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Tiffany Haddish's Virtual Date With Common

Tiffany Haddish went on a ''virtual date'' with Common.The 'Girls Trip' actress received flowers from the rapper before they both had food delivered to their respective homes so they could eat together via dating app...

Common Learnt Jiu Jitsu For John Wick 2

One thing that you're going to really have to take notice of in the upcoming 'John Wick: Chapter 2' movie is the style of combat that the actors have taken on to make their moves...

Judy Greer To Make Directorial Debut With Common And Allison Janney

The Descendants star will step behind the camera for A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which is set in a Los Angeles school. Written by Gary Lundy, the script for the project was...

Sean Combs And Snoop Dogg Join Million Man March

Fellow hip-hop stars Chuck D, Young Jeezy, Jay Electronica and Common were also among the thousands who joined Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to demand racial equality as part of the Justice…Or...

Kanye West Upstaged By Wailingdaughter

Kanye West's daughter was the star attraction at his New York fashion show.The 'Stronger' hitmaker debuted the second season of his Kanye West x Adidas Originals Collection at the Skylight Modern yesterday (16.09.15) but all...

Common Pushes Return Of Chicago Festival To 2016

The Glory hitmaker launched the event last summer (14) with performances from fellow Chicagoans Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Jennifer Hudson, and a stand-up set from comedian Dave Chappelle. Common had hoped...

Common 'Good' With Ex Serena Williams' Rumoured Romance With Drake

The Fancy hitmaker was recently spotted kissing the Wimbledon winner at a Cincinnati, Ohio restaurant, sparking rumours his low-key relationship with Williams was back on. The two were previously linked in 2011,...

Common Developing Tv Drama Series In Native Chicago

The Selma and Hell on Wheels actor has teamed up with fellow Chicagoan, Bones writer Lena Waithe, to produce the new project, which has been described as "a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age...

Ne-yo And Common Join The Wiz Live!

The So Sick hitmaker has been tapped to play the Tin Man, while Oscar winner Common has been chosen to portray the gatekeeper to Oz in the latest musical adaptation of L. Frank...

Patti Smith's Memoir To Be Adapted Into A Tv Series

Executives at Showtime made the announcement during their panel at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday (11Aug15), revealing Smith will be co-writing and producing the limited series...

Hip-hop Stars Remember Slain Teen Michael Brown On The First Anniversary Of His Death

Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri a year ago (09Aug14) after he was caught up in a store robbery investigation. Violence erupted on the streets of the town and...

Robin Thicke And Nile Rodgers To Play Charity Gig

The Blurred Lines star will perform at the Legacy of Hope Foundation's show in Brooklyn next month (Jul15) along with Rodgers and his band Chic and rapper Common. The gig at the...

Rapper-turned-actor Common Joins Cast Of 'Suicide Squad'

The Oscar-winning rapper-turned-actor Common has signed on to join the cast of Suicide Squad - Warner Bros' new all-star action movie featuring DC Entertainment super villains. Common has joined the cast of Suicide SquadFury filmmaker...

Common Joins Suicide Squad Cast

The Oscar winner closed a deal to join the super-villain ensemble movie, which will also feature Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie, Scott Eastwood, Joel Kinnaman and Cara Delevingne. It...

Usher And No Doubt To Lead Performances At Earth Day Rally

The free concert will be co-hosted by Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am at the National Mall in the U.S. capital, and other stars on the bill include Mary J. Blige, Train and Fall...

Spike Lee Wants Kanye West And Common For Film About Chicago Violence

The Do The Right Thing filmmaker also wants Entourage star Jeremy Piven, who grew up in Evanston, near Chicago, and frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson to sign up for Chiraq, the nickname given...

Director Spike Lee Courts Controversy By Calling New Film 'Chiraq'

Famed director Spike Lee was accused of insulting the residents of the city of Chicago by titling his new project ‘Chiraq’, a movie which will look at education and violence. He has also been criticised...

Dwayne The Rock Johnson Lays The Smackdown On 'Lip Sync Battle' With Epic 'Shake It Off' Performance

The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson, stole the show in the first episode of Spike’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ which pits a pair of celebs against each other every week in the ultimate miming contest. The former...

Common Explains Oprah Shun At Oscars

Common says a simple misunderstanding caused him to shun a high-five from Oprah Winfrey at the Academy Awards.The rapper-turned-actor won the award for Best Original Song for 'Glory' - his collaboration with John Legend -...

Lee Daniels Lands Oprah Winfrey And Common For Empire

Show co-creator Lee Daniels tells The Hollywood Reporter he has been trying to persuade his The Butler star, Winfrey, to appear on the show for weeks, previously admitting, "I'm wearing her down!"...

Common Felt Father's Spirit With Him At Oscars

The musician and his collaborator John Legend claimed the prestigious prize at last month's (Feb15) ceremony for their work on Selma theme tune Glory, but audience members and viewers were temporarily confused about...

Common Picked Up Golden Air Jordan Shoe On Oscars Eve

Rapper/actor Common was a big winner the night before he picked up his first Oscar last weekend (22Feb15) after his manager presented him with a one-of-a-kind golden Air Jordan shoe.A huge Jordan fan, the Selma...

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, 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...

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...

"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...

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...

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