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Doug E. Fresh Hits Neighbor With $4m Lawsuit Over ‘Rodent Infested’ Construction

Doug E. Fresh Hits Neighbor With $4m Lawsuit Over ‘Rodent Infested’ Construction

Hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh (born Douglas Davis) is suing his Harlem neighbor over a stalled construction project near his home. Fresh is suing his neighbor as well as contractors at Oz Bosph Construction, Structureline Inc., for $4 million in damages, alleging the work they did endangered his historic Harlem brownstone, per New York Daily News. Via Page Six:… ... Continue Reading
John Singleton Reportedly In Coma After Suffering Stroke

John Singleton Reportedly In Coma After Suffering Stroke

Apparently John Singleton‘s stroke last week was far more severe than originally reported. The Boyz N The Hood and Higher Learning director is currently in a medically induced coma according to TMZ and the family is in the process of establishing a conservatorship for him. Singleton returned from Costa Rica last week and complained of problems with his legs. He checked himself… ... Continue Reading
Judge Denies Petition By Prince Heirs To Limit Bank’s Power Over Late Singer’s Estate

Judge Denies Petition By Prince Heirs To Limit Bank’s Power Over Late Singer’s Estate

A Minnesota judge has denied a request by Prince’s heirs to limit Comerica Bank & Trust powers over the administration of the late singer’s estate. As we previously reported, three years after the death of music icon at age 57, his massive estate, believed to be worth hundreds of millions, remains in limbo as it is “still… ... Continue Reading
Ava Duvernay Tackles Police Shooting In Chicago With New CBS Series ‘The Red Line’

Ava Duvernay Tackles Police Shooting In Chicago With New CBS Series ‘The Red Line’

Fresh off the release of the Netflix trailer for her upcoming drama series, “When They See Us,” (based on the Central park five), acclaimed director Ava DuVernay is readying her new project with CBS, “The Red Line,”  which centers on the aftermath of a white cop shooting an unarmed Black man in Chicago. “The show centers on… ... Continue Reading
Tamron Hall Delivers Baby Boy! [PHOTOS]

Tamron Hall Delivers Baby Boy! [PHOTOS]

Tamron Hall's baby is finally here! ... Continue Reading
‘Empire’ Cast Pens Letter In Support Of Jussie Smollett, Want Him Back On Show

‘Empire’ Cast Pens Letter In Support Of Jussie Smollett, Want Him Back On Show

The cast of “Empire” continues to show support for Jussie Smollett, who has been shrouded in suspicion since his highly publicized hate crime hoax scandal. The singer/actor was accused of orchestrating a racially-charged attack on himself in later January in Chicago, but was ultimately cleared of all 16 charges in the case. Now, his future on… ... Continue Reading
Outrage Over Smollett Case Prompts Death Threats Against Kim Foxx

Outrage Over Smollett Case Prompts Death Threats Against Kim Foxx

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says she has received death threats since her office’s decision to drop charges against actor/singer Jussie Smollett in connection with a staged hate crime earlier this year. Her office has not released any specifics about the threats, but did confirm that they included “racially charged language,” according to a statement. “We can confirm… ... Continue Reading
Tyra Banks On A Mission To Add More Women Of Color To Her Creative Team

Tyra Banks On A Mission To Add More Women Of Color To Her Creative Team

Supermodel-turned-business-mogul Tyra Banks says one of her primary goals as she continues to expand her empire is focusing on diversity by hiring more women of color. Speaking on a panel at Time 100’s inaugural summit in New York Monday, Banks told the audience that her team “understands it’s important to hire women of color,” most especially with… ... Continue Reading
Wendy Williams Separates Finances From Estranged Husband Kevin Hunter

Wendy Williams Separates Finances From Estranged Husband Kevin Hunter

Wendy Williams appears to be embracing her new-found freedom from Kevin Hunter to the point where she’s making moves to get him out of her system, professionally and personally. A report from TMZ says she’s fixed things so Hunter doesn’t have access to any of her funds and she has hired a money team to make sure all… ... Continue Reading
Rapper Bun B Reportedly Shoots Home Invader; Suspect Arrested

Rapper Bun B Reportedly Shoots Home Invader; Suspect Arrested

Bun B had a rather scary situation at his home recently. According to TMZ, the UGK legend got into a shootout with a potential home invader, wounding the man in the shoulder. Law enforcement sources told the outlet that around 5:45 last night, a man knocked at Bun’s door and his wife opened it, thinking… ... Continue Reading
Russell Wilson Gifts Fellow Seahawks Players With Amazon Stock

Russell Wilson Gifts Fellow Seahawks Players With Amazon Stock

The best coworker of the year award goes to…quarterback Russell Wilson! ... Continue Reading
Cosby Renews Attacks On Trial Judge As He Seeks Bail

