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Friday, August 27th

MOVIE MINUTE: TAKERS

Takers follows a group of bank robbers trying to grab 20-million dollars
from their next mark. The flick stars Hayden Christensen, Chris Brown and
Matt Dillon, and Hayden told us he loves the action in this film.

“Everybody making this movie was so excited by it, it’s a true
action movie, so you were excited to go to work.”

Chris Brown told us about getting to do stunts on set.

“The most thrilling part of this movie is the stunts, like all the
stuff we do. I do almost 96 percent of my stunts.”

Check out Takers when it breaks into theaters this Friday.

The Last Exorcism

Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, and Louis Herthum

After a career spent helping the devout through prayer and trickery, Reverend Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) invites a film crew to document his final fraudulent days as an exorcist. Soon his faith is truly tested when a desperate plea from the father of a possessed girl (Ashley Bell) brings him face to face with the devil himself.

Umm…Well, this movie pretty much is between The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. I give it about 1 1/2 thumbs up. Why?! Well cuz…At the beginning it was kind of slow and I wasn’t so sure which direction the story was heading to. But, towards the middle I got the whole concept of the movie. There were some JUMPy Moments! So, If you did like the two movies I mentioned earlier then you want to go see this one. -kp

Centurion (Limited)

Michael Fassbender, Dominic West ,and Olga Kurylenko

In ancient Scotland, a Roman officer named Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender) is liberated from his Pictish captors by the Ninth Legion. The soldiers are in pursuit of the Picts’ leader, and Quintus joins their quest. Soon after, the Romans’ Pictish guide betrays them, resulting in the slaughter of all but a handful of men. Quintus and his fellow survivors try desperately to reach safety as enemy warriors pick them off one by one.

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USHER TO PERFORM AT MTV VMAS

Usher, Travie McCoy, Jason Derulo and Robyn have been added as performers
for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards on September 12th at 9 PM! They will
join Eminem, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Drake, B.o.B and more on the music
filled event, which will be hosted by funny lady Chelsea Handler. It’s also
just been revealed that Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg will join
Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley and others as presenters during
the VMAs. Make sure to tune in to MTV Sunday, September 12th at 9 PM Eastern
to see the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

DIDDY REMEMBERS AALIYAH

Diddy took to Twitter on Wednesday to remember Aaliyah, who died nine years
ago in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas.¬† He wrote: “Unknown fact:
Aaliyah + I recorded a track in Trinidad that was never released- i wish I
could find those tapes now… damn. RIP AALIYAH.”¬† You can follow Diddy at
Twitter.com/IAmDiddy.

WYCLEF RELEASES NEW SONG

Wyclef Jean released a new song, “Pou Kepa,” online Thursday. According to
Billboard.com, the track, performed in the Haitian language Creole, is a
protest against the Haiti election commission, which has barred Jean from
running in the country’s November presidential election.¬† The release of the
song follows the electoral council’s ruling that the former Fugees star
cannot run for the Haitian presidency due to a failure to fulfill residency
requirements. Oscar-winner and activist Sean Penn urged Jean to bow out of
the race on Wednesday.

*       Wyclef took to Twitter to announce the release of the song:
“This is my new song contesting the CEP, in Creole. We want equal rights and
justice!”

*       LISTEN! You can listen to the song here:
http://www.billboard.com/#/news/wyclef-releases-song-to-protest-haiti-election-1004111470.story?tag=hpfeed

MARIAH CAREY ADDRESSES PREGNANCY RUMORS… KIND OF

While many gossip blogs are reporting that Mariah Carey is pregnant, the
singer has been keeping quiet, until recently.  MariahConnection.com reports
that the singer took the stage in Brazil and addressed the rumors.  She told
the crowd that not even her publicist Cindi Berger knows if she is with
child.¬† Mimi stated, “I appreciate everyone’s well wishes. But I am very
superstitious. When the time is right, everyone will know-even Cindi
Berger.”¬† Seems like she said a lot with out saying a lot.

