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“Work” music videos bring back Rihanna and Drake’s steamy vibe

Michael Jn-Marie, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2016

2016 has been an amazing year thus far for music legends Rihanna and Drake. With RiRi releasing her much anticipated album, and arguably her best to date, "ANTI" this past month and Drake being given the key to the city of To...

Rihanna’s “ANTI” is finally here

Michael Jn-Marie, Contributing Writing

February 4, 2016

Rihanna certainly knows how to freshen things up. It’s been three painfully long years since the world was last blessed with a Rihanna album; but, on Tuesday night, the wait was finally over. In what has been one of the lengthiest and s...

The million-dollar secret is out: Charlie Sheen reveals that he’s HIV positive

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2015

“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.” Early Tuesday morning, Actor Charlie Irwin Estévez, best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, appeared on “The Today Show” and reveal...

Angels spread wings once more

Precious Watts, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2015

The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is causing a flurry of excitement and it hasn’t even aired to the public yet. Every year, this extravaganza somehow manages to go above and beyond. So, if you aren’t hip, I’m he...

Keke Palmer declares adulthood: “I Don’t Belong To You” shows Palmer’s erotic side

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015

Akeelah who? Lauren “KeKe” Palmer has grown up with no apologies in her new music video. On Monday, Oct. 26, Palmer, 22, released the music video for her new single, on iTunes on Tuesday, Oct. 27, “I Don’t Belong To You...

Adele just came back to say “Hello”

Melanie Sheehan, Contributing Editor

November 4, 2015

British superstar, Adele, has burst back onto the music scene this week with the unveiling of the music video for her new song, “Hello.” With 27.7 million views on Vevo in the first 24 hours, this new hit has just surpassed...

“808s & Heartbreak” Part II: Kanye West brings back album’s vibes with two new songs

Chyna Davis, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2015

Have you heard Kanye West’s two new songs this past week? This ‘lyrical genius’ released a remix to The Weeknd’s song, “Tell Your Friends,” from his new album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” according to the RTT ne...

Lamar Odom is back on the radar

Melanie Sheehan, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2015

Overshadowing most stories this week has been the shocking news of Lamar Odom. If you have been living under a rock, or just try to ignore anything involving the Kardashians, Khloé’s estranged husband, Lamar Odom, was found unc...

Nicki Minaj is taking over ABC Family

Anthony Savino, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2015

You read that right. Nicki Minaj can now add “Executive Producer” to her already compelling résumé. On Tuesday night, ABC Family announced that a scripted comedy about her life is in the works. “The sitcom will be ba...

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