October 13, 2015

Black men gathering on National Mall to celebrate Million Man March’s 20th anniversary

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Thousands of African-Americans crowded on the National Mall Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million […]
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

Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Birdman, Damon Dash to star in BET hip hop reality show

NEW YORK (AP)_ Rappers Snoop Dogg and Birdman, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri, and entrepreneur Damon Dash are among the stars of a still-untitled BET reality series, […]
October 13, 2015

The Booker fiction prize could get a US accent as Hanya Yanagihara named bookies’ favourite

By Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ Stories of global migration, the digital age and the bonds of friendship are competing for the Booker Prize […]
October 6, 2015

‘Clap along’: Pharrell Williams to be opening performer at MTV European Music Awards in Milan

MILAN _ Pharrell Williams will be the opening performer at the 2015 MTV European Music Award ceremony this month in Italy’s fashion capital of Milan. The […]
October 5, 2015

Tracy Morgan among comedians set to honour Eddie Murphy with humour prize

WASHINGTON _ Tracy Morgan will help salute Eddie Murphy as he receives the nation’s top prize for humour at the Kennedy Center in Washington later this […]
October 5, 2015


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ While Fetty Wap is recovering from a motorcycle accident, he can take comfort in knowing he’s got a number-one album. His self-titled […]
October 2, 2015

Music Review: Janet Jackson is grand on comeback album, sings about Michael Jackson on 1 song

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Janet Jackson, “Unbreakable” (BMG/Rhythm Nation Records) “It was in summer that you left me, the fall and winter never felt […]
October 2, 2015

Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again; actor raps on remix of Bomba Estereo’s ‘Fiesta

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again. The Grammy-winning rapper and Oscar-nominated actor appears on a […]
October 1, 2015

Fresh from the Catch A Fire Tour Morgan Heritage Keeps on Jammin with Shaggy

Summer 2015 witnessed an historical moment, as the Catch A Fire tour saw three of Reggae’s legendary families share a nightly stage. Morgan Heritage, Damian Marley, […]
October 1, 2015

Will Smith’s hot button NFL drama ‘Concussion’ to premiere as AFI Fest centerpiece

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Will Smith NFL drama “Concussion” will premiere as the centerpiece to the AFI Fest. The Los Angeles film festival announced Wednesday […]
September 30, 2015

LL Cool J’s 26 year old son arrested on trespass charge following dispute at NYC restaurant

NEW YORK (AP)_ Police say the 26-year-old son of actor and rapper LL Cool J has been arrested on a trespassing charge following a dispute at […]