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Stacey Dash leaves VH1 show "Single Ladies"

We have all heard the rumors since midway the season of Single Ladies, that Stacey Dash, Val, was not getting along with certain castmates Lisa Raye. Well VH1 and Stacey Dash herself came forward today to confirm the rumors. Check out their statements below. She has released a statement exclusively to GlobalGrind, "I truly enjoyed playing Val on 'Single Ladies', but I have decided to leave the show.  I have to be back in LA with my children right now and the 'Single Ladies' shooting location makes that impossible.  I wish VH1 the best of luck with the show and in maintaining the strong fan base we developed in season one." VH1 has also released a statement, "VH1 respects Stacey’s decision and her commitment to what she feels is best for her family.  We thank her for all of her hard work in making ‘Single Ladies’ a success right out of the gate, and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans." The show was renewed for a 2nd season....who should …

Tyler Perry presents For Better or For Worse

If you recall I posted ealier this year that Tyler Perry was in the process of creating a new TBS sitcom called For Better of For Worse. The show is a spin off of Tyler Perry's hit movie Why Did I Get Married? The show follows the life of everyones favorite couple, Marcus and Angela. And yes Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White are both repriseing their roles. As of now, TBS has ordered 10 episodes, but if the show is a success (which Im sure it will be), the order will increase to 100 episodes. The show premieres November 23 on TBS. Check out the sneak peak below.


Trina Braxton Interview @TrinaBraxton

WETV's Braxton Family Values took reality tv to new heights when it made its appeareance this April. The show follows singer/actress Toni Braxton, her 4 younger sisters, and her mother through their everyday lives. The shows exhibits both the trials and tribulations of every day life, as well as stresses and shows the importance of sisterhood and family ties. Braxton Family Values isnt your typical reality show with women, for instance there are no physical altercations or harsh verbal attacks on one another. They do have their differences but at the end of the day they come together as a family and are there for one another. During the show we witness the sisters go through a number of struggles: marital issues, alcoholism, father issues, and sibling rivalry.  
I had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Trina Braxton "Queen Boom Boom", as her Twitter followers affectionately call her. If you follow Trina on Twitter you can witness how genuine of a person she trul…

The Game "R.E.D." album is #1

The Game is on top of the world right now...musically at least. His latest album R.E.D. has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 96,418 copies sold in the U.S., 47,016 in Canada... 68,135 in Europe, 16,003 in Asia, and 42,801 in Australia.

TI is free!!!

Clifford (TI) Harris, was released from jail again. After serving 10months in prison for a parole violation, TI was transferred to a halfway to finish out his sentence. He wasted no time celebrating his freedom on Twitter. Lets just hope he stays out of jail for good now.

Wale ft. Jeremih & Rick Ross - That Way (Official Video)

Free Download -- The Dream "1977"

Terius Nash—better known by the stage name The-Dream—releases his very first free album 1977, a prequel to his upcoming highly anticipated fourth studio album The Love, IV: Diary of a Mad Man, due out later this year. The 11-track LP features guest spots from Big SeanPharrell and introduces Radio Killa Records' latest signee Casha. Download the free album by clicking the album cover. via Complex

Drake speaks on "Take Care"

After Watch The Throne and Carter IV, the 3rd most anticipated album of the year is Drake's sophomore album Take Care. A lot of people were sorta somewhat disappointed with his debut album, saying he didnt come as hard as he does on mixtapes and features. So many are curious as to how this album goes. His debut album Thank Me Later did sell half a mil the first week though. Drake has been teasing fans by releasing tracks all summer including "Trust Issues", "Dreams Money Can Buy", "Headlines", and "Marvin's Room" but will they make the album? Who will he feature? Check out part of his interview with Entertainment Weekly after the jump for some answers.

Lil Mama "Scrawberry" Video

Lil Mama has been trying to prove herself as rapper/singer/dancer since she stepped on the scene years ago with "Lipgloss". She has however, run into a string of controversy which has aid to her publicity (not in a good way) and her popularity in the blogsphere. Check out her latest video "Scrawberry" in which she channels her inner Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Lady Gaga to attempt to get her career back on track.


