July 29, 2015

American Anne Tyler, Jamaican Marlon James in running for $78,000 Booker Prize for fiction

LONDON (AP)_ Novels by Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) Booker Prize for fiction. The list, chosen from […]
July 29, 2015

Drake invokes Joe Carter in latest shot at Meek Mill, ‘Back to Back’

By Nick Patch THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Touch ’em all, Drake. The Toronto rapper invoked beloved ex-Blue Jays slugger Joe Carter with his latest shot […]
July 25, 2015

Quentin Miller shuts down claims that he’s ghostwriting for Drake

TORONTO(AP) _ The man widely suspected to be Drake‘s alleged ghostwriter has spoken out and debunked the claims. Quentin Miller issued a Tumblr post explaining his […]
July 25, 2015

NYC police launch investigation after parking attendant gives away Grandmaster Flash’s car

New York City-(AP) police have launched an investigation after hip-hop heavyweight Grandmaster Flash’s car was given away at a Manhattan parking garage. A New York Police […]
July 24, 2015

Chris Brown leaves Philippines after 3 day delay due to legal complaint over cancelled concert

By Teresa Cerojano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines _ Chris Brown finally left the Philippines late Friday, but not without complications. The 26-year-old R&B artist performed […]
July 24, 2015

Rapper 50 Cent, already ordered to pay $5M in sex tape lawsuit, must pay $2M more

NEW YORK (AP)_ Rapper 50 Cent must pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages to a woman featured in a sex tape posted online, a […]
July 23, 2015

Stuck in Philippines over fraud complaint, Chris Brown pleads ‘please, let us leave’

By Teresa Cerojano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines _ In a profanity-laced video, Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown vented his frustration Thursday at being stuck in […]
July 23, 2015

Rapper Silento has breakthrough thanks to dance craze, hit song ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Silento, the 17-year-old rapper who’s having a pop culture moment with the dance craze to his debut […]
July 23, 2015

Taylor Swift apologizes to Nicki Minaj about VMA nominations tweet; Minaj says ‘let’s move on’

NEW YORK (AP)_ Taylor Swift has apologized to Nicki Minaj for calling her out on Twitter regarding her MTV Video Music Awards nominations. Swift tweeted Thursday […]
July 23, 2015

Jamaican singer Omi takes success in stride as ‘Cheerleader’ cartwheels to No. 1 on pop charts

By Nicole Evatt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Jamaican singer OMI may seem like an overnight success, but his chart-topping summer hit, “Cheerleader,” has been […]
July 22, 2015

Billy Cosby cut from documentary about black stuntmen after latest deposition unsealing

NEW YORK(AP) _ Bill Cosby has been cut from a documentary about black stuntmen. Producer Nonie Robinson said Tuesday that Cosby has been removed from “Painted […]
July 22, 2015

Chris Brown’s departure from Philippines delayed over fraud allegations for cancelled concert

MANILA, Philippines (AP)_ Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown‘s departure from Manila was delayed Wednesday because of fraud allegations against him and his promoter for a cancelled […]
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