- Kanye's lyrics about Taylor Swift ignite new controversy
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Kanye West's new album, "The Life Of Pablo," has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift.West debuted his album at the Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday. The album included a song called, "Famous," in which he called the "Bad Blood" singer a "bitch" and said he made her famous.
- Mick Jagger on Grammy nod for James Brown doc, Amy Winehouse
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Jagger is getting Grammy love this year, but it's not for his music — it's for his film producing.The icon is nominated for best music film for producing the documentary "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown," directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and aired on HBO in 2014.
- O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated CD expands US-Cuba dialogue
NEW YORK (AP) — Arturo O'Farrill's Grammy-nominated "Cuba: The Conversation Continues" just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations between the two countries.The pianist and composer had brought his New York-based Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to record for the first time in Cuba in December 2014 when during a rehearsal they heard Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announce plans to normalize relations.
- Cosby's lawyers try again to get his sex assault case tossed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby are trying again to have the comedian's sex assault case in Pennsylvania dismissed.They say Cosby had an agreement with a former prosecutor that he would never be charged over the 2004 encounter with a Temple University employee.
- Amazon debuts series based on New Yorker magazine
NEW YORK (AP) — After working 18 years at "The Daily Show," Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon's new video version of The New Yorker magazine.In retrospect, she considers that a blessing.
- Obama recites love poem to wife on national television
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House.President Barack Obama, who is spending another Valentine's Day apart from his wife, Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating the lovers' holiday with her: On Friday's broadcast of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the president recited a love poem he says he had planned to deliver to the first lady in person.
- NY Fashion Week: Adam Selman slays, Polo styles up classics
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights:__
- Concert postponements for Barry Manilow after surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Manilow has been forced to postpone two concerts following a rough week of oral surgery.Manilow had surgery twice earlier this week, and still managed to make a concert in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday. But after that, he was brought back to Los Angeles for surgery Friday when complications developed.
- The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection
NEW YORK (AP) — The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models stood high on a platform wearing his new shoe and clothing collection.It was an emotional moment for West and his family as his brother-in-law, Lamar Odom, strode to a seat, the first time he'd attended a public event since he was hospitalized in critical condition last October after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system.
- Vince Gill detours from country on romantic new album
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Vince Gill is a standard bearer for traditional country music, thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre and his masterful guitar skills, but he only included one true country song on his latest album."Down To My Last Bad Habit," out Friday just before Valentine's Day, is actually a collection of love songs influenced by rock, blues, jazz and pop, but he couldn't help paying tribute to his friend, the late, great George Jones on the final song, "Sad One Comin' On."