Cody Morrisette gave Pensacola a big hit it lacked in the early innings to tie the game. And then Bennett Hostetler followed on good fortune in extra innings to get a bigger one with a two-strike, liner hit to score Joe Mack for a 5-4 comeback victory against the BirminghamContinue Reading

Japan’s Fisheries Agency has proposed expanding commercial whaling along the country’s coast to fin whales, a larger species than the three currently permitted. The proposal comes five years after Japan resumed commercial whaling within its exclusive economic zone after withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission in 2019. It ended 30Continue Reading

Ever Wonder How Vampire Weekend Got Their Name? These Maya Rudolph ‘SNL’ Promos Definitely Won’t Help

If you’ve ever wondered how Vampire Weekend got their name, new promos for their appearance this weekend on Saturday Night Live with host Maya Rudolph will be of no help whatsoever. In one of the new promos that arrived Thursday (May 9), SNL castmember Kenan Thompson asks the band aboutContinue Reading

Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Surpasses 2 Million in U.S. Sales

Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department has surpassed 2 million in U.S. album sales after only two weeks in release, according to Luminate. It’s her 11th album to sell at least 2 million copies. (Album sales are purchases of both digital download albums and physical albums, like CDs, cassette tapesContinue Reading

A top public relations executive from Chinese technology firm Baidu apologized Thursday after she made comments in a series of videos that critics said glorified a culture of overwork. Baidu’s head of communications Qu Jing sparked a public outcry in China after she implied in the videos that she wasContinue Reading

Lead screening conducted on west Maui residents after last summer’s devastating wildfires showed no widespread exposure to the toxic metal, Hawaii health officials said Thursday. Blood samples were taken from 557 people after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century ripped through the town of Lahaina, killing 101Continue Reading

Hungary and China signed a number of new agreements on Thursday to deepen their economic and cultural cooperation during a visit to the Central European country by Chinese President Xi Jinping, a trip meant to solidify China’s economic footprint in the region. Xi and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán heldContinue Reading

Publishing Briefs: bülow Signs to Rx Songs and Under Warrenty,  Kobalt Signs ‘Water’ Writer Mocha Lewis

Prescription Songs and Emily Warren‘s Under Warrenty have signed singer-songwriter bülow to a global publishing deal. Fresh off the release of her two co-writes “Texas Hold ‘Em” by Beyonce and “Yuck” by Charli XCX, bülow says of her deal, “I’m very excited to start this journey with Emily and Prescription.Continue Reading

Karol G & Feid Lead 2024 Heat Latin Music Awards Nominations: Complete List

On Thursday (May 9), the Heat Latin Music Awards (or Premios Heat) unveiled their 2024 nominees exclusively on Billboard. This year, Karol G and Feid lead the pack with 10 nominations each. They are followed by top nominees Carin León (6); Peso Pluma, Grupo Frontera and Xavi (5); and BadContinue Reading

Michael Ilesanmi from 90 Day Fianc: Happily Ever After? has been revealing what happened to him after he left Angela Deem. Michael came to the U.S. in December 2023 around Christmastime. Michael and Angela have been married since January 2020 after having dated since 2018. They first featured in 90Continue Reading

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Poison Ivy #22!Villainess Poison Ivy has officially been killed off in DC canon, solidifying her transformation into a hero. Since her longtime girlfriend, Harley Quinn, became an anti-hero in DC continuity, fans have questioned if Poison Ivy would eventually follow her lead . Her soloContinue Reading

In her first public interview, the alleged real-life “Martha,” Fiona Harvey, calls out inaccuracies in Netflix’s Baby Reindeer. The series was created by Richard Gadd and inspired by his experience as a survivor of stalking and abuse. Although the show changed the name of his stalker to Martha Scott (JessicaContinue Reading

The Senate has passed a $105 billion bill designed to improve air safety and customer service for air travelers, a day before the law governing the Federal Aviation Administration expires. The bipartisan bill, which comes after a series of close calls between planes at the nation’s airports, would boost theContinue Reading

Fewer U.S. medical school graduates are applying to residency programs, but the drop is more striking in states that ban abortion compared with other states. Figures released Thursday by the Association of American Medical Colleges showed continuing declines after the group first spotted the difference in an analysis last year.Continue Reading

