VIDEO: Actor Samuel L. Jackson highest grossing actor; Keshia Knight Pulliam gets engaged and more Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel rushed back from vacation after two people were inexplicably shot by police. Samuel L. Jackson has become the highest grossing actor of all time. USA Today names Taraji P. Henson Entertainer of the Year. Keshia Knight Pulliam announced her engagement to former NFL player Ed Hartwell; and former Destiny's Child, Letoya Luckett announced her engagement to Rob Hill, Sr. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, brought the house down at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to singer-songwriter Carole King. In memoriam, we bid farewell to William Guest, one of the backup singers to Gladys Knight; renowned psychiatrist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing; Harlem Globetrotter and Basketball Hall of Famer, Meadowlark Lemon; Harlem Globetrotter "General" Lee Holman and former Major League Baseball player Dave Henderson.