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 >>
Michael Jackson house contents sell for nearly $1M
Written by SANDY COHEN | AP 23 December 2011
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction.Darren Julien, president of ... read more >>
Doctor: Blues singer Etta James terminally ill
Written by Associated Press 23 December 2011
This Nov. 24, 2008 file photo shows Etta James arriving at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles. ``At Last’’ and ``Tell Mama’’ blues singer Etta James, whose health has been fading ... read more >>
Cynthia’s Synergy!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 December 2011
Photo by Keith Munyan Cynthia Addai-Robinson The “Spartacus: Vengeance” Interview Born in London, to a mother from Ghana and a father from America, Cynthia Addai-Robinson was raised in the U.S. ... read more >>
FELA! is a must see!!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 22 December 2011
  FELA!FELA, on opening night, blew the audience away!By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterPowerful. Sensual. Hypnotic. Empowering. Awesome. There are so many things that can be said about the hot ... read more >>
Opening this Week @ the Box Office (12-23-11)
Written by Super User 19 December 2011
OPENING THIS WEEK  Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun           By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer  For movies opening December 23, 2011  BIG BUDGET FILMS The Adventures ... read more >>
Review: 'Wayman Tisdale Story' offers inspiration
Written by CHARLES J. GANS | AP 17 December 2011
.."The Wayman Tisdale Story" (Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue)"The Wayman Tisdale Story" is the larger-than-life tale of a three-time college All-American, Olympic gold medalist and 12-year NBA veteran who ... read more >>
Spike Lee and Eddie Murphy allies to star Marion Barry
Written by Yacine Simpore’ Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 17 December 2011
Eddie Murphy (Courtesy of New York Amsterdam News) Eddie Murphy will be back on the big screen again this year, this time playing a more serious role. He will join the cast of the new Spike Lee movie on ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
Reginald Hudlin - December 15thFlo Rida - December 16thWilliam “Refrigerator” Perry - December 16thDMX - Decmeber 18thOssie Davis - Decembr 18thReggie White - December 19thTyson Beckford - December ... read more >>
Documentary on DVD Revisits Black Revolution of the Sixties
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 December 2011
 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975DVD Review by Kam Williams Documentary on DVD Revisits Black Revolution of the Sixties During the Black Power Movement back in the Sixties, most folks only got to know ... read more >>
Top Ten DVD List for December 20th
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 December 2011
This Week’s DVD Releases Top Ten DVD List for December 20th               Midnight in Paris Beware of Christians Dolphin ... read more >>
World Stage’s On the Comeback Trail
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 December 2011
 Like many of the businesses in the still-thriving artist community known as Leimert Park Village, the World Stage has seen its share of ups and downs.  Variously known as the World Stage Art, Education ... read more >>
Singing, Acting, Performing: The Laws of Eloise
Written by Joy Childs and Yussuf Simmonds 16 December 2011
They’re known by one name only.  Billie. Ella. Sarah. Nancy.  Say Eloise, and the first name that comes to mind is the only one that matters in the world of music: Eloise Laws.She, of the talented ... read more >>
Record exec dies after Hollywood street rampage
Written by Associated Press 16 December 2011
This image provided by Gregory Bojorquez shows Los Angeles Police officers advancing on a wounded gunman Friday Dec. 9, 2011 at sunset and Vine streets in Los Angeles. Police say the 26-year-old man walked ... read more >>
The Women Behind The Fela
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 16 December 2011
Paulette Ivory as Sandra Izsadore with Sahr Ngaujah as FelaMelanie Marshall as Funmilayo with Sahr Ngaujah as FelaMulti-talented stage actresses Paulette Ivory and Melanie Marshall talk about hit play ... read more >>
LISTINGS: "The Wendy Williams Show" - 12/19 & 12/26
Written by Setninel Wire Service 16 December 2011
  SHOW LISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF 12/19/11 “The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, must-see daytime talk show. Taped live in New York, viewers delight over Williams' distinctive and entertaining ... read more >>
Kirk Franklin Makes Inland Empire Debut
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 16 December 2011
Kirk Franklin Makes Inland Empire DebutKirk Franklin B Ready Productions ( presents “Christmas with Kirk Franklin” Gospel Concert.  Franklin, a seven-time Grammy-winning Contemporary ... read more >>