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Trailer for new NETFLIX series ‘The Get Down’ looks incredible

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Expectations are high after Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series about the 1970’s-era South Bronx, ‘The Get Down’, released a new trailer on Sunday. “Told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids,’The Get Down’ is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco,” ScreenCrush reports in an official synopsis. A longer trailer for the series was released back in…

Kerry Washington says relationship with Shonda Rhimes has been life-changing

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As part of a new empowerment campaign encouraging women to see each other as more than competitors, some of our favorite stars are speaking out about women who helped them along the way. For “Scandal” superstar Kerry Washington, there is one person she credits with sparking her incredible success. In a video for the campaign called “#LeanInTogether: Together Women Can,” the actress gets vulnerable and candid. “I’m going to try to say this…

Jill Scott marries longtime boyfriend Mike Dobson

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Jillly from Philly is officially off the market. On Saturday, songstress and actress Jill Scott, 44 married long-time boyfriend Mike Dobson in a top-secret wedding. Her gorgeous wedding look was captured in pictures posted to Instagram by Dobson’s friend DJ Mars. “So my man called me a year ago and said, ‘Mars I need you to DJ my wedding…don’t get booked on June 25th 2016!’” he wrote. “He came to my house and…

Michelle Obama and daughters head back to Africa

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia are leaving Sunday for Africa, where they will promote girls’ education in Liberia and Morocco before going to Spain. Their first stop is Liberia, where the first lady will meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and have a discussion with local teenage girls, moderated by actress Freida Pinto. The recent Ebola outbreak in Liberia created even more challenges for girls’…

50 Cent raves about success of his show ‘POWER’: It feels like I just sold 13 million records

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Like a proud poppa, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has been hyping up Season 3 of his hit show “POWER” at every turn. From suited-up magazine covers to booming billboards, “POWER” is everywhere. “It is the best show on TV, trust me,” 50 boasts on his Instagram page. Omari Hardwick’s breakout role as “Ghost,” a NYC drug kingpin living a double life while trying to make it out of the game alive, has critics raving….

Nick Cannon drops ‘Divorce Papers’ and spills more tea on his marriage

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Nick Cannon has released a new song called “Divorce Papers” and also recently opened up to Genius, saying that he was not the reason for the delay in his divorce from Mariah Carey. Part of the lyrics read: “But f*** my health, y’all felt I kept this sh*t held up Over some m******** alimony? Now who phony?” Cannon said in an interview that he had called his new song “Divorce Papers”…

Michelle Obama’s perfect advice on dealing with ‘haters’

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Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady of the United States may be coming to a close, but she isn’t finished yet. At the inaugural United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., the First Lady convened more than 5,000 women from across the country to talk about women’s progress and the “work left to do” on issues like the wage gap, domestic violence and media representation. Featured guests included Shonda Rhimes,…

Paula Patton discusses dating post-Robin Thicke: ‘I have no idea what I’m doing’

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Paula Patton says dating again is scary, but after her 10-year marriage to Robin Thicke ended last year, she’s finally ready to give love a try again. “It’s been fun and interesting and I’ve learned a lot about myself and a lot about a lot of other people and what I like and don’t like,” she told Essence Live host Dana Blair. She went on to say that she was taking…

‘Shield’ actor who killed wife says he only intended to ‘shoot her in the leg’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys will present dueling portrayals of a TV actor charged with killing his wife, either as a calculating murderer or as a man so distraught over the impending end of his marriage that he opened fire in the heat of passion. After closing arguments Friday, a jury of six men and six women will decide whether to convict Michael Jace of first-degree murder or of a…

Tia Mowry completely shuts down fat shamer on Instagram

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Tia Mowry wasn’t about to stand for it when an Instagram user commented on one of her pictures Tuesday to let her know that she was “getting fat.” “I took a look at your profile and I was sad to see that you WORK for YOUNG African American girls aiding in their studies,” she wrote on Instagra in a post addressing the fat shamer. “I hope this isn’t what you…

Dave Chappelle tells Caitlyn Jenner jokes while Kylie sits in the audience

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Kylie Jenner was absolutely not amused when she went to a Dave Chappelle comedy show in Los Angeles on Saturday only for the comedian to spend about seven minutes absolutely roasting her father, Caitlyn Jenner. According to TMZ, Chappelle began by saying that Caitlyn Jenner, the 66-year-old Olympic gold medalist, was a “Superman” who was “beating Africans” when she was Bruce. He said that, as Bruce, Caitlyn was headed for fame…

Prince memoir tentatively titled ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ due out 2017

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On Friday night, during a show in New York City, Prince announced that he will be penning a memoir, due out in 2017, that is tentatively called “The Beautiful Ones.” “This is my first one. My brother Dan is helping me with it. He’s a good critic and that’s what I need. He’s not a ‘yes’ man at all and he’s really helping me get through this,” Prince told a…

Former ‘Jackass’ actor recalls three-hour cocaine binge with Mike Tyson, discussing racism

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Steve-O, who has been open about his drug addiction and his path to recovery, said he was not alone in his cocaine problem. In fact, he once spent three hours locked in a bathroom with Mike Tyson while snorting cocaine and talking about racism. “I’ve done f—–g cocaine with Mike Tyson,” Steve-O told GQ. “We spent three hours locked in a bathroom together.” He went on to explain that he was…

Sally Field praises African-American men making strides in Hollywood: ‘You go boys’

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Sally Field believes that women in Hollywood have African-American men to thank for broadening the discussion on diversity in Hollywood and for opening the doors for discussion about other issues such as the gender pay divide. “There’s a huge conversation about diversity happening across the boards – which is what it always should have been – that has to do with colour and race and gender preferences and men and…

‘Hamilton’ star freestyles at White House, President Obama approves

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eying the multiethnic troupe of 20-somethings rocking out in the East Room to tales of the American Revolution, President Barack Obama wagered a safe guess: The Founding Fathers never dreamed of this. The cast of the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” stormed the White House on Monday for a one-of-a-kind performance rich with symbolism and a touch of irony. With portraits of George and Martha Washington staring down,…