Arts & Entertainment

Articles on television, film, music, and other elements of Black popular culture from NewsOne.

The Los Angeles city attorney has charged Don Cornelius, former host of “Soul Train,” in connection with two domestic incidents involving his wife last month.

50 Cent appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and discussed a wide range of topics, including Vivica Fox, Ja Rule, Barack Obama and his recent trouble with the mother of his shild, Shaniqua Tompkins. Watch The Full Interview After The Jump

Beyonce recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and discussed her marriage to Jay-Z and pregnancy rumors. She also talked about the sacrifices she made as a child because of her career. Watch The Full Interview After The Jump

Ten years ago Damon Dash was an upcoming mega mogul. His artist Jay-Z had just dropped the album, Hard Knock life, which would go on to sell 4 million records. He would organize the Hard Knock Life tour which would become one of the biggest grossing Hip Hop tours of all time and launch Roc-A-Wear […]

According to Mediatakeout, Kanye West was arrested for assaulting a paparazzi photographer outside a club in Newcastle, England.

Take a look at some of the most famous out and proud gay African-Americans in history…

Recently Bill Ray Cyrus and the producers of Hannah Montana both publicly requested that Sasha and Malia be guests on Malia’s favorite show, Hannah Montana. This strikes me as a cynical attempt to capitalize on the recent popularity of the first daughters.

The young woman found dead at Paula Abdul’s home was a former American Idol contestant, Paula Goodspeed. In Goodspeed’s audition, she was ridiculed by Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson, while Abdul let her down kindly. Godspeed auditioned for American Idol twice and also auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance. On her myspace page, […]

Rolling Stone has named Aretha Franklin the greatest singer of the rock era in a new poll. Ray Charles came in number 2 ahead of Elvis at number 3 and R&B legend Sam Cooke came in at number 4. Other notable African Americans to make the list were Marvin Gaye at number 6, Otis Redding […]

In an interview with Inside The Actor’s Studio host, James Lipton, Chappelle discussed the power of word and Maya Angelou. This was his first appearance on TV since he appeared on the same show last year.

Beyonce is publicly pleading her case to be cast as Comic Book Superhero, Wonderwoman. The LA Times has reported that she had a meeting with DC Comics about playing the Comic Book superhero in 2011.

When Bill Cosby entered the polling booth in his neighborhood last week, he carried with him photographs of his late parents and Jimmy, the kid brother who died in childhood. “I pulled out the pictures, pulled the curtain shut. And I said, `You guys are gonna vote.’ And they did, on one piece of paper,” […]