Oprah heads to the south of France for an intimate conversation with rock ‘n’ roll legend Tina Turner. In the only television interview following the iconic singer’s recent wedding, Tina talks love, retirement and her private life in Switzerland. Oprah’s Next Chapter, featuring Tina Turner, airs this coming Sunday, August 25th at 9 [...]
Toni Braxton’s hiatus from music is officially over! The Grammy-winning singer, who had previously said she was retiring from the industry, returns with Hurt You, a collaboration with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The tender love ballad marks the first single off their joint album Love, Marriage & Divorce, due December 3rd on Motown Records. The R&B [...]
R&B singer Monica announced that she and her husband, Shannon Brown, are expecting a baby girl in September. Monica broke the news via the invitations to her upcoming baby shower. She announced that she was five months pregnant via Instagram back in May. The happy couple have already chosen the baby’s name:
Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot in his North Hollywood apartment Monday, he was 29. He was found unresponsive with a bullet wound to the head by Los Angeles cops about 9 a.m. Cops were called to do a check after Lee missed a call time on [...]
Gospel artist Donnie McClurkin claims he was uninvited to a concert in Washington, D.C. celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington due to his stance on homosexuality.
Chris Brown suffered a seizure early Friday following a whirlwind week for the Grammy-winning singer that brought on “intense fatigue” and “extreme emotional stress,” his rep said. While in the studio working early Friday morning, Chris suffered a non-epileptic seizure (NES). The L.A. city Fire Department reportedly rushed to the Hollywood recording studio the Record [...]
Coverage of Lindsay Lohan’s ongoing legal troubles and recent (court-ordered) trip to rehab have become sport for entertainment news outlets. However, one headline we didn’t expect to see: news that the troubled actress got into a tiff with renowned soul-funk singer Chaka Khan in rehab. What? Chaka Khan in rehab? It seems Chaka kept her [...]
President Obama announced last week that Oprah Winfrey would be among those awarded the Medal of Freedom for sharing their “extraordinary talent” with the world. Oprah will join other prominent people to be honored later this year, including Bill Clinton, Bayard Rustin, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Steinem, and others. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the [...]
Lenny Kravitz and Gladys Knight has recorded a song together for Lee Daniels, The Butler movie soundtrack. The two recorded the song You And I Ain’t Nothin No More written by Lenny Kravitz, at The Village Recorder studio in Santa Monica, CA. Lenny had this to say about regarding recording with Gladys Knight:
Acouple of weeks ago CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon got the attention of a lot of folks when he went all in with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly assessment on the black community. The attention he got was decidedly mixed from black folks, but basically it wasn’t received too well. Notably, hip hop mogul Russell [...]
Amedical emergency has forced D’Angelo to cancel a handful of concert dates, including an appearance at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival this past weekend. Although no details have been released on his ailment, an agent for the singer said,
Has anybody here, seen my old friend Whitney?
Can you tell me where she has gone?
She sang a lot of songs
But winter came and she was gone.
We love and miss you, Nippy!
For Vanity Fair’s September issue, contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis spent three hours with André Leon Talley, basically gaining access into his world. André tells Grigoriadis of his childhood in Durham, North Carolina, where he was raised by his grandmother in the 1950s and 1960s. Bullied in his black neighborhood, André found solace in the fashion [...]
Pastor Rodney Willis, finds himself without a job after his church found out he was attending a rap concert. Pastor Willis, 26, was the youngest pastor the Mt. Salem Baptist Church in North Carolina had ever had in its 109 years. After Pastor Willis attended a concert by Rick Ross, the church deacons decided [...]
Rapper Nas is helping a D.C. single father of seven find a new home — two weeks ago, a fire destroyed their home. When Nas heard that Stanley Young, an unemployed construction worker, had been displaced — he leap into action and start a crowdsourcing campaign to find the family a new residence. Hoping to [...]
A search is underway for a 17-year-old girl from Charlottesville, Virginia — her name is Alexis Tiara Murphy. She has been missing since the evening of August 3, 2013; she was last seen around 7:15p.m. A family member said she was headed to Lynchburg, VA (about 65 miles from Charlottesville) to get her hair styled [...]
Beyoncé has traded in her famous long locks for a pixie cut. The singer debuted a short, blond hairdo on Instagram on Wednesday, posting three photos in which she’s modeling her new look in a mirror. The cut is reminiscent of the short wig she rock for her Etta James role in Cadillac Records.
Usher has broken his silence since the hospitalization of his 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V (Cinco). He is singer’s eldest son with his ex-wife Tameka Foster. He was rushed to the hospital on Monday, after a pool accident at the singer’s home.
Ebony magazine has devoted their September 2013 issue to Trayvon Martin — rolling out four separate covers with the headline “We Are Trayvon,” featuring the slain teenager’s family, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin with their son Jahvaris Fulton, as well as director Spike Lee and his son Jackson, actor Boris Kodjoe and his son Nicolas [...]
The holiday season may be a ways off yet, but Mary J. Blige is already making a list for her fans — and it includes a Christmas album. The Queen of Hip-Hop-Soul is set to release A Merry Christmas in October, featuring her interpretations of classic holiday tunes. It will be the diva’s 11th studio [...]