dick clark productions ABC and Dick Clark Productions unveiled the star-studded list of performers who’ll take the stage for Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve.  Ludacris will celebrate 10 years of his 2003 chart-topping single, “Stand Up,” as part of a performance medley.  Janelle Monáe will play tracks “Champagne S*** and “Haute” from her Grammy-nominated The Age of Pleasure album. Coco Jones is set […]

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images Here’s a hint to which star Ice Spice named as her first celebrity crush: He’ll take center stage during the most important NFL game in February, and he’s not a professional football player.  That’s right — the “Munch” rapper said that back in the day, R&B superstar Usher is who she had eyes for.  She told interviewer Doja Cat she […]

Todd Owyoung/NBC Offset transitions from corporate king to rap legend in his latest video, “Blame it on Set.” The Maya Table-directed visual sees him working behind the desk with his nine-to-five job before breaking free to enjoy a more appealing lifestyle. He leads a pack of other hopefuls longing to be carefree; together they incite a riot at […]

Jonathan Batiste Christmas in Jon Batiste‘s household means there’ll be a lot of gumbo making and eating.  He dished about his family’s longstanding “gumbo throwdown” in a podcast episode of Your Mama’s Kitchen, telling host Michele Norris he’s looking forward to the traditional “friendly competition.” “The staple,” Batiste says, “is the gumbo my mother makes.”  The special pot of goodness is transported to his […]

Disney Despite styling herself as the Queen of Christmas, there’s one Christmas tradition that Mariah Carey was unfamiliar with — until People explained to her. Speaking about which holiday traditions she considers to be “slay or nay,” Mariah tells People she enjoys caroling, wearing matching pajamas and opening just one gift on Christmas Eve. She drew a blank, however, when asked about […]

Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage Ja Rule is taking his talents on tour.  The beloved New York rapper will hit the road with The Sunrise Tour starting in spring 2024.  Ja Rule will play stages around the world, including shows set for the U.K., Ireland and Scotland, with more dates to be announced.  It’s all in commemoration of the rapper’s 25 years in […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET In the wave of year-end music lists, YouTube has compiled a collection of 2023 songs deemed most popular by fans.  The top-10 list is based on YouTube’s Shorts trends.  Nabbing the #1 spot is rapper/singer Toosii and his “Favorite Song.” The video garnered 143 million views, and the single topped Billboard‘s Hot 100 and Hot R&B Songs charts. […]

Ricky Vigil M/Justin E Palmer/GC Images Sean “Diddy” Combs is facing a new sexual abuse lawsuit that names him, former Bad Boy Entertainment president Harve Pierre and an unnamed third defendant.   Now the fifth complaint filed against the hip-hop producer, the new suit identifies a woman by the name Jane Doe who says she was sex trafficked and gang raped when she was […]

Amazon MGM Studios Amazon MGM Studios got to unwrap a Christmas gift early this year: The streaming numbers are in, and Eddie Murphy‘s holiday film, Candy Cane Lane, had the studio’s biggest debut yet. Released December 1, the movie is in the top slot worldwide on Prime Video and among the top 10 worldwide movie […]

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Music fans can now listen to the first recording made by Michael Jackson.  Billboard reports the song, “Big Boy (One-derful Version),” will be available to purchase as part of a limited release by Recordpool, which owns the song, and anotherblock, the blockchain-based music and royalty marketplace. The song was recorded July 13, 1967, during The Jackson 5’s […]

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