Rapper and “NCIS: Los Angeles” star LL Cool J stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night to talk about how he met his wife, Simone I. Smith, as a teenager, back in 1987.
Wednesday, the death of the unarmed black teenager in a “hoodie” became something else: A murder case.
The brash 37-year-old Will Packer believes that being an African American in the white world of Hollywood is actually a big plus. “I’m the youngest and darkest guy in the room, but I’m the one with the unique perspective,” he told me the other night, squeezing in an interview before racing off to a promotional screening of “Think Like a Man,” which opens April 20 and is based on a relationship advice book by Steve Harvey.
The U.S. accused Apple Inc. AAPL -0.36% and five of the nation’s largest publishers Wednesday of conspiring to raise e-book prices, in a case that could radically reorder the fast-growing business.
Carole King, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has written for everyone from Little Eva to Aretha Franklin to James Taylor. Her 1971 solo album Tapestry spent 15 weeks at the top of the charts, and stayed on the charts for more than six years. NPR’s Fresh Air with Terri Gross interviews the legend’s storied career on the radio and provides an excerpt from her memoir, A Natural Woman.