Tag Archives: Singers

21Jan/16

LL Cool J backs Smiths Oscar boycott

Grammy-winning rapper and actor LL Cool J receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and says he backs Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in their Oscar boycott.
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21Jan/16

Will Smith also to stay away from Oscars in diversity protest

Actor Will Smith says he will not attend the 2016 Oscar ceremony in protest over the absence of actors of color among the nominees.

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19Jan/16

Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith vow to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony after black actors are shut out of the nominations. The Academy says it needs to do more to promote diversity.

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03Jan/16

Singer Natalie Cole dead at 65 – media reports

Nine-time Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole dies at the age of 65, following complications from a kidney transplant and Hepatitis C.

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23Sep/15

Shakira says children should not “pay the price of war”

(EVO) – Colombian pop star Shakira met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday (September 22), and held a news conference on the importance of providing funding for early childhood development.
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06Sep/15

Never before seen footage of Janis Joplin in Venice documentary

American filmmaker Amy Berg’s documentary on Janis Joplin, which includes 12 minutes of new footage and audio, screens at the Venice Film Festival.
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08Aug/15

Wrongful death allegation filed against Bobbi Kristina Brown boyfriend -report

The conservator of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singer Whitney Houston who died in July after months in a coma, adds a wrongful death accusation to a lawsuit against Brown’s boyfriend, an Atlanta television station says.

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27Jul/15

Stars react to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death on Twitter

Stars, including Oprah Winfrey, react to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death on Twitter.

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