Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies, had suffered stroke
Written by KAREN MATTHEWS | AP 03 December 2011
Veteran stand-up comic Patrice O'Neal, who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke he suffered last month. He was 41.O'Neal's ... read more >>
Bill Withers: Just As He Is
Written by Joy Childs 03 December 2011
It’s been 40 years since Bill Withers introduced his homespun philosophy of life and love on his debut album “Just As I Am.” On that record was GRAMMY® award-winning “Ain’t No Sunshine,” ... read more >>
Alrick’s Alright!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 December 2011
Alrick Brown The “Kinyarwanda” Interview With an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Alrick Brown is a filmmaker and teacher who has found his calling writing, directing and producing narrative ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays November 24th – November 30th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 November 2011
Theodore “Teddy” Wilson – November 24thScott Joplin – November 24thDonovan McNabb – November 25thRonald “Winky” Wright –November 26thGarcelle Beauvais – November 26thJaleel White – ... read more >>
Tyler Perry defends casting Kardashian in new film
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 25 November 2011
In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo, TV Personality Kim Kardashian attends the Vera Wang 2012 Spring collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York. Filmmaker Tyler Perry is defending ... read more >>
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard seeks divorce
Written by Associated Press 25 November 2011
In this Dec. 8, 2003 file photo, Mathew Knowles, father and former manager of singer Beyonce Knowles, poses at his Music World Entertainment headquarters in Houston. Knowles has launched a reality show ... read more >>
Star-studded sendoff at Heavy D funeral service
Written by MESFIN FEKADU - AP 25 November 2011
Sean "Diddy" Combs pays tribute to hip hop star Heavy D during his funeral at Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon New York Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Diddy talked about how Heavy D helped give him his start ... read more >>
Judge denies Jackson doc's bid for new testing
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY 25 November 2011
In this file photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 Dr. Conrad Murray waits to leave the courtroom during the final stage of his defense in his involuntary manslaughter trial in the death of singer Michael ... read more >>
Tasha and Michael on Angela and Marcus
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 25 November 2011
Tasha Smith & Michael Jai White The “For Better or Worse” Interview A dedicated and consummate performer, Tasha Smith is known for bringing style and intense character portrayals to the screen. ... read more >>
Nicki Minaj wins 2 trophies at AMAs
Written by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer 25 November 2011
Nicki Minaj accepts the rap/hip-hop favorite album award for "Pink Friday" at the 39th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays November 17th – November 23rd
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 November 2011
RuPaul – November 17thSinbad – November 18thRyan Howard – November 19thAhmad Rashad –November 19thRyan Leslie – November 20thCarlos Boozer – November 20thTyga – November 20thKen Griffey, ... read more >>
New book offers glimpse of Jackson's personal life
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 November 2011
In this Nov. 8, 2007 file photo, pop star Michael Jackson poses on the red carpet during the RainbowPUSH Coalition Los Angeles 10th annual awards in Los Angeles. Frank Cascio, a personal assistant turned ... read more >>
Give Me An Alabama Sky!
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 17 November 2011
Blues For An Alabama Sky, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Sheldon Epps, starring Robin Givens, Kadeem Hardison, Kevin T. Carroll, Tessa Thompson and Robert Ray Manning, Jr., opened at the Pasadena ... read more >>
James Earl Jones accepts honorary Oscar from afar
Written by SANDY COHEN - AP Entertainment Writer 17 November 2011
In this Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, actor James Earl Jones sits for a photograph backstage at the Golden Theater in New York. Jones, who is starring with Vanessa Redgrave in the London stage production of ... read more >>
Actress Nia Long gives birth to baby boy
Written by Associated Press 17 November 2011
In this June 26, 2011 file photo, actress Nia Long poses backstage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Representatives for the actress announced, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 that Long gave birth to a second ... read more >>
The Dreamer, The Believer
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 17 November 2011
Rapper, actor and author Common, poses for photos in New York, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Common stars in the new series, "Hell on Wheels," premiering Sunday at 10 p.m. EST on AMC.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)Common ... read more >>
Blues For An Alabama Sky
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 10 November 2011
Blues For An Alabama Sky director and cast (From Left to Right): actress, Robin Givens, actor, Kadeem Hardison, artistic director, Sheldon Epps, actress, Tessa Thompson,actor, Robert Ray Manning, Jr. & ... read more >>
How You Doin’?
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 November 2011
“The Wendy Williams Show” Interview Born in Asbury Park, New Jersey on July 18, 1964, Wendy Joan Williams burst onto the TV landscape in July 2009 with the launch of her own nationally-syndicated ... read more >>
A Fight For Love: Review
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 10 November 2011
Jose TurnerA Fight For Love, a stage play written by Jose Turner and directed by Duane Shepard, examines this dynamic through the life of a talented, young boxer Michael (Turner), who is looking for love ... read more >>
Rap legend Heavy D dies at 44
Written by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer 10 November 2011
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. A representative confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 that the singer and ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays November 3rd –November 9th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2011
Mark Ridley – Thomas – November 3rdLarry Holmes – November 3rd Sean “Diddy” Combs – November 4thIke Turner – November 5thThandie Newton – November 6thLamar Odom – November 6thEster Rolle ... read more >>
Siedah Garrett: The Woman Behind the “Man in the Mirror”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2011
 Ask her considerable fan base who Siedah Garrett is and, first and foremost, they’ll say she’s a singer and a co-composer of the internationally recognized, self-reflective anthem “Man in the Mirror,” ... read more >>
Tower Heist Film Critique
Written by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic 03 November 2011
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Ben Stiller, left, and Eddie Murphy are shown in a scene from "Tower Heist." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, David Lee) Eddie Murphy stars in the action/comedy ... read more >>
Testimony ends in Michael Jackson doctor trial
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH - AP Special Correspondent 03 November 2011
Defense Attorney J. Michael Flanagan, left, and Dr. Conrad Murray listen during cross-examination of Dr. Paul White (not pictured) in the final stage of Murray's defense during his involuntary manslaughter ... read more >>
Isis McKenzie Was “Born to Shine”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2011
 When she was younger, Isis McKenzie, local host of Time Warner Cable’s On Demand, original 30-minute talk series, “Born to Shine,” told her grandmother about her passion for communications and ... read more >>