COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about the docu-series "Black Ink Crew: Compton," The Associated Press reported erroneously that the eighth season of "Black Ink Crew: New York" airs on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was no shortage of color on the carpet at Sunday's Emmy Awards, with television's biggest stars donning everything from eye-popping pinks to gold tones that matched the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Did someone send a memo? Taraji P. Henson, Zoe Kazan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Mandy Moore and Marisa Tomei all showed up to the Emmys in two-tone looks of pink and red that stood out...
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — NASA is holding a formal ceremony to rename a West Virginia facility after a mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth.
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — George Mason University is naming a science and technology building in honor of the one of the NASA mathematicians whose story was told in the motion picture "Hidden...
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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in refugee camps in...
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Not to kick off this review with a spoiler alert, but after seeing "What Men Want" the answer to what men want is probably the same as what women want: Not to be ripped off by yet another dubious rom-com like this.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu want to clear the air.
The pair, who star together in the upcoming comedy "What Men Want," say their comments regarding R. Kelly have been taken totally out of context.
The "Empire" actress recently posted an Instagram story where she looked up the hashtag #MuteRKelly and later looked at one for #MuteHarveyWeinstein, noting there were much more for Kelly, and then typed "Hmmmm."
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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A NASA facility is West Virginia has been renamed to honor mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth.
The structure in Fairmont is now known as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility. News outlets report Congress passed a bill allowing the name change and President Donald Trump signed it into law on Dec. 11.
The move follows efforts by West Virginia leaders to have Johnson's contributions celebrated.
NEW YORK (AP) — Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story.
‘Ralph’ stars’ introductions to the Internet
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Ralph Breaks the Internet" may star an arcade bad guy with powerful hammer-like fists, but the animated sequel is also packing a punch with strong female characters.
Sarah Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz, credits Disney for including more impactful female roles in the new film, which comes out Wednesday. Her character is one of the leading ladies, along with new cast members Gal Gadot's Shank and Taraji P. Henson, who plays Yesss.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Fox & Friends Weekend" host Abby Huntsman is joining "The View."
In a statement Tuesday, Huntsman said she was excited to return to her professional roots at ABC, where she began her journalism career.
She'll be working as a co-host with "The View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts including Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name.
West Virginia State University says a dedication ceremony is planned for Aug. 25, the day before Johnson's 100th birthday.
Taraji P. Henson gushes about engagement
NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson says it was literally love at first sight when she met her new fiance.
The "Empire" star became engaged to her boyfriend, former Super Bowl star Kelvin Hayden, on Mother's Day.
"I knew he was gonna pop the question because he all but told me himself. I just didn't know when. That surprised me. He just did it," Henson said Monday as she attended an annual event where Fox promotes its new TV lineup to advertisers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother's Day.
The 47-year-old "Empire" actress got engaged to former Super Bowl star Kelvin Hayden.
Henson posted a photo on Instagram showing off her diamond ring. She says the day started with a Cartier love bracelet before the 34-year-old corner back dropped to his knee. She wrote, "I said yes y'all!"
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NEW YORK (AP) — Game on for "Ready Player One."
Steven Spielberg's virtual reality adventure launched slightly above expectations with $53.7 million over the four-day Easter weekend and $41.8 million over the three-day weekend, according to final box-office figures Monday. The opening gave Spielberg his best since 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," as well as 2018's high-grossing debut for anything not named "Black Panther."
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry says he knew if he was going to have Taraji P. Henson star in his latest film, he would have to work fast.
The writer-director filmed "Tyler Perry's Acrimony," his third collaboration with the actress, in a mere eight days.
Perry said it was easier to film the revenge thriller around Henson's "Empire" shooting schedule because she comes in prepared for a role, and she's especially good at playing bad characters.
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NEW YORK (AP) — After finishing second behind "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" for two weeks, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" notched its second straight weekend atop the North American box office, taking in $35.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, according to final figures Tuesday.
Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama "The Post" took in $23.1 million in its nationwide launch, while the Liam Neeson thriller "The Commuter" opened with $15.8 million.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards, announced Monday night in Pasadena, California:
NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" still roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales, Friday to Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, "Proud Mary," borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement.
Fogerty does not own the rights to his classic song. In a statement released Thursday, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music" for their own financial gain.
Henson plays a hit woman in "Proud Mary," to be released on Friday. Its trailer uses Tina Turner's version of Fogerty's 1969 song.
ATLANTA (AP) — The kinks. The waves. The twists. The blooming afro.
Atlanta photography duo Kahran and Regis Bethencourt want to celebrate the versatility and beauty of natural hair.
A year ago, the owners of CreativeSoul Photography launched the "AfroArt" series, which features African-American girls in all their natural hair glory.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even at 68, Pam Grier looks like she can still kick butt.
And the looks don't deceive, Grier said. While having never played a superhero, "I'm super in real life," said Grier, smiling and flicking back some of her flowing hair.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Queen Latifah says she easily envisioned a "Star" crossover episode with "Empire" even if the executive producer for the shows didn't.
Latifah said both dramas deal with the music industry and their characters share similarities. For instance, she said, her character, Carlotta Brown, and Taraji P. Henson's Cookie Lyon on "Empire" are strong, powerful women.
Producer Lee Daniels said the crossover set for their season debuts was Fox's idea, not his, but seemed logical.
Stars honoured at Black Girls Rock Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has been added to the list of honorees at BET's 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards.
BET said the congresswoman will earn the Social Humanitarian Award for "being a fearless and outspoken advocate for under-served population." The event, hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, takes place Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host BET's 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring "Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae and others.
BET said the Oscar nominee and "Empire" actress will host the Aug. 5 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
Rae, who is the also the writer behind "Insecure," will receive the Star Power Award. The HBO show launched its second season this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on "Empire" this fall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, "Weird Al" Yankovic and late entertainers Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin will be receiving stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed the 2018 honorees Thursday.
Other recipients include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Lynda Carter.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey will have some starry names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Wilde have all signed up to help present trophies.
Spacey, who won Oscars for the movies "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" and a Tony Award in 1991 in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," is making his debut as host of the telecast on June 11.