ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Sherri Shepherd Tearfully Exits ‘Dancing With the Stars’

    "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd issued a tearful goodbye April 10 following her elimination from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." Shepherd and dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy were placed in the bottom two at the...

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

    BIG BUDGET FILMS The Cabin in the Woods (R for profanity, drug use, sexuality, nudity and graphic violence) Genre-bending horror flick about five friends (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams)...

    ‘Rising Spivey’ Reflects ‘the Year of the Entrepreneur’

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell made news headlines back in February after officially dubbing 2012 "the year of the entrepreneur!" And although she was an entrepreneur years before ‘12 arrived, Bowie, Md. native Shanelle Spivey's...

    Burger King Pulls Mary J. Blige Chicken Wrap Commercial

    Burger King pulled a commercial starring R&B singer Mary J. Blige following controversy over her appearance and the context of the food advertised. The fast-food chain said it discontinued the commercial April 3 due to...

    Pioneering Journalist Gil Noble Dies at 80

    Gil Noble, host of one of the longest-running public affairs shows in commercial television about African Americans, died April 5 in New York City after a long illness. He was 80. An award-winning journalist and...

    Memories of Howard Theater Surface as Opening Nears

    WASHINGTON - Gregory “Guitar Greg” Gaskins has performed around the world with the Manhattans, Elvis, Regina Bell, Al Green and others. But his first big gig was at the Howard Theatre during the mid...

    White Residue on Spoon in Houston’s Room

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system and drug paraphernalia on the bathroom counter nearby, investigators revealed in the singer's final autopsy report released...

    Elderly Florida Couple Compensated, In Hiding After Wrong George Zimmerman Address Goes Viral

    (Updated 3/31/2012) Black film director Spike Lee apologized March 28 and agreed to pay relocation costs for an elderly couple in Sanford, Fla. whose address was incorrectly linked to the unrelated George Zimmerman, Neighborhood Watch...

    Some ‘Hunger Games’ Fans Speak Out Against Film’s Black Actors

    For many whose eager embrace of the book "Hunger Games" lead them to the theater when the movie was released, there is surprise and disappointment over the casting of three Black actors in the...

    Aretha Franklin Announces New Album Plans, Says Biopic is in `Limbo’

    Soul icon Aretha Franklin is reuniting with longtime mentor Clive Davis to produce a new album. According to the Associated Press, the singer announced the news at a party for her 70th birthday in New...

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

    BIG BUDGET FILMS Mirror Mirror (PG for action and mild crude humor) Overhaul of beloved classic fairytale has exiled Snow White (Lily Collins) returning to the kingdom to wrest both the throne and a handsome...

    Jasmine in Bloom

    Born in Boston on March 10, 1962, Jasmine Guy is a Renaissance woman with dancer, actress, singer, director, and writer on her resume. She performed in the Broadway productions of The Wiz, Leader of...

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