October 20, 2015

FINDING YOUR ROOTS” SERIES TO RETURN AFTER BEN AFFLECK CONTROVERSY

NEW YORK (AP) — “Finding Your Roots” is finding a new slot in the PBS schedule. The show will be returning for its third season in […]
October 20, 2015

Oprah Winfrey paying about $43.2M for stake in Weight Watchers; shares soar

By Joseph Pisani THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Oprah Winfrey, who has publicly struggled with her weight for decades, is going on a diet again. […]
October 19, 2015

T.I. talks about life as an independent artist, new music and departure from Columbia Records

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ T.I. has always found a way to have success, even when it wasn’t about his own music. […]
October 19, 2015

RIHANNA – MICK JAGGER – CUBA

HAVANA (AP) _ Here, they are considered among the top musicians. But in Cuba, they are considered party people. The big-name acts are among those who […]
October 19, 2015

Eddie Murphy receives Mark Twain Prize, nation’s top humour award, at Kennedy Center

By Stacy A. Anderson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A star-studded lineup of comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall […]
October 19, 2015

Dispute over Jay Z hit song ‘Big Pimpin” continues to create headaches for rapper, producer

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ There’s no dispute that Jay Z‘s 1999 hit “Big Pimpin”’ includes elements of a 1950s Egyptian love […]
October 15, 2015

James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson make the ‘The Gin Game’ an honour to watch

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ One thing you should probably not bet against at “The Gin Game” on Broadway is the little […]
October 15, 2015

MUSICIANS – WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON (AP) _ U-S President Barack Obama says one of the things that makes America great is that “we turn life into lyrics.” The president says […]
October 15, 2015

Rihanna, Katy Perry, Mick Jagger party as gold rush mood grips Havana following Cuba US thaw

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ By midnight, the basement of one of Havana’s hottest clubs is packed wall-to-wall for a private concert by […]
October 15, 2015

Jay Z tells jury he believes he has license for Egyptian music used in his hit “Big Pimpin’ “

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Jay Z told a jury Wednesday that he believes he has a valid license to use Arabic […]
October 13, 2015

Idris Elba, Cary Fukunaga subscribe for Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TORONTO _ The early conversations between director Cary Fukunaga and Idris Elba about their child soldier drama “Beasts of No […]
October 13, 2015

Fashion museum opens in Atlanta with tribute to Oscar de la Renta’s work and inspiration

By Kathleen Foody THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ A new fashion museum has opened in Atlanta. The Savannah College of Art and Design has opened the […]
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