JANET JACKSON’S ESSENCE SET ON TV

Janet Jackson’s headlining set at last month’s Essence Music Festival is set
to air on TV One this Sunday at 9 PM.


 

JAY-Z HEADS TO THE LIBRARY

According to the Associated Press, Jay-Z will discuss his new book, Decoded,
at the New York Public Library on November 15th. The book will arrive in
stores the next day.  Co-author Dream Hampton said the book will not be a
memoir, as previously reported.

And…

JAY-Z AND BEYONCE ENJOYING EUROPEAN HOLIDAY

According to Rap-Up.com, Jay-Z and Beyonce are enjoying a European holiday
in St. Tropez, France after cruising around Monte Carlo, Monaco earlier this
week. The web site has photos of the couple disembarking barefoot from their
yacht wearing tropical attire.

*       CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

AKON BEING SUED AGAIN

According to Rap-Up.com, Akon is being sued by a promotion agency in
Belgium, due to his cancellation of a show in October 2009. The promotion
agency claims to have paid Akon’s booking agents a total of 125-thousand
dollars.  In addition, Akon faces breach of contract, fraud and concealment
charges. The plaintiff is suing for 250-thousand dollars in punitive damages
and back expenses. Akon reportedly missed the date because of “scheduling
conflicts.”

BOW WOW RESPONDS TO JOINING YOUNG MONEY

Bow Wow has recruited Jadakiss to executive produce his next album, Who Is
Shad Moss? In addition, the emcee’s LP will include contributions from Lil
Wayne, Drake and Soulja Boy. We spoke to the rapper on how it feels to be
the newest member of Young Money. Bow’s debut effort on
Cash Money Records will arrive on December 23rd.

FAT JOE LOOKING FORWARD TO LABOR DAY!

Another three day weekend is right around to corner, so we decided to ask if
Fat Joe has any special plans or family traditions during Labor Day. The
Bronx native, who’s a hundred percent Puerto Rican, told us a funny story
about how his family gets down. In related news, be
sure to pick up Joe’s latest album, The Darkside: Vol 1, available now.

NEW BOYZ ARE BACK!

New Boyz are back with a new single titled “Break Your Bank.”¬† The song
features Caribbean crooner Iyaz and is the first single off their upcoming
album, Too Cool To Care.  Legacy and Ben J told us about the track.

“It’s dope man, you know it’s about girls that’s so bomb that you
just want to break your bank them, you know what I’m saying, spend you
money, trick ’em out.¬† It is what it is… it is what it is man.”

New Boyz’s Too Cool To Care album is set to arrive in stores on September.
The single is on iTunes and you can see the video to it at TheNewBoyz.com.

XZIBIT TO STAR IN NEW ABC SERIES

Xzibit will guest star in an upcoming episode of ABC’s highly anticipated
new drama, Detroit 1-8-7.  The rapper, whose real name is Alvin Joiner, will
portray hustler-turned-businessman “Russell Pitts,” who is a record producer
specializing in hip-hop artists. X to the Z has starred in a few feature
films including Derailed, Bad Lieutenant and Gridiron Gang.  Detroit 1-8-7
stars Michael Imperioli and premieres on September 21st at 10 PM Eastern on ABC.

AUBREY AND AUNDREA REUNITE!

According to ThatGrapeJuice.net, former Danity Kane singers Aubrey O’Day and
Aundrea Fimbres are working together in the studio.  The two streamed a
recording session live via UStream and answered several questions from their fans.

*       See the stream here:
http://thatgrapejuice.net/2010/08/aubrey-oday-aundrea-reunite-project/#more-18596

NEW DOC SHINES LIGHT ON FEMALE RAPPERS

My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women In Hip Hop is a new film directed
and executive produced by Ava Duvernay that takes an in-depth look at the
role of female rappers in the hip-hop industry. The film examines
gender-specific differences in artistry, marketing, promotion and economics,
explores why there are far fewer female MCs than male ones, and discusses
whether there’s still a place for women in hip-hop.¬† Interviewees include
female rappers Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, Trina, Salt n Pepa, Eve, Rah Digga
and many others.¬† It is the first original music documentary in BET’s 30
year history and premieres Monday at 10 PM Eastern.

