ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Aretha Franklin ‘Disappointed’ Over Royalty Suit

Soul icon Aretha Franklin says she is “extremely disappointed” by her longtime collaborator’s recent lawsuit over song royalties. According to the Associated Press, Franklin’s songwriting partner Norman West filed a suit July 15 against...

ABC: Sorry About Nicki Minaj Wardrobe Malfunction

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is apologizing for a wardrobe malfunction that gave singer Nicki Minaj more exposure than she bargained for. Minaj appeared Friday on the "Good Morning America" concert series, wearing a...

Lil Wayne sued for $15 million over ‘Bedrock’

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne faces a $15 million legal battle over allegations he stole the hit song "Bedrock." Georgia-based production company Done Deal Enterprises is suing Wayne, Universal Music Group, Cash Money...

Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones Among Those Named to Receive Honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Oprah Winfrey and James Earl Jones will be honored with Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in November along with makeup...

Lincoln Theatre to Host Night of Glamour with Miss Black USA Pageant

The year is 1986 and Karen Arrington has seen her dream fulfilled. The Washington, D.C. native worked tirelessly to create an organization giving young women of color a chance to shine on the stage....

Gospel Singer Delois Barrett Campbell Dies at 85

CHICAGO (AP) — When she sang "Fly Away," Delois Barrett Campbell's voice soared to the church rafters and her joy raised the roof. The gospel legend was the oldest of the three singing Barrett...

Singer Kem ‘Shares His Life’ and Past Struggles with Addiction

With a pair of gold albums and a list of Grammy nominations under his belt, it’s surely safe to say that R&B crooner Kem has found success. Kemistry, his debut album on Motown Records,...

Award-Winning Journalist Kevin Frazier to Join Tom Joyner Morning Show

Award-winning entertainment journalist Kevin Frazier will have a new role on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), the top-ranked syndicated urban radio show announced July 28. Frazier will be on air each Tuesday at 7:52...

Police: Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at Age 27

LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot to fame with...

Debbi Morgan Speaks Up for America’s Daughters

Since her first appearance on stage at age 15, Debbi Morgan has been mesmerizing audiences and winning over fans with her vibrant smile and even brighter talent. The award-winning actress, known for her ability to...

Rapper Ja Rule Sentenced in Tax Return Case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience,...

Beyonc’s Dad Denies Embezzlement Claims

Mathew Knowles, father and former manager of superstar singer Beyoncé, has refuted accusations that he embezzled money from his daughter. According to legal documents obtained by celebrity news Web site TMZ, Knowles claimed that concert...