President Barack Obama is taking heat this time around for planning to skip Nancy Reagan’s funeral to attend the popular SXSW festival in Texas. This isn’t the first time the President has skipped a major political figure’s funeral either. Hit the jump.
The upcoming FX show centers around Earnest “Earn” Marks (Donald Glover), a college dropout who returns to his hometown of Atlanta after failing to become a rap star. However, while he was gone, his cousin becomes the city’s hottest new rapper. Gambino says this show is like “the rap version of Twin Peaks”. Hit the jump for a preview!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from West Coast rapper, Xzibit. With his last album already four years behind us, the 41 year-old is embarking on a new adventure and taking up a role on FOX’s hit series Empire. According to Deadline, reports Xzibit aka Alvin Joiner will star as Leslie Johnson, “a well-known gangsta/drug dealer/extortionist/businessman-type who also goes by the nickname “Shyne.” Shyne, is an artist turned artist manager and record label owner who will go head to head this season with Terrence Howard’s character Lucious Lyon character. Xzibit is just one of many guest appearances set for the forthcoming season including, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Courtney Love, Snoop Dogg and more. Empire will return to air March 30th.
After Beatles’ legend Paul McCartney was denied entry into Tyga’s Grammy party in Hollywood with a couple notable other big wigs, Tyga does the right thing and formally invites Sir Paul to one of his upcoming concerts, live on Jimmy Kimmel. Hit the jump!
Monday (February 15) we were saddened to report that Vanity of Vanity 6 had passed away after suffering from kidney failure and abdominal illness. The 57-year old singer was the protege and collaborator of music legend Prince. Last night, during first show of his Australian tour in Melbourne, Prince honored Vanity. He spoke to the crowd saying, “Someone dear to us has passed away, I’m gonna dedicate this song to her,” before performing an emotional rendition of “Little Red Corvette” mixed with “Dirty Mind,” which is reported to be one of several songs from when the two were together. More below.
The Zika outbreak is becoming notorious as of late, with hundreds of new born babies being brought into the world with illnesses and severe birth defects. Now, a new report shows that a neuorological disorder on the rise as well due to the virus. Hit the jump for the full scoop.