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7/31/08

‘Princess & the Frog’ Movie Trailer

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Disney released the teaser trailer for their 48th animated musical “The Princess and the Frog” this week. The film based off the classic fairy tale The Frog Princess, is set in New Orleans during the 1920s with Disney’s first Black princess Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose). Also lending their voices to the film are Angela Bassett, Jenifer Lewis, and Keith David. The movie is set to hit theaters on Christmas of 2009.

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Ashanti Covers 'Page Six'

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Photographed high above Gotham, Ashanti covers Page Six Magazine this week, the singer spoke about her competition and marriage plans, check it out below:

Competition
“I’d hear a song on the radio and wish mine was next. But I respect a lot of the artists who’ve come along since I was out, especially Rihanna. She’s smart and she’s worked the business instead of having the business work her.”

Wedding Details
“I’ve been planning my wedding in my head since I was a little girl, and it just keeps getting more elaborate. I’m a huge fan of the Caribbean, so if I don’t get married in New York, it would have to be on the beach.”
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Cassie & Lil' Wayne Speak About Their Collabo; 'Official Girl' (New Music)

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Cassie and the current rap man of the moment Lil' Wayne, speak about collaborating with each and deliver the final version of her first single 'Official Girl', check it out:



Well, Lil' Wayne started out by lying his butt off, "Her voice is crazy", that statement was laughable to say the least. The song itself is decent, not first single material, but still decent.
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Solange Performs 'I Decided (Part 2)'; Named Ambassador For Armani

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Solange Knowles paid GMTV a visit this morning over in the UK, to perform her song, check it out:



Great Performance. Like I said before, the thing I'm noticing with Solange's music is people either love it or hate it, there really isn't any middle ground with her, but I love it. Vocally the runs were fantastic and the high note at the end was just the cherry on the top.

In other Solange news, she was recently named named as an ambassador for Amarni's jean line, check it out below:

"Armani Jeans expresses my vision of a young, independent, casual lifestyle with a strong and cool, fashion sensibility. Solange epitomises this style perfectly and brings to it that swing so evident in her new single, I Decided," Giorgio Armani commented on his newest muse.

The profile-boosting partnership couldn't come at a better time for Solange, whose second album, SoL-AngeL and the Hadley Street Dreams (from which I Decided is taken), is released on August 26 prior to her embarking on a worldwide tour this autumn. (Vogue)
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Jay-Z Covers VIBE's 15th Anniversay Issue

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Check out hip-hop mogul Jay-Z covering VIBE magazine's 15th Anniversary 'Juice' issue below:

A mess, if I ever seen one.
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Album Cover: Nelly - 'Brass Knuckles' (Version 2)

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Check out the second cover for Nelly's upcoming 'Brass Knuckles', due September 16th, below:

Well, to say the least, Ashanti should be counting her blessings everyday.

Version 1:
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New Beyonce Fashion Rocks Pic

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With Beyonce set to take the stage at this year's Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 5th, mostly likely debuting her new single. Until then, a picture from her photoshoot for the annual magazine has surfaced, and its FIERCE, as usual.
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Big Boi featuring Mary J. Blige - 'Sumthin’s Gotta Give ' Video

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Check out the video for Outkast's Big Boi's first single to be lifted from his second album 'Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty', scheduled for an October release, below:



Great song and I love the accompanying video. Be sure to peep cameos from actor Hill Harper and singer John Legend.
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7/30/08

Solange Covers 'Bust'

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Check out Solange on the cover of the latest issue of 'Bust' below:

Interesting. In other Solange news, she, along with the Pussycat Dolls, are the latest additions to the Fashion Rocks lineup.
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7/29/08

LL Cool J MTV ‘52 Bands/52 Weeks’ Promo

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LL Cool J is MTV’s “52 Bands/52 Weeks” featured artist of the week. LL has taped a series of hilarious promos that prove the ladies will always love cool James, even when they’re old and gray. Check it out:





Good Stuff.
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Alicia Keys Truimphs Beyonce to Lands Bond Theme

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Alicia Keys and the White Stripes' Jack White will record the theme song to "Quantum of Solace," the 22nd James Bond film, which hits U.S. theaters Nov. 7.

