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Views From The Studio: What 'Life After Death' Did For Music

Birthed out of Bad Boy Records in 1997, which was still in its infancy at the time, Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death was poised to be a breakout album from the rapper, that would continue to push forward Puff Daddy’s dream of getting big and changing an otherwise saturated industry. READ: Family And Friends Of The Notorious B.I.G Celebrate His Legacy At Brooklyn Nets’ “Biggie Night” While the album would serve as the follow-up to his 1994 project, Ready to Die, unbeknownst to just about eve
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Twitter Reacts to Emotional 'The Walking Dead' Season 7 Premiere

The cast of The Walking Dead wasn't lying when they told fans to grab their loved ones and a blankie before tuning into the season 7 premiere on Oct. 23. In just 60 minutes, the AMC series managed to hit fans with a barrage of emotions in what may be the most explosive season opener yet. Die-hard fans tuned into the insane season premiere, live-tweeting every moment. Last season left viewers on the ultimate cliffhanger, contemplating the fate of one (or many) of the members from Rick Grimes' cr
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Twitter Reacts to the Insanely Confusing and Mind-Shattering 'Westworld' Finale

The Westworld season finale premiered on Sunday night, and just when fans thought they had everything figured out, the series writers threw one last curve ball (or a couple). While the season 1 conclusion didn't exactly paint the clearest picture about what the hell is going on in the park, it did provide more analysis on the hosts and the origins of the alternate reality. Fans are probably still scratching their heads after this ending. Viewers took to Twitter shortly after the 90-minute episo
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‘Flip Or Flop’: Why Tarek El Moussa Is Asking Christina For Spousal Support — Lawyer Explains

Tarek El Moussa, 35, is reportedly demanding spousal support from his estranged wife Christina El Moussa, 35. If a judge signs off on his request, it will force Christina to give him a certain amount of money that will help him financially after their split. Yikes! HollywoodLife.com spoke to California Divorce Attorney, David Pisarra, who told us EXCLUSIVELY that there are “several possible reasons why Tarek requested spousal support from Christina.” For one, “if they are on equitable ground fi
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‘The Bachelor’s Liz Defends One Night Stand With Nick Viall: I Was ‘Wasted’ — Watch

Liz Sandoz and Nick Viall, 36, have been well acquainted once before, at least in the romantic department. According to a new preview clip for the second episode of The Bachelor’s 21st season, the two had a one night stand during Bachelor nation stars Jade Roper, 30, and Tanner Tolbert’s, 29, Jan. 2015 wedding! Although Liz was hesitant to confess their dirty little secret at first, the reality star explained just what went down between them! “I’ve been carrying around a secret — I met Nick at
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Rhyon Brown Details The Next Chapter In Expanding Her Brand

Rhyon Nicole Brown is no stranger to the Hollywood industry. The multi-talented actress, singer-songwriter, and screenwriter has survived 20 years of making it with an extensive resume of recurring roles on shows like Lincoln Heights and That’s So Raven. But as of late, her name has made headlines and flooded newsfeeds for a new accomplishment: Surviving Compton. The actress recently starred in the Lifetime TV movie, Surviving Compton, a biopic about R&B singer and the original First Lady of De
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Interview: Mahershala Ali Talks Role In 'Luke Cage' Series

If there’s two things that Netflix gets right with its Marvel series, it’s how to stock up on action-packed fight scenes and cliffhangers in merely 40 minutes or less, and how to create characters that tread the lines between good and evil. Up next to tackle that feat on the streaming service’s binge-watching roster, is Luke Cage. Following his debut in the Emmy Award-winning series, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage (played by Mike Colter) has been tasked with his own storyline. The typical fight scene
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Review: 'Atlanta' Might Be The Breakout Series Of The Fall

Leading up to the release of Donald Glover’s new FX series, Atlanta, there wasn’t much to go off of but a name, which took us on a one-way flight down south, a series of short clips with very little plot development, and Donald’s indication that the TV series would delve into what it’s like to be black. While the storyline follows the lives of African-American men leading “dollar and a dream” lifestyles as they attempt to carve out rap careers of their own, Atlanta is far from the stereotype. In
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Kanye West Blasted By Fans For ‘Racist’ Casting Call For NYFW Show – See Tweets

Yikes! The people are not happy! “If you’re a fan & you can’t recognize when your fave is problematic, thats an issue. Ye’s model casting is that. Let’s not act otherwise,” one fan tweeted in response to Kanye’s, 39, casting announcement. Another pointed out why asking for “multiracial women only” was problematic. “We know ‘multiracial’ in this context means ‘ethnically ambiguous’ & ‘exotic’ regardless of your actual background,” another fan added. Some people even brought his daughter, North We
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Lil Wayne Retiring? Fans Freak Out After He Says ‘He’s Done’ In Twitter Rant

Lil Wayne, 33, can’t possibly be leaving the rap industry! Fans just won’t allow it. “I can’t cope with Lil Wayne retiring,” one fan tweeted. “Lil Wayne being “dun” is not something I’m in the mental state to deal with rn,” another fan chimed in. Many others thanked the rapper for his contribution to hip hop, and even dubbed him the “greatest of all time.” “Lil Wayne will always be one of the greatest . his content is just too impressive . the fact is the game has evolved to a place he dont fit
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