Bad Blood music video

Swift premieres the music video for Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar), at the Billboard Music Awards, the fourth single from her #1 album 1989. The elaborate video features Swift as a leather-clad revenge-driven hero dubbed “Catastrophe.” Many of Swift’s famous friends appear in the video, with Gomez playing Swift’s arch-enemy, “Arsyn.” The song is rumored to be about the rift between Swift and Katy Perry.

Shares Dance Rally 4 Peace concert

Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl share a free soundboard-quality recording of his May 2 “Dance Rally 4 Peace” concert via Soundcloud. The concert features some of the artist’s lesser-known hard-rock tracks, such as Dreamer, Guitar and Chaos & Disorder, alongside frequent guitar solos and improvisation. At the end of the recording, Prince speaks directly to the crowd: Do me a favor and take […]

Announces surprise Toronto concert

Prince announces a short-notice concert, featuring his band 3rdEyeGirl, scheduled for May 19 at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale at noon Monday through Live Nation. The musician’s HitnRun tour is built around the concept of near-impromptu performances in different cities.

Record 24th Best Screenplay Oscar nomination

Allen earns his record 24th Best Screenplay Oscar nomination for Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, who is nominated for her performance in the leading role. On writing Blanchett’s complex protagonist: Over the years you get to see what a struggle life is for most people, how tough it is, how easy it is to be judgmental and criticize and […]

Premieres ‘Irrational Man’ at Cannes

Allen premieres his 46th film as director, Irrational Man, at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The dark comedy about a philosophy professor who may be losing his sanity stars Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey. On the film’s topic, philosophy: There’s no positive answer to the grim reality of life, no matter how much […]

Performs Baltimore ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert

Prince performs a live show at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, featuring classic hits and his protest song, Baltimore. 3rdEyeGirl backs Prince in front of an audience wearing mostly gray, in honor of Gray. Prince: You look around, and the system is broken. It’s gonna take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new […]