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Jill Scott ties the knot

Although it is no surprise to yours truly, because I have known that Grammy-winning singer/actress Jill Scott and my longtime friend Michael Dobson have been engaged for more than a minute, the lovely couple were married in a secret ceremony June 25.

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Vivica A. Fox returns to big screen

Sunday, June 5, philanthropist/author Jean Shafiroff and former heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney hosted a luncheon/candlelight vigil to salute the life of Muhammad Ali at Vero Cafe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Taraji P. Henson receives top honors

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New talk show for Amber Rose

Deadline Hollywood is reporting that VH1 has slotted a June premiere date for Amber Rose’s new talk show. “The Amber Rose Show” will debut at 11 p.m. Friday, June 17.

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Memorial service to be held for Afeni Shakur

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Eriq La Salle to join X-Men franchise

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Denzel to direct, star in film version of ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington will star in and direct a film version of August Wilson’s “Fences” for Paramount Pictures, with Viola Davis on board to star, according to Variety.

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Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia partner up

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Baby girl for T.I. and Tiny

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Idris Elba with OBE award

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Elba shined at Spirit Awards

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Martin Lawrence back out on the road

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Beloved journalist Michael J. Feeney passes

Monday, Feb. 8, hundreds of people who loved and admired award-winning journalist Michael J. Feeney.

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Stars donate water to Flint, Michigan

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Iman and David Bowie: A never-ending love story

David Bowie’s widow Iman took to her Instagram account just days before her husband’s death and shared some very emotional quotes about the late music visionary and icon.

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Services held for Natalie Cole

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Jaden Smith the new face of Vuitton

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Janet Jackson postpones tour

Tongues are wagging that Janet Jackson is postponing her “Unbreakable World Tour” because she “must have surgery soon,” the iconic songstress announced on her Instagram account. Jackson kicked off the tour in Vancouver this past August.

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The Rock, girlfriend welcome baby girl

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Patti gets plaque for pies

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50 Cent to star in new Fox comedy

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Ice-T, Coco welcome baby girl Chanel

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend for “Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T and his wife Coco, who gave birth to a 5.7-pound, 18-inch baby girl, Chanel Nicole.

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Tyra leaving ‘FABLife’

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Nona Hendryx brings it to the theater

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High stakes for Wesley Snipes’ ‘Player’

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Eddie Murphy awarded Mark Twain Prize

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‘L&O: SVU’ star Tamara Tunie kicks off cabaret tour

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Will Smith comes out with new track

Two additional honorees have been added to African-American Women in Cinema’s WES Awards.

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Usher ties the knot

According to several reports, Anthony Anderson’s wife, Alvina, has filed for divorce from the actor after 20 years of marriage.

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Historic Emmy wins for Viola, Regina and Uzo

History was made when twice-Oscar-nominated “How to Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis won an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama series, becoming the first African-American actress to claim that prize.

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Vivica A. Fox to join ‘Empire’

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Venus Williams: College grad

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Extended run announced for Lupita Nyong’o’s New York stage debut

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Ciara, Russell Wilson to wed

Word on the curb, according to Terez Owens, is that Ciara and Russell Wilson have applied for a marriage license.

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Williams sisters sell midtown loft

With the U.S. Open scheduled to get under way at the end of the month, tennis superstar sisters Venus and Serena Williams have quietly sold their spacious loft apartment in New York City’s Garment District for just under $2.1 million

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BET biopic for New Edition

The court-appointed conservator for the late Bobbi Kristina Brown initially filed suit on her behalf against one-time companion Nick Gordon in June, alleging financial impropriety and physical harm.

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New HBO deal for Russell Simmons

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker celebrated the wrap of their talk show, “The Boris and Nicole Show” in Hollywood, where the gorgeous couple enjoyed an outdoor party with their entire crew with food by Lemonade and ice cream cupcakes and ice cream cake by Cold Stone Creamery.

Ice-T, Coco expecting

After Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Atlanta funeral service, her body will reportedly be flown to New Jersey to be buried next to her mother, Whitney Houston.

Fantasia heads down the aisle

Does President Barack Obama have Hollywood aspirations once his term ends?

Vanessa Williams weds beau

July 3, actor Michael Jai White wed actress Gillian Waters in an intimate but extravagant ceremony in Thailand.

Idris Elba returns to the small screen

Sunday’s 15th annual BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles celebrated Black stars from music, television, radio, film and sports.

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Diddy charged with assault

Tyler Perry, a longtime supporter, threw a fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his home in Los Angeles June 18.

Kodjoe and wife head to small screen

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, the world’s most gorgeous and nicest couple, were spotted making their way through LAX last week.

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Minaj to appear in ‘Barbershop 3’

Two months after “Empire” wrapped its rookie season, writers of the Fox drama on May 29 announced via Twitter the show’s return date of Sept. 23.

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Guitar legend’s daughters allege dad was poisoned

Two of B.B. King’s daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King, are alleging that two of the late musician’s closest aides sped up his death by poisoning him, according to a report from the Associated Press May 25.

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Mariah Carey cancels Vegas show

Mariah Carey blamed bronchitis for forcing her to cancel her May 13 show in Las Vegas, but the trouble goes beyond her lungs, according to sources. The 46-year-old diva allegedly hadn’t adequately prepared before opening her two-month Caesars Palace gig, called “Mariah#To Infinity,” May 6.

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Suge says ‘Not guilty’

erizon recently hosted an event in New York City with NFL player William Gay and “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba to support their HopeLine from Verizon and announce the goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of 2015 to support victims of domestic violence

A baby for Sherri and a new role for Perry

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Beloved singer Johnny Kemp passes

Johnny Kemp, beloved singer of the 1988 hit “Just Got Paid,” died April 16 in Jamaica while in the country to join the Tom Joyner cruise. The married father of two was 55.

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Nelly facing drug charges

According to reports, rapper and reality star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee April 11.

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