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Tales of woe and owe: Rodman, Flav, T.O. and more

Remember Dennis Rodman, the colorful, flamboyant character who once played professional basketball? Once upon a time, this guy seemed to be on top of the world, an NBA star as well a very popular figure off the court as well. It seemed like everywhere you looked, you saw Dennis Rodman. The guy was exciting.

Now it seems as if his life has become an E True Hollywood Story, you know the ones that don't have a happy ending.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/01/2012

For movies opening June 1, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Battlefield America" (PG-13 for profanity, drug use and mature themes) Overcoming-the-odds drama, set in L.A., about a charismatic businessman (Marques Houston) who hires a choreographer to help a rag-tag team of inner-city kids prepare for an underground, hip-hop dance competition. With Lynn Whitfield, Valarie Pettiford and Mekia Cox.

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‘MIB 3’ is one too many

‘MIB 3’ is one too many

Will Smith tries to squeeze another hit performance out of Agent J in ‘Men In Black 3.’ (Photos courtesy Columbia Pictures)by Dwight Brown
NNPA Film Critic

'Men In Black 3' (Two of four stars)

It's been ten years since Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones donned their black suits, cool sunglasses and glib hipness to play Agent J and Agent K – the good guys who try to save the world from weird looking aliens. Should they have left well enough alone? Have they harmed their legacy? Yes and maybe.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Disco-legend Donna Summer dead at 63

Disco-legend Donna Summer dead at 63

Donna Summer – the Disco Queen – sings “What’s She Called” during her crowd-pleasing concert at the Memphis Botanic Garden in August, 2010. (Photo by Warren Roseborough)Disco-era R&B singer Donna Summer succumbed to her battle with cancer on May 17.

"Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith," said a statement from Universal Music, Summer's record label. "While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Arsenio Hall back on track for his own TV show

Have you been watching Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice?" If so, you've noticed that Arsenio Hall has been making some major noise. Well, as a result, three major networks have expressed interest in bringing Arsenio back to TV. No word on whether it would be a daytime or nighttime show. However, wouldn't it be great to have Arsenio back on TV?

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 05/24/2012

For movies opening May 25, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Chernobyl Diaries" (R for violence, bloody images and pervasive profanity) Grisly horror flick about a half-dozen tourists who venture to the ghost town created by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant meltdown where they end-up on the run

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GAP Band icon passionate about health education

GAP Band icon passionate about health education

A prostate cancer survivor, Charlie Wilson has teamed with Janssen Biotech to launch their Making Awareness A Priority (M.A.P.) program, which brings together leading voices in advocacy and health education through live events in select cities across the country. (Photos by Warren Roseborough)by Bobbi Booker
NNPA News Service

These days, Charlie Wilson talks to men and women about different life-uplifting things. He tries to sing the "right kinds of music" and make people feel happy and good.

"That's what I'm here for: I'm a messenger," said Wilson, a musical icon who broke out as a member of the Gap Band ("You Dropped A Bomb On Me," "Outstanding") in the '80s.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

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