The song, "Another Way To Die," will be the first duet in Bond soundtrack history. White wrote and produced the song, and also will play drums. The soundtrack to the movie will be released Oct. 28.

The score for the film will be composed by David Arnold.

"Quantum of Solace," starring Daniel Craig, will be directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis.

Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis, as well as Beyonce, had previously been rumored as the vocalists for the latest Bond theme.

Great for her, getting that theme pretty much screams superstardom, but the 11 Grammy's had pretty much already done that anyway.
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Solange's First Video Blog

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Following in the footsteps of Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Solange took it upon herself to start her own blog. Check out her first entry below:



I love that she's like the exact opposite of B, at least personality wise, because Beyonce, as much as I love her, often comes across rehearsed and cold.
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Album Cover: T-Pain - 'Thr33 Ringz'

7/28/08

Candids: Rihanna with Chris & Whitney with Ray J

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Young starlets Rihanna and Chris Brown were spotted vacationing together in Ocean City, Maryland over the weekend.


Also out and about Whitney Houston and her boy toy Ray J were photographed leaving the Villa Lounge in Los Angeles over the weekend.


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Ciara Covers 'Billboard' Magazine

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Check out R&B star Ciara on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard magazine below:

This cover is all kinds of wrong, it accentuates Ciara's often manly features. Not a good look.
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Lil' Wayne featuring T-Pain - ‘Got Money’ Video

Nelly Named Sean John Underwear Spokesmodel

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Sean John Underwear taps internationally renowned recording artist, Nelly, as their new spokesmodel.

The first campaign features Nelly donning the Fall collection of underwear basics and loungewear.The campaign was shot by Randee St. Nicholas and showcases Nelly in both interior and exterior shots at a modern home overlooking Los Angeles.

Although he is the first spokesmodel for this category, Nelly follows a long list of past and present celebrity models for the Sean John brand including Dwayne Wade, Nas, Snoop Dog, Lil' Wayne, Penelope Cruz, Cassie, and Lauren London.

The Sean John Underwear, Sleepwear and Loungewear collection includes the core silhouettes as well as signature styles in luxury fabrics and is available at Macy's and better department and specialty stores nationwide.

Sean "Diddy" Combs said, "I have known Nelly for many years and I really admire his work. To me, Nelly is the quintessential definition of the Sean John man. He has the attitude, the swagger, and most of all the physique that our customers can both aspire and relate to. And let's be honest, all of the ladies out there are going to be thanking us for this campaign. The images are so strong; they speak for themselves. We are truly excited to welcome Nelly into the Sean John family."

Nelly said, "I have been a big fan of Diddy and the Sean John clothing line for years. So, when they asked me to work with them, it was a real honor.I hope my fans will enjoy this campaign as much as I did shooting it."

Styles will include briefs, boxer-briefs, boxers, undershirts, pajamas and robes, among others. Sean John, a privately held company, was created by music icon and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs and made its fashion debut with a men's sportswear collection for the spring 1999 season. In 2004, Sean "Diddy" Combs for Sean John was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as Men's Wear Designer of the Year. With annual retail sales in the United States of over $525 million, Sean John is sold in better department and specialty stores across the country, as well as select retailers around the world. In2006 Sean John, in partnership with Estee Lauder Companies, launched its signature men's fragrance, Unforgivable, which remains one of the highest selling men's fragrance in department stores in America. Its feminine counterpart launched in the fall of 2007 and continues to be in the top 20 best selling scents in the category. Sean John returned to the runway during New York City's Fashion Week for the Fall 2008 season.

Sean John Underwear and loungewear is manufactured and distributed under license by Basic Resources. Founded in 1993, Basic Resources, a privately held company, headquartered in New York is an established supplier to the market inthe men's and women's underwear, loungewear and sleepwear categories. Through its global manufacturing capabilities and ability to develop innovative fashion products, Basic Resources has developed key alliances with leading retailers.
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New Music: T-Boz - 'You Got Me Open'

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It has been confirmed that TLC member T-boz has signed a solo deal with Universal/SRC, and yesterday a sample of what might be expected from the singer's project has surfaced. Although its unknown if 'You Got Me Open' is actually contained on the project, check it out:



A mess. Being that nobody is really checking for T-boz (or Chilli), with them each trying to go solo, their each going to have to come extra hard for the public to give them the least little bit of attention and this is certainly a step in the wrong direction.
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Dark Knight Makes Record-Breaking $300M in 10 Days

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No argument: The Dark Knight is Hollywood's brightest light.

