ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Star Jones Opens Up About ‘Daytime Divas’

Star Jones had already distinguished herself in the courtroom and on the airwaves when she got the call from Barbara Walters to be one of the inaugural co-hosts of the daytime chatfest, “The View.”...

New Film Yet Another Bad Idea Waiting To Be Panned

Whether you’re listening to “Lady Of My Life” on a night drive home or “PYT” at family cookout with an older relative who’s complaining about “these kids today”, Michael Jackson and the black community...

Rapper Meek Mill, Theater Sued over Concert Fatal Shooting

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill and a Connecticut theater are being sued over a fatal shooting outside the venue following a concert in December. The shooting outside the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford killed...

Hello! Drake Breaks Adele’s Record at Billboard Music Awards

Hello, Drake has surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Follow-Up Set for 2019 Release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of "Get Out" with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019. Universal Pictures announced the release date...

‘Sweeter’: A Film Thesis on Black Motherhood

A precocious 6-year-old switching places with her mother for the day to discover the true meaning of working twice as hard for half as much is exactly what student filmmaker Emily Eaglin portrayed in...

Thailand’s Chunky Monkey on Diet after Gorging on Junk Food

BANGKOK (AP) — A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and...

Basquiat Painting Fetches Record $110.5M at New York Auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night. Sotheby's said the sale of "Untitled" was an auction record for...

Bobby Moynihan (“Drunk Uncle”) Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ for CBS Sitcom

YORK (AP) — Bobby Moynihan will leave "Saturday Night Live" following this weekend's season finale after nine seasons on the NBC show. Deadline.com reports Moynihan is bowing out after CBS picked up the pilot...

Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Still Star Crossed’ Highlights Diversity

In the wake of the breakout success of Jordan Peele’s film “Get Out” starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya, Samuel L. Jackson found himself in the midst of controversy because of remarks he made regarding...

With New Album, Kendrick Lamar Emerges as Artist of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers who morph into superstars usually follow a well-traveled path that includes an overabundance of collaborations with other artists, radio-friendly pop hits, a bit of tabloid buzz and a conscious...

Forbes: Jay Z and Beyoncé Worth a Combined $1.16 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z and Beyoncé are a billion-dollar couple according to one estimate. Forbes puts the combined wealth of the married superstars at $1.16 billion. The magazine estimates Jay Z's fortune at...