ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Maya Angelou Surprised, Dismayed by N-Word Use in Duet with Rapper Common

    Maya Angelou said she is disappointed and surprised to hear the N-word surface in a recording on which she and rapper Common collaborated recently. But she still sings the rapper’s praises. The National Arts Medal...

    Diana Ross, Gil Scott-Heron to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2012 Grammys

    Legendary singer Diana Ross and soul icon Gil Scott-Heron are on the list of honorees to be feted at this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced. The singers will both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards...

    Russ Mitchell Leaves CBS to be Local News Chief

    Russ Mitchell, CBS News’ current weekend anchor, is departing the network to become managing editor of the main local newscasts for the NBC’s Cleveland, Ohio affiliate. Mitchell, who anchors the CBS Evening News weekend editions...

    Cynthia’s Synergy!

    Born in London, to a mother from Ghana and a father from America, Cynthia Addai-Robinson was raised in the U.S. by her mom in a suburb of Washington, DC. A graduate of NYU’s prestigious...

    The Game Puts a New Play in Motion

    Actor Hosea Chanchez aka Malik from the BET #1 hit series The Game sat down to discuss the fun drama, new cast addition and the new set of the sitcom’s fifth season premiering in...

    Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj Named “Teachers of the Year” By Florida Education Company

    Rappers Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj have quite a few music awards under their belts, but their most recent honor may leave a few people scratching their heads. Better Education Place, a South Florida-based...

    Grammy-Winning Singer Cesaria Evora Dies at Age 70

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands...

    Etta James Entering Final Sad Stages of Battle with Leukemia

    Blues singer Etta James, known for her classic 1961 song “At Last,” is reportedly terminally ill and in the final stages of leukemia, according to both her live-in doctor and her manager. Her live-in doctor...

    Rapper Slim Dunkin Slain in Atlanta Music Studio

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin was gunned down Friday evening in a city music studio as he was preparing to record a video. Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the rapper,...

    “The Help” Picks Up Five Golden Globe Nominations

    This summer’s breakout hit, “The Help” has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama. Nominations for the 69th annual awards ceremony were announced Dec. 15 at the Beverly...

    Elementary, My Dear Ritchie

    Born in London on Sept. 10, 1968, Guy Ritchie got his start in the UK film industry in 1993 as a runner on Wardour Street. He worked his way up the ranks by shooting...

    R Kelly’s Chicago-Area House Listed as Short Sale

    The suburban Chicago mansion of Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly is on the market. A real estate listing shows the 22,000-square-foot mansion in Olympia Fields with a $1.595 million price tag. It's a short sale, meaning...

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