Jazz great George Duke died Monday in Los Angeles at age 67. He had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to his label Concord Music Group, which also confirmed his passing.
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Jennifer Lopez attacked for singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Turkmenistan leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (gur-BAHN-goo-lee bair-dee-mukh-ha-MAY-doff), who has been criticized for his oppressive rule. The singer’s publicist issued a statement saying if she had known there were human rights issues in his country, she wouldn’t have performed at all. The publicist’s statement also […]
Singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, best known for hits such as “Turn on Your Love Light” and “Further on up the Road,” died Sunday at age 83. Bland’s son Rodd said his father died at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his Memphis home. He reportedly died from complications from an ongoing […]
REPORT: Grammy-award winning singer Bruno Mars’ mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died at age 55, after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. Bernadette Hernandez died Saturday at the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Hernandez. who was a hula dancer and singer, migrated from the Philippines.
Our deepest condolences go out to Hip-Hop musician Andree 3000 over the death of his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo. Billboard reports the cause of death has not been confirmed, but it is believed Mrs. Benjamin-Hodo, 62, died of natural causes. Sharon Benjamin-Hodo was a regular fixture in metro-Atlanta. She started the […]
Jennifer Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is under fire in the UK after a raunchy performance on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Dressed in thigh-high boots and a skintight bodysuit, JLo performed her hit single “Live It Up” but the performance didn’t sit well with some viewers. The UK equivalent of […]
Singer Miguel hurt a female fan, Khyati, during Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards when he attempted to jump from the stage to the catwalk. Um, that didn’t go as planned. He landed into the back of a female fan’s head, genitals and all, slamming her face onto the stage. got […]
Jay-Z is hitting back at the critics, specifically the Republicans, who questioned his and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba, in a new rap track, mocking their anger. Florida Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio, have been attacking the couple and the Obama Administration over the trip, […]
GOP Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart Call for Probe into Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Trip to Cuba
Republican lawmakers Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart are calling for an investigation into Jay-Z and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba. Ros-Lehtinen wrote in a letter to Adam Szubi, director of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, saying “despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described […]
RIP Harry J: 1970s top reggae producer Harry Johnson died Wednesday at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, Jamaica, from complications to diabetes. He was 68. Johnson, popularly known as Harry J, launched his record label Harry J label in 1966 and had several big hits including, “Young, Gifted and Black,” […]