Johnny Nunez/WireImageLegendary soul singers Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle came together for one of the most memorable Verzuz battles yet. On Sunday, the R&B icons met at Philadelphia’s Fillmore Theater to celebrate each other and sing their favorite hit songs that stretch back to the 1960s. Gladys and Patti shared stories from theirRead More →

Courtesy, Tia Sinclair BellRonald “Khalis” Bell, co-founder of Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68.  Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands with his wife, Tia Sinclair Bell, by his side early Wednesday morning. The cause of death has not yet been released but a statement fromRead More →

Dennis LeupoldIt’s the last day of August, but Mariah Carey is already in full planning mode for her favorite time of the year. The diva will star in Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special for Apple, which will feature music, dancing, animation and a story about bringing the entire world together. Read More →

Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty ImagesThe biographical movie about the late Whitney Houston won’t sugar-coat anything in her life, says the singer’s mentor, Clive Davis. Speaking to Variety, Davis, who signed Whitney to her record contract, says, “I have a mission here. I have a mission to makeRead More →

Frederic REGLAIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesThe upcoming Whitney Houston biopic has landed a studio, and a tentative release date. According to Deadline, Sony’s TriStar Pictures has won the bidding for I Wanna Dance with Somebody and is laying claim to a Thanksgiving, 2022 release date. Sony reportedly beat out around sixRead More →

Sony Music EntertainmentAs part of her ongoing series of Friday releases commemorating the 30th anniversary of her debut album, Mariah Carey has dropped a bunch of nostalgic content featuring three hits from her second album: “Emotions,” “Make It Happen” and “Can’t Let Go”. First, there are new Emotions and MakeRead More →

Tim Whitby/Getty ImagesIn a wide-ranging, Hollywood Reporter oral history about the making of the groundbreaking 2000 movie X-Men — complete with backstage drama, lawsuits, and sexual abuse allegations against director Bryan Singer — was buried an interesting nugget: Michael Jackson tried to get himself to play Professor Xavier in the film.  The role of the powerful mutant eventually wentRead More →