January 12, 2016

New CBS entertainment chief says ‘Rush Hour’ among shows that will boost CBS’ ethnic diversity

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PASADENA, Calif. _ CBS is committed to increasing the diversity of its prime-time series, the network’s new programming chief said, […]
January 12, 2016

Maurice Hines talks about ‘Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life,’ the show about his life

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ When Maurice Hines tells a story about Sammy, he means Sammy Davis Jr. When he mentions Ella, […]
January 12, 2016


PARIS (AP) _ The soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is threatening to take M.I.A. to court over her latest video for “Borders.” She’s wearing a P-S-G shirt […]
January 8, 2016


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Janet Jackson is still not saying why she postponed her concert tour, but she will say that it isn’t cancer. Jackson posted […]
January 8, 2016


NEW YORK (AP) _ Beyonce is returning to the Super Bowl. Pepsi confirms to The Associated Press that Beyonce will perform during the Super Bowl 50 […]
January 8, 2016

Kerry Washington says she was ‘terrified’ at responsibility of playing Anita Hill

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PASADENA, Calif. _ Kerry Washington says she was acutely aware of the challenge of playing Anita Hill in a miniseries […]
January 8, 2016

Kanye West, Beck, the Strokes and the Killers to perform at Governors Ball in NYC in June

NEW YORK (AP)_ Kanye West, Beck, the Strokes and the Killers are set to perform at the three-day 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival in June. Founders […]
January 7, 2016

Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ album being reissued with new Spike Lee documentary

LOS ANGELES _ Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” is being reissued with a new Spike Lee documentary about the hallmark 1979 album. Jackson’s estate and publisher […]
January 7, 2016


PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ Snoop Dogg, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri and Damon Dash will appear in a BET reality show about their busy, busy lives. “Music Moguls” […]
January 7, 2016


UNDATED (AP) _ The live version of the musical “Grease” will feature three people in the role of the Teen Angel: Boyz II Men. The group […]
January 7, 2016

Atlanta Hawks embrace hip hop mini concerts at home basketball games after past racial remarks

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ The Atlanta Hawks are collaborating with big-name hip-hop artists like T.I., Ludacris and Big Boi in what […]
January 6, 2016

Actress Kerry Washington named woman of the year by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP)_ Actress Kerry Washington has been named woman of the year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Hasty Pudding, the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical […]