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Lineup announced for inaugural Essence Festival Durban

September 1, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Singers Kelly Price and Estelle will join comedian and television host Steve Harvey, civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton and fitness expert Shaun T at the inaugural Essence Festival Durban in South Africa. Organizers on Thursday announced participants for the Nov. 8-13 event at the International Convention Center and the Moses...

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Musicians close to Prince reportedly in the mix for tribute

August 31, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A tribute concert to Prince next month will reportedly feature some of the musicians closest to the late superstar. A Minnesota State Arts Board newsletter says the Oct. 13 concert at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will...

James Hinchcliffe taking a risk on ‘Dancing’ stage

August 31, 2016 • AP Auto Racing, EntertainmentComments (0)

In this June 11, 2016, file photo, James Hinchcliffe prepares to toss out a signed cap to fans in the stands as he and other drivers greeted people and signed autographs during a rain delay at the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth,...

Emeril Lagasse feasts globally on new Amazon Prime series

August 31, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Caution: Eat before you watch “Eat the World.” Do not come to this new Emeril Lagasse-hosted docuseries hungry for anything other than new insights about food, travel and culture. And if you must snack while viewing any of these...

Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before Apple sale

August 30, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, a customer holds a pair of Beats headphones at a Best Buy store in Hialeah, Fla. A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners...

Woman identified as rapper T-Pain’s niece, killed in Florida

August 30, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old woman later identified by rapper and record-producer T-Pain as his niece was fatally stabbed outside a drug store in Tallahassee. Tallahassee police said that Javona Glover was stabbed Tuesday morning by an...

MTV considers VMA changes because of audience shift

August 30, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Beyonce accepts the award for Video of the Year for “Lemonade” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it will consider airing its Video...

Just like us: Taylor Swift reports to jury duty, dismissed

August 29, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case on Monday, Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said. “She asked to...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ producer posts character images

August 29, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A producer on the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” has invited his social media followers to be his guest to a first look at several characters from the film. “Beauty and the Beast”...

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

August 29, 2016 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers” and the mad scientist of “Young Frankenstein,” has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew...