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‘Dear Mama’ Review: Allen Hughes’ Docuseries Grapples Admirably With the Complexities of Tupac and Afeni Shakur

The 'Menace II Society' director parallels the lives of mother and son in a five-part FX documentary.

N’Neka Garland, ‘General Hospital’ Producer, Dies at 49

N’Neka Garland, an Emmy-winning producer on General Hospital who spent the past 22 years with the venerable ABC soap opera, has died. She was 49. Garland suffered a heart attack at her home in Sherman Oaks and died Monday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, her friend Cori Murray told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 54

Michael K. Williams, the mesmerizing actor and five-time Emmy nominee best known for his role as Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, has died, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 54. “It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while […]

Nick Broomfield’s ‘Last Man Standing’: Film Review

The veteran documentary filmmaker revisits the subject matter of his 2002 film 'Biggie and Tupac' with this follow-up featuring new testimony about the involvement of the LAPD and former label owner Suge Knight.

Jada Pinkett Smith Shares Unreleased Tupac Shakur Poem on Late Rapper’s 50th Birthday

To commemorate what would have been her friend’s 50th birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith on Tuesday evening shared what appears to be an unreleased poem from the late rapper Tupac Shakur. The legendary musician and wordsmith was killed in 1996 at the age of 25. His legions of fans still celebrate his birthday each year. He […]

‘Defiant Ones’ Director Sets Tupac Shakur Docuseries as Follow-Up

'Defiant Ones' director Allen Hughes has set a Tupac Shakur docuseries as his next project, and is getting full access to the late rapper's library and catalog from his estate.

Slate’s ‘Slow Burn’ to Explore the Deaths of Tupac, Notorious B.I.G. in Third Season

'Slow Burn' is bringing its longform storytelling style to one of music's biggest unsolved mysteries. The podcast will return for a third season later this year that will focus on the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G.

John Singleton, Trailblazing Writer-Director of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ Dies at 51

John Singleton, the pioneering writer-director of 'Boyz N the Hood' who traveled a short distance but sure came a long way as he blazed a trail from South Central to Hollywood, has died. He was 51.

Las Vegas Police Clarify Status of Tupac Case After TV Interview With Suspect’s Uncle

Las Vegas Police clarified the status of Tupac's murder case after the uncle of a suspect opened up about the hip-hop star's death in a recent BET interview.

Demetrius Shipp Jr. Joins Mystery Drama ‘Same Difference’

Essence Atkins, Terrence Jenkins and Edwina Findley also topline the indie pic, which is shooting in Los Angeles.

Auction of Tupac-Madonna Love Letter Halted

Gotta Have It! Collectibles was ordered to pull 22 items, including a pair of the Material Girl's previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair, from its rock-and-roll-theme sale, scheduled for Wednesday.

MC Hammer Defends Tupac Biopic ‘All Eyez on Me’: “Truthful Portrayal of My Loved One”

The late rapper's friend argued the film isn't meant to be entirely factual.