Broadway-bound revival of 'The Wiz' finds its next Dorothy, thanks in part to TikTok
A 24-year-old triple threat who toured in “Hairspray,” competed on “American Idol” and came to the attention of casting agents with her TikTok videos has landed the plumb role of Dorothy in the Broadway-bound production of “The Wiz.”.
New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Imagine Dragons, the reuniting of “Home Improvement” sitcom buddies Tim Allen and Richard Karn for “More Power” and the return of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as unlikely crime-solving New York City neighbors in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”.
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
FILE - Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, appears during a portrait session at Capitol Records in Los Angeles on June 12, 2014. Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old. Publicist Jay Schwartz says Wilson died Monday night, Feb. 8, 2021, at her home in Las Vegas and that the cause was not immediately clear. Wilson died Monday night at her home in Nevada and the cause was not immediately clear, said publicist Jay Schwartz. Following the Supremes’ disbandment, Wilson released the solo albums “Mary Wilson” and “Walk the Line” and wrote a handful of books, including the best-selling “Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme” and “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together."
The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show
This photo provided by the NFL shows singer The Weekend speaking at the halftime press conference ahead of the Super Bowl 55 football game, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Perry Knotts/NFL via AP)The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show. The pop star said he will “keep it PG” during his headliner slot on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will be different this year due to the pandemic and The Weeknd said he will use different parts of the stadium, the field and a “little bit" of the famously massive pirate ship. AdWhen asked for his favorite Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd cited Diana Ross' 1996 performance. The Weeknd, whose real name is, Abel Tesfaye, joins a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and last year’s duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
You won’t believe these 10 artists have been passed over for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
That’s why we decided to round up a list of artists that are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but absolutely deserve to be one day. Tina TurnerThe legendary singer is already inducted in the Rock Hall of Fame, alongside her ex-husband Ike Turner, but Tina Turner hasn’t been inducted as a solo artist yet. The B-52′sIt’s a travesty that The B-52′s have never even been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While the Rock Hall doesn’t have a ton of country artists inducted, legends Johnny Cash and Brenda Lee are in the Hall of Fame, so there really isn’t an excuse for Parton’s absence. OutKastRap artists have slowly but surely been getting recognized by the Rock Hall, so it’s only a matter of time before OutKast gets its due.
Diana Ross first artist announced for Glastonbury 2020
Diana Ross performs onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Diana Ross is to perform in the "legends slot" at Glastonbury 2020, it was announced Thursday, making the soul icon the first artist confirmed for the festival's 50th anniversary event. Previous acts who have taken this prestigious slot include Paul Simon, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton and Kylie Minogue, who performed this year to a record-breaking audience. Glastonbury Festival announced the news on Twitter on Thursday morning. When Ross last performed live in the UK -- at Petworth Park in 2008 -- she famously reprimanded audience members for filming her on their cellphones.