Maggy Donaldson
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Billie Eilish dominates Grammys 2020 as music world mourns Kobe
by Maggy Donaldson - January 27, 2020 - 3:45pm
Pop iconoclast Billie Eilish cleaned up at the Grammys on Sunday, winning five awards, as the music world mourned the loss of LA's hometown basketball hero Kobe Bryant with a series of emotional tributes.
Grammys gala begins with love letter to late NBA star Kobe Bryant
by Maggy Donaldson - January 27, 2020 - 11:25am
The 2020 Grammys kicked off Sunday with an emotional tribute to the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, whose sudden death in a helicopter crash left Los Angeles in tears on music's marquee night.
The 2010s in entertainment: Binge TV, Disney and music moguls
by Maggy Donaldson - December 20, 2019 - 9:19am
Every year brings an avalanche of lists about pop culture — best films, best books, best albums. Attempting to define a decade in the world of entertainment is, at best, daunting.
Rising US rap artist Juice WRLD dies at 21
by Maggy Donaldson - December 9, 2019 - 5:42pm
Chicago-born rapper Juice WRLD, one of a wave of young artists who earned attention on streaming platforms before breaking out as chart-toppers and social media celebrities, died Sunday at the age of 21, according...
Taylor Swift-label feud underscores tensions over music ownership
by Maggy Donaldson - November 16, 2019 - 11:05am
Unleash the Swifties: Taylor Swift has tapped her millions-strong social media fan base to pressure the heads of her former label, who she says are wielding "tyrannical control" over her music.
Kanye West releases new album 'Jesus Is King'
by Maggy Donaldson - October 26, 2019 - 9:04am
His new work paints a portrait of the artist as a saved man, coming in a year that's seen West tour with his impromptu "Sunday Service" performances, a church-esque concert series featuring gospel choirs.
Rapper Nicki Minaj announces retirement
by Maggy Donaldson - September 6, 2019 - 9:55am
Rap queen Nicki Minaj on Thursday shocked fans by announcing her retirement from music, saying she was going to focus on family.
Taylor Swift sings ode to love on new album, the first that she owns
by Maggy Donaldson - August 24, 2019 - 1:43pm
Taylor Swift's highly anticipated seventh album has arrived in all its lovestruck, honeyed glory -- a clear shift from the vengeful goth lite of her previous record.
Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album
by Maggy Donaldson - July 20, 2019 - 10:59am
The Bey Hive was feeling the love Friday over Beyonce's release of the album "The Lion King: The Gift," which the pop queen dropped as a sister piece to her new film, a remake of the Disney classic.
I.M. Pei, a pillar of modern architecture, dies at 102
by Maggy Donaldson - May 17, 2019 - 1:46pm
I.M. Pei, the preeminent US architect who forged a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and stark structures, has died in New York, his sons' architecture firm said Thursday. He was 102 years...
Donald Glover drops film while headlining Coachella performance
by Maggy Donaldson - April 14, 2019 - 10:42am
Donald Glover has dropped his highly anticipated film with Rihanna during a Coachella performance by his rap alter ego Childish Gambino that could be one of his last.
Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge
by Maggy Donaldson - April 12, 2019 - 4:40pm
Bubblegum pop coquette on the outside, saucy master of celebrity on the inside, there is perhaps no current star better at re-fashioning her own trials into larger-than-life success than Ariana Grande.
Mick Jagger says 'on the mend' after medical procedure
by Maggy Donaldson - April 6, 2019 - 9:44am
Legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said Friday he is "on the mend" after reportedly undergoing heart valve replacement surgery in New York -- news that gave his legions of fans a fright.
Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Cure enter Rock Hall of Fame
by Maggy Donaldson - March 30, 2019 - 12:21pm
Genre-bending acts Radiohead and The Cure led a British invasion into Brooklyn Friday night to take their spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while pop icon Janet Jackson entered the shrine in an induction...
Girl power message dominates glitzy Grammys gala
by Maggy Donaldson - February 11, 2019 - 12:11pm
The star-studded Grammys kicked off with a decidedly feminist bent Sunday, with a series of girl power performances and a surprise appearance from former first lady Michelle Obama to open music's biggest night.
Music's top stars set for Grammys gala
by Maggy Donaldson - February 10, 2019 - 1:33pm
The music world will hit the red carpet on Sunday for the Grammys, with a wider selection of nominees -- led by hip-hop royalty and a bevy of talented women -- up for the top prizes.
CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense
by Maggy Donaldson - November 14, 2018 - 12:06pm
A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN's lawsuit against Donald Trump's administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials...
White House bars CNN reporter after heated Trump exchange
by Maggy Donaldson - November 8, 2018 - 11:37am
The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who earlier sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, in which the US president branded the journalist an "enemy of the people."
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