MATTHEW KNOWLES TEACHING AT TSU

Mathew Knowles will teach an undergraduate level course this fall entitled
“The Entertainment Industry” at the Texas Southern University School of
Communication in Houston. The class will be held on the TSU campus each
Monday. Beyonce’s father graduated from Fisk University in 1974 with dual
degrees – Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration.  He was bestowed with the honor of Doctor of Humane
Letters from his alma mater at the 2008 commencement ceremony.

LOHAN IN OUTPATIENT THERAPY! Lindsay Lohan was released from rehab¬†after serving about 23 days of the 90 she was sentenced to fulfill. But¬†according to Us Weekly, her treatment isn’t over; apparently Lohan will¬†undergo “rigorous outpatient” treatment. We’ll keep you updated. Read more on USWeekly.com

LOHAN’S $40,000 THERAPY! TMZ reports that Lindsay Lohan’s stint at¬†the UCLA Medical Center cost her 40-thousand dollars a week. If Linds had¬†stayed all 90 days in rehab, she would have shelled out a whooping¬†520-thousand dollars, instead she only paid 130,400 bucks for her three and¬†a half week stay. Lohan’s insurance did not cover any of the charges for her¬†stay. Read more on TMZ.com

“TIGER’S WIFE “BEEN THROUGH HELL!” Tiger Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren,¬†is speaking up for the first time since her split with the famed golfer.¬†Elin told People magazine that she’s “been through hell” since the whole¬†ordeal began but that she’s stronger than ever now. Elin finalized her¬†divorce with Woods on Monday and said her next steps will be to help her¬†children adjust to their new situation. Read more on People.com.

SANDRA BULLOCK BREAKS SILENCE! Sandra Bullock will make her first TV¬†interview since news broke back in March of her then-husband Jesse James’¬†infidelity. Bullock will speak with Matt Lauer on the Today show. Lauer¬†plans to chat with Bullock from New Orleans and you can watch it on Tuesday on NBC.

THE EXPENDABLES FIGHT! Eric Roberts stars as the villain in the action flick The Expendables. The movie has a cast made up of big, intimidating dudes, including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Sylvester Stallone. Roberts told us who of the cast he thinks would win in a fight. Check out The Expendables in theaters now.

LEVI JOHNSTON’S CAMPAIGN STOP! Levi Johnston has made his first¬†campaign stop in his hopes of becoming mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Johnston¬†stopped at a gun shop in his hometown where he checked out the weapons and¬†talked to the locals about his political aspirations. Levi filed his letter¬†of intent on Friday, officially beginning his campaign for mayor.

HEIDI MONTAG TAKING OUT BOOBS! Life & Style magazine reports that Heidi Montag is going to remove the most recent breast implants she had put in. The former Hills star told the outlet she regrets her decision to have 10 plastic surgery operations and feels it ruined her life and her marriage.Head to PerezHilton.com to read more.

THE SIMPSONS ON DVD! The 13th season of The Simpsons is on DVD now.¬†That season includes hilarious episodes like the one when the “Simpsons”¬†travel to Brazil and one when Richard Gere voiced himself. When we caught up¬†with Yeardley Smith (Pron: YARD-Lee), who voices “Lisa” on the acclaimed¬†animated show, she said the impact of being on The Simpsons won’t really hit¬†her until the show ends. There is no end in sight for¬†The Simpsons, and you can celebrate that fact by picking up season 13 on DVD¬†now.

ANGELINA JOLIE TO DIRECT! Angelina Jolie is going to be a director.

The actress will make her directorial debut on a film based around the 1992

to 1995 Bosnian war. Us Weekly reports that the actress is set to be a

screenwriter for the war romance as well. There is no start date as of yet.

HASSELHOFF ON DWTS! David Hasselhoff will join the cast of Dancing

with the Stars this season. Us Weekly reports that Hasselhoff is definitely

participating in season 11. Jersey Shore’s The Situation, Audrina Patridge

and Brandy are all rumored to be on the Dancing with the Stars cast this

season as well. The show airs on ABC September 20th and the full cast list will be announced Monday.

DRINK A SNOOKI! You can now drink a “Snooki Snack!” Jersey Shore¬†cast member Snooki has frequented Seaside Heights bar Beachcomber Bar &¬†Grill so often that they’re naming a drink after her. It’s called the¬†“Snooki Snack” and boy is it sweet. It contains coconut rum, cr√®me de¬†bananes, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and whipped cream. Learn more at¬†TMZ.com.- If they name a drink after you…Does that make YOU an Alki?! lol :)

VAMPIRES SUCK! Vampires Suck had a good showing at the weekend box

office, and we think people must have enjoyed the Twilight spoofs included

in the flick. Matt Lanter, who plays “Edward Sullen” in the comedy film,

told us about researching for his role. Check out Vampires Suck in theaters now.

MAD MEN’S HENDRICKS MODELS! Mad Men hottie Christina Hendricks is

the new model for London Fog. The ad campaign debuted this week and features

the busty actress wearing a leopard print jacket, staring into the camera.

See photos at EOnline.com.

GLEE FIGHT?! This is pure rumor, but it looks like Glee actress Naya

Rivera could have keyed and egged Mark Sailing’s car in a jealous rage. Us

Weekly reports that Naya and Mark have casually dated in the past and when

Naya read in the news that Mark was seeing other girls, she got back at him

by trashing his Lexus. Bummer.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thursday, August 26th

Geraldine Ferraro (politician) is 75- Was the first female Vice-Presidential candidate representing a major American political party

Vic Dana (singer) is 70- Discovered by Sammy Davis, Jr.

Valerie Simpson (singer) is 64- Half of the husband/wife duo Ashford and Simpson

Branford Marsalis (former Tonight Show bandleader) is 50- Brother of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis

Jimmy Olander (country guitarist) is 49- Known for his work with Diamond Rio

Chris Burke (actor) is 45-“Corky” on Life Goes On

Shirley Manson (singer) is 44- Lead singer of the rock band Garbage

Dan Vickrey (guitarist, Counting Crows) is 45- Band was formed in Berkeley, California

Adrian Young (drummer) is 41- Drummer for the band No Doubt

Melissa McCarthy (actress) is 40-“Sookie St. James” on Gilmore Girls

Macaulay Culkin (actor) is 30-“Kevin McCallister” in Home Alone

Keke Palmer (actress) is 17-“Akeelah” in Akeelah and the Bee

TALK SHOW GUESTS

Thursday, August 26th

David Letterman (CBS 11:35 PM ET) Anne Heche, Ken Burns and The Specials

WHAT’S ON MTV THURSDAY

Degrassi (10 AM ET)

Jersey Shore (10 PM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 THURSDAY

Sucker Free Daily (7:30 AM ET)

Linkin Park Video (8 PM ET)

Rock The Deuce (3 AM ET)

  • Leaving you with my SONG Video Pick of the Day…Enjoy! :)

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50 CENT TO SOULJA BOY, “I GOT A N*GGA DAT A HANDLE DAT KAT STACKS B*TCH” G-Unit leader 50 Cent has taken notice of Soulja Boy Tell Em’s recent alleged footage featuring himself and Kat Stacks in a hotel room together and offered some assistance to elimina his “problem.” Read more about it on sohh.com.


CEE-LO HAPPY WITH 50 CENT’S “FU” REMIX

Cee-Lo Green has scored an Internet hit with “F**k You,” his ode to a
gold-digging ex-girlfriend.  50 Cent jumped on board immediately and created
a remix to the song.¬† The Gnarls Barkley singer was flattered by 50’s
efforts, saying he thought it was really cool that he joined in so quickly.
Since the release of the song and its accompanying clip -which features
lyrics moving about willy-nilly – the video has racked up more than
2.4-million YouTube plays.  According to Rap-Up.com, Cee-Lo did reveal that
a PG-13 version of the song, titled “Forget You,” will be released to radio.
It has already hit the airwaves in the U-K.

