(AP) – The future of hip-hop is looking good and financially stable. Forbes magazine released the 2020 edition of their annual 30 Under 30 list Tuesday, which documents entertainers, athletes and more who’ve solidified themselves as entrepreneurs before the big 3-0.
This year’s edition includes Tyler, The Creator, DaBaby, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion and Tierra Whack. For his part, Tyler dropped Igor, a critically acclaimed LP that pushed his genre-bending-ways to new limits on its way to a Number One debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Meanwhile, Lil Nas X pretty much conquered the world when his breakout single “Old Town Road” broke the Billboard Hot 100 chart record for most weeks at Number One. All five artists join the likes of Travis Scott, SZA, Young MA, and the Migos who have all been featured on the list in the past.
(New York, NY-AP) – Cuba Gooding Jr. is pleading not guilty to a new groping charge in his sexual misconduct case. His attorney criticized the lack of specific details in this third groping allegation.
Today’s arraignment comes as new video from TMZ appears to show the actor grabbing the backside of a waitress in a Manhattan restaurant. Prosecutors now say they’ve heard from at least a dozen additional women who say Gooding Jr. either sexually harassed or touched them.
He’s denying all allegations.
(Atlanta, Ga) – Sytonnia ‘Toni’ Moore has joined Atlanta’s top rated station KISS 104.1 as the morning show co-host and News and Entertainment announcer.
She joins award winning morning man and Atlanta legend Art Terrell, comedian Corey ‘Zooman’ Miller and Neiko Flowers (Producer). The team operates under program director Terri Avery who has taken the station to #1 in the market in a short time.
Moore says it’s one of the best teams she’s been a part of and she couldn’t be happier. She’s excited for the opportunity and dived right in as you can imagine. Moore says, “It’s a dream come true. KISS 104.1 has been on my vision board for a couple of years; so to see that come to fruition is beyond thrilling. And working under the tutelage of Terry Avery and Chris Eagan is an invaluable experience.”
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) – A controversial Michael Jackson documentary has won an Emmy award. Leaving Neverland was named Best Documentary during last night’s 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards event in Los Angeles.
RuPaul won his fourth Emmy as Best Reality Host for RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Simpsons won for Best Animated Series, and posthumous honors were given to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
Other winners last night included James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, Springsteen on Broadway, Queer Eye, and the rock-climbing documentary Free Solo. The main Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sept. 22nd.
(New York, NY-AP) – Taylor Swift is the highest paid woman in music. The Me! singer takes the top spot on Forbes list, after earning 185-million-dollars before taxes last year.
Beyonce is in second place, earning 81-million-dollars, while Rihanna comes in third with 62-million-dollars. The 29-year-old Swift earned most of her money from her Reputation stadium tour, which grossed 266-million-dollars, a U.S.-record.
She also has a nine-figure deal with Republic Records.
(New York, NY-AP) — Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a 44-million dollar settlement with women who accused him of sexual assault.
The Wall Street Journal says board members of his former film studio and the New York Attorney General’s office have reached an agreement.
The deal will reportedly include 30-million dollars in cash for the alleged victims as well as former company employees, creditors and lawyers. Weinstein still faces criminal charges in connection with two alleged attacks in 2013 and 2006.
(Worldwide-AP) — Avengers: Endgame is destroying box office records. The latest installment in the Marvel superhero franchise is setting opening weekend records for domestic and international ticket sales.
Avengers: Endgame took in an estimated 350-million dollars at U.S. and Canadian theaters since Friday. It’s grossed an estimated 859-million dollars outside North America.
That’s more than one-point-two billion dollars in ticket sales worldwide. It’s the fastest any movie has generated a billion dollars in ticket sales. The previous record-holder was last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which ran up a billion dollars in tickets in eleven days.
(AP) — Beyonce is releasing a surprise album today to coincide with her new Netflix documentary Homecoming.
The unannounced 38-track live album is from her 2018 performance at Coachella.
The documentary also covers the same event, which fans came to call Beychella.
(New York, NY-AP) – Soulja Boy is taking shots at Drake, Kanye West and Tyga. The rapper said during on the radio show, The Breakfast Club, yesterday that he taught Drake everything he knew. He also accused him of hiding his son from the world.
When asked about West, Soulja Boy said his support for Trump made him look “goofy,” and that he does not have good fashion sense. He also called Tyga the person who let Travis Scott steal his woman, Kylie Jenner.