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“Selma,” “Black-ish” NAACP Award Winners

HOLLYWOOD—The National Academy of Advancement for Colored People held its 46th Annual NAACP awards ceremony on February 6. “Selma” was the night’s big winner with four trophies including Outstanding Motion Picture. Its star David Oyelowo was victorious in the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture category for his role as Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Empire” star...

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty

WESTWOOD—After pleading not guilty on two counts of a hit-and-run last week that killed Terry Carter, 55, and injured Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, Suge Knight was hospitalized after complaining about chest pains in court on Tuesday, February 3. Knight’s former attorney, James E. Blatt, he told reporters that Knight was assaulted in a Compton parking lot and accidently ran over...

Bobbi Kristina Found Unconscious

GEORGIA—Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, the daughter of the seven-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston, was found face down in a bathtub on Saturday, January 31 in her Georgia home. She was unresponsive. Her husband, Nick Gordon and a friend found her at around 10:30 a.m. “They attempted to do CPR until police and paramedics arrived,” said Roswell Police Spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland. In 2012, her mother...

Suge Knight Arrested For Murder

WESTWOOD—Co-Founder of Death Row Records, Marion “Suge” Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run on Thursday, January 29 in Compton. The victim was Terry Carter, 55, who was killed when Knight put his vehicle in reverse and ran over Carter. Also injured during the incident was Cle Sloan, 51. Knight has been taken into custody by authorities and booked on...

Ernie Banks Dies At 83

CHICAGO—Former baseball player Ernie Banks, also known as “Mr. Cub,” passed away in Chicago on January 23 at the age of 83. His family announced that a heart attack was the cause of death. Banks played for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. He was the first African-American player to join the team. Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts released the following...

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook Pregnant

HOLLYWOOD—Actress Rachael Leigh Cook, 35, and her husband, actor Daniel Gillies, 38, are expecting their second child together. The couple released in a statement, “We’re as happy as we were surprised by this wonderful news! We haven’t slept since 2013 and welcome advice from all parents who survived Two Under Two.” The couple got married in August 2004 and welcomed their...

Patrick Dempsey, Jill Fink Divorce

HOLLYWOOD—Actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jill Fink, are getting a divorce after 15 years of marriage. “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple released in a joint statement. “Our primary concern remains the well being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our...

“Birdman” Big SAG Winner

HOLLYWOOD—Some would say we now have a stronger inclination of who could walk away with Oscar gold now that the Screen Actors Guild awards have been handed out. The ceremony was held at the famed Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 25 and leading all nominees was the dramedy “Birdman.” The flick walked away with Outstanding Cast in a...

Jared Leto Purchases Hollywood Compound

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Prolific actor and lead singer of Thirty Seconds To Mars, Jared Leto, just purchased a unique $5 million compound in Hollywood Hills. The property sits on 1.5 acres and is located within a gated community. The Los Angeles Times reports that the residence was “once part of the Lookout Mountain Air Force Station, where the Pentagon's motion picture and...

Sherman Oaks Now Home To Yasiel Puig

SHERMAN OAKS—Yasiel Puig Valdés (known simply as Yasiel Puig), a 24-year-old Cuban outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has reportedly purchased a $1.8 million home in a gated Sherman Oaks community. The two-story, 4,663-square-foot home sits behind tall Palm trees and a privacy wall. At the entrance of the Mediterranean-style residence is a stone-floored domed skylight foyer with a wrought iron...
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