NE-YO SUED OVER NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT

According to the Associated Press, a Maryland judge has ordered Ne-Yo and
his booking agent to pay more than 156-thousand dollars in damages because
the singer failed to appear at a 2008 New Year’s Eve concert in Washington
State. The judge ordered the payment Tuesday after a four-day trial in late
July and early August. Promoter Kenyohn Clark sued Ne-Yo, whose real name is
Shaffer Smith, and promoter Mike Esterman. The judge ruled in favor of
Clark, who claimed that Esterman misled him and failed to return a
95-thosuand dollar deposit.

LIL WAYNE TOPS DIGITAL SONGS CHART

Lil Wayne tops the Digital Songs chart this week with “Right Above It”
featuring Drake, which sold over 225-thousand downloads. It’s the first
number one for Wayne on this chart and it’s his best sales week as a lead
artist.¬† Wayne’s big debut pushes aside last week’s number one, Eminem’s
“Love the Way You Lie,” which slides to number three behind Katy Perry’s
“Teenage Dream,” which climbs one spot to number two.¬† Bruno Mars’ “Just the
Way You Are” leaps six spots to number six, while Nelly’s “Just a Dream”
debuts at number eight.

EMINEM’S RECOVERY STILL NUMBER ONE!

Eminem’s Recovery is on top of the Billboard album chart for its seventh
non-consecutive week, selling another 116-thousand copies, according to
Nielsen SoundScan.  Recovery scores the most weeks atop the chart since
Taylor Swift’s Fearless strung together 11 non-consecutive weeks in late
2008 and early 2009.  Recovery also notches the most weeks at number one for
a male artist’s album since Usher’s Confessions earned nine weeks in the top
slot in 2004, and the most for a hip-hop effort since OutKast’s
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below scored seven on top in late 2003 and early 2004.

NICKI MINAJ’S COLLABO WITH TREY SONGZ TOPS POLL

Nicki Minaj’s collaboration with Trey Songz on “Bottoms Up” was named her
best guesting verse on a Rap-Up.com poll.  Her Young Money duet with Drake
on “Up All Night” came in second, followed by her appearance on Christina
Aguilera’s “Woohoo.”

And…

NICKI MINAJ TALKS ALBUM COVER FOR PINK FRIDAY

When you think of Nicki Minaj, the word “animated” should come to mind. With
her debut album, titled Pink Friday, slated to arrive this fall, we wanted
to find out if what she was planned for the album cover. Her disc is scheduled to arrive on November 23rd.

BRUNO MARS ANNOUNCES DOO-WOPS AND HOOLIGANS

Bruno Mars will release his highly anticipated debut album Doo-Wops &
Hooligans in October.¬† Mars’ debut single, “Just The Way You Are,” is
steadily climbing the charts and is up four spots to number 16 on the
Billboard Hot 100.  Mars will support Maroon 5 on the fall leg of their 2010
Hands All Over Tour.  The outing Рwhich also features One Republic Рbegins
October 6th in Santa Barbara, California and then continue through an
October 16th show at San Diego, California’s Viejas Arena.¬†¬† Following that
trek, Bruno will tour Europe with Travie McCoy from mid-October through
early November.

*       Pre-orders for Doo-Wops & Hooligans will begin on Tuesday, August
31st at BrunoMars.com.

TIMBALAND AND MORE FOR GLOBAL GUINNESS CONCERT

According to Billboard, Timbaland is set to headline an outdoor concert in
the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global Arthur’s Day
Guinness Brewery celebrations, set to take place September 23rd and 24th
around the world.  The live event forms part of a simultaneous worldwide
concert series held in honor of Arthur Guinness, founder of the Dublin,
Ireland-based Guinness Brewery. Papa Roach is set to perform in the U-S,
Shaggy, Lady Saw and Beenie Man will take the stage in the Caribbean leg,
while David Gray, Brandon Flowers, Kelis and Snow Patrol will perform in
Ireland.¬† Venues will be announced shortly.¬† Last year’s inaugural Arthur’s
Day event featured over 60 artists, including Black Eyed Peas, Estelle and
Kasabian.

SOULJA BOY’S ALBUM PUSHED BACK

According to Rap-Up.com, Soulja Boy Tell’Em’s album has been pushed back.
The 20-year-old rapper’s effort, The DeAndre Way, was set to arrive in
stores in October, but will now arrive on November 5th.¬† His single, “Pretty
Boy Swag,” is currently number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

RIHANNA TO RELEASE NEW SONG IN U-K

Rihanna will release a new single titled “Only Girl” in the U-K on Tuesday.
According to Rap-Up.com, the song is the first single from her new studio
album, due out later this year.  No word on when the track will surface in
the States.

T.I. ON WHAT YOU’LL HEAR ON KING UNCAGED

That was T.I. telling us what fans should expect to
hear from his highly anticipated King Uncaged album. The disc was pushed
back with a new release date expected to be announced at a later time.
However, you can check out Tip on the big screen this Friday in the new
action flick, Takers, alongside Chris Brown, Idris Elba and Paul Walker.

AGENT SUED OVER JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

According to the Associated Press, a federal judge has ordered a Connecticut
talent agent to pay over one-million dollars to a concert promoter for
failing to produce Justin Timberlake for a concert in the Philippines. In
the lawsuit, Arnold Vegafria, president of ALV Events International,
contends he paid Kofi Degraft Johnson to showcase Timberlake at a concert in
2008. But the singer never appeared.

BEN J FROM THE NEW BOYZ TO STAR IN COMEDY

Ben J from the New Boyz will star in the new movie The Function.  The
coming-of-age comedy tells the story of a teenage immersed in the
dance/music scene, who throws a party in order to save his parents’ house
from going into foreclosure.   Ben J will also participate as a producer and
will be actively involved in all aspects of production.

Dj Rockwell’s done it again… check out this years 2010 Aaliyah Tribute Mix on the

Crisco Kidd Block Party on Power 106.

R.I.P. AALIYAH

Dj Rockwell AALIYAH MIX 2

RIHANNA SAYS BALANCING HER LIFE ISN’T EASY

According to Variety, Rihanna is gearing up for her first feature film. The pop princess has reportedly signed on to appear in an action film called Battleship. In addition to working on the flick, she’s also recording the
follow-up to Rated R and traveling on the road for her Last Girl on Earth Tour. Stay up to date with the singer at RihannaNow.com.

NEW USHER VIDEO

Usher was all smiles on the set of his new video, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.” The song is his first single off his EP, Versus.¬† Rap-Up.com is reporting the video will premiere on Vevo later this week.

*       See photos from the set here:
<http://www.rap-up.com/2010/08/23/on-set-of-ushers-dj-got-us-fallin-in-love-video/#more-55098>
LIL WAYNE AND EMINEM TOP ITUNES CHARTS

Lil Wayne has the number one downloaded song on iTunes with “Right Above It” featuring Drake.¬† Katy Perry’s latest single, “Teenage Dream,” is at number two, followed by Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” Eminem’s former number one “Love
The Way You Lie,” and “I Like It” from Enrique Iglesias.¬† Eminem’s Recovery is back on top of the iTunes album chart, followed by Ray LaMontagne’s God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Lady Antebellum’s iTunes Sessions, The
Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs and David Gray’s Foundling.

TREY SONGZ TALKS “BOTTOMS UP” VIDEO

After releasing the video to his new single “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz told us why he thinks it’s the perfect party record. The track will be included on his upcoming album Passion, Pain, & Pleasure – which will hit stores on September 14th via Atlantic Records. In addition, you can now pre-order the project, which comes with
bracelets, posters and fan club membership for 55 dollars via TreySongz.com.

