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The Root is reporting an online Change.org petition to Sony Pictures Entertainment to offer up PBS “The Reading Rainbow” host, actor LeVar Burton to be the next host of “Jeopardy.” The show’s beloved and longtime host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8 at age 80. As for Burton, …

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TMZ reports that R&B singer Jeremih is seriously ill and hospitalized,  fighting for his life after contracting COVID-19. It says rappers Chance the Rapper, 50 Cent and producer Hitmaka went online to solicit prayers on his behalf. 50’s post said he is in the ICU in Chicago. On Nov. 14, …

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Ain’t nothing like a little DNA to bring folks together in a good way, especially among stars that shine bright in their own respective vocations. Such is the case with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and actor RuPaul Andre Charles. On the PBS series “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates,” it was…

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“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman did not leave a will before he died in August from colon cancer. In Los Angeles County Probate Court, his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, asked to be named administrator with limited authority over the actor’s estate, valued at $938,500, according to docum…

TMZ reports that after three years, Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams’ divorce settlement from Aryn Drake-Lee was finalized as of August 7. They share joint legal and physical custody of their children, son Maceo and daughter Sadie. He will pay child support. TMZ says accounts and royalties…

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St. Louis’ own Nelly is appearing on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” as well as on limited edition tall boy Budweiser beer cans during this 20th anniversary year of his iconic rap song “Country Grammar.” The red and white Bud cans will be distributed in the St. Louis area. They have N…

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The “I Can See Clearly Now” 1972 Billboard Hot 100 chart topper, singer-songwriter Johnny Nash died at age 80 at his home in his native city of Houston. He had been in declining health recently. As Fox26 reported, Nash was also known for reggae music and was one the first non-Jamaican singer…

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Tony nominated actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd was gunned down in Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 3. He was 70 years old. Homicide police are investigating. Byrd appeared in several Spike Lee films. including “Clockers,” “Get on the Bus,” “Bamboozled,” “He Got Game,” “Red Hook Summer,” “Chi-Raq” and o…

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One win for Dr. Dre in his pending divorce case filed by wife Nicole Young. AsTMZ reported, the judge rejected her request for $1.5 million for various expenses, including security, because she claims to be getting death threats. The judge also gave an ixnay on her request to accelerate her …

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2 Live Crew rapper Uncle Luke has parted ways with wife Kristin Thompson. As Page Six reported, she filed for divorce in July after 12 years of marriage, and Uncle Luke was blindsided. “It’s mind-boggling, hurtful, and a total surprise. I never intended to get married to get divorced,” he sa…