November 5, 2015

Supreme Court turns away appeal over use of reggae star Bob Marley’s image on shirts

WASHINGTON (AP)_ The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from clothing companies that claim they have legal rights to sell shirts with the image of reggae […]
November 4, 2015

How’s Wendy Williams doing? Things aren’t bad for the daytime TV host

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Any fan of talk-show host Wendy Williams knows her signature question: “How you doin’?” in a thick […]
November 4, 2015

Puff Daddy celebrates birthday by releasing free music; calls project ‘sonic motion picture’

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ It may be Puff Daddy‘s birthday, but the music mogul is giving out the gifts: The rapper […]
November 3, 2015

Mariah Carey, Questlove, ‘Sesame Street,’ Pat Benatar set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mariah Carey, Questlove from the Roots, the cast of “Sesame Street,” Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be among the stars celebrating at […]
November 3, 2015

Will Smith quells ‘Concussion’ controversy, teases new music at the Hollywood Film Awards

By Nicole Evatt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Will Smith isn’t expecting any pushback from the NFL over his upcoming football drama, “Concussion.” “I […]
November 3, 2015

Former N.W.A. manager files defamation lawsuit over ‘Straight Outta Compton’ film

LOS ANGELES(AP) _ Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller filed a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit Friday over the hit film “Straight Outta Compton,” claiming it portrayed him […]
October 30, 2015

Mr. Vegas Drops Second Single From Lovers Rock & Soul, Album Releases Today

Dancehall star, Mr. Vegas is without a doubt one of Jamaica’s most versatile recording artistes. Throughout his career Vegas has made his mark on the international […]
October 30, 2015

Q&A: For Akon, his app based albums make way more financial sense than a Spotify release

By Ryan Nakashima THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ On the cusp of his first album release since 2008, Akon wants to steer his considerable fan […]
October 30, 2015

Pharrell Williams to perform with gospel choir at South Carolina church where 9 were killed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)_ Pop superstar Pharrell Williams is scheduled to perform with a gospel choir Sunday at the South Carolina church where nine black parishioners were […]
October 29, 2015

Former music video vixen Karrine Steffans takes on domestic abuse in latest ‘Confessions’ book

By Chevel Johnson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS _ For years, Karrine Steffans was one of the most sought after video vixens in the hip hop […]
October 29, 2015

Fank Wood to join Forest Whitaker this winter in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Hughie’

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Frank Wood will join Forest Whitaker this winter on Broadway in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie.” […]
October 28, 2015

Singer songwriter Lizz Wright makes a fresh start on new CD that reflects her Southern roots

By Charles J. Gans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ A five-year recording hiatus didn’t stop Lizz Wright from reclaiming a spot at the top of […]