FANTASIA OPENS UP ABOUT SUICIDE ATTEMPT

The Associated Press reports that Fantasia was so upset about allegations that she broke up a marriage, she was ready to die.  Nearly two weeks after she attempted suicide, Fantasia stated that if she killed herself she,
“would have been fine with that.”¬† The former American Idol champ took a mixture of aspirin and sleeping pills after she was named in divorce papers as the cause of a couple’s breakup. The 26-year-old said she was so
devastated about lies being spread about her that she couldn’t function anymore. As for the accusations that she knowingly dated Antwaun Cook even though he was married with kids, she said he was already separated when they
started dating.¬† While she called Cook a good guy and a “great friend,” she said they are no longer together and haven’t been for a while.¬† Fantasia’s new album, Back to Me, is out now.

NEW NE-YO SONG!

Ne-Yo has released a new song off his upcoming fourth album, Libra Scale. He recently shot a video with director Wayne Isham for the track.¬† Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale will now arrive in stores on October 19th.

*       You can listen to the track here:
http://www.rap-up.com/2010/08/23/new-music-ne-yo-one-in-a-million/#more-55091

CALI SWAG DISTRICT ARE ADJUSTING TO FAME

Cali Swag District is living the high life with their hit single, “Teach Me How To Dougie.”¬† The four-man band recently told us how they’re adjusting to their new fame and how to juggle all the recognition.
The group’s debut studio album, The Kickback, is set for release on October 12th.

BIG BOI ROCKS THE LATE SHOW STAGE!

Big Boi took the stage at the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night.¬† The OutKast member, backed by Vonnegutt, gave a rousing rendition of his hit “Follow Us,” the latest single off his recently released solo debut
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.

*      See the performance here:
http://www.rap-up.com/2010/08/24/video-big-boi-leads-the-way-on-letterman/

CIARA’S BASIC INSTINCT PUSHED AGAIN?

UrbanBridgez.com is reporting that Ciara’s new album, Basic Instinct, has been pushed back yet again.¬† The record, which originally was set to arrive this month, will now be released on October 19th or the 26th.

EMINEM TO PERFORM AT MTV VMAS

Eminem will perform at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12th at
9 PM! The rapper joins an already impressive list of performers including
Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Drake, B.o.B and Florence and The Machine. Funny
lady Chelsea Handler has been tapped to host the music awards show with the
likes of Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley and others confirmed
to present awards. Make sure to tune in to MTV Sunday, September 12th at 9
PM Eastern to see the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.

KANYE PROMISES A NEW SONG PER WEEK

Kanye West took to Twitter over the weekend to announce he plans to release
a new track every week between now and the holidays.¬† He wrote, “I know
y’all need the music so I’m dropping 1 new song every weekend until Xmas. It
may be my song, it may be a new Jay song, etc.” West said he’s calling his
new-music express “G.O.O.D. Fridays” because “y’all know every Friday y’all
gone have a new joint from our family. We look at the game completely
different now … It’s about the fans. No more holding back.”

JAY-Z JOINS U2 FOR SHOWS DOWN UNDER

U2.com reports that Jay-Z will join the Irish band on stage when their 360¬ļ
tour head to New Zealand and Australia. The rapper will join the Irish band
when they play Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. For more
details on what’s bound to be amazing shows, visit U2.com.

USHER HINTS AT MORE MUSIC

Usher is currently out promoting his new EP Versus, the sequel to his
platinum release, Raymond v. Raymond. But the “OMG” singer recently hinted
that the EP, slated to hit stores tomorrow, may not be the final chapter in
the Raymond saga. He told ABC News in a backstage interview at last week’s
Good Morning America taping, “There’s an array of new music that you guys
actually haven’t heard.¬† There’s another episode coming later on this year
as well.” Usher didn’t go into further details about his next release.¬† We
will keep you posted.

MARIAH ON IDOL?

Now that Jennifer Lopez is likely out as a possible American Idol judge,
Rap-Up.com is reporting that Mariah Carey may be in the running to take a
seat in the judge’s chair.¬† E! News is reporting that Carey wants the job.
Her husband, Nick Cannon, who is enjoying his stint as the host of America’s
Got Talent on TV, has also stated that Carey would like to join Idol.

