Singer Bruno Mars.

Bruno Mars puts on stellar concert show ahead of Super Bowl

Bruno Mars may have wrapped up his massive "24K Magic World Tour" last year, but the singer gave one more glimpse into his stellar show the night before the Super Bowl.

69 Hits

Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series

'Empire' actor says account of attack has been consistent

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said Friday that he has been "consistent on every level" with the police during their investigation into what he says was a racist and homophobic attack on him in downtown Chicago earlier this week.

67 Hits

Mariah Carey arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Mariah Carey shakes off boycott calls for her Saudi concert

Mariah Carey, one of the world's most celebrated artists, is performing in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the first time, but there's a growing chorus of Saudi women calling on her to cancel the concert to show support for detained women's rights activists.

76 Hits

James Ingram performs during the Grammy Foundation's

James Ingram, Grammy-winning R&B singer, dead at 66

 James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. He was 66.

98 Hits

R&B singer R. Kelly and pop icon Michael Jackson.

Speech law makes docs on Jackson, R. Kelly tough to stop

Denials and denunciations. Lawsuits and legal threats. Attacks and pushback. What's a documentarian to do?

65 Hits

Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves New York Supreme Court in New York.

Weinstein lawyers argue against sex trafficking claim

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers said the movie mogul is not a sex trafficker, despite claims in a class-action lawsuit.

53 Hits

Danai Gurira, from left, Isaach de Bankole, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Bassett from the cast of

'Black Panther' wins top honor at SAG Awards, 'Maisel' soars

"Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards.

72 Hits

Seiuli and his aiga

Seiuli refers to Samoa as “Western Samoa”

Seiuli Dwayne Johnson has posted his latest photo of himself and what he calls the Hobbs Brothers, referring to Samoa as “Western Samoa.”

18101 Hits

This image released by Fox shows Brennin Hunt as Roger Davis from the musical

Actor in Fox's live 'Rent' is injured, but show will 'go on'

One of the stars of the live broadcast of the musical "Rent" on Fox was injured during a rehearsal Saturday but producers insist Sunday night's show "must, and will, go on."

58 Hits

Roman Reigns family healing

Roman Reigns posted these pictures of himself and Seiuli Dwayne The Rock Johnson with this post on his Facebook page: “I cannot thank my family, friends and my new FAST & FURIOUS FAMILY enough for all the love and support I have received while on this exciting HOBBS & SHAW project.

14417 Hits

Harvey Weinstein appears in court, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York.

Judge approves changes to Weinstein's legal team

Harvey Weinstein won a judge's approval Friday to overhaul the defense team in his rape and sexual assault case, replacing his bulldog New York City attorney with a four-person squad that's high on courtroom stars and headline-grabbing cases.

43 Hits

“Sacred Samoan ground,” Seiuli Dwayne Johnson says

Seiuli Dwayne Johnson posted this photo of himself on his social media pages with the following message: “This sacred Samoan ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. 

12125 Hits

U.S. singer Chris Brown.

Lawyer: Chris Brown accuser under 'psychological pressure"

The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against American singer Chris Brown and two other men said Thursday that his client was under "great psychological pressure" at a luxury hotel when "non-consensual sex" allegedly took place inside locked rooms.

67 Hits

Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives at New York Supreme Court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman in New York.

Weinstein hires pack of new lawyers for NY rape case

Harvey Weinstein unveiled a new legal team brimming with star power Wednesday to defend him at his upcoming New York rape and sexual assault trial.

61 Hits

This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film

Oscar nods honor 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

108 Hits

Singer Chris Brown.

Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were remanded in custody in Paris on Tuesday after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said.

100 Hits

In this Dec. 13, 2018, photo provided by Carnegie Hall, J'nai Bridges, a mezzo-soprano, performs in her recital at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York. (Carnegie Hall via AP)

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011.

107 Hits

FILE -- In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo government commissioner in charge of the development of Hungary's film industry, Andy Vajna, participates in a discussion in the headquarters of the Hungarian National Film Fund in Budapest.

'Rambo,' 'Total Recall' producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" movies with Sylvester Stallone, "Total Recall" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Madonna's "Evita," has died. He was 74.

76 Hits

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1971 file photo, Jesse Ed Davis, center right, a guitarist of Kiowa and Comanche ancestry, performs with George Harrison, left, formerly of the Beatles, at the Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Klaus

Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents' home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.

108 Hits

Actor Anthony Rapp attends the

Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'

Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing.

53 Hits

Movies

Lav Diaz, director of 'Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis' addresses the audience after receiving the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — "Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe

TV

Bill Cosby enters the Montgomery County Courthouse for a court appearance in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby loses appeal; case appears headed to evidence hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's criminal sexual-assault case appears to be headed toward an evidence hearing after a judge denied his latest effort to throw the charges out.

Music

Ex-ABBA members make rare joint appearance at grand opening

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the "Mamma Mia!" musical.

© Samoa Observer 2016

Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia