Gospel

PREMIERE: James Fortune Unveils “Hold On” Music Video With Monica ...

Stellar Award-winning gospel star James Fortune and his group, F.I.Y.A. have premiered the new music video for their latest single “Hold On,” which features R&B singer Monica and gospel great Fred Hammond. “Hold On” is from Fortune’s CD, “Identity,” and ...
News

Jermaine Jones: Disqualified “American Idol” Contestant Pleads Guilty To Misleading ...

Disqualified “American Idol” contestant Jermaine Jones pled “guilty” on Tuesday to giving a police officer in Gloucester Township, N.J. a false name when police pulled over a car that he was a passenger in on November 27, 2011.  Jones told ...
Photos

Sneak Peak: Essence’s Mikki Taylor Host Fashion Documentary Screening

Beauty icon and former Essence magazine editor Mikki Taylor and fashion historian Cameron Silver recently hosted an invite-only screening of the new documentary film, “Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution” at the Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif. Among those in ...
Hip Hop

Reinvention: Snoop Dogg Changes His Name For “Reincarnated” Project

Snoop Dogg is the Madonna of hip-hop! If she is the queen of reinventing herself, he has to be the king! The rap superstar has a new moniker, Snoop Lion – his Reggae alter ego.  The birth of Snoop Lion ...
Music

Darlene Love: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Recovering From ...

Vocal powerhouse Darlene Love is recovering from a heart attack, her agent has Eric Stevens confirmed to The Associated Press. The 71-year-old singer, known as one of the best background singers of all time, experienced some discomfort prior to a ...
TV

Tia Mowry: Lands New Gig After “The Game”

Tia Mowry has landed a new starring role following her surprise departure from BET’s “The Game” early this year. The 34-year-old actress, who also stars alongside her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley on the Style Network reality series “Tia & Tamera,” is ...
TV

Tristan Wilds: Returning to “90210” After Illness

Tristan Wilds is returning for season five of the CW drama “90210.” The 23-year-old actor, who plays Dixon on the series, had to leave the show and missed several episodes at the end of last season after getting sick with ...
Music

Splitsville: En Vogue Battle In Online Feud

The on-again, off-again, on-again 90’s R&B girl group En Vogue is officially on the outs again! The female quartet – made up of Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson – has had many incarnations since making their debut in ...
Music

Nelly Talks Chris Brown: Says The Singer Made “Mistakes As ...

Rap superstar Nelly feels the public needs to put themselves in R&B singer Chris Brown’s shoes. During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen asked the St. Louis-bred hip-hop star if he felt “Chris Brown gets ...
Music

First Photo: R&B Star Lil’ Mo Shows Off New Son

R&B star Lil’ Mo welcomed her fourth child, a son named Jonah Maddox-Phillip Byrant on Tuesday, July 10. The “Superwoman” singer is married to gospel singer Phillip Bryant and baby Johan is the couple’s second child. They also have a ...