Actor Clifton Powell Sits in Director’s Chair for ‘My Brother Marvin’
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 23 May 2013
His legacy has been marred with misconceptions of the life he truly lived and the family he dearly loved. He constantly walked a tightrope between being who the world expected him to be and who he felt ... read more >>
IT's A Rap May 23
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 23 May 2013
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD AND EAZY-E September and two names have been making more news than many of the other performers on the bill. And they’re dead. Following in the footsteps of Tupac Shakur’s virtual ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 23
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 23 May 2013
WINNIE MANDELLA FILM Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to Winnie Mandela at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival.  Budgeted at $15 million, the film ... read more >>
Today, Biggie Smalls Would Have Been 41
Written by Chelsea Battle and Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writers and 21 May 2013
(AP Photo)   It has been 16 years since New York rapper Christopher Wallace better known as Biggie Smalls, passed away in the infamous 1997 Wilshire Blvd shooting in Los Angeles. He would have been ... read more >>
Compton’s Kendrick Lamar launches BET Awards Weekend
Written by KENNETH MILLER Sentinel Entertainment Editor 17 May 2013
I’M KENDRICK LAMAR: Compton hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar garnered eight BET Award nominations and is shown here on the red carpet at L.A.’s Icon Ultra Lounge on May 14 in downtown Los Angeles. ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 16
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 17 May 2013
IT RYMES WITH JIGGER Oh No, not again! Another Hollywood filmmaker has made a movie that has parlayed the dreaded N word into the script. Director Baz Luhrmann not only enlisted Jay-Z to oversee the ... read more >>
It's A Rap May 16
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 17 May 2013
PAUL HAD A BALL Sean Paul’s collaboration with Beyonce on the chart topping single “Baby Boy” sent the rumor mill into a frenzy back in 2003 that the two were dating. What made the rumors even ... read more >>
Peeples:Blue-Collar Beau Meets Bourgie Fiancee’s Family in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy
Written by KAM WILLIAMS 17 May 2013
            After dating for over a year, Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) is head-over-heels in love with his girlfriend, Grace (Kerry Washington). He’s ready to pop the question, and has even purchased ... read more >>
Billboard honors record executives at Music Biz event
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer, 16 May 2013
   Tricky Stewart (left) Ethiopia Habtemariam (right) Epic Records A&R President Tricky Stewart and Motown Executive Vice President of Urban Music Ethiopia Habtemariam, provide industry gems and ... read more >>
Your Mother's Day Planned
Written by Chelsea Battle & Nicole Williams Contributing Writers 09 May 2013
  Mother’s Day is almost here and the Sentinel has taken the liberty of helping you plan it right. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite places to take Mommy Dearest in the morning, noon, and night.  Morning: ... read more >>
Meet Young Guru
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer 09 May 2013
 The Grammy nominated audio engineer behind Jay-Z has been sharing a few trade secrets and discussing his craft with college students nationwide.  In 1999, a budding New York rapper named Shawn Carter ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 9
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 09 May 2013
RULING WITH IRON Iron Man 3 represents the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series kickstarted by Iron Man 1 in 2008, and since followed in succession by The Incredible Hulk, Iron ... read more >>
It's A Rap May 9
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 09 May 2013
APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED Lil Wayne’s apology letter to the family of Emmett Till after crudely referencing the slain civil rights icon in a song was not enough for him to keep his endorsement deal with ... read more >>
Kelita Smith Shares the Naked Truth
Written by Chelsea Battle 09 May 2013
Actress, Kelita Smith speaks with the Sentinel Photo by Troy Tieuel Those who know and love Kelita Smith as “Wanda Mac”, the hot wife who performed alongside the late Bernie Mac on Fox’s The ... read more >>
No Pain, No Gain! Anthony Philosophizes about Making It
Written by KAM WILLIAMS 02 May 2013
Born in New Orleans on September 23, 1979, Anthony Mackie attended the Julliard School of Drama. He was discovered after receiving rave reviews for playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway play “Up ... read more >>
Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams Joins the cast of Fela Jay Z’s hit Broadway show comes to Los Angeles, and one of its stars, Michelle Williams gives the Sentinel the inside scoop.
Written by Chelsea Battle 02 May 2013
Most of us know Michelle Williams from the female pop group Destiny’s Child, and though she is still singing she’s performing on a different type of stage: Broadway. The famed singer has joined the ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 3
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 02 May 2013
  MARVIN GAYE FILM Focus Features International has picked up worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s Untitled Marvin Gaye project, starring Jesse L. Martin as the late singer. Focus will present ... read more >>
It's A Rap May 3
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 02 May 2013
  LAURYN HILL According to her interview on Tumblr, Lauryn Hill refuted reports that she was just evicted by her landlord and is a squatter of sorts. "Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement ... read more >>
Jackson's health and finances part of civil trial
Written by Anthony McCartney, Associated Press 29 April 2013
(AP Photo)   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions, and possibly billions, of dollars are at stake in a civil trial starting Monday over allegations from Michael Jackson's mother that the company promoting ... read more >>
Alvin Ailey Dancers Grace Chandler Pavilion
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 April 2013
  Five days of multi-cultural dance performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, led by artistic director, Robert Battle was kicked off in grand fashion April 17 as the Alvin Ailey American Dance ... read more >>
IT's A Rap April 25
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 25 April 2013
  JENNIFER HUDSON Jennifer Hudson was honored with a special Grammy Award recently at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill ceremony in Washington DC. The group honored Hudson with a Recording ... read more >>
Hip Hop Controversy: Rap Music May be Facing New Challenges
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 24 April 2013
   Beyonce and her husband, mogul Jay-Z, tour Old Havana, Cuba, April 4. The power couple was in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. Photo: AP/Wide World photo    By: Charlene Muhammad Special ... read more >>
Connections hamper jury selection in Jackson case
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press 19 April 2013
Michael Jackson The extensive connections of Michael Jackson, his family and friends became a challenge for a judge trying to seat an impartial jury for his mother's wrongful death lawsuit against ... read more >>
Ailey Returns to Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 April 2013
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacqueline Green in Kyle Abraham's Another Night. Photo by Paul Kolnik Following performances in New York City Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  returned to ... read more >>
Reel Talk April 18
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 18 April 2013
  ‘Holla II’ With just the right amount of creepy, a touch of campy, and a comedic plot to kills coeds in gruesome, over the top fashion, H. M. Coakley's "Holla II" set to hit theaters April 19th ... read more >>