After a historic run, the famed Harlem jazz club shuts its doors
In her new book, I Got This, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson talks about her closeness with Oprah Winfrey, whom she lovingly calls Mama O. "I always tease her and say that she is the queen and I am a princess," writes Hudson.
The title role! In her new book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, Hudson reveals that she was offered the plum part of the troubled yet developing schoolgirl (which ultimately went to Gabourey Sidibe, who got an Oscar nomination for it and lots of other acclai ... More >>
The wonderful thing about showbiz is that it allows for extra chapters upon chapters for those who've got what it takes, the public always managing to rally around a tarnished celeb bravely trying to rise from the ashes one more time. Whitney Houston is aiming for just that kind of re-ascen ... More >>
This is a classic. A young boy who's obviously watched Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" video more than he's done his homework stretches and preens and vogues and romps through the number with the aplomb of a true diva.
David Shankbone/WikipediaI'm not thrilled about Eddie Murphy being chosen to host the next Oscars. First the good news: After the last telecast with poor, defeated Anne Hathaway and James Franco totally at sea, they're smart to go back to a comedian, someone with a standup background and so ... More >>
Myrna Suarez Beyoncé Roseland Ballroom Sunday, August 14 Better than: Feeling lousy about yourself. While waiting for Beyoncé to take the stage at Roseland on Sunday night, the audience at Roseland was treated to a video on loop; among its tableaus was a video of Beyoncé, in a convertib ... More >>
Girls rock through the ages
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Tim Burton makes Sweeney Todd his gory, grisly, bloodstained own
And trying to be famous? Let me tell you about it.
A Korean pop mogul with a thing for Berry Gordy has invaded New York, and he's brought a stable of potential stars with him
Plus: Getting a message or two from Rufus and a ride-along with Andrew
New York nightlife titans salute James Brown, the most titanic of them all
But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it, as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model