Mike Richards has announced he won't be hosting Jeopardy!, after questions have persisted about how the show's executive producer was chosen for the coveted role. Richards has been scrutinized over earlier allegations of a hostile work environment, as well as inappropriate comments he allegedly made about women on a podcast that he once hosted.
During the first year of the pandemic, speculation was rife that the crisis would spur an exodus from cities to smaller or more remote towns. The claims were vastly overblown, but perhaps spoke to a collective fantasy: A back-to-the-land movement today would have ample precedent, with waves of rural retreat having arisen every few decades at troubled times, dating back to the Industrial Revolution.
Kendrick Lamar has been quiet long enough. The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper posted a lengthy statement on a new website, oklama.com, that indicates his next album will be his last for Top Dawg Entertainment, the label he's been with since his 2011 debut, "Section.80."
Twenty years after Aaliyah's death, her record company is releasing all her albums to streaming services, starting this month. For many music fans, it may bring closure to a chapter that has lacked an ending for years. For others, it allows space for reassessing a brief but spectacular career -- and where it could've gone.