Entertainment

Bored with Netflix? As it goes global, the selection is about to explode

Joshua Fruhlinger,Digital Trends Sat, Sep 1 3:15 AM PDT Last month, Netflix missed its projections for the first time, adding only 674,000 subscribers domestically and 4.47 million internationally. That number was about 1 million less than the company had forecast. Investors panicked, stock prices of the company tumbled, and finance news headlines were made. But as far as I’m concerned, those numbers are a good thing for you and me. Let me explain why. Netflix added 4.47 million subscribers internationally compared to just 674,000 in the United States. Those numbers aren’t what investors had hoped for, but when we look at internal moves the company is making, we begin to understand what its future may hold — and then wax poetic about what that may mean for all of us. I’ll spoil it for you:...Read More

The Queen of soul

Here Are All The A-Listers Performing At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Music lost one of it’s most prominent and acclaimed voices as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday (August 15) at the age of 76. Details surrounding the star-studded events held in honor of the singer’s life have been officially confirmed. According to the Detroit Free Press, the schedule begins with a public viewing at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday August 29. On Thursday August 30, there will be a viewing held at New Bethel Baptist Church, the place where Franklin began singing as a child. This viewing is scheduled for 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On Friday, August 31, Aretha Franklin’s official funeral service will commence at 10 a.m. at the Greater Grace Te...Read More

Aretha Franklin’s final days

Ex-husband Glynn Turman describes how she ‘was strong until the very end’ after visiting her on her deathbed with Stevie Wonder Aretha Franklin died at 9.50am on Thursday aged 76, surrounded by family after battle with pancreatic cancer Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder for visit Tuesday The actor said his former wife was ‘strong until the very end’ before her death left millions of fans devastated Aretha Franklin’s ex-husband has described the Queen of Soul’s final days after visiting her on her deathbed two days before she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 on Thursday. Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, was joined by Stevie Wonder when he paid his las...Read More

Argument Over Aretha Franklin Leads To Va. Shooting, Witnesses Say

SUFFOLK, Va (WTKR) — An argument over Aretha Franklin led to a shooting, witnesses told police in one Virginia town Thursday. Suffolk Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m. in the 300 block of East Washington Street. CBS affiliate WTKR reports a witness said he heard the two people in the argument were fighting over whether or not Halle Berry played Aretha Franklin in a movie. Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once. Both men got emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel before being transported to local hospitals for further treatment. Police said the gunshot victim is considered to be in serious condition. Franklin had pr...Read More

Naturi Naughton: ‘Motherhood Is The Biggest And Best Role Of My Life’

It looks like Power star Naturi Naughton has her hands full as a mother both on and off-screen! Fans of the critically-acclaimed STARZ drama series love Naughton’s character, Tasha St. Patrick, for the no-nonsense way in which she handles her household as a wife, business partner and mother to the St. Partrick children. But for Naturi, playing the role of a hard-working mother went from being a part of her career to part of her real life when she gave birth to her daughter last July. Speaking to media in the 2018 ESSENCE Festival press room, the 34-year-old actress and singer dished on playing the role of a mother struggling to cope with the unexpected loss of a child on last season of Power, all while pregnant with her own baby girl. While the tragedies of her character’s storyline were c...Read More

Money Moves! Kandi Burruss Just Opened A Restaurant In Atlanta’s Philips Arena

Kandi Burruss’ first love may be music, but the singer turned businesswoman is serious about her money. Over the years Burruss has built several businesses, including, an intimate toys line called Bedroom Kandi, and the children’s apparel company Raising Ace. Last year, Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, opened a restaurant with her mother and aunts aptly named Old Lady Gang. Now, the eatery is moving into one of Atlanta’s biggest venues. RELATED: Get Ready! Kandi Burruss Debuts New Cosmetics Line, ‘Kandi Koated’ RELATED: Kandi Burruss To Host And Executive Produce Sexy New Talk Show ‘Kandi Koated Nights’ “I have been keeping this to myself but now I can finally announce that we will have an @oldladygang in the #PhillipsArena!!!! I’m so excited!” Burruss wrote on...Read More

Pistol Packing Granny Shoots Man Who Dropped His Pants, Began Masturbating, And Tried To Break In

A bicyclist in Houston chose the wrong grandmother to mess with last week. When the man tried to expose himself, masturbate and enter the woman’s home, she fired back…literally. Granny Jean, 68, was taking out the trash last Tuesday when she spotted a man riding his bike and masturbating. When Granny Jean (above) told the man to stop, he continued. Eventually, Jean started heading back in to her home when she noticed the man was following her, reported the Houston Chronicle. “Some guy pulled off his pants and pulled his pants open, playing with his thing, and he ran up and I told him to get away from my door, or I will shoot him,” Jean told KTRK. Even though Granny Jean gave the man a warning, he continued performing the lewd act. Jean then grabbed her pistol and fired. “...Read More

Tamron Hall Partners With Disney/ABC for Daytime Talk Show

Former Today show co-host Tamron Hall will soon be stepping out on her own, as the Temple University alum’s long discussed talk show is set to soon make its debut. Hall’s latest project was reportedly in jeopardy due to its ties to producer Harvey Weinstein, who was outed for decades of sexual harassment allegations in an expose by The New York Times  last fall. Fortunately, the show has been picked up by Disney/ABC, according to The Huffington Post. “My new partners appreciate and respect the relationship I’ve built with my audience and know that if we create television worth watching, they’ll join us for the ride,” Hall said in a statement. “I’m so grateful and excited for this next chapter. The landing makes the leap of faith so worth it!” Hall also described the new show as, “unconvent...Read More

Thousands petition for LeBron James as U.S. Secretary of Education

In light of LeBron James and Akron Public Schools’ creating the I Promise School for 240 third- and fourth-graders, thousands of folks have been inspired. They’ve been inspired to the point at which they have put a petition together calling for current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be fired. Indeed, they want James to be hired. “LeBron James is an inspiration to kids all over the country,” the petition reads. “He’s shown he cares about America’s youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential.” As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 4,240 people had signed the petition. James plays basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also producing a number of films. He probably does not have the time on his hands to take on one of the more poignant...Read More