Entertainment

Extended TV Viewing Can Cause Premature Death

(NNPA)—A study from the American Heart Association finds that watching three or more hours of television everyday—as opposed to one hour or less—doubles the chance of premature death. Using a sample of 13,284 Spanish college students, the researchers studied the link between sedentary activities, such as computer Read More

Entertainment

Brady to Guest Judge ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

by Kimberly Roberts Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune Versatile entertainer Wayne Brady, winner of both Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, will be among the celebrated guest judges when “So You Think You Can Dance,” (SYTYCD) returns to Fox for its tenth season Read More

Op-Ed

There’s Power in the Purse

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist   Depending on the day, what you’re reading or who you’re listening to, the economy is either still in the tank, in recovery, getting worse or is on the upswing.  Whatever the fluctuating state of the American economy, money is being spent.  Read More

Op-Ed

Zero and Counting

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist   Are you a Zero-TV household?  No, I don’t mean restricting the kids’ TV viewing to the weekends or until after they’ve completed homework.  I mean – do you watch TV the traditional way or on any of the growing Read More

Entertainment

Roger Ebert Takes ‘leave of presence’ to Deal with Recurrence of Cancer [Guardian]

[Guardian] Veteran movie critic Roger Ebert has announced that he is scaling back his workload to deal with a recurrence of cancer. Ebert, 70, wrote on his Chicago Sun-Times blog that he would be taking a “leave of presence” to focus on his health and an assortment of personal work Read More

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Omarosa Manigault fired on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ [UPI]

Reality TV personality Omarosa Manigault has been fired from the business-themed competition show “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” in New York. Divided into two teams, the competitors were tasked with creating and selling their own artwork in Sunday’s episode. Manigault was fired after her team, headed by Read More

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D.L. Hughley Joins ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast

  by Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Suggesting that he has what it takes to hold his own outside of the comedy film and stand-up arena, comedian D.L. Hughley officially joined the cast for season 16 of “Dancing with the Read More