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Cuba Gooding Jr. settled accusations this week that he raped a woman in a New York City hotel a decade ago, according to court records. The actor had insisted through lawyers that his encounter with the woman was consensual after the two met at a nearby restaurant. Read moreCuba Gooding Jr. settles civil sex abuse case
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It’s not Rob Marshall’s fault that Disney’s latest live-action retread doesn’t really sing. “The Little Mermaid,” a somewhat drab undertaking with sparks of bioluminescence, suffers from the same fundamental issues that plagued “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Halle Bai… Read moreReview: Disenchantment under the sea in live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’
Music superstars Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish and H.E.R. will team with advocacy nonprofit Global Citizen for a free concert in front of the Eiffel Tower, designed to convince world leaders to take further action against climate change. Read more‘Power Our Planet’ to headline Kravitz and H.E.R.
Most filmmakers in the Cannes Film Festival’s top-rung competition lineup are well-known directors who have been around for decades. One dramatic exception this year is Ramata-Toulaye Sy, a French Senegalese filmmaker whose first film, “Banel & Adama,” landed among the 21 films competing… Read moreFirst-time filmmaker shines in Cannes competition
A street in Nashville, Tenn., has been named after Grand Ole Opry pioneer DeFord Bailey, the “Harmonica Wizard” whose popularity and contributions to country music and blues are still being recognized decades later. Read moreNashville to name street after Opry founder DeFord Bailey
Henry Fambrough had a musical homecoming of sorts last week at “Hitsville U.S.A.” Read moreSpinners donate performance outfits to Motown Museum
Tens of thousands of fans descended upon the Swedish capital of Stockholm May 10 to celebrate the opening show of Beyoncé’s new world tour, which will make numerous European stops before heading to North America July 7. Read moreBeyoncé dazzles as Renaissance tour begins
Grammy-winning artist Beyoncé is challenging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over a $2.7 million tax bill and penalties for the years 2018 and 2019. The "Energy" singer has filed a petition with the United States Tax Court disputing the IRS's Notice of Deficiency, served on January 18, 20… Read moreBeyoncé battles IRS over $2.7M tax bill and penalties
After Ben Affleck and Matt Damon test screened their Nike drama “Air,” the film executives at Amazon Studios threw them a curveball. Read moreMovie theaters and streaming services unite
Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian and conscience of the world, died Tuesday at 96 in New York of congestive heart failure. Read moreActivist and artist Harry Belafonte dies at 96
Just days before CNN announced it was parting ways with longtime anchor Don Lemon, it announced a new prime-time weekly show with two names viewers likely already know. Read moreDon Lemon firing shocks ahead of new CNN show
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The king of rock ’n’ roll didn’t die at Graceland in 1977. He died just three years ago in Tullahoma, Tenn., and he never really got the crown he deserved. Read moreLittle Richard biopic celebrates a rock pioneer
Singer and guitarist Otis Redding III, the son and namesake of the legendary 1960s soul singer, has died from cancer at age 59. Read moreSinger-guitarist Otis Redding III dead at 59
“The Neighborhood” might be a hit sitcom now, but it needed some careful planning before laying down a solid foundation. Read moreCedric enjoying life in his ‘Neighborhood’
The Sacramento Kings are investigating allegations from a Bay Area hip-hop star that “racial bias” led to him being kicked out of his seat during a playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. Read moreBias investigated after rapper's ejection from NBA game
Mo’Nique sued Paramount and CBS last week, seeking what the Oscar-winning actor and comedian says are unpaid royalties from her sitcom “The Parkers.” Read moreMo'Nique sues CBS and Paramount over royalties
Tony- and Grammy-winning actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr. has been tapped to address graduates at Tulane University’s Unified Commencement next month, officials announced last week. Read moreLeslie Odom Jr. to address Tulane grads in May
Pulpits across America are filled with pastors preaching the longtime adage that “God may not be there when you want Him, but He’s always on time.” If they’re in need of a witness, Teyana Taylor would surely testify. Read more‘A Thousand and One’ is Taylor’s answered prayer
National Minority Health Month is celebrated during the month of April and Black America, health disparities and COVID-19 are at the forefront of pandemic news. An April 7, 2020 headline in the Washington Post read, “The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly h…
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