The Rundown

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.

* As news breaks that Kristen Stewart reportedly won’t be in the Snow White sequel, Jodie Foster, who worked with an 11-year-old Stewart on Panic Room, has come to her defense.

* 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.

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