Hi-Five Singer, Russell Neal, Turns himself in to Police After Murder of his Wife,...

Earlier this week, Russell Neal walked into a Texas sheriff's office at 6:10 p.m.to announce that his wife was dead and that he needed...

WATCH: Lupita Nyong’o Brings Down the House at ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Event...

The ESSENCE Breakthrough Performance Award-winner spoke poignantly about true beauty, confidence, and what it means to see reflections of ourselves celebrated. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrD7HGjghrE] SOURCE: ESSENCE

Trailer for Jimi Hendrix Biopic, ‘All Is by My Side’, Released

The spelling of his name was as distinctive as he was. “It’s J-I-M-I?” a character in “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” the new Jimi...

WATCH LIVE: Essence Festival 2014

If you can’t make it to the 20th anniversary ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this weekend, don’t fret! We’re bringing the experience right to...

Production Company Behind “Think Like a Man Too” Is Shutting Down, Founders Face Lawsuit

The production company behind Kevin Hart’s comedy hits Think Like a Man, Ride Along and About Last Night is closing its doors, and its...

Bobbi Kristina Angry Over Angela Bassett’s Whitney Houston Biopic

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is furious over the upcoming Lifetime biopic about her iconic mother’s life. The 21-year-old had some harsh words for Angela...

Tyler Perry Wins Trademark Battle Over “What Would Jesus Do?”

His opponent at the Trademark Office was a reality TV star who registered first and claimed she had introduced him to the title of...

Man Claiming to Be Yolanda Adams’ 1st Ex-Husband Denies He Assaulted Her

Statistics show that one in four women will survive domestic violence in their lifetime. 52-year-old award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams says she is one...

Christian Rappers Sue Katy Perry for Ripping Off “Dark Horse” Beat

Former Christian worship singer, Katy Perry, left the Lord’s side for fame and now finds herself on the wrong side of the law. A coalition...

First Images from “Exodus: Gods and Kings” are Released

Thou Shall Not Attempt to Outdo Charlton Heston. Okay, so that’s not an official Hollywood commandment, but the prospect of taking on the role...

‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Ordered To Pay Spousal and Child Support To Estranged Wife

Things aren't getting any easier for Columbus Short. The fired Scandal star has been ordered to pay spousal and child support to his estranged wife Tanee Short, TMZ reports....

WATCH: Yolanda Adams Gives Steller Performance of Lionel Richie’s “Jesus Is Love” at 2014...

The BET Awards has a not-so-great reputation for being wild, vile and in today’s lingo, straight up ratchet. The N-word, B-word, lots of other...

Prince Celebrates 30 Years of “Purple Rain”

Prince's landmark album and film Purple Rain turned 30 this week, and the singer marked the occasion Saturday night with a late-night surprise concert at Paisley...

Beyonce Overtakes Oprah as #1 on Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Celebrities

Beyoncé was named Forbes' most powerful celebrity of the year in a list unveiled Monday, snatching the top spot from Oprah Winfrey and joining...

Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Possession; Father Thanks Police for...

Actor Robert Downey Jr. thanked authorities Monday for arresting his 20-year-old son on suspicion of cocaine possession and said the family was determined to...

WATCH: Obamas Mark 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”

June 30th marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's 1989 film, Do The Right Thing, and to celebrate, the Obamas videotaped a special message...

Check Out the 2014 BET Awards Winners

Winners at the 2014 BET Awards: FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST Beyoncé MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Pharrell Williams GROUP Young Money COLLABORATION Drunk In Love, Beyonce featuring Jay...

HBO’s New Show, “The Leftovers”, Debuting Tonight, Probes the Trauma of Those Left Behind

Not long ago, 2 percent of the world's population vanished. Quietly, instantly, with no provocation. This unfathomable loss continues to haunt all those left behind,...

Zendaya Coleman Drops Out of Aaliyah Biopic

Lifetime has confirmed that Zendaya Coleman, the 17-year-old best known as the star of Disney Channel’s Shake It Up! and as a breakout on...

Aretha Franklin Lifetime Biopic May Be In the Works

It’s been quite a busy season for Lifetime. First the confirmed Whitney Houston biopic with Yaya DaCosta as lead, then the controversial Aaliyah biopic...