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According to Fox 8 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Oprah Winfrey was in Winston Salem on June 2 to help arrange the memorial service for her late friend and mentor, Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou's son, Guy, decided to have a closed service for family and friends on June 7 at 10 a.m. at Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel, due to limited seating capacity. Oprah and a handful of other were inside Wait Chapel for at least a half hour on June 2, until 1 p.m., discussing seating arrangements, where the family will sit and how the chapel will be decorated. Oprah tweeted on June 1 that she was at Angelou's home, "sitting at her kitchen table." Angelou's family has requested that in lieu of flowers or public memorials on campus, donations be made to the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Crooner Chris Brown was released early on June 2 slightly after 12 am from a Los Angeles County Jail. Brown had been in custody since mid-March when he was arrested after being expelled from a court-ordered rehabilitation sentence for violating its rules. And a judge in May ordered the entertainer to remain in jail after he admitted he violated his probation by getting into an altercation outside a hotel in Washington, D.C. last year
The Apollo Theater in New York City, a leading not-for-profit performing arts institution, will transform its Spring Gala into an epic birthday party celebration in honor of the storied Theater's 80th anniversary on Tuesday, June 10. This year's Apollo Hall of Fame will celebrate the eight decades of artistic brilliance that has been presented on the Apollo stage since 1934. Special tribute performances include Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole and the Isley Brothers. The evening will be hosted by Wayne Brady
EPIX, the premium entertainment network, will premiere a new 30-minute special series, "Personal with Bill Rhoden," on Wednesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET with a pair of America's most elite athletes and personalities, NFL Hall of Famer Calvin Hill and his son, recently retired NBA superstar Grant Hill. In the discussion, Grant talks frankly about his dealing with Donald Sterling. Rhoden, an award-winning sports journalist with the New York Times, conducts the up close and intimate interview.
Event host Kevin Rouse, alongside partners Darryl Pitts, Chuckie Miller, Marva King and Dantae Dupree, are gearing up for a live weekend amid the momentum of the "BET Experience" happening in Los Angeles in late June. On Saturday, June 28, the promotional crew will present the fabulous actress, Wendy Raquel Robinson, television's popular Tasha Mack from BET's hot series "The Game," as the host of their "The City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience," to be held at the Bonaventura Brewing Company in downtown Los Angeles
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