ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Common: The Dreamer, The Believer

    Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn in Chicago on March 13, 1972, Common rose to prominence as one of hip-hop's most poetic and respected lyricists, having garnered multiple Grammy Awards for his first eight albums. Common's...

    They Showed-up at Heavy D Funeral Service

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears Friday during a star-studded funeral service that included Jay-Z and Will Smith, humorous anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy, and words of...

    Bonnie Pointer Arrested During LA Traffic Stop

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say singer Patricia "Bonnie" Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has been arrested for investigation of possessing rock cocaine. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the 61-year-old singer was arrested Friday in...

    Queen of Soul Curious About Planned Weekend Sale

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin says she's curious about exactly what former belongings of hers might be sold this weekend in suburban Detroit. Franklin said in a statement to The Detroit...

    Tyler Perry Defends Casting of Kim Kardashian in New Movie

    Filming of Tyler Perry’s new movie, “The Marriage Counselor” began only recently, but fans are already threatening to stay away, angry over the director’s casting of reality TV star Kim Kardashian for a role...

    Life of Jazzman Miles Davis Subject of Two Biopic Projects, Each Involving A Davis...

    George Tillman Jr., director of the 2009 biopic “Notorious” about the life of rapper Notorious B.I.G., will direct a new film based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis. According to The Huffington...

    Supermodel Beverly Johnson to Debut Reality Series on OWN

    A reality series chronicling the life of former supermodel Beverly Johnson will debut early next year, the Oprah Winfrey Network recently announced. “Beverly’s Full House” will follow the beauty queen and her family as...

    Hoax Claims Denzel Washington Killed in Snowboarding Accident

    Denzel Washington has joined the sprawling list of celebrities who have fallen victim to Internet death hoaxes. According to The Huffington Post’s Black Voices, an article posted on the Global Associated News Web site...

    New York Giants All-Time Leading Rusher Tiki Barber Tackled Just Shy Of Altar

    A timeout has been called on Tiki Barber's plans to marry next spring. The former NFL star has a little issue he must take care of first: Barber still hasn't officially divorced his estranged...

    New Book Offers Glimpse of Jackson’s Personal Life

    NEW YORK (AP) — A personal assistant-turned-personal manager to Michael Jackson said the King of Pop had been taking propofol as early as 1999, and that the singer was drugged up ahead of his...

    Nia Long Gives Birth to Baby Boy

    Nia Long recently received a new addition to her family. According to E! News, the actress and her international basketball player beau Ime Udoka who formerly played with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, welcomed a...

    James Earl Jones Getting Honorary Oscar

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Academy Awards of the season will be presented Saturday night, capping a tumultuous week that saw the abrupt departure and rapid replacement of the Oscar show producer and...
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