Spotify backtracks on anti-hate policy following criticism

Spotify is backpedaling on its recently announced anti-hate policy after some music industry players criticized it.

Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news.

Legal hurdles may make Weinstein’s prosecution an exception

Harvey Weinstein’s arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that began in October, legal hurdles may make such prosecutions the exception.

Judge hints he may not allow Cosby quaalude testimony

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial hinted Friday that he could keep jurors from hearing the comedian’s prior testimony about giving quaaludes...

Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed...

Darius Rucker, Kane Brown make country chart history

Darius Rucker and Kane Brown are sharing a chart record as the first two solo acts who are also minorities to follow each other with No. 1 country songs in the 28-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Exhibit explores country music’s outlaws, poets and pickers

If the term “outlaw country” evokes images of Willie Nelson’s hippie braids or Waylon Jennings’ “Honky Tonk Heroes,” then you’ll want to see a new museum exhibit offering a deeper look at the poets, pickers and characters that revolutionized country music in the 1970s.

Blake Painter, ‘Deadliest Catch’ skipper, found dead in home

Blake Painter, an Oregon fisherman featured on the television series “The Deadliest Catch,” found dead in home.

Barbra Streisand says no #MeToo moment marred her life

Barbra Streisand said she’s never suffered sexual harassment but has felt abused by the media. During a tribute to Streisand’s decades of TV music specials...

Illusionist Copperfield takes stand in tourist injury case

David Copperfield testified Wednesday that he didn’t know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking...