Downtown Memphis was the place to be on Saturday night. Patrons flooded Beale Street celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. regional convention was going on and the weather was perfect for just hanging out.
And, oh yeah, over at the FedExForum, a music legend – Elton John – was in town to do his thing.
Hundreds crowded the FedExForum plaza before the show, drinking and having a pre-concert party of their own.
Bobbie Smith, who as a member of the Spinners sang lead on such hits as "I'll Be Around" and "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," has died. He was 76.
Smith died Saturday of complications of pneumonia and the H1N1 flu virus, according to a statement from Nat Burgess, the Spinners' manager.
The Spinners were one of the longest-lived bands in pop music, with the core of the group having formed in the 1950s. Three members of the group – Smith, Willy Henderson and Pervis Jackson – met in a Detroit-area high school, and were later joined by Henry Fambrough and C.P. Spencer.
Gymnast Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas was born in Virginia Beach on Dec. 31st, 1995. At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions.
Gabby is the first African-American gymnast as well as the first woman of color of any nationality in Olympic history to become the Individual All-Around Champion. She is also the first American gymnast to win gold in both the gymnastic individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympic Games.
Here, Gabby talks about her autobiography, "Grace, Gold & Glory," and about "Raising the Bar," her inspirational book about how to achieve your dreams.
The third episode of the History Channel's miniseries "The Bible" was supposed to be remembered for the brutality of Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar, the strength of Daniel in the lion's den, and the birth of Jesus Christ.
But after viewers claimed there was a striking resemblance between Satan's human form and President Barack Obama, that probably won't be the case.
Buzz on Twitter quickly grew. According to Topsy.com on Monday, there were nearly 20,000 tweets containing the words "Obama" and "Satan" since the 8 p.m. CT hour on Sunday, the hour in which Satan appears in the two-hour show.
I'd like to take a moment to remember Lil Wayne. He's not dead yet, physically speaking, but his brush with death on Friday reminded me of what we'll be losing if and when he is gone.
On Friday, TMZ reported that the legendary New Orleans rapper had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being discovered "shaking uncontrollably" and "unconscious" on a jet flying out of Los Angeles.
He reportedly almost died, and even if Lil Wayne's latest seizure doesn't kill him, which from all accounts it won't, his behavior suggests he's lucky to have made it this far and his luck may be running out quickly. The codeine-saturated syrup that has become synonymous with Wayne's name and music has previously taken the lives of hip hop legends Pimp C and DJ Screw.
With his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Justin Timberlake joined an elite club. Only a handful of others have hosted the legendary sketch-comedy program five times, among them such Hollywood icons such as Tom Hanks and Steve Martin.
Of course, unlike most of them, Timberlake served as that evening's musical guest as well, performing his new single "Suit and Tie" with special guest Jay-Z. Unfortunately for Timberlake, his musical comeback has not been as well received in some corners as his comedic skills.
TV just isn't what it used to be, and that's a good thing. With a wide variety of choices from on demand programming to Hulu and Netflix, it's easy to stay entertained.
From Sony Pictures Entertainment, Crackle was launched in 2007, and according to former Crackle president Josh Felser in a Wall Street Journal article, "Unlike YouTube we're not going to have millions of people sharing on our site. We're going to take the best people and promote them and syndicate them."