Maggy Donaldson
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Ellen DeGeneres apologizes over toxic workplace allegations
by Maggy Donaldson - September 22, 2020 - 4:40pm
Ellen DeGeneres on Monday opened the 18th season of her talk show that's been mired in controversy for months with a broad apology that addressed allegations of a toxic workplace culture under her watch.
Fight the Power: The soundtrack of US anti-racism protests
by Maggy Donaldson - June 14, 2020 - 11:35am
Anti-racism protesters have rolled out a creative batch of chants to soundtrack the ongoing US demonstrations, but both fresh music and timeless classics are also front and center.
American actress to plead guilty in college admissions scandal
by Maggy Donaldson - May 22, 2020 - 2:00pm
The star of the 1980s-90s sitcom "Full House" along with her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among 50 people indicted in an elaborate scam to secure spots for privileged children at prestigious US uni...
COVID-19 survivor Idris Elba joins mega-concert tribute for frontliners
by Maggy Donaldson - April 20, 2020 - 7:03pm
A virtual concert packed with A-listers -- from The Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish -- entertained fans around the world with a show celebrating health workers, as billions shelter at home due to...
'Superheroes': Coronavirus survivors donate plasma hoping to heal the sick
by Maggy Donaldson - April 3, 2020 - 2:37pm
Convalescent plasma, the fluid in blood teeming with antibodies post-illness, has proven effective in small studies to treat infectious diseases including Ebola and SARS.
Global virus cases near million as governments expand lockdowns
by Maggy Donaldson - April 1, 2020 - 8:29am
As governments expanded lockdowns that have affected half the planet, global agencies warned that parts of the world could face food shortages if authorities fail to navigate the crisis properly.
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...
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