ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Showtime Releases Premiere of Don Cheadle’s “House of Lies” for Free Online

    Continuing a marketing strategy it began earlier this year, Showtime is offering the premiere episode of the Don Cheadle dark comedy series “House of Lies” for free online. The series based on a book by...

    Jennifer Hudson Sings Duet With Heavier Self in New Weight Watchers Commercial

    Singer Jennifer Hudson has recorded a new duet featured in a commercial for Weight Watchers, belting out a tune alongside an image of her heavier self. Creatively using footage from a 2004 performance on...

    Rapper Young Vito Charged in Slim Dunkin Murder

    A man charged with killing an Atlanta rapper at a recording studio has turned himself in to police. WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/sRwHlA ) that Vinson Hardimon, known as rapper Young Vito, surrendered to Atlanta police Monday...

    Kevin Peck Proves He’s Able

    Ever present in the background, Kevin Peck has had the kind of success in his career that most producers can only dream of. Manager of the popular group, Dru Hill from 1992 to 1996,...

    Dutch Magazine Editor Resigns After Racist Rihanna Article

    The editor-in-chief of a Dutch fashion magazine has resigned after publishing an article about pop star Rihanna that used a racist slur. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jackie magazine's Eva Hoeke stepped down after receiving...

    John Legend Engaged to Model Chrissy Teigen

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend will no longer be a bachelor: He's engaged. The singer's publicist said Tuesday that Legend proposed to his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, recently in the Maldives. No more details are...

    LA Coroner Issues Heavy D’s Death Causes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles coroner's office says Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died of natural causes. The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, who became one of rap's top hit makers with a...

    Robert De Niro and Wife Welcome 2nd Child

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Rosenfield, the 68-year-old actor's spokesman, says De Niro and his 56-year-old wife, Grace Hightower, welcomed a healthy 7-pound, 2-ounce baby girl named Helen Grace Hightower through a surrogate mother. She...

    Russ Mitchell Leaves CBS to be Local News Chief

    Russ Mitchell, CBS News’ current weekend anchor, is departing the network to become managing editor of the main local newscasts for the NBC’s Cleveland, Ohio affiliate. Mitchell, who anchors the CBS Evening News weekend editions...

    Maya Angelou Surprised, Dismayed by N-Word Use in Duet with Rapper Common

    Maya Angelou said she is disappointed and surprised to hear the N-word surface in a recording on which she and rapper Common collaborated recently. But she still sings the rapper’s praises. The National Arts Medal...

    Diana Ross, Gil Scott-Heron to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2012 Grammys

    Legendary singer Diana Ross and soul icon Gil Scott-Heron are on the list of honorees to be feted at this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced. The singers will both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards...

    Cynthia’s Synergy!

    Born in London, to a mother from Ghana and a father from America, Cynthia Addai-Robinson was raised in the U.S. by her mom in a suburb of Washington, DC. A graduate of NYU’s prestigious...
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