ShowBiz Minute: John, Rihanna, SHOF

Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation donating $1 million in grants toward COVID-19 response; Songwriters Hall of Fame gala postponed to June 2021. (April 1)

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Justin, Halsey, Missy get inducted

Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott and Halsey were some of the stars to get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (June 14)

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Halsey’s ‘deeply personal’ accomplishment

Before her Songwriters Hall of Fame induction, Halsey says being recognized for her songwriting is most meaningful, while Nile Rodgers reveals why he took the SHOF chairman position. (June 14)

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ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, Trump, Diamond

Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing; New York court turns down President Trump’s bid to delay defamation suit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant; Neil shines like a Diamond at Songwriters Hall of Fame gala. (June 15)

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Diamond shines at Songwriters Hall of Fame

Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson’s disease, but the singer didn’t let that stop him performing at the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, where inductees included Kool and the Gang, Jermaine Dupri and John Mellencamp. (June 15)

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Neil Diamond: ‘I feel great’

Speaking before the Songwriters Hall of Fame event in New York – where he received the Johnny Mercer Award – veteran singer Neil Diamond said “I feel great.” The 77-year-old announced he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in January and canceled planned concerts. (June 15)

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Usher celebrates Dupri friendship

Speaking in New York, Usher paid tribute to Jermaine Dupri who, on Thursday night, became the second hip hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (June 15)

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Bareilles agrees with De Niro over Trump

Speaking at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, Tony Awards co-host Sara Bareilles says she agrees with Robert De Niro’s opinion on President Donald Trump, calling the actor’s anti-Trump rhetoric at the Tonys, “a little shot in the arm for everybody who was hungry for a political jolt.” (June 15)

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Songwriters Hall nod makes Jermaine Dupri feel ‘accomplished’

Jermaine Dupri says he feels ‘accomplished’ being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winning producer and songwriter joins Jay-Z as the only hip-hop artists to be inducted. (June 14)

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