Gucci, Prada, and Katy Perry have all come under fire in recent weeks for racist products. The companies have issued apologies, but are they doing enough to prevent these issues in the future? Jennifer Cunningham, Senior Editor at Bossip, discusses the steps fashion's biggest companies need to take to address race issues in the industry.
Actor Sterling K. Brown spoke about what it took to play a flawed man accused of raping his white female employer in the 1940s South in his new film, "Marshall." In it, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Bozeman) defends Brown's character, and Brown said many of the themes that "Marshall" tackles still resonate in today's society.
How do you top the concert that some are hailing as the greatest live performance ever? Bossip's Jennifer Cunningham tells Cheddar what to expect as Beyonce takes the stage to headline the second weekend of Coachella.
Spike Lee is letting his true feelings about President Trump out at the Cannes Film Festival. Bossip's Jennifer Cunningham joins Cheddar to break down the filmmaker's fiery comments.
Two of the pastors at Aretha Franklin's funeral are apologizing for controversial moments at the late singer's memorial. Bossip's Jennifer Cunningham joins Cheddar to discuss the scandals, and why they continue to generate buzz.
Actors Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson break down how their new movie "Sorry To Bother You," uses dark comedy to tackle serious societal issues. Stanfield stars as "Cassius," a down on his luck Oakland, CA man who finds a secret to success that turns him from a slacker with a dead end job to a high earner - but he learns his success comes at a price.
Terry Crews revealed the dead-end job that he had to take while he worked to establish himself as an actor in Hollywood - and it's not what you think. Crews and Steven Yeun, the co-stars of the new movie "Sorry To Bother You," revealed the jobs they toiled in to make ends meet before they made it big in entertainment.
The Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski threatened to sue the Academy after it voted to expel him from its ranks, calling the #MeToo movement "total hypocrisy." Jennifer Cunningham, a senior editor at the entertainment news site Bossip, said changes to the Academy membership rules don't help Polanski.
Hollywood's love affair with nostalgia will continue with the "threequel" to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." Bossip's Jennifer Cunningham joins Cheddar to discuss the movie's box-office potential.
"Black Panther" is officially a member of the billion dollar club. The hit action movie is now one of 33 movies in history to reach this level of success at the box office. Bossip Senior Editor Jennifer H. Cunningham explains why this film is resonating so much with audiences.
Five women have come forward with accusations of inappropriate and sexually exploitative behavior against actor James Franco.
E! News anchor Catt Sadler quit after finding out her male co-host made almost twice her salary for doing the same job. After trying to negotiate with NBC, she claims she was denied equal pay. Jennifer Cunningham, Senior Editor at Bossip, joins Cheddar to discuss the growing problem of the gender pay gap.
Jennifer Cunningham, senior editor at Bossip, shares her picks for the 90th annual Academy Awards. The Oscars air this Sunday, March 4 at 8 pm ET.
Should Lionel Richie be scared that his daughter Sofia Richie is dating Scott Disick? Is Jimmy Kimmel planning to run for office? Should the Sex and the City franchise just die already? Jennifer Cunningham, Senior Editor at Bossip, joins to break down the hottest stories in pop culture.
The late night host has been stirring the pot over healthcare policy, but Bossip Senior Editor Jennifer Cunningham and Cheddar's Baker Machado don't think he's planning a run for office.
"House of Cards" is shaking up its cast as production resumes heading into the final season. Bossip's Jennifer Cunningham joins Cheddar to discuss whether the changes are enough to distract from the Kevin Spacey scandal.
LaKeith Stanfield is on fire. Fresh off of his work in the critically acclaimed flick "Get Out" and FX's hit series "Atlanta," the 26-year-old is taking on his first major starring role in "Crown Heights."
Netflix is encouraging people to talk more about diversity on TV with its new initiative, #FirstTimeISawMe. The digital platform has created several shows that are more reflective of our multi-ethnic society, like Dear White People, Orange is the New Black, Chewing Gum, Master of None and One Day at a Time, and to that end, Bossip senior editor Jennifer Cunningham sat down with Netflix to discuss the first time that she saw what she felt like was her own self on television.
