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Lauren London Shares How She’s Coping Since Nipsey Hussle’s Murder

Lauren London Shares How She’s Coping Since Nipsey Hussle’s Murder

Nipsey Hussle was Lauren London’s biggest fan. Months after his untimely death, the actress is opening up about her healing process. Lauren sat down with GQ where she revealed she’s still processing that he is gone while trying to remain strong for her children. Going into detail about how they met, Lauren revealed they met… ... Continue Reading
Chicago Rapper Juice WRLD Dead At 21 After Airport Emergency

Chicago Rapper Juice WRLD Dead At 21 After Airport Emergency

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. The rapper, whose legal name was Jarad A. Higgins, was 21. Authorities… ... Continue Reading
Meet The First Black Ballerina To Dance The Lead In NYC Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Meet The First Black Ballerina To Dance The Lead In NYC Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

11-year-old Charlotte Nebres is following in Misty Copeland's beautiful footsteps. ... Continue Reading
Belafonte Recalls Horne’s Activism As Solange Is Honored

Belafonte Recalls Horne’s Activism As Solange Is Honored

NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. “She had… ... Continue Reading
Michelle Williams Admits She Was Mentally ‘Fragile’ While Working On ‘Masked Singer’

Michelle Williams Admits She Was Mentally ‘Fragile’ While Working On ‘Masked Singer’

Michelle Williams is opening up about her mental health journey following her unmasking as the Butterfly on Wednesday night’s broadcast of “The Masked Singer.” “What better way than to emerge and say, ‘I’m taking my power back, I’m getting my strength back,’ ” Williams, 40, tells PEOPLE. ” ‘I’m going to be okay and start knocking these obstacles out.’… ... Continue Reading
R. Kelly Charged With Bribe In 1994 Marriage To Aaliyah

R. Kelly Charged With Bribe In 1994 Marriage To Aaliyah

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised indictment filed Thursday in New York, accuses Kelly of paying… ... Continue Reading
Billy Dee Williams Sets The Record Straight On Gender Fluidity

Billy Dee Williams Sets The Record Straight On Gender Fluidity

During a recent interview with Esquire, actor Billy Dee Williams told the outlet that he considers himself both feminine and masculine. “And you see, I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine. I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid to show that side of myself,” he told the interviewer.… ... Continue Reading
Chamillionaire Wants To Add Diversity To Tech Space

Chamillionaire Wants To Add Diversity To Tech Space

When Grammy award-winning rapper Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki began learning the ropes of venture capitalism in the tech space, he noticed something almost immediately— he wasn’t seeing many people who looked like him. When he began to fund ventures himself, the heads of startups that were brought to him weren’t diverse, either, and that led him… ... Continue Reading
Mariah Carey Drops Trailer For Documentary About Making Of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ [Watch]

Mariah Carey Drops Trailer For Documentary About Making Of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ [Watch]

Mariah Carey is the undisputed Queen of Christmas, which is why the iconic songstress is teaming up with Amazon Music to release a mini documentary titled “Mariah Carey Is Christmas: The Story of ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You” in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her album, “Merry Christmas.” The project will explore exactly… ... Continue Reading
Meek Mill Shares PSA Dedicated To Unarmed Teen Fatally Shot By Pittsburgh Police [Video]

Meek Mill Shares PSA Dedicated To Unarmed Teen Fatally Shot By Pittsburgh Police [Video]

Meek Mill has shared an emotional public service announcement dedicated to Antwon Rose II, who, at age 17, was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh officer on June 18, 2018. Following the shooting, Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with criminal homicide. After a 4-day trial, he was acquitted on all counts. Rose had no significant criminal record prior to… ... Continue Reading
Lee Daniels To Pay Dame Dash’s $950k Child Support Debt Following Settlement Agreement

Lee Daniels To Pay Dame Dash’s $950k Child Support Debt Following Settlement Agreement

The mothers of Damon Dash’s children have hit up Lee Daniels to handle their child support issues with the former music mogul. According to TMZ, as part of an agreement that has been in the works for a while, Daniels will pay $950,000 in back child support to Rachel Roy and Cindy Moraless. We previously reported, Dash’s baby mamas were coming after the… ... Continue Reading
Gabrielle Union, NBC Meet Over ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing

Gabrielle Union, NBC Meet Over ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gabrielle Union and NBC both said Wednesday that they have had a “productive” first conversation on her firing from “America’s Got Talent” and her allegations that she was removed over her complaints about racism and other troubling on-set behavior. “We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive… ... Continue Reading
Olympic Champion Biles To Headline Post-Olympic Tour

Olympic Champion Biles To Headline Post-Olympic Tour

Simone Biles wants to bring gymnastics to the masses and plans to bring some of her friends along for the ride. The Olympic and world champion is headlining a tour in the fall of 2020 that will be a mixture of sports and entertainment intended to inspire the next generation of female athletes. The “Gold… ... Continue Reading
Charges Against Remy Ma In Assault Of Castmate Are Dropped

Charges Against Remy Ma In Assault Of Castmate Are Dropped

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors have dropped their case against Remy Ma. The Grammy-nominated rapper was arrested in May on charges of punching her “Love & Hip Hop New York” castmate Brittney Taylor in the face at a New York City concert venue on April 16. The rapper’s lawyer denied the allegations and said her client… ... Continue Reading
Johnny Gill Calls Seahawks’ New Edition Celebration Dance ‘Freakin’ Hilarious’ [Video]

Johnny Gill Calls Seahawks’ New Edition Celebration Dance ‘Freakin’ Hilarious’ [Video]

Several players with the Seattle Seahawks celebrated their Monday night win over the Minnesota Vikings, by breaking out into a dance mimicking New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love” music video. Singer Johnny Gill was watching the game live when the Seahawks receivers paid homage to his group with their TD celebration, TMZ reports. “That was freakin’ hilarious,” Gill tells the outlet.… ... Continue Reading
Cicely Tyson Joining TV Hall Of Fame

Cicely Tyson Joining TV Hall Of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. Geraldine Laybourne, who helped create the Nickelodeon channel and co-founded Oxygen Media, and veteran TV director Jay Sandrich also were announced Tuesday as inductees. Sandrich’s credits include “The Mary Tyler… ... Continue Reading
Cardi B Defends Offset After Instagram ‘Hacker’ Sends DM’s To Rapper’s Girlfriend

Cardi B Defends Offset After Instagram ‘Hacker’ Sends DM’s To Rapper’s Girlfriend

Cardi B has come to the defense of her husband Offset after it appeared he tried to shoot his shot at 6ix9ine’s girlfriend, Jade. On Tuesday, Jade shared a video on social showing a DM from Offset’s verified Instagram account. The message simply read: “Miss u fr,” which prompted Jade to remind the rapper that Cardi has an… ... Continue Reading
Kanye West Says Dr. Dre Agreed To ‘Mix My Beats’ After He Dropped ‘An Album For God’

Kanye West Says Dr. Dre Agreed To ‘Mix My Beats’ After He Dropped ‘An Album For God’

Kanye West says he was finally able to achieve his dream of having Dr. Dre mix his beats only after he made the shift from secular music. During his most recent Sunday Service in Lynwood, California, Kanye explained to the crowd how he ended up joining forces with Dre on the forthcoming sequel to Ye’s gospel album “Jesus Is… ... Continue Reading
It’s Jay Z’s 50th Birthday And Everyone Is Celebrating

It’s Jay Z’s 50th Birthday And Everyone Is Celebrating

Yup, Jay Z is 50! Born Sean Corey Carter on December 4 , 1969, Jay didn’t put his hometown of Brooklyn on the map, but he’s certainly held it down almost ever since he came onto the scene. And in honor of his born day, the whole internet threw him a celebration. He’s had his… ... Continue Reading
A$AP Rocky Back For A Gig In Stockholm

A$AP Rocky Back For A Gig In Stockholm

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s prison board says U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky won’t be able to perform in the Swedish prison where he was held until convicted of assault in a June street brawl in Stockholm. Citing logistical and security issues, Vilhelm Grevik of Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service told the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet… ... Continue Reading
Kid Rock’s Detroit Eatery Closing After His Profane Comments

Kid Rock’s Detroit Eatery Closing After His Profane Comments

DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock won’t renew his licensing agreement for Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant, the owners of the sports arena in which it’s housed said Wednesday. The news comes after the singer and musician was recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey. RELATED: Kid Rock Goes On Foul Mouthed Rant About… ... Continue Reading
Taraji P. Henson On Jussie, Therapy, Relationships And More

Taraji P. Henson On Jussie, Therapy, Relationships And More

Taraji P. Henson recently sat down with Patia Braithwaite of SELF Magazine to discuss a whole lot of things, including mental health, the “strong Black woman” trope, menopause, her support of Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett, and why she and her fiancé Kelvin Hayden broke up for a little bit. Finding a therapist to help treat her anxiety… ... Continue Reading
Michael Jackson’s Accuser From His 2005 Trial First Befriended Chris Tucker

Michael Jackson’s Accuser From His 2005 Trial First Befriended Chris Tucker

Here’s some old school news straight from the vault of Hollywood’s forgotten tales… The family of the teen boy, Gavin Arvizo, who accused the late Michael Jackson of molesting him in 2005, first went after actor Chris Tucker and former talk show host Jay Leno. The Arvizo family met Tucker first, who later warned Jackson of his… ... Continue Reading
Lil Mo Says She’s Overcome Abusive Relationship And Opioid Addiction

Lil Mo Says She’s Overcome Abusive Relationship And Opioid Addiction

The 41-year-old was also quietly fighting an opioid addiction. ... Continue Reading
Master P Launches His Own Brand Of Ramen Noodles: ‘Rap Noodles’ [Video]

Master P Launches His Own Brand Of Ramen Noodles: ‘Rap Noodles’ [Video]

Master P has unveiled his own brand of ramen noodles with “Rap Noodles.” Instant ramen noodles are the newest addition to the hip-hop star’s Rap Snacks line, that includes potato chips, popcorn, and cheese puffs. Flavors of Rap Noodles will include Creamy Chicken Gumbo, Hot N Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Spicy Picante Chicken, and Sirloin Steak Beefy, Complex reports.… ... Continue Reading