Category Archives: Entertainment

NFL Ref Avoided Redskins Games Because of ‘Disrespectful’ Name

*Former NFL referee Mike Carey told The Washington Post that he requested not to work home or away games for the Washington Redskins due to the team’s controversial nickname. Carey, who retired after the 2013 season following 24 years in the league, says he requested off Washington’s games beginning with
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Stevie Wonder to Receive Epitome of Soul Award in Memphis

*Stevie Wonder will pick up the inaugural Epitome of Soul award at a special event to be held in Memphis in October. The music legend will be honored at “A Soulright Evening,” a musical gala hosted by The Consortium Mmt (Memphis Music Town), which aims to provide links between record
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Kid Cudi, Giuseppe Zanotti Launch Sneaker Line

*If a boxing glove were a sneaker, it would probably look like this new creation from Kid Cudi and shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti. The new collection, named Kid Cudi x Giuseppe Zanotti, will be available sometime in 2015. Rapper/actor Cudi met Zanotti backstage at a concert, and the pair subsequently
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Sony Denies Report of ‘Latifah’ Talk Show Being Bumped in NY

*Columnist Cindy Adams wrote in the New York Post that because of low ratings, “The Queen Latifah Show” “isn’t a royal smash” and it is “unclear if it’s on next fall” in New York City. Sony stomped out the fire quickly. In what was called a “categorical denial,” a spokesperson
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Naomie Harris to Play Nisha in Warner Bros. ‘Jungle Book’

*On the heels of her casting in Antoine Fuqua’s “Southpaw,” Naomie Harris has signed on to Warner Bros. adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” joining Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan, Peter Mullan and Benedict Cumberbatch as the animal characters in the feature. The movie, directed by Andy Serkis,
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Iyanla Vanzant Films ‘Fix My Life’ Special in Ferguson

*Iyanla Vanzant hopped on a plane to Ferguson, Missouri to shoot an episode of her OWN series “Fix My Life,” the network announced Wednesday. Following the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, the ordained minister and spiritual life coach traveled to the area to listen to
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Zoe Saldana Confirms Pregnancy in Ice Bucket Challenge (Watch)

*Zoe Saldana has finally confirmed that she is pregnant. Rumors of her bun in the oven began swirling in July, when several outlets, such as E! News and The Hollywood Reporter, reported that their sources confirmed that she and her husband Marco Perego were indeed expecting their first child. However,
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Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Living Separately?

*Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are supposedly on the verge of a breakup. Under the headline “The End is Near for Mariah & Nick Cannon,” the New York Post’s Page Six reports the two are “living separately” after Mimi allegedly suspected Nick of cheating. She reportedly hired security guards to
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Ray J Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Battery and Vandalism

*Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Ray J, born William Ray Norwood, entered the plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police officer and resisting a
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Jennifer Hudson’s Half-Brother Arrested after Alleged Stabbing

*Jennifer Hudson’s half-brother Stephen Angelo Simpson was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 19, after he allegedly stabbed a man on Monday night. The stabbing took place at Simpson’s estranged wife’s apartment in the South Haven Charter Township in Van Buren County, Mich., according to CBS’ WWMT. Simpson, 45, was said to have
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