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    Big Sean Joins Fight to Help Flint Water Crisis

    Rapper Big Sean has joined a celebrity lineup helping to raise money for residents of Flint, Mich. still grappling with poisoned water. The “Bounce Back” rapper joins Russell Simmons, Common, CNN political commentator Van Jones,...

    Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ Reaches $1 Billion Globally

    Disney's megahit "Black Panther" has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney's estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the...

    “Glee” Actor Died from Heroin, Alcohol Overdose

    “Glee” actor Cory Monteith died as the result of an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol, Canadian authorities have determined. Monteith, 31, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room July 13, two months after...

    Mariah Carey Confirms New Beau; Talks New Single, Tour

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey has a vision of love for her backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. Carey, who posted an Instagram picture with her and Tanaka drinking champagne in a tub on Valentine's Day,...

    Hot Chocolate Singer Errol Brown Dies at 71

    Errol Brown, lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, died May 6 due to liver cancer according to his manager Phil Dale.  Brown was 71. “I lost my friend today,” Dale wrote on Twitter.  “It...

    Rev. Wintley Phipps’ Dream Academy

    Being a world renown vocal artist and an ordained Seventh day-Adventist minister is just one part of Wintley Phipps’s sprawling résumé. In addition to performing for an extensive list of notable figures including former...

    Netflix’s Top Spokesman Fired Over Use of Racial Slur

    By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the...

    Judge: Cosby’s Accuser Doesn’t Have to Testify Before Trial

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Bill Cosby's bid to force his sex-assault accuser to testify before trial, ruling prosecutors worked within the law by using police statements as a stand-in...

    Grammy Memorable Moments: Adele, Beyoncé, Prince, Politics

    In Beyonce's first performance since announcing her pregnancy with twins, she shined head to toe at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in golden hues. Meanwhile Adele took the top honors and got a...

    What Makes Will Smith’s World ‘Bright’ _ Money, He Jokes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Just money. Lots of money." So goes Will Smith's tongue-in-cheek summation of why he took on what has turned into one of the worst reviewed films of the season, the big-budget...

    Armed Jewelry Thieves Target Kardashian West in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Armed robbers forced their way into a private Paris residence where Kim Kardashian West was staying, tied her up and locked her in a bathroom before making off with more than...

    Filmmaker Lee Daniels Draws a Crowd at Middleburg Festival

    On a crisp fall day at Salamander Resort and Spa, several dozen people were seated in the well-appointed library, eagerly awaiting the arrival of Academy Award-nominated director, Lee Daniels. The acclaimed director of such hit...

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