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Into the heart of Congo

Into the heart of Congo

World-renowned chef, author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday

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  • Written by Sarah LeTrent/CNN

Chance encounter yields evening with ‘ageless’ Tony Bennett

Chance encounter yields evening with ‘ageless’ Tony Bennett

I regularly capture the images of the Memphis Botanic Garden's "Live at the Garden" concert series. Last Sunday night (June 2), legendary singer of jazz, poplar music, standards and show tunes Tony Bennett performed before an almost sellout crowd.

I looked around to see if any African Americans were in the crowd. There were not many but among them was three generations of one family –Valerie Jackson-Collins; her mom, Velma H. Whitelo; and her son, Randall J. Jackson, who attends Georgetown College in Kentucky.

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/06/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/06/2013

For movies opening June 7, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"The Internship" (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality, partying and crude humor) Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson co-star in this buddy comedy as a couple of downsized salesmen desperate to reinvent themselves in the Digital Age who find themselves competing against some tech-savvy, young geeks for jobs at Google. With John Goodman, Rose Byrne and Max Minghella.

"The Purge" (R for profanity and disturbing violence) Futuristic sci-fi thriller set in the U.S. where all criminal activity, including murder, is legal for one day a year. Plot revolves around a man's (Ethan Hawke) attempt to protect his family from harm when an intruder breaks into their well-fortified gated community during the period of state-sanctioned slaughter. With Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane and Max Burkholder.

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“I’m a guy” who really loved the 2013 Sisterhood Showcase

“I’m a guy” who really loved the 2013 Sisterhood Showcase

WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON: If you did not leave last weekend's Sisterhood Showcase at the Cook Convention Center with something you needed, you must not have looked hard enough.

From jewelry, to perfumes and colognes as well as clothing and accessories, there was actually something for everyone. This was the marketplace of all marketplaces. I even did a little bit of shopping myself.

And what would the sisterhood showcase be without the entertainment? But what is it about Eric Benet that makes women lose their minds? Many minds were lost as this guy took the stage on Saturday evening. I don't really understand it...I'm a guy.

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Rochelle Aytes The ‘Mistresses’ interview

Rochelle Aytes The ‘Mistresses’ interview

Born in New York on May 17, 1976, Rochelle Aytes is quickly establishing herself as one of Hollywood's brightest starlets with an impressive film and television career on the rise. Rochelle is now starring on "Mistresses," ABC's new, nighttime soap opera that premiered June 3.

Based on the British TV series of the same name, the show co-stars Alyssa Milano, Jess Macallan and Yunjin Kim. It is a provocative, thrilling, drama that finds four women with scandalous romantic lives caught in storms of excitement and self-discovery, secrecy and betrayal, and at the mercy of the complex relationships they've created.

Rochelle plays the lead role of April, a young widow raising two daughters and running a high-end linen shop on Robertson Boulevard.

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The black film renaissance of 2013

The black film renaissance of 2013

It looks like people will have to stop complaining about the lack of African-American stories on screen as 2013 ushers in as many as 10 new black films between summer and the end of the year, writes Michael Cieply in the New York Times.

Writes Cieply:

"Black filmmakers say the wave of 2013 releases was built in large part on the creativity that has flourished on the independent-film circuit, which has become a laboratory of sorts for more prominent African-American-themed productions. Writers and directors have been sharpening their skills on indie films the last several years while waiting for big distributors to regain interest.

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  • Written by The Root

It’ll be a girl for Kanye and Kardashian

It’ll be a girl for Kanye and Kardashian

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Kanye West can once again break out the leather skirt and the pink Polos he once favored.

The rapper and his reality TV star girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, are having a girl.

The baby's gender was revealed in the eighth season premiere of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on Sunday night.

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  • Written by CNN

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