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Patti Labelle Reveals How She Stays Healthy with Diabetes: ‘Cooking for Myself Is Why I’m Still Here’

7 July 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patti Labelle has made a name for herself as a pie maven, but the legendary singer has to balance her love of sweets with type 2 diabetes.

After being diagnosed in 1994 following an onstage collapse, Labelle turned to her hobby of cooking—even while on tour—to get her diet back on track. “Taking my pots and pans on the road was the best thing I could have done because I could control what I put in my food and avoid all the things that aren’t good for diabetes,” the 73-year-old singer tells People in the latest issue, on newsstands now. »

- Shay Spence

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How Patti Labelle’s Pie Career Has Changed Her Life: ‘I Feel Better Than I Did When I Was 30’

6 July 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Throughout her life Patti Labelle has cultivated two passions: singing—which has led to an iconic music career spanning more than five decades—and cooking, which has ushered in a new chapter for her.

Though she released her first cookbook in 1999, her culinary career hit the next level in 2015 when her Walmart sweet potato pies became an instant sensation, thanks in part to YouTuber James Wright Chanel’s viral ode to them.

“Whenever I’d make pies at home, people would just go crazy and would ask for more. So I said, ‘I know this is right, and I think »

- Shay Spence

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John Blackwell Jr, Prince’s Former Drummer, Dies at 43

5 July 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Blackwell, Jr., longtime drummer for Prince, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with a brain tumor one year ago. He was 43. His passing was announced on his Instagram page by his wife, Yaritza, who thanked fans and friends for their support. A native of Columbia, South Carolina and an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Blackwell joined Prince’s band, The New Power Generation, in 2000. The two collaborated for 15 years, during which time Blackwell also performed alongside other pop stars like Justin Timberlake and Patti Labelle. Last year, following a performance in Tokyo, Blackwell was diagnosed with two. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Prince's Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dead at 43

4 July 2017 3:12 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

John Blackwell Jr. -- who toured with Prince as his drummer for over a decade -- died Tuesday. John's wife, Yaritza said he died peacefully in her company. She said, "Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support." The cause of death is unknown but Blackwell battled a brain tumor last year after undergoing a battery of tests at a hospital in Japan. Yaritza setup a GoFundMe page last July ... and as »

- TMZ Staff

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Prince’s Former Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dead at 43 After Battle with Cancer

4 July 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

John Blackwell Jr., the stylish percussion powerhouse best known for his 15-year tenure with Prince, has died after battling cancer. He was 43 years old.

His wife Yaritza shared the news on Tuesday with a photo posted to Blackwell’s Instagram.

“My husband incredible drummer John Blackwell Jr. passed the way peacefully in my company today,” she captioned an image of her grasping his hand. “Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support.”

The Florida based musician was diagnosed with brain tumors in 2016, which dramatically effected the use of his left arm and leg. Last summer he spent »

- Jordan Runtagh

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‘Glow’: How That Vintage ‘Transformers’ Movie Song Became Ruth and Debbie’s Fighting Anthem

30 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The ‘80s are alive on Netflix’s “Glow” – and that means more than just the pulling of large AquaNet hair.

Besides plenty of evidence of the decade in the ring with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, “Glow” also features ass-kickery set to the totally ‘80s soundtrack from Patti Labelle, Journey, Tears for Fears and others. For viewers who grew up with these artists on cassette, the series has been a heart-pumping aural trip down memory lane.

Read More: ‘Glow’: Breakout Betty Gilpin Still Doesn’t Feel Like She’s Made It, and That’s a Hollywood Problem

There’s one song in particular that will appeal to a very specific set of ‘80s music and film fans: Stan Bush’s “Dare.” In Episode 7, the track is first heard in a montage as Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) decide to get additional instruction on their wrestling moves before their big match. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Glow’: How That Vintage ‘Transformers’ Movie Song Became Ruth and Debbie’s Fighting Anthem

30 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The ‘80s are alive on Netflix’s “Glow” – and that means more than just the pulling of large AquaNet hair.

Besides plenty of evidence of the decade in the ring with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, “Glow” also features ass-kickery set to the totally ‘80s soundtrack from Patti Labelle, Journey, Tears for Fears and others. For viewers who grew up with these artists on cassette, the series has been a heart-pumping aural trip down memory lane.

