August 27, 2015

Serena Williams shrugs off ‘elephant in the room’ over the US Open for celebrity karaoke

By Alicia Rancilio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Serena Williams is trying to ignore “the elephant in the room” ahead of the U.S. Open. “I’m […]
August 25, 2015

Justin Gatlin chases Usain Bolt at world championships while shaking off his many critics

By Eddie Pells And Pat Graham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING _ Usain Bolt returned to the track at world championships Tuesday and eased his way through […]
August 24, 2015

Judge overturns Terrence Howard’s divorce settlement after finding actor coerced by ex wife

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ A judge overturned Terrence Howard‘s divorce settlement with his second wife Monday, finding the actor was coerced […]
August 24, 2015

Former ’30 Rock’ star Tracy Morgan weds long time fiancee Megan Wollover

NEW YORK _ Tracy Morgan has married his fiancee of four years. According to the 46-year-old actor-comedian’s publicist, Lewis Key, Morgan wed Megan Wollover on Sunday […]
August 24, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ tops box office for second week with $26.8 million weekend

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   NEW YORK _ “Straight Outta Compton” easily maintained its box-office lead with an estimated $26.8 million in ticket sales […]
August 20, 2015

Aretha Franklin wants to open Detroit entertainment venue including nightclub, fine dining

DETROIT (AP)_ Aretha Franklin says she wants to open a Detroit entertainment venue that would include a nightclub and fine dining. The Queen of Soul tells […]
August 17, 2015

Like N.W.A, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ likely to inspire imitations after massive opening

By Jake Coyle And Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Underestimate the crossover appeal of N.W.A at your peril. More than 25 years after […]
August 17, 2015

Book says Kanye West’s influence stretches beyond gossip headlines

By Brooke Lefferts THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “Kanye West: God & Monster” (The Overlook Press), by Mark Beaumont Anyone who’s glanced at a tabloid recently knows Kanye […]
August 17, 2015

DRAKE – AFTER-PARTY SHOOTING

TORONTO (AP) _ Canadian rapper Drake says he is choosing to follow his heart and not his lawyers’ advice in speaking out about a deadly shooting […]
August 15, 2015

Terrence Howard tearfully describes ex wife’s threats, says they forced him to settle divorce

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Terrence Howard tearfully told a judge Friday that his ex-wife repeatedly threatened to leak damaging information about […]
August 14, 2015

How ‘Straight Outta Compton’ intertwines with ex rap mogul Suge Knight’s court cases

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Marion “Suge” Knight isn’t a major character in the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” but his presence […]
August 13, 2015

From outlaws to icons: N.W.A. goes mainstream with big screen biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ When N.W.A. released its 1988 debut album, “Straight Outta Compton,” it was vilified by mainstream media. They […]
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