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CHICAGO (AP) — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she's feeling great. Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday , three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Assassination Nation" is trying to make you uncomfortable. The film even starts out with about a dozen "trigger warnings" previewing the horror that is to come in this internet age Salem witch trial about four teenage girls who become the enemies of an entire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman nearly four years ago and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the...
TORONTO (AP) — Quincy Jones holds out his hands. Like Jones, an easy raconteur, they tell stories. There's a small scar from when he, as a youngster in 1930s Chicago, accidently wandered into a gang's territory. "They nailed my hand to a fence with a switchblade, man," he says...
Billy F. Gibbons, "The Big Bad Blues" (Concord Records) Billy F. Gibbons hasn't strayed far from the blues but after a 2015 solo debut awash in Afro-Cuban influences, "The Big Bad Blues" is a sort of homecoming in more ways than one — the very ZZ Top-like opening track, "Missin...
NEW YORK (AP) — The popular political podcast "Pod Save America" is coming to HBO for a series of four specials. "Pod Save America" will be hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor, who worked for the Obama administration. They will provide insight and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Mars has another mystery to solve. Hulu has ordered eight new one-hour interconnected episodes of the series, starring Kristen Bell, that premiered in 2004 and aired on UPN for two seasons and The CW for one. Bell announced the news Thursday on her...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee. Federal prosecutors in Nashville said in a press release...
Macy Gray, "Ruby" (Artistry Music) Macy Gray sounds mainly joyful and enthusiastic on "Ruby" and the zest evident across her 10th album, even when the theme is misfortune or heartbreak, is infectious. Her trademark jazzy soul and R&B foundations are accounted for but the...