Entertainment Express: Nas, Marvin Hamlisch, Africa Bambaata, Kristen Stewart, Alicia Keys
* While rumours of Nas having a ghostwriter ruffle the hip hop world, the rapper, Tony Bennett and producer Salaam Remi will be honoured with the Amy Winehouse Inspiration Award at a gala ceremony for the late singer’s foundation in October.
* Former US President Bill Clinton was among the mourners to pay their last respects to composer Marvin Hamlisch in New York on Tuesday.
* Africa Bambaata has been given the title of visiting scholar at Cornell University, marking one of the first times a hip-hop legend has been appointed a faculty position at a major university.
* Alicia Keys says her new album will be called Girl on Fire, and she’s promising fans will see a new side to her.