‘Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever’ Turns 40: Michael Jackson, Diana Ross …
- Do you remember what you were doing the evening of May 16, 1983? Well, you may have been one of the 47 million people tuned into NBC’s landmark special “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” It was the star-studded celebration hosted by Emmy nominee Richard Pryor which saw Michael Jackson reuniting with his brothers for […]
On This Day - 30 March 1977
- EntertainmentUSA TODAY
Even Martin Luther King Jr. laughed: How Black people coped in the Civil Rights Movement
Black comedians helped ease tension during the Civil Rights Movement. That legacy continues for comics amid ongoing racial disparity.Thanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentThe Daily Telegram
TCA Comedy Show set for Saturday at Tecumseh Center for the Arts
This year's comedy show is hosted by Steve Smargon and features headline comedians Khurum Sheikh, Bob Phillips and Mike Green.Thanks for your feedback!
Kanye West’s Antisemitic Rants Are Part of a Rising Hate Wave: ‘We All Have a Lot to Lose’
Experts weigh how seriously Ye's hateful rhetoric should be taken.Thanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentThe Commercial Appeal
Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are coming to Memphis
Comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle will co-headline a show at Memphis' FedExForum.Thanks for your feedback!
Barbara Walters, Trailblazing Broadcast Journalist, Dies at 93
She made history on ‘Today’ and as the first $1 million a year news anchor, becoming a world-famous interviewer and cultural phenomenon in the process.Thanks for your feedback!
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Pam Grier Has a Chainsaw and She Isn’t Afraid to Use It
The screen legend opens up about raising hell with John Lennon, cutting it up with Richard Pryor, jamming with Hendrix and her 90-day dating ruleThanks for your feedback!
- EntertainmentAssociated Press
Comedian and actor Adam Sandler to get 2023 Mark Twain Prize
Over the years, The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor has gone to such luminaries as Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, George Carlin and Ellen DeGeneres. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts said Tuesday that Adam Sandler would receive the prestigious award at a gala on March 19.Thanks for your feedback!
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Comedy legend Richard Pryor forever linked to Peoria
Despite Peoria's reputation as a bawdy town, the city had a hard time accepting Richard Pryor’s on-stage profanities and off-stage foibles.Thanks for your feedback!
- CelebrityAssociated Press
Today in History: December 10, Mandela is mourned
On Dec. 10, 2013, South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state with a plea for the world to emulate “the last great liberator of the 20th century.” In 1861, the Confederacy admitted Kentucky as it recognized a pro-Southern shadow state government that was acting without the authority of the pro-Union government in Frankfort. In 1958, the first domestic passengerThanks for your feedback!
- CelebrityColumbia Daily Herald
Gallagher, more than just a bunch of smashed fruit
Comedy legend Gallagher passed away this week after a brief illness. He was 76 and leaves behind a prolific, if a bit messy, legacy.Thanks for your feedback!