CBS Television Distribution issued a press release at the end of March announcing that the "Judge Joe Brown" court reality program was being terminated because of a salary dispute with the show's namesake and star, former Memphis attorney and judge, Joe Brown.
"Judge Joe Brown" has been the consistent No. 2 program in the syndication market for more than a decade, with "Judge Judy" the top-slot holder.
According to CBS, the ratings for "Judge Joe Brown" began to dip last year, down 17 percent over the previous year, and dipping 15 percent in the key 25-54 female demographic.
Danielle Jones took what she described as a "creative risk" during the talent portion of "The Ascension to the Throne" – the 2013 Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant hosted by the Nu Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
With violin comfortably in place, Jones played a violin dubstep (a genre of electronic dance music) piece by Lindsey Sterling.
"It pushed me out of my comfort zone to first play a solo, and then to memorize the music," said Jones of Rhodes College.
The gamble paid off, helping Jones emerge from five "Nubian Princesses" to secure the title of Miss Black and Gold Scholarship at the pageant held in Christian Brothers' University Theatre last Sunday (April 7).
Lavish Records artist Tracy Randall isn't supposed to be here.
In 2006, Randall – a graduate of The LeMoyne-Owen College – was diagnosed with acute blastic leukemia. After aggressive rounds of chemo and radiation therapy, his doctors gave up and in February 2007 told him to go home and prepare to die.
"The doctor told me to get my affairs in order because he didn't know if I had 3 months or 6 months to live," Randall recalls. He left the office that cold, rainy afternoon and started walking.
For movies opening April 12, 2013
"42" (PG-13 for epithets, ethnic slurs and mature themes) Civil rights drama chronicling Jackie Robinson's (Chad Boseman) historic breaking of baseball's color barrier in 1947 upon being signed to a major league contract by the Brooklyn Dodgers' general manager, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). With Nicole Beharie, John C. McGinley and Lucas Black.
"Scary Movie 5" (PG-13 for profanity, drug use, cartoon violence and crude humor) Latest installment of the horror spoof franchise revolves around a happily-married couple (Ashley Tisdale and Simon Rex) with a newborn who suddenly find themselves stalked by a diabolical demon. Ensemble cast includes Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Mike Tyson, Terry Crews, Bow Wow, Katt Williams, Heather Locklear, Darrell Hammond and Jasmine Guy.
Brad Paisley and LL Cool J broach sensitive topics in their new collaboration, "Accidental Racist," and it's left some critics hoping the entire song was an accident.
The track is part of Paisley's new album, "Wheelhouse," and was sparked by the reaction the country star said he received after he wore a shirt with the Confederate flag on it to showcase his adoration for the band Alabama.
"I was called a racist on Twitter for that," Paisley told The Tennessean. "That was the beginning of this song: Me thinking, 'Am I a racist? Is that all it takes?'"
"Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read"
"Orchestra of Exiles"
"In Another Country"
"The Last Flight of Peter Ginz"
"Maigret – Set Seven"
Halle Berry now is an activist on behalf of hungry children. (Photo: CNN/
Edward M. Pio Roda)
by Betsy Anderson
Hollywood movies and high-fashion runways may seem a world away from a discussion
about feeding the hungry, but Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is joining designer
Michael Kors in his work with the United Nations World Food Programme to fight
In an interview with CNN’s Alina Cho, the pregnant actress said that being a mother
inspired her to act on behalf of hungry children because hunger often starts in the womb.
“Especially now, being a pregnant woman and already having a child ... it’s so important
what happens to the baby while they're in utero. And the first 1,000 days is fundamental,”
said Berry, who’s showing only a small baby bump.