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. […]
October 19, 2015

RIHANNA – MICK JAGGER – CUBA

HAVANA (AP) _ Here, they are considered among the top musicians. But in Cuba, they are considered party people. The big-name acts are among those who […]
October 19, 2015

Eddie Murphy receives Mark Twain Prize, nation’s top humour award, at Kennedy Center

By Stacy A. Anderson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall […]
October 19, 2015

Dispute over Jay Z hit song ‘Big Pimpin” continues to create headaches for rapper, producer

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ There’s no dispute that Jay Z‘s 1999 hit “Big Pimpin”’ includes elements of a 1950s Egyptian love […]
October 15, 2015

A CHAMPION OF A HIT FROM KING MAS

Singer King Mas is ready to strike gold with his latest single Walk Like a Champion. The song samples the Buju Banton recording of the same […]
October 15, 2015

James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson make the ‘The Gin Game’ an honour to watch

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ One thing you should probably not bet against at “The Gin Game” on Broadway is the little […]
October 15, 2015

MUSICIANS – WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON (AP) _ U-S President Barack Obama says one of the things that makes America great is that “we turn life into lyrics.” The president says […]
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