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Dolly Parton's Sister Has a NSFW Message for Critics
Dolly Parton's Sister Has a
NSFW Message for Critics

Dolly Parton's Sister Has a NSFW Message for Critics

Stella Parton has some words for folks who didn't like Dolly's outfit at NFL's Thanksgiving Day game

(Newser) - "Dolly Parton wows in Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader uniform" was one complimentary perspective on what the country star wore during her halftime performance at the Thanksgiving Day NFL matchup between the Cowboys and Washington Commanders. As she crooned "Jolene," "9 to 5," and a cover of...

Russia Puts Ukrainian 2016 Eurovision Winner on 'Wanted' List

Moscow charges Jamala with violating law against spreading fake information about war in Ukraine

(Newser) - Russia has placed a Ukrainian singer who won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest on its "wanted" list, state news agencies reported Monday. The reports said an Interior Ministry database listed singer Susana Jamaladinova as being sought for violating a criminal law, reports the AP . The independent news site Mediazona,...

Pink Has a Feisty Response to Florida Book Bans

Singer will give out thousands of banned or restricted books at Miami, Sunrise concerts this week

(Newser) - Groups and individuals have said they're boycotting visits to Florida and refusing to hold events in the Sunshine State due to Gov. Ron DeSantis' new laws on gender-affirming care, abortion, gun ownership, and teaching race- and LGBTQ+-themed subjects in school, among others. Pink is taking a different tack: The...

Another Album Reboot, Another Record for Swift
Things Just Got Even
Better for Taylor Swift

Things Just Got Even Better for Taylor Swift

That Travis Kelce thing seems to be going well. Now, her '1989 (Taylor's Version)' has shot to No. 1

(Newser) - Travis who ? Taylor Swift now has 13 No. 1 albums under her belt, thanks to the rerecording of her 1989 album. Over the weekend, 1989 (Taylor's Version) ascended to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 charts in its first week of release, with more than...

Celine Dion Makes Surprise Showing at Hockey Game

55-year-old Canadian performer even sang 'a few notes' in first public appearance in 3-plus years

(Newser) - Celine Dion may not be quite ready to go back on tour after being diagnosed with a rare, incurable neurological condition, but she's been spotted crooning a few notes to fans in recent days. The 55-year-old Canadian singer—who revealed late last year that she'd been diagnosed with...

Maren Morris: I Needed Break From 'Toxic' World of Country

In 'NYT' podcast, singer expands upon decision to take hiatus from Nashville scene

(Newser) - Maren Morris announced last month she was stepping away from the country scene for a bit, but the singer-songwriter is now emphasizing that it's not necessarily a permanent or complete split. "It's a little bit hyberbolic to be like, 'She's left country music,' because...

Barry Manilow Breaks a Big Elvis Record

'70s singer plays his 637th show at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino; the King had 636

(Newser) - No one played more shows at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino than Elvis Presley, who notched an impressive 636 sold-out performances in residency before his 1977 death. No one until last weekend, that is, when '70s legend Barry Manilow logged his 637th show at the same venue....

Country Star With No. 1 Song: I Was Jailed for Being 'Lippy'

Zach Bryan apologizes for incident with police officer in Oklahoma on Thursday

(Newser) - Country music star Zach Bryan was arrested by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and jailed briefly Thursday in northeastern Oklahoma, according to a video posted on his account on the social media site X, formerly Twitter. Bryan said he was driving through Vinita, about 55 miles northeast of Tulsa, when his...

Smash Mouth Loses Its 'All Star' Frontman
Smash Mouth
Loses Its 'All
Star' Frontman

Smash Mouth Loses Its 'All Star' Frontman

Steve Harwell is dead at 56 of acute liver failure, per the band's manager

(Newser) - Steve Harwell, the longtime frontman of the Grammy-nominated pop rock band Smash Mouth, has died. He was 56. The band's manager, Robert Hayes, said Harwell "passed peacefully and comfortably" Monday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home in Boise, Idaho, per the AP . The cause of...

