The Best, Weirdest, Wildest Performances of the Year

The Best, Weirdest, Wildest Performances of the Year

Fran Rogowski, “Passages” When it comes to communication, we are a face species. But the back talks, too. Some actors know how to get it to speak. Marlon Brando, say, at the climax of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” kneeling into Kim Hunter’s waist, his T-shirt shredded, his back slack, unburdened of the force of his … Read more

‘Shocked’ Marlee Matlin slams CBS for not showing ASL performers during Super Bowl 2024

‘Shocked’ Marlee Matlin slams CBS for not showing ASL performers during Super Bowl 2024

Deaf actress Marlee Matlin slammed CBS Sunday night after the television network reportedly failed to show footage of the three deaf performers that were part of the Super Bowl 2024 pre-game show. “I am absolutely SHOCKED at CBS for introducing the deaf performers at today’s Super Bowl and then not showing even one second (or … Read more

Watch These Memorable Carl Weathers Performances

Watch These Memorable Carl Weathers Performances

When you look back on the career of Carl Weathers, who died on Thursday at the age of 76, certain images immediately come to mind. There is Weathers, abs glistening, in American flag shorts in the “Rocky” movies. Or Weathers wearing dirty fatigues in “Predator.” Comedy junkies might immediately picture him waving alongside an alligator … Read more

‘Embarrassment’ Blake Shelton dragged for pre-recorded New Year’s Eve performance

‘Embarrassment’ Blake Shelton dragged for pre-recorded New Year’s Eve performance

Fans have a (Hillbilly) bone to pick with him. Former “Voice” coach Blake Shelton and fellow country star Trace Adkins reunited Sunday on CBS’s “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” to belt out a few tunes such as “Hillbilly Bone” and “Hell Right.” However, many eagle-eyed fans pointed out that the supposed live segment … Read more

10 Performances That Pushed Emotional Limits

10 Performances That Pushed Emotional Limits

‘Jaja’s African Hair Braiding’ Even if the hairstyles in this play weren’t as fabulous as they were, Jocelyn Bioh’s “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding,” about a day in the life of African immigrants working in a Harlem hair-braiding shop, would still be a sparkling Broadway delight. That’s thanks to Bioh’s colorful characters and brisk, playful dialogue. … Read more

10 Works and Performances That Helped Me Make Sense of 2023

10 Works and Performances That Helped Me Make Sense of 2023

“I hope you don’t mind if we carry on,” Juicy says at the end of “Fat Ham.” The other characters in the play then begin cleaning and clearing the stage, an act that affirms Juicy’s proposition and, in this work inspired by Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, suggests that there might be a way for them … Read more

Charlie Puth makes offer to street performer whose keyboard was smashed: report

Charlie Puth makes offer to street performer whose keyboard was smashed: report

Charlie Puth was only one call away for street performer Andrew Hsu, whose piano was smashed by a passerby in Athens, Georgia, recently. The singer, 31, reached out to Hsu via Instagram DMs and contacted him regarding the incident. According to messages obtained by TMZ, Puth penned to Hsu: “I’m sorry that bull s–t happened … Read more

R&B singer cuts up National Anthem live on stage with anti-American lyrics: ‘Blood built this land’

R&B singer cuts up National Anthem live on stage with anti-American lyrics: ‘Blood built this land’

R&B singer and actor Jill Scott blasted America by changing the words of the National Anthem into claiming it is an oppressor state during a live performance on stage.  Jill Scott was performing on the second day of the Essence Festival on the perceived systemic racism in America, saying the country is “not the land of the free.”  … Read more

Toby Keith’s shows at his Oklahoma music venue mark return to stage after revealing cancer diagnosis

Toby Keith’s shows at his Oklahoma music venue mark return to stage after revealing cancer diagnosis

NORMAN, Okla. — Country music star Toby Keith was back on stage over the Fourth of July weekend with his first shows since revealing last summer that he had been fighting stomach cancer. Hundreds attended the native Oklahoman’s pop-up concerts Friday and Saturday night in Norman, where he lives, The Oklahoman reports.  He performed at Hollywood … Read more

Colleen Ballinger ripped for resurfaced blackface ‘Single Ladies’ performance

Colleen Ballinger ripped for resurfaced blackface ‘Single Ladies’ performance

Colleen Ballinger, who is known for her performances as the fictional character Miranda Sings, is under fire after a recently resurfaced video appeared on Twitter of her seemingly wearing blackface while singing Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.” The clip was posted by social media influencer @PaigeChristieUK on Twitter Wednesday, and showed the scandal-plagued Ballinger — as Miranda … Read more

