Hollywood is still reeling from Tuesday’s news (October 29) of the sudden death of legendary comedian-actor John Witherspoon (aged 77).  As of time reported, the cause of death has not been confirmed.

Best known for his fatherly roles in the ‘Friday’ film franchise and ‘The Wayan Bros’ television sitcom, Witherspoon has also had memorable roles in ‘Boomerang,’ ‘Vampire in Brooklyn,’ ‘I’m Gonna Get You Sucka,’ ‘The Boondocks’ (animated television sitcom), ‘The Meteor Man,’ and more.

To remember his impact on film and television, fans and celebrities alike have taken to Twitter in droves to salute the funnyman.  Look inside for more:

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This Friday brings with it the release of the original soundtrack for the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot.

Helmed by Ariana Grande, the Republic Records set features a number of tracks with the songbird – including hotly her anticipated Normani and Nicki Minaj collaboration ‘Bad To You.’

To whet appetites for the compilation and the film (which hits theaters on November 15th), an album preview has been unleashed.

Snag an early listen to ‘Bad To You’ and more after the jump…

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FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly (pictured above) rocked headlines in early September when he sent a formal letter to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) requesting their cooperation in an investigation into the unscrupulous practice of “payola” (as we reported here).

Taking weeks to respond, their unsatisfactory reply to the inquiry has only incited a deeper probe of music industry practices. Details inside:

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Few stars have stood taller on the charts than Taylor Swift and the Pop titan will be rewarded accordingly at the 2019 American Music Awards. 

Details below…

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Check out Ciara!

The R&B chanteuse is going all out for Halloween and may well have scored the definitive win.

Moments ago, posing alongside husband Russell Wilson, she shared her costume – Beyonce.

The Wilsons recreated Bey and Jay-Z‘s ‘APESH*T’ video – with The Obamas playfully replacing the Mona Lisa.

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In news that can only be described as tragic, actor-comedian John Witherspoon – best known for his fatherly roles on the ‘Friday’ franchise and ‘The Wayans Bros.’ television sitcom – passed away Tuesday (October 29).

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Look at her now sounds about right.

It’s been nearly three years since Selena Gomez released new music from an official studio album and fans apparently couldn’t wait to get their eyes and ears on the latest from the Pop darling.  Dropping not one, but two new singles just a day apart, Gomez stunned fans with the haunting ballad, ‘Lose You To Love Me,’ before unveiling the uptempo ‘Look at Her Now.’  While the latter is looking to make its inaugural appearance on next week’s refreshed Hot 100, the former stormed digital sales, streaming, and radio tallies (as we reported here) to make a #15 premiere on this week’s singles chart.

Billboard also reports:

‘[‘Lose You to Love Me’ enters the Hot 100 with] 36,000 sold (digital sales), 15.3 million streams, and 14.1 million in radio audience impressions.’

Coming as the second-most impressive Hot 100 entrance of her career (following 2015’s #9 debut of ‘Good For You’), ‘Lose You’s first week performance is all the more impressive considering the song impacted charts based on just two days of sales counts due to its unconventional release date.

As we extend our congratulations to Selena, look inside to see who joins her in the top 25 of this week’s edition of TGJ Chart Check:
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After first topping Billboard Holiday Charts last year with his inaugural yuletide album, ‘A Legendary Christmas,’ EGOT-winner John Legend is gifting fans a revamped version of the project via a recently announced re-release.

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Singer-songwriter Major Johnson Finley, better known mononymously, has earned critical acclaim aplenty for his work since the release of his debut single, 2016’s ‘Why I Love You’ (which rocked Billboard’s R&B charts).

Undoubtedly looking for a redo its follow-up effort, ‘Even More,’ the title track from the project features guest vocals from Grammy-winning songbird Brandy (fans may remember, the two co-starred on FOX’s cancelled musical drama ‘STAR’).

Now reunited for a good cause, the accompanying video for ‘Even More’ debuted just before the close of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and – thanks to a partnership with Susan G. Komen’s #CancerAintMyName campaign – the song salutes cancer survivorship in a grand way.

See the heartwarming message inside:

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While Megan Thee Stallion has never been one to shy away from stripping off her designer duds to show off her assets, it was her music that was stripped back recently thanks to a rocking acoustic set on NPR’s wildly popular ‘Tiny Desk’ concert series.

Armed with some of her biggest hits including ‘Hot Girl Summer,’ ‘Realer,’ and more, the freestyle queen was joined by Brooklyn band Phony Ppl to crank out the numbers (and even showed off a new song with the group).

Curious to see how she fared? Look inside:

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Devastation in the nation!

News which may upset ‘Game of Thrones‘ viewers awaits below…

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Donald Trump may be facing the threat of impeachment but that’s done little to stop his son, Donald Trump Jr,  from enjoying Kanye West’s latest album.

The President’s son’s thoughts on ‘Jesus is King’ below…

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