October 26, 2015

Video of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke testifying in ‘Blurred Lines’ case released

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Footage of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams testifying about the creation of the song “Blurred Lines” that […]
October 25, 2015

Usher and Harry Belafonte talk activism, art during joint appearance in New York City

By Hillel Italie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ As he considered his growing commitment to activism, Usher only needed to look at the man seated […]
October 23, 2015

Fetty Wap, recovering from motorcycle accident, performs from chair at Powerhouse 2015 concert

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROOKLYN, N.Y. _ “Trap Queen” rapper Fetty Wap was a bit of a trapped king at a concert Thursday night: […]
October 22, 2015

Will Smith to perform at Latin Grammy Awards with Colombian band Bomba Estereo on Nov. 19

NEW YORK (AP)_ Will Smith is set to perform at the Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 19. Smith will join Colombian band Bomba Estereo onstage for […]
October 22, 2015

MONTEL WILLIAMS – MARIJUANA

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Montel Williams is continuing his efforts to legalize medical and recreational pot. The former talk show host has been working on the […]
October 22, 2015

WYCLEF JEAN TRIES TO INFLUENCE HAITI ELECTION WITH SONG

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian presidential election has become a battle of the pop songs, with Wyclef Jean (ZHAHN) of The Fugees weighing in. Jean […]
October 21, 2015

Judge dismisses copyright infringement case against Jay Z over 1999 rap hit ‘Big Pimpin”

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ A judge on Wednesday dismissed a copyright infringement case against rapper Jay Z over his 1999 hit […]
October 21, 2015

Helmet catch by Houston’s Hopkins gets Drake nod as sister dubs it the “Hotline Bling”

HOUSTON _ DeAndre Hopkins’ helmet catch now has a much catchier name. Houston’s star receiver trapped the ball with one hand against the side of his […]
October 21, 2015

RUSSELL SIMMONS’ RUSHCARD HAS TECHNICAL GLITCH

NEW YORK (AP) — Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons tweets he is personally calling holders of his RushCards debit cards after thousands of them were […]
October 20, 2015

DANIEL CRAIG / DAVID OYELOWO DOING OFF-BROADWAY PLAY

NEW YORK (AP) — One played Martin Luther King, the other, James Bond. Together they will be starring in a new off-Broadway play. Daniel Craig and […]
October 20, 2015

Oprah Winfrey paying about $43.2M for stake in Weight Watchers; shares soar

By Joseph Pisani THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Oprah Winfrey, who has publicly struggled with her weight for decades, is going on a diet again. […]
October 19, 2015

T.I. talks about life as an independent artist, new music and departure from Columbia Records

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ T.I. has always found a way to have success, even when it wasn’t about his own music. […]
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