The Evolution Of Jon Batiste, Music Consultant Of Pixar’s ‘Soul’

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YouTube Jon Batiste has earned a good deal of praise for his behind-the-scenes contribution to the new Pixar movie, SOUL. Last fall, he spent his 33rd birthday playing an intimate, private concert with his band in the round while Jazz Night in America captured the show. He kept it classy, donning a suede jacket and…

Margaret Glaspy Is Finding Inspiration In Teaching And Learning

June 8, 202010:00 AM ETJosh Goleman/Courtesy of the artistJosh Goleman/Courtesy of the artistOur Daily Breather is a series where we ask writers and artists to recommend one thing that's helping them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.Who: Margaret GlaspyWhere: Nashville, Tenn.Recommendation: Teaching and learningWhen I got off tour from my first…

Heat Check: Underrated And Elevating

June 30, 20209:12 AM ETcupcakKe switches her flow up so many times that "Discounts" is a raunchy and hilarious three-minute shopper bargain. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images toggle captionMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagescupcakKe switches her flow up so many times that "Discounts" is a raunchy and hilarious three-minute shopper bargain.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesYou gotta respect when an artist stays consistent…

TV OT: Is TLC the weirdest network on TV? Plus,

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TV OT is a weekly look at what CNN's entertainment team is watching since too much television has us all working overtime.Although I generally prefer to keep my blemishes covered under layers of well-blended concealer, there's a public pimple I must pop in the name of transparency: Over the years, I have watched a lot…

Nielsen Accreditation Was ‘Threatened’ by Performance Issues Before Hiatus Request,

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The months-long boxing-match between Nielsen and the TV networks over how their audiences are measured looks likely to enter another round. The media-industry body that measures the credibility of Nielsen’s ratings measurement suggested the company requested a hiatus from its industry accreditation Thursday knowing that its backing was already “threatened”  by “some deep-rooted, ongoing performance…

Union calls deal to avert strike ‘a Hollywood ending’ as

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The association representing producers made a tentative deal with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employee (IATSE), a union representing roughly 60,000 film and television workers, including technicians and craftspeople, IATSE announced Saturday."I can confirm we reached an agreement that will keep the industry working," Jarryd Gonzales, spokesman for the Alliance of Motion Picture and…

Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ star, has died

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Scolari had cancer and had been ill for two years, his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky told CNN. He was 66. Scolari appeared in numerous films and television series over the years, including "Newhart," "Murphy Brown," and "The Good Fight." He won an Emmy in 2016 for his portrayal of Hannah's father Tad Horvath on "Girls.""Bosom…

Britney Spears Calls Out Christina Aguilera for ‘Refusing to Speak

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Britney Spears is free, and she certainly is not holding back any longer. The Princess of Pop took to her Instagram Stories on Friday evening to post a video of fellow ’90s pop star, Christina Aguilera, who refused to answer a question about Spears during a recent interview. The video is from the red carpet…

Now, About The Bad Name I Gave My Band

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Patterson Hood of The DBTs, performing at Tipitina's in New Orleans on Sept. 3, 2011. Erika Goldring/Getty Images toggle captionErika Goldring/Getty ImagesPatterson Hood of The DBTs, performing at Tipitina's in New Orleans on Sept. 3, 2011.Erika Goldring/Getty ImagesWhat kind of a*****e would name his band Drive-By Truckers? A valid question, if you ask me. I'm…

Utica Zoo Spooktacular

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Utica, NY – Dress up in your Halloween costumes and bring the whole family trick-or-treating at Utica Zoo’s 31st annual Spooktacular fundraising event. Spooktacular takes place during the daylight hours this year so that...