Category Archives: Entertainment

Browns WR Blames Positive Drug Test on Second-Hand Weed Smoke

*The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon plan to use the second-hand smoke defense during a hearing Friday over disputed results of a recent drug test, reports ESPN.com. Gordon is appealing the NFL’s imposition of a yearlong suspension for a positive test for marijuana. His legal team
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VH1 Renews ‘Hit the Floor’ for Season 3

*VH1 has renewed its cheerleading drama “Hit The Floor” for a third season. The show’s current second season is a ratings success and huge on social media, especially among women, notes Susan Levison, EVP of original programming and production. “We look forward to seeing what kind of trouble the Devil
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Matt Barnes Thanks Supporters in Capture of Aunt’s Killer

*The man suspected of murdering the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes was captured by police in Sacramento, and the athlete is thanking the concerned citizen who tipped off the cops. “We are so grateful to everyone who helped us — from spreading the word thru social media
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Audra McDonald’s ‘Lady Day’ Finally Making a Profit

*Producers of the Broadway play “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” which stars Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, said Tuesday that they have recouped their $2.6 million initial investment. In the show, McDonald portrays Holiday in one of her last concerts, offering stories and performing about a dozen of
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Sherri Shepherd Joins Cast of ‘Ride Along 2’

*Sherri Shepherd booked her first new project after her departure from “The View.” According to Deadline.com, the actress and stand-up comic will star opposite Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the sequel to this year’s $153M hit comedy “Ride Along,” which returning helmer Tim Story (Think Like A Man) will
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N.W.A. Biopic Finds Its MC Ren and DJ Yella

*Universal’s N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” has finally found its MC Ren and DJ Yella. Aldis Hodge of Amazon.com’s “The After” will play MC Ren aka Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, and “The Walking Dead‘s” Neil Brown, Jr. will play DJ Yella aka Antoine Carraby. They join O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins
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Feds Should Take a Hard Look at CHP Beating Case

*The instant that the video went viral that showed a California Highway Patrol officer pounding a hapless woman (later identified as Marlene Pinnock) into the pavement on the side of a Los Angeles freeway on July 1 the cry went up for a federal probe and possible prosecution of the
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