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“December 8th and 9th at Riddles Comedy Club, Alsip, IL., is one for the history books!” Chicago definitely showed up and the comedians showed out! You had to be there! On December 8th and 9th, Riddles Comedy Club was absolutely lit, starring the one and only Kym Whitley, with Damon Williams orchestrating the evening. This […]

Richard Roundtree, who broke ground with his signature role in the Shaft movie franchise, passed away this afternoon, Oct. 24, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer with his family at his bedside. He was 81. Roundtree’s career spanned five decades and included everything from his most popular blaxploitation role to a very early appearance on As the […]

CHICAGO (WLS) — Longtime WLS-TV personality Harry Porterfield died Monday morning after a short illness, his family said. He was 95. He died of natural causes, surrounding by his family in Munster, the family statement said. There will be a public memorial in Chicago. Those details and private funeral arrangements are pending. He leaves behind a wife of […]

Jay Z is advising all Twitter philosophers out there to take the proverbial “$500,000” over having dinner with him … he’s saying all the “jewels” they think they’ll get are in his old albums!!! HOV weighed in on the viral social media question Monday with Gayle King on “CBS Mornings,” where he finally gave fans the answer key […]

Britney Spears’ new memoir, The Woman in Me, is a heartbreaking story about a life spent at the mercy of others. She spares no detail, for instance, in describing her time spent in a conservatorship overseen by her father. However, the book, a copy of which was obtained by TIME ahead of its Oct. 24 release, […]

Jussie Smollett is getting help through a rehab treatment facility. The rep tells us, “Jussie has had an extremely difficult past few years. He has quietly been working very hard for some time now and we are proud of him for taking these necessary steps.” We’re told Smollett is in an outpatient program. Smollett’s rehab stint […]

Hip-hop’s biggest stars have reasons to celebrate! The 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards aired Tuesday after being held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta last week, and Kendrick Lamar was the night’s top winner with four awards, while pairs Drake and 21 Savage as well as Lil Durk and J. Cole tied for the second-most awards, each receiving two. Hosted […]

According to an exclusive report from Billboard, there are strong indications that Usher is on the verge of embarking on his first global concert tour in nearly a decade. The Grammy-winning artist might choose the grand stage of the Super Bowl to unveil this exciting news. Sources have revealed that Usher’s team has been diligently securing […]

Paul Reubens, the actor best known for portraying Pee-wee Herman, died Sunday night after a private bout of cancer. He was 70. “Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years,” wrote Reubens in a statement posted to Instagram after his death. “I have always felt a huge amount of […]

Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, is pulling the plug on her second marriage … filing for divorce from her actor husband, Richard Lawson, after 8 years of marriage. Tina beelined it to court Wednesday and filed for divorce. She lists the date of separation as Tuesday, and Tina is rolling with the usual irreconcilable differences as the reason […]