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Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Oct. 13, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, according to the...

Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honored at women's event

Oct. 11, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Awkwafina and more stars overcame a dysfunctional teleprompter to toast one another and their charities at a women's luncheon Friday in Beverly Hills. "I'm fine but Jen (Aniston) is freaking it back there," DeGeneres said as harried staff...

Atlanta TV star: $750,000 in jewelry stolen from Lamborghini

Oct. 8, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The reality television star and wife of rapper T.I. says more than $750,000 in jewelry was stolen from her Lamborghini outside an Atlanta bar. Tameka "Tiny" Harris told Atlanta police she left wedding rings, watches and stud earrings in a blue velour bag on the center console of her 2019...

Thousands show up for free Kanye West "service" in Utah

Oct. 6, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thousands of people showed up to an outdoor shopping center in Utah to see rapper Kanye West perform what he calls a worship service. Saturday's concert was held right before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City. West took...

Kansas apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at hoops event

Oct. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits. Athletic director Jeff Long said Friday...

Voice smooth as shea butter, Ari Lennox is a future R&B star

Oct. 3, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ari Lennox was drunk on a plane as she headed to meet J. Cole for the first time in 2016 to work on music the rapper had been putting together for Rihanna. “I still had baby vodkas left from the plane,” Lennox recalls. “Definitely just throwing them back. It was...

T-Pain relishes in new success following 'Masked Singer' win

Oct. 2, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Pain is not a fan of early mornings, but it's the price you pay when traveling the country to highlight entrepreneurs and startup companies. "It's a lot of non-rapper hours," the two-time Grammy winner said with a laugh. The singer-rapper, who are born Faheem Rasheed Najm, is the host of...

Dr. Dre, Iovine to unveil high-tech new building at USC

Oct. 2, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A high-tech building named after Andre "Dr. Dre" Young and Jimmy Iovine will be opened on the University of Southern California campus. Dr. Dre and Iovine are expected to attend a dedication ceremony for the Iovine and Young Hall on the campus Wednesday. The building was named after the...

Model wins $15M rape lawsuit against Grammy-winning producer

Sep. 26, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A model and aspiring singer who alleged in a lawsuit that she was raped and sexually and emotionally abused by Grammy-winning music producer Detail has been awarded $15 million. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge made the ruling Wednesday for Kristina Buch against Noel Fisher, known...

J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Sep. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the superstar performers, who have released music in Spanish and English since the 1990s, will perform on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami...