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Rapper Tech N9ne's Aunt Shot

The hip-hop star took to Instagram on Sunday (18Sep16) to share the sad news with fans, revealing Ivy Yates was hit after a gunman fired a series of shots into her Kansas City,...

Janelle Monae: 'Gun Violence Has Struck Home'

Natasha Hays, 38, was asleep in her Kansas City, Kansas home when someone fired shots into her bedroom, according to local news reports. Her 14-year-old child heard the shots first and found...

Stars Deliver Series Of Emotional Prince Tributes At Bet Awards

The heavily trailed celebration of the singer, who died in April (16), saw a number of top musicians performing the late musician's songs throughout the ceremony, hosted by America's Black Entertainment Television Network(BET)...

Janelle Monae And The Roots Lead Prince Tribute At Bet Awards

The tribute to the Purple Rain musician, who died in April (16) aged 57 will also feature percussionist Sheila E and other yet to be announced acts. Bosses at the Black Entertainment...

Pharrell Williams To Produce And Compose Music For Space Drama

The Oscar-nominated artist is one of the film's new backers, and he will also write and create original songs and oversee all musical elements for the movie and its soundtrack. Based on...

Janelle Monae Lands Space Drama Movie Role

The star will appear alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner in the film, based on the true story of three African-American women who helped astronaut John Glenn become the first...

Star-studded Flint Benefit Concert Raises More Than $130,000

A decision by local authorities in 2014 to change the the city's water supply from one river to another resulted in its contamination and has left residents without clean water. To...

Ryan Coogler Hosting Star-studded Flint Benefit On Oscars Night

Residents of the city have been unable to use their water supplies since 2014 due to pollution in a local river, and many celebrities, including Beyonce, Madonna, Cher, Mark Wahlberg and Eminem, have...

Janelle Monae Speaks Out On Grope Arrest Drama

The Tightrope singer and a group of associates were at a Grammy Awards afterparty hosted by rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs at Los Angeles nightclub 1OAK when Janelle alleges a man made an unwanted...

Janelle Monae: 'I Love Barack Obama, But It's Time For A Woman To Lead America'

The fervent Barack Obama supporter insists it's time for a change at the top - and she's looking for a good woman with strong policies regarding minorities in America. "I think we've...

Taraji P. Henson And Janelle Monae Join Alicia Keys' Charity

The No One star has formed a new council for her Keep a Child Alive charity and has enlisted her celebrity friends to help her raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, according to...

Janelle Monae To Make Big Screen Debut

The Tightrope singer has been cast in the film adapted from writer Tarell MCCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, about a young man who comes of age during the 1980s 'war...

Kris Jenner Cries At Kendall Jenner's Catwalk Shows

Kris Jenner cries when she sees daughter Kendall Jenner on the catwalk.The 59-year-old reality queen has to keep dark sunglasses on at fashion shows because they hide her tears of pride at seeing the stunning...

Janelle Monae Leads New Voter Registration Initiative

The Tightrope hitmaker has teamed up with White House officials to call on youngsters to use their voices to make a positive change in honour of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday (22Sep15)....

Prince: 'It's A Bad Time For Music'

Prince thinks it is a ''bad time for music''.The 57-year-old musician - who is preparing to release his new album 'HitnRun' this month - has admitted he is not impressed with the current crop of...

Janelle Monae Gets Cut Off By Nbc During Black Lives Matter Speech

Singer Janelle Monae found herself silenced by NBC on Friday when she tried to deliver a speech about police brutally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Monáe was appearing on 'The Today Show'...

Janelle Monae Releases Protest Song

The singer gave a moving speech at a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday (12Aug15) as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, and she has now stepped up her fight by recording...

Janelle Monae Leads Anti-police Brutality Rally In Pennsylvania

The singer fronted a march through Philadelphia carrying a sign emblazoned with the slogan 'Black Girl Magic' along with her labelmate, singer Jidenna, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Monae...

Janelle Monae Launching Free Tour

The Tightrope hitmaker has joined forces with automobile brand Toyota for The EEPHUS Tour, an invite-only, seven-city trek fans can attend for free. Joining Monae on the tour will be her entire...

Simon Le Bon Thinks One Direction Are 'Cash Cows'

Simon Le Bon has ''great sympathy'' for One Direction.The Duran Duran star says the British boy band, which features members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, must be under ''huge pressure'' to...

Duran Duran Confirm All-stars For New Album

The new album, scheduled for release in September (15) will feature Monae and Rodgers on the first single, Pressure Off, and actress Lohan, who provides a spoken-word vocal on Danceophobia. Other special...

Lindsay Lohan Confirmed For Duran Duran Lp

Lindsay Lohan will feature on Duran Duran's new album.The 'Mean Girls' actress, who released her debut record 'Speak' in 2004, has recorded with the band for their 14th LP, 'Paper Gods', alongside other artists including...

Stars React To Cop Shooting Footage

Police officer Michael T. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday (07Apr15) following the publication of a clip which purportedly shows him opening fire on 50-year-old Walter L. Scott as he fled a...

Duran Duran Sign Record Deal

Duran Duran have signed an album deal with Warner Bros. Records.The world-renowned band - featuring Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor - have announced their 14th album is scheduled to be...

Stars Line Up For Duran Duran's New Warner Bros. Album

The band has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. and their first album with the label - the group's 14th - will be a star-studded affair. The follow-up to 2010's All...

Miley Cyrus, Elton John For Chic Lp

Miley Cyrus and Elton John are set to feature on the new Chic album.Founding member of the group, Nile Rodgers, is currently completing work on their upcoming ninth studio album 'It's About Time', and has...

Jamie Foxx And Janelle Monae Honoured At Trumpet Awards

Actor/singer Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae and R&B icons The Isley Brothers were among the honourees at the 23rd annual Trumpet Awards on Saturday night (24Jan15).Designer Tommy Hilfiger was also feted at the Atlanta, Georgia ceremony,...

Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran In Stevie Wonder Tribute Show

Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran and Usher are among the performers at a Stevie Wonder tribute concert next month.The trio will join the likes of Willie Nelson and Janelle Monae in taking part in 'Stevie Wonder:...

Janelle Monae Brought To Tears By Young Fan

R&B star Janelle Monae broke down in tears on Queen Latifah's daytime U.S. talk show on Tuesday (02Dec14) after meeting a fan inspired to look and sound just like her.The well-dressed Tightrope singer surprised 10-year-old...

Beyoncé And Jay Z 'Newlyweds' At Solange's Wedding

Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z acted like ''newlyweds'' at her sister's wedding.The couple, whose marriage was rumoured be on the rocks earlier this year, reportedly looked more in love than ever as they partied at...

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