities, much needed assistance to eroding shorelines, reforestation of dwindling canopies — and new jobs.chicagotribune.com
Drake tops Wichita State for first NCAA win in 50 years
Joseph Yesufu scored 21 points and Drake held on to beat Wichita State 53-52 in a tense First Four matchup between former Missouri Valley Conference rivals. Wichita State left for the American Athletic Conference in 2017. Both mid-major powers were given at-large bids into the NCAA field, and their matchup was dominated by defense — Drake shot 38% while Wichita State shot 34%. We just didn’t get it done tonight.”AdDrake missed 10 straight shots as Wichita State built an early 18-6 lead. Wichita State was scoreless for the last five minutes of the half.
LA police: Armie Hammer under sexual assault investigation
FILE - Armie Hammer attends the 13th Annual Go Gala on Nov. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police said Thursday, March 18, 2021, that they are investigating actor Armie Hammer for sexual assault. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Actor Armie Hammer is under investigation for sexual assault, Los Angeles police said Thursday. Hammer is the main suspect in a sexual assault that was reported to police on Feb. 3, LAPD spokesman Officer Drake Madison said. The Associated Press does not generally identify alleged victims of sexual assault.
Grammys 2021: Complete list of winners and nominees
As with other award shows held during the pandemic, there was no live audience for the Grammys this year, save for a limited number of performers and nominees. Performers at the event included Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Swift each scored six nominations themselves, and Swift took home her third Album of the Year award. Beyonce accepts the Best R&B Performance award for "Black Parade" onstage during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyAlbum of the Year"Folklore" — Taylor Swift — Winner"Chilombo" — Jhené Aiko"Black Pumas" (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas"Everyday Life" — Coldplay"Djesse Vol.cbsnews.com
Loyola Chicago gets MVC crown over Drake, 7th NCAA berth
20 Loyola Chicago to a 75-65 win over Drake in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game Sunday for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Keith Clemons added 13 points for Loyola, which has won six in a row and 17 of its past 18. Loyola Chicago, which hit 10 of 24 shots (63%) in the opening half, won its three tournament games by a total of 50 points. BIG PICTURELoyola Chicago: Heading to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time and first since the 2018 team reached the Final Four. UP NEXTChicago Loyola: Will be making its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the past 31 years.
NCAA bubble trouble: Pandemic pushes mid-majors to margins
Earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament won't pull Drake out of its financial hole, but every little bit helps. Earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament won't pull Drake out of its financial hole, but every little bit helps. The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament last year because of the pandemic forced the association to slash its revenue distribution to schools and conferences by $375 million. Streaking San Diego State (NET 19) is looking good, but if the Aztec win the Mountain West tournament that could leave Colorado State (NET 40), Boise State (NET 43) and Utah State (NET 47) outside the field. A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said she is not as concerned about the potential loss of NCAA Tournament revenue as the loss of exposure.
EXPLAINER: What is Clubhouse, the buzzy new audio chat app?
The icon for the social media app Clubhouse is seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. You can also download the app and get on a waiting list to be let into Clubhouse. Although Clubhouse hasn't divulged how many people are using its service, its app has been downloaded 5.3 million times, according to analytics firm App Annie. Thousands of Chinese users have flocked to the app in recent months, lured by the unfettered discussions it allowed with people abroad — particularly about democracy, Taiwan and other sensitive topics. Users still could download it if they had access to an Apple app store abroad.
Valparaiso hands No. 25 Drake its 1st loss of season, 74-57
Drake head coach Darian DeVries reacts as his team falls behind in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Valparaiso, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Valparaiso, Ind. Ben Krikke scored 15 points and Valparaiso held onto a second-half lead, pulling away to beat the Bulldogs 74-57 Sunday. The loss by Drake (18-1, 9-1 Missouri Valley) left No. “We’re not going to overreact to a loss,” third-year Drake coach Darian DeVries said. Drake had recently come back double-digit deficits against Missouri State and Valparaiso as well as surviving an overtime thriller against Illinois State.
Drake bests Aretha Franklin, Wonder to set Billboard record
1 hit on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, Drake has bested a record previously held by icons Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Drake's “Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring rapper Lil Durk, reached the No. Wonder and Franklin, who died in 2018, each have had 20 songs top the chart. 1 hits on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, 12 include him in the leading role, including “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings,” “Hotline Bling,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Best I Ever Had,” his first major hit released in 2009. Earlier this year, 34-year-old Drake made Billboard chart history when he set a new record for most songs on the Hot 100 chart — Billboard's main songs chart that includes all music genres.
Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case
The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He went to elite U.S. universities, clerked for an appellate court judge and worked for both a D.C. law firm with high-profile clients and as a public defender attorney for low-income clients. As a judge, he’s ruled that lawmakers should get the president’s financial records and has sprinkled his music appreciation into opinions. The Supreme Court sent that case back to a lower court and it is ongoing. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1993 and graduated from the University of Virginia’s law school in 1997.
Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus
LIV owner David Grutman poses for a photograph at the nightclub, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. LIV, one of Miami's most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs sits empty and quiet these days, a casualty of both the coronavirus outbreak and a power struggle between state and local government over how to contain the scourge. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus
The parties at the club are so legendary they have inspired lyrics from Drake, Kanye West and Rick Ross. Today, LIV sits quiet and empty — a casualty not just of the coronavirus outbreak but of a power struggle between state and local government over how to contain the scourge. “I cried real tears,” the 46-year-old Grutman said of his last visit to the shuttered club and nightlife's seemingly bygone era. As of this weekend, that curfew is not being enforced after the Miami Gardens strip club Tootsie’s Cabaret sued and got a temporary injunction issued by a judge. Others have asked to host Zoom parties from LIV, but Grutman just isn't into it.
DaBaby, Roddy Ricch to help BET celebrate awards virtually
The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. Comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales will host the 2020 BET Awards, which will air on CBS for the first time. Drake is the leading nominee: Hes up for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion follow Drake with five nominations each.
New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'
(Neon via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency was well-reviewed but got unjustly overshadowed by some of the higher profile awards contenders when it was released in December. Doctor Sleep: The Directors Cut: This Danny Torrance-focused sequel to The Shining was a little divisive upon release, which wasnt all that surprising. Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICGrey Daze: Fans of the late Grammy-winning screeching rock singer Chester Bennington will get a chance to hear him one more time. HAIM: Its been three years since sister trio HAIM have released a new album.
Unlocked is an exercise in sheer creativity and fun
With Kenny Beats help, the tape sounds straight out of the gritty streets of New York. The first song, titled Track 01, razzles and distorts as it takes listeners into a hazy world reminiscent of MF Doom. What makes Unlocked so special is that its an example of what hip-hop needs right now: pure unfiltered creativity between artists and producers. It is a smorgasbord of shapes, sounds and raps from two of contemporary raps most talented players. They didnt follow the rules or the clout, and thats exactly what rap needs right now.themiamihurricane.com
Y100s Jingle Ball Will Wrap Up a Fine Decade of Pop
But this season is more than just for best-of roundups and seemingly endless plays of Whams Last Christmas: Its also time for Y100's Jingle Ball. That's why this years Y100 Jingle Ball has South Florida written all over it. Hitmaker Khalid, who performed at 2018's Jingle Ball, will return for this year's edition. Y100's Jingle Ball. With the Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan, Ozuna, and others.browardpalmbeach.com
Y100s Jingle Ball Will Wrap Up a Fine Decade of Pop in Miami
But this season is more than just for best-of roundups and seemingly endless plays of Whams Last Christmas: Its also time for Y100's Jingle Ball. That's why this years Y100 Jingle Ball has Miami written all over it. Hitmaker Khalid, who performed at 2018's Jingle Ball, will return for this year's edition. Y100's Jingle Ball. With the Jonas Brothers, Niall Horan, Ozuna, and others.miaminewtimes.com
Drake is the latest celebrity to partner with Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth is forming a new cannabis wellness company with musician Drake as it expands its portfolio of celebrity partners, the company announced Thursday. The Ontario-based cannabis company is launching the More Life Growth Co. with the Canadian rapper. Drake will own 60% of the More Life Growth Co. with Canopy Growth holding the other 40%. Drake has granted More Life Growth Company with exclusive rights to certain intellectual property and brands in Canada and internationally, the company said. Canopy Growth is down more than 27% year to date and almost 58% over the past 12 months.cnbc.com
Kenyan Drake whos been the subject of trade rumors does not travel with Dolphins to Pittsburgh for Steelers game
Drake has been the first running back off the bench to spell Walton, and has been Miamis best pass catcher out of the backfield. But Drake has also fallen behind Ballage, second-year back, in goal-line situations, where Ballage has scored a rushing touchdown in each of the past two games.sun-sentinel.com
BET Hip Hop Awards 2019: Winners list
Megan Thee Stallion speaks onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Atlanta. ATLANTA - The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards aired Tuesday night, and it was a good one for J. Cole, and newcomer Megan Thee Stallion. Stallion and Lil Nas X received two awards, as did Cardi B and Travis Scott. Lil Kim was feted with the 2019 I Am Hip Hop honor and performed a medley of her hits. Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Remix)" - *WINNERTravis Scott Feat.
