@ the Box Office (12-11-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 December 2008
BIG BUDGET FILMS The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13 for violence and disaster images) Keanu Reeves stars in this remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic about an alien who arrives on Earth with an indestructible ... read more >>
Bill Bellamy "Who Got Jokes'
Written by Matthew Hayes (Sentinel Contribuitng Writer) 11 December 2008
As the third season finale of TVOne's smash-hit comedy show "Who's Got Jokes" approaches, the Sentinel took some time to speak with the show's host, Bill Bellamy, whose voice ... read more >>
"Dream Casting" Laurence Fishburne set for "CSI" debut
Written by Stephanie Frederic 11 December 2008
The last time Laurence Fishburne worked on a television series, he played Cowboy Curtis, the psychedelic cowpoke on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” The movie and theater star will return to ... read more >>
Motown 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
Motown #1’s in stores Now NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MOTOWN in stores January 13  25 OF THE MOST BELOVED MOTOWN CLASSICS ON LATEST EDITION OF MULTI-PLATINUM SERIES   The official ... read more >>
Lil’ Wayne's Noms Lead Grammys Cash Money Records Reacts
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne came out on top with eight Grammy nominations, including the big one -- album of the year -- for "Tha Carter III," the best-selling album of 2008. Ne-Yo also ... read more >>
Hudson in-law Charged with Killing 3 Relatives
Written by Don Babwin (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting deaths of three of the actress's family members, including the 7-year-old son of his estranged wife. William ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (12-04-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 04 December 2008
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun For movies opening December 5, 2008 BIG BUDGET FILMS  Cadillac Records (R for sexuality and pervasive profanity) Historical drama chronicles ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (11-27-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 27 November 2008
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun        For movies opening December 5, 2008 BIG BUDGET FILMS Cadillac Records (R for sexuality and pervasive profanity) ... read more >>
"BEJAY" is Forbes' Richest Couple
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 November 2008
The collective bank account of Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles is bigger than any other celebrity couple in the entertainment industry, according to Forbes magazine's new list of Hollywood's ... read more >>
Marc Marcel is seasoned in his craft
Written by Olusheyi Banjo (Contributing Writer) 17 November 2008
 Internationally known spoken-word artist Marc Marcel is seasoned in his craft, with talents that range from wide selection of artistic gifts. He is a dynamic poet, writer, author, producer and ... read more >>
NAACP Celebrates Centennial with Live Broadcast
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Former President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maatha to Receive Chairman's Award The 40th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine ... read more >>
Cedric The Entertainer Wants To Do More Than Make You Laugh
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2008
While his tenure as a comedian is well ingrained in the funny bones of many of us, Cedric the Entertainer has adopted a new strategy to reshape his career, and project his talent and unmistakably warm ... read more >>
Historical Day Marks Demise of Music Icon Jheryl Busby
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 November 2008
He was on his way to vote for Barack Obama before he succumbed The most significant day in American political history was not lost on renowned music executive Jheryl Busby who was on his way to the ... read more >>
Former Motown Exec Jheryl Busby Dies
Written by Stephanie Frederic 04 November 2008
Another music industry executive has passed away. Former President & CEO of Motown Records, Mr. Jheryl Busby, died this morning, November 4.  He was 59. Circumstances around Mr. Busby's ... read more >>
David Redic See A Change In Musical Direction
Written by Olusheyi Banjo 31 October 2008
Sometimes one song can change an artist’s life forever. Such is the case for musician David Redic. His original song “Season Of Change,” which about Presidential candidate Barrack ... read more >>
Alicia Keys Poised To Make Cinematic History
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 30 October 2008
Alicia Keys burst on the scene in April of 2001 with the release of the single Fallin’ from Songs in A Minor, the critically-acclaimed debut album which launched her meteoric rise. A piano prodigy ... read more >>
Religion Editor Niele Anderson Back on Radio
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 30 October 2008
Los Angeles Sentinel Religion Editor Niele Anderson has returned to the local radio airwaves with a regular weekend show on 93.5 The Beat FM, it was announced recently. Anderson, who for several years ... read more >>
A child's body was found as Jennifer Hudson's family prepares for worse
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 October 2008
A child’s body was found in a white Chevrolet Suburban and the family of Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson is assuming the worse.A national amber alert regarding Hudson’s nephew, Julian ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother Found Murdered
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2008
The mother and brother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death in the mother's Chicago home on Friday. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed that two adults were ... read more >>
Rudy Ray Moore aka Dolemite passes at 81
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 October 2008
Rudy Ray Moore has died. The entertainment maverick died in Ohio of complications from diabetes.  According to a spokesman for his longtime collaborator and distributor, Xenon Pictures, he was ... read more >>
Barry Gordy Statement Regarding death of Levi Stubbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 October 2008
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Levi Stubbs.  It is not only a tremendous personal loss for me, but for the Motown family, and people all over the world who were touched ... read more >>
Levi Stubbs, Former Lead Vocalist of the Four Tops, Dead at 72
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 October 2008
MAA EXCLUSIVE: Levi Stubbs, the most profound lead vocalist in American history, died this morning at his Detroit home sources have confirmed. Stubbs who suffered a series of strokes and other illnesses ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson’s Sweet Success
Written by Sandra Varner 16 October 2008
“The Secret Life of Bees” and MoreDreams still abound for Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and the City) who costars in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Secret ... read more >>
Rappers and Entertainers to Kick Off ‘My Hood Votes’ in Compton
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 09 October 2008
Eric “Lil Eazy E” Wright Jr., Jasmyne Cannick, journalist and political activist and Jaime Foxx.Son of rap legend Eazy E, Eric “Lil Eazy E” Wright Jr. and rapper Mack 10 among ... read more >>
‘Express’ing Himself
Written by Matthew Hayes 09 October 2008
Rob Brown Scores In Biopic About America’s First Black Heisman Winner His life seems like any young actor’s dream. The setup sounds like the beginning of an underdog story about the triumph ... read more >>