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This image released by Apple shows Justin Timberlake, left, and Ryder Allen in a scene from “Palmer.” (Apple via AP)

In ‘Palmer,’ Timberlake embraces stillness of a broken man

Jan. 27, 2021 1:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake turns 40 this week and seemingly has the energy of a teenager, recently performing a new song for the inauguration celebration, welcoming a second son with wife Jessica Biel and starring in the new Apple TV+ film, “Palmer.” Timberlake plays Eddie Palmer, a...

FILE - Halsey arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2019.  The pop star announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she is expecting her first child. The 26-year-old posted photos of her baby bump with the caption: “surprise!

Singer Halsey is pregnant with 1st child

Jan. 27, 2021 1:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Halsey has something new to sing about: motherhood. The pop star announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she is expecting her first child. The 26-year-old posted photos of her baby bump with the caption: “surprise!" A representative for the singer didn't immediately reply to an...

Mastering engineer Emily Lazar poses for a portrait in New York on Dec. 28, 2020. Lazar is nominated three times in the album of the year  category thanks to her work on albums from HAIM, Coldplay and Jacob Collier. The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on March 14. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Who really had the album of the year? Emily Lazar did.

Jan. 26, 2021 3:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Martin admits that Coldplay’s latest album could have sounded terrible if it wasn’t for one person — mastering engineer Emily Lazar. Like the musical magician she is, Lazar added her special touch to the band’s eighth album “Everyday Life,”...

This image released by Syfy shows Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle in a scene from the new series

New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'

Jan. 25, 2021 3:48 PM EST

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 — An intimate melodrama set in England just before the outbreak of World War II, “The Dig” is the kind of...

FILE - This Aug. 10, 2018 file photo shows Shakira performing in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights.
Hipgnosis made the announcement Wednesday. Shakira’s catalog includes 145 songs, including “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “La Tortura,” “She Wolf” and “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).”  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Jan. 25, 2021 9:08 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Jan. 31: Composer Philip Glass is 84. Actor Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford Files”) is 81. Actor Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) is 80. Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite is 77. Actor Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul,”...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, South Korean alternative hip-hop group Epik High poses for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet ahead of the 27th Golden Disk Awards at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia. Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit in 2020. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.” (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)

With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

Jan. 22, 2021 4:19 AM EST

SEOUL (AP) — Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit last year. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.” His group had 2020 all planned out, from a Coachella...

Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool Photo via AP)

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris

Jan. 21, 2021 2:05 AM EST

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion. The Grammy winner wore a huge dove-shaped brooch and an impressively billowing red sculpted skirt as she sang into a golden...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Elton John performs

Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules

Jan. 20, 2021 5:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union. In a letter published Wednesday in...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020 file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a drive-in rally for then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.  Lady Gaga will sign the national anthem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

Jan. 19, 2021 10:10 PM EST

Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an...