The Batman adventure, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, shattered another box-office benchmark this weekend – reaching beyond the $300 million mark in a mere 10 days.

The movie grossed $75.6 million in its second weekend in theaters, bringing its North American box-office total to $314,245,000, Warner Bros. head of distribution Dan Fellman tells the Associated Press.

The number breaks the record established by 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which hit $300 million after 16 days.

Fellman says Dark Knight could conceivably reach the $400-million mark in about 18 days – placing it ahead of Shrek 2's 43-day record in 2004.

Hold on to your life preservers – The Dark Knight might also surpass 1997's Titanic as the highest-grossing film in U.S. history, according to Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers. That sinking-ship saga, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, made $600,788,188 domestically.

Rounding out this weekend's top five at the box office were Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Step Brothers, with an estimated $30 million; Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, $17.9 million; David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in The X-Files: I Want to Believe, $10.2 million; and Brendan Fraser in Journey to the Center of the Earth, $9.4 million.
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7/27/08

Snoop Dogg - ‘Those Gurlz’ Video

Past Attack: Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland - 'Dilemma' Live at SNL

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This week’s Past Attack clip comes courtesy of the hit-maker Nelly along with the beautiful Kelly Rowland. In 2003, the duo came together for the smash 'Dilemma', which quickly shot to No. 1 and sampled the Patti Labelle classic 'Love, Need and Want You', also collecting the duo their first Grammy as solo artists. Performed live at Saturday Night Live, this stands as my all time favorite performance of the song, from Nelly and Kelly's natural chemistry to Nelly actually TRYING TO SING, the performance is both enjoyable and HILARIOUS at the same time. Nelly actually doesn't sound that BAD, check it out:

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Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain - ‘Got Money’ Video Preview

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Here’s a sneak peek of Lil Wayne’s video for “Got Money” featuring T-Pain. According to MTV News, Weezy plays a “modern-day Robin Hood” in the clip, which is based loosely on Spike Lee’s 2006 film Inside Man. The video is set to premiere in full effect on Monday.

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7/26/08

Album Cover: Girlicious

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Check out the official album cover for their forthcoming self-titled Girlicious album:

Everything about this screams.....CHEAP.
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New Music: Whitney Houston featuring Akon - 'Like I Never Left'

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A brand track from Whitney Houston's upcoming album's recording session has surfaced. The track, 'Like I Never Left' was written and features Akon. Check it out:



Disappointing. After Whitney's absence, her split from Bobby, and her obvious problems with drugs, all eyes are going to be on her as she makes her return, so Ms. Houston is going to have to step up her game big time. Hopefully this is just a teaser.
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New Music: Ne-Yo - 'Take a Bow' (Rihanna Cover)

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Ne-Yo stopped by the UK's top Urban radio station 1Xtra recently to promote his upcoming 'Year of The Gentleman' LP, which is due in stores this September. The singer also performed a cover of Rihanna's #1 hit 'Take a Bow', which he wrote. Check it out:



It took quite a while for the original to grow on me, but I really like Ne-Yo's take on the song.
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Shanna Moakler vs. Kim Kardashian

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Another day, another starlet enduring the wrath of Shanna Moakler.

It seems the former Miss USA, who made headlines a while back when she allegedly punched Paris Hilton in the face during a run-in at a Hollywood hot spot, is now unleashing her fury on Kim Kardashian.

Kim called in to Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM morning show today to confirm reports that there was a little catfight between her and the onetime beauty queen at a Malibu party hosted by Carmen Electra this weekend.

"There was a little altercation. Carmen and I were just kind of hanging out. Shanna came over and kind of just said a few things and threw a drink," says Kim. "I was just a little bit caught off guard. It kind of hit my leg.

"While the exact reason behind the purported fluid toss remains unclear, Kim thinks Shanna believes that she and Shanna's ex, Travis Barker, had become more than friends when Kim modeled for Travis' Famous Stars and Straps clothing line a year and a half ago. But Kim insists there was no funny business going on.

"I think she's trying to make it into something it's not."

Kim does admit, however, that she may have added fuel to the fire when the paparazzi caught her out and about recently wearing a Famous Stars and Straps T-shirt, which she thinks Shanna may have viewed as a slap in the face.

"I feel bad about it, and I feel like I infuriated Shanna for that. I do definitely want to apologize." While we certainly hope Shanna accepts Kim's words of remorse, something tells us this beef is far from over.

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7/25/08

Candids: Halle Berry

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Halle Berry was spotted leaving her friend’s house in North Hollywood on Thursday afternoon.



This chick looks fab, even when she's just wearing jeans and not trying to.
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2008 VMAs: Best Male & Female Video Nominees

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The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards nominees for Best Male Video and Best Female Video were announced today on “FNMTV.”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Lil Wayne - Lollipop
Chris Brown - With You
Usher - Love in This Club
Flo Rida - Low
T.I. - No Matter What

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Britney Spears - Piece of Me
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Jordin Sparks - No Air
Rihanna - Take a Bow
Mariah Carey - Touch My Body


Over the next four weeks, fans can cast their vote at vma.mtv.com for VMA categories including Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Pop Video, Best Rock Video, Best New Artist, and Video of the Year.


The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on September 7th and will be hosted by British comedian Russell Brand.

Every single one of them videos are bland, but I guess thats what you get when you let fans choose, instead of just nominating the artists that actually deserve it.
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Danity Kane featuring Missy Elliott - 'Bad Girl' Video

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The seriously overdue video for Danity Kane's second single 'Bad Girl' premiered on FN'MTV just a few moments ago. Check it out:

Obviously their best video effort to date, but clearly a carbon copy take on Britney Spears' 'Toxic'. Considering all of the ladies, except Aubrey, fail to demonstrate even half the sex appeal that Ms. Spears did back then, I can't help but have a bad taste in mouth after watching it. They did try though. Be sure to peep out the cameo from Day 26's Q.
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Bow Wow featuring Soulja Boy - 'Marco Polo' Video

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Hip-hop star Bow Wow is set to release his seventh studio album 'Pedigree' later this year, and the video for the LP's first single 'Marco Polo' made its debut today on F'NMTV. Check it out below:



Neither the song or the video do anything for me, in fact, both have me asking one question: Where is JD?
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New Monica Promo Shot

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R&B diva Monica has a new reality TV show set to premiere on Peachtree TV on August 5th titled The Single: Monica. I found this promo shot of Monica with her sons Lil’ Rocko, 3, and Romelo, 18 weeks.

Rocko finally told the world what we already knew, that he and Monica are engaged to be married, check it out:

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LL Cool J & The-Dream Perform ‘Baby’

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LL Cool J, along with The Dream, performed his new single “Baby” for the first time on television on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Check it out below:



Good Stuff.
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Halle Berry Takes A Stand

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Halle Berry says a paparazzi photographer went too far to get a shot of the actress holding her infant daughter, trespassing onto her private property and snapping them hanging out in the backyard.

The Oscar-winning actress was upset when pictures of her holding four-month-old Nahla Ariela Aubry showed up on the Internet and in two celebrity magazines. In a statement, Berry disputes the notion that the photos were taken when she was "out and about in Los Angeles."

Evan Spiegel, an attorney representing Berry, said a criminal complaint has been filed and an investigation is under way. He said there are witnesses who saw the photographers in the middle of a "very blatant and invasive trespass."

A person who answered the phone Friday at Fame Pictures, the agency that distributed the photos, said he had no immediate comment.

Besides pursuing criminal charges against the photographer, Berry is seeking to get the photos removed from the Web. In her statement to The Associated Press, Berry said she will never sell pictures of her children.

"I have long since come to terms with the fact that choosing a career as an actress has made me a public figure, but my baby has made no such choice, and unless and until she does, I will do everything I can ... to keep her out of the public eye," the statement read.

The photos, some of which have blurred leaves in the foreground, show Berry holding her daughter, standing near a table in what appears to be a private backyard. Berry's mother is also in some of the pictures.

Berry said she wants anyone who used the photos to know they were illegally obtained. Representatives for In Touch and Life & Style magazines, which ran the photos, had no immediate comment Friday.

Berry gave birth to Nahla, her first child, in March. Nahla's father, model Gabriel Aubry, was not seen in the photos.
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7/24/08

Wendy Williams vs Omarosa

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Wendy Williams has a new talk show US' Fox Network, which is currently airing in select cities and to stellar ratings I might add. Anyway, things got a little heated and intense between her and former Apprentice star Omarosa. Check out the clip below:



LMAO. Both ladies held their own.
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New Jennifer Hudson Promo Shots

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Check out these brand new promo shots for Jennifer Hudson’s debut album, due in store on September 30th:

Aside from the fact that keep trying to downplay Jennifer's actual size, these photos are great.
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New Music: The Game featuring Lil' Wayne - 'My Life'

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The Game enlists Lil Wayne for “My Life,” a Cool & Dre-produced joint, which is reportedly an upcoming single off Game’s L.A.X. The detailed introspective piano-driven track goes deep from taking a shot at Eminem, "All the pictures of me and Em, I burned them", to reaching out to Kanye, addressing his mother’s passing, “Since you helped me sell my dream, we can share my mama now.” This is a really solid record for The Game considering his last release with Keyshia Cole was rather lackluster IMO, but I'm really feeling this one.

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7/23/08

Trey Songz - 'Missing You' Video

Plies featuring Jamie Foxx & The-Dream - ‘Please Excuse My Hands’ Video

Bow Wow featuring Soulja Boy - ‘Marco Polo’ Video Preview

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Check out a preview of Bow Wow's new video for “Marco Polo”, which will premiere in full force this Friday on “FNMTV.” The song, which features Soulja Boy Tell’em, is the first single off his new album Pedigree, due out later this year.



In other Bow Wow news, the rapper turned actor will play Charlie, an up-and-coming comedian, on HBO’s hit show “Entourage.”
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Matthew McConaughey Introduces His Baby Boy Levi

Will Smith, Cameron Diaz Named Top Hollywood Moneymakers

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It's been a very good year for Will Smith. Not only is his Hancock a runaway box-office hit, but he also banked an impressive $80 million – making him Hollywood's top money earner last year, according to a new ranking from Forbes.

Cameron Diaz is no victim of the current economic pinch, either. Making $50 million last year, the Shrek and What Happens in Vegas star was Tinsel Town's top-earning female, reports the business publication.

Among others in the financial stratosphere: No. 2-ranked Johnny Depp, with a $72 million paycheck, and, tied for third place, Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers, with $55 million each – even though Myers's recent The Love Guru tanked.

Leonardo DiCaprio, with $55 million, rounded out the top five.

And while Atonement leading lady Keira Knightley earned $32 million, and Jennifer Aniston pulled in $27 million, Forbes notes that, once the gold dust settles, men make twice as much as women in Hollywood.

In terms of media personalities, Oprah Winfrey still owns the bank. Her earnings last year were a staggering $275 million.

As for other TV stars, Charlie Sheen was the top-earning male ($20 million), while Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl – who's also been stepping into big-screen roles – deposited $13 million, making her the top-ranking female.
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Eva Mendes’s Steamy Calvin Klein Ads

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David Beckham isn’t the only star taking it off! When Calvin Klein chose Eva Mendes to be the face of both their Seductive Underwear collection and Secret Obsession scent we knew the ads would be steamy, but these definitely rival the soccer star’s Emporio Armani ones, with the sexy actress posing scantily-clad in satin and lace bra and panties. And this is just a preview! Eva will have more seductive ads for the scent. Both campaigns will hit magazines this September.

Smoking!
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Michelle Williams' 'Unexpected' Pushed Back

7/23/2008 0
It has been announced that Michelle William's forthcoming LP 'Unexpected' has been pushed back to October 7th. It has also been confirmed that 'The Greatest', which is I love, will serve as the album's official second single.

