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
He said music from his fifth studio album “Changes” was wrongly viewed as a pop album, rather than an R&B project. “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.
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.
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