Miley Cyrus claims she doesn’t want to tour anymore, questions living ‘my life’ for others ‘pleasure’

Miley Cyrus claims she doesn’t want to tour anymore, questions living ‘my life’ for others ‘pleasure’

Her “Party in The USA” may be coming to a close, according to the singer. Miley Cyrus, 30, revealed that she doesn’t see herself going on tour again in the foreseeable future, and she’s not sure if she ever will again. “It’s been a minute,” she admitted to British Vogue for the June 2023 issue, … Read more

Woman who Taylor Swift defended from overzealous security guard says it ‘meant so much’

Woman who Taylor Swift defended from overzealous security guard says it ‘meant so much’

Karma’s a relaxing thought, according to Taylor Swift. While performing at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during her “Eras” Tour on Saturday night, Swift was caught on video appearing to call out a security guard while she was in the middle of performing. Swift could be heard yelling out, “She wasn’t doing anything,” at … Read more

Taylor Swift goes off at security guard mid-performance during ‘Eras’ tour

Taylor Swift goes off at security guard mid-performance during ‘Eras’ tour

She really did act swiftly. On Saturday night, Taylor Swift seemed to call out a security guard as she was in the middle of performing her 2014 hit, “Bad Blood” at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during her “Eras” Tour, according to Vulture. The video, which was captured by a concert-goer on Twitter, showed … Read more

Beyoncé channels Britney Spears and SpongeBob in Renaissance World Tour kickoff

Beyoncé channels Britney Spears and SpongeBob in Renaissance World Tour kickoff

She’s “Flawless.” Beyoncé kicked off her Renaissance World Tour in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday, and it seemed to be a show full of memorable moments and elaborate art choices. The tour is in support of her chart-topping 2022 album “Renaissance.” The Grammy-winning singer paid tribute to Britney Spears at one point during the concert, sampling … Read more

Snoop Dogg hot to perform at King Charles’ coronation: ‘I’m down’

Snoop Dogg hot to perform at King Charles’ coronation: ‘I’m down’

His Royal Highness, meet His Rollin’ Highness. Snoop Dogg, whose legal name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., wants to perform at King Charles’ coronation ceremony on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, according to a new report from The Sun. “I’m down to perform at the coronation,” the “Gin and Juice” rapper told the outlet. “Make … Read more

The 10 best Super Bowl national anthem performances of all time

The 10 best Super Bowl national anthem performances of all time

While she was backed by a choir decked out in all white, country star Mickey Guyton turned the national anthem into a stirring statement about the diversity of the US at Super Bowl 2022. Her assured, confident performance set the stage for the Los Angeles Rams to tackle the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in … Read more

Grammys 2023 live updates: Winners, performances, highlights

Grammys 2023 live updates: Winners, performances, highlights

Ready for some glam with the Gram? The biggest stars in music are hitting the red carpet for the 2023 Grammy Awards, kicking off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The 65th annual celebration, hosted by “The Daily Show” alum Trevor Noah, returns to an in-person format — … Read more

Sharon Stone makes surprise appearance during Sam Smith’s ‘SNL’ performance

Sharon Stone makes surprise appearance during Sam Smith’s ‘SNL’ performance

Live from New York it’s… Sharon Stone? Viewers were in for a treat when the actress made a surprise appearance during Sam Smith’s Jan. 21 performance on “Saturday Night Live.” Smith debuted the title track for their upcoming album, “Gloria,” which was introduced by host Aubrey Plaza. The performance opened with Smith surrounded by a … Read more

Critics accuse male models of running ‘Fyre Fest of burlesque’

Critics accuse male models of running ‘Fyre Fest of burlesque’

They say they’re the best burlesque show in America. Burlesque performers say they’re giving the industry a bad name. Red Velvet Entertainment claims to put on the ultimate variety act in more than 30 cities across the US, but showbiz insiders allege the company is a racket that uses devious internet marketing to sell overpriced … Read more

Jimmy Fallon to reprise ‘Almost Famous’ role in surprise performances

Jimmy Fallon to reprise ‘Almost Famous’ role in surprise performances

Jimmy Fallon may soon be hitting the Great White Way. The 48-year-old comedian allegedly will be reprising his role as band manager Dennis Hope at certain performances of the musical adaptation of “Almost Famous” on Broadway, reports Deadline. News of Fallon’s surprise cameos in the show comes after he received an open invitation from the … Read more