Can't say I didn't see the push back coming.
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New Amerie Promo Shot

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Newly signed to the Def Jam roaster, Amerie is currently putting touches on her fourth album with a list of hit makers including Pharrell. Check out the new surfaced promo shot above, its HOT!
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Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Spotlight' On Regis & Kelly

LL Cool J Speaks On Soulja Boy vs. Ice T Beef

Mariah On 'TRL'

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Mariah Carey stopped by 'TRL' yesterday to she speak about married life with Nick Cannon and working with Hip Hop star T.I. on latest single 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time,'. Check it out below:



She also revealed she's gearing up to go on tour, my only question is: Who in the hell would buy those tickets giving the way Mimi has been sounding lately?
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Album Cover: Solange 'Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams'

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Check out the official cover for Solange's sophomore album 'Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams', due August 26th via Geffen/Music World.

Really creative, I love it.
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Terrence Apologizes To Rocsi

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Frankly the whole thing seems like a ploy to boast ratings, but maybe that's just me.

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7/22/08

Ashanti Promotes Nassau County Tourism

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Ashanti and county executive Tom Suozzi help bid bon voyage to winners of a Nassau County Tourism vacation on Tuesday. Four families from all over the world will enjoy a day in Nassau County, as they launch its first ever tourism campaign. Ashanti was also appointed the Ambassador Of Music And Nightlife for the Campaign. (CL)



Congrats.
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'The Dark Knight' Rewrites Box-Office Record Books

7/22/2008 1
Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" rewrote the box-office record books last weekend as audiences flocked to see late actor Heath Ledger in his last completed film role, figures have shown.

The film raked in 158.4 million dollars, crushing the previous North American box-office opening record of 151.1 million held by "Spider-Man 3", industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.

Prior to "The Dark Knight," "Spider-Man 3" had led the all-time opening weekend figures from 2006's "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" (135.6 million) and 2007's "Shrek the Third" (121.6 million).

The performance of "The Dark Knight" helped the overall box-office to a record three-day take of 260 million dollars.

Buzz has been building for weeks about director Christopher Nolan's follow-up to 2005's "Batman Begins," with several reviewers hailing Ledger's performance as worthy of a posthumous Oscar nod.

Ledger, who died of an accidental drug overdose in New York in January, plays the cackling villain the Joker in "The Dark Knight."

Exhibitor Relations analyst Jeff Bock said he believed the box-office success of "The Dark Knight" was largely due to the intense interest surrounding Ledger's mesmerizing performance.
"I think you have to credit this to a large extent to Heath Ledger," Bock told AFP. "Since he died there has been a tremendous amount of anticipation about Heath's performance.

Analysts said "The Dark Knight" would likely exceed the total box office take of "Batman Begins" -- 205.3 million dollars -- by the end of this week.

With Batman dominant, the remainder of the box-office spoils were carved up by Abba musical "Mamma Mia!", which opened with 27.7 million to take second place, and Will Smith's flawed superhero "Hancock" (14 million) in third.

In fourth place was adventure "Journey to the Center of the Earth" with 12.3 million while last week's top dog "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" was fifth with 10.1 million.

Pixar animation's "Wall-E" was sixth with 10 million while another animated feature "Space Chimps" was next with 7.1 million.

The Angelina Jolie action movie "Wanted" was eighth with five million dollars, followed by the spoof spy comedy "Get Smart" (4.1 million) and "Kung Fu Panda" (1.9 million).
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Beyoncé, Mariah Top Fifth Annual Fashion Rocks Bill

7/22/2008 0
It's Fashion Rocks's fifth anniversary – and organizers have assembled a glittering roster of performers to mark the occasion.

Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Mariah Carey are among the musical heavyweights expected to take the stage at the Sept. 5 concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Officially the beginning to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the star-studded event will also feature celebrity presenters to be announced at a later date.

According to organizers, other scheduled performers include Rihanna, Fergie, Chris Brown, rapper Lil Wayne and Welsh soul singer Duffy.

