2010 had its share of exciting entertainment news. From the GOOD (Chris Brown’s moving tribute to Michael Jackson), the BAD (T.I.’s return to jail after making a career comeback) and the UGLY (Former R&B chart-topper Keith Washington recording a private call with the ailing Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin), there was no shortage of events […]

Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle (‘Hotel Rwanda’) is headed to the small screen as the Kansas City, Missouri native has signed on to star in and executive produce the pilot for ‘House of Lies,’ a half-hour, dark comedy created, written and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan (‘Dirt’). Based on the hit tell-all book ‘House of […]

A new spokesperson for the Queen of Soul issued a statement on her behalf today about her being released from the hospital. Only thing is … no one knew she was ever admitted. Tracey Jordan, who has worked with Motown Records and other old-school music projects for years, alerted the media this morning the Aretha […]

          After three episodes shown so far, the much-hyped NBC spy series, ‘Undercovers,’ which stars Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is on the verge of cancellation following last night’s ratings. Deadline.com reports that the J.J Abrams produced show continues to fade in the 8 PM timeslot. It managed a 1.5/4 in […]


    It’s been a rough road for former Jodeci singers, brothers Cedric ‘K-Ci’ Hailey and Joel ‘Jojo’ Hailey. In their height, Jodeci was the most recognizable R&B group of the early ’90s. The North Carolina natives defined the New Jack Swing genre and laid the blueprint for several hip-hop tinged groups which followed, including […]

                Actor Reggie Austin has been cast as Vanessa Williams‘ husband on the seventh season of ‘Desperate Housewives.’ The Peekskill, N.Y., native will play Doug, a New York baseball star whose marriage to Renee Perry (Williams) is on the rocks when she becomes attracted to Fairview’s new contractor […]

                The Soulsville Foundation, which operates the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Stax Music Academy, has named Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum its president and CEO. Whalum, a native of Memphis, Tenn., has served as the Stax Music Academy’s Artist in Residence since 2006. He […]