Kendrick Lamar

Monday night’s Grammy Awards live telecast garnered the lowest ratings in 7 years.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards drew 24.95 million viewers and a 7.7 rating among adults 18-49, according to Deadline.com. That’s a significant drop in ratings of 9.4%. The lowest since 2009.

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Hillary Clinton

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suffered another coughing fit on the campaign trail.

The 68-year-old Democratic frontrunner was seized with coughing fits while speaking in Harlem, NY on Tuesday.

Clinton struggled to speak in between gulps of water. As she gasped for air, the crowd clapped and chanted “Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!”

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Bodie Barksdale

Nathan Barksdale has died at age 54 in a North Carolina federal prison. Barksdale was a Baltimore gangster who inspired several characters on HBO’s hit TV series The Wire.

Barksdale was the inspiration for two characters on The Wire — Avon Barksdale and Preston “Bodie” Broadus (played by J.D. Williams, pictured above).

Barksdale’s reputation as a heroin dealer in the 1980s nearly cost him his life. He was shot 20 times by a rival drug dealer. He survived his injuries, but his right leg was amputated below the knee.

Barksdale turned his life around and went to work for the city Health Department lecturing kids on non-violence when The Wire‘s producer came calling.

Barksdale was arrested in 2014 during in a DEA drug sting investigating members of the notorious Black Guerrilla Family gang.

“I did some good,” Barksdale said at his sentencing. “I’d like to think I saved some lives.”

He was serving a 4 year sentence in federal prison when he died.

50 Cent attends 'Every Woman, Every Child' MDG Reception

Rap mogul 50 Cent is crying foul over the bankruptcy payment plan approved by his trustee to pay off his $30 million debt to his creditors.

He argued that the creditors’ payment plan is in violation of the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery 150 years ago.

The 13th amendment states that slavery or involuntary servitude should only be used as punishment for a crime.

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Chris Brown and Quincy Brown

Earlier this month Quincy Brown debuted off his new French braids hairstyle during a red carpet interview.

Brown, 24, is good friends with troubled singer Chris Brown.

So it’s no surprise that Chris Brown is now wearing his short cropped hair in a similar French braids hairstyle as his close friend Quincy.

Quincy Brown has a role in Lee Daniels‘ upcoming scripted TV series.

He is the son of former fashion model Kim Porter and R&B singer Al B. Sure!.

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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

Media guru Oprah Winfrey claims to have lost 26 pounds on a diet consisting of bread and water.

“I’ve lost 26 pounds and I have eaten bread every single day,” she said in a Weight Watchers commercial recently.

Oprah said she took spiritual advisor Deepak Chopra‘s 21-day meditation challenge called “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit,” to help her drop the weight.

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