Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to her mother

Family and friends gathered at a cemetery Monday to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to her mother, singer Whitney Houston. Police closed the road into Fairview Cemetery for the private ceremony. Outside the cemetery, well-wishers gathered to wave to the motorcade and hold up pictures. The casket […]

Bill Cosby: New York Mag cover features 35 of comedian’s accusers

New York Magazine has published an explosive cover story chronicling the stories of nearly three dozen women accusing Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault. The cover itself features 35 of the 46 women who have come forward publicly. The magazine said it spent six months interviewing each of Cosby’s accusers separately, “and yet their […]

Cuba: Mariel port, economic zone attract 1st foreign firms

At Cuba’s new mega-port project west of Havana, shipping containers are stacked five-deep the length of its 2,300-foot (700-meter) dock alongside four massive, Chinese-built offloading cranes. Neon-vested workers are busy laying roads and building a convention center, and trucks filled with dirt rumble over rutted roads and coat the vegetation with dust. Not far from […]

Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride

A young Afro-Cuban performance artist transformed a Havana cultural center into the stage of a black hairstyle competition this weekend in a rare public commentary on racial beauty standards in Cuba, where prejudice remains widespread and largely undiscussed. Politics, particularly detente with the U.S., is a common subject matter at this year’s international art fair. […]

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’

Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days have accused King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King […]

Ice Cube says son playing him in ‘Compton’ was like ‘back to the future’

When it came time to cast the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, the filmmakers didn’t have to go far to find the perfect person to play O’Shea Jackson, better known as Ice Cube. Their choice: the rapper-actor’s 24-year-old son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., who doesn’t just have the bloodline but is also a spitting image […]

JLo heading to Vegas

That’s right: #JLoVegas is trending around the world with the news that the pop star and actress will be headlining a residency in Sin City. She announced her new gig on “American Idol” on Tuesday. The news comes on the heels that “Idol,” on which Lopez is a judge, will be canceled next year. “The […]

Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night. He was 89. His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after […]

Ice-T Drafts the Game, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for First Art of Rap Festival

Ice-T has put together what he’s calling “the most prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever” with his inaugural Art of Rap Festival. Taking place over two days in two California locales, the fest will feature co-headliners the Game and Ice-T at its July 18th Irvine date and Ice-T headlining its Mountain View gig on July […]

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,” […]

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