August 4, 2016 |
K ESHA vs. Dr. Luke has been going on longer than the presidential election - basically since the time of the caveman. Now, according to Entertainment Weekly, more than 18 months after she first filed charges against Luke, Kesha has dropped her case in Los Angeles. But only in Los Angeles. That's where the sexual-abuse case was filed. Her record-label contract battle goes on. "My fight continues," Kesha wrote on Facebook. "I need to get my music out. I have so much to say. This lawsuit is so heavy on my once free spirit, and I can only pray to one day feel that happiness again.
December 30, 2015 |
The Roots and Common have come a long way since 1997. That's when Philly's sons of hip-hop began working with Common, the socially conscious MC from Chicago, on a series of jazzy rap manifestos and collaborations. That includes the Roots' Things Fall Apart of 1999 and Common's 2000 release , Like Water for Chocolate , seminal albums that established the two acts as arbiters of adventurous sound. Now both are part of the pop-cultural firmament - ambassadors, even - the Roots as the house band of late-night TV's highest-rated program, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon , the other an Academy Award-decorated composer/performer for his work on the 2014 film Selma . It was fascinating, then, to watch the Roots and Common do an old-fashioned joint throw-down at Atlantic City's Borgata Casino on Sunday.
December 10, 2015 |
In a Tonight Show appearance this year, magician Dan White handed Jimmy Fallon a gift box. He asked the host to throw a ball into the audience and have the catcher call out a number between one and 60. Fallon threw the ball to five other random audience members and wrote their six numbers on a chalkboard. Then Fallon opened his box - to find a Powerball ticket with the same six numbers written on the chalkboard. White defines success by the oohs, ahhhs, and how-did-he-do-its?
October 28, 2015 |
At a star-studded gala presented by the Philadelphia Music Alliance, the Roots topped the bill Monday night at the Fillmore Philadelphia as the hip-hop and Tonight Show band led a slate of seven acts inducted into the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame. Other inductees were "Disco Inferno" hit-makers the Trammps, Annie star Andrea McArdle, DJ Harvey Holiday, 1980s rock band Cinderella, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, and the late Billie Holiday. Also on hand were Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who was expected, and soul-funk singer D'Angelo, who was a surprise.
October 23, 2015
MONDAY'S musical Walk of Fame Gala at the Philly Fillmore just got A-list-ier. The event will induct local musicians who've made the big-time. Few - OK, pretty much none - spent their entire careers in the 215. Most, however, remain alive and even relevant. But only one group will receive honor from "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon . Before you guess who it is, you already know who it is. The Roots , led by Black Thought and Questlove - whom Temp Tattle prefers to refer to as Tariq and Ahmir-Khalib, because she likes feeling old - will be on the arty avenue Monday at 11 a.m. to get their sidewalk plaques, then ride back up to New York to tape the show with Fallon, and then ride back down here for the swank shindig.
September 19, 2015 |
Late-night TV's nice men Everyone has heard about the David Letterman - Jay Leno feud of yore. The late-night talk-show scene is no less competitive, but the boys (and, invariably, they all are boys) in the game today aren't combative, says Jimmy Fallon . They're into mentoring each other, not feuding. Jimmy Kimmel "was great to me - when I came on he was very supportive," Fallon tells Billboard. "So I'm going to be just as supportive as I can be to [ Stephen ]
July 25, 2015 |
Tyrese: Radio too white? His latest car pic, Furious 7 , has made a trillion dollars. He's designing a talk show for OWN with Run D.M.C. 's Rev Run , and he has scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard charts, with Black Rose . Yet, Tyrese Gibson , 36, seems irked it took him 17 years to make it. Radio stations, he suggests, prefer to play white R&B singers. "If Justin Timberlake , Robin Thicke , and Sam Smith are singing R&B/soul music, how is it possible that they're being played by . . . [these]
May 8, 2015 |
Fetty Wap had me at "Hey, what's up, hello. " I've watched the New Jersey rapper's hit "Trap Queen" crawl from underneath sweaty house parties to constant radio rotation, hitting No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100. It's been remixed and hilariously rebutted in viral videos and Vines. On Tuesday night, he performed along Philly's the Roots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon . The trap is where most drug deals go down, and Wap's Trap Queen is the loyal lady at his side.
December 6, 2014 |
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy welcomed child number two on Wednesday: Hello there, Frances Cole Fallon ! Conception has been a struggle for the couple, and they have had both of their daughters by surrogate. Last year, their first daughter, Winnie Rose , made them very happy with her debut. Babs quashes rumors re: Rosie There have been rumors that everybody on The View is hatin' on Rosie O'Donnell and that she's out. But Barbara Walters , View boss emerita, caught up with at some benefit on Tuesday night, said such rumors are "not true.
December 5, 2014 |
FORMER NAVAL HOSPITAL corpsman third-class Bill Cosby 's career has been torpedoed recently by numerous allegations of sexual abuse. Now the U.S. Navy is getting into the act. According to the Washington Post , the Navy is taking the honorary title it bestowed upon the Cos in 2011 and dropping an anchor on it. The Navy announced yesterday that Cosby will no longer be an honorary chief petty officer. "The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment," it said in a press release.