04-21-2018  8:41 am      •     
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'We're not going to have any buffoonery. You've got the wrong family, if that's what you're looking for'

Beverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel, as well as an actress, author, activist, businesswoman and TV personality. She was the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, and her beautiful face has graced over 500 magazine covers.


A Chicago man is accused of killing singer's mother, brother and nephew

CHICAGO (AP) -- A potential juror in Chicago who works as a physical therapist says she watched "American Idol" during the year actress Jennifer Hudson appeared on the show. But she says that wouldn't affect her ability to be fair to a defendant who's accused of murdering the Oscar winner's mother, brother and nephew.


Montana's "Creeky" Creekmore was recently honored by Guinness World Records

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore is one of the quieter acts in the circus, his larger-than-life clown shoes shuffling methodically as he works the crowd, igniting surprised giggles and slack-jawed wonder from children that look up to encounter Creekmore's wrinkled eyes smiling through thick makeup.


She is currently producing director of Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, where she resides with her daughter

Here, she talks about her new movie, "October Baby," a faith-based morality play inspired by the true story of a troubled teenager who discovered she survived an attempted abortion as a 24 week-old fetus. 


Most people know Mooney from his appearances on the 'Chappelle's Show' segment 'Ask a Black Dude' as well as the character 'Negrodamus'

Comedian Paul Mooney returns to Portland's Helium Comedy Club this weekend, March 22-24, at 1510 SE 9th Ave.


'I had to tone down the "funny" in order to play this bad guy. I started thinking about all my bills to get in touch with my angry side'

Here, he talks about his latest screen role in "21 Jump Street," where he plays a Dominican drug dealer named Domingo, opposite Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.


She had taken care of everything she was born to do

She was always interesting and inspirational, ready to see the bright side of life. Into other's lives she brought generosity and thoughtfulness, cheerfulness and fun, and thought and care about all they did.


$2.5 million judgment goes against jet company owner who attempted to sell footage of singer and lawyer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos and his partner have settled a lawsuit against the owner of a charter jet company that secretly recorded the men and Michael Jackson as they flew from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara for the pop star to turn himself in on child molestation charges.


From hoops star to lawyer to broadcaster

A man long associated with March Madness, Len Elmore is currently appearing on CBS for his 12th season as an analyst during the network's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship coverage. In addition, he has served as a basketball analyst for ESPN for the past 13 consecutive years, calling ACC and Big East games, including the Big East Tournament.


Daily program being billed as economic coup for the city

CHICAGO (AP) -- Steve Harvey is going to star in his own daily television show, and it's going to be taped in Chicago.


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