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4 hrs ago | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

Lee Pace names the sex scene he's rewounda a lot

It's a good weekend to be Lee Pace: He plays the blue-hued Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy , now in theaters, and his AMC show Halt and Catch Fire airs its season finale Aug. 3 at 10 p.m. ET.


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Lee Pace, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Black Entertainment, Will Smith, Hip-Hop

8 hrs ago | Billboard

Iggy Azalea

Two of summer's biggest hits could lead to a $5 million year as branding deals and a revived House of Style rev up the female rapper.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Ariana Grande, Fast & Furious, T.I., Celebrities, Vin Diesel

12 hrs ago | West Australian

Apple closes acquisition of Beats music

Apple said Friday it closed its $3 billion deal for Beats, the high-end audio equipment and streaming music service, a tie-up that could allow the iPhone maker to reach new audiences.


Related Topix: iPhone, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre

16 hrs ago | CNN

'Guardians' shoots Pratt to the stars

Chris Pratt, star of the expected summer blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy," told People that the birth of his premature son in 2012 had caused him and his wife, actress Anna Faris, to pray a great deal.


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt, Ja Rule, Religion, Jehovah's Witness, Movies, Entertainment

18 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Message in the music: Body Count's gritty heavy metal shines light...

TRIBUNE Korn will join Body Count, Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, Trivium and more at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Saturday at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain.


Related Topix: Body Count, Pop/Rock, Korn Ferry International, Human Resources, Metal, Trivium, Ticketmaster, Crime TV, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Ice-T

22 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Drake And Lil Wayne At Xfinity

"Believe Me," Lil Wayne and Drake's recent single, just reached the top spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.


Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Hartford, CT, Music, Entertainment

Thu Jul 31, 2014

This is Local London

Pair bring hope to jailed youths

Actor and music artist LL Cool J, left, with Russell Simmons at the juvenile detention section of Rikers Island jail A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor and musician LL Cool J. The pair visited Riker's Island's juvenile detention centre to mark the ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Black Entertainment, LL Cool J

Seattle Times

Kevin Gates: ordinary name, extraordinary Southern rapper | Concert preview

Kevin Gates, who brings his "By Any Means' tour to the Crocodile Friday, Aug. 1, has an average-sounding name, but the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based artist has become one of the leading voices from one of the central states in Southern rap since breaking out with last year's "The Luca It's a strong, 22-track collection of trunk-rattling beats and ... (more)


Related Topix: Life, Lughnasadh, Holidays, Baton Rouge, LA, Pop/Rock, Lil Wayne, Hip-Hop

Russell Simmons -- Shaq's a Dope Rapper ... I Wish I Woulda Signed Him

Jay-Z , Kanye West , LL Cool J , who's missing? According to Russell Simmons it's Shaquille O'neal because the Hip Hop pioneer tells TMZ Sports he "wishes" he'd have signed Shaq to a record deal back in the day.


Related Topix: Jay Z Kanye West, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Shaquille o'neal

St. Augustine Record

O'Shea Jackson sentenced to 40 years in murder of Eric Felder

Alfreda Evans asked Judge Michael Traynor to forgo leniency for the man responsible for the murder of her brother Eric Felder in June 2011.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Black Entertainment, Ice Cube, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Swizz Beatz Shares Videos Of Jay Z & Timbaland Recording 'Versus'

It's been over a year since Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail caused a ruckus. Selling a million copies to Samsung users before it touched the masses, Hov's twelfth studio effort shared a glimpse into his studio sessions with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz via Samsung commercials that were in heavy rotation last summer.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Hip-Hop, Black Entertainment

Mill Creek re-releases 'Anaconda' to Blu-ray

Monster movies are one of the few genres that when done right really entertain, but have a high chance of going horribly wrong.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Watch: Rapper DMX freaks out on Orlando amusement ride

Rapper DMX lost his mind on a popular Orlando thrill ride, and a camera captured all of the hilarious action.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, DMX, Orlando, FL


[News] Eminem Can't Be Beat In Battle Rap, Says Royce Da 5'9

Royce Da 5'9, who helped organize this year's Total Slaughter, says no one can defeat his Bad Meets Evil partner, Eminem.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Eminem & Rihanna Prepare for Their Monster Tour

Eminem and Rihanna are gearing up for their joint, three-city Monster Tour, which will visit Slim Shady's hometown of Detroit, among other places.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop, Pasadena, CA


Rapper Iggy Azalea to Make Film Debut in Fast & Furious 7

Australian rap star Iggy Azalea is broadening her talents, making a cameo appearance in the upcoming film Fast & Furious 7 .


Related Topix: Fast & Furious, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Black Entertainment

NBC Action News

Ludacris to be honored at BMI Awards

Rapper LUDACRIS will be honored with the President's Award at the Broadcast Music, Inc. R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Los Angeles next month .


Related Topix: Ludacris, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

Body Count: Manslaughter [Reviews]

Released: Jun 10, 2014 Genre: Thrash Metal, Rap Metal, Crossover Thrash Label: Sumerian Records Number Of Tracks: 14 Body Count's first album in eight years showcases the rap/thrash metal fusion that once made them famous and successful.


Related Topix: Ice-T, N.W.a., Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Jay-Z, Celebrities

Metro Times

Faygo debuts new Cotton Candy flavor

Anyone familiar with the Detroit-based regional favorite knows more or less what to expect: sticky, sweet, and cheap.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Insane Clown Posse

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. join N.W.A. Biopic

Aldis Hodge has been cast as MC Ren and Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella in Universal Pictures' N.W.A biopic, "Straight Outta Compton."


Related Topix: N.W.a., Ice Cube, Black Entertainment, Leverage, Entertainment, Television, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr.