December 8, 2014

Jamie Foxx says ‘uncomfortable conversations’ needed following killings by police and protests

By Lauri Neff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Jamie Foxx is calling for a tough dialogue in the wake of killings by police and recent […]
December 8, 2014

Pharrell’s ‘Happy, ‘Frozen’ soundtrack top iTunes end of year list; ‘Frozen’ is top movie

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The soundtrack for “Frozen” and Pharrell’s viral “Happy” are the year’s top-selling album and song on iTunes. […]
December 6, 2014

Los Angeles police investigate sex abuse claim against Bill Cosby after accuser steps forward

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Los Angeles police opened an investigation into a woman’s claims that Bill Cosby molested her when she […]
December 6, 2014

Drake lands trio of Grammy nominations

TORONTO _ The Grammy Awards once again toasted a few favourite Canadian artists on Friday.Toronto rap superstar Drake led the Canadian contingent with three nominations _ […]
December 6, 2014

Police: Rapper Beanie Sigel awake and out of surgery after being shot at a home in N.J.

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. _ Rapper Beanie Sigel was shot in the abdomen outside a home in New Jersey on Friday, police said. Authorities and Sigel’s lawyer initially […]
December 6, 2014

Obama set for ‘The Colbert Report’ visit

NEW YORK _ Comedy Central says President Obama will be on hand next week as Stephen Colbert begins his final two weeks as the fake cable […]
December 5, 2014

Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell lead with 6 Grammy nods each; all competing for album of the year

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The year’s brightest newcomer, Sam Smith; the most nominated female in Grammy history, Beyonce; and mega-producer Pharrell […]
December 5, 2014

Joe Jonas, Kim Kardashian, Usher among celebrities hitting up Art Basel Miami Beach parties

By Kelli Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI BEACH, Fla. _ Joe Jonas, Kim Kardashian, Usher and a bevy of supermodels are making the party rounds in […]
December 5, 2014

Dancing behind bars: Rikers hosts a special show

NEW YORK _ Inmates at Rikers Island jail this week could have been forgiven for wondering if they were suddenly in an episode of “Orange Is […]
December 5, 2014

Police: Rapper Beanie Sigel shot in home, being treated for ‘life threatening injury’

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. _ Rapper Beanie Sigel was shot in the stomach inside a home in New Jersey on Friday and was being treated for a life-threatening […]
December 4, 2014

Pharrell Williams aims for equality with latest fashion collaboration

By Nicole Evatt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Pharrell Williams says he’s not nervous about Friday’s Grammy nominations, but he’s definitely excited to see how […]
December 4, 2014

Chris Rock ‘stated the facts’ in THR essay; Rock, Ice T comment on NYPD grand jury decision

By John Carucci THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ At the premiere of his new film, “Top Five,” Chris Rock addressed the controversy surrounding his recent […]
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