Entertainment Briefs

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards. The 28-year-old singer made the announcement Tuesday. This is her first awards show performance in nearly three years. Dick Clark Productions says Swift will sing “I Did Something Bad” from her “Reputation” album. Swift is competing for Artist of the Year at the 2018 AMAs alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone. Rap is dominating this year’s awards. Drake and Cardi B have eight nominations each. Sheeran and Malone each earned six nominations, while Camila Cabello is up for five awards. The fan-voted AMAs will air live Oct. 9 on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Christian TV network enters world of 24-hour news

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Christian TV network is entering the crowded world of 24-hour news broadcasting at a time when the mainstream news media is under increasing attack by President Donald Trump and some of his supporters, many of them evangelicals. Gordon Robertson is CEO of The Christian Broadcasting Network. He is also a son of evangelist Pat Robertson. Gordon Robertson told The Associated Press in an interview last week that the channel will air on local television stations in 15 U.S. cities. He says it will provide a Christian perspective that other channels lack. Robertson says he wants the channel to bring people together. It is making its debut in an increasingly fractured media landscape and divided nation.

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