ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Sean Combs ‘Just Joking’ on Name Change from Diddy to Love

Sean Combs says he was only joking when he announced over the weekend that he had changed his nickname from Diddy to Love, as in Brother Love. The rapper and producer took to Twitter and...

Kevin Hart Gets Serious, Beats Tiki Barber in NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart got serious about training for the New York City Marathon. So serious, he beat former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber. The comedian and actor posted a video...

Brother Love: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Changes his Name, Again

Rapper and producer Sean Combs has changed his nickname once again. In a video posted to Twitter Saturday, Combs said he was celebrating his birthday by changing his name to "Love, a.k.a. Brother Love." Combs...

Laurence Fishburne Files for Divorce after 15-Year Marriage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Laurence Fishburne has filed for divorce from his wife of 15 years. Fishburne cited irreconcilable differences in Thursday's filing as the reason for his breakup with Gina Torres....

Ex-Prosecutor: Cosby Paid Accuser Millions of Dollars

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former prosecutor claims his decision in 2005 not to charge Bill Cosby with drugging and molesting a woman led to the comedian paying his accuser a settlement "well into the...

Police: Fetty Wap Caught Drag Racing on NYC Expressway, Charged with DUI

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Fetty Wap has been arrested and charged with DUI and other counts after police say he was caught drag racing another vehicle on a New York City highway early...

Nina Simone-Inspired Play Coming to D.C.

In a tribute to music icon Nina Simone, playwright Christina Ham is set to open “Nina Simone: Four Women” on Nov. 10 at the Arena Stage in Southwest D.C. The musical play, directed by Timothy...

Beyoncé to Play Nala in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of "The Lion King" to voice to role of Nala. The Walt Disney Studios revealed the main cast for its upcoming live-action and CG adaptation...

Dawoud Bey, Artist and Educator

Dawoud Bey, award-winning photographer and professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago, was one of five African-Americans recently named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Commonly referred to as a “genius award,” the fellowship comes with a...

NYC Votes to Repeal 91-Year-Old Law Banning Dancing in Bars

NEW YORK (AP) — Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots. The anti-dancing law was first enacted in...

Wendy Williams Passes Out, Collapses On-Air During Chat Show

NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Williams gave viewers a scare Tuesday morning when she passed out on-the-air during a broadcast of her syndicated chat show. Williams was introducing a segment while wearing a Statue of...

Forbes: Michael Jackson Top Earning Dead Celebrity with $75M

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jackson died eight years ago, but he's still generating millions of dollars. Jackson is atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, with $75 million....