SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will be a speaker at the graduation ceremony for an upstate New York college that some graduates of her South African school attended. The Skidmore College website says the author, actress and former talk show host will be a speaker at the May 20 commencement at Saratoga Performing […]

Arts & Entertainment

Jenifer Lewis took to her social media accounts on Tuesday to put her ex-boyfriend on full blast, calling him a career criminal and con artist who swindled her out of $50,000 and duped other investors out of $4 million. “On September 11, 2015, only hours before my mother passed away, I learned that the man […]

Arts & Entertainment

Beyoncé topped DoSomething.org’s Celebs Gone Good list for most charitable star of the year. The list highlights her involvement with the Flint, Michigan water crisis, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and education. In June, she made a generous donation to Flint of $82,234. Following the donation, the president of United Way Worldwide Stacey D. Stewart […]

If You Missed It

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and actor Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role in Chris Rock’s “Everybody Hates Chris” sitcom and voiced several characters that appeared in Hip Hop albums, died Monday. He was 54. A cause was not immediately available but Harris’ manager, Cindy Ambers, said the comedian suffered a heart attack two […]

Arts & Entertainment

An employee of the Oprah Winfrey Network is suing the company, claiming that she was subjected to routine sexual harassment and discrimination after becoming pregnant, TMZ reports. According to the news site, Rebecca Taylor started working at OWN in 2010. She claims her supervisor, Nakisha Gowen, was a director at the network, and after she […]

Arts & Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glamour magazine closed its 26th annual celebration of trailblazing women with a star-studded tribute to Hillary Clinton. Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, Elizabeth Banks, Chelsea Handler, Ted Danson and Constance Wu were among the entertainers who paid homage to the Democratic presidential candidate at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards Monday in […]

Arts & Entertainment

Self proclaimed “Rich Bitch” Nene Leakes reportedly owes the IRS more than $1 million in taxes, and according to RadarOnline, she also once filed for bankruptcy. According to U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents the former stripper filed for chapter 13 bankruptcy back in March 1996. Leakes was a struggling single mom back then, when she went […]

Arts & Entertainment

DC comics superhero “Black Lightning” is a step closer to becoming a TV series. As previously reported, the project from executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”) and writer-producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (“The Game,” “Being Mary Jane”) has landed a pilot production commitment at Fox, according to Deadline.com. Should the pilot […]

Arts & Entertainment

Earlier we reported that The Rock was not at all happy with some his male co-stars of “The Fast & the Furious 8” which is being filmed in Atlanta. Now we know he was specifically referring to of all people, Vin Diesel . According to TMZ, the two had a “secret” meeting to hash things […]

Arts & Entertainment

Little Luna Simone finally got to meet her great grandma. The newborn daughter of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen has been ever-present on their social media, but Legend’s grandmother was at last able to hold the baby in her arms. “Granny came from Ohio to meet Luna today,” the singer captioned an Instagram post of […]

The long awaited New Edition miniseries is getting bigger with each casting update. As we’ve previously reported, Empire’s Bryshere Gray will will be joined by Elijah Kelley (“The Butler”) as Ricky Bell; singer-songwriter Luke James as Johnny Gill; Algee Smith (“Let It Shine”) as Ralph Tresvant. Keith Powers (“Straight Outta Compton”) will star as Ronnie Devoe, […]

The Black Beat

Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Carter Jr., says Universal Music Group owes him tens of millions of dollars in royalties from his work discovering and nurturing such artists as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga. But according to a federal lawsuit filed by the rapper-producer’s attorneys Monday in California, Universal Music Group is improperly using his royalty […]