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Watch the 2018 BET Awards Performances (Video)

The 2018 BET Awards is underway! Check out the performances below from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Daniel Caesar, Wale, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, YG, Migos, Jay Rock, Miguel, SIR and more! Listen closely or you might miss the message in @JColeNC's #BETAwards performance of 'Friends' with @DanielCaesar and @Wale! pic.twitter.com/NPmc0RFPxv — #BETAwards...

Third ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Is In The Works

he heroes in a half shell are coming back for more pizza. Paramount is developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. Paramount has made two Ninja Turtles movies based on the 1980s cult comic by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The first movie, released in 2014, grossed $493 million worldwide, while 2016’s installment,...

'Aaliyah for MAC' makeup collection goes on sale

Fans of late R&B singer Aaliyah can now get makeup inspired by her. MAC has released a new line called Aaliyah for MAC, featuring colors in burgundies and deep reds, colors that Aaliyah frequently wore. The collection pays tribute to Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash 17 years ago. MAC called Aaliyah...

Netflix Fires PR Chief After Use of N-Word in Meeting

Netflix is letting go of its top communications spokesman. Jonathan Friedland, who's served as the streaming giant's chief communications officer for the past six years, is out at the company after "insensitive" remarks he made to his team. Sources say that Friedland used the N-word in a meeting with other Netflix...

A SPIDERMAN SPIN-OFF MOVIE "SILK" IS REPORTEDLY IN THE WORKS

Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development on a movie adaptation of the Marvel comik SILK, about Korean-American superheroine Cindy Moon, which was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. In the comics, Cindy is a student in Peter Parker’s class who also is bitten by a radioactive spider around...

Director Ava DuVernay becomes the first black woman to have a $100 million-grossing film

With A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay has become the first black female director whose movie grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office. Of course, there have been recent success stories for black male directors, namely Ryan Coogler (Black Panther: $699 million), Jordan Peele (Get Out: $176 million),...

John Legend LAUNCHES A NAPA WINE BRAND LVE

For the past few years, the Grammy- and Oscar-winning entertainer and philanthropist has been building his namesake winery: Legend Vineyard Exclusive. The collection is in partnership with Raymond Vineyards Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset and includes a cabernet, chardonnay, a red blend, and now a rosé. Legend has been interested in wine for...

Joe Jackson Hospitalized With Terminal Cancer

The father of Michael, Janet and the rest of Jackson performing family, is in the final stages of terminal cancer, according to TMZ. Family members have visited him in the hospital this week. Joe Jackson, who is now 89, has suffered from dementia, strokes, and at least one heart attack in recent years,...

Youtube Watch Out! Instagram Debuts New Video App 'IGTV'

Instagram has announced a new app, IGTV. The app is a mobile TV platform that takes elements from YouTube, Snapchat and other platforms and puts them all in one place. Facebook stock is rocketing as the Wall Street smell more places that Facebook (Instagram's owner) can put premium inventory prices on. More...

Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Denied Admission to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

Early next week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is set to reveal the latest class of invitees to the film industry’s most prestigious organization. But at least one name that might have been expected to be on it will be missing: basketball legend Kobe Bryant. The retired Los Angeles...

Virgil Abloh's First Louis Vuitton Men's Fashion Show (Video)

The Off-White designer's big debut for the French leather goods juggernaut is finally here. Virgil Abloh's appointment as director of menswear at Louis Vuitton back in March was the latest addition to the multi hyphenate's long list of gigs—but by far the biggest. The designer/DJ/collaborator/do-it-all has been given the reigns of one-half of...

AMC Starts Its Own Subscription Service

After protesting MoviePass’ movie ticket subscription model, AMC has come up with a subscription plan of its own. The global theater chain will offer a new plan starting June 26 called the AMC Stubs A-List that will allow subscribers to see three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That’s double the...

Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror Thriller

Mary J. Blige, who scored two Oscar nominations for her work in Mudbound, has signed on to star in Body Cam, a horror thriller being made by Paramount Players division. Malik Vitthal, who was behind the 2014 John Boyega crime drama Imperial Dreams, is directing the feature, which is being produced by Matt Kaplan. Body...

Charlamagne Tha God to Have New Series on HBO

HBO and Charlamagne Tha God are teaming up for a series of four interview specials. The podcast personality is a New York Times bestselling author and co-host of the nationally syndicated hip-hop iHeartRadio program, The Breakfast Club. The Gray Area With Charlamagne Tha God will debut on HBO later this year. In Charlamagne’s own words,...

