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Hip-Hop Took a Moment of Silence for Nipsey Hussle This Week
There were almost no new rap releases this week, with new music from YG, Schoolboy Q, Machine Gun Kelly, and more all delayed.
The Divas Came
for Aretha Franklin’s Tribute Concert
What happens when you get Jennifer Hudson, Céline Dion, and Kelly Clarkson in a room.
Pays Tribute to Luke Perry in First Episode Since His Death
“All episodes will be for the rest of our run.”
Ian Ziering, Molly Ringwald, and More Celebrities Share Tributes to Luke Perry
The actor died today at 52.
Netflix to Air an Incredibly Stacked
Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Maria Bamford, and more will make appearances.
Jimmy Fallon Celebrated His 5-Year Anniversary by Becoming Larry Sanders
“Trump got elected because of you.”
Dolly Parton Says Watching Her Tribute Concert Was ‘Like Watching Porn’
“You’re not personally involved, but you still get off on it,” Parton said in her MusiCares Person of the Year speech.
Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert to Include Céline Dion, Patti LaBelle, and More
Tyler Perry will host.
Warm Your Icy Heart With Adam Sandler’s Musical Tribute to Chris Farley
Today marks 21 years since Farley’s death.
Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher With Her Character’s Eulogy
The actress voiced Peter’s boss Angela since 2005.
Lil Xan Is Making a Mac Miller Tribute Album
The album title comes from their last conversation.
‘Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life’ Was the Send-off He Deserved
“I’ve been thinking about you a lot. Like almost every day, at least once. Does that mean I love you? Maybe. Maybe.”
The 2018 AMAs Gave Us the Aretha Franklin Tribute She Deserves
Somewhere, Madonna is still telling that VMAs story.
Ariana Grande Posts Candid Video Memorializing Mac Miller
“you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else.”
See All the Celebrities Who Showed Up to Pay Their Respects to Aretha Franklin
Ariana and Hillary hugged.
Losing Neil Simon, a Writer From a Lost Time
It’s not clear that the playwright’s best works can ever again mean to audiences what they once did to a much-different America.
Neil Simon Was Theater’s Odd Man Out
On the mixed legacy of the late playwright.
Aretha Franklin’s Only TV Acting Appearance Was on
“Is she a minister?” “No, but she ministers.”
Here’s a Collection of Excellent Anthony Bourdain Stories for You to Read
Food and travel weren’t even the half of it.
Marathon Led to Anthony Bourdain Writing for
Writer Laura Lippman on the “ruse” she and her husband David Simon concocted to meet Anthony Bourdain.
Anthony Bourdain’s Editor Says He Was Working on a ‘More Personal’ New Book
“I’ve never heard one person say anything negative about Tony Bourdain.”
CNN Will Air a Series of Anthony Bourdain Tributes
The network will also air Bourdain’s favorite episodes of his series
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
’s Rachel Brosnahan Posts Tribute to Her Aunt Kate Spade
“She had a light that words can’t capture but touched everyone she came into contact with.”
Eddie Redmayne and Other Celebrities Mourn Stephen Hawking
“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet.”
Harrison Ford Feels Carrie Fisher’s Force at Mark Hamill’s Walk of Fame Ceremony
Harrison Ford had some kind words for the late icon.
Grammys to Reunite Performers From the Las Vegas Shooting Festival for a Tribute
Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Brothers Osborne will perform together.
George Michael’s Family Releases Touching Tribute One Year After His Death
“This Christmas will be hard without him.”
Hear Sufjan Stevens’s Extremely Emotional Musical Tribute to Tonya Harding
“You confronted your sorrow like there was no tomorrow, while the rest of the world only laughed.”
I Wish This Tribute to Oscar Wilde Could Remain in New York Forever
This enchanted mise-en-scène is devoted to Wilde’s tragic last chapter: his trial and imprisonment for homosexuality, followed by his death in exile.
last night on late night
Jimmy Fallon Breaks Into Tears While Paying Tribute to His Late Mother, Gloria
“She was the best audience, she was the one I was always trying to make laugh.”
9 Essential Tom Petty Performances
Tom Petty died just one week after wrapping the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour.
Coldplay and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Performed ‘Free Fallin’’ in Memory of Tom Petty
They also had a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Why Losing Tom Petty Feels So Deeply Personal
He was one of those artists whose music was intertwined with our memories.
Is Officially Ending and We’re Not Ready to Say Good-bye
We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Harry Dean Stanton’s Finest Hour
The late actor telegraphed a lifetime of regret with a glance — and what very well may be the greatest monologue in the history of the film medium.
Can’s Holger Czukay: A True Sonic Pioneer
Czukay’s death was announced on Tuesday.
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker: A Perfectionist Who Always Sounded Human
Becker’s death was announced on Sunday.
Coldplay Wrote a Country Song for Houston and the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
The band said this is the only time they’ll perform it.
Chris Cornell’s Daughter Beautifully Sang ‘Hallelujah’ in Memory of Her Dad
Try not to get too teary.
Director Robert Woodruff Remembers Sam Shepard
“Those gifts don’t arrive that often.”
Linkin Park Mourn Front Man Chester Bennington in Emotional Letter
“We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal.”
Nine Inch Nails Debut Unreleased David Bowie Cover They Made to Get ‘Closure’
They made their version of “I Can’t Give Everything Away” to “process” the news of Bowie’s death.
Hip-Hop Mourns the Infamous Prodigy of Mobb Deep: ‘P Was the Illest’
A-Trak, Q-Tip, Nicki Minaj, and more have shared their thoughts on losing Prodigy.
Holy Influential Actor, Batman: How Adam West Continues to Shape Hollywood
He made the Dark Knight a hit in the 1960s, and impacted every depiction of the character that followed.
Tom Hardy Wrote a Long Tribute to His Dead Dog Woody
There’s also a YouTube video.
All the Best Chris Cornell Tributes You Missed This Weekend
Many of Cornell’s peers covered his music in honor of the late grunge icon.
Jeff Ross Looks Back on Many Roasts Spent With Don Rickles
No one was safe from Rickles, and that’s what made him so essential.
Don Rickles’s Commitment to Material Was Unmatched
Coming from anyone else, the late comic’s lines would be at best alarming asides; at worst, the ravings of your unfiltered, intolerant neighbor.
The Comedy World Remembers Don Rickles: ‘Nice Job Dying, You Hockey Puck’
Lots of hockey puck jokes.
Keith Richards on Chuck Berry, the ‘Granddaddy’ of Rock & His Temporary Roommate
Berry once gave Richards a black eye for a very rock n’ roll reason.