Renowned philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and yours truly attended “The Making of a Costume” Monday night, Feb. 9 at New York City Center.
Jonelle Procope, president and CEO of the Apollo Theater, hosted the now annual Valentine’s Day “Dining With the Divas,” a luncheon celebrating extraordinary women, Thursday, Feb. 12 on the stage and entire main floor of the legendary Harlem landmark
As usual, traveling to the NAACP Image Awards with Chevrolet proved to be a fabulous, fruitful weekend.
For the first time in more than 30 years, Eddie Murphy is making his return to “Saturday Night Live.” In an interview with NewsOneNow, the comedian said he will appear on SNL’s 40th anniversary special, airing Feb. 15.
LL Cool J will host the 57th annual Grammy Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
The film “Selma,” will become the latest in a line of Oscar contenders, such as last year’s ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and 2012’s “Lincoln” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” to be shown in the White House.
According to reports, the flashback scene in the Jan. 7 debut of “Empire” on Fox, in which Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, beats his 6-year-old son Jamal and dumps him in a trash can for wearing his mother’s heels was based on the show director Lee Daniels’ rough relationship with his own father.
According to reports, Tyrese was truly “Fast and Furious” recently.
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The term “ladies night” has been redefined, thanks to a new group of high-powered female influencers who gathered Oct. 22 for an exclusive evening of conversation, ideation and fun.
Oct. 9, the New York Women’s Foundation held their annual fall gala “A Night at the Plaza” in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
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Tongues are wagging that the Jay Z and Beyonce breakup rumors that we have been hearing all summer are true.
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According to reports, while participating in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” chat to promote his latest movie, “The Equalizer,” Denzel Washington revealed his desire to be the next James Bond.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's wedding in Miami, Oprah back in theaters and Kevin Hart kicks off his latest tour. Check out the details.
Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks.
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Comedian Robin Williams died Aug. 11. San Rafael, Calif., Sheriff’s Lieutenant Keith Boyd said that Williams was found suspended with a belt around his neck. He was clothed and rigor mortis had set in. Police said the actor was found by his assistant in a seated position.
Despite all the rumors surrounding their marriage, Beyonce and Jay Z are still the most powerful couple in the entertainment industry, with their collaborative “On the Run” tour. Sales have been out of this world during their 19-show concert series, grossing more than $100 million in ticket sales.
It looks like all that begging Robin Thicke has been doing to get Paula Patton back hasn’t done the crooner a bit of good. The estranged couple have put their home above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip up for sale with an asking price of $2.98 million. The former teenage sweethearts have officially split up after 20 years of coupledom and nearly a decade after marriage.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Apollo Nida, the husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks, on Tuesday received an eight-year sentence from a federal court judge for his four-year scheme that involved bank, mail and ID theft
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Word is Tracy Morgan is reportedly showing signs of improvement, so much so that doctors upgraded his condition to fair. He remains hospitalized while recovering from several broken bones, the worst of which is a fractured femur.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Floyd Mayweather could be back in legal trouble after a beef with rapper T.I. turned into a brawl at a Fatburger on the Las Vegas strip about 2 a.m. on May 25.
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My colleagues over at the “Confidential” column at the New York Daily News are reporting that Solange Knowles’ elevator attack on brother-in-law Jay Z, which occurred on May 5 at a Met gala after-party in the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel, was ignited because the rap mogul had plans to head to Rihanna’s after-party without Beyonce.
Kerry Washington is the proud mother of a new baby girl.
Chris Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran was among the chicsters who attended ELR project, a one-of-a-kind pop-up photography gallery showcasing the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range luxury coupe on West 34th Street in the Big Apple on April 16.
Some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City”
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker tied the knot in a “Coming to America”-themed ceremony on April 4 at Le Fais Do-Do in Atlanta.
Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said on March 17 that he was told the crooner made disturbing remarks in rehab about being good at using guns and knives.
General Motors took time out to educate select members of urban media about Crystal Windham, the first African-American woman to be named director of design for Chevrolet passenger cars and small crossover interiors
Jay Z and Beyoncé headed to an exotic, warm locale for Valentine’s Day. However, according to reports, Jay Z took the time to buy Bey’s Valentine’s Day gift before they jetted off to paradise.
“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada, who is now an MLB baby mama to be, celebrated the upcoming birth of her son by Carl Crawford, who has a $142 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a “Diamonds and Diapers”-themed baby shower last Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles.
Nick Cannon, creator has announced the release of “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N Out Compilation, Vol. 1,
New couple alert! It looks like “12 Years a Slave” darling Lupita Nyong’o may be dating hot hunk Jared Leto.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member started a two-week run on Jan. 13 in the off-Broadway smash comedy “NEWSical the Musical.
According to reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown announced on Twitter Thursday that she and Nick Gordon are “happily married.
Sasheer Zamata, a recent University of Virginia graduate who is popular on the New York City comedy circuit, has joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live".
Idris Elba escaped injuries after a car he was driving flipped over while he was filming an upcoming documentary.
Beyoncé planted a sweet kiss on Madonna’s daughter Mercy James during her concert on Dec. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Following the show, Queen Bey took the party from the concert venue to Dave & Buster’s in Times Square.
The “Deadly Stuff Players” tour continues. Yours truly will be signing books on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Sisters Uptown Bookstore, 1942 Amsterdam Ave., from 2-4 p.m.
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It looks like certain members of the Black male population of New York City have more allegiance to Jay Z than to boycotting Barneys New York due to the recent “shop-and-frisk” incidents involving two young Black shoppers. Jay Z’s controversial SCCBNY collection for Christmas is almost totally sold out at the high-end Madison Avenue store. Items like the less expensive $695 cashmere ski mask, $1,275 fleece hoodie and the $2,295 leather sleeve puffer varsity jacket that Beyoncé wore are all gone.
Diana Ross’ 25-year-old son Evan Ross announced he is ready to marry Jessica Simpson’s sister, Ashlee
According to WWD, the event to kick off “A New York Holiday,” the collaboration between Barneys New York and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, has been canceled. The party, which Barneys was sponsoring at an off-site location Nov. 20, was expected to be a fundraiser for the Shawn Carter Foundation. The cancelation comes amid controversy over Jay Z’s collaboration with Barneys and allegations of racial profiling against the retailer, as well as against Macy’s Inc.
It’s going to be a busy holiday season for Jay Z. First, his controversial deal with Barneys starts on Nov. 20, when his Christmas window at the store debuts, along with his special boutique. Then, he will enter the fragrance business with the launch of his first men’s eau de toilette, “Gold Jay Z,” which will debut on Friday, Nov. 29 at major department stores throughout the U.S.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kandi Burruss and her fiancé, Todd Tucker, might have eloped to Cancun, Mexico
Oct. 21 was a busy day for Kanye West. First, the rapper presented the Hollywood Breakout Director Award to “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen at the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. “12 Years A Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o was also honored with the new Hollywood Award. Later that night, West hopped a plane to San Francisco, where he rented out AT&T Park, hired an orchestra and proposed to his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, who was celebrating her 33rd birthday, with a 15-carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz.
Five months after Kandi Burruss sued Kim Zolciak over her being paid next to nothing for producing the hit song “Tardy for the Party,” which prompted Zolciak to retain their mutual “Real Housewives of Atlanta” castmate attorney Phaedra Parks to represent her, an Atlanta judge ruled in favor of Zolciak. That means she can keep selling the record and doesn’t owe Burruss additional funds.