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Mike Coppola/WireImage Henry Lee Fambrough, the last surviving founding member of R&B group The Spinners, passed away Wednesday, the band’s rep Tanisha Lynn Jackson confirms to ABC Audio. Fambrough died at his home in Virginia at the age of 85. Fambrough formed The Spinners in 1954 with Pervis Jackson, Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith and C.P. Spencer. Known for his baritone vocals and handlebar mustache, Fambrough […]

CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images It’s been 50 years since the iconic TV sitcom Good Times first aired on CBS, and this weekend, TV One is celebrating with a three-day marathon.  Starting Friday, February 9, at 8 p.m. ET and continuing through Sunday, February 11, the network will air Good Times 50 Still Golden, an exclusively curated event featuring special content […]

Apple Music It’s a mission to find the man of the hour in the new Apple Music short film, Where’s Usher?  A group of Usher’s close friends, Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris and Lil Jon, search for Usher high and low in key areas around Las Vegas and find him right before it’s time to perform the Super Bowl halftime show.  Clues take the group to a […]

Billboard They were first announced as a Billboard Women in Music award recipients, but now, the publication reveals Victoria Monét and Tems will be performing at the show, too.  Monét, the recipient of the Rising Star Award, and Tems, who’s recognized as the Breakthrough Honoree, will take the stage to play some of their hits at this year’s event, which is hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross. They’ll join previously […]

Courtesy Apple Music By necessity, most Super Bowl halftime shows clock in at about 13 or 13 1/2 minutes, though some past shows have pushed it a bit. Well, you can count Usher in the “pushing it a bit” camp: He says he managed to convince the powers that be to let him have a whole 15 minutes […]

On this day in Black history, February 8: — In 1944, Harry S. McAlpin, a journalist from St. Louis, Missouri, became the first Black reporter to attend a White House news conference.  — In 1968, the Orangeburg Massacre erupted when a civil rights protest at South Carolina State University turned deadly after officers opened fired on about 200 unarmed Black students, […]

ABC/Christopher Willard Kelly Rowland is sticking beside Jay-Z.  When asked by Entertainment Tonight what she thought of Hov’s Grammy’s speech, during which he called out the Recording Academy for never awarding Beyoncé Album of the Year, Rowland said she’s so proud. “Shawn Carter is one of the greatest men I know and his words ring so loud to me,” she said. “I couldn’t be […]

Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Last October, Beyoncé helped fans dress in all black with her Ivy Park Noir apparel; she later dropped her Cé Noir perfume; and now, she’s back with a new line of lifestyle merchandise: Cécred hair care.  “Hair is sacred,” Bey wrote in her Instagram announcement, where she shared a first-look trailer of women with different hair textures having their […]

Hanover Square Press Ruff Ryders‘ first lady, Eve, is ready to delve into the details of her life and rap career with her new memoir, Who’s That Girl? In the book, expected to hit shelves this fall, the Grammy winner will open up on an array of topics, such as entering into a male dominated hip-hop in the late […]

Courtesy Apple Music Usher is performing at the Super Bowl 58 halftime show, so when he found himself next to someone who did the same thing back in 2015, he discussed it. Speaking to Billboard, Usher said, “I’ve happened to be around a few people who’ve played the Super Bowl, and they did give me some pointers. […]

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