| Dec 3, 2010
Jay-Z is a great American artist — and he'd be the first to tell you so. "Decoded" is an elegantly designed, incisively written bid for cultural legitimacy by a man whose XXL ego is underscored by an equally outsized inferiority complex (as big egos...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 7:49 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Rumors are swirling that singer Beyonce is pregnant with her first child, but her mother denies the reports.
Us Weekly is reporting that Beyonce, 29, who married rapper Jay-Z in 2008, is in her first trimester and is happy, but a little...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 2:59 PM
2 stars (out of 4)
When two of the biggest names in hip-hop – Jay-Z and Kanye West -- collaborate on an album, is there any way it can live up to the hype? Likely not, and that’s the burden “Watch the Throne” (Roc-A-Fella...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Lily Allen's spokesman says the singer has suffered a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy.
Publicist Murray Chalmers said Monday that "it is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby."...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Will Little Orphan Annie soon be whipping her hair back and forth? It's possible, if Will Smith has his way. According to Variety, Smith is talking to Sony about remaking the musical "Annie" with his daughter, the hair-whipping Willow, in the leading...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 12:17 PM
The hip hop tycoon responsible for launching the career of rap superstar Jay-Z was among 40 arrested in a massive takedown of a wholesale marijuana ring, officials announced Friday.
According to authorities, Kareem Burke, a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 12:31 PM
Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
| Feb 11, 2011
| 10:50 AM
Talk about typecasting! Willow Smith says there's only one guy she wants to play her adoptive father, Daddy Warbucks, in the upcoming "Annie" remake.
"Brad Pitt!" she told "Access Hollywood" of the actor, whose brood of six kids includes three adopted...
| Jan 4, 2011
"Here's a little story that must be told," Dan Charnas writes by way of an ironic introduction to his brick-sized epic, quoting a classic rap lyric. "The Big Payback" is ostensibly the history of the business of hip-hop, but in its ambitious scope (it...
| Nov 23, 2010
Here's a quote that recently resonated with Kanye West: "Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." Pablo Picasso said that. West found it on a poster somewhere, took a photo, and claimed it as a statement of purpose ...