August 17, 2015

Like N.W.A, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ likely to inspire imitations after massive opening

By Jake Coyle And Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Underestimate the crossover appeal of N.W.A at your peril. More than 25 years after […]
August 17, 2015

Book says Kanye West’s influence stretches beyond gossip headlines

By Brooke Lefferts THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “Kanye West: God & Monster” (The Overlook Press), by Mark Beaumont Anyone who’s glanced at a tabloid recently knows Kanye […]
August 17, 2015

Tracy Morgan, Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer tapped to guest host ‘SNL,’ starting its 41st season

NEW YORK _ Tracy Morgan is coming home to “Saturday Night Live” as guest host on Oct. 17. His appearance also promises to be a coming-out […]
August 17, 2015

Stevie Wonder to perform small, free pop up concert in DC to promote tour

WASHINGTON _ Stevie Wonder is performing a free pop-up concert in Washington, D.C. The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development says Wonder performed a […]
August 17, 2015

‘Furious 7,’ One Direction, ‘Empire’ win at 17th Teen Choice Awards

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ The 17th Teen Choice Awards threw its full support behind the hit series “Empire,” honoured late “Furious 7” star Paul […]
August 17, 2015


TORONTO (AP) _ Canadian rapper Drake says he is choosing to follow his heart and not his lawyers’ advice in speaking out about a deadly shooting […]
August 16, 2015

‘Straight Outta Compton’ goes straight to the top of the box office; ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ struggles

By Lindsey Bahr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” struggled to […]
August 15, 2015

Terrence Howard tearfully describes ex wife’s threats, says they forced him to settle divorce

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Terrence Howard tearfully told a judge Friday that his ex-wife repeatedly threatened to leak damaging information about […]
August 14, 2015

Jay Leno says accusers of Bill Cosby face sexist double standard, Cosby comeback ‘unlikely’

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Jay Leno says an unfair double standard is being applied to the dozens of women accusing […]
August 14, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ M-C Ren says there’s a little bit of artistic license with the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” He says the part of the […]
August 14, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) _ Dr. Dre and Ice Cube admit their past with women is nothing to be proud of, but they’re different people now. Dr. […]
August 14, 2015

How ‘Straight Outta Compton’ intertwines with ex rap mogul Suge Knight’s court cases

By Anthony McCartney THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Marion “Suge” Knight isn’t a major character in the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” but his presence […]