After the decision to put the awards show on hold, “we kept talking what might be possible to air in its place,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said Monday morning. “The mission was to see if we could do anything that was good at a time when people try to do good in a more meaningful way.” … [Read more...] about Fox’s Charlie Collier On Mounting Coronavirus Live Relief Special In 10 Days With ‘The iHeart Living Room Concert For America’
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Alicia Keys kicked it off with a scaled-down version of her new track, "Underdog." The Backstreet Boys followed by beaming in from their own homes with "I Want It That Way." It was interesting seeing all five of them singing individually, but ultimately getting edited together. Pretty seamless. … [Read more...] about Elton John’s iHeart Living Room Concert Goes Off Without a Hitch
“Here we are, all together at home,” Elton John announced cheerily at the start of his star-studded Living Room Concert for America on Sunday night. “And since we’re all hunkered down together, we thought we’d put together a little show for you, from our homes to yours.” It was a moment only Elton could get away with — Captain Fantastic, the glitziest of rocket men, sitting in his fascinatingly ordinary kitchen, looking like any other tired dad, bored from too much social distancing and desperate for a little human connection (not to mention the soothing power of music at a time of mass anxiety). Elton even complained, “I happen to be quarantined in the only house I’ve ever been in without a piano.” … [Read more...] about Elton John’s Living-Room Concert: Corona You Feel the Love Tonight?
Jay and Bey announced the surprise release Friday night during their London concert, and fans immediately started streaming and downloading. Count Common in that group, as he told us the couple's managed to bring 2 great things together. … [Read more...] about Common Says Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Album Celebrates Love and Creativity
“The walls were smeared with blood and psychotic scribbling, the oven crammed with discarded syringes, and the refrigerator overrun with mold,” Smith wrote in her 2010 memoir Just Kids.. Once she and Mapplethorpe cleaned it up the best they could, though, they lived happily in artistic chaos. “My work area was a jumble of manuscript pages, musty classics, broken toys and talismans,” Smith wrote. “I tacked pictures of Rimbaud, Bob Dylan, Lotte Lenya, Piaf, Genet and John Lennon over a makeshift desk where I arranged my quills, my inkwell, and my notebooks — my monastic mess.” … [Read more...] about From Big Pink to Whitney’s Dream House: Here’s What It’s Like to Live in a Pop Star’s Former Home