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Jay-Z dismisses Beyoncé pregnancy rumors

Jay-Z dismisses Beyoncé pregnancy rumors

Numerous media outlets reported last week that singer Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z, were expecting their second child but the rap icon says the news isn't true, according to New-York-based radio station Hot 97.

Hot 97's program director and on-air personality, Ebro Darden, said he emailed Jay-Z congratulating him about the alleged baby on the way, but the Brooklyn rapper emailed him back dismissing the news as another rumor.

"It's not true. The news is worse than blogs," Jay-Z said, according to Darden.

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  • Written by Kyle Harvey/The Grio

Michelle Rhee: The 'Radical' interview

Michelle Rhee: The 'Radical' interview

Michelle Rhee spent a stormy three years in the public eye as the embattled Schools Chancellor of the Washington, DC public schools. Employing a "kids first" philosophy, she chopped heads in the top-heavy administration, firing dozens of dead wood principals, laying off hundreds of extraneous office workers and closing over 20 underperforming schools.

Although students' test scores improved dramatically during her brief, her anti-union stance proved unpopular. Mayor Fenty's reelection bid was basically a referendum on whether the city wished to continue with Rhee's scorched earth philosophy. When he lost, her days were numbered, so she handed in her resignation.

A mother of two, Rhee is married to former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who is now the Mayor of Sacramento, Calif.

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20 Years of ‘janet.’

20 Years of ‘janet.’

Time really flies huh? Can you believe that Janet Jackson's 5th album "janet." is 20 years old? I can't, but it is!

Looking back on things, there's just so much that has happened since then. To name a few: the Superbowl incident, her relationship with Jermaine Dupri, the duet with her brother Michael, "Poetic Justice" as well as her other movies and – most recently – her marriage.

But who could forget one of the most definitive albums in popular music? That was the album that brought you such songs as "That's the Way Love Goes" and "Anytime Anyplace."

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The ‘X Factor’ close to signing Kelly Rowland

The ‘X Factor’ close to signing Kelly Rowland

Former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland and Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio are in final talks to join The X Factor, sources connected to the show confirm to E! News.

The news comes just days before Fox needs to have all four judges firmly in place, as they are scheduled to begin work on the new season on Tuesday, in Charleston, N.C.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 05/16/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 05/16/2013

For movies opening May 17, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" (PG-13 for intense violence) Twelfth installment in the futuristic, sci-fi franchise finds Captain Kirk (Chris Pinne) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise summoned back to Earth to confront a seemingly-unstoppable evil force which has left the planet on the brink of extinction. Ensemble cast includes Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty and Karl Urban as Bones.

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‘Mel Brooks: Make a Noise’

‘Mel Brooks: Make a Noise’

Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. His career began in television writing for "Your Show of Shows" and together with Buck Henry creating the long-running TV series "Get Smart."

Many hit comedies followed, including "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Silent Movie," "High Anxiety," "History of the World Part I," "Spaceballs," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," and "Dracula: Dead and Loving It."

Here, he talks about "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise," an American Masters profile chronicling his illustrious career. The PBS special is set to premiere nationwide on Monday, May 20, at 9 pm (CDT). And in June, Brooks will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute (AFI) at a gala tribute airing on TNT.

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