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dailyphoto090310Fantasia Returns to “Color Purple” in D.C.
It’s official, “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino will return to the role of Celie when the national tour of The Color Purple arrives at the Kennedy Center in June. Barrino, who earned a Theatre World Award for making her critically acclaimed Broadway debut in the musical, will join the road cast for its five-week engagement in Washington, D.C., June 30-Aug. 2. (Continue Reading…)

Kimora Lee Simmons, Djimon Hounsou Had Commitment Ceremony
Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou held a commitment ceremony in his native Benin, Africa over the summer, a source confirms to Usmgazine.com. “The couple is very happy and dedicated to each other one hundred percent,” Simmons’ rep tells Us. The source tells Us the couple — currently expecting their first child together — went to Africa to meet Hounsou’s family and decided to have the traditional ceremony “since they knew it was a special opportunity to all be together.” (Continue Reading…)

Hip-Hop Girlfriends: Overnight Celebrity or Just Arm Candy?
Lately, there seems to be an infatuation with the girlfriends of hip-hop artists. These women have become overnight celebrities in their own right, whether it be through the art of a TMZ video or a Youtube upload that has virally spread around like an internet wildfire. Not that this is a new phenomenon. I remember the doubt that fans had when Ms. Melody, former wife of KRS-One, decided to put out a rap album. Despite any talent that she may have had (arguable or not), no one wanted to ever give Ms. Melody any props for being anything else but KRS’s wife. (Continue Reading…)

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  • ceecee

    I hope NPR gets it right eventually, I was sad to see Bryant Park Project and News & Notes go.