ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Mariah Carey Confirms New Beau; Talks New Single, Tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey has a vision of love for her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. Carey, who posted an Instagram picture with her and Tanaka drinking champagne in a tub on Valentine's Day,...

New Spotlight, New Baby for Oscars-Bound Mahershala Ali

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mahershala Ali's universe is expanding, personally and professionally. After almost 20 years as an actor, he's attending his first Academy Awards as a star of two of its best picture...

James Earl Jones, Donald Glover Cast in ‘Lion King’ Remake

NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney's upcoming remake of "The Lion King." Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors....

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press...

Nicole Kidman Reveals Past Engagement to Lenny Kravitz

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Nicole Kidman has revealed that she was once engaged to musician Lenny Kravitz. Kidman confirmed the engagement with the rocker in a recent interview with Net-A-Porter's magazine "The Edit," in...

Coretta Scott King’s ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy’

The spouses of revolutionary leaders, celebrities, and famous athletes, tend to get overlooked. It’s rare that we get a vivid description of what life was like for the spouse. It’s even rarer that we...

D.C. Sparkplug Collective Artist Captures Black Culture through Selfies

The enigmatic selfies Maryland artist Michael Booker paints are more than skin deep -- they tell stories about Black culture and Black excellence. “It’s just something that feels so vain to me to just take...

Frank Ocean Slams Grammy Producer after Criticism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Ocean has taken shots at producers of the Grammy Awards over their criticism of his performance at the 2013 edition of the show. Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich tells Rolling...

Joy Villa’s ‘Great Again’ Dress Boosts Album Sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The attention-grabbing "Make America Great Again" dress Joy Villa wore at the Grammys appears to have led to a bump in sales for her music. Villa's 2014 album, "I Make the...

Grammy Memorable Moments: Adele, Beyoncé, Prince, Politics

In Beyonce's first performance since announcing her pregnancy with twins, she shined head to toe at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in golden hues. Meanwhile Adele took the top honors and got a...

Grammy-Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion,...

Films by Gomis, Tucci Delight Viewers at Berlin Film Fest

BERLIN (AP) — Senegalese director Alain Gomis has delighted viewers at the Berlin Film Festival with "Felicite," a movie about the life and struggles of a singer in the Congo city of Kinshasa. The move,...