LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77.
Witherspoon's family issued a statement to the website...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ice Cube and Dakota Johnson were snapped this week in Los Angeles rehearsing for a new movie. Johnson was dressed in a white top, black leather jacket and distressed jeans....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much has been made about how John Singleton brought the issues gripping black youth in South Central Los Angeles to mainstream audiences with his 1991 classic "Boyz N the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Notable reaction to the death of "Boyz N the Hood" filmmaker John Singleton:
"Thank you John for being my friend, brother and mentor for 30 years. For believing in me when I...
NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Big3 basketball league will have a new television home for the upcoming season while also remaining in the mix to acquire a network of its own.
Reaction to the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on Sunday in Los Angeles.
— "This doesn't make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school has banned students from wearing a class t-shirt that lists the names of three seniors who died this year and the dismissive phrase "Bye, Felicia."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Qatari investor who once met with Donald Trump's presidential transition team has been given "full immunity from all aspects of civil litigation" after a lawsuit accused him of stiffing fellow investors in rapper Ice Cube's 3-on-3 pro basketball league.
The U.S. State Department recognized Ahmed al-Rumaihi's diplomatic status in September, according to documents related the lawsuit that were filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Qatari man accused in a lawsuit of stiffing fellow investors in rapper Ice Cube's 3-on-3 pro basketball league has been given diplomatic status that gives him "full immunity from all aspects of civil litigation."
Ahmed al-Rumaihi's status was revealed in a federal court filing in California this week as part of the case accusing the Qatari investor of not honoring several million dollars in financial commitments to the BIG3 Basketball league.
Suspect shot after gunfire at Calif. racetrack
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who was told there were no more tickets available for an Ice Cube concert at a California racetrack was shot Sunday night by a sheriff's deputy after the man fired a gun into a crowd, authorities said.
The man, identified Monday as 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras of Escondido, pulled the gun during an argument at the ticket window at Del Mar Fairgrounds and fired several shots, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a man shot by deputies at a California racetrack (all times local):
Officials have identified a man they say was shot by deputies after he fired a gun into a crowd waiting for a sold-out Ice Cube concert at a California racetrack.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Monday that 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras of Escondido was shot Sunday night during an argument after he was told there were no more tickets available for the concert.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who was told no more tickets were available to an Ice Cube concert at a racetrack was shot by a sheriff's deputy after he fired his gun into a crowd, the San Diego Sheriff's Department said.
The man, whose name and age were not given, came to the ticket window at the Del Mar Fairgrounds about 6:40 p.m., the department said in a news release.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a sheriff's deputy who shot a man who fired his weapon at a horse-racing track (all times local):
The San Diego Sheriff's Department says a man who was told no more tickets were available to an Ice Cube concert at a racetrack was shot by a sheriff's deputy after he fired his gun into a crowd.
The department says in a news release that the man, whose name and age were not given, came to the ticket window at the Del Mar Fairgrounds about 6:40 p.m.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used.
Bettman tells guest host Larry Lage in the in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now" those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will need to negotiate.
Ice Cube tips off talking about his BIG3 basketball league and also kicks it about his music and movies.
- WRAL-TV'Friday' actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77October 30, 2019
An album cover image posted to Snoop Dogg's Instagram account showing the rapper looking down on what appears to be the dead body of President Donald Trump has been removed from the platform.
The cover of the "Make America Crip Again" EP shows the rapper looking on as a body covered with a U.S. flag lies on a gurney with a toe tag reading "TRUMP." The image is a play on the cover for Ice Cube's 1991 album "Death Certificate."
The photo was shared by Snoop Dogg Tuesday and later removed.
NEW YORK (AP) — As Dave Chappelle reflects on spending 30 years in comedy, he says he's grateful and humble to still be living his dreams onstage.
"In all honesty, I mostly feel grateful that I survived it, and that I'm able to still do it, and that I have the respect of my peers," the 43-year-old said in an interview Friday night following a show at Radio City Music Hall, where he was joined by The Roots, Dead Prez and T.I.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Allen Iverson walked onto a familiar court to a rousing ovation and then took an unfamiliar spot on the sideline.
The Answer was Coach AI in his Big3 homecoming.
Iverson said a few hours before his team played against Dr. J's squad that his doctor advised him not to play Sunday night for unspecified reasons.
So, he assumed his role as coach of 3's Company in Ice Cube's 3-on-3 league. That didn't stop fans from chanting: "We want AI!"
