The politically-active lyricist made a lot of questionable statements in his recent NRA co-sign.

Producer J.J. Abrams is teaming with Tavis Smiley and Warner Bros. Television to adapt Smiley's upcoming book, Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days, as a TV event series.


As part of her Reach Higher initiative, FLOTUS is launching a new website that will provide resources for high school students who want to further their education. The site,, will feature information about SAT and ACT tests, financial aid, and assistance with filling out college applications.

It’s not often J. Cole sits down for an in-depth interview, but when he does, the cerebral rapper makes sure to drop plenty of gems. Following a brief media run in December when his album 2014 Forest Hills Drive dropped, the “No Role Modelz” artist stopped by Tavis Smiley yesterday and discussed a slew of important topics. Breaking down the art of […]

English actor and film producer Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for calling black actors “colored” on an American talk show. In an interview with Tavis Smiley of PBS, Cumberbatch was talking about the lack of diversity in British films, when he referred to black actors as “colored actors.” “I think as far as colored actors go, it gets […]

Actress Ashley Judd appeared on “The Tavis Smiley Show” last week and  discussed the fallout over her comments about hip-hop and rape culture in her memoir “All That Is Bitter And Sweet.” PHOTOS: Ashley Judd Doesn’t Want Hip-Hop Beef! Judd sat with Smiley with her shoes off and explained her comments which read in part […]


This past weekend’s All-Star festivities showed off a lot of great basketball playing, but it boasted some pretty awesome performances as well. Rihanna looked beautiful with her long red hair and sparkling ensemble as she smoldered through ‘What’s My Name?’ with Drake. Afterward, Kanye West appeared, decked out all in red, to join Rihanna for […]

February is exciting. You have Black History Month, the Grammys, All Star Weekend. If you know a rapper who plays ball, you can celebrate all three. Today we take a look at a really cool bike helmet, runnning shoes, military inspired bags, t-shirts that hype this weekend’s All Star Game, a bunch of wrinkled luggage […]

Kobe Bryant is the front-runner when it comes to All-Star votes; however, the East Coast is looking like they’ll have the better squad.  With dudes like Kevin Garnet, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo and D-Wade holding it down for the East its going to be tough for the West. Either way you call it, this year’s All-Star […]

  Dr. Dre has kept us waiting for Detox to drop for nearly ten years and he has finally started leaking singles.  A few weeks ago he dropped the first official single off of the LP, ‘Kush’, which featured his protege Snoop Dogg. However, he recently dropped a remix, which features The Game and Akon […]

Justin Bieber photographed at a high school football game? Big. Bieber at a high school game withJaden Smith? Really big. Bieber, Jaden and his dad, Will Smith? Huge. Bieber, Jaden, Will … andSelena Gomez? Super duper OMG huge!


Common, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and Grammy Award winning producer No I.D. have gotten together to share one mic on a collborative effort inspired by Season 3 of Gatorade’s REPLAY that takes place in their hometown: Chicago. The award-winning, original program, REPLAY, created by Gatorade. REPLAY stages re-matches of classic games between some of the […]