Latest John Legend News

Even for Trump, it's been a busy stretch of media attacks

Sep. 9, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a president who has made attacks on the media routine, the past few days have seemed turbo-charged. Within five days, President Donald Trump has tweeted a video of the CNN logo bursting into flames, asserted that two Washington Post reporters should be barred from the White House...

Trump slams John Legend for not helping with justice reform

Sep. 9, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is criticizing musician John Legend for not playing a role in passing criminal justice reform following a TV special on the subject in which the star appeared. Trump also says he hasn't gotten enough credit for signing a law instituting some reforms. The law reduced...

NBC's Lester Holt spends 2 nights in prison for news show

Sep. 4, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt laughed when his colleagues proposed that he spend a couple of nights locked up in the Louisiana State Penitentiary for an NBC News report on criminal justice reform. "At first, I was like, 'it's dangerous,'" Holt said. "This is one of the most notorious prisons of the world,...

Missy Elliott honored at MTV VMAs; Swift wins top prize

Aug. 27, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, "You Need to Calm Down." Elliott earned...

Lizzo's 2-year-old song might still qualify at 2020 Grammys

Aug. 14, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo's breakthrough hit "Truth Hurts" is a two-year-old song, but it still has a chance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Typically older songs that become hits long after their initial release — from Pharrell's "Happy" to John Legend's "All of Me" — can compete at the Grammys when...

Steinem among winners of National Civil Rights Museum award

Jul. 26, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum says this year's Freedom Award recipients are musician John Legend, feminist writer Gloria Steinem and human rights activist Hafsat Nabiola. The Memphis, Tennessee-based museum announced in a news release Thursday the winners of its annual awards...

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift score 10 MTV VMA nominations

Jul. 23, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are the top contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, each scoring 10 nominations. MTV announced Tuesday that Grande and Swift will compete in eight of the same categories, including video of the year. Swift's gay pride anthem "You Need to Calm Down" and...

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

Jul. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said "a dangerous...