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Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad wins Emmy for outstanding commercial

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad wins Emmy for outstanding commercial

Nike’s gamble to partner with athlete-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick paid off Sunday as the company won an Emmy for outstanding commercial at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The commercial, titled “Dream Crazy,” features Kaepernick alongside other sports legends including Serena Williams and LeBron James, who have reached beyond their personal achievements to support and advance…MORE

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies of heart disease at 75

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies of heart disease at 75

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the new wave rock band The Cars, died of heart disease, according to the New York City medical examiner’s office. He was 75. The New York Police Department received a call around 4 p.m. Sunday “for an unconscious male” at a townhouse on East 19th Street, the Office of the…MORE

‘Country Music’ registers on lower scale of Ken Burns documentaries

‘Country Music’ registers on lower scale of Ken Burns documentaries

Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries are always classy affairs, linking a single topic to the vast rubric of American history. Still, there are greater and lesser works within that filmography, and “Country Music” — an eight-part, 16-hour epic about a lot more than done-me-wrong songs — distinctly falls into the latter scale. Over the last 30…MORE

Lil Wayne won’t be showing up to his St. Louis concert

Lil Wayne won’t be showing up to his St. Louis concert

If Lil Wayne misses one more show, he’ll have himself a 3 Peat. The rapper tweeted that he would be backing out of Saturday’s scheduled tour stop with blink-182 in St. Louis, Missouri, saying that he was kicked out of the Ritz-Carlton hotel and that police had gotten involved. The Clayton Police Department said, however,…MORE

Ken Burns on the love and loss of ‘Country Music’

Ken Burns on the love and loss of ‘Country Music’

Ken Burns, the renowned documentarian known for bringing American history to vivid life, debuts his latest effort on Sunday, “Country Music.” The ambitious yet intimate eight-part PBS series chronicles one of the country’s indigenous and most beloved musical genres. “Country music at its Big Bang was two different musics,” says Burns. “The music of Jimmy…MORE

James Corden calls out Bill Maher for fat-shaming segment

James Corden calls out Bill Maher for fat-shaming segment

Bill Maher has a long history of drawing ire for his remarks made on and off his HBO show, “Real Time.” And now he’s being called out by fellow late-night host James Corden. The host of “The Late Late Show” used part of Thursday’s episode to criticize Maher’s remarks that suggested our culture should do…MORE

YouTube star PewDiePie cancels a $50,000 donation to an anti-hate charity

YouTube star PewDiePie cancels a $50,000 donation to an anti-hate charity

PewDiePie has frequently faced claims of supporting racist and anti-Semitic messages, which he has denied. Now, the YouTube star has stoked the internet’s ire once again after announcing, then canceling, a donation to the Anti-Defamation League. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, said he initially pledged to donate $50,000 to the nonprofit, whose primary…MORE

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