The event, which will benefit Stand Up to Cancer, will also be recorded and broadcast on CBS on Sept. 9 (9 p.m. ET).
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Khia - 'Be Your Lady' Video

New Music: Nina Sky featuring Rick Ross - 'Curtain Call'

7/22/2008 0
The official first single to be lifted from Nina Sky's sophomore album, The Musical leaked in full today. Their album, which is slated for a October release, boast productions from Swizz Beatz, Kerry 'Krucial' Brothers, Ryan Leslie, Salaam Remi, Cool & Dre, Stargate and the Matrix. The song is called 'Curtain Call' and it features rapper Rick Ross. Check it out below:



I love it.
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Young Jeezy featuring Kayne West - 'Put On' Video

7/21/08

Rihanna - 'Disturbia' Video

7/21/2008 0
It seems like only a matter of minutes after I posted the preview, the full video for Rihanna's new single 'Disturbia' premiered full force. Check it out:



The only word that comes to mind is....BRILLIANT. Everything about this video was top notch, the costumed fashion, the over the top makeup, and the star herself looked breathtaking. This video helps defines why Rihanna is currently at the top of her game, because the girl is brave and isn't afraid to take a risk and its definitely well worth it when it pays off like this. I love it.
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Nelly Headlines Summer Rush 2008

7/21/2008 1
Rap superstar Nelly recently took the stage as the headlining act at this year's Summer Rush in Toronto. Some of the quality is a little on the outs, but check it out:

'Ride Wit Me'


'Party People'


'Dilemma' Clip


'Hot in Herre' Clip


'Grillz' Clip


Great Energy!
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New Music: Brandy - 'Fall'

7/21/2008 0
With Brandy's official first single scheduled to hit airwaves on August 8th, another track from the album has surfaced. Reportedly produced by Bryan Michael Cox, who is executive producing her new project, 'Fall' is a nice and smooth cut that showcases Brandy's vocals in a way that we have become accustomed to loving her for. The track is a real winner and its obvious that in her time away Brandy hasn't lost her magic touch of making music that touches your heart and hypes you up to welcome her return.

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Rihanna - 'Disturbia' Video Preview

7/21/2008 0
Check out a preview of Rihanna's new video for 'Disturbia', which is set to premiere this week:



Looks interesting, from the costumes to the dark and gothic features, I think this one might be one to watch.
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New Music: Mario - 'Promise Land'

7/21/2008 0
A new song from R&B singer Mario has surfaced, produced by Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, 'Promise Land' is supposedly from recording sessions of his fourth album, due out later this year. Check it out:



The track is pretty underwhelming when compared to the material on his last album, 'GO!', but its still worth a listen.
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Jennifer Hudson Performs on ‘GMA’

7/21/2008 0
Jennifer Hudson visited “Good Morning America” today, where she was interviewed and performed her first single 'Spotlight'. Her self-titled debut drops September 30th, check out the performance below:



Great Performance, at first I was worried that Jennifer would have a hard time transitioning into music, I still am a little bit, but 'Spotlight' has grown on me considerably since my first listen.
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7/20/08

Kelly Rowland Headlines T4 On The Beach

7/20/2008 0
Kelly Rowland took to the stage as the headlining act at T4 On The Beach earlier today, over in the UK. Check it out below:

'Work' and 'Dilemma'



Destiny's Child Medley



Kelly is showing something were not use to seeing from her and thats stage presence, she did pretty good in the performance.
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Past Attack: TLC - Crazy Sexy Cool Medley Live at the 1995 VMAs

7/20/2008 0
This week’s Past Attack clip comes courtesy of the best female group ever TLC. When it comes to being creative, different, and thinking outside the box, no female group displayed that more than the ladies of TLC. Musically and visually they ruled the 90s and early 00s with every other female group taking a back seat, Destiny's Child included, there the best that ever done and will hold a place in history forever. Below you will see one of their classic performances, which took place at the 1995 Video Music Awards, also a personal fave of mine:

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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Female Bodies

7/20/2008 0
Christina Milian

1. Christina Milian - "The Total Package"

2. Beyonce - "The Curves"
3. Jessica Biel - "The Booty"
4. Ashanti - "The Legs"
5. Rihanna - "The Edgy One"
6. Ciara - "The Abs"
7. Fergie - "The Muscle"
8. Pussycat Dolls - "The Sex Appeal"
9. Eva Longoria Parker - "The Glam One"
10. Mariah Carey - "The Diva"

Honorable Mention - Jessica Simpson & Jennifer Anniston

Please Note: A more is taken into consideration than just the exterior.

