NAACP Image Awards more like a steady stream

02/24/2014 4:05 pm0 comments
Photo by Marty Cotwright

Lupita Nyong'o, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (12 Years A Slave.)

A landmark year for Black filmmaking meant that it was a tight race for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards. Saturday night’s broadcast felt of acknowledgements across the board instead of the predicted clean sweep. But at the end of the day Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” would be [...]

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Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

02/21/2014 3:22 pm2 comments
Nicki Minaj sued for $30 million by ‘wig guru’

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — A hair stylist is accusing former “American Idol” judge and rapper Nicki Minaj of wigging out on a deal. Terrence Davidson filed suit Friday in district court in Atlanta alleging that the star not only stole his wig designs, but also [...]

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Andrew Greene’s lawsuit seeks more than $25 million damages from filmmakers

02/19/2014 2:04 pm0 comments
'Wof of Wall Street'

  By Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — A lawyer who says he was defamed by his portrayal in “The Wolf of Wall Street” is demanding the Oscar-nominated film be removed from theaters. Andrew Greene’s lawsuit is also asking for “in excess of” $25 million in damages from the filmmakers, [...]

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Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ debut: New show, old Jimmy

02/18/2014 4:22 pm1 comment
Jimmy Fallon on Red Carpet for 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

ENT-jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-debut-3-Image(s) Available (Originally Published: 2/18/2014 12:15 AM) (Updated with Images: 2/18/2014 7:00 AM) Update 1:50 a.m.: Adds more Highlights By Saeed Ahmed CNN   (CNN) — To thunderous applause and with a Cheshire cat grin, Jimmy Fallon walked on to the stage at the NBC Studio in New York Monday [...]

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Bob Casale, 61, was known by Devo fans as “Bob 2″

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Devo's Bob Casale dead of heart failure, brother says

  E Devo’s Bob Casale dead of heart failure, brother says   By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Devo guitarist Bob Casale died Monday, his brother and band mate announced Tuesday. Casale was 61. He was known by fans as “Bob 2″ since he played alongside guitarist [...]

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David Crosby rescheduling Troubador shows in West Hollywood

02/17/2014 3:03 pm0 comments
David Crosby

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rock stalwart David Crosby, 72, today announced he underwent heart surgery last week, and he rescheduled pending sold-out shows in West Hollywood into April. A spokesman for the dual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member — once with the Byrds, once with Crosby, Stills and [...]

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Valentine Day’s weekend was binge time for “House of Cards” fans

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House of Cards got a lot of love on Valentine's Day

  By Lisa Respers France CNN   (CNN) — Raise your hand if you spent this weekend binge-watching “House of Cards”? Join the club. From the leader of the free world to celebs, it appeared that Valentine’s Day weekend was for lovers of season two of the hit Netflix series. [...]

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Peabody Prints

02/14/2014 1:58 pm2 comments
Photos by Gary McCarthy

Sherman,Max Charles, Mr. Peabody and Ty Burrell at the TCL Chinese Theatre PAW print ceremony.

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A costumed version of Mr. Peabody will left his paw prints in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre today, three weeks before the release of the animated feature film, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” Ty Burrell, who supplied the voice of Mr. Peabody, was     be joined [...]

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Funnyman Sid Caesar dead at 91

02/12/2014 2:15 pm0 comments

  By Todd Leopold CNN   (CNN) — Sid Caesar, whose clever, anarchic comedy on such programs as “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour” helped define the 1950s “Golden Age of Television,” has died. He was 91. A friend of the family, actor Rudy De Luca, does not know [...]

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County shuts down comedian’s Starbucks’ prank

02/11/2014 3:59 pm1 comment
Photos by Gary McCarthy

It looked like a typical Starbucks shop when it opened in a Los Feliz strip mall Friday. Then people noticed the word ‘Dumb’ over the storefront sign, on the cups their coffee came in and on the caps the store was selling. Reality show star Nathan Fielder says his shop is a parody of Starbucks and thus not bound to honor the Starbucks trademark. The county Health Department closed the shop Monday for not having a health permit.

From City News Service A comedian known for a Comedy Central prank show came forward Monday as the owner of the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in Los Feliz that attracted crowds of curious customers over the weekend, but shortly after he revealed his identity, his store was closed by the [...]

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