The rapper known as DMX pleaded guilty Thursday to tax charges.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, appeared before a federal judge in New York where he has been charged in what prosecutors called a “multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars” from the IRS.
"Today, Earl Simmons admitted to systematically cheating on his taxes. By insisting to be paid in…Continue
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NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Dee Williams will receive the Hollywood Legacy Award at the American Black Film Festival Honors ceremony early next year.
The ABFF says the award goes every year to an artist who has "inspired generations and made an enduring contribution to film and television." Williams is known for his roles as Lando Calrissian in the second and third…Continue
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Russell Simmons is stepping away from his companies amid allegations he forced screenwriter Jenny Lumet into an unwanted sexual encounter.
The Def Jam co-founder was the subject of a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter by Lumet, who claimed the music producer made her come to his apartment and allegedly had an unwanted sexual encounter with…Continue
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Drake doesn't know how to talk to you.
The rapper got the opportunity to do a postgame interview with Raptors guard Kyle Lowry for Sportsnet Wednesday night after Toronto's 126-113 win over the Hornets. Unlike his skills on the stage, Drake's talent didn't carry over into the job of sideline reporter.
When he was asking Lowry a question about his jersey during…Continue
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Russell Simmons is like crabgrass. He’s everywhere. His new HBO stand-up series “All Def Comedy” debuts Friday, 10 p.m. Dragged away from his yoga exercises, he said:
“These six half-hour shows will then follow with four more on subsequent Fridays, same time.
“It’s showcasing stand-up comedians — some famous, some not — in many styles and topics. I want to give…Continue
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Mary J. Blige — who’s going through a bitter divorce battle with Kendu Isaacs — was focused more on her career at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Blige received a special jury award for best ensemble for “Mudbound,” in which she plays the matriarch of a poor farming family in the 1940s.…Continue
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Jay-Z finally admitted he’s cheated on Beyoncé.
The recording artist and music mogul told the New York Times, in an interview posted on Wednesday, that he’s still emotionally scarred from his impoverished upbringing in Brooklyn.
And as Jay-Z discussed psychotherapy that’s when he made his admission of “infidelity.”
“You have to survive. So you go into…Continue
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Former entertainment manager James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has been found guilty for a second time of hiring a hitman to kill a pal of rapper 50 Cent.
Just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, a Manhattan federal jury convicted Rosemond, who once repped stars like Sean Kingston and Mike Tyson, on four counts of murder-for-hire, each of which carries a life…Continue
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Jennifer Hudson's estranged fiancé David Otunga was granted temporary custody of their son after the singer previously filed an order of protection.
Hudson and Otunga reached a temporary custody agreement this week giving the WWE wrestler primary custody of their 8-year-old son David Jr. since the Oscar-winning actress travels so much for work, TMZ…Continue
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The fourth quarter of Tyrese’s 2017 has had its bout with ups and downs. Through a series of posts on Instagram, the world received a front-row view of the R&B singer’s legal battles for the shared custody of his 10-year-old daughter and his social media spat with Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson over the future of the Fast & Furious franchise. Now, the Black Rose artist is…Continue
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An emergency petition to get Meek Mill free on bail was denied Tuesday — but Pennsylvania's Superior Court ordered his judge to stop stalling on his appeal motion.
The rapper — who is now several weeks into a two- to four-year prison sentence for a probation violation — claimed in a Monday habeas corpus petition that Court of Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley was…Continue
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JAY-Z continues to stake his claim as the holy grail of musical performers.
The hip hop mogul dominated Tuesday's Grammy nomination announcements, leading all artists with eight nods, including nominations in each of the three major categories.
His highly personal "4:44" is up for album of the year, while its titular track is nominated for song of the year.…Continue
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Timbaland nearly lost it all because of an addiction to prescription painkillers.
The accomplished DJ, music producer and songwriter opened up to Rolling Stone about how just three years ago he almost died after taking a nearly-fatal dose of OxyContin.
"All I can tell you is that there was a light," he told the magazine. "I woke up trying to catch my breath,…Continue
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Variety and PBS SoCal KOCE’s Emmy Award-winning show “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” is approaching its seventh season, bringing together some of the biggest stars for conversations about their perspectives on their latest works.
Actresses Mary J. Blige and Salma Hayek, who star in “Mudbound” and “Beatriz at Dinner” respectively, sat together at the studio and…Continue
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Ray J and wife Princess Love are expecting their first child together.
“Princess and I are expecting,” Ray J, whose real name is William Norwood Jr., revealed Monday on “The Real.”
“I’mma be a dad,” the 36-year-old singer said, adding, “I’m nervous, excited. It finally happened. My first one.”
He went on to say that the couple had been trying to have a…Continue
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Eminem may be jealous of LaVar Ball.
The rapper said last week that he’s still waiting for President Trump to respond to his freestyle rap at the 2017 BET Awards.
"I was and still am extremely angry. I can’t stand that motherf---er,” Eminem said on Sirius XM’s Shade 45.
“I feel like he’s not paying attention to me. I was kind of waiting for him to say…Continue
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Police are reportedly looking into whether or not the opioid fentanyl contributed in some way to the death of rapper Lil Peep.
The Long Island-born artist — whose real name was Gustav Ahr — was just 21 when he was found unresponsive on his tour bus Nov. 15 after taking a pre-concert nap in Tucson, Arizona.
Now, cops believe that the rapper may have…Continue
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The show won't go on for JAY-Z in Nebraska.
The rapper canceled an upcoming concert Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena because his crew would be unable to set up the video screens he uses inside the venue in time for the show.
"This tour is too important to me to do it halfway," JAY-Z, 47, said in a statement to the Omaha World-Herald. "I have to cancel the…Continue
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Kevin Hart is beaming with pride.
On Sunday, the ever-busy comedian, 38, took to Instagram to show off the first up-close snaps of his new son, baby Kenzo.
Hart accompanied the photos with a touching caption and a heart-felt poem.
“Feeling beyond blessed on this beautiful Sunday morning,” he wrote. “Morning vibes with my little man. #Harts #BabyZo…Continue
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Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has recreated the front of his “Pink Trap House” for a holiday “Trap Wonderland.”
News media report it’s next door to his management company, which has decked its parking lot with Christmas lights and offers activities for children.
Early visitors included Kimberly Thomas of Columbia, South Carolina. She told WXIA-TV her children were…Continue
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