Entertainer

Christmas came early for 68-year-old actor Robert De Niro and his 56-year-old wife, singer Grace Hightower. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/gossip/35699

A rep for Jennifer Hudson is denying reports that the Oscar winner has dropped more than just pounds. Star Magazine had reported that Hudson and her finace David Otunga called off their three-year engagement over a number of issues. The tabloid posted: http://www.eurweb.com/2011/10/j-hud%e2%80%99s-rep-denies-breakup-with-fiance-otunga/

The family of late R&B veteran Vesta Williams has urged the media to respect their privacy while they await toxicology results that confirm her cause of death. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/gossip/32962

Usher Raymond IV may have been born to sing. As a youngster, he sang in the choir, and as his family watched his talent develop, they made what would be a fateful decision – to move from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta, Georgia, where a more fertile music scene was growing. http://blackmusicmonth.blackamericaweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=321:from-teenage-dream-to-musics-megaman-usher&catid=51:the-show-stoppers&Itemid=171

I interviewed a lot of people for my story about Lauryn Hill’s voice. I had to, because I didn’t know if I’d be able to speak to her myself. The singer and rapper last released a recording eight years ago. She rarely performs in the U.S., and she almost never gives interviews. But her fans […]