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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic On Wednesday, Rolling Stone published a story about The Weeknd‘s upcoming series, The Idol, with the headline: “How HBO’s Next Euphoria Became Twisted ‘Torture Porn.’” The subheading trumpets that “thirteen sources” told the publication the show has gone “wildly, disgustingly off the rails.” Now it seems The Weeknd has responded. Rolling Stone‘s article claims that […]

Terence Patrick 2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. Rihanna‘s been selling makeup via Fenty Beauty, and clothes and lingerie on her Savage x Fenty website, but it’s been a while since she dropped some sneakers with Puma. Nearly five years after her last release, Puma’s announced that Rih’s made her way back to working with the sneaker brand. […]

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic The Weeknd is going from making original songs for movies to starring in them. Billboard heard from his rep that the singer will star in his first feature-length film. Previously, he’s contributed original songs to movies such as Avatar: The Way of Water and 50 Shades of Grey. He also made a cameo in the 2019 movie Uncut Gems. As for […]

ABC Rihanna will be performing “Lift Me Up” at the Academy Awards next month, and one of the artists she’s going head-to-head with in the Best Original Song category says he’s dying to meet her. M.M. Keeravani co-wrote the Oscar-nominated song “Naatu Naatu,” which won the Golden Globe in January. At age 61, he’s been making […]

Westbury Road/Roc Nation/Def Jam/Hollywood Of the two pop superstars who are nominated for Best Original Song Oscars this year, one has been confirmed to perform on the awards show telecast. Rihanna, who’s expecting her second child, will sing her nominated song “Lift Me Up,” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, at the 95th Academy Awards, airing March 12 […]

Marcus Brandt/picture alliance via Getty Images) Lizzo stars in a new episode of Sesame Street. In a preview, Cookie Monster foils her plans of adding the world’s only functional cookie flute to her collection. The promo sees Elmo giving Lizzo the impressive-looking instrument, which he says is the only one in all of Sesame Street. Lizzo remarks, “I played a lot of instruments, […]

Top Dawg/RCA SZA is Billboard‘s Woman of the Year, and she says the honor “scares” her. “It really scares me,” she told the outlet. “But I really want to do something with my time in the sun right now. There’s so much I want to do for other people. I need to do something to deserve that in a […]

Courtesy Apple Music Turns out the return of Rihanna‘s 2016 album Anti- to the Billboard top 10 following the Super Bowl was just part of the story: She’s now one of only a handful of artists who’ve had at least five albums in the top 50 at the same time. Prior to Rihanna, only six acts have ever managed to place […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation Rihanna refused to entertain the strangers criticizing her parenting or the words she used to describe her child. Rihanna defended herself against some online critics who took issue with her calling her son “fine” in a social media post. The singer had shared a carousel of photos from her glamorous British […]

Courtesy Apple Music Rihanna didn’t get paid for her Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday night — because artists never get paid for doing halftime. So why do they do it? All you need to do is look at Rihanna’s streaming activity before and after the game to answer that question. Sunday was Rihanna’s biggest day […]

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