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Is R. Kelly Dating a 19-Year-Old Model? Twitter Reacts To His Reported New Love

8 August 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

After rumours claiming that R. Kelly is dating 19-year-old model Halle Calhoun, many outraged Twitter users took to the social network slamming the 49-year-old R&B singer’s preference for much younger women. The singer’s dalliances have often created controversy, with Vibe magazine reporting that he had illegally married a then 15-year-old Aaliyah in 1994 at the […] »

- Sylvia Ogweng

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Kanye West Rails Against Gun Violence in the United States: 'We're Numb to 500 Kids Getting Killed'

1 August 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In case you were wondering, Kanye West is still serious about running for president in 2020. The "Famous" rapper sat down with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac over the weekend and gave a wide-ranging interview that touched on everything from his ambition to design Ikea furniture to his desire to reach Potus status. While it seems obvious that the self-proclaimed "Yeezus" would want to hold the highest office in the land, he claims he's in it for more than just the glory. "When I talk about the idea of being president, I'm not saying I have any political views," said West, »

- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh

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Kanye West Rails Against Gun Violence in the United States: 'We're Numb to 500 Kids Getting Killed'

1 August 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In case you were wondering, Kanye West is still serious about running for president in 2020. The "Famous" rapper sat down with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac over the weekend and gave a wide-ranging interview that touched on everything from his ambition to design Ikea furniture to his desire to reach Potus status. While it seems obvious that the self-proclaimed "Yeezus" would want to hold the highest office in the land, he claims he's in it for more than just the glory. "When I talk about the idea of being president, I'm not saying I have any political views," said West, »

- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh

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R. Kelly -- Watch Me Bump N' Grind for $100! (Video)

1 June 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_2zvgr8lp"]] R. Kelly don't need no stinking I.D. to prove his identity ... not when he can simply sing his face off, like he did during a late night food run.  R was in Jacksonville last week for his Buffet Tour, and while he was grabbing some street meat -- at a Nathan's stand -- some tipsy guy didn't believe he was standing next to the real deal.  DJ Dr. Doom, of 93.3 The Beat, was hanging with the singer, »

- TMZ Staff

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Snoop Dogg -- Fatal Shooting Reenacted ... Parkgoers Panic

14 May 2016 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The tranquility at a San Fernando Valley park was shattered by what sounded like gunfire, sending picnickers and others scrambling for cover ... but it was all just a reenactment of an infamous murder case that put Snoop Dogg in the defendant's chair. It happened last week at Tarzana Park. A scene was being shot for the docuseries "Rich and Acquitted," putting the spotlight on the 1993 shooting death of gang member Philip Woldemariam. Snoop, who was in a rival gang, »

- TMZ Staff

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20 Songs That Were at the Top of the Charts in the Summer of 1996

13 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You may be rocking out to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" and Pink's "Just Like Fire" this Summer, but 20 years ago, things were a bit different. Brandy and Alanis Morissette were the queens of charts in the Summer of '96, along with R. Kelly, Coolio, and, of course, Hootie & The Blowfish. As much as we love the songs poised to take over Summer 2016, we'll always have a special place in our hearts for the music that was all over the radio two decades ago. Let's never forget the time in which "Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)" was the coolest song out there. Here are the top 20 songs of July 1996, plus a Spotify playlist, for your listening pleasure. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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'Space Jam' Sequel: 13 LeBron-Worthy Titles for the New Film

2 May 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

LeBron James is taking his talents to outer space.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lbj is set to star in the long-rumored sequel to Space Jam, the 1996 animated hit that pitted Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny against a team of intergalactic basketball baddies, with Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin tapped to helm the project (as well as co-write the script). James' involvement in the film has been the subject of much discussion ever since his production company signed a content-creation deal with Warner Bros. last year, and now, it »

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[Review] Barbershop: The Next Cut

15 April 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There are worse reasons to make a movie than advocacy, but Malcom B. Lee’s Barbershop: The Next Cut feels so distractingly reverse-engineered from its talking points that the movie nearly halts to a stop whenever the movie visibly shifts from a hang-out vibe to something more narratively ambitious. The third installment (or fourth, if you count the 2005 spin-off) in a series that began near the turn of the century, The Next Cut too rarely has a razor-sharp wit, but aiming for a bigger bullseye than ever, it still hits the target more often than not. 