*New Music* Mya feat Trina "Earthquake"

Mya used the recent earthquake on the east coast as motivation to release her  previously recorded track which features Trina. Im VERY undecided as to how I feel about the track but check out how Mya describes it.
“‘Earthquake’ is just a really fun song that crowds go wild for when I perform it live and when we tested it in the clubs. I pulled it from the Japanese release of my ‘K.I.S.S.’ album out of respect after the devastating earthquake last spring. When considering to release it on the U.S. version this fall, again it was a decision I went back and forth on, but ultimately, I think people will understand my decision to release the song, because at the end of the day I think the world is ready to have some fun, and take negative situations and reinvent them into something positive, that we can own, learn from and that bring us together.”  Quote via ConcreteLoop
Take a listen to the track

Janet snubs Michael Jackson tribute concert

Janet Jackson, who was reportedly the closest to Michael, will NOT be attending the tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales. Janet issues a one sentence statement that says: “Because of the trial, the timing of this tribute to our brother would be too difficult for me.”
The trial she is referring to is that of Dr Conrad Murray, who is charged with the death of MJ. While Katherine Jackson will be present at the show, not all of MJ's siblings will be. For instance, Jermaine and Randey have opened criticized the concert and refuse to attend. I thought Jermaine was still stuck in Africa? The Jackson siblings are the only ones against the concert, many big celebrities have turned down the invitation to perform, many fans are upset with the high cost of tickets, and the remote location. Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green, and Beyonce have signed on to perform, and rumors are swirling on a Kanye West appearance. Considering the trial starts September 27, and the concert is October …

New music from Boyz II Men feat Charlie Wilson

“More Than You’ll Ever Know,” the first single from their 20th anniversary album Twenty, in stores October 25. Written and co-produced by Charlie Wilson, the nostalgic cut will make you long for the days of ’90s R&B. via RapUp
Boyz II Men still have it!! They are still showing their classic, soulful R&B roots with this track. Now THIS is music. I actually excited of their new album to come out. Enjoy their new track, while I fire up my iTunes to play their greatest hits.

Swagger Bracelets...Really?

Has the word "swagger" really reached this point? The above picture is apparently the new line from Swagger. These rubber bands come in 4 different colorways; red, white,  navy,  black, and white, and have a small black charm attached with the SWG engraved. The bracelets retail for  ¥2,100 JPY (approximately $27 USD). You can order them here

Tuesday Throwback Video

Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Cast

Now I personally have been too through with DWTS since the whole Bristol Palin bullshit Im still mad, like for real. Brandy was robbed and we all know it!! LoL...Ok Im back. After the Snooki and Queen Latifah rumors were put to rest very quickly, and Evelyn Lozada didnt get the call or whatever happened with that, I already knew in my mind I didnt wanna watch the show for real. However, this cast seems extremely interesting, no guarantees if I will watch or not but it should make for good tv nonetheless.
Find out the cast mates after the jump.

Introducing Jayoh Jr

Jeffrey Osborne Jr. is a twenty-two year old lyricist who found his talent in an inadvertent fashion. He is the son of R&B sensation and multi-platinum recording artist Jeffrey Osborne. Jeff Jr., who now goes by the alias Jayoh Jr. intentionally strayed away from the music scene in hopes to create a name for him self on the basketball court. Inevitably the apple did not fall far from the tree and Jayoh Jr. could no longer deny his natural ability to create music. Now with a career in hip-hop solely on his mind he is ready to showcase his talent to the world. Unlike most hip-hop artists today, Jayoh’s songs portray real life situations and have a story   like feel to them. Follow Jayoh Jr on his journey to the top. via Facebook Bio Catch a bonus song and more info on Jayoh Jr after the jump

Celebs react to Beyonce's pregnancy

Beyonce has once again taken the blogsphere, internet, and the world in general by storm when she announced her pregnancy last night during the VMAs...celebs took twitter (as everyone does nowadays) to share their excitement and wish the soon to be parents congrats. Check out what her peers had to say after the jump

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson **Tribute**

Today would have been Michael Jackson's 53rd birthday. So to celebrate his honor. Check out some of his famed videos. RIP MJ!!

