Tyler Perry Steps in to Help 4 Children of Slain Single Mom

By The Associated Press ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support. News...

2019 Ebertfest to Open with Aretha Franklin Concert Film

By The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will open this year's Roger Ebert film festival in Champaign-Urbana. The University of Illinois says the 1972 film directed by Sydney...

Jussie Smollett Pleads not Guilty to Lying About Attack

The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown...

PRESSROOM: Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick Announces, “She’s Back,” First New Album in Five Years

Written by NNPA Project kicks off with release of a new rendition of “What the World Needs Now” Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on...

For Jussie Smollett, 1 Story Equals 16 Felony Counts

By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — News that a grand jury had indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have...

Actor Drops ‘Carlton Dance’ Suit Against Video Game Maker

By the Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped a lawsuit against the makers of the video game "Fortnite" over its use of the "Carlton" dance...

‘Empire’ Star Indicted on 16 Counts Stemming from Reported Attack

By Don Babwin, The Associated Press A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial...

R. Kelly Cries, Calls Accusers Liars in Sex Abuse Case

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly cried, stood up and ranted about being "assassinated" during his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, calling his accusers liars and saying...

Michael Jackson’s Legacy Clouded by Dark Documentary

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can the memory of Michael Jackson survive "Leaving Neverland"? After all, it has bounced back before. The superstar's image was tarnished by allegations of sexual abuse...

Michael Jackson’s Brothers Say Accusers’ Film Neglects Facts

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say...

Tamron Hall Gets A New Talk Show, Announces Baby News

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamron Hall is having a baby and getting her own talk show. The former NBC "Today" show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she's pregnant. She wrote that...

Wendy Williams Returns to Show, Addresses Health, Marriage

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Williams talked about her health and marriage as she returned to her talk show for the first time since December. The audience on Monday gave the 54-year-old...

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