Taylor Swift concert fiasco leads to U.S. Senate grilling for Ticketmaster

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – US senators slammed Live Nation Entertainment’s lack of transparency and inability to block bot purchases of tickets on Tuesday, in a hearing called after a major fiasco involving ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert tour. Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N) subsidiary Ticketmaster, which has been unpopular with fans for … Read more

Nick Carter remembers his ‘baby brother’ Aaron Carter

NEW YORK (AP) — The day after 34-year-old singer Aaron Carter was found dead at his home in Southern California, Nick Carter, the Backstreet Boys member, remembered his younger brother, saying that despite “a complicated relationship,” his love for him “never ever faded.” In a posting Sunday on Instagram with photos of the two through … Read more

Kanye West: Gap and Foot Locker remove all Yeezy merchandise

New York CNNBusiness — As the corporate backlash against Kanye West mounts, Gap has announced it is pulling the rapper’s Yeezy Gap line of merchandise from its stores and has shut down YeezyGap.com. Additionally, Foot Locker is pulling Yeezy products from its shelves. “Our former partner’s recent remarks and behavior further underscore why we are … Read more

Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over antisemitic posts

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West once suggested slavery was a choice. He called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast.” Earlier this month, he was criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his collection at Paris Fashion Week. Now the rapper who is legally known as Ye is again embroiled in … Read more

Mariah Carey Sued for Copyright Infringement over “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Scrooge, is that you? Published Jun 06, 2022 Not since being stolen by the Grinch has the spirit of Christmas as we know it been under such immense threat: angel tree-topper personified Mariah Carey is being sued for copyright infringement over her definitive festive banger “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Songwriter Andy Stone, … Read more

Offset and Cardi B Watch A Yacht Sink: “Can’t Nobody Save That”

Offset and Cardi B were stunned to witness a yacht’s demise. Things have been going swimmingly for Offset and Cardi B recently. Last month, the couple showed off their family and revealed pictures of their new baby boy. They did date night in style. Just a few days ago, Offset said Cardi was his favorite … Read more

Tracking crypto news from around the world

This week’s top-5 stories curated to catch up with the crypto world. We have launched Cryptogram, a free, India-focused weekly newsletter on blockchain tech, global crypto markets, and Web 3.0 technologies which promise to change our future. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, click here. You can read our past editions here. … Read more

Lawsuit accuses Chris Brown of raping unnamed woman on Florida yacht

LOS ANGELES, Jan 28 (Reuters) – An unidentified woman has filed a lawsuit accusing musician Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a Florida yacht in December 2020 and seeking $20 million in damages from the Grammy-winning singer. The civil lawsuit, filed Thursday by a musician and choreographer identified as Jane Doe, says Brown … Read more

Inside Ronnie Spector’s dark marriage to murderer Phil Spector

When it comes to red flags, Ronnie Spector’s tumultuous marriage to Phil Spector was the biggest and reddest of all. Phil was convicted of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003 and died in prison last year. But before he was tried for the gruesome crime, the relationship between the producer and his teenage … Read more

Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-winning composer, dies at age 93

NEW YORK (AP) – Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricist who joined her husband Alan Bergman on “The Way We Were,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” and hundreds of other songs, he died at his Los Angeles home on Saturday. She was 93 years old. He died of respiratory failure unrelated to COVID-19, according … Read more