ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Sean Penn's Group Receives Grant to House Haitians

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haiti aid group run by Hollywood actor Sean Penn says it has received a $2.25 million grant to help more than 500 families displaced by last year's earthquake move...

    Beatles Refused to Entertain Segregated Audience

    When the auctioneer’s gavel slammed on Sept. 20 it sealed the fate of an obscure document that reveals a little known fact about the Beatles, that floppy-haired troupe from Liverpool that took this country...

    Forbes Names Tyler Perry the Richest Man in Entertainment

    Move over Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio: producer and actor Tyler Perry is the richest man in entertainment, according to Forbes magazine. Perry, creator of the popular “Madea"” franchise and the TBS shows House of...

    Artists to Observe 10-Year Anniversary of Invasion of Afghanistan

    10 Years and Counting (10YAC), an organization that zeroes in on the true costs of the war on terror will host a cultural program to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of...

    Nashville's African American Music Museum Underway

    A new museum designed to showcase African American music is in the works in Nashville, Tenn. The National Museum of African American Music (NNAAM), the first project of its kind in the country, will feature...

    Mos Def No More: Rapper, Film Star Changes Name

    Rapper and film star Mos Def announced he will change his name at the end of the year to Yasiin, the name of the 36th surah, or chapter, of the Quran. According to Entertainment Weekly,...

    Jermaine Jackson Reveals Escape Plan for Michael

    LONDON (AP) — Jermaine Jackson says his family had secretly arranged to fly Michael to Bahrain if the pop icon was found guilty of child molestation. Jermaine was quoted as telling The Times magazine out...

    Sanaa Lathan, the “Contagion” Interview

    Sanaa Lathan earned a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway performance as Beneatha Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun,” a role she later recreated in the highly rated and critically acclaimed ABC production,...

    11th Circuit Rejects Actor Wesley Snipes’ Appeal

    ATLANTA (AP) — The federal appeals court in Atlanta on Tuesday turned away the latest attempt by actor Wesley Snipes to get his conviction and prison sentence on tax charges overturned. The 11th U.S. Circuit...

    Harlem Bids Farewell to Nick Ashford

    Source: Amsterdam News Valerie Simpson swayed back and forth in her seat and smiled during the memorial for her husband and singing partner, Nickolas Ashford. Wearing a gray dress specially made for her for the...

    Attorneys for Jackson Doctor File Emergency Appeal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an 11th hour appeal, lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor sought to overturn a judge's refusal to sequester jurors, arguing they would be "poisoned" by publicity unless they were kept...

    Judge: Prince Should Pay $4M in NY Perfume Lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court says Prince should pay almost $4 million to a perfume company that claimed he hobbled its efforts to market a perfume named for one of his...

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