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BET’s Kelly G, Terrance McKnight and Don Lemon Profiled as Most Eligible Bachelors

Congrats to BET’s Kelly G,  CNN and Tom Joyner’s Don Lemon and WQXR’s Terrance McKnight on being featured as the most eligible bachelors in media in Gotham Magazine. See article here.  

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Chris Brown Drops The “Yes Men” from His Camp

Chris Brown seems to be learning from his past and is headed in the right direction. The R&B singer talks about the advice he received from R&B legend, R. Kelly and he also talks about keeping the right people in…

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RED Launches Ten Bands One Cause

RED Distribution launches Ten Bands One Cause, a new retail initiative in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Ten bands have joined forces to reissue ten titles today, September 30 on pink vinyl for the cause which…

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Congrats to Cathy Hughes

Radio One founder and chairperson Cathy Hughes was awarded the Economic and Business Award by the Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. this past Friday. The organization held their 37th Annual Symposium: Workshop Awards Luncheon during Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in…

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Entercom Ordered to Pay 1 Million in Lawuit

This past Friday Ashley Patton, who sued Entercom radio in Kansas City in 2012 was awarded 1 Million dollars by a jury after being called a porn star by “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” on 96.5 The Buzz. She stated  “I…

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Lionel Richie Gives the Secret to Pop Success

The legendary music icon, Lionel Richie has been in the game for a long time. In this brief interview he gives some sound advice on how to have longevity in the music business. He specifically talks about the careers of…

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Tony Hawk to Celebrate Radio Show Anniversary

SiriusXM today announced that skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will celebrate 10 years of his exclusive SiriusXM radio show with a special edition of “Tony Hawk’s Demolition Radio” broadcast live on the Faction channel. “Tony Hawk’s Demolition Radio” 10-year anniversary special…

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Want to See Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL for FREE?

Live Nation Entertainment announced that music icon Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL will appear Tuesday evening at 9:30 PM CT/10:30 PM ET on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo for ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE,’ an exclusive album release party. In addition to the…

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Baseball Icon to be Featured on “Finding Your Roots”

In tomorrow night’s episode of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. entitled Born Champions, Professor Gates is joined by Yankees legend Derek Jeter, former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King, and former WNBA star Rebecca…

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iHeartMedia Announces Two Major Promotions

iHeartMedia announced that Earl Jones has been named Senior Vice President of Urban Operations, effective immediately. Jones will be based in Chicago and will report to Jeff Howard, President of National Sales, iHeartMedia. In addition, the company announced today that…

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RON MEYER AND NBCUNIVERSAL VICE CHAIRMAN JOIN GROUNDBREAKING PRODUCER JASON BLUM FOR SPECIAL KEYNOTE

RON MEYER INDUSTRY ICON AND NBCUNIVERSAL VICE CHAIRMAN JOINS GROUNDBREAKING PRODUCER JASON BLUM FOR SPECIAL KEYNOTE THEWRAP’S ANNUAL MEDIA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE HITS FIVE YEAR MILESTONE MORGAN SPURLOCK, JEFF BEWKES, JOSH SAPAN, CHAD HURLEY AND MORE JOIN 2014 LINEUP Los Angeles,…

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Anthony Anderson Stops by The Big Morning Buzz on VH1

Anthony Anderson Reveals What He Calls Laurence Fishburne On Set Black-ish star Anthony Anderson stopped by the season premiere of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live today, hosted by Nick Lachey alongside new co-host Michelle Buteau.  Anthony chatted with Nick about…

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What Was Slick Rick’s Impact on Def Jam?

In the final segment of Noisey’s Back & Forth with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, the two music industry icons discuss Slick Rick and his impact on Def Jam. They explain his indefinable charisma and how they knew immediately they…

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Denzel Washington Gives His Best Jay Z Impression

Denzel Washington makes his debut appearance on The Queen Latifah Show on Friday, September 26. There to promote his new film The Equalizer, Denzel shared his best Jay-Z impression with and long-time friend and former co-star Queen Latifah.

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Ryan Leslie to Address World Summit on Innovation

Disruptive Multimedia founder and serial entrepreneur Ryan Leslie will address the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in an exclusive talk on “Re-shaping the Artist-Fan Experience” on September 29, 2014 at the famous Copacabana in New York. Held in partnership with the United Nations…