| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Makeup Artist Melanie Mills gets a 10 for her incredible cosmetic transformations on “Dancing With The Stars.” The Emmy Award-winning makeup artist lent her makeup magic to 11 seasons of the hit ABC competitive dance show. And while she’...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:23 PM
“I'm just trying to move forward and learn from every mistake," Chris Brown tells me as he explains the genesis of "X," his upcoming album.
It’s late March and Brown is at a Burbank studio previewing tracks from a record meant to jolt a...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Howe Gelb, "The Coincidentalist" (New West)
Over 30 years and nearly as many albums, Arizona songwriter Howe Gelb has walked a singular path, one that has drawn a cultish following devoted to his guitar- and piano-based wanderings. He got his start as...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:40 AM
LOS ANGELES - When Whitney Houston died last year, one of the first pieces of audio memorabilia that swarmed the Internet was the isolated vocal track from her 1985 recording of "How Will I Know." Trust us, it will simultaneously give you chills and...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 10:33 AM
We know "Divergent" — the futuristic sci-fi flick starring Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") and directed by Neil Burger ("Limitless") — will begin filming entirely on location in Chicago and at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Kanye West is priming the promotional machine again, this time to generate interest in his upcoming tour in support of his most recent album, "Yeezus." To that end, in a surprise appearance, he performed on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Now that Labor Day has passed, Billboard magazine has released its rankings for Songs of The Summer – those tunes that dominated the weekly Hot 100 chart through the season, starting on Memorial Day. This year, compiling the list has......
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Powerhouse Hampton R&B singer Myra Smith, a veteran of Jae Sinnett's funky big band and various gospel projects, will celebrate the release of her new live album with a benefit show in Norfolk next month.
Smith's event will take place 7-10 p.m. Oct....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Erica McKinney recalled the pain of hearing the names of the Orr Academy High School Class of 2013 as she sat among friends and family on graduation day this June.
Her brother, Darrell "D.J." McKinney, would have walked across the stage that day had...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. THE GO-GO’S It’s really a shame that what has gotten the greatest public attention about 1980s girl group The Go-Go’s lately is the March dismissal of its bassist, Kay......