Luke Combs is “One Number Away” from #1, as he sells out arenas with...

ABC/Randy HolmesWith a couple weekends' worth of capacity crowds already in the books, Jason Aldean's High Noon Neon Tour is already off to a pretty...

“Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” finale: Adam Rippon wins the mirrorball

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(LOS ANGELES) -- Adam Rippon proved he is indeed still America’s sweetheart. The Olympic figure skater was crowned the winner of Dancing with the Stars:...

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Steve Wariner will be honored with the 2018 Artist Career Achievement Award at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner on Wednesday, June...

And the new “American Idol” is… Maddie Poppe

ABC/Mitch Haaseth(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol’s two-part finale concluded on Monday with the top three finalists learning that Maddie Poppe is the newest “American Idol.” Caleb Lee Hutchinson came...

Celebrities sign letter imploring Indonesian president to stop dog meat trade

DMFI - 2018(LONDON) -- A letter signed by dozens of celebrities -- from Ricky Gervais and Ricky Martin to Oscar-winners Hunt Hunt and Dame Judy...

Girl Going Everywhere: Ashley McBryde maps out first headlining tour

Warner Music NashvilleAfter opening for Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert and Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde is ready to head out on her own this fall.  Named for her debut album, the...

Cassadee Pope’s ready to “Take You Home… to Nashville” for CMA Fest

pfa Entertainment Media & MarketingCassadee Pope wants to "Take You Home... to Nashville" for CMA Fest this year. This week, the "Think of You" hitmaker kicks...

Commander in Stream: Barack and Michelle Obama turn producers in Netflix partnership

Joe Pugliese/Netflix(NEW YORK) -- Barack Obama has gone from president to producer in a deal with Netflix that will have him and former first lady...

Luke Bryan unveils “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” as “American Idol” crowns a new champion

ABC/Craig SjodinLuke Bryan is set to unveil his new single, "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset," on tonight's season finale of American Idol. He'll also perform his most recent...

Thomas Rhett feels the love when he hears “Life Changes” in his truck

BMLGThomas Rhett is definitely feeling the love for his latest single, "Life Changes," which also happens to be the title track of his latest album...

Jason Aldean to debut “Drowns the Whiskey” on “The Voice,” minus Miranda

ABC/Image Group LA Jason Aldean's new single, "Drowns the Whiskey," will have its TV premiere during Tuesday's season finale of The Voice. Since the song...

“Veep” Emmy winner Tony Hale says Julia Louis-Dreyfus “doing great” post cancer treatment; shooting...

HBO/Justin M. Lubin(NEW YORK) -- While promoting the return of his beloved show Arrested Development, the fifth season of which hits Netflix next week, ABC...

Famed chef Mario Batali investigated for sexual assault by NYPD

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- Beleaguered chef Mario Batali is being investigated by the New York Police Department for sexual assault allegations raised in a...

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll: Maren Morris is staying...

ABC/Mark LevineMaren Morris may be making some major strides in pop music, but she's keeping her feeling firmly planted in the country world. "Can't get over...

Karrueche Tran dishes on how she met her new beau, former NFL player Victor...

Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Karrueche Tran is focused on living her best life. With the recent release of her headlining feature in...

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Country legend George Jones added his vocals to the lead single from Patty Loveless's 1997 album, Long Stretch of Lonesome. Can you name the #14 hit? ANSWER:...

“SNL” ends season with star-studded finale and a “Sopranos”-themed cold open

Photo by: Will Heath/NBC(NEW YORK) -- On its season finale, Saturday Night Live celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Robert Mueller investigation with a...

“Deadpool 2” dethrones “Avengers: Infinity War” at the box office with $125 million weekend

20th Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Deadpool 2 ended Avengers: Infinity War's three-week reign at the box office, nabbing an estimated $125 million in its opening weekend. However,...

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Joe Diffie's first new single in five years, "I Got This," is available to stream or download now.  The new album from Gretchen Peters, Dancing...

Sam Hunt says more than 50 songs into his next album, only “Downtown’s Dead”...

MCA NashvilleThe anticipation's been building for Sam Hunt's sophomore album ever since he released the quintuple-platinum crossover smash "Body Like a Back Road" more than...

2018 “Billboard” Music Awards — Complete Winners List

Dick Clark Productions The Billboard Music Awards took place Sunday night at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Kelly Clarkson hosted the ceremony, which featured performances...

Tina Fey and Nicki Minaj get “lit” in “Saturday Night Live” season finale promos

Rosalind O'Connor/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Nicki Minaj is headed back to Saturday Night Live  tomorrow as the show's season finale musical guest. The long-running sketch comedy series announced the rapper's...

Lee Brice set to serenade Miss USA during Monday’s live competition

ABC/Image Group LA Lee Brice is set to perform during Monday's 2018 Miss USA competition. The show will air live on Fox from George's Pond at Hirsch...

Ahead of Sunday night’s show, hear the “American Idol” Top 3 finalists’ new singles...

ABC/Eric McCandlessThe first installment of the two-night American Idol finale airs this Sunday on ABC, but the three remaining contestants have already...

“13 Reasons Why” event canceled in wake of Santa Fe school shooting

Interscope Records(LOS ANGELES) -- An event in Los Angeles to mark the season two premiere of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been...