Drake 'hurt' by father's allegations he faked drama to sell records
Drake accepts the Best Rap Song award for "God's Plan" onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. The rapper recently took to his Instagram stories to post a note about his dad, Dennis Graham. My father will say anything to anyone that's willing to listen to him," Drake wrote in his note. "Every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept." He insisted he had "always been with Drake" and alleged his son was manufacturing drama between them to make money.
Dolphins return to practice following bye week
DAVIE, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins returned to practice after the bye week. The winless Dolphins are getting ready to face 0-5 Washington. The Redskins fired head coach Jay Gruden on Monday following his team's slow start. For Drake, the Dolphins slow start is different from his previous football career where he has had success at every level, including at the University of Alabama. The Dolphins play all of them.
Celine Dion doesn't want Drake to tattoo her face on his body
Singer Celine Dion performs during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (CNN) - Just because you loved her, Drake, it doesn't mean that Celine Dion wants her face on your body. The singer has asked her fellow Canadian to not get a Celine Dion tattoo. "Please, Drake, I love you very much," Dion said during an interview with iHeartRadio Canada. Whatever you want, but please..."The singer's reasoning is that she doesn't think her face will age well on Drake's body as time goes on.
Oil legend T. Boone Pickens dies
(CNN) - Legendary oil man T. Boone Pickens, whose investments helped shape the American energy industry going back to the 1950s, has died at the age of 91. Pickens announced his retirement from the oil and gas industry in January 2018 due to his poor health. A longtime maverick in the US energy industry, Pickens began a campaign in 2008 to help the US lessen its dependence on oil from OPEC nations. I have always believed that maintaining the status quo inevitably leads to failure," Pickens wrote in an op-ed for Forbes in 2017. "Back then, the notion that shareholders own the companies and managements were employees was foreign to big oil companies that would rather operate like empires.
Drake makes it 9 No. 1 albums with 'Care Package'
Drake poses with the awards for Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for Scorpion, in the press room during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (CNN) - Drake got a special delivery with his new album, "Care Package." 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. "Care Package" gathers 17 of Drake's tracks that were never officially released, some of which listeners could find in the past only via Soundcloud or YouTube. Drake is tied with Garth Brooks, Eminem, Madonna and The Rolling Stones, who also have had nine each atop the Billboard 200.
Chinese tech firm to buy 10% stake in Universal Music Group
Getty Images/Dave HoganPARIS - Chinese tech giant Tencent could soon own 10% of the music group behind Drake and Ariana Grande. French conglomerate Vivendi confirmed Tuesday that it's in talks to sell 10% of Universal Music Group to the gaming and social media company. Vivendi said in a statement that Universal Music Group would be valued at 30 billion ($33.6 billion) under the deal. Arnaud de Puyfontaine, the chief executive of Vivendi, said previously that proceeds from the Universal Music Group sale would be used to buy back shares and acquire companies. In March, Tencent said a sharp fall in its profits was mainly due to costs related to the US listing of its streaming music subsidiary, Tencent Music, in December.
Someone Tried to Shoot City Girls Rapper Yung Miami
City Girls are one of 2019's breakout hip-hop acts. But Yung Miami, one of the group's two members, nearly didn't survive her career-making year. Thankfully, none of the shots hit the 26-year-old, who is pregnant. "Whoever it was, they had their lights off," she was filmed telling police in a video first published by TMZ. She told cops that the first shots hit the spare tire attached to the back of her SUV.miaminewtimes.com
This app shows you what you'll look like as you age
CNN imageEver wanted to know how you'll age? Launched in 2017, FaceApp isn't necessarily new. But it's making headlines again because the app has gotten good -- like, eerily good -- at showing users what they'll look like when they age. And rapper Drake got in on the aging action (though it isn't clear if he used FaceApp to do it). The app can literally put a smile on your face, make you look younger, or swap your gender, too.
FaceApp goes viral with old-age filter, but spurs privacy concerns with Russian roots
FaceApp uses a type of artificial intelligence to "transform your face" according to the iTunes app store. According to the policy, FaceApp "cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to FaceApp or guarantee that information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed." "It's a Russian company, so once you grant access," she added, "you are granting access to all of those companies." There are currently 80 million FaceApp users. "That's how they're paying for it, free isn't actually free, they're giving away your information."
Hackers target NFL, celebrities on Twitter
A slew of celebrities have recently had their Twitter accounts hacked, including Drake, Kylie Jenner, and even the NFL official Twitter page. Mashable tech editor Pete Pachal and CNET editor Brian Tong join CBSN to discuss why the social media site has been the target of hackers.cbsnews.com