Friday, April 17, 2015
The new face of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” Cedric the Entertainer
Written by Edward Rice III Sentinel Contributing Writer 29 August 2013
Beginning September 2nd another King of Comedy will join the ranks of game show host, when Cedric the Entertainer replaces Meredith Vieira as the host of, “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.” The long ... read more >>
Patton, Thicke have clear lines on jealousy, work
Written by NICOLE EVATT, Associated Press 28 August 2013
  Professionally, the 37-year-old actress is busy promoting the romantic comedy "Baggage Claim," which opens Sept. 27. "2 Guns," starring Patton, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, opened earlier ... read more >>
Police smelled marijuana on 2 Chainz tour bus
Written by TIM TALLEY, Associated Press 28 August 2013
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer who pulled over the tour bus of rapper 2 Chainz "smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana" when the driver opened the door, a police affidavit says. Eleven ... read more >>
Robin Thicke Spotlights HBCU Dance Teams in Video
Written by Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 27 August 2013
Robin Thicke poses with the Alabama State University Stingettes on the set of his latest video HBCU DANCE CORP   Still riding on the wave of his summer hit “Blurred Lines” that spent ... read more >>
The Butler --REVIEW
Written by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic 22 August 2013
It’s about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality, told from a Black man’s perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (aka the film industry) so long to ... read more >>
FILM REVIEW The Wolverine
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 August 2013
Jackman Journeys to Japan for Latest Adventure as Metal-Clawed Mutant Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), is a mutant with retractable claws and a self-healing, metal skeleton. As a member of ... read more >>
Jamie Foxx to Host ’50 Years Forward’
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2013
  Academy Award-winning superstar Jamie Foxx will host the BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights on Saturday, Sept. 14, at The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center in Birmingham, Ala. The event ... read more >>
Reel Talk August 22
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor 22 August 2013
SPIKE LEE Director Spike Lee has a couple days remaining in his Kickstarter campaign and has already reached his goal of $1.25 million. He originally launched his campaign on July 21 to raise money ... read more >>
It's A Rap August 22
Written by Kenneth Miller Assistant Managing Editor 22 August 2013
Music sensation Beyonce’ debuts new hair do. (Courtesy Photo) BEYONCÉ DEBUTS NEW ‘DO Known for her long, golden-curled locks, music sensation Beyonce has made a big cut. Beyonce, 31, posted ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 22 August 2013
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is serving up success at the box office. Starring Forest Whitaker as a longtime White House butler and Oprah Winfrey as his boozy wife, the Weinstein Co. biopic debuted in ... read more >>
Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family To Protect ‘Blurred Lines’
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle 19 August 2013
  R&B artist Robin Thicke has filed a preemptive lawsuit against two of Marvin Gaye’s relatives and Bridgeport Music to squash claims he copied elements from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” ... read more >>
Kendrick Lamar Says What?!
Written by Nicole Williams and Chaez Pearson Sentinel Contributing Writers 15 August 2013
Kendrick Lamar (AP Photo) The Compton-based rapper calls out slew of artists, has the Hip-Hop World saying ‘Woah’   It was out of nowhere, but I suppose that’s how most news ... read more >>
Reel Talk August 15 2013
Written by sentinel News Service 15 August 2013
‘THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM’ Friday, September 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C) Upon the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” is a film that focuses on the love, ... read more >>
Its A Rap
Written by sentinel News Service 15 August 2013
DMX Dark Man X is returning to the big screen. Despite recent legal and financial troubles, DMX is returning to acting. He'll be making a cameo appearance in an upcoming film starring Chris Rock, ... read more >>
Inglewood Rapper Shawn Chrystopher Drops ‘The Lovestory LP’ with Timbaland
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
  With his long overdue album “The Lovestory LP” dropping this summer, Chrystopher definitely believes dreams do come true.  The Inglewood native is quickly making a name for himself in the rap ... read more >>
Swiss Apologizes to Oprah for Racist Encounter
Written by Associated Press 15 August 2013
GENEVA (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland - and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologized. The billionaire media mogul told the ... read more >>
LEE DANIELS: Oscar Nominated Actor Explores Racism and Captivating Role in “The Butler”
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
Lee Daniels is best known for directing and producing the Academy Award-winning film Precious which was nominated for a half-dozen Oscars in 2010, including histwo for Best Picture and Best Director. ... read more >>
Kick-Ass 2: Introducing Dr. Gravity and Detective Marcus Williams
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
Night B*tch and Dr. Gravity get prepared to battle. Mindy Macready aka Hit Girl stands with Detective Marcus Williams. Donald Faison and Morris Chestnut played two very different, ... read more >>
Washington and Wahlberg Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper
Written by Kam Williams 15 August 2013
DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries ... read more >>
Tamar Braxton Stars in “The Real” Exhale
Written by Associated Press 15 August 2013
Five women sitting around talking has become a TV staple. Five women talking, each of whom is either black, Asian or Latino, is something different. It's the approach tested by two shows: "The Real," ... read more >>
Wendy Williams to Host R& B Divias LA
Written by sentinel News Service 15 August 2013
Following the explosive debut season of TV One’s R&B Divas LA, the ladies are back together and dishing on the experience with television host, actress and author Wendy Williams. Williams will ... read more >>
Hip Hop Raises its Voice for Trayvon
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 August 2013
Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus and Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Photo: Terence Muhammad ‘As an artist, I feel like we have a voice and we have ... read more >>
Diva Toni Braxton Loses Rights to 27 Songs
Written by Alexis Taylor, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 13 August 2013
(Courtesy Photo)   Six-time Grammy award winner Toni Braxton may not have her trophies, Gucci flatware, or the rights to 27 of her hit-songs—but she still has a lot to smile about. The Severn, ... read more >>
Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit
Written by Russ Bynum, Associated Press 13 August 2013
  Judge: White former manager can't sue Paula Deen, brother for racial discrimination SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant ... read more >>
Inglewood Rapper Shawn Chrystopher Drops ‘The Lovestory LP’ with Timbaland
Written by Shonassee Shaver 12 August 2013
Shawn Chrystopher proves to be more than just another rapper, but an artist who is educated about the music game, its fame, fortune and Hip Hop’s Heavyweights’. With his long overdue ... read more >>

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