Floyd Mayweather's boxing match against Conor McGregor will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after promoters reached an agreement with Ice Cube to move the championship game of his Big3 basketball league.
The final game of the 3-on-3 season of former NBA players will now be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Aug. 26, with a 4:30 p.m. Eastern start. The bout is at night.
Let the hype begin.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will kick off a four-city tour Tuesday in Los Angeles to promote their Aug. 26 fight. Promoters planned to distribute free tickets Friday to the Staples Center event.
The fighters will then travel to Toronto for an appearance Wednesday, followed by New York on Thursday and London on Friday.
Before getting to Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather has to deal with Ice Cube.
Mayweather is supposed to fight McGregor on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what could be the richest boxing match ever. Problem is, Cube already has the venue booked for the championship game of his 3-on-3 basketball league.
The rapper-actor said Thursday the sides are in discussions and the Big3 is open to moving. He believes an agreement is near.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ice Cube is chilling as he waits for Chauncey Billups to make a move.
The rapper-turned-basketball mogul said Wednesday that he doesn't know if Billups will join Cleveland's front office and lead the Cavaliers' basketball operations. Last week, Cube, who co-founded Big3, a new 3-on-3 league featuring former NBA players, said he was certain Billups was taking a job with the Cavs and wished him well in his new endeavor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Allen Iverson plans to be more spectator than scorer in the Big3.
The Iverson of old might be the only thing Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 basketball venture can't deliver.
The rapper-actor's league of former NBA players got off to a strong start Sunday, with the first two games both decided on winning shots in front of 15,177 fans.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ice Cube is not planning an old timer's tour. He isn't interested in All-Star Game intensity.
Players coming out of retirement for his new 3-on-3 basketball league were told they would need to deliver serious competition — and some were turned away when their bodies weren't up for it. The product needed to be worthy of a sport that's so popular around the world that it's ticketed for the next Olympics.
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After more than 25 years, Ice Cube’s still got something to say
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been more than 25 years, and Ice Cube's still got something to say.
Cube thanks Dre at Hollywood star ceremony
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says academic Michael Eric Dyson will be filling this week's guest slot after Sen. Al Franken bowed out of "Real Time with Bill Maher" in the wake of Maher's use of a racial slur last week.
Maher was roundly criticized for using the N-word in a joking reference to himself as a house slave. Although he later apologized, Franken called his remark "inappropriate and offensive."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Big3, the 3-on-3 league involving former NBA players such as Allen Iverson that will debut this summer, will hold its draft next week.
The league will hold a draft lottery on April 28, its combine the next night and the draft on April 30. The draft will be held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
NEW YORK (AP) — No joke! Comedy Central is leaping off the screen this summer with a comedy cavalcade in the heart of San Francisco.
Dubbed the Colossal Clusterfest, this three-day event will team Comedy Central with Superfly, the company known for staging such live shindigs as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands.
Ice Cube vs Charlie Day
If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, "Fist Fight " is for you.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one could have predicted when they were making the breezy, irreverent, 91-minute Charlie Day and Ice Cube comedy "Fist Fight" that it would be coming out in the midst of such uncertain and divisive times.
ATLANTA (AP) — Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief.
Obama embraced hip-hop more than any of his predecessors: He's referenced Jay Z's lyrics and Kanye West in speeches, released playlists on Spotify that included Nas, Chance the Rapper, Mos Def and Method Man, and was caught dancing to Drake's "Hot Line Bling" at a White House event.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ice Cube has dreamed about seeing his favorite NBA players come out of retirement.
Now, he's going to make it happen. The rapper turned entertainment mogul is starting a 3-on-3 league for former professional basketball players.
And one of his favorites, Allen Iverson, has signed on as a player/coach in Big3. The two were at a news conference Wednesday to introduce the new league.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ice Cube's music is going straight onto a video game.
Cube and producer DJ Shadow created the original song "Nobody Wants to Die" for 2K's "Mafia III" launch trailer, which premieres Thursday. The crime video game focuses on character Lincoln Clay's revenge against the Italian mafia in 1968 in the city of New Bordeaux, a fictional re-creation of New Orleans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One man and two women died after attending a weekend rave in California headlined by Ice Cube, Major Lazer and dozens of other hip hop and electronic dance music performers.
The three people were among nine hospitalized during last weekend's Hard Summer Music Festival in Fontana, San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller said.
More than 146,000 people attended the Saturday-Sunday outdoor event at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway,...