ABC/Rick RowellVariety unveiled its fourth annual list of the 500 most influential leaders in the global media industry — among them Regina King, Will Smith and more. The Variety500 list honors business leaders, entertainers and artists for their accomplishments over the past twelve months. King, who made the list last year, was honored for winning her fourth Emmy Award for HBO’s Watchmen and for her directorial debut One Night In Miami, which […]

Michael Kovac/WireImage Music icon Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and hip-hop pioneers Salt-N-Pepa are among the artists being honored at the Recording Academy’s 2021 Special Merit Awards. The Recording Academy just announced this year’s honorees, who will be recognized for their “outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording,” according to a statement.  Eleven-time Grammy winner Babyface will receive The Trustees Award for his “contributions in areas other than performers.” The dedicated […]

Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for many, but that apparently didn’t stop the checks from rolling in for plenty of celebrities like Kanye West and Tyler Perry. The two business moguls made the top 25 on Forbes‘ list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2020, based on earnings from June 2019 through May 2020. As noted by the […]

Travis MatthewsBeyoncé, Rihanna and Oprah Winfrey are all included on Forbes’ annual list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, where they’re sharing space with the likes of Queen Elizabeth II and of course, Vice-President elect Kamala Harris. Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift were the only musicians who made the list.  Rihanna ranks highest, at #68, mostly for her charitable efforts: She donated $8 million to various charities, including coronavirus […]

Johnny Nunez/WireImageSpotify’s annual “Wrapped” year-end review indicates that fans in 2020 were mostly streaming hip-hop music and songs by late rapper Juice Wrld.  Juice was the most-streamed artist in the U.S. followed by Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone and Taylor Swift. He was also among Spotify’s most-streamed global artists along with Drake and The Weekend. The Chicago rapper, birth name Jarad Anthony Higgins, died from an accidental drug overdose […]

Largest Orlando-based SBA lender continues to assist small companies by means of progressive mortgage packages ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fountainhead, a nationwide, nonbank lender for small-to-mid-sized companies at the moment publicizes a significant milestone: making the highest 100 record for many lively Small Enterprise Administration (SBA) lenders within the nation. The […]

Prince Williams/WireimageLil Baby has won the award for Artist of the Year at the second annual Apple Music Awards thanks to his monumental sophomore album, My Turn.  This year, Lil Baby positioned himself as an authoritative voice in the music industry after releasing his moving protest anthem, “The Bigger Picture” in June, which was hand-selected by the streaming service’s global editorial […]

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide. Over 40.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering […]

kali9/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (MESA, Az.) — Seven people, including four children, were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Friday night in Mesa, Arizona, authorities said. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. local time in a parking lot where a crowd was gathered, police said. A vehicle drove by and opened fire on families […]

In current weeks, a number of complaints have surfaced about folks’s EDD debit playing cards containing unemployment benefits funds being frozen, which is elevating new issues. California’s employment improvement division has skilled instances of fraud as some attempt to get cash illegally by means of the system, which is one motive why it took two […]

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