Fans gather and wait in line to enter the Michael Jackson public memorial at Apollo Theater in New York June 30, 2009. The Apollo will welcome fans 600 at a time to to enter the theater to pay their respects, hear Jackson's music spun by New York DJs and see a a video tribute to the late pop…
MORONI, Comoros – A Yemeni jetliner carrying 153 people crashed into the Indian Ocean as it came in for a landing during howling winds on the island nation of Comoros. There were conflicting reports about whether a child survived.
The crash came two years after aviation officials reported faults with the plane, an Airbus 310 flying the last leg of a journey from Paris and Marseille to Comoros, with a stop in Yemen to change planes. Most of the… Continue
Anyone who watches 'American Idol' knows that Simon Cowell is probably the most essential of the four judges. So, does that entitle him to a 400 percent raise when he already makes $36 million a year from the hit show?
New reports say that's what Cowell may pocket thanks to new contract 'Idol' negotiations. According to a report in The Guardian (via the New York Post), Cowell has reportedly been offered between $100 million and $144 million per… Continue
Chris Brown was a no-show at Sunday night’s BET Awards because producers pulled his performance at the last minute.
According to several insiders, Brown’s appearance was considered risky business on a night honoring Michael Jackson. The “No Air” singer is facing negative publicity after pleading guilty to the February assault of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
One source says Brown’s absence came at the insistence of the Rev. Al… Continue
Don't call it a comeback.
VH1 is giving two '90s female hip-hop icons, Sandra (Pepa) Denton of Salt-N-Pepa and Rozonda (Chilli) Thomas of TLC, their own reality shows.
The as-yet-untitled Pepa project will follow Denton as she looks for love after four years of self-imposed celibacy. The rapper and three of her closest female friends, who are also single, will meet for brunch every week to… Continue
ANNA Kournikova got into a fight Saturday night in Las Vegas after an unidentified woman threw a drink at the tennis ace. Kournikova and her pals were partying at Lavo after attending the Hardbat Classic table tennis tournament when a woman at the next table "threw a drink at Anna. She felt Anna was invading her space," our source said. Kournikova "sprung into action" and starting screaming at the woman and shoving her. "It was a big fight," the spy… Continue
Most of you whom are familiar with urban culture have been scratching your head after seeing the influx of men wearing/sagging in what appear to be their sister’s jeans. You want to know why they’re doing it, don’t you? You want to know where it comes from. You find yourself wondering what on earth could posses so many people to do something that would (post disco era) get one verbally annihilated in any socially urban setting.
As the NBA draft approached, the grim truth about Yao Ming’s(notes) broken left foot hung like an anvil over the Houston Rockets. The fear isn’t that he’s just lost for next season, but longer.
The Rockets and Yao’s reps are frightened over his future, and the concern is the most base of all: Does Yao Ming ever play again?
“The realization has hit them that this is grave,” one NBA general manager said.
Amid the star-studded tributes to Michael Jackson on the BET Awards, Jay-Z's big premieres for his new single, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" — a live performance during the show and a premiere of the video after the show — were somewhat obscured. But still, the song — in which Jigga rails against artists who use the ubiquitous pitch-correction software in their songs — has had a lot of people asking, Just what is Auto-Tune?
The technique used these days is actually a… Continue