ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Berry Gordy’s Former Detroit Mansion Back on Market

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mansion once owned by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is back on the market. The 10,500-square-foot home in the city's Boston-Edison neighborhood is listed for nearly $1.6 million, according to...

Al Roker’s Outburst over Ryan Lochte’s Lies Reportedly Draws Censure from NBC

While many gave a mental high-five when NBC weatherman Al Roker went in on American swimmer Ryan Lochte for his sketchy tale about being robbed during the Rio Olympic Games, reportedly, network bigwigs and...

Wendy Williams’ Criticism of NAACP, HBCUs Results in Lost Sponsorships, and an Apology

Television show host Wendy Williams is facing a backlash across the media spectrum for her controversial comments about HBCUs and the NAACP. On July 6, during the hot topics segment of her show, she brought...

Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown over Club Shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party...

NFL’s Jim Brown Reaches $600K Deal in Video Game Suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its...

NBC Accused of “Whitewashing” After Tamron Hall’s Departure, Megyn Kelly’s Arrival

NBC News is being accused of “whitewashing” following the departure of “Today” cohost Tamron Hall earlier this week and the expected addition of former FOX News host Megyn Kelly to its morning lineup. Hall reportedly...

Rapper Azealia Banks Defends Bleaching Her Skin

“212” rapper Azealia Banks has not only publicly admitted to bleaching her skin, she defends her choice. After being banned from Twitter for several controversial comments, the artist turned to Facebook Live to reveal...

Fans Say Farewell to Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry

LOUIS (AP) — Fans lined up before dawn on Sunday to pay their final respects to music legend Chuck Berry, roughly three weeks after his death at age 90 near his hometown of St....

Judge Postpones Demolition of Aretha Franklin’s Memphis Home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has postponed an order to demolish the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/298PdCk) reports that Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry...

David Banner Explains ‘The God Box’

Grammy Award winning rapper and social activist, David Banner is preparing for his long-awaited eighth album, “The God Box,” with a national “The God Box: Lecture Series” tour and album preview. The hip-hop lecture series,...

John Legend, Brad Pitt Among Stars Taking New Power Role: TV Producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor's classic mantra: "What I really want to do is direct." The revised version: "I want to produce." More entertainers are getting the chance to play the role of producer...

“Doctor on ‘America’s Got Talent Killed in Maryland Crash”

“Portsmouth Va. native Dr. Brandon Rogers, a 29-year old breakout singing star from , “America’s Got Talent”, was killed in a car accident last weekend in Ann Arundel County, Maryland,  just south-west of Baltimore. According...