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'It's Black History Month, Charlie Brown!' with David Alan Grier [Video]

‘It’s Black History Month, Charlie Brown!’ with David Alan Grier [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 5:17PM

Unclear if this is actually a David Alan Grier project (because he couldn’t remember it) but Jimmy Kimmel presented “a clip of a new project [Grier] is working on for Black History Month….

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis is Totally Oscar Dress Shopping at Vera Wang Fall 2012 Fashion Show [Photo]

Viola Davis is Totally Oscar Dress Shopping at Vera Wang Fall 2012 Fashion Show [Photo]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 2:11PM

Oscar nominee Viola Davis sat next to fashion royalty Andre Leon Talley and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, at the Vera Wang Fall 2012 fashion show on Tuesday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

An All Whitney Houston Valentine's Day Playlist [Audio]

An All Whitney Houston Valentine’s Day Playlist [Audio]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 11:09AM

Your Valentine’s day love.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Whitney Houston

Bill O'Reilly on Whitney Houston: Obvious She Destroyed Herself by Taking Drugs and Expired [Video]

Bill O’Reilly on Whitney Houston: Obvious She Destroyed Herself by Taking Drugs and Expired [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 8:19AM

On Monday night O’Reiley told his viewers that Whitney Houston “obviously destroyed herself” and that her death was caused by drug use.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Victor Cruz Dances Salsa at Grammy's -- But It's No Longer a Category [Video]

Victor Cruz Dances Salsa at Grammy’s — But It’s No Longer a Category [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 2:48PM

New York Giants’ Victor Cruz danced his way through the Grammy’s last night. The irony of it all is that Salsa is no longer it’s own category in the Grammy competition.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

P.S. 22's Denise Gets Stars in her Own Target Commercial [Video]

P.S. 22’s Denise Gets Stars in her Own Target Commercial [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 2:22PM

P.S. 22’s Mr. B confirmed Sunday the amazing singer that stars in the Target commercial is his former student Denise.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Apple's iTunes Accused of Raising Price of Whitney Houston Albums by 60% Within Hours of her Death

Apple’s iTunes Accused of Raising Price of Whitney Houston Albums by 60% Within Hours of her Death

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 1:24PM

Sony Music under fire after cost of greatest hits set on iTunes rises by more than 60% after singer’s death.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Whitney Houston

Next Stop for 'The Help' Broadway? [Video]

Next Stop for ‘The Help’ Broadway? [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 12:52PM

A parado musical with clips from the ‘The Help.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jeremy Lin Doesn't Need Anyone to 'Teach Him How to Dougie' [Video]

Jeremy Lin Doesn’t Need Anyone to ‘Teach Him How to Dougie’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 11:44AM

NBA’s latest star Jeremy Lin doesn’t need anyone to teach him how to dougie.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chris Brown Fans Tweet 'He Can Beat Me' During Grammys

Chris Brown Fans Tweet ‘He Can Beat Me’ During Grammys

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 11:28AM

Chris Brown fans say they want to get beat by him on Twitter and show the sad reality of the cycle of violence.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Of Whitney Houston's 6 Grammys, 4 Were Won in Now-Eliminated Categories

Of Whitney Houston’s 6 Grammys, 4 Were Won in Now-Eliminated Categories

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 10:45AM

On April 6, 2011, the Recording Academy announced its decision to consolidate Grammy Awards categories from 109 to 78, leaving more artists of color competing for fewer Awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Whitney Houston's Gift to the World

Whitney Houston’s Gift to the World

by Akiba Solomon on February 13 2012, 10:09AM

When the pop superstar hit the charts, black music was in a precarious place. Ms. Houston showed us how to marry real singing with pop melodies without losing every inch of soul.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

Whitney Houston’s Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

by Jamilah King on February 13 2012, 10:00AM

Houston famously told Diane Sawyer that she’s her own biggest devil. The same can probably be said for most of us, which is why we rely on entertainers to sing both our pain and our glory.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston

Nicki Minaj Walked Grammy Red Carpet with Pope Impersonator Then Levitated on Stage [Video]

Nicki Minaj Walked Grammy Red Carpet with Pope Impersonator Then Levitated on Stage [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 9:02AM

Critics say Nicki Minaj is trying to out-Gaga Lady Gaga.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

R.I.P Whitney Houston... Watch Her Last Performance [Video]

R.I.P Whitney Houston… Watch Her Last Performance [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2012, 8:53PM

Whitney Houston was 48.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Whitney Houston

Happy J-Dilla Day!

Happy J-Dilla Day!

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 5:08PM

James Dewitt Yancey, known in rap circles as Jay Dee or J Dilla, passed away at the age of 32 six years ago.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Truth with Hasan Minhaj: Jeremy Lin Edition

The Truth with Hasan Minhaj: Jeremy Lin Edition

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 4:58PM

#LINsanity continues.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis to Tavis Smiley: 'That Mindset You Have is Destroying Black Artists'

Viola Davis to Tavis Smiley: ‘That Mindset You Have is Destroying Black Artists’

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 1:45PM

The interview was more of a heated debate but it offered insight in to the minds of both actresses and how they feel about the criticism ‘The Help’ has received.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Victor Cruz Shakes it to The Roots Playing Salsa on Jimmy Fallon Show [Video]

Victor Cruz Shakes it to The Roots Playing Salsa on Jimmy Fallon Show [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 11:54AM

Victor Cruz was a guest on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ show on Wednesday and the Giants’ wide receiver showed of some of his moves to The Roots playing salsa!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jose Antonio Vargas: Demian Bichir in 'A Better Life' Represents Today's 'The Help'

Jose Antonio Vargas: Demian Bichir in ‘A Better Life’ Represents Today’s ‘The Help’

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 11:03AM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino-American journalist who revealed he was undocumented in a NY Times Op-Ed last year says Bichir represents the help of today — gardeners, farmhands, and other undocumented workers — at the mercy of present-day laws in Georgia and Alabama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW