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Oprah Responds To Backlash Over Book Club Selection

Oprah Responds To Backlash Over Book Club Selection

It’s not often that we see Oprah Winfrey wince, so to speak, when she’s faced with criticism. Lately, however, she’s been showing signs of being vulnerable. A couple of weeks ago she backed out of a #MeToo documentary that spotlighted alleged sexual abuses by media mogul Russell Simmons. Now she’s taking a different tack now that… ... Continue Reading
Heartbroken Shaq On Kobe’s Death: ‘I  Could Never Have Imagined This’ [WATCH]

Heartbroken Shaq On Kobe’s Death: ‘I Could Never Have Imagined This’ [WATCH]

Shaquille O’Neal tearfully said Tuesday he never could have imagined anything like Kobe Bryant’s death, remembering his former teammate as a great player whose kids called him “Uncle Shaq.” “The fact that we lost probably the world’s greatest Laker, the world’s greatest basketball player is just — listen, people are going to say take your… ... Continue Reading
Deborah Cox Releases Video For New Single ‘Easy Way’ [WATCH]

Deborah Cox Releases Video For New Single ‘Easy Way’ [WATCH]

Grammy-nominated recording artist Deborah Cox is back with a new video for her single Easy Way. The song–written by songwriter and producer Rico Love–shares the ups and downs of being in love. The song was released in November and is the first single off her highly anticipated seventh studio album. Want to be the first… ... Continue Reading
Google’s Black History Month Commercial Is A Hit On Social Media

Google’s Black History Month Commercial Is A Hit On Social Media

It’s still January, but Google got a head start on Black history month this past Sunday. During the Grammy awards they released their Black history month commercial and it has been very well received on social media. The ad names all “the most” searched categories, all of which happen to be Black people. The most… ... Continue Reading
Russell Simmons #Metoo Documentary Receives Standing Ovation At Sundance

Russell Simmons #Metoo Documentary Receives Standing Ovation At Sundance

The Russell Simmons #MeToo documentary featuring women who claimed the music mogul sexually assaulted them received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Titled “On The Record,” the project features testimony from Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams and Alexia Norton Jones about their experiences with Simmons. We previously reported, Abrams said she dated Simmons on and off in the… ... Continue Reading
LeBron James Says He’s ‘Heartbroken And Devastated’ In Emotional Tribute To Kobe Bryant

LeBron James Says He’s ‘Heartbroken And Devastated’ In Emotional Tribute To Kobe Bryant

LeBron James paid tribute Kobe Bryant in a social media post which noted his heartache over the loss of his longtime friend. “I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood… ... Continue Reading
50 Cent Tells ‘Empire’ Star Taraji P. Henson: ‘I’m Sorry No One Is Watching Your Show’

50 Cent Tells ‘Empire’ Star Taraji P. Henson: ‘I’m Sorry No One Is Watching Your Show’

50 Cent has issued a non-apology to Taraji P. Henson after she called him out for trolling her show “Empire.” the rapper recently posted a since-deleted image of Henson with a caption noting her show’s low ratings. “Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies,” he wrote, referring to the numerous awards the… ... Continue Reading
Singer Case Admits He Messed Up Relationship With Mary J. Blige [VIDEO]

Singer Case Admits He Messed Up Relationship With Mary J. Blige [VIDEO]

Remember R&B singer Case? If you loved his hits like “Touch Me, Tease Me,” “Happily Ever After” and “Missing You,” then it’s hard to forget the crooner, who was a pretty big deal in the late 90s and early 00s. BET caught up with the artist born Case Woodard for their popular YouTube series Finding, and… ... Continue Reading
Terry Crews Tweets Tone-Deaf Response To Gabrielle Union, Twitter Roasts Him

Terry Crews Tweets Tone-Deaf Response To Gabrielle Union, Twitter Roasts Him

Last week, Terry Crews jumped off the cliff of white patriarchy to defend America’s Got Talent and their subsequent decision to terminate ex-judge Gabrielle Union from the show. Crews tweeted the following, putting a permanent stake in the ground of where his loyalty lies, and it clearly isn’t with Union. RELATED: Gabrielle Union Responds To Terry… ... Continue Reading
There’s A Heartbreaking Reason Why Kobe Bryant Used Helicopters [VIDEO]

There’s A Heartbreaking Reason Why Kobe Bryant Used Helicopters [VIDEO]

Kobe Bryant had been using helicopters for years, multiple reports say. And given the circumstances, the reason why is heartbreaking. RELATED: Kobe Bryant’s Chopper Flew In Fog That Grounded Other Aircraft  Bryant, like many fathers was juggling his professional and personal lives and with his well-known commitment to excellence, he wanted to be great at… ... Continue Reading
Remembering Kobe Bryant’s History With Hip-Hop

Remembering Kobe Bryant’s History With Hip-Hop

Yesterday (Jan. 26), the world lost a basketball icon when Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other individuals were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. There are far too many words to share about Bryant’s impact as a ballplayer and a father but he was a man of the world. In his early 20s,… ... Continue Reading
Jelani Maraj, Brother Of Nicki Minaj, Sentenced To 25 Years To Life For Predatory Sexual Assault Of His Stepdaughter

Jelani Maraj, Brother Of Nicki Minaj, Sentenced To 25 Years To Life For Predatory Sexual Assault Of His Stepdaughter

Jelani Maraj, the brother of Nicki Minaj was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting his 11-year-old stepdaughter. The verdict comes two years after Maraj was convicted of predatory sexual assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child. His trial began in 2015 where both his stepson and the… ... Continue Reading
Gabrielle Union Fires Back After Terry Crews Throws Her ‘Under The Bus’ Amid AGT Drama

Gabrielle Union Fires Back After Terry Crews Throws Her ‘Under The Bus’ Amid AGT Drama

Terry Crews is catching heat across social media for throwing Gabrielle Union under the bus after her controversial ousting from “America’s Got Talent.” Crews insists he neither experienced nor witnessed any racism or discrimination on the set of AGT—contrary to what Union alleged after she was fired as a judge for complaining about the show’s “toxic culture.” Crews,… ... Continue Reading
Music Mainstays And Newcomers Speak Out On Grammy Inclusion

Music Mainstays And Newcomers Speak Out On Grammy Inclusion

NEW YORK (AP) — Drama over fairness and inclusion at the Grammy Awards carried over to music’s big night Sunday as newcomers and mainstays in the industry supported Sean “Diddy” Combs and his powerful speech putting the Recording Academy on a clock to fix the nomination process when it comes to rap and R&B in… ... Continue Reading
Nipsey Hussle, Kobe Bryant Remembered At Grammy Awards

Nipsey Hussle, Kobe Bryant Remembered At Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles’ Staples Center, where the 2020 Grammys was held was also where Kobe Bryant played most of his 20 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers and where local superstar Nipsey Hussle’s massive funeral was held last year.  Both Bryant and Hussle were honored and celebrated at the show.   We need… ... Continue Reading
Kobe Bryant Leaves Deep Legacy In LA Sports, Basketball World

Kobe Bryant Leaves Deep Legacy In LA Sports, Basketball World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire. RELATED: Kobe Bryant And Daughter Die In Helicopter Crash He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers, and he was respected by basketball fans… ... Continue Reading
R. Kelly Had Emergency Surgery But He’s Back In Jail

R. Kelly Had Emergency Surgery But He’s Back In Jail

R. Kelly was rushed to the hospital to receive immediate medical attention this week. According to TMZ, the disgraced singer had to undergo surgery due to suffering from a hernia. Kelly was taken from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago to the North Shore Hospital and was forced to miss a court date due to… ... Continue Reading
Kirk Franklin Takes Home Two New Grammys For His Birthday

Kirk Franklin Takes Home Two New Grammys For His Birthday

Kirk Franklin got some new shiny presents for his birthday: Two new Grammy awards. Franklin took home the Grammy awards for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Love Theory” and Best Gospel Album for “Long Live Love.” Disco legend Gloria Gaynor took home the Best Gospel Album for her album “Testimony” which is her first since her… ... Continue Reading
Gaga, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Lil Nas X Win Early Grammys

Gaga, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Lil Nas X Win Early Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “A Star Is Born” is having a rebirth at the 2020 Grammys: After winning two honors at last year’s show, the top-selling soundtrack won Lady Gaga two more awards Sunday. The album won best compilation soundtrack for visual media, giving Bradley Cooper his second Grammy. The song “I’ll Never Love Again”… ... Continue Reading
Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj & Her Husband Reportedly Involved In Argument In Hollywood [VIDEO]

Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj & Her Husband Reportedly Involved In Argument In Hollywood [VIDEO]

It’s Grammy weekend and the stars are out in Hollywood. With that being said, you know celebs who don’t necessarily get along are going to bump into each other and possibly make the news. Welp, that is what happened with ex-lovers Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill. According to TMZ, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj and her… ... Continue Reading
Kimora Lee Simmons And Husband Adopt 10-Year-Old Boy

Kimora Lee Simmons And Husband Adopt 10-Year-Old Boy

Kimora Lee Simmons and her husband Tim Leissner, have adopted a 10-year-old son named Gary. “He joins the fam as Kimora’s two daughters have gone off to college. Ming Lee Simmons is a sophomore at NYU, and the next youngest (daughter Aoki Lee Simmons) is a freshman at Harvard,” a rep for Kimora shared in a statement to… ... Continue Reading
Rapper YG Arrested In Los Angeles On Suspicion Of Robbery

Rapper YG Arrested In Los Angeles On Suspicion Of Robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies took YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, into custody at his Chatsworth home as they served… ... Continue Reading
‘Punk’d’ To Be Revived With Chance The Rapper Doing Pranks

‘Punk’d’ To Be Revived With Chance The Rapper Doing Pranks

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is the one doing the punk’ing. MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday they are teaming up to revive the show with Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper pranking unsuspecting A-listers. No date was announced but the show will be available only… ... Continue Reading
Janet Jackson Wins The Dolly Parton Challenge With Super Sexy Tinder Pic

Janet Jackson Wins The Dolly Parton Challenge With Super Sexy Tinder Pic

Janet Jackson is the latest celebrity to hop on the #DollyPartonChallenge and anyone in their right mind would swipe right on her Tinder pic! Miss Jackson shared her four profile pictures as part of the trend and she can definitely do it all. She looks like the star employee in her LinkedIn photo, a down… ... Continue Reading
Thomas Markle Admits He Lied About Duchess Meghan To Media, Wants To Be Paid For Spilling Royal Tea [Video]

Thomas Markle Admits He Lied About Duchess Meghan To Media, Wants To Be Paid For Spilling Royal Tea [Video]

Thomas Markle, the estranged father of Duchess Meghan, is sharing his truth about his royal daughter in a new documentary airing in the U.K. In the Channel 5 documentary, “Thomas Markle: My Story,” Markle, 75, recalls falling out with his daughter, what really happened following the royal wedding and how he has lied about Meghan and Prince… ... Continue Reading

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