Obamas Unveil Slate of Series, Documentaries for Netflix

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady...

John Singleton, Maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ Dies at 51

By JAKE COYLE and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following...

Jay-Z to Perform at Newly Renovated Webster Hall in NYC

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week. Tickets for the April 26 show go on...

New Prince Album Featuring Unreleased Demos out in June

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June. The 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U,"...

John Singleton’s Daughter Disputes That He’s In A Coma

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daughter of "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton disputed his mother's account that he's in a coma in a court filing Friday, saying...

Cosby Renews Attacks On Trial Judge As He Seeks Bail

By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby is renewing attacks on a Pennsylvania trial judge as he seeks bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. Lawyers for the 81-year-old Cosby filed...

Street Art of Nipsey Hussle in LA Breathes Life into Legacy

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped...

Review: New Doc Shows How Beyoncé Changed Coachella, Forever

By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to know it — typically, in a surprise post on her...

Prosecutor Asks for Review of How Smollett Case was Handled

By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state's attorney said Friday that she has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's criminal case. Chicago...

Jemele Hill Still Speaking her Mind, This Time on Podcast

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald...

Nipsey Hussle’s Family Gathers for Private Funeral in LA

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored...

From Snoop Dogg to President Obama: Tributes to Community Activist Nipsey Hussle

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing. He was 33. Though...
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