Ahead of “American Idol” finale, Ryan Seacrest says votes are “tight” as judges offer...

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- The American Idol two-night finale begins Sunday night, as Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe face off against each other for the crown.  Host Ryan Seacrest says...

Weather forces Jake Owen to cancel the opening weekend of his Life’s Whatcha Make...

Big Loud Life's whatcha make it, but when you're playing baseball stadiums, sometimes you get rained out. That's the situation Jake Owen finds himself in this weekend,...

Michael Jackson to have Detroit street named after him, two-hour ABC special coming May...

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Believe it or not, next year marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and the tragic event is being examined...

Watch Midland “Burn Out” in the middle of Billy Bob’s Texas, in their tribute...

Big Machine RecordsMidland's new video for "Burn Out" was filmed in one continuous take, in the center of the dance floor at Billy Bob's...

Kelly Clarkson joins Dan + Shay on their self-titled third album, coming June 22

ABC/Image Group LA The self-titled, third album from Dan + Shay will arrive June 22, featuring their top-ten lead single, "Tequila," as well as a guest...

Maren Morris will continue to be “The Boundary Pusher” on her new album

ABC/Image Group LA Rolling Stone nicknames Maren Morris "The Boundary Pusher" in the article titled "The New Classics" in the latest issue of the magazine -- and...

“Deadpool” comic writer gives Ryan Reynolds props for bringing anti-hero to life

TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.(NEW YORK) -- While the original Deadpool was a gamble...

“The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison on whether the royal wedding will be a Cinderella...

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- No one has more experience bringing couples together than the host of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison. So, with the...

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockBaillie and the Boys scored the biggest success of their career so far in 1989, with this #4 hit from their Turn the Tide album. Can you...

Zazie Beetz reveals she fainted during a “Deadpool 2” fight scene, praises Ryan Reynolds’...

TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.(NEW YORK) -- Atlanta star Zazie Beetz took on a different...

As she heads to the BBMAs, fangirl Kelsea Ballerini admits, “I’m not good around...

ABC/Image Group LA Kelsea Ballerini competes for Top Country Female Artist at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Even though she's not set to perform on...

Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria welcome baby number four

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria welcomed their fourth child, a baby boy, on Thursday. The fitness guru shared the news on her Instagram page...

MTV’s “Catfish” pauses production after host Nev Schulman is accused of sexual harassment

MTV(LOS ANGELES) -- MTV suspended production Thursday of the seventh season of Catflish: The TV Show and launched an investigation after its host and executive producer Nev Schulman was accused...

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRunaway June will kick off the entertainment on the Chevy Riverfront Stage during this year's CMA Fest in Nashville. They'll perform the national anthem...

“Deadpool 2” leads this week’s new release

20th Century Fox / Marvel(LOS ANGELES) -- The following movies open nationwide on Friday: * Deadpool 2 -- Ryan Reynolds returns as foul-mouthed, wisecracking Wade Wilson -- a.k.a. Deadpool...

As he heads out on tour, Dierks Bentley remembers the climb that took his...

ABC/Image Group LA Dierks Bentley kicks off his Mountain High tour tonight in Columbia, Maryland, and the "Woman, Amen" hitmaker can't help but remember some...

Amazon greenlights Nazi-hunting drama from Jordan Peele

ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Jordan Peele's latest project has been given the go-ahead by Amazon Studios. Amazon announced on Thursday that it's given a 10-episode straight-to-series...

Fan Fair lives on as Luke Bryan, Dierks, Dustin and Kelsea book Artist of...

Country Music AssociationThe country music gathering that started out as Fan Fair has morphed into CMA Fest, but the spirit of the event that...

Hilary Duff had “reached a breaking point” with chain-smoking neighbor she trashed online, says...

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) -- After Hilary Duff, star of the TV series Younger, took to social media on Wednesday to call out a chain-smoking neighbor, Dieter Addison,...

Brothers Osborne to offer “Weed, Whiskey and Willie” on “Late Night”

ABC/Image Group LA This weekend, Brothers Osborne kick off the Mountain High Tour with Dierks Bentley and LANCO, with three stops in the Northeast. On Monday, they'll stick around...

Watch now: Harry Styles-produced sitcom “Happy Together” coming to CBS this fall

Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) -- What if Harry Styles knocked on your door and asked if he could hide...

Midland re-visits “Urban Cowboy” in new “Burn Out” video

BMLGMidland is heading back to the Urban Cowboy era in their new video for "Burn Out."  "In 1980 one of our favorite movies, Urban Cowboy was released," the trio tweeted....

Jason Aldean joins the who’s-who of country stars set to play Nissan Stadium during...

ABC/Image Group LA Three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean is joining the star-studded lineup of nightly concerts during CMA Fest this year. The "You...

No more drama: Tiffany Haddish says she and Beyoncé are “cool” after #WhoBitBeyoncé controversy

ABC/Paula Lobo (LOS ANGELES) -- While Tiffany Haddish refuses to divulge which actress allegedly bit Beyoncé on the cheek at an after-party in December, the comedian says she and...

Dan + Shay hope to leave you “Speechless” with new song on Friday

ABC/Image Group LA Dan + Shay are planning to leave you "Speechless" on Friday. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney continue to preview tunes from their forthcoming third album, and...
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