Author: Ken Simmons

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Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair After recently squashing their longtime beef, Drake and Kanye West are now set to perform together at a free concert in Los Angeles next month. Drizzy and Yeezy will hit the stage Thursday, December 9, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert. Both stars posted the news on […]

Sports Illustrated DJ Khaled will host the 2021 Sports Illustrated Awards with ESPN broadcaster Cari Champion on December 7 at the Hard Rock Live venue at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The show, featuring performances by 2 Chainz and DJ Irie, will be highlighted by the presentation of the 2021 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award. “There’s a lot to […]

Warner Music Cardi B dropped her first new single in nine months, “Bet It,” from the soundtrack of Halle Berry‘s new film, Bruised, which was also released Friday. Cardi and the Oscar winner executive produced the first female hip hop project. “The Bruised Soundtrack is finally hereee!,” the “WAP” rapper commented on Instagram. “I loved working on this with @halleberry and all of […]

Adrienne Raquel Oscar winner Halle Berry is receiving another special honor, the People’s Icon award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. Cardi B, who co-executive produced the soundtrack of Halle’s new film, Bruised, will present the award. “Halle Berry has broken down barriers, directed and starred in diverse roles that have paved the way for others in the industry,” says Jen […]

Triller Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills faced off Thursday in the Verzuz “Night for the Queens” event, and for the two veteran R&B stars, it was an evening of mutual affection. “It’s not many sisters in this business that can get together without stupid-a** competition,” Chaka said to Stephanie, who added, “‘Cause this is not a competition, this is sisterly love right […]

OWN Queen Sugar creator Ava DuVernay has announced that her OWN series will end after its next season. The finale of season six aired Tuesday night. “Queen Sugar being my first series where I’ve had to consider when I’m done, I’ve had to push myself to say, ‘Do you have anything more to say that needs to be said with these […]

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation DJ Cassidy is celebrating the first anniversary of Pass the Mic on BET with a star-studded show immediately following the Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 28. Charlie Wilson, Stephanie Mills, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Jeffrey Osborne and Gloria Gaynor will be among the artists performing on his show. “One year after partnering with BET to Pass the Mic in celebration of Soul, […]

Ramona Rosales Lizzo is one of three women appearing on the split cover of Essence‘s November/December The Year of Radical Self-Care issue. The “Truth Hurts” rapper/singer is joined by Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and “1619 Project” founder Nikole Hannah-Jones. “There’s an ebb and flow in the Black experience. I find myself somewhere between blissful forgetfulness and painful remembrance everyday,” Lizzo commented […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images Ciara and her three children met with first lady Jill Biden Wednesday at the White House to promote vaccinations for kids 5 to 11 years old. Last month, the FDA authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children in that age range. “@Flotus, thank you for welcoming my family and I to The @WhiteHouse,” […]

Viking Books After giving birth to her second son earlier this year, now Kelly Rowland is publishing her second children’s book, co-written with educator Jessica McKay. Always with You, Always with Me, described as “a loving ode to modern motherhood,” will focus on the relationship between a working mother and her young son. “Jessica and I are thrilled […]


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