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Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement. The reaction to his news Monday was swift. President Obama, who just last year announced his...
National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...
Brazen CareeristBrazen Careerist The question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" causes a lot of anxiety for many of us. While some people struggle to find a field that they're passionate enough about to pursue as a lifelong career, others struggle with the...
Call it the Affleck Redemption. After being snubbed for an Oscar nomination for best director earlier this month, Ben Affleck scored a win Saturday night for outstanding producer of a theatrical motion picture for “Argo” at the 24th annual...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Doug E. Fresh, 2 Chainz and MC Lyte were among those on hand to be honored at Sunday night's Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. But none let the fact that they were collecting hardware keep...
Tags: Barack Obama, Wayne Brady, Common, Michael Jackson, Meek Mill
All eyes will be on Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor when they take the stage at Monday's presidential inauguration. But they're far from the only major artists partaking in the festivities. A slew of performing artists will be taking the...
LAS VEGAS -- Def Jam label co-founder Russell Simmons and veteran television and film producer Brian Robbins have joined forces to launch the new YouTube channel All Def Digital (ADD), a name that hints at the partners' ambitions to create entertainment...
Tags: Brian Robbins, Media Industry, YouTube, Music, Music Industry
Music producer and hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons will receive the Producers Guild 2013 Visionary Award at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony Jan. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Visionary Award recognizes television, film or new media...
Tags: United Nations, YouTube, Ceremonies, Eric Fellner, Culture
Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou have separated after 5½ years together, she confirmed Wednesday on Twitter. "There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating," she wrote. "The truth is Djimon+I have been separated for some time. We...
For months, Anthony Brown fooled his jailers into believing that he was just another prisoner inside Men's Central Jail. In fact, the 45-year-old armed robber was working for the FBI on a highly sensitive investigation of the Los Angeles County jails....
Tags: Beyonce, FBI, Corporate Crime, Bank Robbery, Cocaine
VarietyTop hip-hop manager Chris Lighty has died. He was 40. Early press reports said Lighty died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Bronx apartment. A staffer at the Los Angeles office of Primary Wave, which merged with Lighty's Violator Management in...
All The RageJohnny Depp is to receive the CFDA Fashion Icon Award on Monday, the same category Lady Gaga won last year. Presenters will include Lily Collins and Jessica Chastain, with Seth Myers serving as the evening's host....
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