Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ exit signals a changing view of the late-night throne

CNN — Johnny Carson’s 30-plus-year reign as late-night TV’s king hosting “The Tonight Show” exerted enormous influence over the hosts who followed him, who behaved as if reaching that “throne” was the pinnacle of show-business success, battling over it accordingly. Trevor Noah’s decision to walk away from “The Daily Show,” following James Corden announcing his … Read more

King Charles III’s portrait coin unveiled by UK Royal Mint

London CNN Business — The portrait of King Charles III that will feature on British coins has been unveiled by the Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins. The image, which will first appear on commemorative £5 and 50 pence coins to honor the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II, was designed by … Read more

Why ‘Ring Nation’ may be the most dystopian show on TV

CNN Business — Anyone watching the first episode of “Ring Nation” this week would have seen short clips of a man finding out his wife was pregnant with triplets, an uninvited iguana showing up at someone’s front door and an unsuspecting teenage boy being chased down by a crane in his driveway. “Ring Nation,” marketed … Read more

Analysis: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ will cast a spell on you

A version of this story appeared in Pop Life Chronicles, CNN’s weekly entertainment newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — Why am I already seeing Thanksgiving decorations out and about? Halloween-themed decor I can understand, but Thanksgiving is still months away and just a stone’s throw from Christmas, … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

Lizzo played James Madison’s 200-year-old crystal flute at her Washington, DC concert

CNN — Ever the pioneer, Lizzo crossed off another first during the Washington, DC stop of her tour – playing an approximately 200-year-old crystal flute that belonged to a former US president. The “About Damn Time” singer and accomplished flutist carefully played the delicate woodwind, which was sent as a gift to James Madison in … Read more

PnB Rock shooting: LAPD identifies suspect in fatal shooting of rapper and arrests 2 others

CNN — The Los Angeles Police Department identified a suspect and arrested two other people in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock earlier this month. Freddie Lee Trone was identified “as being a person involved” in the killing of the rapper, according to a LAPD news release. Trone is considered armed and … Read more

The Grammys consider adding an Afrobeats category

CNN — Afrobeats – the pulsating, fusion sound coming out of West Africa and the diaspora – has been on the rise globally for the better part of a decade. In recent years, the genre has gained a foothold in Western pop culture, and the Grammys are taking notice. Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. … Read more