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by G H posted Nov 20 2014 2:28PM
One of Motown's great, Jimmy Ruffin, passed away Monday at the age of 78. The news was announced by Ruffin's family.

"Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry," the Ruffin family said in a statement released. "My family in its entirety is extremely upset over his death. He will truly be missed."

"We will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him."

For more on the story, click here.
by G H posted Nov 13 2014 1:57PM
The trailer for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Selma" just released.

The film chronicles the three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a the campaign for equal voting rights. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.

The flim stars David Oyelowo as Dr. King, Cuba Gooding Jr., Common, and Oprah Winfrey.

Will you be going to see "Selma" when it releases on Christmas Day?

by G H posted Nov 11 2014 1:56PM
On Tuesday, President Obama announced this year's recipients of the Medal of Freedom.
[photo via The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, used under Creative Commons license]

The 19 recipients include Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, and Tom Brokaw among others. The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian medal and is awarded to those who promote U.S. security, world peace and cultural achievement.

To read more, click here.
by G H posted Nov 6 2014 12:49PM
Michelle Williams spoke with HuffPost Live in a recent interview. During a question from a fan, Williams was asked if she's ever been star struck while meeting a celebrity.
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The answer was yes and that celebrity was Whitney Houston. Houston told William's and the girls to "stay together, stick together, love each other."

Watch the full interview with Michelle Williams below (the Whitney discussion begins at the 12-minute mark.)

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by G H posted Oct 30 2014 1:50PM
One of which involved Frank Ocean and his posse outside a Hollywood recording studio. That case was settled for $20,000, according to TMZ.
 
[photo via Eva Rinaldi, used under Creative Commons license]


Another case saw Brown being accused of punching a fan in the face outside of a Washington, D.C. hotel. That case was settled for $100,000.

To read more, click here.
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by G H posted Oct 28 2014 2:16PM
Performers are being announced for the Soul Train Awards 2014, which will be airing on November 30th.

“We are keeping the momentum going with hit-making musical acts from different decades and are thrilled Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and DaBrat chose SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 for their reunion,” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC.  “We are humbled to honor Kool & the Gang with the Legend Award this year.”

According to singersroom.com, many celebrities will be there to present awards and additional artists like Ma$e, Aloe Blacc and Nico & Vinz will be performing.

The Soul Train Awards 2014 will air Sunday, November 30 on BET and Centric.


 
by G H posted Oct 21 2014 11:55AM
Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert visited some New York morning shows to discuss things happening with the two of them.
 
[photo by EricEgo2012, used under Creative Commons license]

The biggest news of all was that the two are working on "Let Me Know," Braxton's next album scheduled to be released in 2015.
 
"The only thing that matters and counts right now is Tamar and her new record, "Let Me Know," that we're working on. The album will be out next year," Vince said on Good Day New York.

To read more on the interviews, click here.
 
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by G H posted Oct 16 2014 1:28PM
Lifetime has just released an extended trailer for their upcoming film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.



Check it out above and be sure to watch the premiere Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

Read more here.
by G H posted Oct 14 2014 2:45PM
Boyz II Men will be performing at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative & Performing Arts, the high school they attended years ago.
 
[photo by Lunchbox LP, used under Creative Commons license]


The trio will give a private show Tuesday at the school. This may be to promote their new album, Collide, which will be available Oct. 21st.
 
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by G H posted Oct 7 2014 2:23PM
During a concert over the weekend, Mariah Carey changed lyrics to insinuate husband Nick Cannon was cheating.
 
[photo by David Shankbone, used under Creative Commons license]

According to TMZ, during a rendition of Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain," Carey changed the words to "I know you cheated, motherf----r," instead of, "And I know you cheat / Right or wrong, don't matter."
 
This is similar to cheating rumors between Beyonce and Jay-Z during their concert in Cincinnati when Bey changed the lyrics to one of her songs.
 
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