Young Dolph: Celebrities react with shock, sadness after rapper’s death
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The entertainment world reacted with shock and sadness after hearing about the shooting death of rapper Young Dolph on Wednesday. In a statement, the Agency for the Performing Arts, a talent agency that represented Young Dolph, said it is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the rapper’s death. Young Dolph used brushes with death through the years as inspiration for his music. >> Who was Young Dolph, rapper shot and killed in Memphis? — concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) November 17, 2021Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Remembering Young Dolph.wftv.com
New this week: 'CODA,' Chance the Rapper film and 'Heels'
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. "CODA" is both a landmark film in representation for the deaf community and an infectious, spirited coming-of-age tale. —AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Rumor has it that Lizzo is back. — Chance the Rapper is bringing his concert to the movie theater with his concert film "Magnificent Coloring World," which premieres Aug. 13 in select AMC theaters. — AP Entertainment Writer Kristin M. HallTELEVISION— "What If...?"wftv.com
Chance the Rapper to bring secret concert to the big screen
Film Chance the Rapper FILE - Chance the Rapper performs on stage at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons on Jan. 25, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Grammy winner is bringing a secret concert filmed four years ago to the big screen next month. Titled "Magnificent Coloring World," the film premieres Aug. 13, 2021, in select AMC Theatres. I needed that.”Now, Chance's filmmaker aspirations are coming into fruition with his concert film " Magnificent Coloring World," which premieres Aug. 13 in select AMC Theatres. The concert film will celebrate the five-year anniversary of "Coloring Book."wftv.com
Dionne Warwick on her Twitter fame, tour plans and collaborating with artists like Chance the Rapper
The legendary singer tells Wesley Lowery her niece pushed her onto the social media platform, where her tweets have become a sensation. See Lowery's profile of Warwick on 60 Minutes Plus, streaming now on Paramount Plus.cbsnews.com
Chance the Rapper says Chicago singer Jeremih is being released from the hospital
When news broke on Nov. 14, Chance the Rapper, among other musicians, took to social media to ask for his fans’ support, writing: “Please if you can, take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih. He is like a brother to me, and he’s ill right now. I believe in the healing power of Jesus, so if you can for me, please please say a prayer over him.”chicagotribune.com
Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing
In this undated photo provided by Republic Records is Pop Smoke. "We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke," Republic Records said in a statement. An autopsy was planned after Pop Smoke was declared dead at a hospital. Chance the Rapper, 50 Cent, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj, who collaborated with Pop Smoke, were among those paying tribute on social media. “Young tycoon gone2soon had a blast wit ya,” Snoop Dogg posted, along with a video of himself and Pop Smoke on stage together.
Chance the Rapper advocates for Chicago teachers
(CNN) - Chance the Rapper donned a red Chicago Teachers Union sweatshirt while hosting "Saturday Night Live" in a show of support to the teachers who have been on strike. Chicago teachers have been on strike since October 17 demanding more support staff, higher raises and limits to class size. Chicago Public Schools is the third biggest school district in the country. Michelle Gunderson, a public school teacher and trustee for the teacher's union, tweeted during SNL that the bargaining team was working but took a break to watch the rapper. Several SNL cast members were seen at the end of the show wearing Chicago Teachers Union T-shirts.
Chance the Rapper postpones tour to raise family
CHICAGO - Chance the Rapper is pushing back his tour until next year. But, before you freak out, he has a really, really good reason: his family. The rapper became a father to another baby girl, Marli, just last week, in a revelation posted on Instagram by his wife Kirsten Bennett. Chance's "The Big Day" tour was scheduled to kick off September 14 in San Francisco, hitting 34 cities. Now, the tour will kick off January 15, though the Chicago show and his festival commitments are still on.
Kanye West brings Sunday Service to his hometown of Chicago
Jerritt Clark/Getty Images via CNN(CNN) - Kanye West decided to grace his hometown of Chicago with Sunday Service this weekend. The rapper held his signature hip-hop and gospel pop-up event on Chicago's Northerly Island for a crowd of eager fans. For those who missed it, you can watch a replay of the Chicago event on the Sunday Service website. For the unacquainted, West has been taking Sunday Service on the road in performances across the country. Chicago's Sunday Service comes just weeks ahead of an anticipated new album from West.
Wendy's spicy chicken nuggets back Monday
The long-awaited return of Wendy's spicy chicken nuggets is almost over. Wendys officials confirmed in a tweet that the spicy favorite will be back in all stores Monday. You can thank the power of Twitter and Chance the Rapper for their return. Spicy Chicken Nuggets will now be back in all restaurants THIS MONDAY! Wendy's (@Wendys) August 8, 2019Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Miami Beach Pop Festival releases daily schedule and single-day presale, worth the drive from Orlando
click to enlarge Photo by Phil DesimoneJack Johnson, who plays Miami Beach Pop Festival in Miami Beach on November 8, 2019Miami Beach Pop Festival releases daily schedule, single day presaleHeres when to see Jack Johnson, Chance the Rapper and more. The lineup for Miami Beach Pop is strong, and now fans know which days theyll be able to see bands like Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, The Raconteurs, Maggie Rogers and more.On Monday, organizers released the festivals daily lineups and announced special pre-sales that will allow fans of certain artists to buy special, single-day tickets right now instead of on Friday, Aug. 9, when single-day tickets go on sale to the general public.Each days headliners (Jack Johnson, headlining Friday, Nov. 8; Daddy Yankee and Kygo, headlining Saturday; Chance the Rapper, headlining Sunday) are participating in the special pre-sale along with more than a dozen other acts slated to hit Magic City for the festival happening Nov. 8-10.Three-day GA (starting at $175) and VIP ($1,250) tickets went on sale to the public on Friday, June 21, and Miami Beach residents get even more perks thanks to a 20% discount on GA tickets.Have a look at the daily lineups below, and get more information on everything via miamibeachpop.com.orlandoweekly.com
Chance the Rapper will bring his Big Day tour to Florida, but to only two cities
click to enlarge Photo via Chance the Rapper/facebookChance is coming to Florida, but where? Its going to be an all-too-brief visit this fall form Chicago MC Chance the Rapper. His official debut LP,, could topcharts when the tallies come in this week, and the Chicago MC is bringing a tour supporting the effort to Florida. Orlando fans, however, need a road trip to see Mr. Chancelor Jonathan Bennett this time around.If you miss the closest show on October 14 at Tampa's Amalie Arena, his other two nearby dates are Oct. 15 at Atlanta's State Farm Arena, and then at Miamis Beach Pop Festival on November 10.Tickets for the show _ which is Chance the Rappers first in the area since a sold-out tour finale in 2017 and an appearance at Wild 94.1 FMs Last Damn Show revival in November 2017 go on sale Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m. and will start at $55.75.More information on the show is available via amaliearena.com.orlandoweekly.com
'Chance the Snapper' Finds New Home in Florida
"Chance the Snapper," the alligator that hid out in a Chicago park and evaded authorities for a week, has found his new home in Florida. "We are doing everything we can to make Chance the Snapper feel at home. "Chance the Snapper" evaded capture for days before a wrangler from Florida was called in to finish the job. Frank Robb said that "Chance" was the first gator he ever caught outside of Florida, and it was his first time to Chicago, Illinois. RELATED STORIESMeet Chance the Snapper, Chicago's Beloved AlligatorFamily Finds Baby Alligator in Their Garage After Louisiana FloodMeet Wally the Emotional Support Alligator Who Loves Being Kissed and Hugged
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival After turning 16 last month, the president's oldest daughter made new friends at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago. Accompanied by the Secret Service, Malia stayed through Chance the Rapper's finale. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com