Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead

With barely two months into 2016, the music industry has already seen a bevy of powerful losses. Maurice White, founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire passed away in his sleep today at age 74. The Memphis native was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the late ‘80s, forcing him off the stage by 1994. He founded Earth, Wind & Fire in 1969, and is the older brother of fellow member Verdine White. He was also a … Continue reading

Black History Unsung Heroes: Robert Smalls

Long before he assumed the Oval Office, Barack Obama, advocating for a more equal America in the 21st century, said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Change has not come easily for Black Americans. Over the centuries, there have been countless proponents of equality—Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, … Continue reading

Fat Joe Confirms Independent Joint Album with Remy Ma

It isn’t the return of Terror Squad, but it’s pretty close. Yesterday evening Fat Joe spoke exclusively to Hip-Hop Wired about his upcoming projects, and aside from several business ventures Joe has been working hard in the studio on two upcoming releases. “Me and Remy just wrapped up a new album. Just me and Remy. I’m super excited about that. The album is ridiculous. So we’ve been working musically like crazy,” Fat Joe divulged. He also … Continue reading

Tracee Ellis Ross to Be Honored by “Essence”

Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, multiple Emmy Award-winning actress/choreographer Debbie Allen and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw will be honored by Essence magazine during its 9th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The star-studded event, which underscores the spirit of diversity in Hollywood during Oscar week, will feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey,Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, Nick Cannon, writer/director Ryan Coogler, and actress/singer Zendaya. R&B artist Leon Bridges is scheduled to perform, and the winner of the … Continue reading

Tyler Perry is holding an open Casting Call

Have you ever wanted to be in a Tyler Perry play, movie or in one of his TV Shows? ETInside.com has your opportunity! ETInside.com is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing websites to inspire anyone looking to get into entertainment. Rhayvn Drummer, Tyler Perry’s official casting director, will be holding general auditions this week for new actors to work on upcoming productions filming in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the casting call, Drummer will be … Continue reading

Dianna Williams of ‘Bring It’ Says She Worried About Porn Past

The porn past of Lifetime star Dianna “Miss D” Williams may be coming back to put a dent in her thriving career as a successful and sought after choreographer. The reality TV star has admitted in the past to starring in adult films during her teenage years, and a quick Google search reveals that those films are starting to surface. Dianna, 37, was initially hesitant to sign on to her hit Bring It! series out of … Continue reading

#RIP to Legendary DJ Big Kap

Keith Carter aka Legendary DJ Big Kap passed away today[February 3, 2016] in NYC at the age of 45. As one of the premier DJs from New York’s Flip Squad DJ crew, Kap’s impact on NYC Hip Hop is unparalleled. His most memorable project was The Tunnel album with Funkmaster Flex, featuring some of Hip Hop’s royalty including Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas, Dr. Dre and more. The album debuted at 35 on the Billboard 200 albums … Continue reading

Broncos Rookie Misses Out on Super Bowl

Denver Broncos practice squad safety Ryan Murphy will be missing out on an opportunity to play in the Super Bowl after being questioned in a prostitution ring scandal on Tuesday (Feb. 2). Police staked out an area in San Jose that is known for prostitution, and they apprehended a suspected prostitute who said she was going to her car to pick up some personal property. Once police got to the car, police found Murphy and … Continue reading

Model Drops Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

Chloe Goins, the model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, has dropped her lawsuit against the embattled comedian. Goins, who was 18 at the time she claims she was assaulted, says she was drugged and woke up to Cosby “at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think he bit my toe as that’s what woke me up…He jumped up, pulled his pants back … Continue reading