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Elton John Signs Deal with HBO to Executive-Produce New Drama, "Virtuoso"
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:20 am

ABC/Randy HolmesAs a child, Elton John was a musical prodigy -- you might have even called him a virtuoso.  So perhaps it's fitting that Elton has signed a deal with HBO to produce a musical historical drama called Virtuoso.

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Leonard Cohen Nabs Four Nominations for 2015 Juno Awards
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:20 am

PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsHallelujah! One of the top nominees for this year's Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammys, is 80 years old -- influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen.  The lauded folk-rock artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who probably is best known for penning the popular tune "Hallelujah," received nominations in four categories.

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Steely Dan Announces Run of Spring U.S. Tour Dates
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:20 am

Credit: Danny ClinchSteely Dan recently confirmed a pair of headlining performances at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on April 10 and April 17, and now the band has announced a full series of spring shows in the Western U.S.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' concerts run from an April 7-8 stand in Santa Rosa, California, through an April 18 date in San Diego.

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The Who, Van Morrison to Headline London Benefit Shows for Teenage Cancer Trust
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:20 am

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Who; Exile ProductionsThe Who and Van Morrison are among the acts that will headline the 2015 Teenage Cancer Trust benefit concerts, which will take place from March 23 through March 28 at London's Royal Albert Hall.  This year marks the 15th anniversary of the charity series, which Who frontman Roger Daltrey helps organize.

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Recording Academy Says Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne Won't Receive a Grammy if Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" Wins
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:20 am

Sam Jones; Martyn AtkinsAs reported Monday, a rep for U.K. pop star Sam Smith confirmed that Tom Petty and Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne had been added to the songwriting credits of Smith's 2014 hit, "Stay with Me," as part of the amicable settlement of a copyright dispute.  The agreement was reached after Smith acknowledged that his song's melody bears similarities to Petty's 1989 hit, "I Won't Back Down," which he co-wrote with Lynne.

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Entertainment

Why Drew Barrymore Is Determined to Be a 'Present Parent'
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:20 am

© Ellen von Unwerth/MORE Magazine(NEW YORK) — After a less than perfect childhood, Drew Barrymore is determined to be a very different parent than her own.

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“Empire” Viewers Can Expect a New Woman on Wednesday's Episode
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:20 am

Frank Micelotta/FOX(NEW YORK) — When Empire returns Wednesday night, a new woman is welcomed into the life of Lucious Lyon, the head of Empire Records, played by Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard.

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Scientology Documentary Claims Tom Cruise Wiretapped Nicole Kidman's Phone, Church Rejects Claims
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:20 am

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) — Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's well-publicized split after nearly 11 years of marriage is one of the subjects explored in Alex Gibney's HBO documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, and the church has wasted no time denying the claims made in the film.

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New Season of "The Americans" Begins Wednesday Night
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:20 am

Frank Ockenfels/FX(NEW YORK) — The third season of The Americans premieres Wednesday night on FX at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

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Kevin Costner's “Black or White” Role Has Love But No Parenting Skills
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 9:20 am

"Black or White" - Relativity(NEW YORK) — Kevin Costner stars opposite fellow Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in Black or White, a drama opening in theaters this Friday.

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