Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer Published 12:22 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 New York – With most of music industry’s top acts absent – from Beyonce to Bruno Mars – the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads – for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post Malone for artist of the year. “I can’t believe this is for me,” Cabello said Monday onstage. Neither can we. Cabello achieved the unthinkable later in the show when she took home the top prize – video of the year – for “Havana.” Cabello’s song was a No. 1 hit and of the video of the year nominees, “Havana” was the second-most viewed clip behind Drake’s “God’s Plan.” But that’s partly since “Havana” was released last year while the other videos came out this year. It was the night’s most … [Read more...] about Review: MTV VMAs a shocking event, for wrong reasons
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Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 12:04 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 Fans and celebrities sent an outpouring of prayers and love to Aretha Franklin on Monday amidst reports that the Queen of Soul is gravely ill in Detroit. "Praying for the Queen of Soul," tweeted Mariah Carey, who appeared with the music legend in 1998 on the first "VH1 Divas" special. Chance the Rapper posted a weeping emoji and linked to video of Franklin's epic performance at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, where she saluted inductee Carole King by singing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." By Monday morning, Franklin was among the top trending topics on Twitter. Missy Elliott, Ciara, Paula Abdul and Carnie Wilson were among the numerous celebrities who joined the chorus of love expressed toward Franklin. She has not performed live since a November appearance at a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York, where she played a nine-song set. "Hamilton" creator … [Read more...] about Mariah Carey, other celebs send love, prayers to Aretha Franklin
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak Email the author April 26 at 1:40 PM Email the author Lynnette Hardaway’s conversion from lifelong Democrat to Donald Trump’s “most vocal and loyal supporter” happened sometime between her concluding Democrats “didn’t give a damn about my fellow black brothers and sisters” and her acquiring a new iPad. In 2015 she received one as a birthday present, trained the camera on herself and pressed record. Her sister, Rochelle Richardson, told her to put the result on YouTube. Six months later, in December 2015, Trump held a campaign … [Read more...] about Who are Diamond and Silk? How two small-town ex-Democrats found fame as ‘warriors’ for Trump.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak Email the author April 26 at 10:40 AM Email the author Lynnette Hardaway, left, and her sister Rochelle Richardson, aka “Diamond and Silk,” seen here at an August 2016 rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., soared to fame as YouTube personalities when they declared their support of candidate Donald Trump. (Johnny Louis/WireImage) Lynnette Hardaway’s conversion from lifelong Democrat to Donald J. Trump’s “most vocal and loyal supporter” happened sometime between her concluding that Democrats “didn’t give a damn about my fellow … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: How two small-town North Carolina sisters found fame as Trump fans.
I never met Ayrton Senna. I never even saw him drive in the flesh. And so I’m afraid that this article will give you no amazing new insight into him as a person or as a racing driver on the 20th anniversary of his passing. But May 1st 1994 changed my life forever, and would come to influence every day of my life that followed. In 1994 I was a 13 year old chorister at Worcester Cathedral. As such, Sundays were always busy; Eucharist in the morning, home for Sunday lunch, then back to the Cathedral for Evensong. I sung so many times and for so many years in that magnificent place of worship that, over 20 years later, it has all pretty much merged into one. Except for that one Mayday. I remember leaving the house to go and sing Evensong, wondering whether my hero was alive or dead. I asked the Precentor to say a prayer for him that evening, as I had that morning at Eucharist in memory of Roland. But walking through the front door at home that evening, my Father turned on the … [Read more...] about Senna