Although they moved in together and had lived in domestic bliss since 1953, it wasn’t until 2004 that they were able to marry in California — a marriage that was later voided by the California Supreme Court.
Happily, Del and Phyllis did eventually say vows that stuck on June 16, 2008, just a few months before Dorothy died at the age of 87.
He would later also contribute to the Red Hot Organization's Fela Kuti tribute album, Red Hot and Riot in 2002.
R." from Resurrection ignited a feud with West Coast rap group Westside Connection.
It’s a match made in hip-hop heaven: Common, the socially conscious Oscar-winning rapper/actor/activist who has performed (and partied) at the White House, and Angela Rye, the Hill vet and CNN political analyst who can shut down a cable news pundit with Beyoncé lyrics and plenty of facts.
 The new couple were spotted together last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys, where Common (real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.) took home a trophy for outstanding original music and lyrics for “13th,” director Ava Du Vernay’s Netflix documentary about mass incarceration.
Actress Jodie Foster made a splash at the 2013 Golden Globes when she came out (though she refrained from using the words “gay” or “lesbian”) in her acceptance speech for the Cecil B.
The very next year, she made headlines again by marrying actress and photographer Alexandra Hedison, most famous for playing Dylan Moreland in the Showtimes series “The L Word.” Jodie and Alex are a private couple, preferring to snuggle indoors with their dog Ziggy than play the role of celebrity.
Here he is giving thanks to the Almighty for his Emmy just like he does for taking every breath, every single day.In addition to hitting the red carpet together, Rye wrote a lengthy and very sweet congratulatory message to the multi-talented entertainer on Instagram.“Super proud of this guy for having a big #EGO, which is not to be confused with a big ego.He collaborated with Djelimady Tounkara on a remake of Kuti's track, "Years of Tears and Sorrow".The lyrics of the song criticized the path hip hop music was taking, and were interpreted by some as directing blame towards the popularity of West Coast gangsta rap.Then on August 5, Rye got an email that included the following: "Yr dumb dead ass gonna be found in a river" and "Let me catch ya ass I'm put the paws on ya." LAPD obtained search warrants to dig through the sender's social media.They have his or her screen name, and we're told the Threat Management division is on the case.Common and Rye posed together on the red carpet, which in Hollywood makes a thing a thing. Rye then seemed to confirm the whispers when she posted a photo of Common on her Instagram account with a lengthy caption that read, in part, “Super proud of this guy for having a big #EGO, which is not to be confused with a big ego.We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.