Read More: ‘Glow’: Breakout Betty Gilpin Still Doesn’t Feel Like She’s Made It, and That’s a Hollywood Problem

There’s one song in particular that will appeal to a very specific set of ‘80s music and film fans: Stan Bush’s “Dare.” In Episode 7, the track is first heard in a montage as Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) decide to get additional instruction on their wrestling moves before their big match. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Grab Some Aqua Net, Crank Up Your Walkman, and Enjoy Glow's '80s Soundtrack

29 June 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

There are so many reasons you might fall in love with Netflix's Glow. Maybe it's because it reminds you of Orange Is the New Black? Or you're dazzled by the sparkly, vintage wardrobe? Maybe you just can't get enough Debbie Egan. Whatever it is about the delightful wrestling comedy that sparks your fancy, we're also willing to bet you're a fan of the incredible '80s soundtrack. And how could you not be? With #deepcuts from Journey, Patti Labelle, and Thompson Twins, it's one blast from the past we can't get enough of. RelatedThe Reason That Actress in Glow Reminds You of Kate Nash Is Because She's Kate Nash »

- Quinn Keaney

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Ronnie Spector’s Victory Lap: The Original Rock Queen Talks New Music and Reviving the Ronettes

24 June 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In conversation, it’s impossible not to fall head-over-heels for Ronnie Spector. Even over a tiny cell phone speaker, her strong voice bursts forth with electric excitement, full-bodied passion, and the occasional flirtatious giggle. It’s the voice—a mix of street tough New Yorker and tender schoolgirl vulnerability—that provided the heart, soul and swagger of the iconic ’60s group the Ronettes. Alongside her sister Estelle Bennett and cousin Nedra Talley, the trio scored hits with pop masterpieces like “Be My Baby,” “Walking in the Rain,” and “I Can Hear Music.” Spector’s incendiary live performances established her as »

- Jordan Runtagh

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‘Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date; Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony Among Guest Stars

13 June 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

VH1 has slotted a return date of October 16 and unveiled a slew of guest stars for Season 2 of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will return to the kitchen in the second season, putting a personal spin on their favorite dishes to create a themed meal with celebrity friends. Guest stars joining them for Season 2 are P. Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Patti Labelle, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Don Cheadle, Kate Upton, Terrence Howard, Jussie… »

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Daytime Divas

6 June 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: VH1. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 5, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Vanessa Williams, Tichina Arnold, Fiona Gubelmann, Chloe Bridges, Camille Guaty, Kristen Johnston, McKinley Freeman, Norm Lewis, Patti Labelle, Debby Ryan, Eve, La La Anthony, Tasha Smith, Niko Pepaj, Ness Bautista, and Sarah Mack. TV show description: A satirical dramedy based on the Star Jones novel, Satan's Sisters, the Daytime Divas TV show follows the backstage drama between the cast of the fictional daytime talkshow, The Lunch Hour. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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How Whitney Houston Factors Into Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick's 5-Year Feud

27 April 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

If Ryan Murphy needs any inspiration for Feud's third season, he might want to consider the drama unfolding between Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick. The "Respect" singer, who recently announced plans for retirement, accused fellow soul diva Dionne Warwick of making "libelous" statements about her on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Aretha notably covered Dionne's hits "Walk on By" and "I Say a Little Prayer" in the late '60s, but apparently the bad blood between them has been simmering for years. "At this point, it isn't about an apology, it's about libel," she said. "We've never been friends, and I don't think that Dionne has ever liked me." The drama allegedly all started five years ago at Whitney Houston's funeral. Dionne was making a speech in front of the funeral-goers and introduced Aretha before realizing that she wasn't actually there. "'Ree's not here, but she is here, »

- Quinn Keaney

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Patti Labelle Photobombed By Anti-Fur Protesters

26 April 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Patti Labelle is the latest star to be bombarded by anti-fur protesters, this time at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York City on Tuesday. Labelle was signing copies of her new book Desserts Labelle when so-called fans asked to take a photo with the star. Related: Move Over Patti Labelle! Aretha Franklin To Launch […] »

- Aynslee Darmon

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Patti Labelle Suffers Sneak Attack from Anti-Fur Protesters (Video)

26 April 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_0pvlnss8"]] Patti Labelle got a taste of what Kylie Jenner and Kelly Rowland experienced when anti-fur protesters pulled a photo op sneak attack on her. Patti was signing copies of 'Desserts Labelle' at a Barnes & Noble Tuesday in NYC. The protesters tucked in close with her, posing as fans who wanted a pic -- then suddenly whipped their signs and started chanting, "Patti Labelle has blood on her hands!”  It's similar to what happened to Kelly »

