Diddy Tearfully Opens Up About Losing Kim Porter: ‘God Sent Her to Me to Teach Me Something’

Billboard News Today For the first time since Kim Porter’s tragic death  from pneumonia complications in November, Sean “Diddy” Combs opened up about the repercussions and changes he’s made in life following the loss of the mother to three of his children in a heartfelt May cover story for Essence. With Diddy’s approval, the magazine decided […]

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R. Kelly Due Back In Court for Hearing on Sex-Abuse Case

Billboard News 5/7/19 R. Kelly is due back in court for a hearing on his sex-abuse case. The R&B singer is required to attend Tuesday morning’s status hearing. It is unclear what issues will be discussed, but one matter before the judge involves attorney Michael Avenatti. Avenatti, who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal […]

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Marie Osmond Replacing Sara Gilbert on ‘The Talk’

Billboard News Today Marie Osmond is headed back to TV. The singer announced on Tuesday (May 7) that she will join the panel of CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk, one month after actress Sara Gilbert announced her departure. Osmond — who last appeared on the small screen in her short-lived Marie daytime talk show on the Hallmark Channel in […]

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Google Promises Better Privacy Tools, Smarter AI Assistant

Billboard News Today Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they’re being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices. The company also announced updates for its artificially intelligent […]

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Snapchat Slump Ends as App Jumps to 190 Million Users

Billboard News Today Snapchat has put an end to its user growth slump. The messaging app’s parent company, Snap, on Tuesday said it had 190 million daily active users during the first quarter of the year, up from 186 million DAUs during at the end of 2018. That was 3 million more users than analysts […]

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Prosecutor gets death threats after dropping Jussie Smollett charges

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has received death threats since her office’s decision to drop charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Her office did not offer specific details about the threats, but it said they included “racially charged language,” according to a statement Monday. “We can confirm that the State’s Attorney has received threats […]

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JOHN SINGLETON HOSPITALIZED AFTER SUFFERING STROKE

Tmz.com 12:37 PM — John’s family tells TMZ the famed director suffered a stroke Wednesday while at the hospital. He’s currently in the ICU and under great medical care. The family adds, “We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring […]

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