Celebrity News

Ben Enwonwu: The Nigerian painter behind 'Africa's Mona Lisa'

A painting by the late Nigerian master painter and sculptor Ben Enwonwu this week sold for £1.1m ($1.4m) at an auction in the British capital, London.

The painting, simply titled "Christine", is of Christine Davis, an American...

El Chapo: Mexican police free drug lord's son as Culiacán battle erupts

Heavy fighting broke out in northern Mexico after the security forces seized one of the sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Fighting raged for several hours after Ovidio Guzmán López was found during a routine patrol...

Freddie Jackson: "I'm honored, happy, and still floating!"

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

He has earned his place as an R&B legend and at  the 4th Annual Black Music Honors, he was recognized with The State Farm Legend Award.

One of the most iconic R&B male vocalists of all time,...

Brandy receives BMI President’s Award

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Paras Griffin

Multiple-award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy received the BMI President’s Award in recognition of her impact on the entertainment industry and her timeless hits, which...

Xscape, Yolanda Adams and Freddie Jackson receive Icon Awards

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Paras Griffin/Getty Images

At the 2019 Black Music Honors, which was taped at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Xscape received the Urban Music Icon Award for the platinum selling...

ONE Musicfest honors Jermaine Dupri

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

ONE Musicfest  will honor iconic super-producers Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin for their vast contributions to urban culture during a special on-stage ceremony at the 10th annual festival taking place...

PAFF partners with YouTube to find African Storytellers

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), in partnership with YouTube and The Africa Narrative at USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, today announced the opening of submissions for a first-ever YouTube category at...

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Hollywood Reporter party at TIFF

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/ Courtesy of Getty Images on behalf of THR/HFPA

It was a jam-packed event at this year's Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) as celebrities from Eddie Murphy, Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Susan...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in Edward Norton's directed drama 'Motherless Brooklyn'

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, "Motherless Brooklyn" follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his...

Celebrity judges announced for John Singleton Film Competition

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Friends of the late iconic filmmaker, John Singleton, have agreed to serve as judges and advisors for a film competition honoring the director.

Among the judges and advisers are “Hustle & Flow”...