MTV EMAs show in Hungary highlights support for LGBTQ people
Opening the night was English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran with a performance of his newly released song “Overpass Graffiti." Saweetie, after speaking out on the need to show “respect for the LGBTQ community,” presented Sheeran with the award for best artist. Earlier this month, Petras expressed support for MTV's decision to hold the awards in Hungary, which she said she hoped would inspire the local LGBTQ community to “not give up on themselves.”“I’m transgender and performing at the EMAs,” Petras said. During the show, the EMAs recognized the winners of the "Generation Change Award,” a new category honoring five activists fighting against anti-LGBTQ policies worldwide. The winners were LGBTQ activists from Iraq, Nigeria, Brazil, the United States and Hungary.wftv.com
New this week: Kaepernick, Sheeran and 'Star Trek' spin-off
(Paramount+/Netflix/Netflix via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. And star Anthony Ramos, Noveck wrote, "eases into leading-man duties with warmth, humor and charm." Ut gets the chance to tell his own story in "From Hell to Hollywood," available on VOD starting Oct. 26. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Ed Sheeran always equals something interesting. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— It's a wild ride for the young alien outcasts who swipe a starship in the Paramount+ animated series "Star Trek: Prodigy," debuting Thursday with a hour-long episode on the streaming service.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Ed Sheeran tests positive for COVID-19
Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran performs on day 2 of Latitude Festival at Henham Park Estate on July 17, 2015 in Southwold, England. The singer-songwriter confirmed Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, that he tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images) (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)Ed Sheeran is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19, the British singer-songwriter confirmed via Instagram on Sunday. Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote. More coronavirus pandemic coverage:>> Coronavirus: How long between exposure to the virus and the start of symptoms?wftv.com
Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home
Music Ed Sheeran COVID FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 file photo, British singer Ed Sheeran attends the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London. On Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, Sheeran said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool) (Alberto Pezzali)British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out. “Quick note to tell you that I've sadly tested positive for Covid, so I'm now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram.wftv.com
2021 MTV Video Music Awards: See the complete winners list
2021 MTV Video Music Awards - Show Olivia Rodrigo performs "Good 4 U" at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. >> Read more trending newsJustin Bieber led the nominations with seven, followed closely by Megan Thee Stallion with six. See the complete list of categories and nominees below with winners noted in bold italics. Cardi B, “Rumors”Megan Thee Stallion, “Thot Shit”Normani feat. Cardi B, “Wild Side”Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U”Shawn Mendes and Tainy, “Summer Of Love”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 51 2021 MTV Video Music Award - Red carpet arrivals Jamila Mustafa arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York.wftv.com
Ed Sheeran says new 'coming of age' album coming in October
Music-Ed Sheeran FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018 file photo, singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2018 in London. Sheeran announced Thursday that his upcoming studio album “‘=’”, which is pronounced “Equals,” will release on Oct. 29. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File) (Vianney Le Caer)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — No more break for Ed Sheeran. The British pop star announced Thursday that his upcoming studio album “=,” which is pronounced “Equals,” will release on Oct. 29. Next month, Sheeran will perform in a concert to kickoff the NFL season opener between the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys in Florida.wftv.com
Ed Sheeran to headline NFL's kickoff concert next month
People Ed Sheeran NFL FILE - In this June 18, 2019, file photo, singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Yesterday'" in London. Sheeran will perform in a concert to kick off the NFL season opener in Florida next month. The NFL announced Friday, Aug. 6, that Sheeran will headline a pregame concert in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File) (Joel C Ryan)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Ed Sheeran will perform in a concert to kickoff the NFL season opener in Florida next month. The NFL announced Friday that Sheeran will headline a pregame concert Sept. 9 at Julian B.wftv.com
3 dead in triple shooting in Baltimore on Memorial Day
Police said three men are dead after a shooting on Spaulding Avenue in the Park Heights neighborhood. Two men died at the scene and a third was taken to a hospital, where he later died. During a news conference at the scene late Monday night, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the victims appeared to have been in a gun battle that spanned three city blocks with people shooting at each other. What's even more troubling is that this is one of three areas that officers were patrolling while working overtime this holiday weekend.news.yahoo.com
Ed Sheeran becomes shirt sponsor of English club Ipswich