2011 MTV VMA Award Performances

Catch the performances after the jump

Beyonce is PREGNANT!!!

Beyonce stole the spotlight at the VMAs before they even started...it is reported that she announced her pregnancy to the media on the red carpet prior to the Awards. MTV wasted no time tweeting the exclusive news. 
Beyonce took the stage with a riveting performance of "Love On Top", at the end of the performance she announced her pregnancy. 



Solange vs Miami Police

Interesting yet shocking title right? Solange? Beyonce's younger sister right? Yeah, her....LoL. This is crazy right? Apparently Solange is the latest in the list of celebrities experiencing trouble with the Miami Police Department. Im not sure what the whole story is, or what exactly happened. Check out her tweets below: I commend her for taking the appropriate action if she was indeed discriminated against. As I get details...you will too.
The screenshot of the tweets are courtesy of TheYBF

Jay Z and Kanye West join list of VMA performers

Fresh off the success of their rap royalty album, The Throne, Kayne West and Jay Z are set to perform for the first time together as (The Throne) tonight on the MTV Video Music Awards. Other performers tonight include Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Adele, Bruno Mars, and Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo. There are also tributes to Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears. Who are you looking forward to seeing perform?

Drake speaks out on "Its Good" (Jay Z Diss)

This damn song just wont go away! Lol. We all heard the leak from Carter IV..."Its Good"...where EVERYONE is speculating that Lil Wayne throws shade on Jay and Kanye. Wayne issued his statement (click here to read), and Jadakiss issued his statement (click here to read). Well now MTV caught up with Drake at the BMI awards, and asked him about the song. Check out Drake's response below:



"Aaliyah: One In A Million" Tribute Special (Entire Episode)

Just in case you missed it yesterday, here is the entire episode of the BET tribute to celebrate Aaliyah's life. The special chronicled Aaliyah's rise to fame with commentary from close friends, Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Fatima, and Dame Dash to name a few. It also included footage of interviews she conducted with popular tv shows, and some of her most poplar videos. Fatima, famed choreographer, also talks about Aaliyah's sudden death and the surrounding events. 

Fact or Fiction? D Wade x Lauren London

I dont know how this rumor got started or how far it went, but today is my first time hearing about. So apparently rumors have been swirling around that Dwayne Wade is cheating on Gabrielle Union with Lauren London. Sigh....I dont understand why the media wont leave these celebrities and their relationships alone!! D Wade took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter.
Its just funny to me because you dont hear anything about Lauren London and then all of sudden she is dating Dwayne Wade. I guess when you know how to live your life quietly and without scandal like Lauren London does, the media hates it.

Kelly Rowland goes PLATINUM and back to the sudio

Kelly Rowland earned her first solo platinum plaque this morning for her hit song Motivation. She took to Twitter to share his excitement. Congrats!!! Im actually surprised it too this long to go platinum...its been dominating the charts for so long. But better late than never.
Hope this is a sign to come for more success in the future. Even though her debut Here I Am was just released a month ago, she is already working on her next album. (Interesting) She is off to a great start by once again working with famed songwriter Rico Love. Check out what Rico Love had to say about the upcoming project.  “I’m starting Kelly’s new album soon,” reveals Love, who penned the smash ‘Motivation’ and several other cuts off Rowland’s third album. “While she’s on tour, I’m gonna be writing records for her new album. We can kinda roll that out and drop her new single in late spring. Excited about that.” via RapUp.com
I wonder why she is in such a rush to start a new album....

Pacino Interview

Where did the name Pacino come from?
As common and cleshe'  an excuse as being a scarface fanatic can be, it's actually an acronym. It's meaning is my mantra for life: Pay Attention Competition Is No One.

