Billboard Music Awards 2022: See the list of winners

Heading into the show, which is taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, The Weeknd led among finalists with nominations in 17 categories. See below for the full list of winners, which will be updated throughout the show. Drake *WINNER Olivia Rodrigo Taylor Swift The Weeknd Top New Artist Givēon Masked … Read more

Billboard Music Awards 2022: See who’s nominated and how to watch

Sean “Diddy” Combs is producing and hosting the event, taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Weeknd leads among finalists with nods in 17 categories. Silk Sonic, Megan Thee Stallion and Miranda Lambert are among the artists scheduled to perform. Travis Scott will also take the stage, his first major … Read more

Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest in wave of goodwill following invasion by Russia

The band’s song “Stefania,” written about the frontman’s mother, beat competition from main rivals the United Kingdom and Spain at the competition in the Italian city of Turin. The event marked the first major cultural event in which Ukrainians have taken part since Russia invaded in February, and many in the audience waved Ukraine’s blue … Read more

Eurovision 2022: Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra the favorite to win Saturday’s contest

The folk-rap group are runaway favorites in the betting markets and their presence at the tournament has captured the imagination of fans from every competing country. “As we speak, our country and our culture is under threat. But we want to show that we are alive, Ukrainian culture is alive, it is unique, diverse, and … Read more

Tony Awards 2022: See the full list of nominations

Broadway stars Adrienne Warren, who won a Tony for her incendiary performance as Tina Turner in “Tina,” and three-time Tony nominee Joshua Henry announced the nominations on Monday. Leading the nominations is “A Strange Loop” with 11, including one for best musical. The show, which follows an aspiring playwright and his dizzying, personified thoughts of … Read more

‘Doctor Strange’ offers a preview of Marvel’s opportunities with X-Men and Fantastic Four (SPOILERS)

In the film’s most crowd-pleasing sequence, the title character meets a ruling counsel in another universe that includes Reed Richards (played by John Krasinski), the leader of the Fantastic Four; and Professor Charles Xavier, with Patrick Stewart reprising that role from the “X-Men” franchise. For students of Marvel’s serpentine screen history, the inclusion of those … Read more

He tried to join the Marines. Then his life took a turn he never expected

But there are many reasons he’s hoping you will. “American!” begins with one of the most painful moments from Valdovinos’ youth — the day he tried to join the Marines at his Arizona high school, but ended up learning he was an undocumented immigrant and couldn’t. “It’s not a show to me. It’s actually, truly … Read more

‘Doctor Strange’ enters the multiverse, in what might be the most insanely Marvel movie yet

It’s hard to believe that this is the first actual sequel to “Doctor Strange,” six years later, since Benedict Cumberbatch has played the sorcerer multiple times during that span, from the Avengers to Thor to most recently “Spider-Man: No Way Home” .” Directed by Sam Raimi, who has his own Spidey ties, the movie has … Read more

Analysis: ‘The Staircase’ adds drama to true crime

I binge it, support it and want more of it. Let’s talk about it. ‘The Staircase’ When Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in the North Carolina home she shared with her husband, Michael Peterson, in 2001, it kicked off a mystery that two decades later people are still talking … Read more

Amber Heard testifies: ‘Nothing I did made him stop hitting me’

In her second day of testimony, Heard described alleged physical abuse by Depp that she said escalated into the couple mistreating each other. “Nothing I did made him stop hitting me. Nothing. I tried for over a year, maybe two, of just not responding physically, not responding verbally, just staring at him, I tried to … Read more