Another power couple has bitten the dust in 2016.
On Tuesday evening, longtime NBA twosome Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss took to Twitter to announce that they were calling it quits on their relationship after an almost four year engagement. Sigh.
The duo took to Jackson’s social media account to share a message on their split as they posted: In case you’re having trouble reading the fine print, the note said: So sad. The 55-year-old later shared her own words on the break-up as she posted: While … read more

We didn’t see this year coming, but we heard it from all sides. In Signal & Noise 2016, you’ll find the way we made sense out of all of that sound.
It isn’t hard to sell people on optimism, but it’s hard to keep them sold on it, especially in a year as cynical as this one. Yet as we tear the final pages out of this ferociously exhausting calendar year, Chance the Rapper stands as 2016’s greatest optimist. His Coloring Book was one of the albums that wouldn’t go away this year, no … read more

What a game! The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday, October 22, advancing the MLB team to its first World Series in 71 years.
The Cubs celebrated the historic win at home at Wrigley Field. The National League team, which last appeared in the World Series in 1945, will face off against the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday, October 25.
Following Saturday night’s win, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a statement … read more

The woman suing NBA star Derrick Rose and alleging he and two others gang raped her in 2013 cannot remain anonymous during the upcoming October civil trial, a judge ruled this week, according to multiple reports. Attorneys for the woman, who is suing for $21.5 million and is identified in court papers only as Jane Doe, argued her privacy should be prioritized because she has already been harassed after her name was leaked, according to the Associated Press. But U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald … read more

As we discussed two weekends ago, Dwyane Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed in Chicago at the end of August. It was a devastating tragedy for Aldridge’s family, for the community of Chicago, and for anyone with a heart. Within hours of the news, Donald Trump decided to politicize the tragedy, tweeting: “Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!” People were justifiably appalled. … read more

Something tells us this is one birthday Beyoncé won’t forget anytime soon.
As the Budweiser Made in America festival continued Sunday evening, the “Halo” singer and husband Jay Z had a front-row seat to all the performances.
E! News can confirm the birthday girl was able to take in the sounds of Chance the Rapper, Coldplay and more artists with close friends Kelly Rowland, La La Anthony and Carmelo Anthony. And yes, Bey’s husband was close by too.
“They were acting very affectionate and dancing … read more

Dwyane Wade responded to Donald Trump’s insensitive tweet about his cousin Nykea Aldridge during a Thursday, September 1, interview with Good Morning America, which you can watch in the clip above. The Chicago Bulls basketball player, 34, felt “conflicted” after the Republican presidential nominee, 70, spoke out about the death of Aldridge, who died at age 32 after she was gunned down in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood of Chicago on August 26. “On one hand, your cousin’s death is used as … read more

Dwyane Wade is speaking out about the recent death of his cousin, who was gunned down on a South Side Chicago street last week, and the media storm that followed. In a segment that aired Friday on Good Morning America, the 34-year-old NBA star spoke about his slain cousin, Nykea Aldridge, and a tweet presidential hopeful Donald Trump sent out about the woman’s death which, Wade said, left him “conflicted.” “On one hand, your cousin’s death is used as a ploy for political gain,” Wade told George … read more

On Sunday, as Nykea Aldridge’s friends and family gathered soon after her shooting death, the sky filled with the purple balloons set free in honor of her favorite color. “This is my baby girl. Her life is gone too soon. Too soon she was taken away from us,” Aldridge’s mother, Diann Aldridge, said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “We’re just thankful to God that she was here on this earth as long as she was to bring joy to our hearts,” Diann said. “She was an awesome, little quiet storm of a daughter.” … read more

Saturday morning, one of the top sports/crime/celebrity headlines was the extraordinarily sad story about the death of a young woman in Chicago. A woman named Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed on a Chicago street while she pushed her baby in a stroller. Aldridge was the victim of crossfire – two men were shooting at each other, and Aldridge was the collateral damage. One of the reasons why this was such a major headline – beyond the tragic detail that Aldridge was pushing a stroller – was … read more

NBA star Dwyane Wade mourned the shooting death of his first cousin, Nykea Aldridge, in Chicago, on Friday, August 26, grieving the loss publicly on Twitter and calling for change.
“My cousin was killed today in Chicago,” the 34-year-old Chicago Bulls player wrote on Friday. “Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough.”
According to ABC News, Chicago police are currently investigating the incident, which took place Friday afternoon … read more

Here are some of the news stories that you may have missed today, featuring Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, Suicide Squad and more.
Justin Timberlake isn’t afraid to troll the Republican Party a bit! The multitalented megastar joined Trolls costar Anna Kendrick at the DreamWorks Animation panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 21, where he took a potshot at another convention that happens to be going on this week. [Us Weekly]
Celine Dion is open to working with Britney Spears and J Lo, … read more

NBA Hall of Famer and seven-time All-Star Nate Thurmond died Saturday at age 74 after a short battle with leukemia. California’s Golden State Warriors, with whom Thurmond spent 11 of his 14-season career playing, announced his passing in a statement on their website. “We’ve lost one of the most iconic figures in the history of not only our organization, but the NBA in general,” Warriors owner Joe Lacob said in the release. “Nate represented this franchise with class, dignity and humility as both … read more

Former Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade turned up the temperature with his nude photo shoot in ESPN The Magazine—and his wife, Gabrielle Union, thinks he looked “hot!”
The Being Mary Jane star couldn’t stop gushing over the Chicago Bulls player’s perfect physique when E! News caught up with her at the magazine’s celebration of its eighth annual Body Issue Tuesday night. “That’s what I see every day,” Union said. “He looks just as good going as he does coming. It’s a good time.”
Taking it off for the … read more

Dwyane Wade is leaving the Miami Heat to join the Chicago Bulls. The 34-year-old talked about the move on Thursday while guest hosting Live with Kelly, only hours after announcing the switch-up late Wednesday night. “It’s still surreal. I’m still numb,” he told Kelly Ripa. “I’ve been in Miami for 13 incredible years. You get a week to decide what you’re going to do. And I didn’t get [any] sleep. I lost probably 5 to 10 pounds, just not being able to sleep. I sweated. It’s so stressful.” For Wade … read more