RhinoA new career-spanning Aretha Franklin box set, simply titled Aretha, will be released on November 20 digitally and as a four-CD collection. The compilation features 81 remastered tracks, 19 of which have never been released either on CD or digitally.  They include alternate renditions of some of the late Queen of Soul’s classic hits, plus […]

Courtesy of OWNAfter its fifth season production was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OWN has announced its Louisiana-set drama, Queen Sugar, has now resumed production. According to OWN, series creator Ava DuVernay decided to “completely revamp” the 10-episode season to address the current issues facing the country through the lens of the beloved Bordelon family. Some […]

Roger Kisby/Getty Images for BETRoddy Ricch replaces Gunna and NAV on the remix to Internet Money‘s chart-topping single, “Lemonade.” The Grammy-winning rapper delivered a smashing verse about his rockstar lifestyle and his luxury cars. “Yeah, this codeine got me trippin’ / Wish it was over, I’ve been rollin’ for a minute / I got the broad, she want the ménage inside the pla-a-ace,” Roddy […]

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicKid Cudi currently stars in HBO’s new series We Are Who We Are. He plays Richard Poythress, a military dad and supporter of President Donald Trump.  And that aspect of the role wasn’t exactly a good fit for Kid. “I read the scripts and at first I was taken aback because I have my beliefs,” Cudi told Esquire. “I’m not a […]

Interscope RecordsDreamville songstress Ari Lennox has shared her sexy, melodic new single, “Chocolate Pomegranate.” Lennox flaunts her smooth, sweet vocals on the intimate song, telling her lover they’ll never find another like her.  “Flip me over, don’t deem me as unkind/ I need you to fall behind,” she sings. “Trying me in public but I know this much is true/ […]

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicThat’s right, ladies and gentlemen: The British singer who brought us hits like “Boo’d Up” and “Trip” is making her long-awaited return to the music scene.  On Wednesday, Ella Mai announced her new single “Not Another Love Song,” which is set to drop Friday, October 2. The song was co-written by Ella and Grammy-nominated songwriter Varren Wade, who co-wrote “Trip” […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesUsher has officially become a girl dad! In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the “Bad Habits” singer announced that he’d welcomed his first child with his current girlfriend, Jenn Goicoechea.  “We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond,” Usher wrote, sharing a photo of himself […]

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicThe Harts are now a family of six! In an Instagram post Wednesday, Eniko Hart announced she had given birth to her second child with Kevin Hart, a baby girl named Kaori Mai Hart. The couple welcomed their bundle of joy on Tuesday, September 29. ″Thankful • grateful • blessed,″ wrote Eniko, captioning a message that read “9 months preparing […]

ABC/Stewart CookNext month, the Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C., think tank, will present Lionel Richie with one of its annual Distinguished Leadership Award — an honor known as “the Oscars of Washington.” Richie will receive the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award for his philanthropy and his legendary career, which includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe, multiple […]

Courtesy of Kim ColesKim Coles is more than ready to reprise her role as Queen Latifah‘s lovable cousin and roommate, Synclaire Jones, for a forthcoming revival of the ’90s hit sitcom Living Single. However, Coles tells ABC Audio that might not happen anytime soon considering one of the cast members is not 100 percent on board. “There’s a certain number […]

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