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Rita Ora To Perform At Oscars

Rita Ora will perform at the Oscars.The 24-year-old singer is very ''excited'' to have been asked to sing 'Grateful' from 'Beyond the Lights' - one of the five nominees for Best Original Song - at...

Common And Erykah Badu Lead Sundance Tribute To Nina Simone

Common, Aloe Blacc and Erykah Badu were among the stars who celebrated the music of jazz legend Nina Simone at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Sunday night (25Jan15), performing new renditions of her...

"What Happened, Miss Simone?" Makes Waves With Sundance Premiere

It’s Sundance weekend again and the star of the show this year is definitely What Happened, Miss Simone? The Netflix-produced Nina Simone documentary traces the life of the famed Jazz singer from her beginnings as...

Common, Kendrick Lamar Lead The Charge On Mtv's #Thetalk Campaign For Martin Luther King Day

Today, in honour of Martin Luther King Day, MTV is returning to its progressive, socially conscious days with a special twist on its programming. For twelve straight hours, the channel will air all its shows...

Selma Cast To March In Alabama To Mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Selma stars David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey and Common are set to retrace Martin Luther King, Jr.'s steps on Sunday (18Jan15) by marching in Alabama to mark the civil rights icon's birthday.The revered activist led the...

Oscar Nominations Court Controversy

The reaction to this week's Oscar nominations was a loud one, because Academy voters played it so safe in a year when films expanded to explore a diverse array of themes. Throughout 2014, actors and...

Common, Ferguson, The Golden Globes: It Was A Long Night

Guys, we gotta talk about Ferguson again. The protests have been off the radar lately, with so much other horribleness going on, but at last night’s Golden Globes, Common took the chance to remind everyone:...

Golden Globes 2015: Common References Ferguson, Nypd In Acceptance Speech

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards took a political turn when Common and John Legend were awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for their track 'Glory' from the movie 'Selma,' which depicts Martin Luther...

Common To Host Furniture Design Competition Show

Rapper and actor Common is set to front a furniture design competition show.Framework will feature 13 designers competing for a $100,000 (Gbp62,500) prize and the hitmaker will star on the show alongside judges Nolen Niu...

Common, Jon Hamm And Kerry Washington Take A Stand Against Sexual Violence

Hip-hop stars Common and Questlove and actors Jon Hamm and Kerry Washington have joined U.S. President Barack Obama in a new public service announcement calling for an end to sexual violence on college campuses.Music producer...

Common's Father Dies

Rapper Common is mourning the loss of his father.The hip-hop star's dad Lonnie Lynn, a retired basketball player who was known by the nickname 'Pops', passed away in Los Angeles on Friday (12Sep14) at the...

Kim Kardashian, Accompanied By Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Seemingly Ignores Vma Moment Of Silence

In a world where we rely on our mobiles phones for just about everything, we still don't have a set etiquette on when and where we should or shouldn't use them. Still, there are some...

Common Forged Michael Jordan's Signature For Money

Rapper Common once forged basketball great Michael Jordan's signature to make money.The Light hitmaker had the prestigious job of serving as a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls when he was growing up in Illinois,...

Kanye West Rants For 20 Minutes At Wedding

Kanye West thinks the Kardashian family are ''the most remarkable people of our time.''The 'New Slaves' hitmaker gushed about his new wife, Kim Kardashian, and her famous family during several lengthy speeches at their wedding...

Red Bull Music Academy Festival Set For Ultimate Closing Party In New York

Firstly, we recognise that reporting on a mixture of New York parties, eclectic performances and signature lectures from prominent music movers and shakers could seem, well, immaterial. Let's face it, Gotham is one long eclectic...

America Ferrera Puts Marriage To The Test By Filming Sex Scenes For Her Husband

America Ferrera and her husband Ryan Piers Williams put their marriage to the test in new drama X/Y - the writer/director filmed his wife making love to rapper Common.In only his second feature, writer/director Williams...

Kanye West And Common Team Up To Create 20,000 Jobs In Chicago

Rappers Kanye West and Common have joined forces on a new initiative to provide over 20,000 jobs for young people in their native Chicago, Illinois.The pair is using their star power to help the less...

Common, Wale And Co. Releasing"game Of Thrones" Mixtape For All Your Catching Up Needs

It’s official – HBO has the best promotional strategy. Not that the fourth season of Game of Thrones needed any more hype, but it’s getting heaps of it with a new hip hop mixtape. Dragons,...

Hip Hop Stars Contribute To Game Of Thrones Mixtape

Hip-hop stars including Big Boi and Common have contributed to the first ever Game Of Thrones mixtape, with songs inspired by storylines from the popular fantasy drama.The highly-anticipated fourth season of the show premieres in...

Rapper Common Eyeing Broadway Debut

Rapper Common is hoping to make his Broadway debut as boxer Jack Jefferson in The Great White Hope.The Light hitmaker has reportedly auditioned to take on the role made famous by James Earl Jones in...

Rapper Common Lands Spontaneous Cameo In Entourage Film

A timely workout at the gym helped rapper/actor Common land a cameo in the Entourage film.Filmmaker Doug Ellin ran into The Light hitmaker at Equinox in Los Angeles last week (ends02Mar14) and asked him if...

Common To Play Killer In Liam Neeson Thriller - Report

Rapper/actor Common is set to go up against Liam Neeson in action thriller Run All Night, according to a U.S. report.The hip-hop hitmaker is in talks to star alongside Neeson, Ed Harris and Joel Kinnaman...

Common Joins Liam Neeson In Run All Night

Common will join Liam Neeson in 'Run All Night'.The actor-and-rapper has signed up to appear alongside the legendary actor in a new action thriller from Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter.The film centres on...

Common Calls For Chicago Peace Summit With Chief Keef

Hip-hop star Common wants to organise a "peace summit" with rising rapper Chief Keef in an effort to cut down on the number of shootings and violent crimes in their hometown of Chicago, Illinois.The Corner...

Production On Common's Tv Show Halted As Floods Wreck Set

Production on rapper Common's gritty western Tv series Hell On Wheels has been shut down after torrential rainfall left the set underwater at the weekend (22-23Jun13).Flooding has caused chaos throughout Calgary, Canada and filming on...

Kanye West Skirt Jokes Drive Rapper To Order Picture Removal

Kanye West is sick of the skirt jabs; he's decided to make his move and formally request that pictures of him wearing the skimpy leather number be removed from a picture agency's website. Lord Jamar...

Common & Jackson Browne To Front Rally For Jailed American Indian

Common and Jackson Browne are joining forces in a bid to seek clemency for jailed American Indian activist Leonard Peltier.The two stars will be among those performing and speaking at a rally in New York's...

Common And Danny Glover Join Benefit Concert

Rapper Common and actor Danny Glover are the latest famous faces to join an all-star line-up at a charity benefit for the Bring Leonard Peltier Home campaign.The I Am Music hitmaker will perform at the...

Common Sells Off Chicago Apartment

Hip-hop star Common has avoided foreclosure on his Chicago, Illinois home after selling off the apartment for $350,000 (£218,750).The Light hitmaker hit headlines in July (12) when reports suggested he and his co-owner, manager Derek...

Daniel Radcliffe: Good Relationships Are Important

Daniel Radcliffe believes the most important thing in life is having a good relationship with your loved ones. The 'Harry Potter' actor admits he is often plagued by self-doubt and worries about his work and...

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