The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is defending John Travolta and calls the image of him kissing her on the Academy Awards red carpet "an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was totally sweet and totally welcome."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Dae Kim made an impressively smooth transition from a stalwart husband on "Lost" to dashing crime fighter on "Hawaii Five-0."
Celeb birthdays for the week of March 1-7
March 1: Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 89. Singer Harry Belafonte is 88. Actor Robert Conrad is 80. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 71. Singer Roger Daltrey is 71. Actor Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains") is 68. Actor-director Ron Howard is 61. Country singer Janis Oliver Cummins of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 61. Actress Catherine Bach ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 61. Actor Tim Daly is 59. Keyboardist Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) is 58. Bassist Bill Leen (Gin Blossoms) is 53. Actor Bryan Batt ("Mad Men") is 52. Actor Chris Eigeman ("Gilmore Girls," ''Malcolm in the Middle") is 50. Actor George Eads ("C.S.I.") is 48. Actor Javier Bardem is 46. Actor Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean," ''Smash") is 42. Guitarist Ryan Peake of Nickelback is 42. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 41. Actor Jensen Ackles ("Supernatural") is 37. "Blues Clues" host Donovan Patton is 37. Actress Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave") is 32. Singer Kesha is 28. Singer Sammie is 28. Singer Justin Bieber is 21.
The music industry has announced an agreement to release albums globally on Fridays, ending divergences among regions that have fueled piracy in an age of instant music. Thursday's decision, after nine months of consultation, is expected to go into effect by summer in the Northern Hemisphere, said Frances Moore, chief executive officer of the music industry's global body IFPI. "What is absolutely clear is that there is nearly unanimous agreement that a global release date is a good thing," Moore told AFP. Under longstanding traditions, albums are generally released on Monday in Britain and France, Tuesday in the United States, Wednesday in Japan and Friday in Australia and Germany.
Plenty of celebrities have been enraged by rumors of their deaths, but when a story emerged of a particularly grisly end for rocker Mark McGrath he was the one apologizing. In a PR stunt that largely fell flat, a press release Thursday announced that the lead singer of Sugar Ray -- the band popular in the 1990s whose hits included "When It's Over" -- had been shot dead. A masked gunman shot McGrath several times as he filmed a show on the edgy comedy network Adult Swim and he "died in the arms" of his co-host, the release said. In a mockery of online tributes, the press release asked fans to remember the Sugar Ray singer on social media by posting selfie photos of themselves with sugar packets over their hearts.
NEW YORK (AP) — A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they're done. Not surprisingly, "Sex Box" has attracted some negative attention.
The pearl-encrusted $150,000 dress worn by Kenyan star Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars last weekend was stolen from the actress's Los Angeles hotel room, police confirmed Thursday. "It has been confirmed that it is the dress that was worn by Lupita Nyong'o," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. Nyong'o, who won a best supporting actress Oscar last year for her performance in the drama "12 Years A Slave", created a sensation on the red carpet on Sunday with her elaborate custom-made Calvin Klein gown designed by Francisco Costa.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the last "Breaking Bad" episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome attention and tourism to Albuquerque.
ATLANTA (AP) — The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that's so recognizable, you'd know the brand if you held it in the dark.
Season three of "House of Cards" comes out Friday and like its central character, played by Kevin Spacey, the gripping Netflix political drama is at the top of its game. Holding it all together when the stakes are this high," Spacey's character Frank Underwood says in one of the trailers that have trickled out ahead of the premiere. As in previous seasons, Netflix is releasing all 13 episodes in one fell swoop, giving fans a whole weekend to indulge in the show's Machiavellian twists and turns. Netflix won't say how many subscribers watch "House of Cards" from its online streaming service, but it remains one of the most talked-about programs on the American small screen.