Sean Combs Ousts Taylor Swift As Highest-Paid Global Entertainer
Jun25

Sean Combs Ousts Taylor Swift As Highest-Paid Global Entertainer

The rapper takes the top spot on Forbes annual highest-paid entertainer list. Alicia Powell reports. Rapper and music producer Sean “Diddy” Combs was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer, ousting pop singer Taylor Swift who fell to 49th place on the Forbes annual list. Forbes says Combs earned an estimated $130 million (USD) in the 12 months ended June 1, 2017. Beyonce moved into the second spot with $105...

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Grande, Bieber, Katy Perry to top concert for Manchester victims
May30

Grande, Bieber, Katy Perry to top concert for Manchester victims

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry will headline a star-studded concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday to benefit victims of the suicide bombing at Grande’s May 22 concert there, organizers announced on Tuesday. American artists Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams and Usher will also perform at the June 4 concert, along with Britain’s Coldplay, One Direction singer Niall Horan and the...

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China’s first all-girl ‘boy band’ challenges ideal of femininity
May29

China’s first all-girl ‘boy band’ challenges ideal of femininity

China’s first all-female ‘boy band’ is challenging traditional ideas about gender roles, and proving a big hit along the way. Graham Mackay reports. Baseball caps, short dyed hair, and a lot of energy. To the untrained eye, you might take A-crush for a typical twenty-somethings boy-band. But you’d be wrong… They’re actually China’s first all-girl group styled to look like handsome young guys....

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U2 scans political landscape in ‘Joshua Tree’ tour
May29

U2 scans political landscape in ‘Joshua Tree’ tour

U2 scans political landscape in ‘Joshua Tree’ tour Irish rockers U2 kick off the first day of the U.S. leg of their “Joshua Tree” tour in Seattle. With evocative montages of the American west scrolling on screens behind them, Irish rockers U2 kicked off the first day of the U.S. leg of their “Joshua Tree” tour on Sunday (May 14) in Seattle, Washington, with a few jabs at the new political landscape....

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Jerry Garcia’s ‘Wolf” guitar expected to bring in millions at auction
May29

Jerry Garcia’s ‘Wolf” guitar expected to bring in millions at auction

The instrument is being sold to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center. Alicia Powell reports. Auction history may be set when Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar hits the auction block on May 31. In 2002 the instrument, used by the Grateful Dead front man, became the most expensive guitar every sold fetching just under a million dollars. Guernsey’s president, Arlan Ettinger, says the amount it might bring in is...

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