Rihanna is strengthening her resolve against President Trump and now has the backing of performing rights company Broadcast Music Inc., which has notified the Trump campaign that it should discontinue use of her music at events.
BMI has removed the Barbadian songstress’ work from a blanket license agreement used for campaigns. In this case, the so-called “political entities license” was an agreement with Donald J. Trump for President Inc., giving the campaign license to play her work.
After seven years as a couple, Kathy Griffin and boyfriend Randy Bick are done — this news brought to you by Griffin herself.
Apparently, she didn’t want anyone else getting to it first.
“God help me, but I’m gonna be one of those people who announces a break up,” the comic tweeted Thursday. “After 7 years, Randy and I have decided to part ways. It's not acrimonious and I will always adore him.”
Mowgli adjusting to life in the jungle appears to parallel Netflix’s attempts to adjust to life in movie theaters.
The streaming giant on Wednesday unveiled a new trailer for Andy Serkis’ reboot of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” just as it announced that the latest live-action/CG retelling will be released in limited theaters on Nov. 29 ahead of its streaming debut on Dec. 7.
“Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle,” Serkis’ directorial debut, has already seen a number of production delays since it was announced in 2012. Finally, in July, Netflix acquired the rights to the film from Warner Bros. in a deal that marked the platform’s biggest acquisition of a finished film to date.
Voters in the Songwriters Hall of Fame will have a chance to get their freak on next month, with Missy Elliott scoring an opportunity to join the 2019 class.
The organization announced its complete slate of nominees on Thursday, featuring a bevy of big names, including Mariah Carey, John Prine, Chrissie Hynde and Vince Gill.
Elliott, who has written and produced songs for Whitney Houston, Aaliyah and Beyoncé, is the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. If inducted, she will become just the third rapper — after Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri — in the hall.
“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston has confirmed that a movie based on the hit series is in the works, though he’s not sure he’ll be a part of it.
“There appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad,’ but I honestly have not even read the script. ... I have not gotten the script, I have not read the script,” he said Wednesday on “The Dan Patrick Show.”
“So there's a question of whether or not we would even see Walter White in this movie. ... Think about that one!" Cranston told the sports-talk host, dissolving into faux-maniacal laughter.
There were rumors — and fingers crossed — that she might appear, but nothing had been officially announced.
So when Joni Mitchell attended Wednesday night’s “Joni 75,” a birthday celebration in her honor, she gave the star-studded tribute concert an immediate jolt of excitement and poignancy. (The two-night affair kicked off Tuesday, but Mitchell did not publicly attend that performance.)