Dionne Warwick meets double during surprise appearance on ‘SNL’
Dionne Warwick on 'SNL': Singer Dionne Warwick, right, sings a duet with Ego Nwodim on "Saturday Night Live." >> Read more trending newsSinger Dionne Warwick made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” walking onstage to take part in the recurring “Dionne Warwick Talk Show” sketch, Rolling Stone reported. Then she told the audience, “Please welcome me.”The real Warwick, 80, embraced Nwodim, and then her doppleganger conducted an interview. “Dionne, why are you perfect?”“My darling, I’m not perfect,” Warwick answered. Why aren’t people just called Burt Bacharach anymore?”“I don’t know but that’s a very good question,” Warwick answered.wftv.com
Toronto Film Festival to open with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
The adaptation of the Broadway hit and Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” Edgar Wright’s ’60s London themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just a few of the major films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories
Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines teamed up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders that include civil rights activists, celebrities and others who share some lessons learned in life. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life. Beyond celebrities, the young journalists will talk to teachers, doctors, writers, lawyers, homemakers and others about their lives. Winfrey will also host a virtual event talking to some of the participating journalists, at a time not yet set. Readers will be asked to support the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging.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
Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland — in fall
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, images of Kobe Bryant are displayed as fans enter Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Pelicans in Cleveland. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going forward, news outlets reported. Last year’s ceremony was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and eventually replaced with an HBO special honoring the inductees.
‘Coming 2 America,’ starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, starts streaming Friday on Amazon Prime
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. The latter album includes songs by African artists including Nasty C, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, DJ Arafat and more. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year's nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go's, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Turner would be inducted for a second time, having gone to the hall as part of Ike & Tina Turner in 1991. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. CBS News"This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates," said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.cbsnews.com
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go’s nominated for Rock Hall
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band made this years list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. “This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.