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Ava DuVernay: The “This Is the Life” Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 March 2009
Life Is Good!   Ava DuVernay has worked in the world of film as a marketer and a publicist for more than 14 years, forming The DuVernay Agency in 1999.  Her award-winning firm has provided ... read more >>
Xscape Singer to star in cast of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Kandi Burruss of the 90s R&B group Xscape will join the cast of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," replacing fired housewife DeShawn ... read more >>
Eminem album 'Relapse" set to drop May 19
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Interscope released a statement Thursday proclaiming May 19th as the release date for Eminem’s upcoming album, "Relapse," with a single and video set to premiere on April 7. A second ... read more >>
Chris Brown & Rihanna Dispute Caused by Text Message
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Leave it to celebrity police TMZ to keep digging for dirt. Well, it looks like they um, shall we say, struck pay dirt. To be exact, the site is reporting that the female that triggered the bruising ... read more >>
Angelique Kidjo set to perform at USC Spectrum
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Eclectic, electrifying, four-time Grammy nominee Angelique Kidjo will perform at the University of Southern California on March 26, 2009. Unchallenged as the best-known African female singer of her ... read more >>
Urban Network Honors Berry Gordy at Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
Danny Glover to Host Dinner for Black Filmmakers Inc Legendary music executive and founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, will be in attendance at the Urban Network Music-Entertainment Summit’s ... read more >>
Gamble & Huff to be Named BMI Icons
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
BMI will name preeminent production and songwriting team Gamble & Huff BMI Icons at its 57th annual Pop Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by ... read more >>
Long Beach Step Show
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 March 2009
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at California State University, Long Beach is proud to present its 19th Annual Step Show to be held at the fabulous Long Beach State Walter Pyramid on Saturday, March ... read more >>
Rashida Jones: The I Love You, Man Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 March 2009
Rashida's Rhapsody Born in L.A. on February 25, 1976, Rashida Leah Jones is the younger daughter of jazz icon/composer/arranger/record producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton of Mod ... read more >>
Oscar Nominees Come Out To Praise Student Filmmakers
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Academy Award nominees past and present were once again in full force, coming out in support of young Hollywood talents as the Multicultural Motion Picture Association's (MMPA's), annual Oscar ... read more >>
Michael Jackson seeks comeback in London
Written by Associated Press 05 March 2009
Michael Jackson's spokeswoman said Tuesday that the musician will make a "special announcement" in London this week, amid speculation the reclusive singer will announce his first live ... read more >>
2009 Playboy Jazz Festival is scheduled for June 13 & 14th
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2009
Some of the most exciting and internationally renowned names in jazz will come together when the 2009 Playboy Jazz Festival, now in its 31st year, presents a stellar lineup of talent Saturday and Sunday, ... read more >>
Keshia Knight Pulliam: The Madea Goes to Jail Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 05 March 2009
Cosby Kid Chats about Successful Comeback Born in Newark, New Jersey on April 9, 1979, Keshia Knight Pulliam entered showbiz at an early age, making TV commercials as a toddler and already landing ... read more >>
Allstate Returns as a Top Sponsor for 2009 Jenesse Silver Rose Weekend
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Jenesse Center is proud to welcome Allstate Insurance Company as a returning major sponsor for the 2009 Silver Rose Weekend. The charity event, chaired by Academy Award winning actress and long time ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (02-27-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  For movies opening February 27, 2009   Big Budget Films Crossing Over (R for sexuality, nudity, graphic violence and pervasive profanity) ... read more >>
The Year of Mary Mary Continues
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
As the 2009 Grammy Award Winners Garner Four Dove Award Nominations and a performance at the white house. The year of Mary Mary continues as the dynamic gospel duo of sisters Erica and Tina Campbell ... read more >>
Sloan Robinson Stars As Legendary Josephine Baker
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Sloan Robinson to star as legendary Josephine Baker in "Bananas", at the Vintage Hollywood Private Club, Executive Producer, Leroy Richardson, III, Associate Producers, Michael Golden and ... read more >>
3 Mo' Divas Brings Musical Sass and Class to CCPA
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Three dynamic singers. Eight musical styles. Add it all up and you've got 3 Mo' Divas, an exuberant celebration of class, sass, and style. The high-energy production is presented at the Cerritos ... read more >>
2009 Academy Awards Recap: Slumdog Sweeps!
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Slumdog Millionaire emerged the big winner at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, garnering 8 Oscars overall, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Because none of Slumdog's ... read more >>
Tavis Smiley The State of the Black Union Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 26 February 2009
Interviewing the Interviewer, Turning the Tables on TavisBorn in Gulfport, Mississippi on September 13, 1964, Tavis Smiley was raised by his mother and step-father in a modest mobile home in Peru, Indiana ... read more >>
Obama Dominates 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 February 2009
No, President Barack Obama was not actually present at the 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles February 12th, but so many folks were busy paying him props that he ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (02-20-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 February 2009
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun For movies opening February 20, 2009   Big Budget Films Fired Up (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, partying, partial nudity and pervasive crude ... read more >>
Rihanna's family speaks about incident
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Pop diva Rihanna's family is asking media and others for understanding. According to Rihanna's uncle, Daddy I-Roy, the singer is alright, but the family is not due to the constant phone calls ... read more >>
Chris Brown Releases Statement Regarding Rihanna
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
In the statement, released via his publicist Sunday, Brown says: "Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my ... read more >>
Suge Knight Catches Beat Down
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
TMZ.com is reporting that Marion "Suge" Knight was beaten up early Monday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the alleged assailant is affiliated with pop star Akon. According to the Web site, ... read more >>

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