Tag: tina turner

Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Tribute at the Grammys Gentrified the Genre

Jennifer Lopez (l) and Smokey Robinson perform at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) During Black History Month 2019, the Recording Academy decided to gentrify Motown by having Jennifer “Don’t Be Fooled By the Rocks that I Got” Lopez do a tribute to an undeniably black-ass genre […]

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First Look: Don Cornelius Tells Gladys Knight About His ‘Not Whitewashed, Not Toned-Down’ Vision in American Soul

Get ready for more love, peace and souuuuul in your life, because BET’s American Soul is coming. From BET’s press release: American Soul is the story about the struggle to make the dream of Soul Train come true. Set in the early 70’s, filled with music, dance, fashion and glamour, this is the untold story […]

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‘A Life Defined by Fear’: Tina Turner Details Even More Abuse from Ike Turner in New Memoir

L-R: Ike Turner, Tina Turner, posed, studio, c.1966/1967 Photo: GAB Archive (Redferns) Most of us remember the brutality brought to life on screen in the 1993 Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It, which chronicled the entertainer’s rise to fame under the thumb and almost constant threat of abusive ex-husband and Svengali […]

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