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Honey Cone in 1970, Edna Wright in front; GAB Archive/RedfernsEdna Wright, lead singer of the chart-topping pop-soul group Honey Cone, died Saturday of a heart attack at a hospital in Encino, California, Best Classic Bands reports. She was 76. Wright’s sister, girl-group legend Darlene Love, confirmed Edna’s passing in a message posted on her Facebook […]

ABC/Laretta HoustonNormally, the big news would be focused on the array of famous faces signed on to compete for the Mirrorball trophy, such as AJ McLean, Carole Baskin, Nelly — or the season’s new host Tyra Banks.  However, the attention this year is on the biggest challenge DWTS is facing in show history– the COVID-19 pandemic. Banks sat down with ABC Audio to explain […]

ABC/Image Group LAIn celebration of the U.S. Open Women’s Final, Mariah Carey gave her new single “Save the Day” its TV debut on Saturday, dedicating the song’s music video to past and present female tennis heroes. The Grammy Award-winner belts out the song as she sits against a Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme; the screen is flooded with […]

Gary Miller/Getty ImagesReggae icon Toots Hibbert, who with his band Toots & the Maytals helped to popularize reggae worldwide, died Friday night.  He was 77. A statement posted Friday on the band’s official Twitter reads, “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by […]

Rich Polk/Getty Images for Audi Lakeith Stanfield, Regina King, Zazie Beetz, and Delroy Lindo will join Jonathan Majors and Idris Elba in Netflix’s western thriller The Harder They Fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Harder They Fall is a revenge Western directed by the singer-songwriter, producer, and director better known as The Bullitts, Jeymes Samuel, and was written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin. Samuel will be making his feature directorial debut […]

Courtesy of VH1Tamar Braxton‘s new docuseries premiered Thursday night, despite public scrutiny about her relationship.  Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life! explores the singer’s journey to balance motherhood, recording her new album, and her love life with her then-boyfriend, businessman David Adefeso. During the episode, Braxton met with a creative coach, Goli Samii, to analyze her “dream-work” schedule to make sure everything gets handled. Samii […]

Courtesy of ETThe time has come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Girlfriends,  Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Golden Brooks, and Persia White reunited for a digital celebration over Zoom, courtesy of ET, to reflect on the iconic series’ lasting impact. “We’ve grown up together, the four of us,” Brooks says. “We have come into our own. I have […]

Maarten De BoerKarrueche Tran is taking her talents to another hit drama series. BET has announced the Claws alumna will join the second season of BET’s Games People Play with series regulars Sarunas J. Jackson, Karen Obilom, Jackie Long, Parker McKenna Posey, and Kendall Kyndall. Lauren London will return in a limited role this season. Games People Play is a bold and sexy drama that premiered in 2019, based on the book Games Divas Play by Angela […]

Milan ZrnicAlicia Keys has unleashed her anthemic new single, “Love Looks Better.” The loud, passionate and unapologetically vulnerable song was written and produced by the multi-Grammy winning singer, along with OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. “Oh, can we touch for a second? /Be us for a second/ Don’t matter what I give it to/ My love looks better on you,” Alicia sings […]

Courtesy of Alicia KeysAlicia Keys has launched a $1 billion endowment fund to support Black businesses and help communities affected by the global coronavirus pandemic and the protests against systemic racism and injustice that have erupted over the past few months.  In a letter, obtained by Billboard, Keys explained the fund’s “clear goal to empower Black America.” “I am […]