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Missy Elliott To Receive MTV’s Video Vanguard Award 

Posted by Azania Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:06:00 PM
Rapper, producer and songwriter Missy Elliott will receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Aug. 26 at the 2019 VMAs, Variety has learned exclusively. She will perform live at the awards show for the first time in 16 years.
“Missy’s impact on the music landscape is indelible,” said Bruce Gillmer, MTV Intl. co-brand head and Viacom music and music talent head. “Her creative vision across production, performance and songwriting is unmatched.”
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Lady Gaga Slams Claims She Stole 'Shallow' 

Posted by Azania Monday, August 12, 2019 7:46:00 AM
Lady Gaga isn’t going to be intimidated by the threat of legal action.
Songwriter Steve Ronsen has threatened to file a lawsuit against the singer, who wrote the Academy Award-winning A Star Is Born track with Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson.
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Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, more cast in Coming to America sequel, James Earl Jones returning 

Posted by Azania Friday, August 9, 2019 12:29:00 PM
A whole heap of actors are coming to Coming to America. The sequel to the 1988 comedy — known as Coming 2 America, naturally — has added Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk), and rapper Rick Ross to the cast. Additionally, original cast members James Earl Jones and Paul Bates are returning, joining Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, who will reprise their (primary) roles from the original film.
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Little Mermaid Star Halle Bailey Says She Doesn't 'Pay Attention To' Ariel Casting Backlash 

Posted by Azania Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:14:00 AM
A month after being chosen to play Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, star Halle Bailey is addressing some of the racist comments surrounding her casting.
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Writers of 'Dark Horse' Call Katy Perry Copyright Verdict a 'Travesty of Justice' 

Posted by Azania Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:51:00 AM
The songwriters behind Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" have issued a statement in the wake of a jury's finding that the song infringed on the copyright of Flame's (Marcus Gray) Christian single "Joyful Noise," resulting in a call for $2.78 million in damages.
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Katy Perry And Record Label Ordered To Pay $2.78 Million In “Dark Horse” Lawsuit 

Posted by Azania Friday, August 2, 2019 1:01:00 PM
Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday.
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It's Official: Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Is Longest-Running Number One In History 

Posted by Azania Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:48:00 AM
Well, we knew it was coming but now it’s official.
Lil Nas X officially has the longest-running No. 1 single in the history of American popular music with his novelty hit, “Old Town Road.” He beats the record originally set in 1995 with Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.” It was tied in 2017 with the Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber hit, “Despacito.”
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Commodores Talk Recording First New Music Since 1993 

Posted by Azania Monday, July 29, 2019 2:06:00 PM
The Commodores certainly have no shortage of hits to play any time the stalwart R&B troupe hits the stage -- "Brick House," "Sail On," "Three Times a Lady" and many more. But as the group celebrates its 50th (actually 52st) anniversary this year, what co-founder William "Wak" King wants most is to make some new music.
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Christina Milian Reveals She's Pregnant: 'What A Blessing' 

Posted by Azania Monday, July 29, 2019 12:58:00 PM
Christina Milian and boyfriend Matt Pokora took to Instagram on Sunday to share some happy news: they are expecting their first child.  
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Lizzo Reveals Battle With Depression & Almost Quitting Music 

Posted by Azania Friday, July 26, 2019 9:37:00 AM
Lizzo is having a breakout year. Her major label debut, Cuz I Love You, was met with positive reviews, she's appearing in the film Hustlers, and her presence and performance abilities during award shows continues to help her star rise. However, she was ready to give up on her musical dreams just two short years ago.
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Natalie Portman Will Bring The Hammer As A Female Thor In 'Love And Thunder' 

Posted by Azania Monday, July 22, 2019 11:33:00 AM
Welcome, Ms. Portman, to the league of Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes.
Natalie Portman is making a comeback to the MCU's "Thor" franchise, but this time she gets her own shot at swinging the hammer. That's right, Lady Thor is here, and she's ready to bring the thunder.
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Lashana Lynch Makes History With 007 Role for Bond 25 

Posted by Azania Monday, July 15, 2019 2:26:00 PM

Congratulations are in order for Lashana Lynch!

According to The Mail on Sunday, the 31-year-old actress will play 007 in the new James Bond film.

While Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond in the upcoming (and currently untitled) movie, Lynch will come in as a new secret agent and take over his famous codename.

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