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7/19/08

New Music: Ciara featuring Ludacris - 'High Price' (Full)

7/19/2008 0
A good quality version of “High Price,” the rumored first single off Ciara’s third album Fantasy Ride, in stores this November, has surfaced. The track was produced by Tricky Stewart and features Ludacris. The conceptual album will be divided into three discs— Groove City, Crunktown, and Kingdom of Dance. Having now heard it in its entirely, I can't say it changes my mind any, I still think its a mess much credited to Ciara's annoying singing voice. Ludacris is the best thing about the track IMO, but I can see the track being a grower with the public.

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New Music: Ne-Yo - ‘Miss Independent’

7/19/2008 1
With the release of Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentlemen approaching fast, the set is due August 5th, the second single 'Miss Independent' has surfaced. He's quickly becoming the male version of Rihanna, releasing three albums in three years, but to say the least I'm not feeling the midtempo cut.

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"A Raisin in the Sun" Nabs 3 Emmy Nods

7/19/2008 0
Nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards (covering the period of June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008) were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, North Hollywood, California.

"A Raisin in the Sun" earned 3 nods -- Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Phylicia Rashad) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Audra McDonald). Also nominated was Alfre Woodard for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, "Pictures Of Hollis Woods;" Vanessa Williams, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, "Ugly Betty;" Chandra Wilson, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, "Grey's Anatomy;" Glynn Turman, Guest Actor in a Drama Series, "In Treatment;" and Diahann Carroll, Guest Actress in a Drama Series, "Grey's Anatomy."

HBO's "John Adams" led with 23 nominations. NBC's "30 Rock" was the top nominee among sitcoms with 17 nods while "Mad Men" was the leading drama series contender with 16 nominations. AMC's "Mad Men" and FX's "Damages" made Emmy nominations history Thursday as the first basic cable programs to gain best-series nods.

Snubbed once again, "The Wire," HBO's critically acclaimed series that just ended its 5 year run lost its final shot at a best-drama nod but was nominated for its writing.

The 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards will be held on Sept. 21 and televised live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
A complete list of nominations can be found at www.emmys.tv.

Despite his critically acclaimed performance, Sean 'Diddy' Combs failed to nab a nominations, as did Britney for her performance on the CBS hit 'How I Met Your Mother', also two of my other faves Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross of 'Desperate Housewives' were shut out.
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Behind the Video: 'Body on Me'

7/19/2008 0
Check out a behind the scenes look at Nelly's latest video 'Body on Me' with Ashanti and Akon below:

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7/18/08

Nelly, Ashanti & Akon - 'Body on Me' Video

7/18/2008 1



The video for Nelly's latest single 'Body on Me' featuring Ashanti and Akon premiered a matter of minutes ago on the superstar's official website. I really like this one, especially that magnetic chemistry that he and Ashanti share, which is so rare in celebrity couples. Early indications on the charts also show this may be the break that Nelly so rightfully needs after his previous singles failed to ignite with the public causing several pushbacks to his long awaited album.

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'The Janet Jackson Project' Preview

7/18/2008 0
Check out this behind the scenes look at Janet Jackson's forthcoming MTV reality show below:

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Ashanti at Various Events

7/18/2008 0
Singer Ashanti attended the ‘Sephora Celebrates Ten Years Of Gorgeous at the Angel Orensanz Foundation‘ event on Thursday in New York City. She also performed at the event:



I love both, make sure you check out the shoes in the performance.

Ashanti co-hosted BET’s 106 & Park with Terrence J Thursday and today.




The blue and yellow outfit is a complete mess, but I like the black number especially those shoes.
(Friday's Photos Via http://lovebscott.sharenow.com)

Ashanti poses inside the press room at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California Wednesday night hosted by ESPN.



Love the dress.
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