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    The King’s Speech Lands a Dozen Nominations

    The Oscar nominations were announced early Tuesday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by last year’s Best Supporting Actress-winner Mo’Nique (for Precious) along with Academy President Tom Sherak. The King’s Speech,...

    Ga. Medical Official Confirms: Rapper Chris Kelly Died of Drug Overdose

    ATLANTA (AP) — A medical examiner's investigator says Chris Kelly of the '90s rap duo Kriss Kross died of a drug overdose. Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta said...

    Soul Singer Bobby Womack Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member told the BBC in a recent interview the diagnosis comes after he began having difficulty remembering his songs and...

    ’42’ Actor Boseman to Play James Brown In Biopic

    NEW YORK — After bringing Jackie Robinson to the big screen, Chadwick Boseman is going to try another icon: James Brown. Boseman has been cast to play the Godfather of Soul in a planned biopic...

    Q-Tip Joins Kennedy Center as Hip Hop Director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hip hop is heading to the Kennedy Center — this time, to stay. Fresh off last year's critically acclaimed performance by Kendrick Lamar with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center for...

    Actor Marlon Wayans Being Sued for Racial Discrimination by a Black Actor

    An African-American actor is suing actor Marlon Wayans for racial discrimination. Actor Pierre Daniel on Aug. 25 filed a claim of harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race in a Los Angeles court...

    Melania Trump Wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana Jacket in Sicily

    TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median...

    Hip-Hop Artist Tory Lanez Faces Gun, Pot Charge in Florida

    MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say hip-hop artist Tory Lanez has been arrested on a weapons charge in South Florida. The Sun Sentinel (https://goo.gl/wAbV0e) reports that Miramar police pulled over the 24-year-old Canada native Wednesday...

    Rapper Who Murdered “Hit the Floor” Actress Stephanie Moseley Not Isaac Hayes’ Son, as...

    NBC News and other media outlets recently retracted earlier reports claiming that a rapper connected to a recent murder-suicide in Los Angeles is the son of the late legendary singer Isaac Hayes. Earl Hayes and...

    New Oscar Nominee Octavia Spencer Plans Talk with Steinem

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off her second Oscar nomination, Octavia Spencer has signed up to talk with Gloria Steinem about the progress of women of color in Hollywood and the recent Women's March...

    Romance in Red on the BET Honors 2015 Red Carpet

    Symbols of power, courage, blood and fire made an appearance on the BET Honors 2015 red carpet.  With my own eyes, I witnessed love, passion, strength, leadership, willpower and vigor blowing down the runway...

    Chappelle Celebrates Netflix Release with All-Star Party

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Chappelle has celebrated Tuesday's release of a pair of Netflix comedy specials with some high-profile friends. USA Today reports Chappelle hosted a late-night party Monday at a Hollywood club ahead...

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