Set in the Southside of Chicago (but filmed in Georgia), ground zero of the highest statistics of gun violence in the United States, Calvin (Ice Cube), the wizened and pragmatic co-owner of the barbershop/beauty shop, is still snipping the hair of regulars even as just outside the door, kids are gunning each other down. »

- Michael Snydel

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Radio Legend Angie Martinez Reveals Juicy Memoir Details - Including Tupac's Unreleased Interview: 'He Was on a Mission'

15 March 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prepare to experience over 20 years of hip-hop history through the eyes of Angie Martinez. The radio DJ known as the "The Voice of New York" has had a front-row seat to the rise of legends - including Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z - and now she's sharing the juicy details. Aptly titled My Voice, Martinez's memoir, out May 17, explores the cultural developments "that touched me, that I learned from - and the moments people reacted to the most," she exclusively tells People. That includes a controversial interview with Shakur, who spoke with Martinez mere months before his »

- Nick Maslow, @nickmaslow

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Radio Legend Angie Martinez Reveals Juicy Memoir Details - Including Tupac's Unreleased Interview: 'He Was on a Mission'

15 March 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prepare to experience over 20 years of hip-hop history through the eyes of Angie Martinez. The radio DJ known as the "The Voice of New York" has had a front-row seat to the rise of legends - including Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G. and Jay Z - and now she's sharing the juicy details. Aptly titled My Voice, Martinez's memoir, out May 17, explores the cultural developments "that touched me, that I learned from - and the moments people reacted to the most," she exclusively tells People. That includes a controversial interview with Shakur, who spoke with Martinez mere months before his »

- Nick Maslow, @nickmaslow

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Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Many More Belt Out Their Admiration for Lorne Michaels at American Songbook Gala in His Honor

12 February 2016 10:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Live from New York, it was Lorne Michaels's night! On Thursday, Saturday Night Live's longtime leader watched his friends and colleagues perform in his honor, focusing on music as well as comedy at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala. Tina Fey and husband Jeff Richmond wrote and directed a show featuring powerhouse talent and audience members including Steve Martin, Martin Short, Jimmy Fallon, Candice Bergen, Steven Spielberg, Diane Sawyer, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Maya Rudolph and many more. Highlights of the evening included Fallon bringing barbershop and R&B music together in a version of R. Kelly's "Ignition, »

- Maggie Parker

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Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Many More Belt Out Their Admiration for Lorne Michaels at American Songbook Gala in His Honor

12 February 2016 10:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Live from New York, it was Lorne Michaels's night! On Thursday, Saturday Night Live's longtime leader watched his friends and colleagues perform in his honor, focusing on music as well as comedy at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala. Tina Fey and husband Jeff Richmond wrote and directed a show featuring powerhouse talent and audience members including Steve Martin, Martin Short, Jimmy Fallon, Candice Bergen, Steven Spielberg, Diane Sawyer, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Maya Rudolph and many more. Highlights of the evening included Fallon bringing barbershop and R&B music together in a version of R. Kelly's "Ignition, »

- Maggie Parker

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Michael Bloomberg Shares Spotlight at Lorne Michaels’ Lincoln Center Tribune

11 February 2016 10:03 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg found more than a little encouragement for his potential run for president Thursday night when he attended Lincoln Center’s American Songbook tribute to Lorne Michaels.

Bloomberg nearly stole the show from the honoree at the after-party at Alice Tully Hall, when high-wattage fans including Steve Martin urged him to mount a run for the White House. Bloomberg confirmed earlier this month that he was considering jumping in to the 2016 presidential race as an independent.

Bloomberg wouldn’t say any more about where his deliberations stand or what timetable he’s set for making a decision, nor would he expand on his motivation for launching a third-party candidacy. When asked variations on all of those questions by Variety, Bloomberg had an answer ready. “No. I can confirm I am not going to see the Knicks tomorrow,” he said.

A second try at the »

- Cynthia Littleton

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See the Roots Perform Super Bowl Raps on 'Tonight Show'

5 February 2016 6:17 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Roots turned Super Bowl-themed tweets into quick songs on The Tonight Show. The game airs on Sunday and features the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos.

With the band's singer Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter at the helm, the band tackled tweets sent by Tonight Show fans that were tagged with #SuperBowlRaps. "Who's gonna win? A Bronco or a Panther?/Don't ask me, I don't know the anther," a fan wrote in the first tweet rapped by Trotter.