When did you first take an interest in rap?
 After I saw the first kris kross video "Jump". I wore my clothes backwards like them, pointed my fingers out like guns like them...yeah I was a stan. I didn't grow my hair out, moms made up the excuse that she couldn't braid [laughs] but everything else, I had down packed. I also had a older cousin Nate "The Great" who went by the rap name "Rated G", and he was known for rapping at the time. So I would freestyle by my aunt's crib where I would stay on the weekends, and write little raps until he noticed. I mighta gotten the nod when I was maybe..14. Persistent as fuck I know...[laughs]

Catch the rest of the interview after the jump

Rihanna "Cheers" Video

Raise your glass and check out the video for “Cheers (Drink to That),” the sixth single off Rihanna’s latest album LOUD. The video is fun, light hearted video which includes footage from her Loud tour...Look for cameos from Kanye West, Jay-Z, Cee Lo Green, and Avril Lavigne

Beyonce 1+1 Video *NEW*

Honestly, "1+1" is one of my favorite songs from Beyonce's latest album 4, so when she created a visual I was definitely intrigued as to how she would bring the song to life. And I think the video is awesome. It simple yet elegant yet erotic at times, and you can truly see the emotion in her as she performs the song. Beyonce has created another video anthology reminiscent to her BDay album, meaning she is creating a video for each song. Check it out below:

Jill Scott "Hear My Call" Video

Sometimes you dont need a glitzy video...Jill Scott proved this with the powerful yet simple video for her emotional ballad "Hear My Call". Equipped with one a black background Jill Scott gives a chilling performance full of emotion. Check it out.

**New Music** Mary J Blige "25/8"

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul is back in the studio putting together her much anticipated next album My Life II: The Journey Continues, which is set to hit shelves this October. I came across this song today, and it took me back to old MJB, the one before all that Hateration mess. To ensure the success of this album she has enlisted the help of Pharrell, Rico Love, Swizz Beatz, and Jermaine Dupri. Check out the new track below.

Forbes Most Powerful Women List

Lady Gaga and BeyoncĂ©’s domination of pop culture has landed them among politicians, CEOs, cultural icons, billionaires, and entrepreneurs on Forbes’ annual 100 Most Powerful Women list. via RapUp 
Other notable powerful women on the list include Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, and Ellen DeGeneres. I have the top 20 pictured for you below.




Catch the rest of the list here

Aaliyah inspired Alicia Key's "If I Aint Got You"

Anyone that knows me personally knows that I love Alicia Keys....I am a huge fan!!! Her 2003 album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys is by far my favorite album of hers. "If I Aint Got You" is one of her biggest singles, and she attributes the inspiration for the song to the late Aaliyah. 
“The song idea came together right after Aaliyah passed away. It was such a sad time and no one wanted to believe it. It just made everything crystal clear to me—what matters, and what doesn’t.” She goes on to say “I remember writing the beginnings of it on a flight somewhere and then finished it in the hotel once I got where we were going,” she added. “It came quickly and I was so moved to write it and it doesn’t matter how many times I sing it, I love it with the same intensity as when I first wrote and recorded it.”
Check out the video below

Lil Wayne speaks out on Jay Z diss in "Its Good"

Twitter and beyond was in an uproar yesterday when the Carter IV leaked, not just because the album leaked but because of the track "Its Good" featuring Jadakiss and Drake, which many have coined as a Jay Z diss track. Jadakiss took to Twitter almost immediately to defend his verse:

And this morning Wayne issued the following statement to Vibe Magazine
“I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did. I know for a fact music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. I know that for a fact. So I can’t ever be upset about someone’s reaction. I’m not going to say I don’t know what would happen before I even say [something on record]. I do know what will happen. I’m aware of it. But it is what it is.” 