Chadwick Bozeman said he didn't have to go very far when it came to embodying the larger than life swag of Thurgood Marshall. "That was him," Bozeman told us. In our exclusive sit down with the "Marshall" actor, Bozeman breaks down why the civil rights icon was a "real-life superhero," and what he hopes viewers will take away from the film.
Vivica A. Fox is back on primetime with a team of male strippers for her new show, "Vivica's Black Magic," on Lifetime. In her exclusive chat with BOSSIP, the "Set it Off" star talks about her search for her team of dancers, her current dating life, and burying the hatchet with lover turned nemesis 50 Cent.
Jennifer Cunningham, senior editor at Bossip.com, and Gary Lipovetsky, CEO and Editor-in-chief of Providr, weigh in on the recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault coming out against some of Hollywood's biggest players. We talk about Harvey Weinstein and how the women who spoke out against him seemed to have opened up a door for other women...and men...to tell their stories.
Blake Lively spoke to BOSSIP about her first suspense flick, "The Shallows." In it, Lively plays Nancy Adams, a young surfer with a lust for travel who finds more than just great waves at a secret beach in Mexico.
It's a new year, and "Love & Hip Hop's" Stevie J has a new show, a new baby and is trying to make things work with his baby mama, Joseline. The producer and reality star talked about his new show "Leave It To Stevie," his new baby daughter, and the status of his on/off relationship with his daughter's mother and co-star.
Starz! Hit Show Set Premiere Record Of More Than Two Million Viewers"Power" star and executive producer 50 Cent and show creator Courtney Kemp talk to BOSSIP about the motivations behind 50's character, Kanan. The pair also discuss Kanan's upcoming
Beenie Man has spoken out on his opinions of rappers featuring dancehall artists and music in their songs. BOSSIP caught up with the "King of Dancehall" for his thoughts at Reggae SumFest 2016, where he joined the likes of Tarrus Riley, Popcaan, Barrington Levy with special guest Shyne and Sanchez for a five-day celebration of dancehall and reggae.
Power is back - and its more explosive than ever. Season three sees Ghost back at the helm of his club, "Truth," and finally living openly with his one time mistress, Angela, after leaving Tasha, his estranged wife. But trouble is never far away, and Ghost's misdeeds are coming back to haunt him.
Tichina Arnold of Survivors Remorse talks to Bossip about season 3 of the popular show. Video Link & Embed CodeLink: http://bossip.com/1336239/survivors-remorse-exclusive-with-tichina-arnold-video/
Tiny stopped by Bossip to talk new season of Family Hustle, managing daughter Zonnique and dealing with haters on social media.
It was a morning just like any other in the Melendez-Lapuma home in East Harlem one year ago today. Mom Eileen Lapuma was up, cleaning the apartment and making breakfast for her seven-year-old son, Alex. Alex's grandma, Maria Melendez, was still asleep in her bedroom.
California's East Bay, which encompasses the cities of Oakland and Berkeley, is a bustling region just across the harbor from San Fransisco and an hour's drive from the Napa and Sonoma valleys. It's a destination chock full of art and culture, escapes into nature, culinary delights and off-the-beaten-path family experiences.
With mountains, valleys and ski slopes galore, Southern Vermont has been a winter getaway for New Yorkers for generations. But the highland region, known as The Shires and located about three-and-a-half hours from Manhattan, is also a great place for visitors searching for family fun in the summer months.
Charlotte's food scene is heating up. The North Carolina city has seen a slew of openings in recent months, with more on the way - including the massive Optimist Food Hall. And the city's food story is no longer just about the staples of down-home comfort food; chefs are putting a new spin on Southern cuisine, taking local ingredients and using global, modern techniques to make them shine.
Aventura has been a mainstay for the snowbird set to escape the cold weather. The Florida city - developed out of swampland in the 1970s and incorporated nearly 25 years ago - is also building its reputation as a relaxing, family-friendly destination.
The Outer Banks region of North Carolina is a can't-miss destination in the summertime. But the coastal area still packs in the charm in the fall and early winter months. Skip the crowds and visit the Outer Banks, which largely escaped Hurricane Florence, in the offseason.
Chattanooga, a historic railway town on the banks of the Tennessee River, is a destination chock-full of local history, food and family friendly activities - all with easy access to nature in the surrounding mountains.
With more than 100 wineries, beautiful lake views and a vibrant arts and culture scene, the Finger Lakes region is a much-visited destination during its high season of summer and fall. But the area in upstate New York has plenty to do in the wintertime as well, and the lull in visitors can make for a calmer, unhurried and less crowded experience.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten has a thing for Barbados. The restaurateur fell in love with the Caribbean island 30 years ago and has been visiting ever since. "A friend of mine has a house there, so I've been there many times," Vongerichten said. "I love the beach.
For your next weekend getaway, Cincinnati's nod to its local history, craft beer tradition and walkable downtown make it a perfect escape. The Ohio city, on the banks of the Ohio River, has also found new use for the historic buildings that dot its downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, rehabbing them into trendy restaurants and boutiques.
Although Vail may be synonymous with hitting the slopes, the ski town nestled in the Rocky Mountains just two hours from Denver has plenty to do in the warmer months as well. Mountain hiking and biking and quirky activities like goat yoga are just some of the outdoorsy fun.
Huntington Beach made its name as the epicenter of Southern California surfing culture. But the classic beach town, known as Surf City USA, has more than just big waves. Its small-town feel is a welcome alternative to the hustle and bustle of nearby LA and the overly posh vibe of the rest of Orange County.
With its miles of white sand, clear water and proximity to New York City by air, it's no wonder that Florida's Palm Beach has long been a warm weather haven. The area brims with natural beauty, delicious dining options and local history. Where to go: Be sure to visit Palm Beach's signature symbol - the beach!
Martinique, an island in the Lesser Antilles studded with green mountains, lush rainforest and clear sea, is ideal for divers, hikers, beach bums and foodies. Despite all it has to offer, the "Isle of Flowers" is remarkably still under the radar of U.S. tourists.
France's sun-drenched south coast is well known as a haven for the world's jet set. But the French Riviera is more than just a playground for the rich and famous. The region is a foodie, shopper's and nature lover's wonderland, with trips for every budget. My journey began in Cannes, where it's true, luxury abounds.
Guadeloupe is a great destination for those looking for adventure while surrounded by scenic backdrops. The chain of Caribbean islands in the Lesser Antilles is a paradise well-suited to hikers, surfers, locavores and bikers. It's also technically part of France. The archipelago is to la Métropole - mainland France - what Hawaii is to the U.S.
Durham - a city built on the tobacco trade and home to Duke University - is in the midst of a renaissance. In just a few years, the Bull City has morphed from a college town into a full-fledged destination in its own right.
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They are the breakout stars of "Seeking Sister Wife," TLC's reality show about families involved in a polygamous lifestyle. And Dimitri Snowden, his wife, Ashley, and his girlfriend Vanessa understand that their situation may be the first time many viewers have gotten up close and personal with a plural marriage involving people of color.
Terrence Howard Accused Of Avoiding Taxes By Funneling "Empire" Earnings To Ex-Wife's Company The IRS is investigating actor Terrence Howard and ex-wife/new fiance Mira Pak as part of a federal tax evasion probe, new court docs in his ongoing divorce allege.
The founder and CEO of CannaHealth spends three days a week at her clinic in New Haven, Connecticut, where she and her staff of nurses help her clients navigate state law in order to become certified medical marijuana patients.
Kandace Springs is helping millennials rediscover jazz music, and her late mentor Prince, wouldn't have wanted it any other way. "There was one point in my life where I was with another label, and they were trying to turn me into a hip hop artist, and throw out my piano and all all of that," Springs told BOSSIP.