Soccer Ipswich Ed Sheeran FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran arrives for the screening of the film 'Songwriter' during the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany. Sheeran is the new shirt sponsor for third-division English soccer club Ipswich, it was announced Thursday, May 6, 2021. The “Shape of You” singer signed a one-year deal to sponsor the men’s and women’s shirts next season. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file) (Markus Schreiber)IPSWICH, England — (AP) — English singer Ed Sheeran is the new shirt sponsor for third-division soccer club Ipswich. England captain Harry Kane is the shirt sponsor of fourth-division club Leyton Orient, his former club.wftv.com
Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Elton John performs "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" nominated for the award for best original song from "Rocketman" at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, say musicians have been shamefully failed by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union. Britain and the EU disagree about who is to blame for the omission, each accusing the other of rejecting a deal for touring artists. The new rules mean U.K. performers have to comply with differing rules in the 27 EU nations, negotiating visas for musicians and permits for their equipment. Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage acknowledged the situation was “incredibly disappointing,” but said “the door is open” to talks with the EU on a deal for musicians.
Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020
Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), the home to Eilish, Lady Gaga and Lamar, has been named the No. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. Billboard announced Thursday that the label, which is also known as IGA, tops its year-end chart for the first time since 2013. IGA is also the top Billboard 200 label with 68 albums released during the tracking period, 25 of which hit the Top 10. Warner Music Group’s Atlantic Records was 2019’s top Billboard 200 label.
In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy
Currently open to maintenance workers only, the world-renown Incan citadel of Machu Picchu will reopen to the public on Nov. 1. Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca empire near Machu Picchu lives almost entirely from international tourism and is suffering the worst crisis in its recent history. Fredy Deza, Cusco’s regional director of tourism, said there are 8,000 tour guides in the region who do not have access to these benefits. At the moment, 129 Cuzco guides and artisans have received grants of $830 for guides and $415 for artisans, according to official data. The small town of Aguas Calientes, the closest to Machu Picchu, is also a ghost town.
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry announce birth of daughter Lyra
LONDON Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry, have announced the birth of their daughter, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. The singer-songwriter said in an Instagram post that the couples beautiful and healthy daughter was born last week. Sheeran, 29, and long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn married last year. Sheeran and Seaborn, 28, met at primary school in eastern England and announced their engagement in 2018. At the end of 2019, Sheeran announced he was taking a break from work and social media after two years of touring in support of his best-selling album Divide.
Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods
Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira picked up four nominations, including outstanding variety special (live). It was not clear if Lopez and Shakira were specifically nominated, though past halftime singers, including Beyonc, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, have earned Emmy nominations as performers. For their work on Watchmen, they scored a second Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special. They earned nominations as producers for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special and as writers for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program. Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who composed music for the Michelle Obama documentary Becoming, picked up a nomination for outstanding music composition for a documentary series of special.
Ed Sheeran, Prince Harry unite in video for World Mental Health Day
Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran teamed up in a video to raise awareness about World Mental Health Day. (CNN) - Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have teamed up in a video to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day -- with a light-hearted jibe at their own plight as Britain's most famous redheads. "Umm slightly awkward," Prince Harry responds, noting that he had invited the singer to his house to discuss World Mental Health Day. Prince William and Prince Harry are heard in the first half of the ad. World Mental Health Day is marked annually on Oct. 10, and the World Federation for Mental Health chose suicide prevention as the main focus for this year's event.
Ed Sheeran plans on taking a break
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(CNN) - Ed Sheeran has been touring since 2017 and is reportedly planning on taking an extended break. "There is something very bittersweet about it," Sheeran was quoted as saying. He also noted that he'd played all around the world to massive crowds during the tour. All these amazing venues, America, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America it's been a wild one," Sheeran said. And while he has more than earned a break, Sheeran thanked his supporters and told concertgoers it wasn't easy.