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izzzy71/iStock Influential filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, whom many consider the godfather of modern Black cinema, has died at age 89. On behalf of his family, The Criterion Collection and Janus Films confirmed his passing in a statement posted Wednesday. “In an unparalleled career distinguished by relentless innovation, boundless curiosity and spiritual empathy, Melvin Van Peebles […]

Warner Records Saweetie has been on a roll this past month with several endorsements, and now the “Icy Girl” is starring in a sexy new show on Netflix. The “Icy Girl” will host Sex: Unzipped, a new comedy special focused on sex positivity, premiering October 26. Saweetie will be joined by sex experts, and a crew of […]

Interscope Records J. Cole shows his admiration of Drake, and his love of basketball, on his new track. The Dreamville Records CEO samples Drizzy’s “Pipe Down” from the Certified Lover Boy album, and gives praise to the Champagne Papi, on his new single, “Heaven’s EP.” Both rappers take pride in their hoop game, and Cole has taken his skills […]

Republic Records The Weeknd is being accusing of stealing music for one of his biggest hits. The three-time Grammy winner is being sued for allegedly plagiarizing another song for his 2018 triple-platinum single, “Call Out My Name.” Songwriters Suniel Fox and Henry Strange filed a copyright lawsuit claiming that the hit lifted elements from their 2015 track “Vibeking,” according to Law […]

Credit: Max Goodrich The latest episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, is definitely a star-studded one. In celebration of Jada’s 50th birthday on September 18, the actress-turned talk show host had an impressive list of celebrity friends make an appearance on her show to wish her a happy birthday, including George […]

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg are blasting the Emmy Awards after no Black actors won in the major categories. Following Sunday night’s show, Variety‘s headline read: “#EmmysSoWhite: No Actors of Color Win Despite Record Nominee Lineup.” Fiddy posted a screenshot of the Variety article and commented on Instagram, “Listen the Emmys still has a separate bathroom […]

iStock/Ilya Burdun A Los Angeles judge has ordered Dr. Dre to fork over an additional $1.5 million in legal fees to his ex-wife, Nicole Young, in their ongoing divorce battle. The judge estimated that Nicole’s reasonable legal fees in the case through July 2 should total $3 million, plus costs, according to documents obtained by […]

Smallz & Raskind/Oxygen Ray J‘s former manager claims he has a second sex tape of him with Kim Kardashian, and Ray isn’t happy about it. During a podcast, Wack 100 stated that he had a tape that “was more graphic and better than the first one,” which was titled Kim Kardashian, Superstar. That tape was recorded in 2002 while Ray […]

ABC/Jeff Neira If Billy Porter ever had the chance to speak to the late Elizabeth Taylor, he knows exactly what he’d say to her: “Thank you.” In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Porter reacted to being honored by the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation with their prestigious Commitment to End AIDS Award. Saying he was “humbled” by the […]

ABC/Jeff Neira If Billy Porter ever had the chance to speak to the late Elizabeth Taylor, he knows exactly what he’d say to her: “Thank you.” In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Porter reacted to being honored by the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation with their prestigious Commitment to End AIDS Award. Saying he was “humbled” by the […]


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