From a three-time Grammy award winner to a Jets offensive guard, five newly unveiled Bronx Walk of Fame inductees drew anything but the borough's signature cheer on Monday. A who's who of civic leaders and politicians applauded as Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
The women of the sorority aim to inspire their membership of more than 120,000 to speak out, serve and engage the community on issues like criminal justice, elder support and infant mortality When it comes to advocating for the black community, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta prefer to lead by example.
A Manhattan Federal Court judge blasted "Bad Girl's Club" starlet Shannade Clermont for her "lack of character" as she sentenced her to a year in prison. Judge Naomi Buchwald said the social media star had a chance to show her integrity when her alleged victim passed out during what the feds called a "prostitution date" with her.
NEW YORK CITY - With Oktoberfest, the New York City Wine and Food Festival, the CMJ Music Marathon and the Village Halloween Parade all coming up, it's easy to see why October is one of the best months to staycation in the city.
Ruth Negga has a lot to be excited about. Critics are predicting an Oscar in her future for her new movie "Loving," which tells the little-known story of Mildred and Richard Loving, whose battle to have their interracial marriage recognized in Jim Crow-era Virginia made it all the way to the halls of the U.S.
MONTEGO BAY - He made his name as P. Diddy's protege, with a sound that reminded fans of slain rapper Notorious BIG. But Shyne's life went south at the height of his career, when prosecutors accused him of shooting up a club while Diddy and then gal pal J.Lo were in tow.
J. Cole may have a hit album, a Grammy nomination and a spot on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list, but this Queens guy says the way he feels on stage is the same way he feels rolling through old Jamaica nabe: at home.
Phylicia Rashad was mum regarding the allegations about her former co-star at a Manhattan event last Thursday. The veteran actress, who played Claire Huxtable alongside Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show," from 1984 to 1991 was honored last week at a performance for the 20th anniversary of the Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater.
A grand jury has indicted Nicki Minaj's brother on charges that he repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl. The grand jury decided that there was enough evidence to charge newlywed Maraj - Nicki Minaj's oldest brother and her employee - with sexually abusing the tween girl.
Mr. Vegas has chosen his deity over the dancehall. The 48-year-old reggae staple, known for songs like "Bruck It Down" and "Sucky Ducky," announced that he's leaving that colorful life behind and is devoting himself to Christianity.
As Cissy Houston continues to keep a bedside vigil for her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, her church members told Bossip that she's sought solace in the Lord's house. Cissy Houston, 81, is a longtime, faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was involved in a car crash just three days before she was found face down in a bathtub, Bossip has learned. The 21-year-old, who is now fighting for her life after a friend found her unconscious in her tub, hit another car Jan.
They plan to auction just one copy of their new, and allegedly final record together next year, but Bone Thugs-N-Harmony insisted that the public will get their hands on it, too. "One person is not going to control it," Krayzie Bone exclusively told HipHopWired.com after the group's intimate, energetic performance night (Aug.
Dionne Warwick may have been the guest of honor at her surprise birthday dinner over the weekend, but it was Freddie Jackson who almost stole the show. Despite declaring that he'd had three cosmopolitans, Jackson put on an impromptu serenade for the birthday girl, belting out his hit "You Are My Lady" during the private meal at Mr. Chow in Manhattan.
Plaxico Burress hopes he's as big a hit off the field as he was in Sunday's game when he speaks out tonight against guns. The Jets wide receiver, who caught three touchdown passes in the 27-21 victory over the Chargers, will make his speaking debut as an ambassador for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Kevin Costner said he's not trying to make movies that tackle race in America - he said he purposely left out the issue in The Bodyguard. "I'm not smart enough, about all that stuff," Costner said. "I just know, if I wanna kiss a girl, and she's beautiful, she's in my movie.
