Kimora Lee Simmons Files for Divorce
Written by Associated Press 26 March 2008
AP - (Los Angeles) Kimora Lee Simmons has already moved on, but she took steps to make it official by filing for divorce from her husband of seven years, entertainment mogul Russell Simmons.Although the ... read more >>

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Entertainment (411) 3-20-08
Written by Lisa Spivey, Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 March 2008
Halle Berry has given birth to a baby girl. Halle is “doing great,” her rep said. The 41-year-old Oscar-winning actress gave birth on Sunday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los ... read more >>
Meet The (Dysfunctional) Browns: Tyler Perry’s wacky yet loveable family
Written by Sandra Varner 20 March 2008
Meet the BrownsTyler Perry’s wacky yet loveable familySandra Varner, Celebrity ProfilesThere’s no denying that playwright and filmmaker Tyler Perry knows his audience and sets out to whet ... read more >>
Marvel Comics Creator’s First Black Superhero
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 13 March 2008
Marvel Comics Creator’s First Black Superhero Actor Marcus Patrick More Than Ready For His Closeup Most people know him from daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” but after posing ... read more >>
Oh Snap! Raven Symone’s all grown up and heading to College
Written by Stephanie Frederic 06 March 2008
Oh Snap!  Raven Symone’s all grown up and heading to College BY STEPHANIE FREDERICEntertainment EditorIt’s hard to believe that little Olivia the adorable and sweet little girl from ... read more >>
A Star Is Born!
Written by Stephanie Frederic 28 February 2008
A Star Is Born! Eleven-year old prodigy Jamia Simone Nash performs and makes Academy Award History When 11-year old actress and singing sensation Jamia Simone Nash performed at the Oscars Sunday night ... read more >>
Felicia P. Fields Delivers an Unforgettable Stage Performance
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 26 February 2008
Felicia Fields is a veteran of the Chicago theatre scene. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Sofia in The Color Purple musical during its initial Broadway run. Since The Color ... read more >>
Sanaa Lathan and Sean Combs Stars in ABC-TV Adaptation of African-American Classic
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 22 February 2008
Lorraine Hansberry’s (1930-1965) “A Raisin in the Sun” was the first play written by a black woman ever to open on Broadway. It takes its title from the opening line in “Harlem,” ... read more >>
It’s Oscar Week! Will Actress Ruby Dee Win Her First Academy Award?
Written by Stephanie Frederic 22 February 2008
It's Oscar Week! Will Actress Ruby Dee Win Her First Academy Award? Days before the Oscars, the big screen legend goes one-on-one with the L.A. Sentinel By Stephanie Frederick, Sentinel ... read more >>
Entertainment (411) 2-14-08
Written by Lisa Spivey, Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 February 2008
Music producer Dr. Dre is trying to get Death Row Records to pay him for unpaid royalties he is owed from the sale of his 1992 album “The Chronic.” Dr. Dre who founded the label with Suge ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin; A Lifetime of Achievement
Written by Stephanie Frederic 07 February 2008
I arrive at her swank Beverly Hills hotel room this week and to my surprise a very relaxed and cordial Miss Aretha Franklin answers the doorbell. With a big smile and a warm embrace, she receives ... read more >>
Celebrate Black History
Written by Denise Simpson 05 February 2008
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY WITH A SPECIAL LA SENTINEL DISCOUNT OFFER TO SEE THE COLOR PURPLE ... read more >>
Boyz II Men Hit The Southland With Three Performances
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 31 January 2008
Boyz II Men Hit The Southland With Three PerformancesAnaheim, L.A. and Agoura HillsOne of the most successful R&B male vocal groups of all time, Boyz II Men, is set to perform in three Southern California ... read more >>
Ms. Toi is ‘Not Yo Average Chick’
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 31 January 2008
Rap artist Ms. Toi was originally born in Chicago but has been living in Los Angeles since elementary school. She moved to Inglewood and later attended Inglewood High School. Early on Toi was known ... read more >>
SuperBowl at The J Spot Comedy Club
Written by Denise Simpson 30 January 2008
Michelle Williams was Destined for Success
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 30 January 2008
  Michelle Williams as “Shug Avery”Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams stars in Oprah Winfrey’s musical The Color Purple, playing the vibrant and unforgettable ... read more >>
Steve Harvey and Disney's Dream Academy
Written by Stephanie Frederic 24 January 2008
Comedian and actor Steve Harvey joins Mickey Mouse and 100 U.S. high school students Jan. 20, 2008 at the closing ceremony of the “Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey.” The teen-focused ... read more >>
Berry Gordy To Be Honored By The Recording Academy At The 2008 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy will be honored by The Recording Academy at its annual GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons event on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, immediately following the 50th Annual GRAMMY ... read more >>
Jackson Lawsuit Dismissed
Written by City News Service 17 January 2008
CNS - A lawsuit filed by a young man who alleged he was molested as a boy by Michael Jackson — and who also claimed he fathered the singer’s two oldest children and saw him dine with Fidel ... read more >>
Queen Latifah's Celebrated Year Begins
Written by Stephanie Frederic 17 January 2008
Queen Latifah's Celebrated Year Begins A Golden Globe, A New Endorsement Deal And Some "Mad Money" by Stephanie Frederic and Kam Williams In just one week, Rapper turned actress ... read more >>
Rufus Bonds, Jr. Electrifies “The Color Purple”
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 17 January 2008
Bringing in the New Year with a big bang, Los Angeles has been buzzing about Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple”. One of the primary reasons is due to the outstanding performance of ... read more >>
Chris Brown Electrifies Universal Amphitheatre
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 03 January 2008
You can still hear the young girls screaming at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk this week as R&B sensation Chris Brown performed two sold out shows. The Chris Brown experience continues ... read more >>
Acclaimed Actress Kimberly Elise Adds Texture and Tonality to 'Debaters'
Written by Sandra Varner (Celebrity Profiler) 03 January 2008
Kimberly Elise walks the talk. Beloved by fellow thespians and fans alike, the Minnesota-born actress captured the world stage with her breathtakingly poignant portrayal as a timid ingénue in ... read more >>
Entertainment (411) 12-27-07
Written by Lisa Spivey, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 December 2007
ALICIA KEYS TO PLAY LENA HORNE Alicia Keys has officially been cast as the legendary singer/actress Lena Horne in a biopic about Horne's life. Oprah Winfrey has taken over the project and revealed ... read more >>
No Debate: Oprah And Denzel Deliver
Written by Stephanie Frederic 27 December 2007
 Oprah Winfrey says she always wanted to work with two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. Washington, a movie star who's been in the game for 25 years, is always looking to ... read more >>