Arsenio Hall

How ALADDIN’s Outdated Pop Culture References Are Actually Timeless

Arsenio Hall. Rodney Dangerfield. Carol Channing. Impressions of these celebrities might not be immediately recognized in 2017. But 25 years ago, in …

Entertainment

Hollywood celebrates the death of Charles Manson

Hollywood is dancing on Charles Manson’s grave.<p>A long list of bold-faced names Monday celebrated the death of cult leader Charles Manson, who nearly …

Crime

Della Reese Net Worth: Singer, Actress Dies At 86

American actress and singer Delloreese Patricia Early famously known as Della Reese died Sunday evening in California. The actress’ estimated net …

World News

Jill Soloway, Lena Waithe Offer 13 Suggestions on How to Change Hollywood's Harassment Culture

Among them: “Don't be a dick.”<p>Jeffrey Tambor’s run on Amazon Studios' <i>Transparent</i> may have come to an end but series creator Jill Soloway has other …

Feminism

Tina's turning point

Tina Brown's book, The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, chronicles her pivotal time at the iconic magazine<p><i>By the late 1980s, Britain-born Brown was reaching the pinnacle of her storied career. In London, she had already rejuvenated the moribund</i> <i>Tatler magazine,</i> <i>and at the age of 31 moved to New York</i> …

Saddam Hussein

In “I’m So Fine,” Khadijah Queen Casts Her Eye on Toxic Masculinity and Celebrity Culture

I first fell in love with the poem “Any Other Name,” by Khadijah Queen, when I read it in the literary journal <i>Poor Claudia,</i> in 2016. It speaks of origin and the ways in which a name can bring pride and power to the owner. “Khadijah means wife of the prophet,” Queen writes, in the version published …

Culture

Bill Clinton went on Conan and proved presidents maybe shouldn't go on late night shows

At some point in their career, every future President will go on a late-night show. Maybe when they’re the candidate hunting for buzz, or the …

Late Night Television

What's On: Adoption Hurdles on ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Long Road Home’ Premieres, ‘Oak Island’ Returns

Plus, 'Damnation' on USA and 'The Middle' on ABC

TV

Tiffany Haddish: Meet 2017's Hot Breakout Comedian

How the 'Girls Trip' star with the funniest Groupon story ever survived childhood tragedy and broke big<p>"I'm not pregnant by Leonardo DiCaprio yet, …

Tiffany Haddish

‘The Mayor’ Episode 6 Spoilers: ‘Teen Wolf’ Alum Meagan Tandy To Appear

“Teen Wolf” alum Meagan Tandy is appearing in next week’s episode of “The Mayor.”<p>According to the synopsis for Season 1, episode 6 of the ABC series, …

TV

Watch Eddie Murphy Become The Black Panther In This Hilarious Spoof Video

Honestly, we would watch a full-length version of this.Marvel’s highly-anticipated <i>Black Panther</i> cannot come any sooner so in the meantime Funny or …

Michael B. Jordan

Congratulations to 2017 World Series Champion Larry King

Last night was the most fun I’ve ever had watching Larry King. And I say that because it was, in fact, the first time I had ever watched Larry King …

Larry King

'Coming to America' restaurant McDowell's pops up

Remember McDowell's? The McDonald's knockoff featured in the Eddie Murphy film "Coming to America" was brought to life by a Hollywood restaurant for …

Restaurants

Why Sexual Assault Victims Stay Silent Even After “Making It”

1. Marvin Dixon<p>A post shared by Marvin Dixon (@therealmarvindixon) on Oct 25, 2017 at 7:46pm PDT<p>1 of 14<p>2. Tasha Smith<p>A post shared by Tasha4realsmith …

African-American Culture

Can Birdman Be Blamed For Lil Wayne Not Paying T-Pain?

