The 10 weirdest celebrity apologies of 2021, from a ‘seductive’ Bible dance to making fun of Madonna
They flipped a double-bird on live TV. They insulted BTS fans (the nerve). They overreacted to “guilt-free” snacks. Just some of the things famous people wound up saying sorry for this year.washingtonpost.com
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Blue Bannisters’ rejects personas, dives deep into personal relationships through champion songwriting
The tracks on American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Bannisters” have existed in several different forms over the years. Her second album this year, Del Rey discusses her family more than in her previous efforts. The strong r&b influences in Kane’s vocals sound excellent, as do his and Del Rey’s harmonization. Del Rey proves on “Blue Bannisters” that she has the songwriting chops to make it in less pop-oriented genres — she just needs to stop making the instrumentals another challenge to overcome. Featured image “Lana Del Rey Releases Music Video For New Track ‘Burning Desire'”by jaguarmena is licensed under CC BY 2.0themiamihurricane.com
New this week: 'Psych,' The Chicks album, '30 Rock' reunited
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. In her review, AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr called it essential to Miranda disciples. After the film's June debut was postponed in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests, it lands on Hulu on Friday. AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC The Chicks: After changing their name and recording their first album in 14 years, Grammy-winning country trio The Chicks will release their new album, Gaslighter, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONThe documentary Showbiz Kids promises a candid look at the high risk, high reward careers of child actors, with perspective from those who have been there.
Family affair: Billie Eilish, Finneas win big at Grammys
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — created in the musicians’ Los Angeles home — helped Eilish win the top four honors, including album, song and record of the year, along with best new artist. Eilish won five honors. Together, they also won best pop vocal album, while Finneas’ individual honors included producer of the year (non-classical) and best engineered album (non-classical). Mill performed a new song called “Letter to Nipsey” while others joined together for “Higher,” which won best rap/sung performance. “To my mother, you did a great job raising this guy,” Tyler, who won best rap album, said to his mom, who was onstage and crying by side.
Who will win big on Grammy night? Vote for your favorites now
Music’s biggest night is just around the corner, and fans everywhere are putting their bets on who will win the top prizes at this year’s Grammy awards. It wasn’t a commercial success, but neither was last year’s winner, Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour.” Look for Vampire Weekend or Ariana Grande spoil Del Rey’s chances of winning. Taylor Swift was shut out of the bigger categories besides song of the year, so this could be her once chance to win a Grammy for the night. If the Grammy isn’t going to Beyoncé, chances are it’s going to Ariana Grande or Lizzo. Make sure you vote in the polls and let us know your thoughts on this year’s Grammy awards in the comments below.
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Apple, Facebook, Altria, WWE & more
Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading:Apple Shares of Apple rose 2.6% after the company reported better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings and revenue. Facebook Facebook shares rose nearly 1.8% after the social media giant posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analyst expectations. Altria Shares of the tobacco producer fell 2.5% after reporting third quarter earnings Thursday morning. Still, the firm beat analysts' estimates by 4 cents and topped revenue forecasts, according to Refinitiv. The company's adjusted earnings came in 9 cents above analysts' estimates, according to Refinitiv, although revenue was just shy of forecasts.cnbc.com
Newsletter: China, if youre listening ...
President Trump wants China to investigate the Bidens too. Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times. (Andrew H. Arnott / Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA)CALIFORNIA San Francisco Dist. George Gascon has announced his resignation, an almost certain signal that he will challenge Jackie Lacey to become Los Angeles top prosecutor. Los Angeles International Airport will soon ban ride-hailing companies from picking up passengers outside its terminals.latimes.com