Celebrity

Jamie Foxx hosted the BET Awards like his career depended on it

“I need some ladies to do this with me,” he admitted, then brought out Marsha Ambrosius, Ledisi and Yolanda Adams to honor the veteran vocalist who sat in her front-row seat wearing a priceless expression of righteous satisfaction. (Other award winners included Migos for group, SZA for best new artist and “Black Panther” for movie.) … ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles ...

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Why artist Rafa Esparza led a surreal art parade through the heart of L.A.'s fashion district

The crowded fashion district arcades are bustling with vendors — of clothing, jewelry, T-shirts, churros and scented oils named for celebrities like Rihanna. Through this teeming human scrum, Esparza led his chaotic ensemble, which included drag performer Kiki Xtravaganza, multimedia artist Gabriela Ruiz (known as Leather Papi), who was accompanied by the aforementioned blue demons, as well as models wearing ...

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From H.E.R. to Jamie Foxx, the best and worst moments of the BET Awards

Anita Baker tribute: One knock on the Grammys is its occasionally ossified or head-scratching choices for tribute performances. BET is usually a little better, but its earnest tribute to Anita Baker could definitely have used more firepower. Yolanda Adams obviously brought the house down on “You Bring Me Joy,” and Ledisi and Marsha Ambrosius were more than up to the ...

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From H.E.R. to Jamie Foxx, the best and worst moments of the BET Awards

Anita Baker tribute: One knock on the Grammys is its occasionally ossified or head-scratching choices for tribute performances. BET is usually a little better, but its earnest tribute to Anita Baker could definitely have used more firepower. Yolanda Adams obviously brought the house down on “You Bring Me Joy,” and Ledisi and Marsha Ambrosius were more than up to the ...

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'Sweet Charity' from Reprise: The dancing never gets old, but the book could use a nip and tuck

“Rhythm of Life,” led with religious zeal by Terron Brooks as Daddy Brubeck, swept me in its transcendent beat. A good thing, too, as there’s little point dwelling on the ludicrousness of this detour to a hippie cult’s outdoor church service, where straitlaced Oscar, Charity’s latest romantic savior, improbably decides to take this alluringly unconventional woman on their first outing ...

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