Parrot Heads in Mourning Over Death of an Icon
Parrot Heads in Mourning
Over Death of an Icon

Parrot Heads in Mourning Over Death of an Icon

"Margaritaville" singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett is dead at 76

(Newser) - Jimmy Buffett's search for that missing salt shaker has just entered a new realm. The millionaire singer-songwriter and businessman described by the New York Times as the "roguish bard of island escapism," known for such singalong hits as "Margaritaville," "Fins," and "Cheeseburger...

Not All of Lizzo's Dancers Are Upset With Her

'Big Grrrl' group thanks singer for 'shattering limitations' after harassment suit by ex-dancers

(Newser) - Lizzo hasn't been having a great month as she defends herself against accusations of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment from three of her former backup dancers. Now, a group of her current dancers are singing her praises, though their comments are creating another mini-backlash. "We have...

Union to Taylor Swift: Please Postpone LA Shows

Singer urged to show solidarity with striking hotel workers

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is concluding the US leg of her earthshaking Eras Tour with six sold-out shows near Los Angeles starting Thursday night, but union officials and politicians have urged her to postpone them in solidarity with striking hospitality workers. In an open letter asking the singer to "Speak Now"...

Madonna: When 'Chips Were Down,' This Is Who Showed Up

Singer, 64, thanks her kids for being there for her amid serious bacterial infection that upended tour

(Newser) - If you want to know what's helped Madonna the most as she continues to recover from a serious bacterial infection, the superstar offered a clue over the weekend. "Love from family and friends is the best Medicine," she wrote Sunday on Instagram . "As a Mother you...

Taylor Swift's Concerts Have Literally Gone Seismic

Activity from Seattle concerts had 2.3 magnitude, beating out 2011 'Beast Quake' at Seahawks game

(Newser) - When commentators say Taylor Swift's concerts are "seismic," they're not simply using a colorful descriptor—they're detailing what appears to be an actual physical manifestation of Swifties' rabid fandom. As part of her Eras Tour, the 33-year-old performer took to the stage at Seattle's...

In Days Before She Died, Sinead Posted About Late Son

London cops say singer's death isn't suspicious; O'Connor remained distraught over death of teen

(Newser) - A cause of death still hasn't been revealed for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who died Wednesday at age 56 in London, but cops there now say it wasn't a suspicious one, report the BBC and CNN . Per Metropolitan Police, O'Connor was found shortly before noon local...

Lizzo Does an Aussie 'Shoey'
Lizzo Does an
Aussie 'Shoey'

Lizzo Does an Aussie 'Shoey'

Under duress from the crowd, star takes a modified shot out of her shoe

(Newser) - Lizzo took her tour Down Under, and Down Under did its best to take her down under—vis a vis a very Aussie, very strange drinking stunt. As Yahoo News reports, the rapper was performing at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday night when fans shanghaied her into doing a...

Singer Cancels World Tour to 'Adjust' to Tourette Syndrome

Lewis Capaldi struggled to get through his Glastonbury Festival set on Saturday

(Newser) - After struggling to get through his set at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has called off his world tour. The 26-year-old, who revealed last fall that he had been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, says he is taking a break "for the foreseeable future" to "...

Billie Eilish Has a Message for 'Idiots' Who Call Her a 'Sellout'

Singer doesn't mince words after some critics called her a 'sellout' for new, more feminine style

(Newser) - Want to weigh in on how Billie Eilish's aesthetic has changed over the years? You might want to carefully think through your criticisms beforehand, especially if you don't like her turn toward a softer, more feminine style as of late. Apparently, some fans haven't been keen on...

Petty Family Notches Small Victory in Auction Kerfuffle

Singer's items temporarily taken out of sale block while auction house investigates theft claims

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Tom Petty's family put an auction house on blast and warned fans not to purchase the late singer's items in an ongoing sale, claiming that property had been stolen out of a secured storage site. By Thursday, RR Auction had pulled the memorabilia temporarily from the...

Miley Cyrus' Touring Days Appear to Be (Mostly) Over

Singer tells 'British Vogue' she just 'can't,' because she finds performing for the masses 'isolating'

(Newser) - Party in the USA ? Miley Cyrus will keep that celebration going—and likely keep performing one of her most famous songs—but don't expect to catch her on a full-blown global concert tour anytime soon, not even for her latest album, Endless Summer Vacation. The 30-year-old "...

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