1. Marvin Dixon<p>A post shared by Marvin Dixon (@therealmarvindixon) on Oct 25, 2017 at 7:46pm PDT<p>1 of 14<p>2. Tasha Smith<p>A post shared by Tasha4realsmith …

African-American Culture

Hollywood restaurant transforms into McDowell's from 'Coming to America'

McDowell's, the McDonald's knockoff featured in the Eddie Murphy film "Coming to America," was brought to life by a Hollywood restaurant for …

Restaurants

Restaurant turns into a McDowell's from 'Coming to America' for Halloween

You wouldn't want to dine at a McDonald's knock-off, except for McDowell's.<p>The mock restaurant which featured in the 1988 classic <i>Coming to America</i> …

Lights Out: Looking Back On Some Of Late Night’s Short-Lived Contenders

If Steve Allen made the late-night television talk show a possibility, and Jack Paar made it a ritual, Johnny Carson made it an institution. And while his dominance over the time slot was unparalleled, it was also often challenged – as far back as the 1960s, when ABC and CBS set up would-be rivals …

TV

Jimmy Kimmel Has Some Very White Male Thoughts About Late Night TV

With his heartfelt and earnest responses to Trump’s attempts to appeal to Obamacare and the fatal shooting in Las Vegas, Jimmy Kimmel has set himself …

Comedy

Suddenly, Jimmy Kimmel Is Our Cronkite

The other day, I had a foie gras hot dog,” says Jimmy Kimmel, dressed in a gray hoodie and baggy jeans, sitting in a makeshift office at the Brooklyn …

Entertainment

Hollywood impostor duped us out of $35K

A self-professed Hollywood hotshot who claims to have managed Eddie Murphy’s early career is a fraud, according to a lawsuit.<p>Mark D. Lipsky, who has …

New York City

PSA on cancer research to air during Game 4 of World Series

Major League Baseball and Stand Up To Cancer are teaming up for a public service announcement during Game 4 of the World Series Saturday to promote cancer research.<p>The PSA is entitled "Whatever it Takes" and features players and moments from the playoffs with the message that winning the fight …

Sports

Why Nicki Minaj Should Distance Herself From Her Brother ASAP

1. Marvin Dixon<p>A post shared by Marvin Dixon (@therealmarvindixon) on Oct 25, 2017 at 7:46pm PDT<p>1 of 14<p>2. Tasha Smith<p>A post shared by Tasha4realsmith …

African-American Culture

Does Drake Have A Son Born On His Birthday?

1. Marvin Dixon<p>A post shared by Marvin Dixon (@therealmarvindixon) on Oct 25, 2017 at 7:46pm PDT<p>1 of 14<p>2. Tasha Smith<p>A post shared by Tasha4realsmith …

African-American Culture

World Series rolls out the red carpet

It’s been nearly 30 years since the LA Dodgers were in the World Series, so it’s no wonder much of Hollywood “braved” the 103-degree heat to enjoy …

Kirsten Dunst

Astros Fall to Dodgers, 3-1

Stellar pitching by L.A. ace Clayton Kershaw proved too much for Houston in the teams' first meeting.

Houston

Only in Los Angeles: Which celebrities are attending World Series Game 1

With the Los Angeles Dodgers returning to the World Series for the first time since 1988, Game 1 against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium …

Major League Baseball

Celebrity fans congratulate Dodgers on Game 1 victory

The 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros got underway Tuesday night.<p>Behind an 11-strikeout performance from Clayton …

Baseball

Iconic Eatery From Eddie Murphy Comedy 'Coming To America' To Pop Up In LA

A Los Angeles sandwich shop is taking Halloween dress-up to a whole new level.<p>For two days only around Halloween, Fat Sal’s Hollywood is being transformed into McDowell’s from the 1988 box office hit <i>Coming to America</i>. The McDowell’s theme will be part of the interior and exterior of the restaurant. …

Netflix

Clay Aiken Says He's Not Running For President (Exclusive)

“American Idol” alum scoffs at right-leaning news site for writing he “has all the components for a successful run” for the White House<p>Sorry America, …

Entertainment