Common becomes first rapper to win Oscar, Grammy and Emmy

Common has come a long way from his early days of rhyming in Chicago in the 90s.

Culture icon Carmen de Lavallade bows out of White House reception

Carmen de Lavallade, the 86-year-old dancer, choreographer and actress being honored by the Kennedy Center in December, recently announced that she will not attend the White House reception.

Community Calendar August 10 - August 16

The legendary Stevie Wonder is one of the headliners at the Sept. 23 Global Citizen Festival, the annual concert in Central Park blending music and social activism, joined by Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara and a blend ...

Suge Knight accused of threatening 'Straight Outta Compton' director

Former rap mogul Suge Knight is in trouble again with the law.

Nia Long joins ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

The United Negro College Fund’s “A Mind Is...” Summer Benefit’s two-day Hamptons, N.Y. extravaganza will take place Aug. 5 and Aug. 6.

Kevin Hart denies cheating reports

Kevin Hart is laughing off reports that he's been unfaithful to his pregnant wife.

90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert

More than 90 people were hospitalized in Connecticut during a concert headlined by musician Chance the Rapper, authorities said.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé relationship 'not built on the 100% truth'

For a couple who spent years denying they were even in a relationship, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are making up for lost time by divulging some major details about their marriage.

Halle Berry says her historic Oscar win now means 'nothing'

Being the first and only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress would seem like a watershed moment, but for Halle Berry it means "nothing."

Beyoncé and Jay Z welcome twins

Beyoncé and Jay Z have welcomed twins, a source close to the couple tells CNN.

Jamie Hector, still moving mountains

There was star-studded gathering at the 26 Bridge venue Tuesday night as celebrities such as LL Cool J, Michael K. Williams, Angela Yee and Steve Buscemi came to an awards ceremony and fundraiser for Jamie Hector’s decade-old youth organization, Moving ...

James Earl Jones, August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ get love at the Tonys

James Earl Jones was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 71st annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 11.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon arrested on domestic battery charges

Bobbi Kristina Brown's former partner Nick Gordon was arrested in Florida for alleged domestic violence against his current girlfriend, authorities said.

Inside Beyoncé's baby shower

Don't act like you didn't know Beyoncé was going to shut it down when it came to her baby shower.

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish are expecting

Oh boy, get ready for some new stand up material from Kevin Hart about life with a newborn baby.