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Empire Ratings Continue To Soar And Break More Records….

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 Empire dose it again… According to billboard.com, The series has,”…hit a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49 during its ninth episode on Wednesday night. And that’s just the preliminary score…Empire rose another three-tenths of a point in the key demo to hit its latest series high. And American Idol (2.1 adults) bleeding into the 9 p.m. hour means it’s all but guaranteed to grow again in the final score. Empire also hit a new viewership high of 14.2 million viewers….” Congrats again.

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Paula Patton Talks Split with Robin Thicke on ‘GMA’

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

Up until now Paula Patton hasn’t said much if anything about her split from Robin Thicke.

But earlier today the actress appeared on “Good Morning America” with Robin Roberts to talk about new life as a single woman.

“I’m doing really well,” Patton said. “I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it’s been a year of growth, learning about all new things. My son’s happy and I’m very — you know, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And then you have to move on and grow from there.”

“The thing is you can’t wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child. And they’re so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy,” she added, referring to the couple’s four-year-old son Julian.

Read more of this story at http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/03/06/paula-patton-talks-split-with-robin-thicke-on-gma-watch/

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Dame Dash Addresses NY Daily News Linking Jay Z To A DEA Informant

Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:

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In May of 2014, the New York Daily News ran a story about New York Yankees’ third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his relationship to an alleged DEA informant named Desiree Perez. The report claimed Perez was advising Rodriguez in the Biogenesis case that ultimately resulted in Rodriguez being suspended for 162 games. The report also claimed Perez was “a Manhattan nightclub manager with a lengthy criminal record and close links to hip-hop mogul Jay Z,” and described her as having “a long and wild history as a DEA cooperating witness and then a fugitive.”

When Sway Calloway brought up the subject of his relationship with Jay Z, fellow Roc-A-Fella co-founder, Damon Dash, referenced the allegations of a relationship between Perez and Jay Z.

“This is the one time that the paper did scared me, and I was like…

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Scandal” Went There: Did Shonda Rhimes Get Ferguson Right?

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

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On this week’s episode of Scandal, art imitated life as Olivia Pope and her team found themselves in the middle of Rosemead—just blocks away from the White House, where an African-American teenager named Brandon Parker was gunned down by a police officer. The storyline closely mirrored the real life murder of Ferguson, Mo. teen Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.

Here are five striking similarities between last night’s Scandal episode and the events in Ferguson.

1. Brandon was left lying face down in the street.

Scandal included the teen’s father, Clarence – played by Courtney B. Vance – toting a shot-gun at the site where his son was gunned down. The grieving father ultimately sets a chair over his son and sits down, waiting to find out which cop is responsible for his death.

One of the key and…

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Emmys 2015: Are Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis About to Make History?

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Remember the historic whiteout that hit Hollywood on Jan. 15, 2015?

We’re not talking about the weather, of course, but rather this year’s Oscar nominations — in which not a single person of color snagged one of the 20 major acting nominations.

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SUNDAY PAPER: Estelle’s Going To Be On ‘Empire'; Azealia Banks To Pose In Playboy & More

Originally posted on 97.9 The Beat:

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Estelle revealed that she?s going to be making an Fox?s record-smashing hit drama ?Empire?!

As if we didn?t have enough reason to tune in already, Estelle revealed during the latest episode of ?The Read? that she?ll be doing a guest spot on the show.

?I?m going to be on ?Empire? March 4. I?m so excited!? she dished. ?I sing my single ?Conqeror? for someone special. It?s a moment. It?s a moment.?
Host Crissle West immediately assumed that Estelle would be singing for Terrence Howard, and the singer got a hearty chuckle off of that. And when questioned if Terrence was fine in person, she politely hinted that he?s not her cup of tea. ?You know what? He?s?he?s good looking,? said Estelle. ?He?s like an older guy.?
We could definitely see Estelle singing for Terrence?s character, Lucious Lyons, but it would be interesting to see that song dedicated to Cookie! Check out the rest of ?The Read? below.
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