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Kendrick Lamar and the Grammys’ hip-hop problem — twice as good still isn’t enough

Ken Ehrlich, producer of the Grammy Awards, has been putting on the show since 1980, and he’s seen the face of the show change dramatically. In an interview in <i>Variety</i> this week, he’s quick to acknowledge the influence of black music, but insinuated the Grammys don’t have the same issues with …

Rap & Hip-Hop

WWE Fastlane 2016: Date, Start Time, Matches, Live Stream, PPV Info

With the right mix of narrative surprises and eye-catching action, WWE Fastlane 2016 will prove to be more than just a bridge from the Royal Rumble to WrestleMania.<p>It all begins on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host the second edition of the pay-per-view.<p>Much of the …

Royal Rumble

Meteorologist Charged With Growing Pot, Storing Weapons

Hundreds have rallied to the defense of a Kentucky meteorologist who faces felony charges after police uncovered a marijuana grow house and a cache of guns and ammunition.<p>WPSD-TV reporter Victoria “Tori” Shaw Smoyer, 32, was arrested with her husband, Tyler Smoyer, 35, Tuesday after state police …

Cannabis

Didn't it just feel like WWE 2K15 was a beta version to WWE 2K16? Even though the new game is a bit of a marmite title in the sense that you either …

Marmite

TNA Knockout & Former WWE Tough Enough Contestant Says She Was Assaulted During Wrestling Match

– TNA Knockout Raquel, who is former WWE Tough Enough contestant Gabi Castrovinci, claims she was assaulted during a match at an independent …

With almost a dozen injuries to top WWE names this year's WrestleMania is looking weak thus far; with limited options on how to make it a blockbuster …

How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works

You've probably experienced fluctuating moods with the seasons, but there's a good chance you never realized that your brain activity also differs based on seasonal changes -- varying between spring, summer, fall and winter -- as a new study has shown.<p>The Belgian study, published this week in the …

The Brain

Nintendo’s ‘Duck Hunt’ Now Exists in Virtual Reality

21-year-old New Jersey-based developer Joseph Delgado created a 3D voxel-based version of Nintendo’s iconic shooter game.<p>Nintendo’s <i>Duck Hunt</i>, with its iconic red and gray gun controller, was the perfect synthesis of an arcade shooter and a console game—an experience that anyone could play and …

Virtual Reality

Jay Z and Robert De Niro are Pals Again

<b>Jay Z</b> and <b>Robert De Niro</b> were spotted hanging out and laughing together at the 2016 amfAR gala in New York, which is big news because the two had a …

Celebrity News

Music

The Monthly Mixtape: Steven Hyden's Favorite Songs From March 2018<p>Steven Hyden 03.30.18 1 hour ago<p>SZA's Success Marks A Turning Point For Women In R&B<p>The young star has more than just the success of 'CTRL' to be thankful for — her success might help revitalize a whole genre.<p>Elias Leight 03.29.18 23 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Super Bowl Sparks Increase In Marijuana Sales

Super Bowl 50 brought a whole new meaning to the phrase, “this bud’s for you.”<p>Green Rush, the largest cannabis delivery platform in California, says Super Bowl weekend was the most lucrative in the company’s history. So big, it was better than the 4/20 marijuana holiday celebrated in April.<p>Jude …

NFL

Teenager seized for Boko Haram attack tells how she tore off suicide vest and fled

Girl feared going against orders but was even more afraid of killing her father who she knew was staying at the crowded camp in Nigeria that was her target<p>Strapped with a suicide bomb vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the teenage girl tore off the …

Africa

Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game Revealed

2012's Hitman: Absolution is joining the Xbox One backwards compatibility program and it sounds like it may not be the last game from developer IO Interactive to do so. In an interview with Worthplaying (via VideoGamer), studio head Hannes Seifert said Absolution will join the program, but he …

Stephen Curry is showing there's no such thing as a bad shot for him, and the NBA has never seen anything like it

Stephen Curry put together one of his finest performances Wednesday night, scoring 51 points on 68% shooting while going 11-for-16 from 3-point range, as the Warriors beat the Wizards 134-121.<p>Even more impressive is that Curry accomplished this feat relatively quickly — he played just 36 minutes …

Basketball

Just another South L.A. killing?

