The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards just made it a lot harder for Kendrick Lamar to stay humble.
Announced Tuesday morning on Instagram Live, Lamar and the video for "Humble" scored the most nominations with eight, followed by Katy Perry and the Weeknd, both nabbing five apiece.
The VMAs also announced plans to follow in the footsteps of this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards by doing away with gendered categories. Best female video and best male video have now been collapsed into artist of the year, and the network has also introduced a "fight against the system" award for videos that actively fight injustice.
"Titanic" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are serving themselves up for charity, auctioning off a private dinner with the two of them at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's fourth annual gala on Thursday, according to E! News and People.
The dinner is among the many auction items available for bidders at the star-studded event taking place in Saint-Tropez, France. The nonprofit, which supports various environmentally conscious causes, raised $45 million during its charity auction last year.
Sometimes people will say to me, 'Why do you seem so happy?' But I can't believe I'm getting to do this. I'm so consciously appreciative of the fact that I've managed to make a living in this business. When I talk to young actors, I say it's about stamina. If you're the last person standing, you will be successful.
In skintight pants that could have been painted on, Iggy Pop planted his feet on the lip of the stage Sunday afternoon, lunging forward as if he were about to surf over the sea of fist-pumping hands.
He cocked his hips, curled his lip, slung a head of lank blond hair, hurled a microphone stand, fell to his knees to pound the floor with a belt and dropped enough f-bombs to warrant a “parental advisory” label.
In other words, the Iggy Pop who riled up FYF Fest on Sunday was the same hell-raiser we’ve seen and heard since the late 1960s. Perhaps no other American musician, save for departed Johnny Cash, has been so on brand as Pop has for nearly 50 years.
Shock rocker Alice Cooper has unearthed a potential masterpiece by his late pal Andy Warhol, which had been tucked away with touring equipment for more than 40 years.
A red "Little Electric Chair" silkscreen from Warhol's menacing 1960s Death and Disaster series was "rolled up in a tube" and sat among 1970s stage props in a storage locker, Cooper's longtime manager, Shep Gordon, told the Guardian. The piece had never been stretched onto a frame, the newspaper said.
Gordon, the subject of Mike Myers' 2014 film "Supermensch," said the piece was purchased by Cooper's late girlfriend Cindy Lang for $2,500 back in the 1970s. The rocker, who was good friends with the tinsel-haired pop artist, famously feigned his own execution in an identical electric chair during his macabre, high-spectacle concerts. Warhol supposedly caught one of those shows, the Guardian said.
The underpaid women of the BBC have spoken, and it seems the network is listening.
On Sunday, 45 exasperated female television presenters from the BBC wrote a letter to the public broadcaster demanding that it close its gender pay gap. Immediately. (Not three years from now, as BBC management had originally proposed.)
The elusive soul crooner announced he’s returning to the Bowl for the first time in eight years on Oct. 8. The gig will be part of a small string of engagements he has booked in support of last year’s comeback record, “blackSUMMERS’night.”
Soul savant Raphael Saadiq and R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan will join him for the show.
A week after announcing the supporting acts on his upcoming stadium run, Justin Bieber has pulled the plug on his ongoing Purpose world tour “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over the last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates,” read a statement from the singer’s representatives on Monday.
Bieber was set to launch the latest leg of his tour on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, and had booked a date at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for Aug. 5.