ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Oprah Reps Dismiss Rumor of Impending O.J. Confession

    Representatives for talk show queen Oprah Winfrey have denied reports that former NFL great O.J. Simpson is ready to confess to the murder of late wife on Winfrey’s new television network. Rumors quickly circulated after...

    New Orleans’ Essence Music Festival to Create Unforgettable Weekend of Music and Culture

    With its list of performances, activities and cultural events, this year’s Essence Music Festival is set to offer attendees a phenomenal experience. Kicking off on July...

    Lady Gaga Sued over Alleged Japan Earthquake Scam

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga was recently hit with a lawsuit accusing her of profiting off of donations given to Japan to assist in that country’s recovery from the recent tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster. According...

    Patti LaBelle Countersues over Houston Airport Scuffle

    Soul singer Patti LaBelle is countersuing a West Point cadet who claims that she ordered her bodyguards to beat him outside a Houston airport in March. In her suit, the R&B star claims the scuffle...

    BET Exec Takes Blame for Award Mix-up

    Stephen Hill, BET’s president of music programming, called a mix-up between America’s favorite ex-couple which occurred at the network’s award show a “human error.” During the BET Awards, which aired June 26, “106 & Park”...

    Sister Souljah is Back

    No disrespect, but Sister Souljah is back. The unorthodox hip-hop generation activist, speaker and author has unleashed her critically acclaimed fourth literary work, Midnight and the Meaning of Love. Souljah took us on a political...

    From ‘The Green Mile’ to ‘Green Lantern’

    Born on Dec. 10, 1957, in Chicago where he and his sister were raised by a single mom, Michael Clarke Duncan is a survivor who went from being homeless to a bodyguard to aspiring...

    Celebrity Fitness Trainer Jeanette Jenkins and R&B Star Kelly Rowland Get ‘Sexy’ for New...

    GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and actress Kelly Rowland teamed up with Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins to produce her first fitness DVD called Sexy Abs, shot recently in Los Angeles. Inspired by Rowland’s fans who...

    Diddy Settles Civil Suits With Victims in 1999 Nightclub Shooting

    More than a decade after Sean “Diddy” Combs' legal woes surfaced after a shooting at a New York nightclub, the hip-hop mogul has settled all civil actions filed against him. The New York Post recently...

    ‘UNBELIEVABLE!’ and Better than Ever, Keke Wyatt Releases New Album

    If it’s true that success is the best revenge, consider Keke Wyatt officially paid back. With the release of her latest album UNBELIEVABLE!, Wyatt single-handedly answers any who ever doubted her for a minute....

    Clarence Clemons Dies at 69, E Street Band Suffers “immeasurable loss”

    Clarence “Big Man” Clemons, famed saxophonist of singer Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died June 18, a week after suffering a stroke at his home in Florida. He was 69. “His loss is immeasurable and...

    Inmate Confesses to ’94 Robbery, Shooting of Tupac Shakur

    A Brooklyn inmate has confessed his involvement in the 1994 robbery and shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, an assault commonly credited with inciting the deadly East Coast-West Coast rap feud that ultimately led to...

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