Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin charged in college admissions cheating scheme

    Photo: Variety   Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among dozens facing federal charges for a college admission cheating scandal. Others charged in the case include nine coaches, two SAT/ACT administrators, an exam proctor and a CEO who admitted he wanted to help wealthy families get their kids into elite colleges.   Investigators claimed that

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct

    Photo: Variety   Update: Last time I reported on this story, evidence suggested that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett allegedly orchestrated his own homophobic and racist attack.   According to Chicago Police, Smollett paid Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo $3,500 to stage an attack on him Jan.29. because he wasn't pleased with his salary

Radio stations pull Michael Jackson’s music following ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary

    Photo: The Grapevine - The Root   The premiere of HBO’s Leaving Neverland at Sundance Film Festival in January has resurfaced allegations of sexual abuse from the late pop icon Michael Jackson. The two-part HBO documentary details Wade Robson and James Safechuck claiming alleged sexual abuse from Jackson.   The documentary has led to a

R.Kelly released from Cook County Jail after paying more than $160,000 in overdue child support

    Photo: Detroit Free Press   Following his explosive interview with Gayle King on "CBS This Morning," Robert Kelly better known as R.Kelly was arrested for back child support on Wednesday. Last month, a family court judge told Kelly to pay up, or he will be locked up. He spent three nights in county

Cheers to Black History Month: Black people in film win big at the Oscars

    Photo: Consequence of Sound   I’ll be the first to admit that Black History Month has been all over the place in the world of Hollywood. From Jussie Smollett allegedly faking his racist and homophobic attack and R.Kelly charged with ten counts of sexual abuse, the month that's supposed to celebrate Black people hasn’t necessarily been

Judge sets R.Kelly’s bond at $1 million following sexual abuse charges

    Photo: ABC News   R.Kelly (born Robert Kelly) was arrested and indicted on Friday, Feb.22 for ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, according to CNN. A Chicago judge set the “Bump and Grind” singer’s bond at $1 million Saturday for claims that Kelly sexually abused for females from

New evidence suggests ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

    Photo: ETOnline   On Jan.29, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (who plays Jamal Lyon) was reportedly attacked near the lower entrance of the Loews hotel in Chicago at 2 a.m. According to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, Smollett told law enforcement the aggressors shouted "'Empire' fa***t" and "'Empire' n***er'" while repeatedly striking him.   It’s also

Recap Friday: Annual march keeps MLK’s dream alive

    (Photo: Citizens march along historic Auburn Street in downtown Atlanta)   The annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally celebrated the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader on Monday, January 21. Several organizations such as the National Pan-Hellenic Council or D9, Teens Against Justice and more joined thousands

Former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced for the shooting of Laquan McDonald

    Photo: BBC   Former police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted on charges of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery last October for the shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014. He initially faced charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery, and official misconduct.   Now, Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and

Update: Alleged shooter of Jazmine Barnes denies involvement

    Photo: Insider   An attorney for Larry D. Woodruffe, one of the two men charged with capital murder in the Dec. 30 shooting in Houston that killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes denies Woodruffe's involvement.   According to KRPC of Houston, Woodruffe told police he was not involved in the killing of Barnes and the only thing connecting