Gloria Estefan, Jeff Lynne, Teddy Riley, Glen Ballard, Liz Rose heading to Songwriters Hall of Fame
Gloria Estefan, Jeff Lynne, Teddy Riley, Glen Ballard and Liz Rose are being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, with Post Malone and musical theater lyricist Tim Rice also being honored.
Apple Music launching shows with Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain
NEW YORK – Apple Music is launching several new radio shows hosted by A-list musical acts, including Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood. The streaming service announced that it will debut two new radio stations Tuesday: Apple Music Hits, focused on popular songs of the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, as well as Apple Music Country, dedicated to the country music genre. Both channels will have daily on-air hosts but will also include several shows hosted by well-known musicians. Apple Music Hits will include shows hosted by Snoop Dogg, Twain, Alanis Morissette, Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor, Ciara, blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Huey Lewis. Apple Music also announced Tuesday that its popular Beats 1 radio station — featuring shows hosted by Billie Eilish, Elton John and Lil Wayne — will be renamed to Apple Music 1.
CBS News head calls threats against Gayle King reprehensible
“We fully support Gayle King and her integrity as a journalist,” CBS News President Susan Zirinsky told The Associated Press. “We find the threats against her or any journalist doing their job reprehensible.”CBS would not discuss the nature of any private threats against King. Her friend, Oprah Winfrey, said in an NBC interview that King had received death threats and was traveling with security. “You come against Gayle King, you come against an army,” R ice wrote. “You will lose, and it won't be pretty.”On Saturday, Snoop Dogg posted a message on his Instagram that said he meant King no harm.
Winfrey says King not doing well after social media backlash
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oprah Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. On an appearance on “Hoda & Jenna & Friends” on Friday, Winfrey said King “is not doing well'' and has to travel with security because of threats. In the clip, King asks Leslie whether the 2003 case made Bryant's legacy complicated for her. Critics lashed out at King on social media for bringing up the old allegations. "I can see how people would obviously be very upset if you thought that Gayle was just trying to press to get an answer from Lisa Leslie,” Winfrey continued.
Kansas apologizes after Snoop Dogg's show featuring pole dancers
(CNN) - Kansas Jayhawks athletic director Jeff Long issued an apology Friday night following Snoop Dogg's raucous performance at an annual university event that included pole dancers. The hip-hop artist's appearance at the "Late Night in the Phog" kickoff at the University of Kansas caused controversy when Snoop, wearing a blue No. 20 Kansas jersey, sang to a cheering crowd while backed by dancers twirling around stripper poles. "We apologize for the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night," Long said in a statement. Last week, the Kansas Jayhawks were charged by the NCAA with five Level I and two Level II violations, including a lack of institution control charge and a violation of coaching responsibilities standard.
Snoop Dogg's 10-day-old grandson dies
Host Snoop Dogg at TBS' Drop the Mic and The Joker's Wild Premiere Party at Dream Hotel on Oct. 11, 2017, in Hollywood, California. (CNN) - Snoop Dogg's grandson was only alive for 10 days when he died Wednesday in his father's arms. Corde Broadus, Snoop Dogg's son, shared the news of son Kai's death in an emotional post on Instagram, writing that Kai's influence will continue to impact and inspire him. Kai wants all of you to kno he's doing great and wants to continue to inspire those who light is dim," he wrote. Snoop Dogg, though, hasn't directly commented on the situation -- but he did post a video saying to trust God shortly after the news was announced.