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2 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Meryl Streep Has Learned to Rap for Into the Woods Role

Add yet another skill to the enormous list of talents possessed by the one and only Ms.

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Related Topix: James Corden, Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Celebrities, Eminem, Black Entertainment, 50 Cent

6 hrs ago | San Bernardino County Sun

Northstar rapper Christ Bearer reportedly severs penis, jumps from North Hollywood building

A rapper known as “Christ Bearer” reportedly severed his penis and then jumped from the second story of a North Hollywood condo building early Wednesday, seriously injuring himself in the apparent suicide attempt, police and witnesses said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Northstar, North Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), North-Hollywood, CA, Black Entertainment, Wu-Tang, RZA, Hip-Hop

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The News Tribune

Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

The Queens native Nas followed the screening at New York's Beacon Theatre with a performance of the nine-track album, widely considered a rap classic for its angry but earnest street poetry.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Tribeca (New York, NY), Nas, Illmatic

Prince Albert Daily Herald

With documentary and concert, Nas kicks off a Tribeca Film Festival set to a hip-hop beat

The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Nas, Tribeca (New York, NY)

HipHopDx

[News] Wu-Tang Killa Bees Member Cuts Penis Off In Apparent Suicide Attempt

Wu-Tang Killa Bees member Andre Johnson, who performed as Andre Roxx and was also known as Christ Bearer from the duo Northstar, cut off his penis and jumped from a balcony in an apparent suicide attempt today , according to EXTRA .

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Wu-Tang, Northstar

95.7 The Beat

Jay-Z bringing 'Made In America' festival to Los Angeles

Jay Z's "Made In America" music festival is coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials Wednesday for the official announcement.

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

WNSL-FM Hattiesburg

Jay Z bringing 'Made In America' festival to Los Angeles

Jay Z's "Made In America" music festival is coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials Wednesday for the official announcement.

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

WPXI

Rapper reportedly survives self-mutilation, suicide attempt

Andre Johnson, a member of the rap group Northstar, severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, according to police and media reports.

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Related Topix: Northstar, North Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), CNN, North-Hollywood, CA

MTV

50 Cent Says Lloyd Banks And Tony Yayo Are Troy Ave's 'Hype Men'

Even when it comes to his G-Unit brethren. "They actually like [Troy Ave's] hype men now," 50 said to New York's Hot 97 of Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.

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Related Topix: G-Unit

Mirror.co.uk

Beyonce shows off her thigh gap in more sexy bikini snaps

She was accused of digitally enhancing her thigh gap by her fans when she posted a bikini snap to her Instagram account last week.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Jay-Z

NME

Public Enemy's Flavor Flav pleads guilty to attempted battery

Public Enemy 's Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted battery. The rapper, real name William Drayton Jr, was initially facing a possible 12 year prison sentence after being accused of pulling a knife on his girlfriend's son in October 2012, with the teenager claiming that Flav had threatened to kill him at their Las Vegas home.

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Related Topix: Flavor Flav, Black Entertainment, Public Enemy, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Detroit News

Rapper Schoolboy Q finds 'The Secret' to success for 'Oxymoron'

At the time he was deadlocked working on his major label debut album, 'Oxymoron,' and he says 'The Secret' helped him break through his mental blocks and see the project through to fruition.

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Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment

CBS 47

MC Hammer trying to block IRS from collecting debt

Music star MC Hammer launches the new Xbox karaoke title 'Lips: Number One Hits' which includes his song 'U Can't Touch This', and demonstrates Xbox's Twitter feature, at the Sofitel Melbourne on November 9, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: M.C. Hammer, Tax, Australia, World News, Entertainment

TheCelebrityCafe

Flavor Flav pleads guilty to domestic violence charges involving longtime girlfriend's son

Flavor Flav has plead guilty to domestic violence charges involving his girlfriend's teenage son, stemming from a 2012 argument in which he pulled a knife out on him.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Black Entertainment, Public Enemy

The Age

Say what? Meryl Streep set to rap

Streep plays The Witch, who conspires to teach lessons to storybook characters including Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella .

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Black Entertainment, 50 Cent

Congleton Guardian

Corden: Streep raps like 50 Cent

The three-time Oscar-winning actress has been learning to rap for a song in their new film, Into The Woods, and James - who previously collaborated with rapper Dizzee Rascal on World Cup song Shout - has been impressed with her lyrical dexterity.

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Related Topix: The Iron Lady, Black Entertainment, 50 Cent

Malaysian National News Agency

Ice Cube Blasts MTV For Paul Walker Win

LOS ANGELES, April 15 -- Ice Cube has blasted the MTV Movie Awards for giving the Best Onscreen Duo trophy to Paul Walker posthumously on Sunday night and insists he and his 'Ride Along' co-star Kevin Hart were "robbed."

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Related Topix: Fast & Furious 6, Black Entertainment, Ice Cube, Paul Walker, MTV Movie Awards, Kevin Hart, Celebrities, Vin Diesel

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Miami Herald

Reviews of new pop music releases

"I'm like a god with a thunderbolt, sitting on a big white cloud," prolific Welsh rocker Jon Langford sings on "Here Be Monsters."

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Related Topix: Jon Langford, Country, Pop/Rock, Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment

Asbury Park Press

'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

One person has been injured in a crash at Lanes Mill Road and Joe Parker Road, and police are on... A 9 year-year-old child was struck by a car at Arnold Avenue about 11:08 a.m. Monday, police said.

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Related Topix: MTV Movie Awards, Celebrities, Eminem, Los Angeles, CA

HipHopDx

[News] Eminem, Will Smith, Redman Among "The Funniest Rappers Of All Time"

"Hip Hop has had a long history of humor, dating all the way back to the Sugarhill Gang in 1979," the Green Label article says.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Black Entertainment, Will Smith, Hip-Hop, The Sugarhill Gang, Biz Markie

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