B ronx boy-turned-Hollywood star Chazz Palminteri is back on the block. The Belmont product has returned to the borough to perform his autobiographical one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," on Oct. 17 at Lehman College. Proceeds from the one-night-only performance - Palminteri's first ever in his home borough - will benefit his charity, the Child Reach Foundation.
80s singer turned evangelist Vanity's dying wish was to have her ashes scattered over the water off the Hawaiian coast followed by a big party - and left much of her estate to her church. "Take my ashes and spread me out on the water," wrote Vanity - who went by her given name Denise Matthews after becoming an evangelist more than 20 years ago.
JOEY Crack is back. Three months after his release from federal lockup for tax evasion, defiant Bronx rapper Fat Joe has a new TV gig and a job with a direct marketing company. The 43-year-old, whose given name is Joseph Cartagena, told the Daily News that his time in a Miami federal prison only strengthened his resolve to succeed.
Nicki Minaj's older brother last raped his 12-year-old victim the day before he was arrested, according to his felony complaint. Jelani Maraj had been abusing the girl for several months, and last violated her on the evening of Nov. 30. Cops arrested him the following day, court papers said.
The great and the good of New York City and beyond turned out en masse at the Apollo Theater Monday night for the premiere of the James Brown biopic, Get on Up. Domestic doyenne Martha Stewart, Who's the Boss star Tony Danza and actress Tika Sumpter joined cast members Chadwick Bozeman, Dan Ackroyd, Craig Robinson and director Tate Taylor for the star-studded debut and after party.
"If I Ruled the World" rapper Nas entered his 40s with a lavish Hennessy-hosted bash at Chelsea's Avenue lounge. The Queens-bred music man was feted by family and celeb friends including his jazzman dad Olu Dara, Jermaine Dupri, U.K. singer Estelle, Olivia Munn, Anthony Mackie, Tyson Beckford and Melanie Fiona.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Serves the Community on the Front Lines When parts of Baltimore burned after Freddie Gray died in police custody, Alpha Kappa Alpha nurses were on the scene to make sure the displaced elderly had their medications.
Three years in stir for illegal weapons is not about to keep Prodigy down. The 38-year-old Queens hip hopper, born Albert Johnson, remains one half of rap group Mobb Deep, though he performed solo last week at SOB's in Manhattan. Before the show, the "Infamous" rapper spoke to the Daily News' Jennifer H.
Empress of Soul Gladys Knight credits her mentor Sammy Davis Jr. with turning her from a small-time singer into the kind of powerhouse entertainer who can silence Madison Square Garden with her voice. "Sammy actually taught me how to do a ballad," Knight told the Daily News' Jennifer H.
Four fathers of hip-hop have teamed up to build a shrine to the art in the borough where it was created. Hip-hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz Brown are spearheading the effort to bring a "hip hop campus" to the Bronx.
Common says there's nothing ordinary about attending the second inauguration of his fellow Chicagoan - President Obama. "I'm very excited. It's a moment in history. I was telling my friends in the car tonight - it's not always that you are at a moment in history," the rapper tells The News' Jennifer H.
A relic of New York City's anti-slavery past has been saved. A panel of appellate judges unanimously ruled Nick Mamounas, the owner of Manhattan's only documented stop on the Underground Railroad, used an invalid permit to illegally build a fifth floor addition on top of the building.
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NEW YORK CITY - The cost of a monthly MetroCard could rise to $116.50. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to raise fares and tolls by 4 percent over the next two years, according to two proposals released by the agency Monday.
CENTRAL PARK - U2 front man Bono injured his arm while cycling in Central Park on Sunday and will undergo surgery. The Irish super group had to cancel a weeklong residency as the band for " The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," beginning Monday evening, due to the accident.
MANHATTAN - New York is set to host what's being billed as the largest-ever march against climate change this weekend. Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the five boroughs, more than 100,000 people are expected to participate in the People's Climate March on Sunday, where they'll demand action to stem global warming.
City Health Dept. reports that HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and tuberculosis are all epidemic in Tremont and portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont
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