Joe and Jill Biden to appear on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’
Jill Biden moves her husband, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, back from members of the media as he speaks outside his campaign plane in New Castle, Del., on Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)NEW YORK – Ryan Seacrest will have a special pair of guests alongside the music stars at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration on ABC — the president-elect and the future first lady. President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to give “their last interview of the year” in New York’s Time Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.”The Bidens will "share an inspiring message as we come together to close out 2020 and look ahead with hope to 2021,” according to a statement by the producers. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021″ will run until 2 a.m. Eastern on Jan. 1. Seacrest is returning to host the event for a 16th year, and he will be joined by Porter and Lucy Hale in New York.
Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020
Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), the home to Eilish, Lady Gaga and Lamar, has been named the No. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. Billboard announced Thursday that the label, which is also known as IGA, tops its year-end chart for the first time since 2013. IGA is also the top Billboard 200 label with 68 albums released during the tracking period, 25 of which hit the Top 10. Warner Music Group’s Atlantic Records was 2019’s top Billboard 200 label.
Kevin Bacon brings music back to venues for charity concert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Musician and actor Kevin Bacon is bringing live music back to venues that have been shuttered this year with an all-star concert TV special. The charity concert airing on CBS on Dec. 15 will raise money for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and WhyHunger. All these independently owned venues were closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The joy that you see among the people that are playing, I think, is very infectious in our show,” said Bacon. Although he also hasn't been able to perform in front of fans this year, Bacon has been singing and playing to a smaller audience of sorts.
Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she’s re-recording music
NEW YORK – Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she’s busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist, winning three honors and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday. “The last time I received this award it was given to me by the late, great Prince," he said after winning favorite soul/R&B album. Breakthrough singer-rapper Doja Cat performed and won new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B female artist. And Megan Thee Stallion — won favorite rap/hip-hop songs for “WAP" with Cardi B — performed “Body" from her recently released debut album “Good News."
New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film, “Enola Holmes,” coming to the streamer Wednesday. — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was supposed to take place in June in Tennessee but was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, though, the festival is launching Virtual ROO-ALITY, a three-night live broadcast featuring new performances as well as content from the Bonnaroo archive. The two-hour film will be available at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at pbs.org/frontline and on YouTube at 9 p.m. EDT.
Alcatraz to reopen after monthslong closure due to pandemic
FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, is Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. Alcatraz Island will reopen its outdoor areas to the public next week after being closed for five months due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO Alcatraz, the infamous former island prison off San Francisco, will reopen its outdoor areas to the public next week after being closed for five months because of the pandemic. The island, which once housed Al Capone and George Machine Gun Kelly," will reopen Monday. There will be fewer visitors on the island, said Charles Strickfaden, a spokesman for the National Park Service.
Machine Gun Kelly Mourns the Death of His Dad In Heartbreaking Post
The singer shared the heartbreaking news on his Instagram on Sunday. Kelly began by sharing how he had planned to celebrate the one year anniversary of his fourth studio album, Hotel Diablo, but then his father "took his last breath." "But my father took his last breath this morning, and ive never felt a pain this deep in my life. The sad news comes following the death of Broadway star Nick Cordero who died from COVID-19 complications. RELATED CONTENT:Nick Cordero Dead at 41: Friends, Fans and Fellow Broadway Stars Pay TributeNick Cordero, Broadway Star, Dead of Complications From CoronavirusEarl Cameron, 'Doctor Who' and 'James Bond' Actor, Dead at 102
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Cozy Up at LAX Airport
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are taking their romance to new places. The new couple were spotted arriving at LAX airport on Saturday, cozying up as they seemingly prepared for a weekend getaway. Green, 46, opened up about the romance rumors between Fox and Kelly on his podcast last month. Soon after, Fox appeared in Kelly's music video for "Bloody Valentine," and the pair were snapped kissing by paparazzi. RELATED CONTENT:Machine Gun Kelly Talks Working With Rumored Girlfriend Megan FoxMegan Fox Says She Was Not 'Preyed Upon' by Michael BayMachine Gun Kelly Says He's 'In Love' Amid Megan Fox Romance Rumors
Megan Fox Kisses and Holds Hands With Machine Gun Kelly After Brian Austin Green Split
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly haven't done much to squash the romance rumors! This outing comes after Fox's ex, Brian Austin Green, was spotted with model Courtney Stodden over the weekend. Fox met the rapper while filming their upcoming movie, Midnight in the Switchgrass. "She met this guy, Colson, on set Ive never met him," Green said at the time. "RELATED CONTENT:Brian Austin Green Spotted Out With Courtney Stodden: PicMegan Fox Spotted for First Time Since News of Brian Austin Green SplitMegan Fox and Brian Austin Green's Relationship Timeline: From Their First On-Set Spark to Parenthood & Beyond
Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations
Across the U.S., many celebrities have been doing far more than tweeting supportive words or issuing carefully prepared statements. They took to the streets alongside thousands of people to condemn the killings of black people at the hands of police and to demand reform. The video shows Sampson step in front of his assistant and an officer hit him at least twice with a baton. Then an officer aims straight at me, no ricochet, and shoots (rubber bullets) Sampson wrote. Everyone is angry but there is a way to direct that anger, actor/director Taika Waititi wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Halsey, Emily Ratajkowski & More Celebs Take to the Streets to Protest George Floyd's Death
While some celebrities are speaking out against police brutality or donating money to help pay for George Floyd protestors' bailouts, others are taking to the streets and joining the crowds. Halsey, along with Yungblud, was spotted at the Los Angeles protests on Saturday. Emily Ratajkowski shared snapshots and updates from the Los Angeles protests. As protests continue, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett announced that a curfew would be put into place. RELATED CONTENT:Chrissy Teigen Donating $200,000 to Help Pay for Protestors' BailMichelle Obama, Beyonc and More React to George Floyd ProtestsTaylor Swift Slams President Donald Trump for Threatening Violence Amid George Floyd Protests