Bill Withers, a onetime Navy aircraft mechanic who after teaching himself to play the guitar wrote some of the most memorable and often-covered songs of the 1970s, including “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Use Me,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 81. His death was announced in... Read More.
"Good Times" star Ja'net Dubois has died at the age of 74. Dubois was found dead at her home in Glendale on Tuesday morning, according to TMZ. The actress starred on the CBS sitcom "Good Times" for five years from 1974 to 1979 as Willona Woods, the gossipy divorcee and next-door neighbor of the Evans... Read More.
Diahann Carroll, the captivating singer and actress who came from the Bronx to win a Tony Award, receive an Oscar nomination and make television history with her turns on Julia and Dynasty, died Friday. She was 84. Carroll died at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer, her daughter, producer-journalist Suzanne... Read More.
Halle Bailey will next be going under the sea, starring as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” The live-action version will include original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Some of the tunes include... Read More.
The Dells’ voices carried them from Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Ill., to global soul stardom, they became one of Chicago’s most versatile, accomplished and enduring R&B groups. Their bass singer and co-founder Chuck Barksdale, who always enjoyed discussing this incredible journey, died on Wednesday after a lengthy illness,according to the singer’s... Read More.
John Singleton, the groundbreaking film director, screenwriter and producer, died Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke on April 17. He was 51. A family spokesperson said Singleton passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, surrounded by his family and friends. “We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their... Read More.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Wednesday defended the decision by her staff to drop charges that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack in January. Foxx recused herself before Smollett was charged last month because she had discussed the case with a Smollett family member. The case was handed to... Read More.
R. Kelly was taken back into custody Wednesday after appearing at a child-support hearing, authorities said, hours after the broadcast of an interview in which the R&B star cried and ranted about being “assassinated” by allegations of sexual abuse. Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said she did not know why Kelly was taken... Read More.