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entertainment Usher


ventures. He is part owner of a professinal basketball team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and is involved in several restaurants.


He is also the founder of New Look,


a non-profit organization, the purpose of which is “to provide young people with a new look on life through education and real world experience.” The organiza- tion also revitalized a part of New Orleans following the disaster that did so much damage to the city.


Usher says he believes in giving, on stage and off. Reflections


in that context. According to the IRS, the weirdly eclectic artist, formerly of the Fugees, owes a whopping $1.6 mil- lion. They say she didn’t file from 2005 to 2007.


In response, Hill


issued a typically long, rambling and somewhat racially tinged statement in which she did every- thing but actually fully deny the accuracy of the charges. (The IRS tends to know what it is doing!) In any event, Hill’s court date is June 29.


From page D-1 In light of so many famous people


coming out in favor of same-sex mar- riage, including Charles Barkley, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Barack Obama, Sean Penn, Carrie Underwood, Brad Pitt, Russell Simmons and Cyndi Lauper, someone asked me what I think.


Well, my feelings can be summed Lauryn Hill TV One’s series, “Unsung,” has proved


to be very successful, giving props to art- ists who have received recognition, but not as much as their achievements and talents merit.


Stephanie Mills has been asked sev- eral times to be pro- filed on “Unsung” but has refused. Pulling no punches, the very private Mills said, “I don’t feel unsung. I’ve had a wonderful career. I don’t like that show.”


Mills, a fantastic Stephanie Mills


performer with a great and distinctive voice, has given us such hits


as “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” “Something In the Way (You Make Me Feel),” “Home,” “I Have Learned to Re- spect the Power of Love,” “Sweet Sensa- tion,” “I Feel Good All Over” and “What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’?”


By the way, it is so hard to believe that


Stephanie Mills is now 55 years old! In case you ever wondered what


Prince’s all-time biggest single was, the answer is “When Doves Cry” (1984), fol- lowed by “Kiss” (1986) and “Let’s Go Crazy” (1984).


Someone I find irritating: actor Rus-


sell Brand. A group I find irritating: LMFAO.


up in four words: “I really don’t care.” As Barkley put it, “That’s their busi- ness,” to which Pitt added, “You can’t tell someone how to live their life.” And then there’s Eastwood harsh comment, “I don’t give a f--- about who wants to get married to anyone else.”


BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW...that there


were four ladies on the earliest Su- premes records (“I Want a Guy,” “But- tered Popcorn,” “Your Heart Belongs to Me”). Her name is Barbara Martin. Many years later, on occasions when she was asked to sign autographs, she would write, “I blew it!”


MEMORIES: “We’re In This Love To-


gether” (Al Jarreau), “Something to Talk About” (Bonnie Raitt), “Disco Lady” (Johnnie Taylor), “She’s Out of My Life” (Michael Jackson), “It’s Growing” (the Temptations), “Imagine” (John Lennon), “Sweet Thing” (Rufus featuring Chaka Khan), “It’s You That I Need” (Enchant- ment), “Don’t Be Cruel” (Bobby Brown).


BLESSINGS to Diane Steinberg


Lewis, Willie E. Williams, Jackie Hicks, William Staiger, Eric Pointer, Donafay Collins, Horace Boyington, Claudette Robinson, Clifton-Akai Tuggle, Denise Cash, Gerald Clark, Samuel Kemp, Charles H. Rudolph and Diane Perkins.


WORDS OF THE WEEK, from Alan


Cohen: “Keep the truth at the top of your priorities.”


Let the music play! (Steve Holsey can be reached at


Svh517@aol.com and PO Box 02843, Detroit, MI 48202.)


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June rocks on TV One in celebration of Our Music Month with concerts, movies, and specials that pay tribute to African American contributions to our music history.


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