ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Comedian Steve Harvey Defends Obama Against Smiley, West

    Comedian Steve Harvey appears to have had enough of Cornel West, the Princeton University professor, and Tavis Smiley, the PBS talk show host, who have been criticizing President Barack Obama for months, saying Obama...

    Tavis Smiley Continues Criticism of Obama, Claims Disrespect

    Talk show host Tavis Smiley, who has been critical of President Barack Obama, continues his criticism of Obama, and insists that Obama is disrespecting him by not inviting Smiley to the White House. “Prior to...

    Aretha Franklin ‘Disappointed’ Over Royalty Suit

    Soul icon Aretha Franklin says she is “extremely disappointed” by her longtime collaborator’s recent lawsuit over song royalties. According to the Associated Press, Franklin’s songwriting partner Norman West filed a suit July 15 against...

    ABC: Sorry About Nicki Minaj Wardrobe Malfunction

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is apologizing for a wardrobe malfunction that gave singer Nicki Minaj more exposure than she bargained for. Minaj appeared Friday on the "Good Morning America" concert series, wearing a...

    Lil Wayne sued for $15 million over ‘Bedrock’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne faces a $15 million legal battle over allegations he stole the hit song "Bedrock." Georgia-based production company Done Deal Enterprises is suing Wayne, Universal Music Group, Cash Money...

    Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones Among Those Named to Receive Honorary Oscars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Oprah Winfrey and James Earl Jones will be honored with Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in November along with makeup...

    Gospel Singer Delois Barrett Campbell Dies at 85

    CHICAGO (AP) — When she sang "Fly Away," Delois Barrett Campbell's voice soared to the church rafters and her joy raised the roof. The gospel legend was the oldest of the three singing Barrett...

    Lincoln Theatre to Host Night of Glamour with Miss Black USA Pageant

    The year is 1986 and Karen Arrington has seen her dream fulfilled. The Washington, D.C. native worked tirelessly to create an organization giving young women of color a chance to shine on the stage....

    Singer Kem ‘Shares His Life’ and Past Struggles with Addiction

    With a pair of gold albums and a list of Grammy nominations under his belt, it’s surely safe to say that R&B crooner Kem has found success. Kemistry, his debut album on Motown Records,...

    Award-Winning Journalist Kevin Frazier to Join Tom Joyner Morning Show

    Award-winning entertainment journalist Kevin Frazier will have a new role on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), the top-ranked syndicated urban radio show announced July 28. Frazier will be on air each Tuesday at 7:52...

    Police: Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at Age 27

    LONDON (AP) — Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot to fame with...

    Debbi Morgan Speaks Up for America’s Daughters

    Since her first appearance on stage at age 15, Debbi Morgan has been mesmerizing audiences and winning over fans with her vibrant smile and even brighter talent. The award-winning actress, known for her ability to...

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