Author Archives: Nekesa Mumbi Moody

  • Prince Exalts in His ‘Heaven’

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves) are cooing up a racket before twilight fades to darkness. But even their collective noise takes a back seat once Prince — ...

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  • Serena Williams, LeBron James Hit Up Beats Parties

    NEW YORK (AP) — One Super Bowl party wasn't enough for Beats by Dre. The headphone company held two events Friday with completely different vibes. The night began at the intimate Graff Diamonds jewelry store, where Serena Williams, Anthony Mackie, Jerry Stackhouse, Jermaine Dupri and ...

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  • Serena and Venus Test their Culinary Skills

    NEW YORK (AP) — Could cooking be the new doubles endeavor for Serena and Venus Williams? The two tennis superstars giggled and teased each other as they joined celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson in a cooking demonstration Thursday as part of the annual "Taste of Tennis" event, one ...

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  • Lil Wayne ‘Recovering’ in Hospital after Seizure

    Lil Wayne has been hospitalized, but according to his camp and his official Twitter account — he's OK. The multiplatinum rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Friday and reps confirmed he was "recovering." He apparently tweeted to his fans from his official account on ...

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  • Beyonce Admits Inauguration Day Pre-recording

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Beyonce answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way she could — with another sterling performance of the national anthem. The difference? On Thursday, it was live: She admitted during her Super Bowl news conference that when she performed for ...

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  • Aretha, Stevie Wonder to Sing at Houston’s Funeral

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the private funeral of Whitney Houston on Saturday in what promises to be a very musical service. Publicist Kristen Foster also confirms that invitations went out to Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown; her co-star in ...

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  • Whitney Houston, Superstar of Records, Films, Dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the ...

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  • Rev. Jackson Enters Fray over Grammy Awards Cuts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is entering the fray over The Recording Academy's cuts to its Grammy categories: He's asking to meet with the president of the organization and has raised the possibility of protests with the awards less than two weeks away. The civil rights ...

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  • Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies of Throat Cancer At 70

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said. Ashford, who ...

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