Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte to Induct Public Enemy into Rock Hall of Fame

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on April 18, and it’s shaping up to be one hell of a show.

Spike Lee and Harry Belafonte are slated to induct groundbreaking rap group Public Enemy, who will also be reuniting with famed Dj Terminator X for the first time since he left the group in 1999.

Meanwhile, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will team up to pay tribute to the late, great Donna Summer; and Usher will pay tribute to Quincy Jones.

Happy 71st Birthday to The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

Today is the 71st birthday of the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin!

Not much to say about Aretha that hasn’t already been said. The woman is a force of nature. Arguably the greatest voice in the history of popular music, Franklin’s vocal chops are legendary and her impact on rock and soul untouchable.

Back in 2008, Rolling Stone named Aretha Franklin the no. 1 Greatest Singer of All Time. Mary J. Blige wrote a wonderful editorial for the feature:

From Rolling Stone:

You know a force from heaven. You know something that God made. And Aretha is a gift from God. When it comes to expressing yourself through song, there is no one who can touch her. She is the reason why women want to sing.

Two Young Boys Shoot Baby in Stroller, Mother Says

SWAT teams in Brunswick, Georgia are searching door-to-door for two boys – 10 and 15 years-old – accused of killing a 13 month-old boy, and wounding his mother.

The baby’s mother – Sherry West – says she was pushing her baby Antonio in a stroller when the two boys appeared.

They demanded money; when she said she had none, they shot her baby in the head and wounded her leg.

Creators of History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ Deny Satan/Obama Resemblance

Christa Schoeman, the makeup artist for The History Channel’s The Bible, as well as the miniseries’ executive producer have responded to the whole Satan-looks like-Obama “controversy”:

“There was not an inch of thought about President Obama in my head at any time,” said Schoeman, who laughed at the very suggestion that Satan resembles the U.S. president. “I can guarantee that President Obama had nothing to do with it in any shape or form.”

Michael Vick Cancels Book Tour After Receiving ‘Threats of Violence’

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was forced to cancel his book tour after “protests escalated into threats of violence.”

Back in 2007, Vick was convicted of interstate dog fighting and spent a year and half in prison.

Since then, Vick has tried to turn his life and image around; donating his time and money to charities, and getting back out on the football field.

From CNN:

But not all have embraced the new Michael Vick.

Brittney Griner Scores 50 POINTS, Slam Dunks Her Way to 90-68 Victory Over Kansas State

Last night was Senior Night for many women’s college basketball teams. And the stars gave their fans a show.

 

Brittney Griner, the 6’7 senior for the NCAA defending champion Baylor Bears and practically guaranteed first pick of the upcoming WNBA draft, followed up a triple-double against West Virginia with a 50-point outing (21 of 28) against Kansas State last night.

 

Two of those points came from this Olajuwon-esque baseline move that ended with a dunk that brought the house down:

 

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