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 […]
September 30, 2015

Beyonce, Prince, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj to perform at Tidal charity concert in Brooklyn on Oct. 20

NEW YORK (AP)_ Streaming service Tidal is putting together an all-star concert starring Beyonce, Prince and Jay Z on Oct. 20. The music and video streaming […]
September 30, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) _ “Empire” is back _ and so are viewers. The latest Nielsen ratings say the season premiere last week drew 16.2 million viewers. […]
September 30, 2015


LAS VEGAS (AP) _ They used to run the streets of Las Vegas together. Now you walk, drive or run along a set of streets named […]
September 29, 2015

‘Happy’ news: Pharrell & his book publisher to donate up to 50,000 books to children in need

NEW YORK(AP) _ Pharrell Williams and his book publisher have launched a “Happy” campaign for young readers. Along with Penguin Young Readers, the singer has partnered […]
September 29, 2015


UNDATED (AP) _ Fetty Wap says he broke his leg in three places but he’ll be all right. Wap posted a video on Instagram thanking fans […]
September 29, 2015

Harmony between music stars, TV: Minaj gets ABC Family sitcom, 50 Cent inks new Starz deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Television loves music stars, as two deals with Nicki Minaj and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson demonstrate. ABC Family said Tuesday that Minaj will […]
September 28, 2015

Trevor Noah begins his tenure on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ on Monday

By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ No pressure: Little-known South African comic Trevor Noah takes over for Jon Stewart as host of Comedy […]