Phyllis Giles

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Lil Wayne: the tragic decline of a hip-hop trailblazer

As he prepares to release a memoir, Gone ’Til November, we look back at the New Orleans rapper’s career – from giving Drake his big break to becoming the voice of Katrina and his ongoing Cash Money legal battle<p>I can’t say I wrote the book on Lil Wayne but I did write <i>a</i> book. This was in late 2010, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Samsung ​Galaxy Note 2 phone emits sparks and smoke during flight in India

Passengers on IndiGo flight spotted smoke coming from the overhead luggage compartment but there was no damage to the plane and the flight landed safely<p>A Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone started smoking during a commercial flight in India on Friday, India’s aviation regulator said.<p>Passengers on …

Aviation

Lancôme Has Ugly Day in Hong Kong, Closing Shops as Protesters Target Brand

Protesters accuse L’Oréal cosmetics brand of bowing to political pressure from Beijing when it canceled an event<p>HONG KONG—Cosmetics maker Lancôme shut all its Hong Kong shops Wednesday as protesters accused the cosmetics brand of kowtowing to Beijing when it scrapped a promotional event featuring …

Hong Kong

Pakistani woman burns daughter alive for eloping

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A woman in Pakistan burned her 17-year-old daughter alive on Wednesday to punish her for marrying against the family's …

How does long-term marijuana use affect the brain?

Jason Redmond/Reuters<p>Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug — something with "no accepted medical use" — means it is pretty tough to study.<p>Yet numerous anecdotal reports, as well as some studies, have linked marijuana with several purported health benefits, from pain relief to …

Muhammad Ali Oscars video: Sylvester Stallone meets the Champ in 1977

The late, great Muhammad Ali surprised Sylvester Stallone on stage at the 1977 Oscars to present the Best Supporting Actress award to Beatrice …

Watch D’Angelo’s Tender Cover of Prince’s ‘Sometimes It Snows in April’

<i>The Tonight Show</i> offered Prince fans a moment to grieve Tuesday as D’Angelo and Princess – the Prince cover group composed of Maya Rudolph and …

Music

Prince's Band The Revolution Is Reuniting for Tribute Shows

The Revolution is coming and Prince fans could not be more excited.<p>In the wake of Prince’s death on April 21, his former backing band, The Revolution …

Music

Prince to Be Simulcast on Radio Stations '7 Hours and 13 Days' After His Death

Exactly 7 hours and 13 days after Prince’s death, radio stations across the country will team up to pay homage to the musical icon, who died on April …

Music

Prince's complicated history with painkillers takes center stage

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former attorney for two of Prince's dead siblings says they revealed Prince had an addiction to Percocet decades before his sudden death in April.<p>Prince's half-brother, Duane Nelson, said he used to get the drug for Prince to help him come down after shows, Michael B. Padden said.<p>"Duane …

Siblings

Why Minneapolis Loved Prince, and He Loved His Hometown

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> Prince: An Artist’s Life<i>, a 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition. Available at retailers and at Amazon.com.</i><p>For most …

NFL

Prince’s Family: ‘There Has Been No Memorial, Funeral or Tribute Service’

Two weeks after Prince was remembered by a small group of family, friends and musicians at a private memorial ceremony held at his Paisley Park …

prince's

Watch Stevie Wonder Perform 'Purple Rain' in Prince Tribute

Stevie Wonder sang a rendition of Prince’s “Purple Rain” on Friday at a Los Angeles concert celebrating the life of the iconic singer, who died on …

Music

See Beyonce’s Stunning Cover of Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’

Beyoncé paid tribute to Prince when she reprised her cover of the <i>Purple Rain</i> ballad “The Beautiful Ones” at the Dallas stop of her Formation World …

Music

The Purple Raincheck

One time, I got invited to Prince’s house but I couldn’t go. Somehow I ended up with an even better Prince story.<p>That brief message from Scott …

Prince Purple Rain tribute at Cannes is wrecked... by water

A special screening of <b>Prince's Purple Rain</b>at the Cannes Film Festival had to be cancelled last night... because of water problems.<p>The Cannes Film Festival announced in April that a special tribute to the singer-songwriter, who died on April 21, 2016, would be held on the beach with a giant screen …

Prince’s Unheard Music: Inside the Paisley Park Vault

As former Paisley Park employee Scott LeGere saw for himself when he began working at the facility about a decade ago, nothing quite compared to the …

Los Angeles

Man who found Prince: 'Nothing can prepare' you

<b>(CNN) —</b> As the media has duly noted, I am the "pre-med student" who flew out to Minneapolis to help Prince find the road to recovery but who ended up calling 911 instead. Sadly, we now understand from the medical examiner's report that he died from a self-administered dose of the powerful synthetic …

Los Angeles

Tests confirm Prince died of opioid overdose, says medical examiner

• Pop star was found dead on 21 April at Minneapolis-area estate<br>• Powerful opioid fentanyl found to be the drug responsible<br>• Carver County sheriff’s office continues its investigation

Celebrity Gossip

Musician Prince Died Of Accidental Overdose, Says Medical Examiner

(This post was last updated at 4:20 p.m. ET.)<p>The iconoclast musician Prince died of a drug overdose, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minn., has found.<p>In a report released publicly on Thursday, the medical examiner said Prince Rogers Nelson self-administered a deadly dose of the …

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

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Former NASA chief unveils $100 million neural chip maker KnuEdge

It’s not all that easy to call KnuEdge a startup. Created a decade ago by Daniel Goldin, the former head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, KnuEdge is only now coming out of stealth mode. It has already raised $100 million in funding to build a “neural chip” that Goldin says will …

Hip-Hop

What Beyonce And Cardi B’s VMAs Dominance Says About Women In Hip-Hop<p>Aaron Williams 07.17.18 1 hour ago<p>How The Sons Of Famous Rappers Are Forging Their Own Path In Hip-Hop<p>Aaron Williams 07.16.18 24 hours ago 2 Comments<p>Cardi B And The Carters Lead 2018's Hip-Hop-Heavy MTV Video Music Award …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Golden State Warriors humiliate Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA finals Game 2

• Reigning champions lead series 2-0 after 110-77 victory<br>• Kevin Love leaves game with suspected concussion as Cavs collapse<p>There would be no Game 2 redemption for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers this time. James’s streak of winning nine straight Game 2s following a loss was emphatically …

Basketball

Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn accounts hacked

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been targeted by hackers who were yesterday able to briefly gain control of several of his social media accounts, some of which were defaced.<p>His Facebook account was not among the compromised profiles, although his Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn were, according …

Social Media