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  • Eminem, Kehlani, N.E.R.D, G-Eazy Added to iHeartRadio Awards Lineup

    LOS ANGELES ( - iHeartMedia announced today that Eminem featuring Kehlani, plus N.E.R.D and G-Eazy will join previously announced performers Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello and Charlie Puth at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled, the show airs live on Sunday, March 11 on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the Forum in Los Angeles; they will also air simultaneously on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide.

  • The force turns out for Mark Hamill's Hollywood Walk of Fame star

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Flanked by two Storm Troopers, "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday with the enthusiasm and humility that has endeared him to fans four decades after his first turn as Luke Skywalker.

  • Japanese maestro Ozawa in hospital with cardiac issues

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Seiji Ozawa, one of the best known conductors of his generation, is in hospital for treatment of a heart condition and will remain there for about a month, his office said on Thursday.

  • 'American Idol': Four Major Questions Facing the ABC Revival

    LOS ANGELES ( - It has been 10 months since ABC, just days before its upfront presentation in New York, closed a deal to bring "American Idol" back to television. The network won a bidding war with Fox to land the not-so-long-dormant franchise's revival, then shelled out heavily to secure judge Katy Perry ($25 million per season) and host Ryan Seacrest ($12 million). Reviving "Idol" became the most intrigue-generating gambit of the 2017-18 broadcast season. How it pays out is about to be seen. The new "American Idol" premieres March 11.

  • Pioneering UK music paper NME to close print edition

    LONDON (Reuters) - NME, the pop music newspaper that created the first British singles chart in 1952, will be printed for the final time this week as it shifts focus to its digital audience, publisher Time Inc said on Wednesday.

  • U.S. turns to music in bid to woo Cambodians

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - With U.S.-Cambodian relations at a low and Chinese influence growing, Washington is trying a new way to win hearts and minds: sponsoring a well-known Cambodian musician to sing positive songs about America.

  • TV Review: 'American Idol' on ABC

    LOS ANGELES ( - Are we caught in a time loop? is a question you might ask yourself, upon turning on ABC's "American Idol" for the debut of the show's 16th season. In 2016, Fox gave the show a grand goodbye tour; a year later, ABC made a multi-million dollar deal for the franchise. It's hard to term something a revival when it was gone for barely a year, but anyway, here we are. "American Idol" is back, and whether you like it or not, it's ready to present to you the fresh-faced young American singers who want a chance to make it in Hollywood.

  • Milosevic - the musical - plays in Kosovo

    GRACANICA, Kosovo (Reuters) - Twelve years after he died during his trial for war crimes, Slobodan Milosevic, the one-time Serbian strongman, divided his audience again, this time as a character in a musical that made its debut on Tuesday.

  • Milosevic - the musical - plays in Kosovo

    GRACANICA, Kosovo, March 7 (Reuters) - Twelve years after he died during his trial for war crimes, Slobodan Milosevic, the one-time Serbian strongman, divided his audience again, this time as a character in a musical that made its debut on Tuesday.

  • Recording Academy Names Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama's Former Chief of Staff, Head of Task Force for Inclusion

    LOS ANGELES ( - The Recording Academy announced today that Tina Tchen, chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama, will chair its task force to examine issues of inclusion and diversity within the Academy and the music community. According to the announcement, "As part of its charter, the task force will identify the various barriers and unconscious biases faced by underrepresented communities throughout the music industry and, specifically, across Recording Academy operations and policies. In an effort to determine pathways toward greater parity at every level of the organization, the task force will look specifically at Recording Academy governance, hiring and promotion practices, membership, awards, and telecast."

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