- TMZ Staff

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Purple Reign: How Prince Continued to Dominate Pop Culture 1 Year After His Death

21 April 2017 5:02 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On April 21, 2016, the world suddenly lost Prince Rogers Nelson and, to be honest, we’ve never quite been the same. From the hilarious faces the 57-year-old delivered during the Bet Awards to kicking Kim Kardashian off stage to his uncanny ability to blend social justice and music during pivotal moments like the 2015 Baltimore protests, few superstars remained relevant like Prince. Even one year after his unexpected death due to an accidental opioid drug overdose in his Minnesota home, Prince’s influence still reverberates. Here’s a look back at the year since his death and how his legacy lives on.

April 2016: President Obama, along with the rest of the world, mourned the death of Prince by calling him “a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer,” according to Rolling Stone.

May 2016: Shonda Rhimes used Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Delirious” on two of her hit ABC shows, Grey’s Anatomy »

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'Will & Grace' Star Debra Messing to Be Honored With Excellence in Media Award at GLAAD Media Awards

17 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Debra Messing is being honored for her tremendous support of the Lgbtq community.

The Will & Grace star will receive the Excellence in Media Award at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on May 6, the organization announced on Monday.

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The prestigious award is presented to individuals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of Lgbtq people. Previous recipients include Robert De Niro, Russell Simmons, Kelly Ripa, Patti Labelle, Tyra Banks, Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Barbara Walters, Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Diane Sawyer.

"A steadfast supporter of the Lgbtq community on social media, Messing is a voice not only on Lgbtq issues, but against discrimination of any kind," GLAAD said of the 48-year-old actress in their press release for the awards show. "Messing has consistently shown commitment to Lgbtq youth, participating in Spirit »

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Who is Nico Cobb, Tanya’s baby daddy on Little Women: Atlanta?

5 April 2017 1:34 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tanya Scott‘s baby daddy Nico, full name Nicholas Cobb, has played a big role in Season 3 of Little Women: Atlanta — but who is he? Nico was born in Richmond, Va, in September 1990 and is as a singer, songwriter and model. He moved to New York in 2011, which is when he started to perform professionally. Nico has been a background vocalist in two groups, Exousia and East Coast Inspirational Singers, and has appeared on TV with artists like Patti Labelle and Florence and The Machine. With his older brother Christopher, Nico has created his first Ep, called...read more »

- David Inglis

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America's Next Top Model Finale Recap: Did the Right Woman Win Cycle 23?

8 March 2017 7:58 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Three ladies remained for Wednesday’s season finale of America’s Next Top Model, but in keeping with centuries-old tradition, only one would end the evening… on top.

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Despite mounting pressure, the three finalists — India Gants, Tatiana Price and Cory Anne Roberts — managed to maintain their cool during a Paper magazine photo shoot, as well as their last-ever runway walk. … Well, almost everyone.

“I felt like I was doing great, but backstage when everyone’s screaming and yelling — a lot of tension was building up, so I was freaking out, »

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Patti Labelle Recalls What It Was Like to Cook for Prince at Paisley Park

6 March 2017 11:38 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The world was introduced to Patti Labelle’s skills in the kitchen after the success of her Walmart sweet potato pies in 2015, but the legendary singer has been whipping up her comfort food favorites for family and friends—very famous friends, no less—for years.

In a recent Vanity Fair article, Labelle recalled the time she cooked for Prince at Paisley Park, while the two were recording Be Yourself.

“When I recorded with him, I think I might have been there for a week, and he made the week feel like Christmas,” she said. “He had his studio there that »

- Ana Calderone

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Daytime Divas: Co-Hosts of The View to Guest on VH1 Series

14 January 2017 8:06 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Daytime Divas are getting real. Deadline reports co-hosts from real daytime talk shows The View and The Real will guest star on the upcoming VH1 TV series.Inspired by Star Jones’ book Satan’s Sisters, the scripted show will chronicle the daily fireworks that erupt between the five female co-hosts of a daytime talk show. The cast includes Kristen Johnston, Norm Lewis, Patti Labelle, La La Anthony, Vanessa Williams, Rob Estes, and Kelly Osbourne.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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