ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    2012 Oscar Nominations

    Don’t be deceived by Hugo’s landing the most Oscar nominations, The Artist still remains the heavy favorite to win for Best Picture. The list of nominees doesn’t include much in the way of major...

    “Red Tails” Comes in 2nd as ‘Underworld’ Wins the Weekend Box Office Race with...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kate Beckinsale is back with a vengeance, with her latest "Underworld" movie opening at No. 1 this weekend. "Underworld Awakening" made an estimated $25.4, distributor Sony Screen Gems reported Sunday. This is...

    Hollywood Refused to Fund ‘Red Tails’ Because of All-Black Cast, Lucas Says

    Producer George Lucas refuses to bite his tongue on why he couldn’t get funding for his latest film, “Red Tails.” In a recent interview on the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” he revealed that...

    Innovative Jamaican Music Producer Winston Riley Dies at 65

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Winston Riley, an innovative reggae musician and producer, has died of complications from a gunshot wound to the head. He was 65. Riley died Thursday at University Hospital of the West...

    Legendary Blues Singer Etta James Dies in Calif.

    Etta James, the feisty R&B singer whose raw, passionate vocals anchored many hits and made the yearning ballad "At Last" an enduring anthem for weddings, commercials and even President Obama, died Friday. She was...

    Reflections on Etta James: “Oh, Sometimes I Get a Good Feeling–At Last”

    From an Etta James interview: “…I used to go to Baltimore at least two or three times a year, at the Royal Theatre. Remember that theater? Now that was a bum theater. Everybody that ever...

    Oscar-Winner Opines on Playing Tuskegee Airman

    Cuba Gooding Jr. was born in the Bronx, New York on Jan. 2, 1968, to Shirley and Cuba Sr., the lead singer of the R&B group The Main Ingredient But after his dad abandoned...

    Vashawn Mitchell Tops Winners List at 27th Stellar Gospel Music Awards

    Rising Gospel music superstar Vashawn Mitchell topped the list of winners during the 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards announced Jan. 14 during the show's taping at Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry House Theater....

    Wendy Williams Launches ‘Save the Twinkie’ Campaign Amid Hostess Bankruptcy Filing

    Wendy Williams wants to make sure that one of America's favorite snacks stays around for generations to come. That's why the TV talk-show host is spearheading a campaign entitled "Save the Twinkie," according to...

    Jay-Z’s Rocawear Could ‘Fade to Black’

    Like many companies in today's economy, Jay-Z's clothing line is experiencing some rough times. According to the New York Post, half the staff of the rapper’s Rocawear men and boys division in its Big...

    Despite Reports, N.C. Church Claims Sign Calling Beyonc’s Baby Satan Never Existed

    Vandals in North Carolina rearranged a church’s marquee into a message calling Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newborn baby Satan, according to TMZ.com, but church officials said the incident never occurred. The gossip site reported that...

    Gawker Blogger Fired after Kanye West N-Word Article

    A writer for a popular Internet website was fired after using the N-word in an article about rapper Kanye West. According to TheWrap.com, Seth Abramovitch of the gossip website Gawker.com was ousted from the...

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