Arts & Culture

Black, gay comedian Sampson battles racism, homophobia in Hollywood

Sampson McCormick is a gay stand-up comedian surviving in Hollywood

Sampson McCormick is a gay stand-up comedian who has experienced many things. Most of them great, but he still has to step over the litter of what should already be a bygone era.

He talked to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News about the racial and homophobic hurdles which dominate the industry, and admittedly he is not one to stand by silently, so he had a lot to say.  

Singer Prince dies at the age of 57

Prince Rogers Nelson - 1958 -2016

The artist known as Prince has died.

The 57-year-old singer has been reportedly found at his Paisley Park compound early Thursday morning.

Multiple sources close to the star have confirmed his passing.

During his tour last week, he had to make an emergency landing in Illinois, but returned to the stage the next night to show fans that he was feeling fine.

Ricky Martin steps out officially with handsome new beau

Jwan Josef and Ricky Martin attend amfAR event

Latin pop star Ricky Martin took to the red carpet this weekend to raise money for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

It was also a time to introduce his new boyfriend artist Jwan Yosef to the world.

Yosef, according to The Latin Times is a Syrian native, loves Tumblr and currently lives in London.  

Wonderful gay Indian romance 'Loev' will change Bollywood forever

Two Indian men try to navigate around their feelings of attraction in a culture that is not so accepting of it.

Sudhanshu Saria’s LOEV follows some of the formulas so often used in Indian films, however this is a film which has the audacity to know these rules then courageously break them.

There is a term that Indian film makers don’t necessarily like, that term is Bollywood; a fusion of the words Bombay (now Mumbai) and Hollywood.

Theater Review: 'Big River'

"Big River” plays through May 15, 2016 at New Village Arts, 2787 State Street in Carlsbad.

“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order Of The Author.”                  

  -- Mark Twain

Video: Pink releases new single for Disney film

Pink returns to the studio for Disney "Wonderland" sequel

P!nk has released her first pop song in three years for the motion picture soundtrack “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

The 36-year-old pop/rock artist took some time off to focus on her family but has returned to the mainstream music charts with “Just Like Fire” for the upcoming Disney film.

Jason Walker's 'So Happy' is the club anthem of 2016

Jason Walker is "So Happy"

The new Tony Moran produced Jason Walker dance single, So Happy, was released on Friday and it’s as uplifting as the title suggests.

The dance track has the aptitude of pop expression with the agility of a dance floor anthem, a perfect combination for a mainstream crossover.

Video: David Beckham spoofs his underwear ads on 'Late Late Show'

David Beckham and James Corden on the Late Late Show

When David Beckham scheduled his guest appearance on Late Late Show with James Corden late last March, he probably didn’t think he would be making an underwear commercial with the host.

The famous sports star has probably appeared more times on camera in his briefs than any other international celebrity.