TV maven Shonda Rhimes has achieved unprecedented success in Hollywood in the typically male realms of TV show creation. Rhimes began her career as a writer, slowly evolving in Hollywood until  her breakout success as the showrunner and creator of the hit TV show “Grey’s Anatomy.” SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  Along with her achievement […]

Tyra Banks owns the distinction of being the first African-American model to grace the covers of both “GQ” and “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit edition. The Inglewood, Calif. native was born December 4, 1973. Banks, who says she was an ugly duckling growing up, began modeling at 15. Despite her barriers, her career took off. One agency […]

Yup, Jay Z is 50! Born Sean Corey Carter on December 4 , 1969, Jay didn’t put his hometown of Brooklyn on the map, but he’s certainly held it down almost ever since he came onto the scene. And in honor of his born day, the whole internet threw him a celebration. He’s had his […]

Toni Braxton turns 52 today and despite all her health and life challenges she’s looking great. Here’s a few of her changing styles over time.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been in show business for more than two decades, breaking several barriers and records along the way. The Houston, Texas native turns 38 today. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was raised in the city’s Third Ward, showcasing her talents in singing and dancing early on in competitions and the like. Along with her close […]

Dave Chappelle achieved superstardom in the early 2000s with his groundbreaking sketch comedy series, Chappelle’s Show and has since evolved to an iconic culture figure. The Washington, D.C. native turns 46 on Saturday. RELATED: Dave Chappelle Hosting Free Block Party In Dayton After Bar Shooting Raised in the Washington Metropolitan Area, Chappelle split time between […]

Sydney McLaughlin made headlines during the 2016 Summer Olympics after she qualified for the U.S. women’s track and field team at just 16 years old. She became the youngest track and field competitor in the Olympics since 1972. McLaughlin, now a professional, turned 20 on August 7, 1999. McLaughlin was born in New Brunswick and […]

The origin of funk music is often credited to Pee Wee Ellis, James Brown, and a host of other musicians who brought the stylistic groove to life in the ‘60s. Today is George Clinton’s birthday, and as one of Funk’s pioneers, he and his band Parliament-Funkadelic helped place the genre on the world stage. Clinton […]

Today is Prince Day around the world. The late musician would have celebrated his 61st birthday today. It’s been three years since he left us in the physical plane and he is deeply missed. So much so that there are global celebrations of his life and legacy and you can find a list of them […]

Brandy is 40 today. Let that sink in. From her groundbreaking TV show Moesha to her quintessential 90’s hits, to her reality show TV appearances and beefs with Monica (hopefully now squashed) it seems like Brandy has been around forever. And maybe he has as she’s been on TV, radio or in the movies since […]

  LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in,Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube , showed the actor hooked to a […]