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    Tommie Rae Hynie Brown Is James Brown’s Widow, SC Judge Says

    *Tommie Rae Hynie Brown is the widow of James Brown, according to a South Carolina judge. The New York Times ArtsBeat reports that the Godfather of Soul’s wife could be entitled to a share of Brown’s estate, which is valued to be as much as much as $100 million by some estimates, if Judge Doyet […]

    Jazmine Sullivan Opens Up About Her ‘Reality Show’

    *Jazmine Sullivan’s three-year hiatus from music is up, as evidenced by the success of her new album “Reality Show.” The album, which features the single “Let It Burn,” ranks high with a No. 1 debut on the R&B Albums chart and a No. 2 debut on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. “Reality Show” follows […]

    Porsha Williams Feuds with Claudia Jordan; Calls Her a Mini-Kenya Moore

    *Porsha Williams and Claudia Jordan recently started feuding on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Williams opened up about it to OK! Magazine. “Claudia’s attack was out of nowhere and I’ll always pray for my enemies and hope they find peace in their lives,” Williams explained. “She and I were not necessarily considered friends, but […]

    Stevie Wonder Exec. Prod. of Underground Railroad Musical Miniseries

    *Stevie Wonder is branching out beyond his musical confines as executive producer of a new musical miniseries based on Betty DeRamus’ 2005 book “Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder will serve as executive producer of the developing eight-hour project, tentatively titled “Freedom Run.” The miniseries will center […]

    The Super Bowl Could Be Marshawn Lynch’s Finale with Seattle Seahawks

    *Marshawn Lynch came to the Seattle Seahawks during the team’s makeover in 2010 — becoming a superstar running back. According to Seattle general manager John Schneider, ”I kind of love his act.”  But there’s a possibility there will be no more “Beast Mode,” Skittles or ducking and dodging the media if the Super Bowl game is Lynch’s […]

    ‘Black or White’ Deals with Custody Battle Over a Biracial Child

    *The issues of race and child custody collide big time in writer-director Mike Binder’s new film “Black or White.” Kevin Costner stars as widower Elliot Anderson, who lost his wife in a car accident and has raised his granddaughter Eloise since his daughter died giving birth. While still mourning his wife, the child’s black grandmother Rowena, […]

    Person Takes Responsibility for Drone at White House (Pic)

    *The person operating the drone that landed in a White House tree Monday morning called the U.S. Secret Service Monday morning to “self-report” their involvement in the incident. The individual was interviewed by Secret Service agents and has been fully cooperative, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in a statement Monday afternoon. As previously reported, […]

    A$AP Yams Laid to Rest in New York

    *Rappers A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg were among the mourners who gathered in New York City on Sunday to bid a final farewell to their crew founder A$AP Yams, a week after his sudden death. The 26-year-old A$AP Mob pioneer, real name Steven Rodriguez, was found unresponsive at his Brooklyn apartment on Jan. 18, and […]

    ‘Selma’s’ DuVernay, Oyelowo to Reteam for Hurricane Katrina Film

    *Ava DuVernay will direct her “Selma” and “Middle of Nowhere” star David Oyelowo in a third movie. The pair are teaming with Participant Media to develop a feature film chronicling a love story and murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina, reports Variety. DuVernay will write, produce, and direct, while Oyelowo is in negotiations […]