November 3, 2015

Former N.W.A. manager files defamation lawsuit over ‘Straight Outta Compton’ film

LOS ANGELES(AP) _ Former N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller filed a multimillion dollar defamation lawsuit Friday over the hit film “Straight Outta Compton,” claiming it portrayed him […]
October 30, 2015

Q&A: For Akon, his app based albums make way more financial sense than a Spotify release

By Ryan Nakashima THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ On the cusp of his first album release since 2008, Akon wants to steer his considerable fan […]
October 30, 2015

Lady Gaga gets jazzy, donates $200,000 toward AIDS research at amfAR tribute to Ryan Murphy

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Lady Gaga is continuing her jazzy period. The entertainer performed an hour-long jazz set Thursday at the […]
October 30, 2015

Pharrell Williams to perform with gospel choir at South Carolina church where 9 were killed

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)_ Pop superstar Pharrell Williams is scheduled to perform with a gospel choir Sunday at the South Carolina church where nine black parishioners were […]
October 29, 2015

Former music video vixen Karrine Steffans takes on domestic abuse in latest ‘Confessions’ book

By Chevel Johnson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS _ For years, Karrine Steffans was one of the most sought after video vixens in the hip hop […]
October 29, 2015

Fank Wood to join Forest Whitaker this winter in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Hughie’

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Frank Wood will join Forest Whitaker this winter on Broadway in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie.” […]
October 29, 2015

Russell Simmons’ RushCard creates ‘multi million’ dollar fund to help customers

By Ken Sweet THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ RushCard, the pre-paid debit card backed by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, will create a “multi-million dollar” fund […]
October 28, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ He was there to enter a plea in a robbery case against him. But Suge (SHUG) Knight also got a scolding from […]
October 28, 2015

Aretha Franklin is sued by condo managers over unpaid fees; she says she’s been ‘overcharged’

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.(AP) _ Aretha Franklin is being sued over unpaid homeowner fees at a condominium in suburban Detroit. Hills of Lone Pine Association says it’s […]
October 28, 2015

Singer songwriter Lizz Wright makes a fresh start on new CD that reflects her Southern roots

By Charles J. Gans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ A five-year recording hiatus didn’t stop Lizz Wright from reclaiming a spot at the top of […]
October 28, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) _ Stevie Wonder, Usher, Lenny Kravitz and Demi Lovato are brushing up on their Lionel Richie lyrics. They will be part of the […]
October 27, 2015

Lawyer says Cosby accuser met with police as case reopened, sues ex prosecutor over remarks

By Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ Police reviewing a 2005 sexual-abuse complaint against Bill Cosby have re-interviewed his accuser, but an election next week […]