December 24, 2014

STEVIE J ORDERED TO REHAB

NEW YORK (AP) _ Rehab or work? Apparently if one cast member of V-H-1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” had his way, he’d rather work and […]
December 23, 2014

South Africa’s high crime rate inspires author to write edgy crime fiction

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa _ Novelist Angela Makholwa’s fascination with South Africa’s violent crime has made her one of the country’s […]
December 23, 2014

Cosby not finding support in black community amid accusations of drugging, assaulting women

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Bill Cosby hasn’t been “America’s dad” for years. For some blacks, he is the cranky uncle complaining […]
December 22, 2014

USHER ASKS FOR RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST WOMAN

ATLANTA (AP) — Usher is seeking a restraining order against a woman he says is stalking him and attempting to extort money. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports […]
December 22, 2014

ASHANTI STALKER TRIAL ENDS IN MISTRIAL

NEW YORK (AP) — Ashanti is appalled that she might have to face her accused stalker in court again, but she’ll do it to see the […]
December 21, 2014

”SNOOP AND SON“ FOLLOWS SNOOP DOGG’S FOOTBALL STAR SON

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) _ E-S-P-N will run a five-part documentary on a 17-year-old football star who happens to be Snoop Dogg’s son. “Snoop and Son: A […]
December 20, 2014

‘In The Lonely Hour,’ ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ top AP’s 2014’s best albums list

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Up for a good long listen? Check out the Associated Press’ top albums of 2014 list: 1. […]
December 20, 2014

Cosby extends patented pregnant pause for PR tactic as he maintains silence in face of scandal

By Brian Melley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent _ and that may be his best strategy. With […]
December 18, 2014

Drake says “Drake Night” not about him, but about Toronto Raptors as a team

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS T ORONTO _ Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey said he often gets asked about Drake. “I get texts: ‘Do you […]
December 18, 2014

TIMBALAND RELEASES FIRST SONG FROM “EMPIRE”

NEW YORK (AP) _ Fox’s new show about a hip-hop mogul whose family is battling to take over his empire will release the music that serves […]
December 18, 2014

J. COLE HITS NUMBER ONE

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ J. Cole has picked up his third number-one record. Billboard reports “2014 Forest Hills Drive” debuts at number one, moving 375-thousand units. […]
December 18, 2014

Up and coming Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda to be arraigned on gun and narcotics charges

NEW YORK _ An up-and-coming rapper who performs under the name of Bobby Shmurda will face gun and drug trafficking charges when an arraignment is unsealed […]
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