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Singer Monica has just released her latest CD “New Life” and she wants her fans to have their chance at one, too. Once known for dating men who lead troubled lives (one of her exes committed suicide, another, rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller is serving a life sentence for murder and the father of her two […]

NEW YORK (AP) — After decades of making history, Herbie Hancock is ready to tell it. The award-winning, groundbreaking jazz performer and composer has a deal with Viking for a memoir expected in 2014. “Quincy Jones is a dear friend of mine and he keeps saying to me, ‘You’ve got to do a book,'” Hancock […]

CHICAGO (AP) — The first full day of jury selection in the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing singer and actress Jennifer Hudson’s family ended Monday without the seating of a full jury. William Balfour is accused of killing Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. The 30-year-old Balfour faces a maximum life sentence if […]

Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg has penned a rather unique new book that is meant to be used for more than reading. Snoop Dogg, 40, has created a smokable book made entirely of rolling paper. The rapper enthusiastically shares that the book is made primarily of hemp material, the pages can be ripped out and […]

According to reports, the final bill for the funeral of Whitney Houston is $187,000 and will be billed to the residents of Newark, N.J. The very public funeral attracted hundreds, if not thousands of fans and service attendees and caused the local police department to erect barriers to prevent unruliness. The bill is the overtime […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drugs took many things from Whitney Houston — her pristine voice, clean image and her career — and coroner’s officials revealed Thursday that cocaine also played a role in the Grammy winner’s death in the bathtub of a luxury hotel nearly six weeks ago. Houston drowned accidentally at the Beverly Hilton […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Potential jurors got their first look Thursday at the man accused in the 2008 slayings of actress and singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew ahead of trial testimony set to begin later this month. When Judge Charles Burns introduced the defendant, a deferential William Balfour stood, tugged nervously on his […]