The Emmy Nominations are out, and because the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is nothing if not consistently out of touch, The Wire, which has been hailed by critics and viewers as one of the best shows ever made, was only nominated for one writing award. The best drama series nominees are Boston Legal, Damages, Dexter, House, Lost, and Mad Men. Having seen several episodes of all of these shows (except Damages),… Continue
MEMPHIS, TN - A man accused of killing his sister's boyfriend, and burying his body in the backyard is dead.
Herman Porter, 46, died at The MED early Monday evening. According to jail officials, he was taken to the hospital Sunday evening after jailers noticed a change in his behavior. An autopsy will be performed to determine how he died.
Earlier today, his sister, Sheila Porter, 47, appeared in… Continue
No. 1 Chicago Bulls draft pick, Derrick Rose, is going to be sitting the rest of the 2008 NBA Summer League games because of straining tendinitis in his right knee. It looks like he won’t be playing again until the regular season starts in October 2008. Derrick Rose talked about his injury after the loss against the New Jersey Nets:
“It’s just tendinitis and nothing like, super bad with the knee,” said Rose, “They say it keeps happening because… Continue
The life of Donald Goines was fraught with hardship and tragedy. Only after his death did it develop into a success story of creative inspiration for the black community. This documentary tells the life story, as raw as anything to be found in his novels, of this prolific literary hero, whose books continue to be bestsellers both nationally and internationally. Shot on Super 35 mm, Super 16, High-Def, Super 8 and Digital DV, the Goines family provides an inside perspective on… Continue
Actress-turned-video-vixen-turned-actress MEAGAN GOOD puts up with some funny stuff in the new Mike Myers flick. By Richard “Treats” Dryden Can you blame Hollywood for typecasting Meagan Good as the Love Interest? Her deep stare and beckoning curves left crater-sized impressions in films like Stomp the Yard and Waist Deep and 50 Cent’s memorable “21 Questions” video. Even in 2005’s Brick, when Meagan stretched her acting range to include indie noir,… Continue
BBC reports "Making history at Glastonbury 2008. Watch Jay-Z prove the naysayers wrong." Memphis Bleek also comes through on stage. Heres the story Noel Gallagher of Oasis said that hip hop didn't belong at Glasonbury so Jay dissed him by singing Oasis most famous song Wonderwall. (c)… Continue
PliesRapper Plies has set up his own non-profit organization aiming to help cash-strapped convicts cover legal costs.
The Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions will provide funding for legal representation and aid to needy individuals, specifically those who are incarcerated. The organization will also provide educational forums, classes, workshops, training, opportunities, and other charitable activities aimed at rehabilitated former… Continue
The Game has ended his long-running feud with former mentor 50 Cent, insisting the "beef" between the two rap rivals is over.
The Los Angeles rap star and his former G-Unit boss have been waging a furious war of words over royalty payments for years.
But The Game insists the feud was never anything that was going to escalate to a level of the East Coast-West Coast battle that ended with Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. six feet… Continue
Lil Wayne is still the hip-hop king, but he’s been dethroned from the top of the Billboard 200 charts. Coldplay debuted at number one with their latest album Viva La Vida, which sold over 700,000 copies in its first week.
Weezy’s numbers dropped by close to 70 percent, but the Cash Money star still moved an impressive amount in his second week. After selling over one million copies of Tha Carter III in its first week of release, Wayne followed it… Continue
DETROIT - The New York businessman known in the hip-hop world as "Jacob the Jeweler" was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for lying to investigators looking into a multistate drug ring.
Jacob Arabov, 43, pleaded guilty in October to falsifying records and giving false statements as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.
"I feel ashamed that I broke the laws of this country, a country that has been so good for me,"… Continue
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