TammyTalks Aaliyah Tribute

Aaliyah bust on the music scene with a vengeance!! Aaliyah is best known for her signature bang over her eye, her baggy pants with crop tops which showed her rock hard abs, and her dance moves. In her 10 year career she accomplished winning 12 awards including 3 AMAs, 6 BillBoard Awards, 2 MTV Awards, and 1 Soul Train Award, she also received 5 Grammy nominations for her string of hits including "Are You That Somebody", "One In A Million", "Try Again", "Rock The Boat", "I Care 4 U", and "Back and Forth" just to name a few. With the help of label mates Missy Elliott and Timbaland her career was headed to the top.
But her career came to a screeching halt...10 years ago Aaliyah Dana Haughton died a plane crash, leaving family, friends, and fans distraught. Its so hard to believe that 10 years has passed already, I remember the day it happens, the moment it appeared on the tv screen. I was in such shock and disbelief. I recall sta…

Memphitz x Bossip = Twitter Showdown

Memphitz x Bossip...seems unreal right? Well, lets start from the beginning. As many of you know know Memphitz was recently arrested at an airport for having a gun in his backpack. Bossip got their hands on the police report, but in their haste to post it forget to black out his personal home address.....sigh. (Side note...mistakes happen) Bossip did correct the mistake, and the address is now blacked out, but they have a HUGE fan base so no clue how many people were able to jot down the address. So fast forward to now...a few days later, Toya and Memphitz must be getting loads of unwanted fan/stalker mail. See Toya's tweet below 
Memphitz took a different approach and began to attack Bossip personally on Twitter. He almost immediately deleted the tweets after sending them....but my Tweetdeck app got all the tweets. Check out the exchange below.
Do you think Memphiz is overreacting? Should he have taken a different approach? Not saying what happened is okay...but being a celebrity y…

Steve Jobs resigns from Apple

Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately. 
Here is Jobs resignation letter
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee. As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role. I have made some of th…

Lil Wayne "It's Good" feat. Drake and Jadakiss

Well, well, well looks like another track off of the much anticipated Carter IV album has been leaked. The track "Its Good" featuring Drake and Jadakiss is supposed to be a Jay Z diss. We all remember Jay Z's "baby money" diss right? Well Wayne fired back in "Its Good". A line from the song is:
“Talkin’ bout Baby money, I got your Baby money. Kidnap your b*tch, keep that, how much you love your lady money?, I know you fake ni**a, press your brakes ni**a, I’ll take you out, that’s a date, ni**a.”
Lets see if this "leaked" track helps Lil Wayne with some sales for Carter IV


Catch the song and download link after the jump

Lauryn Hill reflects on Miseducation album

Lauryn Hill's debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, is a classic....no further comment needed. Its hard to believe that the album came out over 10 years ago. Lauryn Hill sat down with Reebok Classics to discuss what went through her head, and why it was such a successful album. I really hope she comes out with another album...the game is definitely missing her. Check it out below.

Trey Songz + Drake = Collab Album?!

While nothing is official and set it stone, Trey Songz did reveal in a recent interview with The Source magazine, that if circumstances were 100% perfect, he would make a great collab album. It would be very balanced to have a rapper and a singer, but then again Drake sings....so that would make it a singer and singer...but now Trey wants to rap...so a rapper and a rapper? LMAO Either way, I think it would make a great collaborative effort. I mean, they already have a few very successful songs together, so it shows they have great musically chemistry. Check out this statement Trey issued:
“When thinking along the lines of that, Drake is the first person that comes to mind that I am that musically comfortable with in that space. He is a friend of mine as well, and I think we can pull something off … that could sound very authentic. You got to look at [Kanye and Jay-Z] and see how long it took them to do it, you know?. So, it has to be organic in whatever way it happens. It can’t be a bu…

Lil Wayne "How To Love" *Video*

When Lil Wayne first released How To Love I instantly fell in love with the track...aside from the fact that Weezy CANNOT sing, its a good track. I think the main reason I like it, is because its completely out of character from Wayne's usual songs. I think the video is beautifully done and fits the song.

Basketball Wives LA Supertrailer

If you caught the end of Part 2 of the Basketball Wives Reunion, you caught a glimpse of what to expect from Basketball Wives LA....now personally I don't think I'm going to watch the show. It looks way too messy for me, one Basketball Wives is enough.I do have some opinions on the previews Ive seen though, why is Gloria back? I thought she hated drama, but she is on this season, "threatening" to find someone. Girl please!!!  I do find it intriguing that  Jackie Christie has a wedding every year though. Anyways check out the clip and decide for yourself if you wanna watch.