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Gucci Mane admits addiction on Twitter

Gucci Mane admits addiction on Twitter

Rapper Gucci Mane went AWOL on Twitter a few days after a very bizarre rant in which he claimed to have had sex with basically every woman in the music industry. He recently returned to Twitter to apologize to his fans, and to admit an addiction to "lean," a drink made with promethazine and codeine.

"I've been drinking lean for 10 plus years & I must admit it has destroyed me," Gucci Mane tweeted. "I'm addicted to lean and that (s—t) ain't no joke."

He apologized to everyone at whom he took shots during his Twitter tirade, saying, "I just wanna man up right now & take this time to apologize to my family, friends, the industry and most of all my fans."

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  • Written by Tracy Clayton/The Root

Steve McQueen: The ‘12 Years a Slave’ interview

Steve McQueen: The ‘12 Years a Slave’ interview

Artist and filmmaker Steven Rodney McQueen talks about his latest film, "12 Years a Slave," which recently won the People's Choice Awards for Best Film and Best Director at the Toronto Film Festival.

Kam Williams: I've loved all three of your feature films, this new one, and "Hunger" and "Shame" as well. They are so different from each other and yet quite remarkable and memorable, each in their own way.

Steve McQueen: Thank you. Well, I do my best. I'm just happy that people are responding to the films as positively as they are. To be honest with you, it's one of those things where we're just happy to get them made. When you get to make something, you always hope people will go and see it. And we're very, very pleased by the response to "12 Years a Slave." It's kind of humbling and remarkable.

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Jay-Z, Beyoncé top celebrity couples earning list – again

Jay-Z, Beyoncé top celebrity couples earning list – again

Forbes has released its list of this year's highest-earning celebrity couples and that Jay Z and Beyonce have once again come out at the top of the heap.

Between June 2012 and June 2013 (the time frame established for the rankings), the hip-hop power-couple took in a combined $95 Million. The couple also topped Forbes' celebrity couples list last year.

Beyonce is said to have earned $11 million more than her husband did this year, thanks in large part to her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, with average grosses of $2 million per night.

 

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

2013 Emmys: Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington

2013 Emmys: Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington

The 2013 Emmys had a few memorable pairs – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; comedy winners Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale – but Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington were history in the making.

The two trailblazers walked out hand-in-hand to present the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, and both endearingly honored the work each has done.

At 78, Carroll is a legend – not just for having talent and charm to spare but for bursting through TV's barriers. In 1968, the actress became the first African-American woman to lead her own TV show. Washington, 36, has accomplished another first with ABC's "Scandal," as she's the first African-American woman to lead a network TV drama since 1974. (Yes, 1974. Let that sink in for a minute.)

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare/CNN

Disney show rocks on ice

Disney show rocks on ice

With snippets from the films "The Little Mermaid," "Tangled" featuring Rapunzel, "Brave" and "Beauty and the Beast," Disney sets out to combine the heart of some it's best films with elegance and athletic figure skating in "Rockin' Ever After."

The venue this past weekend for the Disney on Ice production was the FedExForum.

As always, the show opens up with Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy warming up the crowd. It then moves on to "The Little Mermaid" leading the other mermaids into a medley of 80's rock songs.

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

Emmys 2013: Kerry Washington, ‘It Girl’

Emmys 2013: Kerry Washington, ‘It Girl’

In 1995, Kerry Washington had just launched her career.

The actress, then 18, had one professional credit to her name – a role in an ABC after-school special, according to Internet Movie Database.

Oh what a difference a few years can make.

Now Washington is the star of the hit ABC series "Scandal," and she's nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama at Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards. The last time an African-American woman was up for such an honor was when she was starting out. (Cicely Tyson was nominated for her work in "Sweet Justice" in 1995.)

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

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