ESPN is staying in the family by giving its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Robin Roberts at its annual ESPY awards this summer, The Associated Press reports.
The "Good Morning America" anchor is being saluted for how she kept viewers involved in her treatments for two serious illnesses. She had breast cancer in 2007 and last year had to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder. Roberts returned to "Good Morning America" last month.
Roberts came to sister company ABC from ESPN, where she was the network's first black female sportscaster.
Most past awards recipients have sports connections, like former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt last year. But the ESPYs also have honored Nelson Mandela and the four men who tried to stop one of the Sept. 11 hijackings.
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture Tuesday announced its 2012-13 August Wilson Center Fellows: Nikki Young, media arts; Joshua Wilder, theater; Bridgette Perdue, music and interdisciplinary performance; Nathan James, theater; and Marlana Vassar, visual arts.
Through the fellowships, the artists will: have new venues to create and present their own works of art, pursue individualized career advancement, participate in collaborative creative and marketing projects, strengthen community connections, acquire financial services and collect a regular stipend.
The fellowships are awarded for a minimum of one year. The stipends provide artists with economic freedom to focus on their individual practices over the year to explore, experiment and develop their work more fully.
TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed by "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston ... moments after a thief broke into his car and stole a script from the upcoming season.
In the call, Cranston tells the dispatcher, "I need to report a breaking and entering into my vehicle." He says the thief smashed the passenger side window of his Audi and grabbed a bunch of stuff, including the script.
As we reported, the theft happened earlier this month in New Mexico ... the thief also took Cranston's iPad.
Police confirm a man by the name of Xavier McAfee was arrested over the weekend for the burglary, but the script has not been recovered.
Kordell Stewart -- the former Pittsburgh Steelers star -- has filed for divorce from his reality star wife Porsha Williams, TMZ reports.
According to Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, the 40-year-old NFL alumnus -- who went by the nickname "Slash" during his playing days -- filed for divorce on March 22.
Stewart and Williams were married on May 21, 2011 -- they have no children together. Stewart has a son from a previous relationship.
Williams stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
The issue of children came up often on the reality show -- Williams wanted to have kids AND a career in charity work but Stewart told her she had to choose.
According to the divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Stewart says the marriage is "irretrievably broken" and claims the two are currently separated.
TMZ reports that Stewart also believes he shouldn't have to pay Williams a single cent in spousal support claiming, "[She's] an able-bodied person, earning income and is capable of supporting herself."
Stewart also says there are no marital assets subject to division which suggests there is a prenuptial agreement in play.
Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte and others have been added to the list of performers and presenters for the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the AP reports.
Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Rush will also perform when Donna Summer, Albert King, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler are inducted at an April 18 ceremony in Los Angeles.
Usher is performing for Jones. Fogerty and Jackson Browne will perform with Newman. King will perform for Adler and Cheech & Chong will induct him.
In a Seattle reunion, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell will perform with Heart, while Soundgarden's Chris Cornell will induct them. Lee and Belafonte will pay tribute to Public Enemy.
The Video Music Awards are taking a road trip to Brooklyn, the AP reports.
MTV's showcase awards show is traditionally held in Los Angeles or Manhattan.
This year the show will be held Aug. 25 at the new Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets and the site of recent Rolling Stones and Jay-Z multi-night concerts.
MTV will celebrate 30 years of the VMAs this year. From Kanye West and Taylor Swift to the Madonna-Britney Spears-Christina Aguilera kiss, the show has become known more for its pop culture moments than the winners of its signature Moonman trophies.
The VMAs were last held in New York in 2009 and have been in Los Angeles since.
Kim Clijsters will welcome a son in mid-September, People reports.
The former professional tennis player and her husband, Brian Lynch, announced the happy news on their Twitter accounts Monday.
"Baby is healthy and we found out we are having a boy! We are super happy," Lynch writes.
Adds Clijsters, "Thanks everyone for all the messages regarding [our] news about having a boy!"
The couple, who married in 2007, are already parents to daughter Jada Ellie, 5.
After competing in her final U.S. Open in August, Clijsters, 29, officially retired from the sport and placed expanding her family high on her priority list.
In February, she revealed that she will deliver her second child this fall.people