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COMEDIANS PAY THEIR RESPECT AS CHARLIE MURPHY IS LAID TO REST

Instagram Comedian and Actor Charlie Murphy has been laid to rest according to E News! E News reports: Charlie Murphy‘s family and friends gathered to lay the comedian to rest Wednesday evening and honor his life. Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and more comedians gathered together to pay their respects in New Jersey. Murphy, 57, passed ... Read More »

FUNERAL SERVICE SET FOR BISHOP EDDIE LONG JAN 25TH

New Birth has set a date for a service for Bishop Eddie L. Long, who died Sunday at age 63. Elder Craig Heath said during an early morning international prayer call that homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25. The church had said on Sunday that an email would be sent to members with further details. Heath ... Read More »

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO DELIVER HIS FAREWELL SPEECH IN CHICAGO

President Barack Obama will give a farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10, exactly 10 days before Donald Trump is scheduled to take over the gig. “I’m just beginning to write my remarks,” Obama wrote in an email posted on the White House website. “But I’m thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for ... Read More »

LEGENDARY GLADYS KNIGHT WILL GUEST STAR IN NEW LEE DANIELS DRAMA ‘STAR’

Star is bringing out its brightest for its debut season. Fox announced Friday that soul legend Gladys Knight will guest star in an upcoming episode of the network’s musical drama from Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. The show will focus on three rising singers from Atlanta with eyes toward fame. Playing herself, Knight is Alexandra’s (Ryan Destiny) music idol and ... Read More »

JOHN LEGEND’S HOMETOWN OF OHIO NAMES THEATER IN HIS HONOR

Over the weekend (Oct. 9), John Legend was back in his hometown of Springfield, Ohio to accept the dedication of a renovated theater that now bears his name. Now known as The John Legend Theater, the 680-seat performance space started out as Springfield High School, then transitioned to South High School, which closed in 2008 after the school district built a new combined ... Read More »

“MARTIN” ACTOR TOMMY FORD HAS DIED AT 52

According to TMZ, Tommy Ford’s family made the decision to turn off life support. Here’s what TMZ reported: Tommy Ford — who played Tommy on the ’90s hit show “Martin” — has died … TMZ has learned. Tommy passed away Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital surrounded by family and friends. As we reported, Ford had been on life support after ... Read More »

MICHELLE OBAMA GRACES THE COVER OF ESSENCE AND INSTYLE MAGAZINE

Style editors are going to miss Michelle Obama when she’s gone — and two October magazine covers could be the proof: The first lady gleams on InStyle and on Essence, where she shares the spotlight with President Obama. Plus, she gives a mighty boost to up-and-coming designer and Lady Gaga pal Brandon Maxwell, wearing one of his dresses for the Instyle cover and looking remarkably ... Read More »

WATCH: SIMONE BILES’ ROAD TO VICTORY AND READ ABOUT HER CATHOLIC FAITH

by Sabrina Bush August 9, 2016 On the seventh day, Simone Biles rests. That’s the day the world gymnastics champion, who has a clear shot at the medal podium in Rio, goes to church with her family. Biles, a first-time Olympian, is a Catholic. She has said she routinely lights a candle to St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes and ... Read More »

NBC INVITES ‘GHOSTBUSTER’ STAR LESLIE JONES TO COVER OLYMPICS

by Sabrina Bush  August 9, 2016   Leslie Jones, who is still winning laughs from “Ghostbusters” audiences, has also garnered a following for her enthusiastic Olympic-geared tweets. Her number one fan — an NBC “suit.” “OK @Lesdoggg you’re officially invited to Rio,” tweeted Jim Bell, the executive producer of the NBC Olympics, to Jones. He’s set to iron out the details ... Read More »

North Miami Shooting: Police Officer Identified Who Shot Unarmed Man

(CNN)Authorities in North Miami, Florida, on Friday identified the police officer who shot an unarmed African-American man lying in the street with his arms in the air this week. The officer is Jonathan Aledda, North Miami City Manager Larry Spring Jr. said at a press conference. Aledda, a four-year department veteran and a member of the SWAT team, has been ... Read More »

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