September 18, 2014

WEST POINT CADET TAKES PATTI LABELLE TO COURT

HOUSTON (AP) _ The trial has begun as a former West Point cadet sues Patti LaBelle for allegedly telling her bodyguard to beat him up at […]
September 18, 2014

12 years after ‘Training Day,’ Washington and Fuqua ride again in ‘The Equalizer’

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TORONTO _ It’s been a dozen years since Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua rode the corrupt Det. Alonzo Harris […]
September 18, 2014

Guild study: Women, minority directors largely shut out of TV series work in unchanged pattern

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Women and minorities are largely shut out of the ranks of TV series directors in a stubbornly […]
September 18, 2014

Dwyane Wade says Stern helped usher in his fashion style; says being flamboyant in dress is OK

By Rob Merrill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA _ well, at least […]
September 17, 2014

Robin Thicke lawyer: Singer’s ‘vulnerability’ exploited in claim he didn’t pen ‘Blurred Lines’

LOS ANGELES _ Robin Thicke’s attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer’s “moment of personal vulnerability” in an attempt to prove that the […]
September 17, 2014

Death certificate shows rapper Tim Dog was dead when a warrant was issued for his arrest

By Kate Brumback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Rapper Tim Dog, who was accused of swindling women out of thousands of dollars, was dead when a […]
September 16, 2014

Chris Brown overcomes delays to deliver emotionally complex, revealing ‘X’

Chris Brown‘s sixth studio album, “X,” is cohesive, entertaining and not at all what one might expect of a project plagued by delays following the release […]
September 16, 2014

CBS permanently pulls Rihanna song out of NFL telecast

NEW YORK _ CBS and Rihanna are splitting up after more fallout from the Ray Rice incident. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a […]
September 16, 2014

Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD, featuring her greatest performances, to be released Nov. 11

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston’s first public performance _ and her last one in 2012 _ will […]
September 16, 2014

Rapper actor Common’s father, Lonnie ‘Pops’ Lynn, known for spoken word poems, dies at 71

By Ryan Pearson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Lonnie Lynn, who was known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common’s […]
September 15, 2014

Thriller “No Good Deed” kicks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ off the top spot at box office

LOS ANGELES _ An evil Idris Elba and terrified Taraji P. Henson overcame a group of first-rate intergalactic misfits at theatres over the weekend. The Sony […]
September 15, 2014

Police detain ‘Django Unchained’ actress in LA

LOS ANGELES _ Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in “Django Unchained,” is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad […]
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