Ella Bahn, a sophomore from Spring Grove, and Lily Carlson, a star from Bermudian Springs, both made impressive performances at the York-Adams League track and field championships at Dallastown High School. Bahn took home gold medals in the 100-meter hurdles and high jump, and then shattered the league record inContinue Reading

It’s Thursday, May 9, and Cardi B issued an apology after receiving backlash from her Met Gala interview where she forgot her designer’s name and just stated he was Asian. Meanwhile,  Kendrick Lamar’s back catalog is up 49% following a weekend full of beef, while Drake’s is down by 5%.Continue Reading

For much of the last decade, the Spanish collective management organization SGAE was part of one of the weirdest stories in the music business. Over the years, the collective management organization combined larger-than-life misbehavior (“Going to brothels after dinner was normal,” former senior executive Pedro Farré told El País inContinue Reading

Ryan Castro Reflects on the Journey of Making His New Album ‘El Cantante del Ghetto’

Fueled by ambition, determination and hard work, Ryan Castro represents the new generation of urbano hitmakers. His highly-anticipated debut album, El Cantante del Ghetto, is not only a reflection of the qualities that have catapulted Castro to the top of the charts, but it also serves as a mirror thatContinue Reading

Switzerland, Georgia, Israel & 7 More Countries Qualify for Grand Final of Eurovision 2024

The lineup of songs for the 68th annual Eurovision Song Contest is now set. Ten of the 16 songs performed in the second semifinal on Thursday (May 9) join the 10 qualifiers from semifinal 1 plus the six pre-qualified entries, for a total of 26 songs competing live in theContinue Reading

Warning: contains spoilers for Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic #100There’s a new Juggernaut in town… and Justin Jin’s “Kid Juggernaut” couldn’t be more different than Cain Marko. Cursed with the strength of the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak, Kid Juggernaut has a lot to prove, and a villainous legacy to combat. AsContinue Reading

Maia Kobabe’s controversial graphic novel Gender Queer has garnered support from Last Week Tonight‘s John Oliver. Gender Queer has been making headlines across the U.S. as one of the most banned books in the country. As of 2024, the autobiography of Kobabe’s life has been banned in numerous school districtsContinue Reading

The crime mystery series Bodkin was filmed on location in certain areas of Ireland. The cast of Bodkin features a star performance from former Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte as Gilbert Power, a happy-go-lucky professional podcaster. Gilbert is accompanied by Emmy (Robyn Cara), his ambitious yet inexperienced assistant,Continue Reading

A Taylor Swift Billboard Hot 100-Inspired Cape Went Viral: Here’s Where to Find a Similar One Online

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Taylor Swift has kicked off the European portion of her Eras tour with the first showContinue Reading

God forbid you delete the old pictures of you and him. by Anonymous As much as I wish I were referring to one of my favorite Faye Webster songs, the reference is actually about you. You won’t go away.  Why is it that you, my partner’s ex, seem to beContinue Reading

Plus, John Summit & Dom Dolla and More Event Updates for May 9 by EverOut Staff Nu-disco phenom Sophie Ellis-Bextor will embark on her first-ever headlining North American tour following the resurgence of her early-aughts bop “Murder on the Dancefloor.” Genre-defying electronic duo Sofi Tukker has announced the Bread tour, supportingContinue Reading

Week Eight has concluded, and the IFL has one remaining undefeated team: the Vegas Knight Hawks. Along with one final undefeated team, three teams earned their first win of the season. It was an action-packed week, featuring six games spanning from Friday to Sunday. In Week Eight’s first matchup, theContinue Reading

Olivia Rodrigo is ready to take over Asia and Australia with her Guts World Tour, and the superstar promoted her upcoming tour dates in a hilarious TikTok seemingly filmed by the singer’s rumored boyfriend, Louis Partridge. In the clip, the English actor’s voice is heard behind the camera naming theContinue Reading

Every Song Taylor Swift Performed at First Eras Tour Concert After ‘Tortured Poets’: Paris Setlist

Taylor Swift is back at it! The 34-year-old pop star returned to her global Eras Tour on Thursday (May 9) following a two-month break, kicking off the trek’s European leg at La Defense Arena in Paris for the first of four planned shows at the venue — complete with severalContinue Reading

Coach’s Outlet Sale Is Bringing Black Friday-Worthy Deals — Including 63% Off This Iconic Purse

