New this week: Shania, 'Princess Power' and Pamela Anderson
This week’s new entertainment releases include a fresh album from Shania Twain, the megahit film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” lands on Disney+ and a new PBS “Frontline” documentary delves into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interaction with the last five U.S. presidents.
New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep
MOVIES— Travel may seem closed off right now but how about a cruise with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen? — If one Streep film wasn’t enough for you, she’s again in typically fine form in “The Prom,” parodying a diva actor in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Jon Bon Jovi has already produced an album this year with “2020” and the concert film "On a Night Like This — Bon Jovi 2020." — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— This season’s winner for lengthy title: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” debuting Friday on Disney +. — The CW’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020,” a 90-minute special based on the annual concert, will air at 8 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 14.
New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes
Because live shows aren’t really a thing in 2020, she’s launching a holiday TV special on Apple TV+ on Friday. “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” will includes a mix of musical performances and dancing with amination. — Shawn Mendes released his debut album in 2015 and he’s dropping his fourth effort Friday. Along with the album is the Netflix documentary called “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder,” which is available for streaming and follows Mendes’ rise and journey over the last few years. — Christmas came early when Carrie Underwood released her first holiday album in September, and on Thursday she’ll debut a musical TV special to accompany the album.
Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist, winning three honors and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday. Breakthrough singer-rapper Doja Cat performed and won new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B female artist. And Megan Thee Stallion — won favorite rap/hip-hop songs for “WAP" with Cardi B — performed “Body" from her recently released debut album “Good News."
Elton John-led concert to re-air; film academy aids workers
IHEART’S LIVING ROOM CONCERTAn Elton John-led, star-studded benefit concert that raised more than $10 million to battle the coronavirus will be re-aired on Fox next week. Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys will be shown performing from their homes on “Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America,” which will air Monday. Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest paid tribute to those combating the spread of the virus. FILM ACADEMY DONATES $6M TO HELP INDUSTRY EMPLOYEESThe Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is giving $6 million to help film industry employees out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. South Korea earlier on Friday reported 86 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its nationwide total to 10,062.
Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid
The Elton John-led starry benefit concert that featured Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys on Sunday has raised nearly $8 million to battle the coronavirus. The musicians performed from their homes for the hour-long event that aired on Fox and iHeartMedia radio stations. The money will go to Feeding America and First Responders Childrens Foundation. CONCERT RAISES MILLIONSThe Elton John-led starry benefit concert that featured Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys on Sunday has raised nearly $8 million to battle the coronavirus. The musicians performed from their homes for the hourlong event that aired on Fox and iHeartMedia radio stations.
Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations
LOS ANGELES, CA – Billie Eilish came away with the most nominations for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. iHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Eilish received seven nominations. The singer will compete for female artist of the year and song of the year with “bad guy.” Lil Nas X and Lizzo are each nominated six times. Eilish will face off against Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Halsey and Ariana Grande for female artist of the year. For the men’s top artist award, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, Luke Combs, Post Malone and Mendes will vie for the honor.
2019 MTV Europe Music Awards: The winners list
(CNN) - Ariana Grande was up for seven awards, but Taylor Swift had the bigger night along with Billie Eilish and Halsey at the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday in Seville, Spain. At The Disco, "ME!" At The DiscoThe 1975BEST HIP-HOP21 SavageCardi BJ. ColeWINNER: Nicki MinajTravis ScottBEST ALTERNATIVEWINNER: FKA twigsLana Del ReySolangetwenty one pilotsVampire WeekendBEST ELECTRONICCalvin HarrisDJ SnakeMarshmelloWINNER: Martin GarrixThe ChainsmokersBEST LOOKWINNER: HalseyJ BalvinLil Nas XLizzoROSALABIGGEST FANSAriana GrandeWINNER: BTSBillie EilishShawn MendesTaylor SwiftBEST PUSHWINNER: Ava MaxBillie EilishCNCOH.E.R. Jade BirdJuice WRLDKiana LedLauvLewis CapaldiLizzoMabelRosalaBEST WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCEBebe Rexha, Isle of MTV Malta 2019Hailee Steinfeld, Isle of MTV Malta 2018WINNER: Muse, Bilbao, Spain 2018The 1975, Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019twenty one pilots, Lollapalooza Paris Festival 2019BEST U.K. & IRELAND ACTLewis CapaldiDaveMabelEd SheeranWINNER: Little Mix (Social Wildcard Winner)The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
Barack Obama just tweeted his summer 2019 playlist
Former President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Illinois where he accepted the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on Sept. 7, 2018, in Urbana, Illinois. Maybe nothing other than that they're all high up on former President Barack Obama's summer 2019 playlist -- but that's a pretty cool place to be. "With summer winding down, here's a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to some new, some old, some fast, some slow," he wrote on Twitter. The playlist includes some of the summer's most popular songs, what with Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road (Remix)" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo's "Juice," and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's wildly popular, "Senorita." Cue the mic drop...summer 2019, Obama out!
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes to perform at VMAs
Singers Camila Cabello (L) and Shawn Mendes perform onstage during the People's Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, along with Lizzo, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Lil Nas X and Rosala, MTV has announced. Cabello released her debut solo album, "CAMILA" in January 2018 to rave reviews. She took home artist of the year and video of the year at the 2018 VMAs. Mendes recently released two new singles, "If I Can't Have You" and his collaboration with Cabello, "Senorita."