Plus: Snoop Dogg and Jennifer Hudson to appear on Empire, John Legend and Sam Smith record a new duet, and more!
Cosby Accuser's Mom Reaches Out to Camille Cosby
Jennifer Thompson has come forward with claims that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby 20 years ago when she was just 17 years old. Today, her mother Judy Thomson is reaching out to Cosby's wife for retribution. "Your husband crossed boundaries that never should have been breached," she wrote in a letter to Camille Cosby. "He shattered her innocence. May you and Bill speak the truth and be afforded peace for your souls." Neither of the Cosby's have acknowledged whether they received the letter. [Yahoo! News]
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University of Oklahoma Students Stage Anti-Racism Protest
The morning after video surfaced of a fraternity singing a racist chant, students at the University of Oklahoma gathered to protest racism on their campus. At 7:30 am Monday morning, students gathered for prayer and held vigils outside of various university buildings. Even University President David Boren joined the protesters. He released a statement immediately following the incident calling the fraternity "disgraceful" and effectively severing ties with the entire organization. [Huffington Post]
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Snoop Dogg to Appear on 'Empire' Finale
Empire is pulling out the musical big guns for their season finale. The godfather of West Caost rap, Snoop Dogg himself will be making an appearance in addition to Rita Ora, Jennifer Hudson and the queen diva Patti LaBelle. The two-part finale airs March 18. You don't want to miss it! [Entertainment Weekly]
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Jennifer Hudson Records New Song for Empire
You didn't think those guest stars would show up on Empire without putting on a show, did you? Jennifer Hudson recorded a new track exclusively for the season finale called "Remember the Music" and it even features the Empire cast. "'Remember the Music' truly exemplifies the power that music can have in all of our lives," Hudson said. Listen to "Remember the Music" right here.
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Sam Smith and John Legend Record Duet
U.K. singing sensation Sam Smith and Grammy and Oscar winner John Legend are blending their powerful vocals on a new duet, "Lay Me Down." The pair will be performing the ballad on March 13 for the live Comic Relief broadcast to raise money for humanitarian projects around the world. Listen to their song here.
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Jamie Foxx to Host iHeartRadio Music Awards
Oscar and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx is hosting the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The biggest names in music will be in attendance and Rihanna, Sam Smith, Snoop Dog, Jennifer Hudson, and more will be performing (fingers crossed, maybe Jamie will bless the audience with a performance of his own). The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live on NBC Sunday, March 29.