Black Lives Matter Necklace On 'Britain's Got Talent' Prompts Complaints

24 September, 2020
On Thursday, the BBC said a Black Lives Matter necklace worn by one of the judge's on Saturday's episode of Britain's Got Talent has drawn nearly 1,900 complaints from viewers of the show.Alesha Dixon wore a necklace which featured the letters BLM in gold. She said she wore it in response to viewer complaints about a performance that had aired on the previous week's episode.In the episode, the dance group Diversity gave a performance which included a section where a white police officer (played by a dancer) stepped on Ashley Banjo's neck. Other dancers crowded around Banjo with smartphones pretending…

From The Editor: The Case For Independent Entertainment Web Sites

Written by 24 September, 2020
"There's inevitable resentment between the bloggers and Variety," Variety Editor in Chief Peter Bart said. "If someone has a big story in the entertainment business, the first thing they are going to do is get it to Variety. They are not going to start saying, 'Which bloggers can we feed?' "A lot has changed in the entertainment industry since Bart made those passive-aggressive comments in 2008. But one thing that hasn't changed is the power of the old-school industry trade entertainment publications. Despite the rise (and fall) of a number of competitors, as well as the launch of well-funded entertainment…
Last modified on Thursday, 24 September 2020 05:07

2020 ACM Awards: The Complete Winners List

Written by 16 September, 2020
Here is the full list of winners from the 55th Annual ACM Awards, which took place Wednesday night and which aired live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEARLuke BryanEric ChurchLuke CombsThomas Rhett -- WINNER/TIECarrie Underwood -- WINNER/TIE FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEARKelsea BalleriniMiranda LambertMaren Morris -- WINNERKacey MusgravesCarrie Underwood MALE ARTIST OF THE YEARDierks BentleyLuke Combs -- WINNERThomas RhettChris StapletonKeith Urban DUO OF THE YEARBrooks & DunnBrothers OsborneDan + Shay -- WINNERFlorida Georgia LineMaddie & Tae GROUP OF THE YEARLady ALittle Big TownMidlandOld Dominion -- WINNERThe Highwomen NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR Ingrid AndressGabby BarrettLindsay EllCaylee HammackTenille Townes --…

Twitter Removes Kanye West Tweet

Written by 16 September, 2020
On Wednesday afternoon, Twitter removed a tweet from Kanye West. He joins Donald Trump as the second US presidential candidate to have a post removed for violating the social media platform’s rules.The tweet that was removed called Randall Lane, the chief content officer and editor of Forbes Magazine, a "white supremacist" and included his personal phone number, which is against a Twitter rule that prohibits the public posting of personal information on the service.West's presidential campaign is seen as more of an attempt to siphon black votes away from the Democrats in the November election than as a legitimate attempt…
Last modified on Thursday, 17 September 2020 02:26

McDonald's To Offer New Travis Scott Meal Deal

Written by 08 September, 2020
Beginning today and running through October 4th, McDonald's is offering The Travis Scott Meal Deal. The $6 bundle includes a quarter-pounder with cheese, bacon, and lettuce. It also features a medium order of fries with BBQ sauce for dipping and a large Sprite. In a statement announcing the deal, McDonald’s Chief Marketing Officer said the idea is to promote Travis’ favorite meal to fans. "Travis is a true McDonald’s fan having grown up visiting our restaurants in Houston, not to mention one of the biggest musical and cultural icons in the world." Travis Scott and McDonald's also said they are…

Q&A: Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese & Lisa Salters Talk 'Monday Night Football'

The 50th season of Monday Night Football starts this Monday with Steelers-Giants and Broncos-Titans. In anticipation of the games, Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s executive vice president of event and studio production, the new Monday Night Football booth of Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese and Lisa Salters, the longest tenured sideline reporter in Monday Night Football history spoke with the press on Wednesday morning about what fans should expect: Q: Steve, you’ve talked about what a dream job this is for you, and I’m sure had someone offered it to you 15 years ago you would have taken it, but…