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I’ve really tried to stay loyal to my Monday night maker, VH1, but its latest round of TV foolishness – Basketball… Read More

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Brooklyn has long since been known as a cultural Mecca, breeding artists, writers, musicians and other notables. Though many athletes… Read More

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Grammy season is upon us, and like clockwork, suddenly everyone – including that friend of yours who thinks Pandora is code… Read More

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A seven-car pileup worthy of the most irksome rubbernecking has nothing on Catfish: The TV Show, MTV’s latest reality… Read More

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Dance is more than an artistic display of the physical prowess that lies within the human form. For many of those who attended the… Read More

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Legions of 1980s babies relieved their childhoods in recent days with reports that Boy Meets World will receive… Read More

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Remembered by many as the 15-year-old alto singer from next door, Brandy Norwood is doing much more than sitting up in her room these… Read More

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It would be during one of his regular standup comedy shows that Christian comedian, Akintunde felt his spirit being depleted… Read More

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