February 27, 2015

Comedian Bill Cosby wants a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by 3 accusers

By Philip Marcelo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON _ Bill Cosby‘s lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three […]
February 26, 2015

Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for disruption during Grammy Awards earlier this month

LOS ANGELES _ Kanye West is saying he’s sorry to Beck on Twitter. The incendiary 37-year-old hip-hop artist took to the social media site Thursday to […]
February 26, 2015

$150K custom dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars reported stolen; detectives investigating

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ A $150,000 gown adorned with thousands of pearls and worn by Lupita Nyong’o at the Academy Awards […]
February 24, 2015

Canadian border bars singer Chris Brown, will miss shows in Toronto, Montreal

TORONTO _ R&B singer Chris Brown says he’s been barred from entering Canada. The “Forever” singer tweeted Tuesday that the “good people of the Canadian government” […]
February 24, 2015

Will Smith learns to ‘quiet the warrior’ as he enters a new act in his career with ‘Focus’

By Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Things started to come into focus for Will Smith when “After Earth” bombed. Once the biggest movie […]
February 23, 2015

‘Glory’ wins Oscar for best original song

By Kimberly Pierceall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The Edmund Pettus Bridge stood centre stage in both the performance and acceptance speeches by John Legend […]
February 20, 2015

Kanye, Kendall and cold: Weird and wonderful Fashion Week moments

By Jocelyn Noveck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Here’s the thing about holding Fashion Week in February: No one really talks about the clothes _ […]
February 20, 2015

Wu Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah calls Toronto rapper Drake ‘brilliant’

By Nick Patch THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Drake once paid respect to the Wu-Tang Clan with his “It’s Yourz”-sampling homage “Wu-Tang Forever,” and it turns […]
February 20, 2015

Essence luncheon honours ‘Orange’ cast, Regina King, others as Winfrey, Nyong’o look on

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ The annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Award is a guarantee of big stars and […]
February 20, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suge (SHUG) Knight was supposed to be in court in Los Angeles yesterday — but ended up in a hospital, instead. The […]
February 20, 2015


MIAMI (AP) — Lil Wayne says he is “super-numb” to the situation with Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money for $51 million, alleging […]
February 19, 2015

Oscar spotlight draws attention to movie industry’s failure to reflect a diverse America

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong’o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting […]