| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Wasting no time to return to the public eye, controversial R&B singer Chris Brown has confirmed a date at the Avalon in Hollywood, promising an "intimate performance" on Nov. 18. The official announcement, oddly enough, comes on the same day......
| Oct 26, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Why did Chris Brown post the link to this syrupy fan-made video (music is R. Kelly's "The Way We Used to Be") about the good times with Rihanna on his Twitter account? He wrote: SORRY YALL. JUST HAD TO POST......
| Jun 12, 2008
| 4:13 PM
The jury deciding the fate of R. Kelly has recessed for the night after deliberating for about 3½ hours Thursday. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan, who is presiding over the trial, said jurors would be sequestered at a motel. Deliberations are...
| Jun 13, 2008
| 9:29 AM
An R. Kelly juror was nearly dismissed this morning after throwing a temper tantrum at the sequestration hotel Thursday evening.
The man, a white male in his 40s, apparently became agitated when his food and drink failed to arrive promptly during dinner....
| Nov 14, 2008
Today's question: Are the public's expectations about Barack Obama and the economy setting him up for failure? Given the latest numbers, could any president come out unscathed? Previously, Lilly and Weigel discussed Obama's relationship with labor unions,...
| Oct 19, 2008
GLIDING across the stage, crooning "come closer" over a driving beat, he manhandles the microphone stand like a modern-day James Brown. Only without the polyester jumpsuit.
Ne-Yo, the R&B triple-threat singer, performer and songwriter, is rocking a steel...
| Apr 25, 2008
One week after taking over as chairman and chief executive of BMG Label Group, Barry Weiss appears to be toiling away behind the scenes, unconcerned about the long shadow cast by his predecessor, Clive Davis.
Living with Davis' outsize legacy is...
| May 10, 2008
CHICAGO -- Sex scandals have derailed countless pop-star careers, but R. Kelly's has remained robust, even with his long-delayed trial on 14 counts of child pornography looming.
Jury selection began Friday.
The singer, 41, has sold more than 12...
| May 12, 2008
| 5:58 PM
The wife of a Baptist preacher from R. Kelly's hometown, a business executive and a telecommunications company employee were the first three jurors chosen Monday for the R&B superstar's child pornography trial.
The executive, a middle-aged man, called...
| May 13, 2008
| 6:15 PM
Jury selection in the R. Kelly trial reached the halfway point Tuesday as attorneys from both sides agreed on five more jurors.
The child pornography case now has eight jurors—five men and three women—who will decide the R&B superstar's fate....
| May 15, 2008
No new jurors were selected in the R. Kelly case Wednesday, leaving the count at eight—four white and four black.
Candidate after candidate came in with reasons why they could not serve on the high-profile trial. Explanations included saying they...