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Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

Justin Bieber & Orlando Bloom Maybe Just Had The Lamest Fight Ever

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment

You know those fights in baseball where everyone rushes out onto the field and then just sorta gives each other dirty looks for a little while? We...

Print Tabloids: Why Are You Still a Thing?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Sheila Moeschen

I realize that in relation to the digital colosseum the sad print tabloid industry is merely a fungus on the underside of a rotting stump. But that doesn't excuse its existence.

Donald Sterling: Facade, Fiction, and Forgiveness

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Sterling's comments are not unlike Cliven Bundy's recent musings. Bundy, the Nevada rancher who owes more than a million dollars in federal grazing fees wondered aloud if blacks might have been better off as slaves "picking cotton and having a family life and doing things."

Donald Sterling, the NBA and Racism

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is good the NBA responded swiftly in this particular instance. But more work needs to be done to address the racism which permeates much of our society today.

About A "Girl" Who Refused To Just Shut Up And Take Orders

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.29.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Peggy Drexler

You could argue that the woman on the recording didn't really set up the man on the recording; instead, she let events play out in a way that seemed quite characteristic for the Clippers owner.

A Letter to Donald Sterling, the Loneliest Man in L.A. (And Why We Can No Longer Accept His Money)

Jonathan Zeichner | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Zeichner

As someone who has accepted your funding in good faith, I want you to know that I find your remarks to be utterly repugnant and I denounce them. I'm doing so publicly because you have been publishing my photo under yours for several years, and I'd like you to stop.

Why Not Even Olivia Pope Can Help Donald Sterling

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 06.28.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Aside from the obvious fact that Olivia would not be welcome at a Clippers game (the character is played by African American actress Kerry Washington), there are a few tips any crisis expert would have advised.

Furor Mounts Over Clippers Owner Donald Sterling's Alleged Racist Rant

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

An NBA team is a business, but it also carries the imagery of representing that city. Sports and athletes can provide opportunities for positive role modeling and influencing attitudes -- when turned negative, the effects ripple.

'Gordon Ramsay Is A Pansy And Yelpers Have No Balls!'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.15.2014 | TV

If you can't stand the heat, get out of Scottsdale. Amy and Samy Bouzaglo, the proprietors of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz., returned ...

Stacy Keibler Wows In Hot Pink Suit

Posted 02.27.2014 | Celebrity

It was hard to miss Stacy Keibler at Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood party in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Feb. 25). The 34-year-old ensured all ey...

The Oscars and the Night That Jack Nicholson Came to Harlem to Eat Macaronis With Detective Sonny Grosso

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso says Jack's visit sent Rao's influential clientele into a tizzy but what was so heart-warming was that Nicholson himself had presented the Best Picture Oscar to The French Connection's producer Phil D'Antoni back at the 44th Academy Awards.

WATCH: Guess Who Was Dancing Shirtless At The Gay Bar...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

College football star Michael Sam made history over the weekend when he became the first active Division I college football player to come out as gay....

'Orange Is The New Black' Star Legally Separates From Wife

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Pablo Schreiber is known as "Pornstache," the corrupt correctional officer George Mendez, on the hit Netflix show "Orange Is The New Black." Though he...

IS THIS REAL?!

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Wait. Is this a joke? TMZ created a poll to ask readers how it should "refer to black people." We had to do a double take -- and then a triple take...

Dear Fabolous...

Thea Montanez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Thea Montanez

I think the better question you could have asked is, "Where else are the homeless gonna get free access to support services, man?" And just for the record it's not only the homeless that depend on us.

Toto, I Don't Think We Are in Kansas Anymore!

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Rachel Braun Scherl

But the other day in my inbox, I had an e-mail with the title, 'Life is Short -- Have an Affair.' And I have to admit, it threw me for a loop. The content of the e-mail was even more disturbing. Is that the best option available to unhappy couples?

Watch What Happens When Rick Ross Gets Tired Of TMZ

Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

Like many celebrities, Rick Ross has grown tired of TMZ's ever-present cameras and questions. But while Kanye West prefers to tell the paparazzi, "don...

Colbert: GOP? More Like TMZ

Posted 08.01.2013 | Comedy

On last night's "Colbert Report," Stephen pointed out that the claws-out bitchfight between GOP luminaries Chris Christie and Rand Paul would be a gre...

Cosplay Paparazzi Reports Back From Comic-Con 2013 - TMZ Style!

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

The office crew at What's Trending reports on all of the hot superheroes that we saw at Comic-Con 2013, like traditional media sources, a.k.a. TMZ. ...

Is TMZ the Future of Local News?

Timothy Karr | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media
Timothy Karr

The common refrain of media companies promoting infotainment is that they're simply giving the people the news they want. But the real revolution in news reporting is not the fluff that springs from the minds of Fox execs.

India.Arie: It Was Not My Intention To Be Hard On Zoe Saldana

Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

In recent months, India.Arie has faced a hailstorm of criticism for lightening her skin on the cover of her latest single, “Cocoa Butter,” and has...

Former Bulls Star Injures Man After Fight In LA?

Posted 06.24.2013 | Sports

Scottie Pippen got into a nasty altercation outside Nobu restaurant in Los Angeles over the weekend, TMZ reports. The basketball legend allegedly "kno...

He's a Bad Boy, But She's a Hot Mess: Is It a Gender Thing?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Amanda Bynes is, without a doubt, an 11 on the media dubbed "hot mess" Richter scale, and it seems like there is some kind of cultural payoff in watching her seismic mishaps expand.

PHOTO: India Arie Accused Of Lightening Her Skin

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

Is that you, India Arie? The 37-year-old star is almost unrecognizable in the cover image from her new single "Cocoa Butter," which is causing a l...