August 13, 2015

From outlaws to icons: N.W.A. goes mainstream with big screen biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ When N.W.A. released its 1988 debut album, “Straight Outta Compton,” it was vilified by mainstream media. They […]
August 13, 2015

Senator seeks to overhaul emergency response following federal review of Tracy Morgan crash

By Michael Catalini THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. _ Federal safety officials who reviewed a highway crash that badly injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a […]
August 13, 2015

Terrence Howard due to return to Los Angeles court to try to overturn divorce settlement

LOS ANGELES _ “Empire” star Terrence Howard is scheduled to return to a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday for the continuation of a hearing to try to […]
August 13, 2015

From Drake to Kelly Clarkson, acts find unique ways to sell music, reach fans on Twitter

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ From Kanye West to Taylor Swift to Rihanna, more and more musicians are debuting audio, photo and […]
August 11, 2015

“STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON” TELLS THE STORY OF N.W.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actor who plays Ice Cube in the movie “Straight Outta Compton” looks just like him. He should: O’Shea Jackson Junior is […]
August 11, 2015

TIFF adds documentaries about Aretha Franklin, Arcade Fire, Yo Yo Ma

TORONTO (AP)_ Documentaries about Aretha Franklin and Arcade Fire and a tense drama with James Franco and Rachel McAdams have been added to the lineup at […]
August 11, 2015

NEW EDITION PLAN MINI-SERIES FOR BET

LOS ANGELES (AP) — B-E-T plans to produce a three-night miniseries about New Edition, but there is a prominent omission in the announcement about the project. […]
August 10, 2015

Emerging actors bring Eazy E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube to life as NWA in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ To turn three unknown actors into Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, they’d have to become friends […]
August 10, 2015

Music Review: Dr. Dre returns after 16 years with classic sounding ‘Compton’ album

By Melanie J. Sims THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dr. Dre, Compton (Aftermath/Interscope) Dr. Dre’s new album “Compton” doesn’t just unfold, it charges forward _ a barrelling mass […]
August 7, 2015

Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., becomes the star rapper in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ O’Shea Jackson, Jr. was determined to play his father, Ice Cube, in “Straight Outta Compton.” Not only […]
August 7, 2015

TV stars from ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Glee’ join NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’ this winter

NEW YORK (AP)_ Uzo Aduba from “Orange Is the New Black” and Amber Riley from “Glee” have joined the cast of NBC’s Dec. 3 live production […]
August 7, 2015

Lee Daniels says ‘without question’ there will be a spin off of his hit Fox show ‘Empire’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP)_ A roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details […]
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