TV

Not So Funny: Christian Group Wants Cedric The Entertainer’s “The ...

Is TV Land’s “The Soul Man” blasphemeth? A Christian conservative watchdog group called One Million Moms sure thinks the Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash fronted sitcom is! The 30 minute comedy, which became TV Land’s second-highest rated series premiere ...
Gospel

Pure Parody: Darlene McCoy Spoofs Tamela Mann’s “Take Me To ...

Is singer and radio personality Darlene McCoy the “Weird Al” Yankovic of gospel music? If her parody of Tamela Mann’s hit single, “Take Me To The King” is the answer to that question, then it’s a resounding: “Yes!” McCoy, host ...
Music

Melanie Amaro: “X Factor” Winner Premieres First Single

It’s been almost eight months since Melanie Amaro was named winner of the first season of Simon Cowell’s Fox competition series, “The X-Factor.” Now the 20-year-old singer has released her first single, “Don’t Fail Me Now,” which was produced by ...
News

Cuba Gooding Jr: Arrest Warrant Canceled But Still Due In ...

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. is apparently no longer a wanted man in New Orleans. A rep for the “Red Tails” and “Jerry McGuire” star said authorities in the Big Easy has canceled the arrest warrant after he met with ...
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 ...