Later, the band imitated Drake's "Hotline Bling" with the lines "I know when that doorbell rings, »

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Watch R. Kelly Sing a 45-Minute Song About His Life (Video)

27 January 2016 2:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We knew R. Kelly was longwinded based on his 33-part rap opera “Trapped in the Closet” — but this is ridiculous. GQ recently asked the R&B singer to croon his life story on video. What the men’s magazine got was 45 minutes and 45 seconds worth of singing, talking and sunglasses-on/sunglasses-off. The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer remembered aloud being shot as a youngster, coming up in the competitive music industry, and being torn down in the press. Also Read: R. Kelly Doubts Bill Cosby Accusers: 'God Is the Only One' Who Can Prove Allegations At one point he did a Bruce Lee. »

- Tony Maglio

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Gabrielle Union Has the Best Reaction to ‘Crazy Lady’ Stacey Dash

26 January 2016 11:49 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Gabrielle Union may be the silent scene-stealer of Nate Parker's record-breaking The Birth of a Nation, but elsewhere at Sundance, she's not mincing words. When asked on the red carpet about professional troll Stacey Dash's recent hypocritical comments regarding her desire to abolish Bet and Black History Month, Union put on a master class of shade."Who's Stacey Dash? Is she like related to Dame Dash? Was she on Roc-a-Fella?" she starts, making Queen Mariah proud. She then lays the clapback on thick: "I heard of a crazy lady once, maybe last week. But I don't know what her name is." Lest you think she's pulling an R. Kelly, Union cuts the bit and gets to business, giving Dash a quick history lesson on systemic racism and exclusion, just like the boss she is most weeks on — you guessed it — Bet (and Irl, obviously). Take note, Stacey. »

- Dee Lockett

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R. Kelly Joins Kygo Onstage In Chicago For Final Stop Of Tour

25 January 2016 11:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It looks like Kygo pulled out all the stops for… Well, for his final stop. For the last performance of his North American Cloud Nine Tour (it will continue in Europe), the Norwegian DJ/producer brought none other than ’90s R&B sensation R. Kelly onstage to perform the famous 2003 remix of his hit single “Ignition.”

He wasn’t the only one to make an appearance on the tour, either, as Kygo also brought Shaggy onstage to perform “Wasn’t Me” and “Sexual Healing” at his New York City performance – which took place in front of a sold out crowd at Barclays Center.

From what we’ve heard, each and every show on the Cloud Nine Tour has been a memorable outing, and as the producer now looks to head across the sea to Europe to continue it, it’ll be interesting to see which special guests pop up at the remaining shows. »

- John Cameron

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R. Kelly Reflects on Child Pornography Case and Relationship With Aaliyah

20 January 2016 4:11 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Though he's all for musical "confessions," R. Kelly is hesitant to revisit the personal controversies that turned him into a tabloid fixture. For starters, the Grammy winner continues to refuse to speak publicly about the widely circulated reports (which he has denied) that he was once married to an underage Aaliyah, who died 15 years ago.  "I will never have that conversation with anyone," he told GQ. "Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally. But I can tell you I loved her, I can tell you she loved me, we was very close. We were, you know, best best best best friends." While he remains tight-lipped about his alleged »

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R. Kelly Doubts Bill Cosby Accusers: ‘God Is the Only One’ Who Can Prove Allegations

20 January 2016 9:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

R&B star R. Kelly has weighed in on Bill Cosby and his many alleged sexual assault victims, saying only a higher power can prove the comedian is guilty of abuse — as opposed to the personal accounts of dozens of women. ‘When I look on TV and I see the 70-, 80-, 90-year-old ladies talking about what happened when they were 17, 18, 19, there’s something strange about it,” Kelly told GQ magazine in a wide ranging interview. “If God showed me that they were telling the truth, I would say that’s wrong. I don’t care if it was a zillion years ago. »

- Matt Donnelly

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R. Kelly Gets Painfully Candid About Bill Cosby, Aaliyah, and Rape Accusations

20 January 2016 8:39 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In late December, when HuffPost Live journalist Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani asked R. Kelly during a live interview to address the numerous sexual abuse allegations that have plagued his entire career, the singer cut her off, questioned her intelligence, and abruptly ended the interview. Kelly's interaction with GQ's Chris Heath, however, is a different story: In a sprawling, detailed new conversation that reads like a character evaluation (the interview ends with Heath trying to catch Kelly in a lie), Kelly is more or less an open book. No topic is off limits — the singer speaks on being sexually abused by a relative in more detail than he ever has before; his relationship with his presumed ex-wife, Aaliyah; accusations of sexual contact with underage women; and even Bill Cosby. He maintains his innocence — as he has done since the beginning, and did to Vulture last November — but clears the air »

- Dee Lockett

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