Janet Jackson is adding to her trophy collection with yet another prestigious honor: the BMI Icon Award, handed out annually by the performing rights organization BMI. According to the PR Newswire, She will receive the award August 30th at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton said, “As one of the most influential entertainers of […]


Officials in Detroit announced on Thursday (May 17th) that they will be honoring Michael Jackson by naming a street in his honor. According to Complex, the street will be called Michael Jackson Avenue and will be a re-named portion of a road called Randolph Street that runs through the city’s downtown theater district. Stephen Grady, a spokesman for the […]

BOW DOWN, B*TCHES!!  Beyoncé has been named the highest-paid black artist of all time, according to reports. The singer has overtaken previous earning records held by Michael Jackson, Prince and Janet Jackson, following the success of her ‘Mrs Carter Show’ world tour. Beyoncé pocketed $212 million for the year-long tour, which sold over 1.8 million […]

Lupita Nyong’o has been named the “Most Beautiful” woman by People magazine. The Oscar winner reacted to the news saying, “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.” She added, “Light skin and long, flowing, […]

The End Violence Against Women Coalition has named Robin Thicke sexist of the year. According to E! Online, Sara Green, a spokesperson for the coalition said in a statement, “Our heartfelt congratulations to a worthy winner Robin Thicke for both his concerted sexist efforts, and in the end the platform he created for rejection of […]

TV Guide has named Scandal star Kerry Washington 2013’s TV Star of The Year. Kerry previously said this about her role as Olivia Pope in Scandal, “The reward for me is that I get to play this woman. Everything else is gravy. What I do at home with my binder and my highlighter and pens, having that homework and that depth of character […]

It seems like Queen Bey is not giving up her seat on the throne.  According to Bing Trends, Beyonce has outranked a handful of household names as she has earned the titled of the most searched celebrity.  Kim Kardashian was the second most searched celebrity, followed by Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus and Barack Obama. Beyonce will be in […]

This is just crazy.  According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press A Minneapolis doctor preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving is named Happy Thanksgiving Reynolds. 43-year-old Reynolds said her parents gave her the unusual name when she was born on Thanksgiving. Reynolds said that she was given the name because her parents were “hippies”. She said she […]

Really?  According to Pulse of Radio, Britain’s Oxford University Press has named “selfie” — the ubiquitous smartphone self-portrait — as the word of the year for 2013. The Oxford dictionaries publisher said that “selfie” saw a big jump in usage over the past year to become a mainstream word for any self-taken photo. Editorial director […]