The pop star Kesha, who since 2014 has been embroiled in a nasty legal battle with her former producer and current label head, Dr. Luke, has issued her first new song in nearly five years. Called "Praying," it's a defiant ballad about overcoming adversity that opens with a haunting spoken-word intro.
"Am I dead," she wonders, "or is this one of those dreams, those horrible dreams that seem like they last forever?"
She continues: "If there is a God or whatever, something, somewhere, why have I been abandoned by everyone and everything I've ever known, I've ever loved?"
Viceland released a trailer for its first scripted series on Wednesday, and it seems the EDM world may be getting its very own "This Is Spinal Tap" this summer.
Written and produced by James Van Der Beek, who also stars as the titlular character, "What Would Diplo Do?" offers a mockumentary-style look at the life of Diplo, the superstar producer and member of EDM (electronic dance music) groups Jack Ü and Major Lazer.
Think about what it means to be a destitute actor who refuses to sell a script and molds his own inadequacies into the figure of a boxer. Then look what happened. Rocky entered the fabric of the American subconscious. When you cheer Rocky, you cheer someone fighting an uphill struggle. He had no money, but he had ethics. He had no skill, but he had courage. He touched a nerve that translated into an international myth.
Daniel Dae Kim has shed light on his abrupt departure from CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" reboot.
"I'm sad to say it is true. I will not be returning to Hawaii Five-0 when production starts next week. Though I made myself available to come back, CBS and I weren’t able to agree to terms on a new contract, so I made the difficult choice not to continue," the actor wrote in a Facebook post early Wednesday morning.
Executive producer Peter Lenkov confirmed last week that Kim and co-star Grace Park, who play supporting roles as cousins Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua, respectively, will not be returning for the eighth season of the CBS procedural. At the time, neither Lenkov nor the network revealed what led to the exits.
Rob Kardashian saved the fireworks for July 5th, lighting up Blac Chyna on Instagram with a slew of posts accusing her of cheating on him, taking advantage of him financially and using drugs. He also reportedly posted, then deleted, X-rated photos he said she sent to him.
In response, on Snapchat, she reportedly accused him of beating her up, then deleted that snap.
Thing is, he says she started it all by sending him a video of herself sucking face with another guy.
John Blackwell Jr., who was best known for his work with Prince starting in the early 2000s, has died at age 43, according to an Instagram post from his wife, Yaritza.
She wrote: "My husband incredible drummer John Blackwell Jr. passed [away] peacefully in my company today. Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support."
Blackwell had battled brain cancer for more than a year, according to his wife, who regularly updated his fans via social media. In a June 30 post on Instagram and Twitter, she wrote that her husband had been diagnosed with brain cancer while touring in Japan.
Afghan television executives are taking innovative strides to prompt a change of heart about gender equality, particularly among the nation's youngsters.
Say hello to Zeerak, a goofy-grinned, bespectacled marionette donning a traditional shalwar kameez and a waistcoat embroidered with Afghanistan's national colors.
Zeerak is the most recent addition to the cast of "Baghch-e-Simsim" — Afghanistan's hugely successful, localized version of "Sesame Street" — and only the second Afghan muppet to join the ranks of internationally beloved favorites such as Big Bird and Elmo.
The music industry continues to move headlong into a streaming future, according to Nielsen Music's annual midyear report of listening habits.
The report, which was published Wednesday, shows that music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and others delivered a total of 184.3 billion on-demand audio streams, up from 113.5 billion during the same period a year ago, for an increase of 62%.
Buoyed by the success of superstars such as Drake, Future, Ed Sheeran and the return of Taylor Swift's back catalog to major streaming platforms, the services surpassed a milestone in March, when more than 7 billion songs were accessed.