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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 »

Hands Up And Still Shot? Two Sides of the Story!

An unarmed behavioral therapist says he was shot by police in North Miami while lying on the ground with his arms up and trying to help his autistic patient, who had run away from a group home. Charles Kinsey, 47, was shot once in the leg and is recovering in the hospital, he told WSVN-TV. He was next to his ... Read More »

BALTIMORE POLICE OFFICER FOUND NOT GUILTY IN THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY

by Crystal Smith  May 24, 2016   Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on Monday for his alleged role in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray a year ago. Nero, 30, was facing misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault and two counts of misconduct in office for his part in Gray’s arrest. He was also charged with reckless endangerment for ... Read More »

VALEDICTORIAN DENIED WALK ACROSS STAGE DUE TO BEARD

by Crystal Smith May 23, 2016 Decked out in full cap and gown, complete with a valedictorian cord, Andrew Jones showed up to his graduation from Amite High School ready to experience his hard work paying off. He didn’t get the chance because of what he was wearing on his face. “Eventually they took my gown,” he recalled, “They told me ... Read More »

THE WORLD SHOCKED BY THE SUDDEN DEATH OF PRINCE AT 57

Prince, who pioneered “the Minneapolis sound” and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, died Thursday at age 57. “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” said his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure. Earlier ... Read More »

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