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Entertainment

Queen Latifah–Joy to the Queen!

January 8, 2012

Queen Latifah is an award-winning actress, rapper, singer, author and entrepreneur. She landed an Oscar nomination in 2003 for Best Supporting Actress, as well as Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations…

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Hollywood stars less vocal in Obama support

January 8, 2012

“He is ‘The One,'” said Oprah Winfrey. “The best candidate I’ve ever seen,” said George Clooney.  “I’d collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear,” said Halle Berry. But you can’t be the Next Big Thing twice and there’s clearly a different mood in heavily Democratic Hollywood.

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Professor Melissa Harris-Perry gets MSNBC Weekend anchor post

January 8, 2012

If you watch MSNBC, especially during its prime time programming, you’ve probably seen Professor Melissa Harris-Perry either doing commentary or subbing for Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow in particular. Well, Harris-Perry’s broadcast chops have gotten so good…

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Etta James condition better, taken off respirator

January 8, 2012

Etta James’ manager says the terminally ill blues singer is breathing on her own after being taken off a respirator. Lupe De Leon says Friday that the change in her condition is great news and that the singer’s blood pressure is normal.

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MC Lyte takes historic Grammy job in stride

December 31, 2011

MC Lyte, born Lana Moorer, stomped on the yard of the big boys when rap was becoming relevant. She earned her title and ultimate respect while maintaining her femininity and class, making a way for artists like Lil Kim, Lauryn Hill and Nicki Minaj.

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Suspect in Slim Dunkin killing turns himself in

December 31, 2011

The man accused of killing Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin turned himself in to police Monday. Vinson Hardimon, 28, also known as Young Vito, is being held at the Fulton County jail on murder and gun possession charges pending a bond hearing, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Janet Hubert still salty toward Will Smith; calls him ‘a**hole’

December 31, 2011

Last week, some of the stars of NBC’s former sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” were together at a charity event, prompting lead cast member Will Smith to snap a reunion photo for his Facebook page, writing “Got the Holiday season started right with a ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ reunion…

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Winfrey: Dedicated to OWN despite rocky first year

December 31, 2011

Oprah Winfrey earned the rare opportunity to convert her media charisma into a monogramed TV channel. Now she’s the one tasked with rescuing OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, after a disappointing first year. It’s a high-stakes, potentially ego-shattering challenge that…

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Melanie Amaro wins ‘The X Factor,’ Pepsi Spot

December 31, 2011

The 19-year-old vocalist from Sunrise, Florida won the Fox talent competition. Amaro, who was mentored by judge Simon Cowell and was at one point eliminated from the contest, was awarded the grand prize: A $5 million recording contract and a starring role in a Pepsi commercial.

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