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By now this subject has reached all levels of sensitivity as more and more facts have rolled out about laws broken and who is to blame and how much was lost in terms of financial and reputational capital. I had to wait to learn more before writing this post but let me recap for those who haven’t been in the loop. In sum, United Airlines overbooked their flight and when they didn’t get enough volunteers to give up their seat, one man, a Dr. David Dao was asked to give

Ouch Steve Harvey, that was pretty embarrassing! In case you missed it: comedian, actor, game show and radio host, Steve Harvey hosted the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant last night, but when it came time to announce the winner, Steve may have ‘misread the fine print’ and announced Miss Colombia as the winner when she was really the first runner up and the crown actually belonged to Miss Philippines. Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey TV announces the wrong winner. He announced Miss Colombia as winner but it should have been

In the aftermath of the tabloid-riddled fever dream that was 2014, Toronto was desperately in need of a rebrand. “The 6ix,” Drake’s pet name for the city, was weird and edgy and gave grammarians fits–but it stuck. And it marked the start of Drake’s dominant 2015, a year in which the actor-rapper blossomed into a concert impresario, clothing business guru, club king twice over, Raptors emissary, trademark maestro, rap battle victor and meme generator. He’s now our chief global headline maker–assuming the mantle from you-know-who. With his Dundas street storefront

“Welcome to the world of i.am+, the technology startup at the intersection of will.i.am’s entertainment empire and entrepreneurial ambitions. The rapper, producer and DJ has straddled music and commerce throughout his career: Years before i.am+ launched in late 2012 with its foto.sosho camera accessory line for the iPhone, his multiplatinum hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas inked sponsorships with everyone from Apple to Coors to Best Buy to Honda. Along the way, will.i.am landed deals with firms like Intel—which in 2011 named him director of creative innovation — and Coca-Cola, his partner

What makes Rihanna special—outside of the music—is that she is someone who is genuinely herself. People connect with her. You are seeing the authentic version of who she is. You can see her scars and her flaws…. She’s gone through things that everyone’s gone through—dysfunctional relationships, things that played out in front of everyone’s eyes—and she’s done a real good job of keeping her life private, but just living her life as a young person … unapologetically. You have to have a tough skin in this business; you’re going to

She’s the painfully shy girl who was bullied at school and went on to study at Cambridge. An actress who’s worked for 30 years, and who this month stars in the year’s biggest film–her second James Bond. Yet we still know so little about her off-screen life. ~Cosmo UK Despite having been in film for 30 years, we’re beginning to hear the name Naomie Harris more and more as she climbs to the top of stardom with her second James Bond movie Spectre among some other great films like Skyfall,

With so much going on in entertainment and lifestyle this week, I had to round it up into one post so you get a quick update on the latest and greatest. Watch: Tyrese Is Excited About Playing Cookie’s Love Interest on Empire Tyrese Gibson appeared on the Wendy Williams show and spoke about his upcoming appearance on Empire as a love interest for Taraji P. Henson aka Cookie Lyons. Gibson says he and Henson have such great chemistry (since they starred together in Baby Boy) and it’s time for him

The October 2015 issue of Essence Magazine has not one, not two but 6 different covers this month in celebration of the Black excellence in prime time television that is the Shondaland family of TV shows: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder. WATCH: Previews and recaps of these shows and more in my Fall TV Lineup list. This latest issue of the magazine promises an in-depth profile of the Shondaland matriarch as well as interviews with Kerry Washington and Chandra Wilson. Washington says, “to have Shonda as an example

I think we’re all excited for the return of some of our favourite tv shows this Fall. TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) just isn’t the same without our Shondaland lineup, but thankfully the time is drawing near when we can lock away the world and get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Here are some of the top shows I’ll be tuning into this Fall. Already Watching Empire What can we say about this hit, break-out TV series, except to ask the question, who will run the Empire? The ending

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