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Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’

The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on “Empire” this fall. Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music mogul who long ago gave an unknown Lucious Lyon (series star Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Now, decades later, Eddie

O.J. Simpson Freed After Eight Years In Prison

O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum

Leslie Jones Will Host This Year’s BET Awards

By Tonya Pendleton SNL comedian Leslie Jones has been tapped to host the 2017 BET Awards, it was announced today. Jones, who is sometimes controversial and was notably harassed online last year, has bounced back and says she’s excited to host her first awards show.

WGN Cancels ‘Underground’ After Two Seasons

WGN America’s Underground fought the good fight, but unfortunately the cable outlet has decided that, going forward, the program would not make a good fit. Apparently there’s nothing about the program, per se, that would qualify it for cancellation. However, the decision comes as parent company

Notorious B.I.G. To Be Honored By ASCAP

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer The late rap icon Notorious B.I.G  will be honored at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards later this month. The performing rights organization said Thursday that the rapper will receive its ASCAP Founders Award on June 22 at The

Andy Cohen Speaks On Phaedra Parks

Andy Cohen On Phaedra Parks: ‘No One Wanted To Work With Her’ Well, that pretty much confirms it. By Danielle Jennings   The fallout from Phaedra Parks’ massive lie about former friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kandi Burruss continues to send shockwaves