Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends


By: Andrew Unterberger/Billboard Two of the true living legends of popular music squared off live from Philadelphia in the latest installment of Verzuz last night (Sept. 13), in a matchup about as highly anticipated as any NFL game on this season-opening Sunday. Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, iconic soul voices, personalities and hitmakers whose careers stretch back to theContinue reading “Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends”

Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons


If you are of a certain age, you likey know one or all of these classic cartoon characters. While most of us were introduced to these cartoons on our televisons. The majority of the cartoons, apperared in theaters as animated shorts, often shown before the feature film. The time between 1928 and 1963 was consideredContinue reading “Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons”

Tyler Perry Joins the Billionaire’s Club


By: Biba Adams/The Giro In a detailed profile on the mega-talented ‘Madea’ creator, Forbes magazine says Perry has earned more than $1.4 billion in pretax income since 2005. In a detailed profile on the actor, writer, director and producer, Forbes reports that Perry has a net worth of $1 billion. The magazine notes that Perry has earnedContinue reading “Tyler Perry Joins the Billionaire’s Club”

Racism just took a hard left in Kenosha, Wisconsin


Last Sunday an unarmed black man, 29 year old Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha police officer. As a result of the shooting, Blake is paralyzed from the waist down and is chained to a hospital bed. Early Wednesday morning beyond the city’s 8 pm curfew an armed 17Continue reading “Racism just took a hard left in Kenosha, Wisconsin”

Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game


By:Jack Tarrent/Reuters With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots. Before their most recent Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles on Tuesday, over 20 robots danced to the team’s fight song on a podium in theContinue reading “Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game”

Kevin Hart defends Ellen DeGeneres against workplace accusations


The comedian took to social media to fire back at accusations that the talk show host abuses her staff. Kevin Hart has come to the defense of Ellen DeGeneres amid criticism that she fosters a toxic workplace environment on her daytime talk show. The Jumanji took to social media to fire back at accusations that DeGeneres  mistreats and abuses herContinue reading “Kevin Hart defends Ellen DeGeneres against workplace accusations”

Kanye West’s 2020 apology, Kim Kardashian’s plea and a harsh truth about mental health


Society now encourages people to be open about their mental health struggles, but the world remains confused and disgusted by people with severe mental illness. People like me. As West himself said, pushing on severely mentally ill people only makes the situation worse.Adrian Lam / NBC News By Nylah Burton, freelance writer/NBC NEWS Iconic rapperContinue reading “Kanye West’s 2020 apology, Kim Kardashian’s plea and a harsh truth about mental health”

For The Ultimate Golden Girl Fan. Their home could be yours for 3 million


Photo credit: Brandon Valente, Brandon V Photography From Marie Claire Whether you’re a big time The Golden Girls fan, or just a casual viewer, you’re probably familiar with Blanche‘s mid-century home located at 6151 Richmond Street in Miami, Florida. As you may already know, that address is bogus, as well as all the rooms in the house where theContinue reading “For The Ultimate Golden Girl Fan. Their home could be yours for 3 million”

Fox News Staff Erupts Over Network Racism: Bosses ‘Created a White Supremacist Cell’


By: Lachlan Cartwright, Lloyd Grove, Andrew Kirell, Noah Shachtman and Justin Baragona Four days after Fox News aired a particularly tone-deaf graphic connecting the killings of Black men—including George Floyd and Martin Luther King Jr.—to stock market gains, many of the network’s Black staffers took part in a phone call with company brass to confront Fox’s increasinglyContinue reading “Fox News Staff Erupts Over Network Racism: Bosses ‘Created a White Supremacist Cell’”

TV’s Mythical Lesbian Bar


FREEFORM Gay women looking for a cool night out will find better prospects on their screens than their streets. By: Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner/Marie Claire Kat and her chic friends sip cocktails at a packed lesbian hotspot in Manhattan on The Bold Type. In Almost Family’s version of Brooklyn, Tiffany lamps adorn a retro sports bar full of athleticContinue reading “TV’s Mythical Lesbian Bar”