February 10, 2015

‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay says she is ‘hurt’ star David Oyelowo didn’t get an Oscar nod

BERLIN _ “Selma” director Ava DuVernay says she’s disappointed that star David Oyelowo’s performance as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wasn’t recognized with an Oscar nod. […]
February 10, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Looks like Kanye West wasn’t the only person bothered by the way things went down at the Grammys. Ledisi (LEH’-dih-cee) says she […]
February 10, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ You might have thought Kanye West was being playful when he acted like he was about to bum-rush the stage _ again […]
February 9, 2015

Comedian Kevin Hart to host roast of Canadian Justin Bieber on March 30

LOS ANGELES _ Standup star Kevin Hart will host Comedy Central’s upcoming roast of Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber. Bieber has revealed on his Twitter account […]
February 9, 2015

Ex rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight to stay behind bars until March court hearing in deadly hit and run

LOS ANGELES _ A judge says former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight should stay behind bars until his next court hearing in March related to a […]
February 9, 2015

Kanye West almost pulls a Kanye on Beck as he claims Grammy Awards’ album of the year prize

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Kanye West almost pulled another Kanye at the Grammy Awards. West briefly popped up on stage as […]
February 8, 2015

Roc Nation pre Grammy brunch brings out Beyonce, Jay, Kim and Kanye, Rihanna and more in rain

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Kanye showed off his new kicks to admirers. Rihanna braved the rain sans umbrella. Willow […]
February 8, 2015

Has the rap community stopped believing in the Grammy Awards, and what if Iggy Azalea wins?

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. _ The Grammys might be out of touch with hip hop, but is hip hop even worried […]
February 7, 2015

Pharrell, Chaka Khan, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar show support at Snoop Dogg pre Grammy concert

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Snoop Dogg dropped it like it’s hot with Pharrell, Chaka Khan and others at a pre-Grammy concert […]
February 7, 2015

Eclectic lineup including Meek Mill, Nick Jonas, Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah close Roots jam

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The Roots hadn’t had their traditional pre-Grammy, late-night jam session since 2012, so this year they […]
February 7, 2015

Civil rights film ‘Selma’ a NAACP winner in ceremony that jabbed at other awards’ black snubs

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The civil rights drama “Selma” won top honours at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that […]
February 6, 2015

Winfrey on ‘Selma’ and the Oscars: Public response means the film has ‘already won

NEW YORK _ Oprah Winfrey is more than happy with how “Selma” has been received, no matter how few Oscar nominations. During a telephone interview Friday, […]