VIDEO: D’Angelo Gives Touching Tribute to Prince with a Cover of ‘Sometimes it Snows in April’

 

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D’Angelo performed “Sometimes It Snows in April” on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, in which he was joined by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band, Princess.
 
D’Angelo, who has been a Prince fan since he was five years old, became emotional during the performance.
 
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VIDEO: Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne

 
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Matt Damon has returned to the role of Jason Bourne. This time around, Tommy Lee Jones joins the cast.   Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series.
 
The movie, “Jason Bourne,” is set to hit theaters on July 29.
 
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Mo’Nique, Omar Epps, Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover team up for Will Packer’s ‘Almost Christmas’

 

 
Mo’Nique, Omar Epps, Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover are just some of the stars who teamed up for the new movie, “Almost Christmas,” which is produced by Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas) and written and directed by David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim).
 
Glover plays the patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along and spend five days under the same roof during the Christmas holiday.
 
The all-star cast also includes Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, J.B. Smoove, Jessie Usher and DC Young Fly.
 
Almost Christmas is due out in theaters on Nov. 11.

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Tavis Smiley to Appear at South Florida Book Festival

 
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Award-winning journalist and talk show host Tavis Smiley will be discussing and signing his latest book, My Journey with Maya Angelou at this year’s South Florida Book Festival July 17-18 at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC).
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Charlie Wilson shares his life journey in memoir

 
cw_06wihtecouch1__0494_R1crop1As lead singer of the funk group the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson enjoyed a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s before losing his musical momentum to drugs and alcohol. After a stint in rehab, Wilson got his career back on track with six solo albums and nine Grammy nominations.
 
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Jazmine Sullivan dishes on ‘Reality Show’

 
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In 2008, Jazmine Sullivan stepped onto the music scene with her debut single Need U Bad, produced by Missy Elliott, which became No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.  After a three-year hiatus, she is back with her third studio album, Reality Show, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
 
The recipient of Billboard’s Rising Star Award, Sullivan recently discussed her break from the music industry, writing a hit song for singer Monica and meeting Stevie Wonder.
 
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‘Furious 7′ set to hit theaters in April

 
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“Furious 7″ is set to hit movie theaters this spring and this time actors Jason Statham (“Transporter”) and Djimon Hounsou (“Amistad”) are along for the ride.
 
Check the movie trailer here.

 
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D’Angelo performs on ‘Saturday Night Live’

 
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After a 14-year hiatus, D’Angelo recently released his third studio album, “Black Messiah.”  The soulful singer performed two of his newest hits, “Really Love” and “The Charade.”
 
Check out the performances under the cut.
 
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Interview: Writer-Director discusses “Beyond the Lights” movie

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Writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood of “Love & Basketball” brings another love story to the big screen. This time around, she explores the world of a female artist (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) struggling to cope with her hypersexualized image and the cop (played by Nate Parker) who saves her when she dives off a balcony.

 
Prince-Bythewood recently discussed her motivation for the movie and her hopes of seeing the reversal of the hypersexualized image of young female artists and its effects on society.
 
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Robin Thicke vows to “Get Her Back”

 

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Crooner Robin Thicke has dropped his new video,”Get Her Back” a song dedicated to his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton.
 
A bloody Thicke appears in the video that shows text messages seemingly between him and his wife. The couple have been married for eight years and have a have a three-year-old son named Julian Fuego.
 
Thicke’s album, “Paula,” is set to drop July 1.
 
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