Author Archives: Derrik J. Lang

  • Grammy-winning Jazz Flutist Paul Horn Dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz flutist and New Age music pioneer, has died at the age of 84. Horn’s son Marlen said his father died Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia, after a brief illness. He declined to provide further details. “He passed away very ...

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  • Columbus Short Not Returning to ‘Scandal’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Columbus Short won't be returning to "Scandal" following his legal troubles. The 31-year-old actor said in a statement released Friday that he's exiting the ABC political thriller after three seasons. "At this time, I must confirm my exit from a ...

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  • Winfrey, Wonder among Celebs at NAACP Image Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela at Saturday night's NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. Winfrey is among the celebrities expected at the 45th annual ceremony honoring diversity in the arts. The show will feature a performance by Stevie ...

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  • Washington Wins 3 Trophies at NAACP Image Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kerry Washington was a triple threat at the NAACP Image Awards. The star of ABC's "Scandal" picked up a trio of trophies at the 44th annual ceremony: outstanding actress in a drama series for "Scandal," supporting actress in a motion picture for ...

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  • Rap Legend Heavy D Dies at 44

    Heavy D, the self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip-hop who became one of rap's top hit-makers with wit, humor and a positive vibe, has died. He was 44. Andrew Weitz of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment confirmed the rapper's death in Los Angeles in an email Tuesday, ...

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