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    Leon Spinks Was Hospitalized Over a Chicken Bone

    *Boxing legend Leon Spinks was hospitalized in Nevada, and now TMZ has learned why….a chicken bone got stuck in his intestine. Spinks has undergone two surgical procedures so far, with a third scheduled for later Friday, the website reported, adding that Spinks is conscious and currently recovering. Meanwhile, Leon’s current wife Brenda is adamant she […]

    Relativity Picks Up Octavia Spencer’s Race-Themed ‘Black and White’

    *Relativity has acquired U.S. rights to Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer’s racially-charged drama “Black and White,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and directed by Mike Binder and based on a true story, “Black and White” centers on an attorney (Costner) who becomes embroiled in a custody battle with the paternal grandmother (Spencer) of his […]

    Queen Latifah to Host the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards

    *Queen Latifah will host the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, it was announced Friday morning. The talk show host will emcee the Nov. 14 event at the Hollywood Palladium, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The two-hour event will be broadcast for the first time on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (Pacific zones will be tape-delayed). […]

    Aretha Franklin’s Awkward Satellite Interviews (Watch)

    *This morning, Aretha Franklin sat for a series of satellite interviews to promote her upcoming album, “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics.” The Queen of Soul was beamed into a number of different local and cable morning programs to plug the album, but as Gawker hilariously points out: “As a result of the satellite […]

    Michael Dunn Gets Life Sentence for Shooting Teen Over Loud Music

    *The Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. A life sentence was mandatory for 47-year-old Michael Dunn after prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder […]

    John Legend, Chrissy Tiegen Want $2M for Hollywood Home (Video Tour)

    *John Legend and his supermodel wife Chrissy Tiegen are trying to sell their home in the Hollywood Hills for nearly $2 million so they can trade up to a larger property, reports the New York Daily News. “We’re ready to expand a little bit,” Legend told the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the listing. […]

    EUR Film Review (by Kam Williams): ‘Fury’

    *It is April of 1945, and the Allies are making major inroads across the European theater. However, Adolf Hitler has responded to the attrition in the ranks of his army by exhorting women and children to take up arms in a desperate fight to the death. This is the state of affairs awaiting Don “Wardaddy” […]

    Will Smith In Talks for Superhero Flick ‘Suicide Squad’

    *Will Smith and Tom Hardy are looking to join director David Ayers for the superhero pic “Suicide Squad,” based on the DC comic series about super-villains who are forced to go on covert missions for a shadowy government agency, Deadline reported. “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Margot Robbie is also in talks for a […]

    Report: Missing Nigerian School Girls to be Returned by Boko Haram

    *Well this is certainly welcome news. According to reports, Nigeria’s presidency says it has agreed a ceasefire with militants Boko Haram which would see the return of 219 kidnapped girls. Air Marshal Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff, said: “A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama’atu Ahlis […]

    Black & Blue News: Why LAPD Det. Frank Lyga Won’t Be Fired

    *Today it was reported that a Los Angeles Police Department administrative hearing known as  a Board of Rights (BOR) recommended the termination of LAPD Detective Frank Lyga as a result of racist, sexist and inflammatory remarks he made last year during a joint LAPD training day. The truth is, Det. Lyga  quite possibly may live to offend […]