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Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

Winfrey talks about her new films, her insecurities

BY GLENN WHIPP LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey guides you into her office and, after a welcoming hug (Winfrey’s a hugger, but you probably already knew that), she immediately anticipates where your eye is going to land first. Over in the corner, overlooking her Oprah Winfrey Network studio lot, there’s artist Whitfield […]

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

DENEE BENTON / TONY AWARD NOMINEE

Dreams can come true Orlando’s Denee Benton and her parents, Derryl and Jackie Benton, celebrated Denee’s nomination for 2017’s Best Actress in a Broadway show at the Tony Awards show in New York City on June 11. Benton stars as a 19th-century Russian aristocrat with singer Josh Groban in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of […]

Biopic about Tupac debuts June 16

Biopic about Tupac debuts June 16

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF “All Eyez on Me’’ tells the story of the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist. It also chronicles his imprisonment and controversial time at Death Row Records. Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona […]

Torry defends support of Cosby

Torry defends support of Cosby

BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Comedian and actor Joe Torry showed up to court last week with the embattled legendary entertainer Bill Cosby at his sexual assault trial in a showing of support. The “Tom Joyner Morning Show’’ talked exclusively with Torry about his decision to be a part of Cosby’s public supporters at the courthouse. According to Torry, […]

Bill Withers to receive Heroes and Legends honor

Bill Withers to receive Heroes and Legends honor

EURWEB.COM Grammy-winning recording artist Bill Withers will be honored with a HAL Icon Award at the 28th annual Tribute to Heroes and Legends on Sept. 24. The exclusive, black-tie event honors achievement in television, film and music, and raises funds for performing arts scholarships. The annual event will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. […]

Maher’s guests since racial slur include Ice Cube, Dyson

Maher’s guests since racial slur include Ice Cube, Dyson

BY LIBBY HILL LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Bill Maher continues to be embroiled in controversy after his use of a racial slur last week, and Ice Cube is prepared to give him some “Real Talk” about it. The rapper was already scheduled to appear on the June 9 episode of HBO’s “Real Talk with Bill Maher” […]

Berry’s final studio album comes out this month

Berry’s final studio album comes out this month

BY RANDALL ROBERTS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Rock ’n’ roll icon Chuck Berry, who died in March at age 90, left behind a legacy that includes seminal American songs, including “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Maybellene” and “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man.” He also left behind a final musical testament called “Chuck,” which NPR Music is now previewing ahead of […]

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

Grande to hold benefit concert in Manchester

BY CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Ariana Grande has announced her intention to return to the “incredibly brave city of Manchester” to spend time with fans and play a benefit concert to assist victims of the suicide bomb attack launched after her May 22 show in the British city. “I have been thinking of my […]

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

South Florida hip-hop radio personality “Papa Keith’’ in conjunction with 103.5 The Beat and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon will present “People Matter Fest,” a day celebrating life, unity, music and non-violence in Liberty City. The Miami festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Charles Hadley Park, […]

Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way

Freddie Jackson releases single; album on the way

BY DON SAINT JAMES EURWEB.COM Since 1985, singer and recording artist Freddie Jackson has been synonymous with excellence in R&B and contemporary adult music. His portfolio of chart-topping songs includes “You Are My Lady,” “He’ll Never Love You (Like I Do),” “Love Is Just a Touch Away,” “A Little Bit More” (a duet with Melba […]

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