November 4, 2015

Puff Daddy celebrates birthday by releasing free music; calls project ‘sonic motion picture’

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ It may be Puff Daddy‘s birthday, but the music mogul is giving out the gifts: The rapper […]
November 3, 2015

Doctor featured in movie ‘Concussion” advising company looking for marijuana based treatment

By Eddie Pells THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The doctor portrayed in the upcoming football movie “Concussion” is on the board of a company looking for a marijuana-based […]
November 3, 2015

Mariah Carey, Questlove, ‘Sesame Street,’ Pat Benatar set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mariah Carey, Questlove from the Roots, the cast of “Sesame Street,” Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be among the stars celebrating at […]
November 3, 2015

Will Smith quells ‘Concussion’ controversy, teases new music at the Hollywood Film Awards

By Nicole Evatt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Will Smith isn’t expecting any pushback from the NFL over his upcoming football drama, “Concussion.” “I […]
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 […]