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Viola Davis: The ‘Beautiful Creatures’ interview

Viola Davis: The ‘Beautiful Creatures’ interview

Viola Davis – who has string of high-profile performances set for release – talks about her latest outing as Amma in the screen adaptation of the romantic fantasy novel "Beautiful Creatures."

Kam Williams: Hi Viola, thanks for another opportunity to interview you.

Viola Davis: Absolutely!

KW: Congratulations on winning another NAACP Image Award. I loved your performance in "Won't Back Down."

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Beyoncé was ready for her Super Bowl moment

Beyoncé was ready for her Super Bowl moment

By the time the clock ran out on Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, the singer had put to rest doubts that she would give it her all.

The 31-year-old had been at the center of controversy leading up to her anticipated game day show thanks to her decision to use a recorded track when she performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration in January.

That left some questioning whether she'd do the same in New Orleans on Sunday, but Beyoncé clarified that she would "absolutely" sing live during the game, something that seemed evident as she soared through a decade-plus of hits.

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare/CNN

Frank Ocean letting fight with Chris Brown go

Frank Ocean letting fight with Chris Brown go

Frank Ocean says he'll "choose sanity" and let his fight with Chris Brown go.

"No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit," Ocean said on his Tumblr page Saturday night.

"As a child, i thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man," the post said.

"But as a man I am not a killer. I'm an artist and a modern person. I'll choose sanity."

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  • Written by Denise Quan and Greg Botelho/CNN

Beyoncé: Yes, it was prerecorded

Beyoncé: Yes, it was prerecorded

Yes, Beyoncé can sing – all by herself, thank you very much.

That much she showed Thursday, when she opened her appearance before reporters in New Orleans – where she's set to headline the Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance Sunday – with a stirring, a cappella rendition of the national anthem.

It was the same tune she sang just over a week ago at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

But on that momentous occasion, Beyoncé admitted on Thursday, she had some help.

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  • Written by Greg Botelho/CNN

Football: are you ready for some?

Football: are you ready for some?

OK, now that I have confirmed that the two teams I thought were playing really are the correct ones playing in the Superbowl this weekend, I can get on with my column.

Many of you have not missed a game on Sunday, Monday, Thursday or Saturday of the entire season. You have lived, breathed and consumed football. You've been there for every party and every disappointment. On game day or night you have been glued to your television, breaking away only for the commercials.

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If Dr. King were a man, oh, he was!

If Dr. King were a man, oh, he was!

Servant. Leader. Activist. Saint. If one were to ask 1,000 different people how they would describe the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is certain that 1,000 different replies would be received.

The clergyman, known best for his nonviolent civil rights efforts, has been immortalized in the minds of many as a man who could do no wrong. Even so, Dr. King was human. Though a triumphant civil rights leader, King was a man. He was human; a side that many people did not see.

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  • Written by Nicole R. Harris/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

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