Category: Entertainment Written by Associated Press
In this May 16 photo, Will Smith, left, and Jaden Smith attend "After Earth" Day at the Miami Science Museum in Miami, Fla. The film, "After Earth," opens May 31 in the US, and is set in a future where nature has turned on humans and survivors were forced to start a new civilization on another planet. Jaden plays a trainee trying to follow in the footsteps of his father, a famous military leader played by Smith. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)
by Ryan Pearson
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Will Smith has a new outlook on teenagers: Parents do indeed understand.
The rapper-turned-actor says he's "grown a lot" since writing the Grammy-winning 1988 hit that humorously declared they didn't.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 23:18
Category: National Written by Associated Press
This image released by the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department shows Claude Alexander Allen III. (AP Photo/Montgomery County Police)
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of a former aide to President George W. Bush was charged in a Washington, D.C., suburb on Friday, accused by police of killing a man with a hatchet.
Last Updated on Saturday, 25 May 2013 17:00
ANGELINA JOLIE (AP Photo/File)
Angelina Jolie is used to creating a buzz in the entertainment world, but now she has crossed over into the health care field with her recent announcement in a New York Times op-ed article. On May 14, in the op-ed “My Medical Choice,” Jolie announced that she had underwent a preventative double mastectomy after undergoing genetic testing and finding that she had a mutation of the BRCA 1 gene, which significantly increases her risk of developing breast cancer.
In her op-ed, Jolie wrote, “My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman. Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average. Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.”
Jolie underwent the mastectomy, which is the partial or complete surgical removal of one or both breasts, in her case both, then had reconstructive surgery.
While many are praising her for her preventative measures, others disagree with her actions, calling them extreme.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 15:47
Category: People Written by Ashley G. Woodson - Courier Entertainment Writer
Charlie Wilson had a sold out concert in Pittsburgh!
The one and only R&B legend “Charlie Wilson” gave a performance at the Benedum Center that no one will ever forget
This week I visited the Benedum Center in Downtown Pittsburgh, Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District, Olivet Baptist Church in the Hill District and CJ’s in the Strip District.
My first stop was at Olivet Baptist Church in the Hill District where Pastor Tyrone Munson held an event featuring his family and friends. Everyone came out to get their praise and worship on at this great event.
Pastor Tyrone Munson of Olivet Baptist Church is this week’s “BEST DRESSED MALE”
The Munson Sisters sang their hearts out at a church benefit held at Olivet Baptist Church in the Hill District
My next stop was at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District where everyone came out to enjoy “Happy Hour” at the best place in town.
These three young ladies had a great time at Happy Hour at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District
Chuck and Kedron representin at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District
My next stop was at the Benedum Center in Downtown, Pittsburgh where the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing presented “Mother’s Day 2013 featuring Charlie Wilson and Mint Condition”. This show was sold out and off the chain. Mint Condition was fantastic and “Uncle Charlie” closed out the show with his show stopping entertainment.
National recording artist “Mint Condition” put on a great show at the Benedum Center in Downtown, Pittsburgh
The Northside Coalition for Fair Housing and Mint Condition at the Mother’s Day 2013 event at the Benedum Center in Downtown, Pittsburgh
Charlie Wilson fans enjoying the concert held at the Benedum Center in Downtown, Pittsburgh
Fashion expert Sabrina Clark was styling and profiling at the Charlie Wilson concert and she is this week’s BEST DRESSED FEMALE
My final destination was at CJ’s in the Strip District where Caren and Don, owners of CJ’s in the Strip welcomed everyone to a fundraiser for the endorsed democrat, the Honorable Oscar J. Petite, Jr. who is up for re-election as the Magisterial District Judge.
Sheila with her husband the Honorable Oscar Petite, Jr. at the fundraiser held at CJ’s in the Strip District
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 11:52
Category: Entertainment Written by Associated Press
This May 13, 2013 photo released by ABC shows actress Zendaya Coleman and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy performing on the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor)
by Sandy Cohen
AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first. The 26-year-old country singer won the show's mirror ball trophy Tuesday.
Teen Disney Channel star Zendaya danced perfectly during the final two episodes, collecting the most points from the judges, but she fell short of the title.
"I'm very proud and I'm very happy," the 16-year-old Coleman said after the results were read. "And I get to leave here with an amazing experience."
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 05:07
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