It was the fourth time in two days last week that a young black person was killed by other blacks in South Los Angeles. It didn't make much of a news splash. Like the 16-year-old girl and 20-year-old man at 81st and Avalon, like the 17-year-old boy at 83rd and Main Street, Gerrik Thomas' shooting …

TNA's New TV Home Gives Bored WWE Fans Another Option

TNA is a company that many believed would be out of business by now. Struggling to build its fanbase beyond its dedicated number of followers, TNA has attempted to keep itself upright while WWE continues to be the worldwide leader in pro wrestling.<p>But even though the Tennessee-based promotion will …

Pro Wrestling

Views From The Turnbuckle: WWE's WrestleMania Crisis And What Can Be Done

<i>The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of WrestlingInc or its staff.</i><p>Before the announcement of …

​How Bad Are The WWE Injuries?, All Of The WWE Champions Coming Out Of WrestleMania 31 Injured

This is pretty crazy.<p>As most of you know by now, many of WWE’s top Superstars are currently out with injuries. All of the talents who left …

Cesaro Recovery Updates, New WWE NXT Live Event Attendance Record, WWE Stars Who Fought The Law - WrestlingInc.com

- As seen above, the latest WWE Top 10 looks at Superstars who fought the law.<p>- Last night's WWE NXT live event in Tampa, Florida set a new Florida …

Wrestler Works TNA & WWE NXT Battle Royals, New TNA Tag Team Title Feud, Knockouts #1 Contender

– Awesome Kong won a Gauntlet Match to become the new #1 contender at Friday night’s TNA “One Night Only: Live!” pay-per-view. No word yet on when …

James Storm On Why He Returned To TNA, What Happened With WWE NXT, Triple H, More

James Storm recently spoke with Bill Apter of 1wrestling.com about why things didn’t work out with WWE NXT, why he returned to TNA and more. The …

Kendrick Lamar: "I've Hurt People In My Life”

While discussing his “The Blacker The Berry” song, Kendrick Lamar says he is not making statements about others, as some have claimed. “It’s not me …

Rap & Hip-Hop

LeBron James Is the Worst Shooter in the NBA So Far This Season

<b>Kobe Bryant</b> has caught a lot of flack for shooting like crap so far this season. He has been playing much better than he did earlier this year as of …

Stephen Curry (leg) getting MRI, questionable vs. Mavs

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry missed morning shootaround for Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks so he could get an MRI …

Confirmed: Reunited GUNS N' ROSES To Play Next Year's COACHELLA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL

According to U.S. music industry magazine Billboard, <b>GUNS N' ROSES</b> has been confirmed as the headliner for next year's <b>Coachella Music And Arts …

Festivals

Watch Lemmy Kilmister Howl in Footage From Motorhead's Final Show

Band tears through fan favorite "Overkill" to close out December 11th gig in Berlin<p>Footage of Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead tearing through fan …

Russell Westbrook: Lesson learned after league-high 17 technicals

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Known for as much for the emotion he plays with as his athletic explosiveness, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook says …

Basketball

Roman Reigns And John Cena Have Staredown After WWE RAW, Zack Ryder At Axxess, Heath Slater

- In this WWE RAW Fallout video from last night, The Miz tries again to look back at his 2015 until Zack Ryder interrupts. Following The Rock's lead, …

Woman woke up to find neighbour raping her and filming it on his phone

A woman who woke up to find her next-door neighbour raping her and filming it on his phone has spoken out about her ordeal “to warn other girls to be …

Dave Grohl Paid Permanent Tribute To Lemmy With An ‘Ace Of Spades’ Tattoo

This photo from the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods awards features Lemmy Kilmister onstage with Slash and Dave Grohl. Images like these are a welcome sight for music fans, who are still reeling after Lemmy’s untimely passing on Tuesday (mere days after doctors discovered an aggressive cancer). …