'Lambada' singer Braz found dead in torched car in Brazil

The singer of Latin pop hit “La Lambada,” Loalwa Braz, was found dead Thursday in a burned-out car in her native Brazil, police and media said. Braz, 63, provided the sensual lead vocals for the international hit song released by French group Kaoma in 1989. A police official told AFP ...

Golden Globes sing for 'La La Land,' but Trump has spotlight

Jan 9, 2017

Golden Globes sing for 'La La Land,' but Trump has spotlight

“La La Land” steamrolled, “Moonlight” swooped in at the last minute and Meryl Streep offered an impassioned rebuke to President-elect Donald Trump at a schizophrenic Golden Globes that pivoted between heartfelt moments of protest and old-fashioned song and dance Damien Chazelle’s bright-hued Los Angeles ...

Jan 9, 2017

Hawaii shooting starts on flick 'Go for Broke'

A new film will highlight two units in World War II that were made up mostly of Japanese-Americans. The film “Go for Broke” will focus on the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (bit.ly/2jfAN2P) “The brave actions of ...

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

Jan 5, 2017

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

“I love being famous,” the black U.S. comedian Chris Rock once quipped. “It’s almost like being white.” But a growing number of artists would rather have success without the encumbrance of fame. From the street artist Banksy to the Italian literary phenomenon Elena Ferrante, ...

Dick Clark Productions rejects Mariah Carey's sabotage claim

Jan 2, 2017

Dick Clark Productions rejects Mariah Carey's sabotage claim

Dick Clark Productions is hitting back against Mariah Carey’s claim it sabotaged her live performance on its “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special. Carey’s disaster during the annual New Year’s Eve special in Times Square made international headlines: The superstar vocally stumbled through her short ...