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Jason David Frank, original Green Power Ranger, dead at 49

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fans are mourning the death of Jason David Frank, the original Green Power Ranger.  Frank was 49. Publicist Justine Hunt confirmed his passing to ABC News. "Please respect the privacy of his family and friends during this horrible time as we come to terms with the loss of such a wonderful human being," Hunt said in a statement. "He loved his family, friends and fans…


Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Harry Styles among early American Music Awards winners

The American Music Awards are happening tonight live on ABC, starting at 8 p.m. ET, but ahead of the show, winners in 26 categories have been announced.  So far, the big winner is Taylor Swift, who's captured three trophies, as well as Beyoncé, rapper Kendrick Lamar, Latin superstar Bad Bunny and country star Morgan Wallen, each with two.  Other pre-show winners include Harry Styles, who was…


It's me (again), hi: Taylor Swift returns to number one with 'Midnights'

Taylor Swift's new album Midnights has returned to the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 album chart after being temporarily dislodged by Her Loss, the new joint album by Drake and 21 Savage. Midnights has now been number one for three non-consecutive weeks.  This past week, it sold 204,000 units, making it the first album to sell at least 200,000 units in each of its first four weeks of…


Kick Winter's Chill with Hearty Chowder

(Family Features) Colder, shorter days call for a little comfort. Cozying up with a hearty meal on brisk winter evenings can help fight off the chill while savoring favorite flavors alongside the ones you love. Avoid venturing into the cold for a trip to the store by turning to a pantry staple like sweetpotatoes. As one of the most versatile veggies, they’re easy to add to a variety of recipes…


Music notes: Lil Nas X, Ellie Goulding, BTS, Taylor Swift, Avicii and Christina Aguilera

Lil Nas X says he got his first tattoo, sharing some photos of the ink job to Instagram. The tattoo, which is a stylized version of the Aries astrological sign, was inked onto his right wrist.  Ellie Goulding stars in the Audible original podcast Crush Hour: A Musical. She stars as a woman named Ash who bumps into an attractive man on the train. She later thinks the handsome stranger wrote about…


Elton John taps Olympic gold medalist Nathan Chen to star in new "Hold Me Closer" music video

Nearly a year after Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen performed a Gold medal-winning routine to a medley of Elton John's hits, he's using his extraordinary talent to breathe new life into Sir Elton's "Hold Me Closer." Sir Elton released an acoustic version of his and Britney Spears' collab and tapped the 23-year-old skater to star in its brand new music video. The video starts with Chen, a…


"Sunroof" singer Nicky Youre releases new single "Eyes On You," along with adorable video

If you open your "Sunroof," it's easier for someone to keep their "Eyes On You." "Eyes On You" is the new single from Nicky Youre, who made a big splash this summer with his viral hit "Sunroof." The upbeat bop comes with an adorable video that has Nicky reluctantly agreeing to watch his neighbor's kitten. Of course, he falls in love with it — so much so that the end of the video suggests he's…


Report: The Justice Department launches investigation into Live Nation

Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, is reportedly under an antitrust investigation by the Justice Department. The news comes as the company enters damage control over the chaotic rollout of presale tickets for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour. The New York Times reports Live Nation Entertainment is being investigated by the Justice Department's antitrust division for any potential abuse of…


Meghan Trainor, Ellie Goulding, Kim Petras, Latto and more to present at 2022 American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are this Sunday, and helping to announce this year's winners will be Meghan Trainor, Kim Petras, Ellie Goulding, Latto and more. Also helping to usher in winners will be Dan + Shay, country singer Jimmie Allen, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Sabrina Carpenter, Dustin Lynch and Jessie James Decker. On the performances side,Stevie Wonder will…


New Music Friday: Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, AJR, BANNERS, Lauren Spencer-Smith and Noah Cyrus

It's Friday! Let's see who's out with new tunes ... Sam Smith is bringing the holiday cheer with the festive, original love ballad "Night Before Christmas." The track is the latest song to feature on Sam's Christmas compilation EP The Holly and The Ivy, which they originally released in 2020. Nicki Minaj teamed up with Latin superstar Maluma and Lebanese singer Myriam Fares for the new FIFA…