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  • Getting into the groove of meditation

    Getting into the groove of meditation
    Meditation seems to be everywhere lately — on talk shows, in yoga studios, even on our smartphones. A recent Time magazine cover story announced that we're in the midst of "The Mindful Revolution." Celebrities including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons...
  • Judges announced for Kevin Plank's Cupid's Cup business competition

    Judges announced for Kevin Plank's Cupid's Cup business competition
    Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank and celebrity judges will pick from six finalists Friday in the annual Cupid's Cup national entrepreneurship competition. The annual competition, designed to foster interest in student entrepreneurship, is...
  • Call him what you want, Kanye West remains at music's forefront

    Call him what you want, Kanye West remains at music's forefront
    FRIDAY UPDATE: "The concert is still on! We will see you tonight!" reads the message on Baltimore Arena's website regarding tonight's Kanye West concert. The Yeezus show is on; check back tomorrow for my review. --------------- For the past decade, it...
  • Sighting: Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger dine with Backstreet Boys at RPM Italian

    Sighting: Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger dine with Backstreet Boys at RPM Italian
    Avril Lavigne and the Backstreet Boys aren’t just touring together. They’re hanging out together as well. Lavigne opened for the Backstreet Boys Wednesday at FirstMerit Pavilion at Northerly Island and then had dinner with husband Chad...
  • Tracy Morgan injured in car crash told to 'stay strong'

    Tracy Morgan injured in car crash told to 'stay strong'
    Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his roles on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," was badly injured early Saturday when the limo bus he was riding in overturned in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that killed another comic. Morgan,...
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  • Sean Penn, Robin Wright's Daughter Making Acting Debut in Horror Film

    Dylan Penn will make her acting debut as the lead in the indie horror film "Condemned," with shooting starting in April in New York. Eli Morgan Gesner is directing from his own script. Caliber Media partners Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller arranged...
  • Russell Simmons' Stockholm-Set Action-Comedy Ramping Up (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fox is gearing up for an untitled action-comedy set in Sweden with Russell Simmons producing. The studio has hired the writing team of Enzo Miletti and Scott Wilson to script the story, centered two detectives pairing up to investigate a murder in...
  • UMG Dissolves Island Def Jam, Barry Weiss Steps Down

    Universal Music Group announced it was dissolving the Island Def Jam Music Group that housed three of its biggest labels under one roof, as well as a number of label and exec shakeups, on Tuesday morning -- chief among those changes being the ankling of...
  • Eye-popping party house for sale in WeHo

    Eye-popping party house for sale in WeHo
    Southern California’s most over-the-top party house, complete with a casino room and a two-story disco, is back on the market and it’s looking more outrageous than ever. Owned by English glamour photographer Richard Franklin, the West...
  • The Roundup: Comic Books

    The Roundup: Comic Books
    Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor, Fantagraphics, 112 pages, $24.99 If you've read Ed Piskor's sources — including Jeff Chang's and Russell Simmons' accounts of the late '70s, when underage emcees cobbled together stereo equipment to rock Bronx...
  • Dixie Chicks perform in honor of Rick Rubin at David Lynch benefit

    Dixie Chicks perform in honor of Rick Rubin at David Lynch benefit
    The Dixie Chicks made a rare U.S. concert appearance Thursday night as the headlining act at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation. Held in a ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the evening doubled as a salute to the record producer Rick Rubin,...