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In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia’s harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow’s stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights.
Of course, it’s no secret Michelle Obama loves to dance but now she’s channeling that energy into an actual hip-hop CD with 19 songs and 10 music videos as part of her “Let’s Move!” campaign to end childhood obesity. The album, “Songs for a Healthier America,” is slated for release on Sept. 30 and was produced by Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health.
With several swipes from the arm of an excavator and applause from spectators, a house where three women were held captive and raped for a decade was demolished Wednesday, reduced to rubble in less than an hour and a half.
The woman who falsely accused six White men of gang raping her as a teenager in the 1980s has been ordered to pay one of the men for defamation of character. A court has recently ordered Tawana Brawley’s employer to garnish money from her salary to pay Steven Pagones, who sued her 11 years ago. So far, she has paid $3,700, but she owes nearly $400,000 in interest.
A judge has scheduled an emergency custody hearing requested by Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Foster Raymond, a day after one of the pair’s sons nearly drowned in a pool at the singer’s Atlanta home.
Don’t get too excited, ladies. The next “Bachelor” on ABC’s hit reality show is Venezuelan. Juan Pablo Galavis, 32, is a former soccer player who currently resides in Miami. As you may recall, two Black men from Tennessee filed a discrimination lawsuit against the network; however, it was later dismissed.
The actress, known for her role as Precious, is gracing the pages of a new fashion portfolio by Harper’s Bazaar. The Oscar nominee shares the spread, which seeks to pay homage to the diversity of women, with other actresses such as Scarlett Johansson and Dakota Fanning.
Love her or hate her, there’s no denying RiRi can crank out a catchy dance hit…20 of them, to be exact. The Barbados beauty recently topped Janet Jackson’s record of 19 number ones on Billboard’s Dance/Club Songs chart with “Right Now.” But the dance hall queen still has a way to go before she breaks Madonna’s record of 43 hits.
The transgender TV personality has sued BET and its parent company Viacom for “discrimination on the basis of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation,” according to his website. At the BET Awards earlier this year, Scott said he was forced by the network to change from a feminine outfit into a more masculine one while serving as style stage correspondent. BET later issued a statement citing the incident as a “misunderstanding.”
To maintain Meagan Good’s excellent fortune, it’s crucial to stay on the go, and now she is helping others reach their own idea of success. The actress is managing a new girl group, Phenix Rose, because she says giving back is important. That’s a different approach, but go ahead Meagan.
New talent is always popping up and lately there are a few on everyone’s radar, including Entertainment Weekly’s list of entertainers on the rise. Michael B. Jordan made the cut for his role in “Fruitvale Station.” Kerry Washington really made a name for herself with her dramatic character in “Scandal.” Kevin Hart and Quvenzhane also made the list.