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Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in Calif.
Written by Associated Press 20 January 2012
Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in Calif.By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY and ROBERT JABLON | Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays January 19th – January 25th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 January 2012
Junior Seau – January 19thShawn Wayans – January 19thJohn H. Johnson – January 19thHuddie “Ledd Belly” Ledbetter – January 19thStacy Dash – January 20thAhmir "?uestlove" Thompson – January ... read more >>
1st students graduate from Winfrey school
Written by DONNA BRYSON | Associated Press 19 January 2012
Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel, center left, holds school principal Ann Van Zyl's hand as they leave a photo opportunity with graduates and Oprah Winfrey, centre wearing green, after the first graduation ... read more >>
TV One network focuses on missing blacks
Written by DAVID BAUDER | Associated Press 18 January 2012
In this April 27, 2009 photo, actress S. Epatha Merkerson attends the 2009 Matrix Awards, honoring women in the communications industry, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After ... read more >>
Movie Review: Joyful Noise
Written by Sam Johnson, Contributing Sentinel Writer 18 January 2012
To sing or not to sing? That is the question. When initially hearing the pairing of Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton sharing the mic, one would easily dismiss the idea of a smash hit right? Wrong. This ... read more >>
Lil Wayne writing prison memoir
Written by Associated Press 18 January 2012
Rapper Lil Wayne watches during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 129-90. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago) ... read more >>
Oscar-Winner Opines on Playing Tuskegee Airman
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 18 January 2012
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. poses for a portrait during the "Red Tails" junket Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) Cuba Gooding, Jr. The “Red Tails” Interview Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... read more >>
Mekhi Phifer tries to get used to Broadway screams
Written by MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press 15 January 2012
In this Dec. 8, 2011 file photo, from left, Rosie Benton, Mekhi Phifer and Tracie Thoms appear at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Stick Fly", in New York. Mekhi ... read more >>
'House of Lies' brings comedy to corporate greed
Written by SANDY COHEN | Associated Press 15 January 2012
Actor Don Cheadle, left, appears on the set while shooting a scene for the upcoming Showtime television series "House of Lies" in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. The new series premieres Sunday, ... read more >>
'SVU' Actress Speaks as Victim of Real-Life Theft
Written by JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press 14 January 2012
In this May 6, 2010 file photo, actress Tamara Tunie attends the 9th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of NYC at Cipriani's 42nd Street in New York. Tunie spoke out Tuesday, ... read more >>
Angela Bassett 'loving' her return to Broadway
Written by MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press 14 January 2012
___In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, honoree Angela Bassett arrives at Essence magazine's Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bassett is turning heads on Broadway playing Camae, ... read more >>
Snoop Dog hit with minor drug charge in Texas
Written by Associated Press 13 January 2012
In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg poses at the premiere of the film "Laugh at My Pain" in Los Angeles. The rapper is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found ... read more >>
US man sues Wiz Khalifa for $2.3M over hit song
Written by Associated Press 13 January 2012
In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Wiz Khalifa performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. A Pittsburgh rapper is suing Khalifa for $2.3 million over allegations that he stole ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays January 12th – January 18th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 January 2012
Joe Frazier – January 12thWalter Mosley – January 12thDominique Wilkins – January 12thRaekwon – January 12thJust Blaze – January 14thLL Cool J – January 14thDr. Martin Luther King Jr. – January ... read more >>
First lady makes appearance on 'iCarly'
Written by ALICIA RANCILIO | Associated Press 12 January 2012
In this undated image released by Nickelodeon, first lady Michelle Obama. seated second left, interacts with Jerry Trainor, left, as Miranda Cosgrove, center, Nathan Kress and Jennette McCurdy, right, ... read more >>
Etta James released from hospital, manager says
Written by Associated Press 12 January 2012
This Nov. 24, 2008 file photo shows Etta James arriving at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles. James' manager Lupe De Leon says the singer was released from a Southern California hospital ... read more >>
Rep: Nick Cannon released from the hospital
Written by Associated Press 12 January 2012
In this April 2, 2011 file photo, entertainer Nick Cannon arrives at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Cannon has been transferred to a Los Angeles hospital to continue treatment ... read more >>
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Radiohead headline Coachella
Written by Associated Press 12 January 2012
A June 25, 2010 file photo shows rapper and producer Dr. Dre at the 23rd Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival announced Monday ... read more >>
Jay-Z raps about birth of daughter with Beyonce
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Associated Press 11 January 2012
In this Jan. 11, 2009 file photo, Beyonce, left, is joined by husband Jay-Z, as she arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Through a rap verse, Jay-Z has confirmed the ... read more >>
Call Me Bobby Womack!
Written by Larry Buford Sentinel Contributing Writer 11 January 2012
Singer Bobby Womack performs with Gorillaz on the final day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., Sunday, April 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) TV One’s Unsung episode ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays January 5th – January 11th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 January 2012
Alvin Ailey – January 5thTed Lange – January 5thMike Jones – January 6thR. Kelly – January 9thSean Paul – January 9thGeorge Foreman – January 10thDarryl Dawkins – January 11thMary J. Blige ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend
Written by MESFIN FEKADU - AP 06 January 2012
In this May 17, 2011 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin appears at a taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. Franklin released a statement Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, saying she's ready ... read more >>
Lil Eazy E Not Among 8 Victims of Deadly Texas Auto Crash
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 January 2012
Son of rap legend Eazy E calls friend and journalist Jasmyne Cannick to say he's OK - He rented car involved in the fatal crash DALLAS - It just wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without someone starting ... read more >>
Hollywood's take on Obama: Less gushing this time
Written by JOCELYN NOVECK | AP 05 January 2012
In this Dec. 9, 2007 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., reacts as Oprah Winfrey introduces him to the crowd at a rally in Manchester, N.H. Hollywood, as everyone ... read more >>
Joy to the Queen!
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 05 January 2012
Queen Latifah The “Joyful Noise” Interview Born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, NJ on March 18, 1970, Queen Latifah is an award-winning actress, rapper, singer, author and entrepreneur. She landed an ... read more >>



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