Creed 2 To Premiere On Thanksgiving. New Poster Released.

The first poster for Creed II, the sequel to 2015's well-reviewed Rocky spinoff, has arrived and it's as dramatic and awesome as expected.  The poster features Adonis Creed as played by Michael B. Jordan standing tall and hella buff in gloves and striped shorts reminiscent of his character's father Apollo from the Rockymovies, with the...

Rapper XXXTentacion Reportedly Killed in Miami

According to TMZ, the rapper was shot in Miami as he was leaving a motorcycle dealership, with first responders claiming he had no pulse before authorities arrived on the scene. Born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, XXXTentacion rose from obscurity and poverty as a young Soundcloud rapper, becoming a commercial success with his...

SZA's Voice Is Not Permanently Damaged

   Great news for SZA's fans - just weeks after dropping the news about her vocal chords being injured, the Grammy-nominated singer went to Twitter this weekend to share a much-needed update - her voice is not permanently damaged. She tweeted, “Thank you to the incredible team of doctors and vocal technicians that have...

"Atlanta" Renewed For Season 3

Good news for "Atlanta" fans - FX announced the renewal of its hit series earlier today.  The show follows two cousins working through the Atlanta music scene in a bid to better their lives and that of their families. Atlanta is executive produced by Donald Glover and produced by FX Productions. The Georgia-based TV...

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead In Her NYC Apartment

Iconic fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead Tuesday morning, TMZ reported. The police confirmed that she was found around 10AM ET by her housekeeper. It appears that Spade had hanged herself. She was pronounced dead on the scene.  The Kate Spade handbag brand launched in 1993 and expanded into a full-scale clothing and jewelry line.  The designer sold...

Watch The First Three Episodes Of 'Five Points' Produced by Kerry Washington (Video)

The 10-episode drama series, produced by Kerry Washington — under her Simpson Street banner — and Indigenous Media. The series follows the trials and tribulations of five teens in a South Side Chicago high school, Five Points highlights the many aspects of teen life from love to loss, and everything...

Diddy, Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay Talk Diversity, Entertainment and Entrepreneurship at the 2018 AT&T Shape Event

Issa Rae, Diddy, and Ava DuVernay, the top names in entertainment today, were invited to speak at AT&T Shape, a two-day tech and entertainment expo in Los Angeles for creators, developers, and entertainment and tech professionals.  A big part of this year's conversation was dedicated to diversity in entertainment and focused on how new technology,...

Apple Music launches global publishing division

Big things are expected this year out of Apple Music, the music-streaming service that has far surpassed critics’ initial grumblings during its 2015 launch that it’d be an irredeemable failure. The premium-only subscription service now has more than 50 million paying users – and what’s more, the speed of its...

SZA Says Her Voice Is Permanently Injured

SZA has some bad news, after recently being pulled from TDE’s ‘Championship Tour’ due to swollen vocal chords. The singer returned to stage at Madison Square Garden in NYC last night, but followed the performance with some tweets that are now deleted.

'Bad Boys For Life' Gets A Release Date!

A long-awaited new Bad Boys film has got a release date. The film, which will see Martin Lawrence and Will Smith star and reprise their roles. Under the working title, Bad Boys 3, it has been in development for some time. In 2016, it was announced that the project got pushed to...

Meek Mill Released From Prison!

After five months of fighting the battle through court, in the media and through the legal system, Meek Mill is FINALLY a free man today. Congrats to Meek Mill and his legal team. We hope this is the start of a turn in how the system deals with people in heavy...

Raury releases 22 New Songs

HOLY CRAP — Raury has taken to SoundCloud to upload 22 new songs. Industry play too many games gonna just wing it, Follow my heart and do it my way, Welcome to the Woods. The tracks include collaborations with Corinne Bailey Rae, Sox Jaixx, Adia, Vivian and Mecca. The new music arrives...

Nipsey Hussle Announces Victory Lap Tour

​Nipsey Hussle is taking his victory lap on the road with his recently announced tour. In support of his album Victory Lap Hussle will be touching down in 11 cities, starting in New York and bringing it to a close in Seattle. Peep all his stops below.  

Carl Chery leaves Apple Music for Spotify

Carl Chery, Apple Music’s head of artist curation overseeing hip-hop and R&B programming, is leaving the tech giant, Variety has learned. According to sources, Chery is headed for a position at Spotify where the streaming service’s RapCaviar playlist is among its most popular destinations. Last month, RapCaviar curator Tuma Basa left the company after three...