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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

Flo Anthony breaks down the latest celebrity gossip.

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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.

Brandy joins cast of ‘Chicago’ on B’way

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical “Chicago” will welcome Brandy Norwood, who makes her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart Tuesday, April 28.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to rehab

According to reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown was moved to a rehab facility over the weekend. Sources close to the family told Entertainment Tonight that she was moved from Emory University Hospital to an undisclosed rehabilitation facility in Atlanta.

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Lil’ Kim pays tribute to Biggie

Hot new couple alert! Common and Lupita Nyong'o were photographed together at both this year’s Golden Globes and Academy Awards ceremonies.

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Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker to host daytime TV show

The NBA and Hollywood came together Feb. 26 at the London West Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the premiere of “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” the Showtime documentary that tells the story of the basketball icon’s career up until now.

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Rihanna fetes Fendi

Renowned philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and yours truly attended “The Making of a Costume” Monday night, Feb. 9 at New York City Center.

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‘Y&R’ star Victoria Rowell files diversity lawsuit

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

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Oprah, ‘Selma’ director to create original series

As usual, traveling to the NAACP Image Awards with Chevrolet proved to be a fabulous, fruitful weekend.

Eddie Murphy to appear on ‘SNL’ anniversary

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.

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LL Cool J to host Grammys

LL Cool J will host the 57th annual Grammy Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

White House to hold screening of ‘Selma’

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.

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Lee Daniels based ‘Empire’ episode on painful past

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.

Tyrese takes to the streets with protesters

According to reports, Tyrese was truly “Fast and Furious” recently.

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Snipes returns to the silver screen

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Halle Berry launches lingerie line

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.

Stevie Wonder and fiancee expecting triplets?

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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Paula Patton seeks divorce

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One last ‘Game’ for BET

Flo Anthony breaks down the latest in entertainment news.

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Holly Robinson Peete fetes 50

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Tyler Perry expecting a baby

Tongues are wagging that the Jay Z and Beyonce breakup rumors that we have been hearing all summer are true.

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NeNe Leakes launches fashion line

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Denzel wants to be the new Bond

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.

Oprah cast to play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother

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.

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Cannon and Carey on the rocks?

Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks.

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Robin Williams passes

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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.

Gabrielle Union, beau set wedding date

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.

The Rock packs on pounds for ‘Hercules’

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.

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Sherri Shepherd to sell NJ house

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