Cosby Renews Attacks On Trial Judge As He Seeks Bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed a bail motion Wednesday with the state Superior Court. They complained that in the seven months since Cosby’s sentencing, Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill… ... Continue Reading
Bill Cosby Fighting $1M A Month Legal Bill In Arbitration

Bill Cosby Fighting $1M A Month Legal Bill In Arbitration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California arbitration award that… ... Continue Reading
Diddy Covers Essence With His Children In Celebration Of Mag’s 49th Anniversary

Diddy Covers Essence With His Children In Celebration Of Mag’s 49th Anniversary

 Sean “Diddy” Combs admits that although he considered himself a good father, he was a part-time dad. His ex-girlfriends Kim Porter, with whom he shares twins D’Lila and Jessie and son Christian, as well as stepson Quincy Brown, Misa Hylton, who has a son, Justin with him and Sarah Chapman, who he shares a daughter,… ... Continue Reading
Police Once Investigated Anonymous Call That Kevin Hunter Poisoned Wendy Williams

Police Once Investigated Anonymous Call That Kevin Hunter Poisoned Wendy Williams

A police report from January claims a welfare check was conducted to ensure the talk show host's safety. ... Continue Reading
The Clark Sisters Praise Kanye West For Including Their Music In “Sunday Service”

The Clark Sisters Praise Kanye West For Including Their Music In “Sunday Service”

Gospel music icons The Clark Sisters are happy that Kanye West  included them in his Coachella Sunday service. But that praise came with what could have been a warning to the rapper/designer/producer. As Sandra Rose writes: “For months Kanye has preached the gospel – over new music tracks – at his now famous “Sunday Service” in… ... Continue Reading
Firefighters Union Expected To Endorse Biden For 2020

Firefighters Union Expected To Endorse Biden For 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest firefighters union is preparing to formally endorse Joe Biden’s expected presidential run this week, with group leaders saying they will be “investing” heavily in the former vice president’s anticipated bid. The board of the International Association of Fire Fighters will meet this week to vote on the endorsement. They plan… ... Continue Reading
Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers, Claiming Defamation

Brothers Sue Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers, Claiming Defamation

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s attorneys, alleging that they repeatedly asserted publicly that the brothers carried out a real, bigoted attack on Smollett despite knowing that wasn’t true. A lawyer for Olabinjo Osundairo… ... Continue Reading
Arrest Warrant Issued For Teairra Mari Over Legal War With 50 Cent

Arrest Warrant Issued For Teairra Mari Over Legal War With 50 Cent

It’s all fun and games until the cops are called… ain’t that right, Teairra Mari? A Los Angeles judge has issued a bench warrant for the songstress after she reportedly failed to appear at a hearing for her legal battle with 50 Cent, Complex reports. This is the latest development in an ongoing feud between the two that stems… ... Continue Reading
Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite Among 2019 Webby Award Winners

Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite Among 2019 Webby Award Winners

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith, NASA, Fortnite and Disney are among the 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday. Smith’s The Jump won a Webby for events and live stream video while Disney was chosen the WebbyMedia Company of the Year for… ... Continue Reading
Smollett Case Could Undermine Prosecutor’s Reform Efforts

Smollett Case Could Undermine Prosecutor’s Reform Efforts

Chicago’s top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the “Empire” actor. But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx’s work recognized in the texts the same reforms she has been implementing for years: Don’t… ... Continue Reading
DMX Casted In ‘Chronicle Of A Serial Killer’ Film

DMX Casted In ‘Chronicle Of A Serial Killer’ Film

Filming takes place in New York City starting June 2019!  ... Continue Reading
T.I, Jamal Bryant Bailed Out 23 Non-Violent Offenders For Easter

T.I, Jamal Bryant Bailed Out 23 Non-Violent Offenders For Easter

T.I. partnered with New Birth Missionary Baptist over the weekend to bail out 23 nonviolent offenders for the Easter holiday. The group of nonviolent, mostly “first-time” offenders were bailed out thanks to a partnership program with the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia. “It’s almost like finally meeting the good Samaritan—somebody who you don’t… ... Continue Reading
LAPD Probes Getaway Driver In Nipsey Hussle’s Murder

LAPD Probes Getaway Driver In Nipsey Hussle’s Murder

The woman who came forward and helped lead the LAPD to Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer, Eric Holder, is now being investigated.  ... Continue Reading
Jazz Great Roy Ayers Recovering After Being Hospitalized In Portland

Jazz Great Roy Ayers Recovering After Being Hospitalized In Portland

Musician Roy Ayers is currently resting at home according to his daughter. The 78-year-old “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” musician was hospitalized Saturday after arriving to Portland’s International Airport for the city’s Soul’d Out Music Festival. “Due to a medical emergency that occurred today April 20, Roy Ayers will not be cleared by doctors in time to… ... Continue Reading