Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.
RuPaul has become the first drag queen to be awarded a Hollywood star. Jane Fonda, who RuPaul emulated as a child, made the introduction. “This is absolutely the most important moment in my professional career,” he said in his acceptance speech.
Kendrick Lamar makes a special appearance as a homeless man in “Power,” which stars and is also executive produced by 50 Cent. Last month Lamar was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ music branch for his work on the Black Panther soundtrack.
Venus Williams is scheduled for a highly-anticipated match versus sister Serena in Friday’s U.S. Open. "Unfortunately and fortunately, we have to play each other. We make each other better. We bring out the best when we play each other...I think we're used to it now,” Serena said.
Prosecutors will announce a decision on whether to press criminal charges in Prince’s 2016 death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Authorities have spent two years determining if anyone can be held responsible for giving Prince the drugs that killed him.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Nina Simone’s childhood home a national treasure; it was saved from demolition in 2016. The singer and Civil Rights activist experienced major mental health & financial issues before dying in France in 2003.
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. His multi-generational hit songs include "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Living in the City," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke," "That Girl" and "Part-Time Lover."
James Earl Jones is the American actor who voiced Darth Vader in the 'Star Wars' franchise. He's also known for films like 'The Great White Hope,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Field of Dreams' as well as an array of TV shows.
Nike is facing backlash after featuring Colin Kaepernick as the face of their "Just Do It" campaign. "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” the ad states. In 2017, the former quarterback filed a grievance against NFL owners for collusion and began protesting the National Anthem by kneeling.