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Empire Ratings Grow Again To 14.7 Million Viewers

After eight consecutive weeks of growth, Empire was up against its biggest obstacle this Wednesday in the form of the annual Daylight Saving Time downturn. 

The still the show proved victorious bringing in 14.7 million total viewers (ticking up 3 percent from last week’s finals) and a 5.6 rating (dipping two tenths).

The show did finally halt its nearly unprecedented eight-week growth streak in the key demo. Wednesday's episode brought in a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49, per Fast National Nielsen returns. That's off a tenth from last week's initial score.

 

Jury Awards 7.3 Million to Marvin Gaye Estate Against Pharrell, Robin Thicke for Blurred Lines

Apparently the jury didn't think the lines between Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines and Marvin Gaye's Got To Give It Up weren't blurred at all.

A jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s children $7.3 million on Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father’s music to create “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit song of 2013.

Marvin Gaye’s daughter Nona Gaye wept as the verdict was being read and was hugged by her attorney, Richard Busch.

R&B Diva Angie Stone Arrested For Domestic Aggravated Assault

I guess there is still some rain in that house.  Singer Angie Stone was arrested earlier today on an aggravated assault charge in Atlanta.

 There have been no further updates about this arrest according to Atlanta’s Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office.

In 2011 she was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license.

R&B Divas (Atlanta) was recently canceled after poor ratings compared to the R&B Divas: LA franchise.

 

'The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon has died

The Simpsons changed the landscape of television forever.  As an 80's baby I grew up on the Simpsons and can't imagine life without it.  So sad.

From TMZ:

Sam Simon, the co-creator of "The Simpsons" has died ... TMZ has learned.

Simon passed away Sunday at his L.A. home, following a long, difficult battle with colon cancer. Simon was diagnosed in 2012 and was very public that his disease was terminal.

Watch: Rihanna Dances To Beyonce’s ‘7/11′

Beyonce and Rihanna have consistently maintained a respectful stance towards each other.

The public show of support continued last night when Rih was filmed getting down to her idol’s 2014 hit ‘7/11′ while at a Paris Fashion Week party in France.

Beyonce's Beyhive Make Time Magazines Most Influential List

Beyonce’s ‘Beyhive’, fan base is renown for terrorising (or stinging) any who dare to criticise the Pop icon.

Now, their efforts have been acknowledged by ‘Time’, who have featured them in their ’30 Most Influential People on the Net’ list.

Oprah Winfrey Relocates Harpo Studios To West Hollywood

After 26 years, Oprah Winfrey is leaving Chicago and relocating Harpo Studios by joining her TV network OWN in West Hollywood.

The media mogul alerted her staff yesterday (March 3) about the closure, which will impact 200 employees. Even though the lease for the Chicago $30.5 million 170,000 square foot space lasts until 2016, all commuting between the two cities will stop immediately.

Prince To Perform Spontaneous Concerts In The US Beginning Next Week

One of the ultimate live peformers Prince is hitting the road to give random peformances and we can't wait.

the aptly titled Hit and Run tour is scheduled for March 14th in Louisville, Kentucky. Venue details have not yet been revealed, but tickets go on sale Monday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. local time through Live Nation.

No other dates have been announced, though given the nature of the tour, expect announcements to come at a moment’s notice. Basically, keep those credit cards handy.

Empire's Ratings Up For Eighth Straight Week With 14.2 Million Viewers

Empire is the ratings hit that just keeps getting bigger. 

Last night, the FOX hit netted 14.2 million viewers, increasing by 300,000 viewers since last week’s airing. It also garnered a massive 5.7 rating in the all-important adults 18 – 49 demographic.

As Empire continues to grow, we’ll continue to provide a breakdown of its unprecedented growth streak.

Check it out below.

January 7: 9.9 million viewers

January 14: 10.32 million viewers

January 21: 11.07 million viewers

January 28: 11.36 million viewers

Chris Brown Surprises World With Baby Announcement

Lately everyone else has been dropping surprise albums but Chris Brown had something else in mind.  A baby.

From TMZ:

Chris Brown is the proud father of a 9-month-old baby girl ... TMZ has learned.

The baby's mother is a 31-year-old former model named Nia -- who we're told has known Chris for several years.

Sources connected to both Nia and Chris tell us they are on very good terms -- however they're not together romantically. We're told 25-year-old Chris is happy about being a father.

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