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Coach Outlet just added new styles to their lineup of discounted purses and bags to helpContinue Reading

Hip-hop legend LL Cool J was a guest on the latest episode of Uninterrupted’s The Shop. During a conversation with Lena Waithe about creative inspiration, Andre 3000’s New Blue Sun album was brought up for discussion. Waithe was talking about how as an artist, “Different things inspire you,” and theContinue Reading

The Biebers posted a joint announcement of photos and videos featuring Hailey Bieber cradling her growing baby bump as Justin takes photos of her on Instagram on Thursday, May 9th. In one of the clips, it also appears that the couple renewed their wedding vows recently. The couple officially tiedContinue Reading

5 Oscillating Fans to Help You Stay Cool for Summer: Get Yours Now

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Stay cool this summer and spring by getting yourself an oscillating fan. As the temperatures rise,Continue Reading

Tim Burton’s Batman Returns introduced Michelle Pfeiffer’s timeless portrayal of Catwoman, yet the DC anti-hero hasn’t gotten a similarly popular live-action movie or TV role ever since. Tim Burton’s Batman and the bolder Batman Returns heralded the beginning of the superhero movie genre as fans know it today, kicking offContinue Reading

Salad chain Sweetgreen is adding steak to its menu, an announcement that led to strong reactions online, with customers questioning how that would impact the company’s carbon neutral plans. Founded in 2007 and known as a fast-casual spot serving salads and bowls, Sweetgreen says it will be carbon neutral byContinue Reading

A new Biden administration rule announced Thursday aims to speed up asylum processing at the southern border for a a limited group of people believed to have committed serious crimes or who have terrorist links and ultimately more quickly eject them from the country. The change comes as the administrationContinue Reading

Two skiers were killed and one was rescued after an avalanche Thursday in the mountains outside of Salt Lake City that occurred after several days of spring snowstorms, authorities said. A rescue team responded just after 10 a.m. to an avalanche reported near Lone Peak in the Wasatch Range southeastContinue Reading

The Indoor Football League is proud to announce the Players of the Week for Week Eight of the 2024 IFL season. Fred Payton Jr. (JAX) is named Offensive Player of the Week, Claude Davis (SF) is named Defensive Player of the Week, and Gabriel Rui (IA) is named Special TeamsContinue Reading

10 Must-Have Pairs of Shoes From Katy Perry’s Footwear Line

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Katy Perry wants to take over more than just your playlists — the 39-year-old has droppedContinue Reading

CoComelon Children’s Anthem ‘Wheels on the Bus’ Rides Onto Global Excl. U.S. Chart

Of 15 debuts on the May 11-dated Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, the most noticeable, at least in terms of a lengthy backstory, may not be Tommy Richman’s seemingly out-of-nowhere breakout hit “Million Dollar Baby” (No. 74) or Kendrick Lamar’s rap battle entry “Euphoria” (No. 98). The most surprising titleContinue Reading

Madonna Is Only Woman to Achieve This Boxscore Feat as The Celebration Tour Wraps

Madonna played the final shows of The Celebration Tour, closing her six-month trek with $225.4 million and 1.1 million tickets sold over 80 shows, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. The Celebration Tour is Madonna’s sixth trek to gross more than $100 million. The only other acts to achieveContinue Reading

Billboard and the member of SEVENTEEN, S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO show you the behind the scenes of their latest music video for new song “MAESTRO.” SEVENTEEN:We are SEVENTEEN! Vernon:We are here on the set of our brand new musicContinue Reading

Cindy Walker Inducted Posthumously Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Legendary country songwriter Cindy Walker, whose most famous song is the cross-genre classic “You Don’t Know Me,” was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) in a special event on April 19 at historic Columbia Studio A in Nashville. Related Friday Flashback: Remembering Cindy Walker 03/23/2012 The ceremony took placeContinue Reading

Tom Paris actor Robert Duncan McNeill revealed that Star Trek: Voyager almost didn’t make his character and B’Elanna Torres (Roxann Dawson) a couple in season 3. After their official get-together at the beginning of season 4, Tom and B’Elanna became the only stable couple among Voyager ‘s cast of charactersContinue Reading

Marvel Studios’ upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine could see its titular mutants revisit major events in the history of the MCU, potentially changing the franchise in some surprising ways. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman will be reprising their roles from 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Deadpool &Continue Reading