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Gilbert Gottfried, best known for his stand-up comedy and one-of-a-kind voice, has passed away after battling health issues. He was 67 years old. Throughout his career, Gottfried frequently portrayed squinting, temperamental characters who typically had a scheme or two up their sleeve.

From L-to-R: Shaya Tabb, Kobe Bryant & Sharia Washington In their first public statement since their brother’s tragic passing nearly a week ago, Saria Washington and Shaya Tabb express nothing but grief in regards to their brother, Kobe Bryant, and niece, 13-year-old Gianna. Speaking exclusively to NewsOne, they wrote: “On behalf of our family, we join Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka […]

There are a few things we usually don’t talk about in polite company – politics and religion top the list. Being considerate about tricky topics is a good thing. Avoiding uncomfortable issues helps people feel at ease, but sometimes you have to get comfortable talking about unpleasant things. After watching a “Black-ish” rerun recently, it reminded […]


Janet Jackson considered canceling her tour in the wake of her father Joe Jackson’s death. “I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to go forward — if I should cancel the festival, cancel this entire tour,” Janet told the audience at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Sunday night (via E! News). […]

Saw this and needed to share it with you.  The first death has been reported from the national E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, with the fatality taking place in California. In an update yesterday (May 2nd), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 121 people had gotten sick in 25 states, […]

Bobby Brown is reportedly struggling with the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, while filming his upcoming BET biopic, The Bobby Brown Story. According to Billboard, Brown said in a recent interview, “Just the thought of her and looking at my youngest daughter and my other kids, knowing they’ll never get to know their oldest sister is a struggle. It gets rough […]


Nick Gordon, the man who was found civilly liable for the 2015 wrongful death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested on domestic violence charges for the second time in two years over the weekend. Gordon was arrested in Seminole, Florida, after allegedly getting into a physical confrontation with his girlfriend. reports that Gordon maintains that his girlfriend […]


 Bobby Brown wants his ex-wife, Whitney Houston’s death certificate changed. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Brown said that Whitney didn’t die from drug use. He explained, “I don’t think (Whitney) died from drugs. She was really working hard on herself to try to be a sober person.” He then said that he believes she died of […]


Nick Gordon has opened up about Bobbi Kristina’s death. During an interview , Gordon said that Bobbi’s mom, Whitney Houston’s death affected her heavily. He said, “Everything changed. She would cry and you know throughout all those nights I felt I couldn’t do the same thing. So it was just all this built up emotion that I didn’t […]


The Associated Press reported Tuesday (May 2nd) that The Justice Department had decided not to bring any federal charges against two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers in the killing last July of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, who was black. Sterling was killed during a struggle with the two officers outside a Baton Rouge convenience store […]

Long live Prince! Today marks one year since the legendary singer passed away in 2016. Watch CNN‘s version of Prince’s most iconic moments below: