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Kanye West 'Humbled' By Bet Visionary Award

Kanye West felt humbled ''maybe for the first time'' as he accepted his Visionary Award at the BET Honors.The 37-year-old hip-hop star delivered a heartfelt speech at the ceremony in Washington DC, which was filmed...

Producer No I.d. Honours Oscar Winners Common And John Legend

Hip-hop producer No I.D. has honoured the work of Common and [John Legend] by posting a touching letter to the Oscar winners online.The hitmaker, who has worked with Common since the start of the rapper's...

Common Reunites With Serena Williams After Oscars Win

Rapper/actor Common had another trophy on his arm as he celebrated his big Oscars win at a Hollywood afterparty on Sunday night (22Feb15) after reuniting with his ex-girlfriend Serena Williams.The Be hitmaker claimed the Best...

Common, John Legend Bring Oscars Audience To Tears With "Glory" Performance And Speech

Was there really any doubt in anyone's mind that Glory would win for Best Soundtrack this year? Didn't think so. John Legend accepted the award in classic John Legend style, with a rousing social justice-themed...

Lady Gaga Performs Sound Of Music Medley

Lady Gaga performed a medley of songs from 'The Sound of Music' at the 2015 Oscars last night (22.02.15).The 28-year-old star took to the stage at the prestigious annual awards ceremony at Los Angeles' Dolby...

Lady Gaga Performs Sound Of Music Medley

Lady Gaga performed a medley of songs from 'The Sound of Music' at the 2015 Oscars last night (22.02.15).The 28-year-old star took to the stage at the prestigious annual awards ceremony at Los Angeles' Dolby...

Anthony Anderson Feared He'd Look Stupid In Nba All-star Game

Actor Anthony Anderson had mixed emotions as he prepared for Friday night's (13Feb15) NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New York, because he feared he would look out of shape and old on the court next...

'Selma' Honoured At Naacp Image Awards After Oscars Snub

Civil rights drama Selma has been named ‘outstanding film of 2014’, at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film. which chronicles the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. in...

Tom Jones, Jessie J To Duet At Grammys

Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J will duet at the Grammys.The British performers will sing together at the annual music ceremony next month, and on-stage collaborations will also be delivered by Adam Levine and Gwen...

Tom Jones, Jessie J And More To Duet At Grammys

Tom Jones and Jessie J will duet at the Grammys.The British performers will sing together at the annual music ceremony, with on-stage collaborations also being delivered by Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani, and Hozier and...

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...

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