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    BET Networks Name Stephen Hill as New President of Programming

    *BET Neteworks has found its new President of Programming. And his name is Stephen Hill. The channel announced the appointment earlier this week as Hill fills the position in place of his predecessor Loretha Jones. According to Indiewire.com, Jones exited the President of Original Programming position in September, after six years in service. She is noted […]

    Amber Rose Twerks From Blac Chyna to Chris Brown (Watch)

    *Amber Rose was spotted twerking yet again, this time against Chris Brown. The singer, 25, and the 31-year-old model were at the Supper Club in Los Angeles on Thursday, when Juvenile’s 1998 song “Back That A** Up” came on… Watch below: Earlier this week, Rose shared two videos on Instagram this week of herself twerking […]

    Ex-Aide Sues Mariah Carey for Back Overtime

    *A former worker for Mariah Carey is suing the singer over claims she had to work seven days a week without meal breaks or fair pay. Ylser Oliver, 49, says she pulled 16-hour days for the artist starting in March 2007 — on tasks ranging from tidying up her Tribeca living room to packing her […]

    Audra McDonald’s ‘Lady Day’ Show Goes from Broadway to HBO

    *Six-time Tony-award winning singer and actress Audra McDonald will reprise her role as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the hit Broadway show “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” in a special for HBO, the cable network announced Wednesday. McDonald will begin filming the play before a live audience in New Orleans this month. […]

    Shaq Rejected by Nicki Minaj in ‘TNT Rap Cypher’ (Watch)

    *Nicki Minaj traveled to TNT’s “Inside the NBA” Thursday night to promote her album “The Pinkprint,” and found herself in a rap battle with co-hosts Kenny Smith, Grant Hill, Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson – who actually dropped the mic after his “flow.” Also of note during the cypher: Grant Hill needed notecards.. Shaq wore a diamond […]

    Black Stuntmen’s Association Frustrated with Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret of ‘Painting Down’

    *Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association (BSA) are angry and appalled that Hollywood’s Warner Bros. is still practicing “painting down.”  Despite the decades-long, rocky history between Warner Bros. and the Black Stuntmen’s Association, this did not deter the studio recently from casting a white stuntwoman to play the double for a black guest actress on its […]

    Jay Z, Beyonce Outbid for Beverly Hills’ Most Expensive Home

    *Swedish video game developer Markus Persson put up more money than Jay Z and Beyonce to nab a fully furnished 23,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills, reports TMZ. Persson, the creator of video game phenomenon Minecraft, reportedly purchased the property for $70 million…and that was after getting the owner to knock $15 million off the home’s […]