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Usher And No Doubt To Lead Performances At Earth Day Rally

The free concert will be co-hosted by Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am at the National Mall in the U.S. capital, and other stars on the bill include Mary J. Blige, Train and Fall...

Spike Lee Wants Kanye West And Common For Film About Chicago Violence

The Do The Right Thing filmmaker also wants Entourage star Jeremy Piven, who grew up in Evanston, near Chicago, and frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson to sign up for Chiraq, the nickname given...

Director Spike Lee Courts Controversy By Calling New Film 'Chiraq'

Famed director Spike Lee was accused of insulting the residents of the city of Chicago by titling his new project ‘Chiraq’, a movie which will look at education and violence. He has also been criticised...

Dwayne The Rock Johnson Lays The Smackdown On 'Lip Sync Battle' With Epic 'Shake It Off' Performance

The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson, stole the show in the first episode of Spike’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ which pits a pair of celebs against each other every week in the ultimate miming contest. The former...

New Jersey University Officials Drop Common As Commencement Speaker

The Selma star, whose movie tune Glory landed him and John Legend the Academy Award for Best Original Song in February (15), was announced as the special guest for the school's upcoming graduation...

Common Explains Oprah Shun At Oscars

Common says a simple misunderstanding caused him to shun a high-five from Oprah Winfrey at the Academy Awards.The rapper-turned-actor won the award for Best Original Song for 'Glory' - his collaboration with John Legend -...

Common Refutes Oprah Winfrey Oscars Snub

The Be hitmaker, real name Lonnie Lynn, was feted with the Best Original Song award for Glory, his collaboration with John Legend for civil rights movie Selma, which Winfrey co-produced and starred in....

Lee Daniels Lands Oprah Winfrey And Common For Empire

Show co-creator Lee Daniels tells The Hollywood Reporter he has been trying to persuade his The Butler star, Winfrey, to appear on the show for weeks, previously admitting, "I'm wearing her down!"...

Common Felt Father's Spirit With Him At Oscars

The musician and his collaborator John Legend claimed the prestigious prize at last month's (Feb15) ceremony for their work on Selma theme tune Glory, but audience members and viewers were temporarily confused about...

Common Picked Up Golden Air Jordan Shoe On Oscars Eve

Rapper/actor Common was a big winner the night before he picked up his first Oscar last weekend (22Feb15) after his manager presented him with a one-of-a-kind golden Air Jordan shoe.A huge Jordan fan, the Selma...

Kanye West 'Humbled' By Bet Visionary Award

Kanye West felt humbled ''maybe for the first time'' as he accepted his Visionary Award at the BET Honors.The 37-year-old hip-hop star delivered a heartfelt speech at the ceremony in Washington DC, which was filmed...

Producer No I.d. Honours Oscar Winners Common And John Legend

Hip-hop producer No I.D. has honoured the work of Common and [John Legend] by posting a touching letter to the Oscar winners online.The hitmaker, who has worked with Common since the start of the rapper's...

Common Reunites With Serena Williams After Oscars Win

Rapper/actor Common had another trophy on his arm as he celebrated his big Oscars win at a Hollywood afterparty on Sunday night (22Feb15) after reuniting with his ex-girlfriend Serena Williams.The Be hitmaker claimed the Best...

Common, John Legend Bring Oscars Audience To Tears With "Glory" Performance And Speech

Was there really any doubt in anyone's mind that Glory would win for Best Soundtrack this year? Didn't think so. John Legend accepted the award in classic John Legend style, with a rousing social justice-themed...

Lady Gaga Performs Sound Of Music Medley

Lady Gaga performed a medley of songs from 'The Sound of Music' at the 2015 Oscars last night (22.02.15).The 28-year-old star took to the stage at the prestigious annual awards ceremony at Los Angeles' Dolby...

Lady Gaga Performs Sound Of Music Medley

Lady Gaga performed a medley of songs from 'The Sound of Music' at the 2015 Oscars last night (22.02.15).The 28-year-old star took to the stage at the prestigious annual awards ceremony at Los Angeles' Dolby...

Anthony Anderson Feared He'd Look Stupid In Nba All-star Game

Actor Anthony Anderson had mixed emotions as he prepared for Friday night's (13Feb15) NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New York, because he feared he would look out of shape and old on the court next...

'Selma' Honoured At Naacp Image Awards After Oscars Snub

Civil rights drama Selma has been named ‘outstanding film of 2014’, at this year’s NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film. which chronicles the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. in...

Tom Jones, Jessie J To Duet At Grammys

Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J will duet at the Grammys.The British performers will sing together at the annual music ceremony next month, and on-stage collaborations will also be delivered by Adam Levine and Gwen...

Tom Jones, Jessie J And More To Duet At Grammys

Tom Jones and Jessie J will duet at the Grammys.The British performers will sing together at the annual music ceremony, with on-stage collaborations also being delivered by Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani, and Hozier and...

Rita Ora To Perform At Oscars

Rita Ora will perform at the Oscars.The 24-year-old singer is very ''excited'' to have been asked to sing 'Grateful' from 'Beyond the Lights' - one of the five nominees for Best Original Song - at...

Common And Erykah Badu Lead Sundance Tribute To Nina Simone

Common, Aloe Blacc and Erykah Badu were among the stars who celebrated the music of jazz legend Nina Simone at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Sunday night (25Jan15), performing new renditions of her...

"What Happened, Miss Simone?" Makes Waves With Sundance Premiere

It’s Sundance weekend again and the star of the show this year is definitely What Happened, Miss Simone? The Netflix-produced Nina Simone documentary traces the life of the famed Jazz singer from her beginnings as...

Common, Kendrick Lamar Lead The Charge On Mtv's #Thetalk Campaign For Martin Luther King Day

Today, in honour of Martin Luther King Day, MTV is returning to its progressive, socially conscious days with a special twist on its programming. For twelve straight hours, the channel will air all its shows...

Selma Cast To March In Alabama To Mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Selma stars David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey and Common are set to retrace Martin Luther King, Jr.'s steps on Sunday (18Jan15) by marching in Alabama to mark the civil rights icon's birthday.The revered activist led the...

Oscar Nominations Court Controversy

The reaction to this week's Oscar nominations was a loud one, because Academy voters played it so safe in a year when films expanded to explore a diverse array of themes. Throughout 2014, actors and...

Common, Ferguson, The Golden Globes: It Was A Long Night

Guys, we gotta talk about Ferguson again. The protests have been off the radar lately, with so much other horribleness going on, but at last night’s Golden Globes, Common took the chance to remind everyone:...

Golden Globes 2015: Common References Ferguson, Nypd In Acceptance Speech

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards took a political turn when Common and John Legend were awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for their track 'Glory' from the movie 'Selma,' which depicts Martin Luther...

Common To Host Furniture Design Competition Show

Rapper and actor Common is set to front a furniture design competition show.Framework will feature 13 designers competing for a $100,000 (Gbp62,500) prize and the hitmaker will star on the show alongside judges Nolen Niu...

Common, Jon Hamm And Kerry Washington Take A Stand Against Sexual Violence

Hip-hop stars Common and Questlove and actors Jon Hamm and Kerry Washington have joined U.S. President Barack Obama in a new public service announcement calling for an end to sexual violence on college campuses.Music producer...

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