5 reasons the Mariah Carey Christmas movie has to happen

All we want for Christmas is you, Mariah Carey! According to EW, New Line Cinema is planning a Mariah Carey Christmas movie. Producer Jonathan Shestack confirmed that he is working on the yet-untitled project with Carey’s good friend director Brett Ratner co-producing. “It’s a little bit about how music can take you back in time,” […]

Blues legend B.B. King hospitalized

Blues legend B.B. King was hospitalized for dehydration, though the ailment didn’t keep him out for long. King’s dehydration was caused by his Type II diabetes, but he “is much better,” his daughter, Claudette King, told the Los Angeles Times. The legendary guitarist and vocalist released a statement thanking those who have expressed their concerns. […]

Trevor Noah defends self in backlash to old tweets

Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of “The Daily Show,” rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy. “To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a […]

Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving “The Daily Show” following 16 years […]

Race struggle gets personal on new Kendrick Lamar album

Near the end of Kendrick Lamar’s intense new album, the voice of rap legend Tupac Shakur rises from his grave to warn, “In this country a black man only have like five years (to) exhibit maximum strength. “Once you turn 30, it’s like they take the heart and soul out of a man — out […]

Jamaica moving to reclaim global dominance in reggae

For decades, the sound of Jamaica has been reggae, the infectious, uniquely syncopated music that transformed the small Caribbean island into a cultural powerhouse. But the genre’s success has taken it far beyond its roots, and now many in Jamaica worry that reggae-lovers abroad are forgetting the motherland where it was born. “Reggae was given […]

Leolah Brown claims Nick Gordon is under investigation for attempted murder of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Lolah Brown isn’t holding back. Bobby Brown’s sister is claiming in a new Facebook post that Nick Gordon is under investigation for attempted murder of her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. Leolah made the allegations in an open letter to Dr. Phil on Saturday, Mar. 7, just days after Gordon had a staged intervention with the […]

Cancellations have dogged Cosby’s tour

Four shows the comedian had scheduled for February have been canceled: February 8 in Boston, February 21 in Pittsburgh and February 22 in Charlotte, North Carolina. No reasons were given for the Pittsburgh and Charlotte cancellations. Cosby said weather concerns led to the Boston cancellation, but the date has not been rescheduled. A fourth show, […]

Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’

Comedian Jon Stewart, famed for his biting television satire of politicians and the media, will leave his job as host of Comedy Central’s parody newscast “The Daily Show” later this year, he told his studio audience at the end of Tuesday night’s episode. Stewart, 52, who has starred on the show since 1999, said he […]

Concerns over Bobbi Kristina’s estate emerge as police investigate possible foul play

As family members gather around a comatose Bobbi Kristina Brown, Atlanta area police have reportedly launched a criminal investigation into how the 21-year-old wound up unresponsive in her bathtub about a week ago. What initially appeared to be an eerily tragic homage to her mother, singer Whitney Houston, who drowned in a bathtub almost three […]

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