ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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....

“KillaWatt Shine” Goddess Rihanna Makes Fenty Beauty Her Business

BadGal Robin “Rihanna” Fenty made big moves this September, launching Fenty Beauty at the Sephora in Times Square during New York Fashion Week.   A native of Barbados, the Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and actress...

New York City Police Probe Threats Sent to CNN’s Don Lemon

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating alleged threats sent to CNN host Don Lemon. Police on Thursday said Lemon, who is Black, had reported receiving "numerous threatening and anti-Black messages...