Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, has died at the age of 73

Jeff Cook, guitarist and co-founder of the band Alabama, has died at the age of 73

CNN — Jeff Cook, one of the original members of the country band Alabama, has died, according to the group’s representative, Don Murry Grubbs. He was 73. Cook died at his vacation home in Destin, Florida on Monday “with his family and close friends by his side,” according to a press release and statement posted … Read more

‘Dancing with the Stars’ has a double elimination night

‘Dancing with the Stars’ has a double elimination night

CNN — Two pairs of partners were sent home Monday night on “Dancing with the Stars.” The theme of the episode was 90’s night. Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart danced to Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” Derek Hough loved the performance, telling the duo, “It was so insanely powerful. It made me realize how much … Read more

Andy Taylor, former Duran Duran guitarist, has stage four cancer

Andy Taylor, former Duran Duran guitarist, has stage four cancer

London CNN — Andy Taylor, guitarist for British New Romantic group Duran Duran at the height of their fame, is battling stage four prostate cancer. The band made the announcement Saturday when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Taylor, who … Read more

Analysis: A new Netflix show keeps the memory of Blockbuster alive

Analysis: A new Netflix show keeps the memory of Blockbuster alive

A version of this story appeared in Pop Life Chronicles, CNN’s weekly entertainment newsletter. To get it in your inbox, register for free here. CNN — Change is good, right? I’ve considered mixing it up when it comes to this newsletter, but I want to hear from you. What would you like to read about? … Read more

Drake: Alexis Ohanian and Megan Thee Stallion Respond to ‘Her Loss’ Disses

Drake: Alexis Ohanian and Megan Thee Stallion Respond to ‘Her Loss’ Disses

CNN — Drake’s latest album includes jabs at several other artists and public figures – and some have their own choice words for the Canadian rapper. Drake released “Her Loss,” a 16-track collaboration with 21 Savage, on Friday. On one song, “Circo Loco”, he seems to imply that Megan Thee Stallion’s claims that she was … Read more

Aaron Carter’s brother Nick pays tribute to late singer: ‘God, please take care of my little brother’

Aaron Carter’s brother Nick pays tribute to late singer: ‘God, please take care of my little brother’

CNN — Aaron Carter’s older brother Nick is devastated by the singer’s death at age 34, he wrote in a post on Instagram on Sunday, saying that despite their “complicated relationship” his love for Carter has “never faded.” “I always held onto the hope that somehow one day he would want to walk a healthy … Read more

Toomaj Salehi: Family fears for life of rapper ‘violently arrested’ after urging Iranians to protest

Toomaj Salehi: Family fears for life of rapper ‘violently arrested’ after urging Iranians to protest

CNN — “One person’s crime was that her hair flowed in the wind. Someone’s crime was that he or she was brave and outspoken.” These lyrics could cost the Iranian rap artist Toomaj Salehi his life. In any other country, he could have easily rapped about the daily problems his countrymen face without consequence. But … Read more

Aaron Carter, singer, dead aged 34

Aaron Carter, singer, dead aged 34

CNN — Aaron Carter, a former child pop singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died, a source close to the family tells CNN. He was 34. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home on … Read more

Aaron Carter, singer, dead aged 34

Aaron Carter, singer, dead aged 34

CNN — Aaron Carter, a former child pop singer and younger brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, has died, a source close to the family tells CNN. He was 34. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told CNN that they responded to a call for help at Carter’s Lancaster, California home on … Read more

Reba McEntire postpones concerts due to doctor-ordered ‘vocal rest’

Reba McEntire postpones concerts due to doctor-ordered ‘vocal rest’

CNN — Reba McEntire is spending some time tending to her voice as she continues to tour across the US this fall. The country star, 67, announced on her official Instagram on Wednesday that she made the “difficult decision” to reschedule three concerts scheduled for this weekend after her doctor advised her to “go on … Read more