Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’ tops Cruise’s ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend. Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise’s “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday. It’s the third best opening for a “Madea” movie, behind … Continue reading

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Ice Cube creates original song for ‘Mafia III’ video game

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 … Continue reading

In Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ run, reality wasn’t what it seemed
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In Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ run, reality wasn’t what it seemed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The skyline shimmers, the music pulses and Donald Trump’s helicopter swoops in for a landing. Oozing authority, the billionaire strides purposefully — in slow-motion, for added impact — toward some important matter of business in “New York, my city,” as Trump calls it. Week by week, year by year, 14 seasons of … Continue reading

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After Kaepernick’s protest, singers question anthem

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton has sung the national anthem in the past. Don’t ask him to sing it in the near future. Hamilton’s frustration with “The Star-Spangled Banner” is shared by some other black Americans, who feel like the tune sung before major U.S. events is not the best representation … Continue reading

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Grammy winner Mario Winans pleads guilty in income tax case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mario Winans has admitted he intentionally failed to file federal income tax returns for several years. Winans, a member of the Winans family, best known for its gospel music artists, faces two years in prison and a $200,000 fine after pleading guilty Thursday to charges … Continue reading

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Rick Ross, Bun B, Too $Short to headline A3C fest in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Rick Ross, Bun B and Bone Thugs N’ Harmony will headline the 12th annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta. Organizers announced Tuesday more than 1,000 rappers will perform on 75 different stages at the five-day festival, which kicks off Oct. 5. The festival will also include panel discussions, film screenings and … Continue reading