1. 'Steve Harvey Show' Producer Rushion McDonald Launches 'Money Making Conversations'

    May 09, 2017 4:39 PM EDT Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson, Kem and more share business insights on radio call-in show. This week marks the taping of final episodes of the Steve Harvey Show after five seasons. But Rushion McDonald, executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based daytime talk show, is already…

  2. Patti LaBelle, The Meters, Maze & More Highlights from Day 7 of the New Orleans Jazz Festival

    May 08, 2017 10:51 AM EDT "I’m not a musician, I’m a physician,” was how eminent percussionist Bill Summers put it during his Sunday afternoon set -- and with a week (or in some cases, two) of Jazz Fest behind them, the crowd certainly needed a cure. Or at the very least, a couple Advil. To no one’s surprise,…

  3. Patti LaBelle on First Jazz Album & Taking Chances: 'I Don't Have Any Reason to Chill'

    May 05, 2017 7:11 PM EDT “I was always afraid of jazz music.” That’s a telling comment, especially coming from Patti LaBelle . The Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame member is well-known for being able to sing rings around all kinds of songs, including her soaring take on The Wizard of Oz gem “Over the…

  4. National Museum of African-American Music Ground-Breaking in Nashville to Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin at 2017 Legends Luncheon

    April 12, 2017 8:59 AM EDT In advance of its fourth annual Legends Luncheon on June 1, the National Museum of African-American Music (NMAAM) will break ground for its long-anticipated formal residence at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Nashville. The April 18 ceremony will take place at Bridgestone Pavilion, followed by a…

  5. Patti LaBelle, Tegan and Sara & More to Headline NYC Pride Island Concert Series

    February 23, 2017 8:43 PM EST Patti LaBelle , Tegan and Sara , Years & Years and more will perform at this year's New York City Pride event, taking place June 23–26 at Manhattan's Pier 26.  LaBelle will perform on June 23 at the Pride Island "cultural experience," along with Deborah Cox and DJ Lina…

  6. Patti LaBelle Will Bring Holiday Cheer to 'VH1 Divas Holiday' Special: Exclusive

    November 07, 2016 7:30 PM EST She joins goddaughter Mariah Carey on the bill for the Dec. 5 show. After unveiling Mariah Carey as the first performer of VH1's forthcoming Divas Holiday special Unsilent Night , another icon has been added to the bill: Patti LaBelle . The legendary singer -- and sweet potato pie…

  7. Patti LaBelle on Close Friend Natalie Cole: 'She Was a Beautiful Spirit'

    January 01, 2016 5:26 PM EST When Natalie Cole scored her career-launching debut in 1975 with " This Will Be,”  the No. 1 R&B and No. 6 pop hit, she found herself in good company. That same year, Patti LaBelle topped both the R&B and pop charts with Labelle ’s “Lady Marmalade.” The two singers went on to…

  8. Jussie Smollett Co-Signs Patti LaBelle Pies, Reveals 'Empire' Guest Wishlist

    December 16, 2015 12:15 PM EST The viral pie guy isn't the only one singing Patti LaBelle 's praises after devouring her sweet potato pies. The Walmart exclusive delicacy has also nabbed a supporter in  Empire  star Jussie Smollett . Before presenting the award for "Breakthrough Artist" to Tori Kelly at…

  9. Patti LaBelle Says She Was Selling Out Pies 'Before the Guy Did His Wonderful Video'

    November 20, 2015 9:06 PM EST Patti LaBelle has seen the viral taste test video that's helped her signature brand of sweet potato pies reach a wide new audience, but the R&B diva isn't about to give entertainer James Wright credit for her soaring sales.  Demand for Patti LaBelle Pies Spikes at Walmart After…

  10. Babyface Remembers 'Waiting to Exhale' Soundtrack 20 Years Later: Exclusive Q&A

    November 14, 2015 3:33 PM EST The songwriter and producer chronicles his hit soundtrack, 20 years after its Nov. 14, 1995 debut. In 1995, Whitney Houston , tackling her first project since The Bodyguard elevated her to global superstardom, deviated from the planned script. Instead of releasing another likely mega-platinum…

  11. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Bad Boy -- with a let’s-squash-the-beef moment…

  12. Why Getting Older Isn't Slowing Down Music's AARP Set

    May 27, 2015 4:49 PM EDT If years of thrashing and failed Rogaine attempts have you singing the blues, these alternative healing approaches might do the trick. Hair Loss For rockers looking to thicken their locks, platelet-rich plasma injections, which involve centrifuging the client’s blood and turning it into an…

  13. Charles Hamilton on His Cameo in Tonight's 'Empire' Finale: 'It Was Intense'

    March 17, 2015 10:59 AM EDT "It was intense," says rapper Charles Hamilton of filming his cameo in tonight'ss two-hour season finale of Fox's runaway hit series Empire . " Taraji B Henson was there and I met Debbie Allen , the director of the show. She said she loved the song." The track, …

  14. Watch Questlove's Animated Story on Chasing Patti LaBelle's Famed Fried Chicken

    December 17, 2014 7:54 PM EST You don't spend as much time in the music business, wearing so many different hats, as Questlove has without getting a few good stories out of it.    Chris Rock and Questlove Talk the Greatest MCs of All Time and Collaborating on New Movie 'Top Five' The Roots drummer has…

  15. Patti Labelle’s Team Wins Cadet-Beating Lawsuit

    September 23, 2014 10:11 PM EDT A former West Point cadet has lost his multimillion-dollar lawsuit against staff members for R&B singer Patti LaBelle over a beating received while waiting outside a Houston airport terminal for a ride home. Patti LaBelle Had Bodyguard Beat Cadet, Attorney Says The federal jury in…

  16. Patti LaBelle Had Bodyguard Beat Cadet, Attorney Says

    September 16, 2014 11:55 PM EDT An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy. The…

  17. Tonys: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Open Show With 'After Midnight' Number

    June 08, 2014 9:28 PM EDT The Tony Awards kicked off with a high-energy song-and-dance spectacle on the Radio City Music Hall stage, featuring Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Fantasia Barrino and the cast of “After Midnight.” Tonys: How the 'Hedwig' Team Turned Neil Patrick Harris Into a Bona Fide Rock Star…

  18. Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight Head to 'After Midnight' on Broadway

    April 30, 2014 9:52 AM EDT The lineup of pop stars keeps coming for new Tony Award-nominated "After Midnight." Producers of the show that celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club say Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole will take turns as special guest stars this summer. Related…

  19. Aretha Franklin Filing $10 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Patti LaBelle Fight Story

    April 17, 2014 12:37 PM EDT Back on April 11, the Onion-esque parody site The News Nerd published a fake story about Patti LaBelle punching Aretha Franklin at "an R&B/Soul concert" on March 20. Franklin didn't appreciate the clunky dose of internet humor and posted a formal denial of the scuffle on…

  20. Aretha Franklin Denies Fight With Patti LaBelle That Clearly Never Happened

    April 15, 2014 5:41 PM EDT On April 11, the Onion-ish "news site" The News Nerd published a fictional story titled " Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin ." The story claims LaBelle decked Franklin with a punch following a back-and-forth feud. This scuffle most definitely…

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