Fallen Stars

@kwellscomm TLCNaptown.com News  The actress best known as the iconic character ‘Princess Leia’ in the original “Star Wars” film trilogy, Carrie Fisher, is dead at the age of 60. Fisher died after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last week. People on board the plane gave the “Star Wars” […]

   Nevada officials are confirming B.B. King’s death stemmed from natural causes.  The Clark County Coroner’s office released a press release Monday, where it was confirmed King’s death was caused primarily by Alzheimer’s disease.  The results put to rest accusations by his two daughters that he was murdered.  King’s death at the age of 89 […]

Fans weren’t gonna let a little rain dampen the spirits of the new Chuck Brown Memorial Park in Washington, DC. Jackie Braitman scuplted the 17-foot high statue of the “Godfather Of Go-go” at Langdon Park in Northeast. The park is also interactive, with lights that blink to the sound of Chuck’s most famous hits like […]

The life of Sylvia Robinson, who launched the pioneering rap group The Sugarhill Gang will be coming to the big screen. According to ” The Hollywood Reporter,” producer Paula Wagner has obtained the rights to the story of the later singer and record producer Sylvia Robinson. Along with her husband Joe Robinson, Sylvia founded Sugarhill […]

According to Billboard.com, Isaac Hayes the Third says he has been combing through the soul legend’s archives, and is “just in awe of the organization and the quality in which he kept things.” Isaac explains that he has enough material to issue a tribute album as well as a collection of previously unreleased recordings. He […]

OJ Simpson, serving a 33-year sentence in Nevada, apparently has a sweet tooth that is getting him into trouble. Prison guards recently caught the former All-Pro NFL star with over a dozen oatmeal cookies hidden within his clothes. After being questioned and busted, sources told The National Enquirer “he just stood there with a goofy look […]

Among the many disputes now roiling the family of the late Whitney Houston is the battle over a $20 million inheritance. Houston’s 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was slated to receive the money in a trust set up before the singer’s death just before the Grammy Awards broadcast in February. But now Whitney’s mother, the […]

Grammy winning crooner Luther Vandross died at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey.  Vandross’ death came two years after the soul singer suffered a near-fatal stroke that had left him comatose for a few months.  Vandross had been undergoing rehabilitation and physical therapy sessions to help him recover from his stroke.  He was […]

This Week’s Fallen Star: Musiq Soulchild  Recap: R&B singer Musiq Soulchild fell off the stage during the opening set of a concert for Kem’s ‘Intimacy Tour’ at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This fall was pretty epic. Seriously, how do you fall like this off of such a stage? I wonder if he […]