Straight Outta Compton was one of the top 20 highest-grossing films of 2015 and a lot of that had to do with its marketing. Promotion for the movie was damn near everywhere, including Facebook. But as it turns out, white users saw an entirely different trailer for the film than black and Latino users.
Dr. Dre’s former housekeeper Raquel Sagustume is suing the rapper and producer, claiming that other household staff bullied her, and that she was unfairly terminated from the $1,870 per week job after only 13 months.
On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre addressed to “the woman I’ve hurt.” Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology is below.
Dr. Dre has issued a public apology to the women he’s abused in the past, following heavy criticism of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.
The omitted Straight Outta Compton scene of Dr. Dre beating television host Dee Barnes has been found.
On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre brutally attacked Dee Barnes, the host of a well-known Fox show about hip-hop called Pump It Up! Dre was reportedly angry about a Pump It Up! segment hosted by Barnes that aired…
While reviews for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton have been fairly positive, one prevailing critique is that the narrative conveniently leaves out Dr. Dre’s abusive past. In a recent interview, his ex-fiancée—R&B singer Michel’le—states the obvious in explaining the reason that storyline was neglected.
In John Singleton’s seminal 1991 film Boyz N the Hood, neighborhood girl Shalika (Regina King) and Doughboy (Ice Cube) share the following exchange:
In January of 1991, producer/rapper and then-N.W.A. member Andre “Dr. Dre” Young attacked hip-hop journalist Denise “Dee” Barnes in a nightclub. If you hadn’t heard about the incident going into F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which hits theaters in two weeks, you’d leave the theater none the…
As a California girl, I grew up in the shadow of NWA even though I was absolutely not allowed to listen to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, MC Ren and Yella outside of my headphones. Now the group's biopic Straight Outta Compton is on the way, starring Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father, and from the…
Yesterday Forbes released its annual list of the top-earning comedians, and it's a fucking sausagefest consisting of 9 men and 0 women and 1 Daniel Tosh, who technically counts as two men due to his supercock. What gives? Where are all the wit women at?
A pervy upskirt shot of underwearless Anne Hathaway getting out of a limo at a New York premiere of Les Miserables has been making the rounds on that beautiful formless mass of the collective human id that we call the Interwebz. This morning on the TODAY show, she responded eloquently to host/human toejam Matt Lauer,…
Pop Chart Lab brings us an illustrated flowchart about all the haters who Forgot About Dre. What, you think he turned pop and the firm flopped? Y'all are the reason Dre ain't been gettin' no sleep.
Now that they each have their own somewhat pointless "lifestyle" websites, the GOOPy one and the Hova decided to interview each other. Gwynnie takes Jay-Z's questions on his site, while he fields inquiries on hers. And the results are...strange. Who knew Gwyneth had opinions about gangster rap that are both deeply…
Samantha Baker, Claire Standish, Andie Walsh — the object of your 80s affection turns 43 today. Watch some John Hughes and raise a glass to the brat pack.
Though we can't endorse stalking Mr. Schue, this Funny or Die video may be the Glee cast's best rap ever. Heather Morris' ability to make dancing with a Jane Lynch sex doll adorable is most impressive.
- A UK tabloid called News of the World is currently running terrifying pictures they claim are of Lindsay Lohan at a Hollywood party in 2007, shooting heroin in several images and kissing Paris Hilton in others.
- It seems that Kristin Chenoweth might be getting her very own (musical) show!