Category: Entertainment

Stapleton, Lambert, Underwood and Vegas win at ACM Awards

By MESFIN FEKADU The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards marked a memorable night for the victims of the massive Las Vegas shooting, comeback queen Carrie Underwood and triple-winners Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert. Jason Aldean paid tribute to the 58 people who died at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last October when he was named entertainer of the year Sunday for the third consecutive time. “It’s been a rough year,” Aldean said, thanking those “that showed us love and support over the last six months.” The ACMs brought the country music community back to Vegas...

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Man arrested after stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar trophy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a man has been arrested for stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards. Officer Rosario Herrera, a police spokeswoman, says 47-year-old Terry Bryant was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony grand theft. She says he was being held on $20,000 bail Monday morning. Authorities say the Oscar was allegedly stolen during the Governors Ball after party. Herrera said Bryant had a ticket for the event. McDormand received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” A telephone number for Bryant couldn’t...

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Country singer Daryle Singletary dies at age 46

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Daryle Singletary, who sang songs like “I Let Her Lie” and “Too Much Fun,” has died. A publicist says Singletary died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee on Monday at 46. The cause of death is pending. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Some of his other songs include “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” He sang with George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam and more. Singletary was born in Cairo, Georgia and was among a wave of country traditionalists in the late 1990s. His is survived by his wife,...

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Ed Sheeran Broke His Arm, and His Upcoming Tour Dates Are in Doubt

ED SHEERAN hurt himself on a bike ride.  He posted a photo yesterday of his right arm in a cast . . . and his left in a sling.  He captioned it, quote, “I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident . . . and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows.  Please stay tuned.” Ed has 15 shows in Asia beginning this Sunday, but if those get postponed, he doesn’t have anything else booked until next March. He performs solo, with just a guitar and a loop pedal . . . and he’s said he has...

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Taylor Swift single keeps ‘Despacito’ from breaking Mariah record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Look what Taylor Swift has done. Her new single pushed the ubiquitous hit “Despacito” off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart after 16 weeks and just shy of breaking Mariah Carey’s record. Billboard announced Tuesday that Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do,” became her fifth Hot 100 chart topper. “Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, had tied Carey’s duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” as the longest running No. 1 songs in the 59-year history of the charts. Swift however set her own record with the new song from...

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