The Search for Country's Next Star Gets 'Real' With Shania Twain's New Show
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With so many options for music competition shows on television - "The Voice," "American Idol" and "American's Got Talent" among them -- it's high time the Country genre got its share of the spotlight. Enter: USA Network's "Real Country," a national showcase for promising artists hand-selected by panelists Shania Twain, Travis Tritt and Jake Owen, premiering Nov. 13.
Man who tried to sell stolen John Lennon diaries charged in Germany
BERLIN (Reuters) - A 59-year-old man was charged in Germany on Monday on suspicion of trying to sell stolen diaries and other items that had belonged to the late Beatle John Lennon.
Trump to award freedom medals to Elvis, Babe Ruth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will award the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. and five other individuals, the White House said in a statement on Saturday.
Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her 'Mental Health Crisis'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Lady Gaga has no problem living -- and revealing -- her truth.
Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill settle copyright lawsuit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have settled a copyright lawsuit claiming that their song "The Rest of Our Life" was a "blatant" rip-off of a song by two Australian songwriters, titled "When I Found You."
Japan TV cancels show of K-pop's BTS over atom bomb t-shirt furor
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese TV station said it had canceled a Friday television show with South Korean boy band BTS after news one member had worn a t-shirt that sparked anger on social media and was interpreted as commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Joni Mitchell Blows Out 75th Birthday Candles at Starry Tribute
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Joni Mitchell did not sing during a rare public appearance Wednesday night, but she did show off one of the most instantly recognizable grins in pop music history, which was emotional climax enough for the curtain call of "JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion."
Disney plans new 'Star Wars' prequel series for streaming service
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new "Star Wars" prequel series is on its way, this time for Walt Disney Co's planned Disney+ streaming service, Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Thursday.
Michael Buble to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Singer-songwriter Michael Buble is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 16, adding the 2,650th star to the legendary sidewalk. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. PT in front of the W Hollywood Hotel.
Missy Elliott Leads 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Missy Elliott becomes the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2019, it was announced today. Joining Elliott as performing nominees are Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, the Beach Boys' Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart).
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