ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Review: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Fifty Shades of Grey marked the remarkable writing debut of TV executive-turned-romance novelist Erika Mitchell. Publishing under the pen name E.L. James, the British author has enjoyed unparalleled success, selling over 100 million copies...

Jay Z to Become 1st Rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June. The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday that songwriting heavyweights...

Black Moon’s ‘Enta Da Stage’ Is Overlooked in Hip Hop History

1993 was a pivotal year in hip-hop, with Wu-Tang teaching us to “Protect Ya Neck” and Snoop opting to go “Doggystyle.” 2pac was still finding his way in 93’ when he told the world...

Beyoncé, Under Vocal Rest, Postpones MetLife Stadium Concert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Beyoncé needs to slow down every once in a while. Under doctor's orders for vocal rest, the superstar singer has postponed the Sept. 7 MetLife Stadium stop of her...

AP News Break: Cosby Admitted He Got Drugs to Give Women for Sex

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to...

Will and Jada Foundation Launches Careers in Entertainment Tour

Hollywood power couple Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, through their foundation, this week launched their Careers in Entertainment tour in support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. “We believe that all people—regardless of race, ethnicity,...

Larry Wilmore-Hosted ‘Nightly Show’ Axed by Comedy Central

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" is coming to an end. The late-night humor and talk show, which premiered in January 2015, will conclude its run Thursday, the network...

Bill Cosby Defense Seeks Dismissal of Charges, Prosecutor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers attacked the criminal charges lodged against him as "illegal," saying they violate a prosecutor's pledge that he would never be charged over a 2004 sexual encounter with a...

‘Something You Did’ Depicts Former Radicals’ Regrets

How far is too far when fighting for something you believe in? And how do you live with deep regret if you’ve hurt someone in the process? The Willy Holtzman political play Something You...

Drake Leads iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations with 12

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake leads the nominations for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards with 12, including male artist of the year, while electronic duo The Chainsmokers has 11 nominations, including song of the...

Power Couple Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Have Twins

Pop star Mariah Carey, 41, and her husband Nick Cannon, 30, celebrated their three-year anniversary by welcoming twins, a boy and a girl, at 12:07 p.m. on April 30 at an unspecified hospital in...

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Iron Man 3 (PG-13 for intense violence and brief sensuality) Latest installment of the Marvel Comics franchise finds the brilliant billionaire-turned-intrepid superhero (Robert Downey, Jr.) teaming with a precocious, prepubescent sidekick...