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3 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Kesha Admits She Once Broke Into Prince's House

Kesha 's had no problem getting people to listen to her music since going all the way to #1 with her song "TiK ToK" in 2010, but there was a time in her career when she had to resort to desperate measures.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Prince, Pop-Funk, Ke$ha, Hot Chicks


Double threats: Musicians who act

It was three decades ago that pop star Prince became movie star Prince. With "Purple Rain" celebrating its 30th anniversary July 27, join us for a look at "The Purple One" other singing stars who are double threats.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Prince, Pop-Funk, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014


'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album

The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody.


Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Dance, Michael Jackson, Rap, Coolio

Business Journal

'Ride Along 2' filmmakers may reconsider returning to South Florida

Filming for "Ride Along 2," a movie starring Olivia Munn , Kevin Hart and Ice Cube , wrapped up filming in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, but a fee could make it difficult for at least one major production company to consider filming here again.


Related Topix: Olivia Munn, Hot Chicks, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Rap, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Minute: Zoe Saldana On Being Mistaken for Other Black Actresses

In the latest cover story for Hollywood Reporte r, Zoe Saldana - who's appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek and Avatar - said she's not offended when people can't tell her and other black actresses apart.


Related Topix: Avatar, Star Trek, Zoe Saldana, Hot Chicks, Indiana

HOT 107.9

Jamie Dornan & Dakota Johnson Steam up 'Fifty Shades of Grey '

The moment millions of people have been waiting for is here...the first Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is here! And in it, we finally see the chemistry between the onscreen Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, played by Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.


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

News Shopper

Catford rapper ShaoDow follows in footsteps of Dr Dre

Fiercly independent Catford rapper ShaoDow has taken a leaf out of Dr Dre's book by selling a line of headphones.


Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Rap

Amazon Prime Music adds hundreds of thousands more tracks

In June, the e-commerce giant said the service launched with over a million tracks and hundreds of curated playlists, which have now been expanded, as well.


Related Topix: Nick Cave, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pop/Rock, John Coltrane, Jazz

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KSMG-FM San Antonio

#Trends On Tens: John Travolta's Male Ex ...

John Travolta lost a court case recently, which means the judge is allowing for John's former employee Douglas Gotterba to write a tell-all book claiming that he and John were secret lovers.


Related Topix: Whitney Houston, Pop/Rock, Alcoholism, Medicine, Health

WWWM-FM Toledo

"Weird Al" Yankovic Scores First-Ever #1 Album; Jason Mraz in at #2

It just goes to show: comedy is not dead. The King of Pop Music Parody, "Weird Al" Yankovic , has just scored the first #1 album of his career.


Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock, Dance, Michael Jackson

ABC News

Shemar Moore to Return to 'Young and Restless'

Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on "The Young and the Restless."


Related Topix: Soap Opera, Comedy, The Young and the Restless, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Shemar Moore, Kristoff St. John