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43 min ago |

Aretha Franklin slams Canadian server for not showing any R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.


Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Soul, Life, Food, Hamburger

4 hrs ago | Billboard

Kanye West Buries Coinye With Lawsuit Victory

Coinye West, a whimsical addition to the cryptocurrency craze, whose founders hitched its name and logo to the wagon of one of the biggest stars in hip-hop, has officially died.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Victory, NY

8 hrs ago | Sheffield Telegraph

TRAMLINES: Public Enemy wow packed Sheffield audience

Given the fact the venue was full to its 8,000 capacity more than half-an-hour before the hip-hop legends took to the stage, it was clear something special was expected - and Public Enemy didn't disappoint.


Related Topix: Rap, Public Enemy

13 hrs ago | KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Janet Jackson's Father Pens Open Tribute to Her

For the past two weeks, Joe Jackson has published a short memoirs about his relationship with each of his famous offspring via his official website .


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Poetic Justice, Janet Jackson, Pop/Rock

17 hrs ago |

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

That's why the 88-year-old Wein is adding a third day of music at Rhode Island's Fort Adams Park on Friday, dedicated to emerging artists such as Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and singer Cecile McLorin Salvant.


Related Topix: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jazz, Billie Holiday, Wynton Marsalis, Thelonious Monk

17 hrs ago | Lake Country Sun

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals.


Related Topix: Jazz, Billie Holiday, Dee Dee Bridgewater

21 hrs ago | JAM! Showbiz

Lionel Richie calls Canadian fans 'loyal to the core'

Lionel Richie poses for a photo at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on Monday March 19, 2012.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lionel Richie, Canada, Country, Shania Twain

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The State

The music is the magic behind the beat of 'Get on Up'

It took producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years – and an assist from Mick Jagger – to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, music legend James Brown.


Related Topix: Soul, James Brown, 42, Chadwick Boseman, The Help


Lenny Kravitz's "Sex" Cover Is A Close-Up Of His Leather-Clad Crotch

Lenny Kravitz's "Sex" cover isn't quite as eye-watering as Nicki Minaj's internet-breaking "Anaconda" artwork but it certainly leaves a lasting impression.


Related Topix: Lenny Kravitz, Dance, Pop/Rock


Mariah Carey sells Bel Air mansion

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have sold their sprawling Bel Air mansion for $10 million, more than $3 million than they paid for it in 2009.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop, Entertainment


Hundreds See James Brown Film Premiere In Augusta

Filmmakers and stars of the new James Brown movie have given the soul singer's hometown a first look at their finished work.


Related Topix: Soul, James Brown, Get On Up, 42

The Willits News

Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a New York server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.


Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Soul, Life, Food, Hamburger, Myrtle Creek, OR

Knutsford Guardian

Beverly Hills Cop is Ratner's dream

Brett Ratner has revealed that making Beverly Hills Cop 4 is a dream come true, because he is a fan of the films.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Beverly Hills Cop, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Brett Ratner, Celebrities, Eddie Murphy, Pop/Rock

Fri Jul 25, 2014

USA Today

Audra McDonald opens up about past suicide attempt

Audra McDonald is the six-time Tony Award-winner and star of Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill , in which she plays a troubled Billie Holiday .


Related Topix: Billie Holiday, Jazz, Entertainment

HP settles lawsuit with iconic twister over 'Chubby Checker' penis-measuring app

Singer, songwriter Chubby Checker , famous for his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard's R&B hit "The Twist," gained some additional and unwanted notoriety beginning in 2006 when the Hewlett Packard Co.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, Pop/Rock, Chubby Checker, HP, Computers, Hewlett-Packard

WXLO-FM Worcester

J-Lo's 45th Birthday Bash Brought Out the Stars

Jennifer Lopez marked her 45th birthday Thursday night with a star-studded bash in New York's ritzy Hamptons, E! Online reports.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, J Lo, Television

Monterey County Herald

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris returns to family

The 16-year-old has spent most of the past year living at a Utah boarding school, getting treatment after trying to take her own life.


Related Topix: Michael Jackson, Dance, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

Myrtle Beach Online

Selwyn Birchwood, Jarekus Singleton infuse the blues

Selwyn Birchwood and Jarekus Singleton did not grow up thinking they were going to play the blues.


Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Blues, Buddy Guy, Entertainment

95.7 The Beat

Producer Talks Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love' For '50 Shades'

A version of her song "Crazy In Love" is featured in the first trailer that arrived on Thursday.


Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

95.7 The Beat

Casper Smart Sends Birthday Wishes To Jennifer Lopez

It looks like Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart's recent break up was as amicable as they come.


Related Topix: Dance, Jennifer Lopez, Pop/Rock