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North West’s First Cover Shoot Ignites War Over Child Modeling [Photos Inside]

North West’s First Cover Shoot Ignites War Over Child Modeling [Photos Inside]

North West’s first cover shoot has ignited an online debate among fans who are supportive of the 5-year-old’s modeling career, and those who believe the child is being exploited at a young age. Mom Kim Kardashian revealed North‘s first cover shoot on Friday for the digital magazine, WWD. North was fully dolled up including makeup… ... Continue Reading
Roseanne Barr Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Bug Eyed B**Ch’ Over Her Politics [Video]

Roseanne Barr Calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Bug Eyed B**Ch’ Over Her Politics [Video]

Roseanne Barr is the back at hurling insults at women with opposing views from her own, and this time she’s taking shots at Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her proposed Green New Deal. You recall how the actress/comedienne lost her job on her hit ABC show after her racist Twitter rant against Valerie Jarrett. Now, in a video… ... Continue Reading
T.I.’s Sister, Precious Harris, Dead at 66

T.I.’s Sister, Precious Harris, Dead at 66

T.I.’s older sister has died. According to TMZ, Precious Harris died Friday just over a week after getting into a serious car accident in Atlanta. Sources tell the site Precious had been on life support since the accident and remained unresponsive until her death https://www.instagram.com/p/BuHpEjBhJ-k/ TIP and Tiny are reportedly devastated as they both were… ... Continue Reading
R Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

R Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls. Tandra Simonton, spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, confirmed to The Associated Press the charges had been filed against the… ... Continue Reading
‘Empire’ Producers Cut Smollett From Season’s Last Episodes

‘Empire’ Producers Cut Smollett From Season’s Last Episodes

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett‘s character on “Empire” will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday. The announcement came a day… ... Continue Reading
Mary J. Blige On Her Dating Life: ‘I’m Not Taking Care Of Any More Men’

Mary J. Blige On Her Dating Life: ‘I’m Not Taking Care Of Any More Men’

Mary J. Blige has made it clear that the next man she dates must have more money than her because “ I’m not taking care of any more men,” she said during an interview with DJ Ace on BBC Radio 1Xtra. The comment came after the singer was asked about the status of her love life.… ... Continue Reading
Kendrick Lamar, SZA Not Performing At Oscars

Kendrick Lamar, SZA Not Performing At Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — “All the Stars” are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA. A person familiar with the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t allowed to publicly discuss it, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the duo behind “All the Stars” will no… ... Continue Reading
2 Women Accuse R. Kelly Of Sexual Misconduct In 1990s

2 Women Accuse R. Kelly Of Sexual Misconduct In 1990s

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent. The women, Latresa Scaff… ... Continue Reading
Essence ‘Women In Hollywood Event’ Celebrates Established And New Stars

Essence ‘Women In Hollywood Event’ Celebrates Established And New Stars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the ancestors. KiKi Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the comfort of black women during an exciting but “terrifying” time. Regina Hall kept people in stitches as she cracked jokes and celebrated her… ... Continue Reading
Why Brothers In Alleged Smollet Hoax Likely Won’t Face Charges

Why Brothers In Alleged Smollet Hoax Likely Won’t Face Charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who played central roles in what Chicago police say was a staged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett are, compared to the “Empire” actor, so far walking away legally unscathed. Police outlined their case against the 36-year-old actor at a news conference Thursday, saying he paid the brothers $3,500… ... Continue Reading
Toya Wright Claps Back At Online Trolls Insulting Her Youngest Daughter

Toya Wright Claps Back At Online Trolls Insulting Her Youngest Daughter

Toya Wright wants you to know she’s not here for the online bullying. Her 1-year-old daughter, Reign Ryan Rushing, that she shares with NBA agent Red Rushing has been the target of some unflattering comments on social media. Wright, who also shares a teen daughter Reginae Carter with ex-husband Lil Wayne, clapped back to trolls… ... Continue Reading
WATCH: Jordan Peele’s New ‘Twilight Zone’ Trailer Drops And People Are Excited

WATCH: Jordan Peele’s New ‘Twilight Zone’ Trailer Drops And People Are Excited

Some of you may remember the original Twilight Zone series from 1959-1964 that ran endlessly in reruns and was revived in both the 80’s and the early 2000’s. The anthology series, created by TV legend Rod Serling, is one of TV’s most classic series and a significant part of many childhood memories.   Rod Serling… ... Continue Reading
Wendy Williams Announces Return Date To Talk Show

Wendy Williams Announces Return Date To Talk Show

Wendy Williams has announced a return to her talk show. The embattled talk show hostess, who was dealing with a series of issues, including a fractured shoulder and complications stemming from the automimmune illness Graves disease, has been absent from her show for more than two months. During that time, Nick Cannon, our own Sherri… ... Continue Reading
Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO Over Controversial Doc

Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO Over Controversial Doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates a 1992 contract to air a Jackson concert. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that by… ... Continue Reading
Prince Estate Team Offers To Lower Their Fee Citing Better Relationship With His Family

Prince Estate Team Offers To Lower Their Fee Citing Better Relationship With His Family

The representatives for Prince’s estate are possibly making history; they’re asking for less money to do their jobs. According to reports, one reason why is because they are getting along with his family. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Comerica Bank & Trust filed a petition and proposed order regarding their fees and… ... Continue Reading
Stacey Dash Reportedly Owes Thousands In Back Taxes

Stacey Dash Reportedly Owes Thousands In Back Taxes

Remember when Stacey Dash was thinking about running for political office? Well, she probably decided not to because her tax issues would have been a campaign nightmare! According to a sister-state judgment obtained by The Blast, Dash owes $13,237.64 in back taxes stemming from a New York judgment back in 2016. The total amount due to… ... Continue Reading
Lil Wayne Accused Of Stiffing His Personal Chef Out Of $35,000

Lil Wayne Accused Of Stiffing His Personal Chef Out Of $35,000

Lil Wayne has been hit with a lawsuit by his former private chef who claims the rapper refuses to pay him the $35,000 owed from his years of work in the rapper’s home. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a chef named D’Antoine Hills filed a lawsuit against Wayne and Young Money Entertainment… ... Continue Reading
Regina King Stunned Journalist Didn’t Know Who She Was

Regina King Stunned Journalist Didn’t Know Who She Was

Regina King has revealed that she had to hold her tongue when a foreign journalist admitted he didn’t have a clue who she was. The Oscar nominated actress recalled a conversation she had with a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ahead of the Golden Globes awards. The 48-year-old L.A. native has a career that… ... Continue Reading
Stevie J Says He And Wife Faith Evans Do It ‘Five Times A Day’

Stevie J Says He And Wife Faith Evans Do It ‘Five Times A Day’

Music producer Steve J spoke about how marriage changed his relationship with wife Faith Evans at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala red carpet on Saturday. The R&B songstress and the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star surprised fans when they revealed that they had tied the knot over the summer. “I got to put in more work, know what I’m… ... Continue Reading
Met Opera To Hire All-Black Chorus For ‘Porgy And Bess’

Met Opera To Hire All-Black Chorus For ‘Porgy And Bess’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will hire an all-black outside chorus next season for its first presentation in nearly three decades of the Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess,” which opens the season on Sept. 23. Performances of “Porgy and Bess,” which premiered in 1935, are licensed by the Gershwin family, which specifies an all-black… ... Continue Reading
WATCH: Police Provide Details Of Smollett Plans For Attack

WATCH: Police Provide Details Of Smollett Plans For Attack

[UPDATE] CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 12:40 p.m. An LGBTQ rights group is calling on anyone who feels let down by the allegations against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to channel their anger and disappointment into productive activism to fight hate crimes. The Human Rights Campaign… ... Continue Reading
Can A Black Movie Win The Best Picture Oscar This Year?

Can A Black Movie Win The Best Picture Oscar This Year?

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled “The Favourite,” the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner. Normally a fairly predictable process with one or two favorites, this year’s best picture race has been maddeningly unclear, almost devious in its contradictions. The guild awards, usually… ... Continue Reading
Bodybuilder Brothers In Smollett Case Wanted Truth To Come Out

Bodybuilder Brothers In Smollett Case Wanted Truth To Come Out

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients “manned up” and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the “Empire” actor with filing a false police report. Gloria Schmidt spoke to reporters outside a… ... Continue Reading
R. Kelly Will Move From Chicago Recording Studio

R. Kelly Will Move From Chicago Recording Studio

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is moving out of his Chicago recording studio because a judge has stymied his creativity by barring him from working there overnight due to building-code violations, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cook County Judge Patrice Ball-Reed has effectively ordered the Grammy Award-winning artist “not to be creative between 9:00… ... Continue Reading
Jada Pinkett-Smith, Daughter & Mom Cover Essence’s March Innovation Issue [Photos]

Jada Pinkett-Smith, Daughter & Mom Cover Essence’s March Innovation Issue [Photos]

(NEW YORK, NY) — ESSENCE’s new “Innovation Issue” features actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and daughter Willow, who have cultivated a new digital space all their own with their much-buzzed-about Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk.” ESSENCE’s entire “Innovation Issue” is dedicated to inspiring women who are crashing digital divides and shattering glass ceilings. View this post on Instagram… ... Continue Reading