WIZ KHALIFA TURNS DOWN DRAKE TOUR

According to Rap-Up.com, Wiz Khalifa politely declined an invitation from
Drake to head out on the road.¬† During Drake’s Ustream broadcast last week,
the rapper shared his desire to have Khalifa perform alongside him during
his new tour. Wiz instead will embark on his own solo tour, titled Waken
Baken, which hits more than 55 cities across the states beginning in
September.

FANTASIA WANTS YOU TO GET HER ALBUM!

Put simply, if you haven’t heard Fantasia’s latest album, Back To Me, you’re
missing out. You can tell that the singer had complete creative control for
her third studio effort. The Vh1 reality star explained why everyone will
fall in love with the material. Back To Me is available
in stores and online now.

NICKI MINAJ TALKS PINK FRIDAY

MTV News caught up with Nicki Minaj to find out more on the status of her
much anticipated debut album, Pink Friday. The leading lady from Young Money
shared that she’s making great progress with her first studio effort. The “Your Love” singer’s disc is scheduled to arrive
just three days before Black Friday, which is the biggest shopping day of
the year.

BOW WOW IS CONFIDENT IN LIL WAYNE’S RETURN

The newest member of Young Money Entertainment, Bow Wow, spoke about how he
thinks prison will impact Lil Wayne. The Lottery Ticket star is confident
Weezy will bounce back as if he never left.  On
November 4th, Wayne is expected to walk out of New York’s Riker’s Island
after completing his sentence which stemmed from weapons possession charges.

FAITH EVANS ADDRESSES DUI

According to SingersRoom.com, Faith Evans took to Twitter to update her fans
following her arrest over the weekend.  The singer was pulled over and
arrested on suspicion of DUI at a checkpoint in Marina Del Rey, California
over the weekend.  Her new album, Something About Faith, will be released
October 5th.

“Hi Faithfuls…I am on the set of my new video for
my single ‘Gone Already.’ I’m sure by now most of you heard that I was
detained on suspicion of a DUI. After completing a full day of wardrobe prep I was stopped at a random checkpoint. I’m fine and well, and thank you for your prayers, kind words and concerns. I can’t wait for you all to see my new video & look forward to hearing from you guys…Fizzy.”

MJ LAWSUIT THROWN OUT

According to SingersRoom.com, lawyers from Michael Jackson’s estate are
celebrating after a New York judge dismissed a 300-million dollar lawsuit
filed by lawyers for Allgood Entertainment. The company accused Jackson and
his agent for reneging on planned Jackson Five shows and teaming up with AEG
Live to produce a series of concerts in London. According to TMZ, a judge
sided with the Jacksons last week, throwing out the lawsuit because Jackson
and his brothers never signed off on the deal.

LADY GAGA IS THE QUEEN OF TWITTER!

After steadily gaining on Britney Spears, who was the most-followed user on
the social-networking site, Lady Gaga surpassed her fellow pop star on
Friday by landing over 5.7 million followers. At press time, Gaga’s Twitter
army clocked in at over 5,732,958, besting Brit, who had 5,699,858
followers. A few days ago the two pop stars were neck-in-neck, but Gaga’s
“Little Monsters” put the singer over the top.¬† When Gaga learned she had
dethroned Spears, she posted a video online thanking her fans.

*¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† LADY GAGA’S MESSAGE!¬† This is Lady Gaga’s message to her fans:
“Hello world, this is Lady Gaga, queen of Twitter, I wanted to thank all my
beautiful little monsters for following me. Thank you for beginning my reign
as Twitter queen. May you always have soft cuticles while tweeting, may you
never have carpal tunnel. Just remember that I love you, and love you
yourself. Because little monsters, you were born that way, baby. I love you
Twitter. See you at the Monster Ball.”

And…

LADY GAGA LOVES KISS!

Lady Gaga took in a Kiss concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New
Jersey on Friday night.  The new Queen of Twitter posted pics on her twitter
page.

*        SEE THE PICS:  http://twitpic.com/2gm70f

WYCLEF NOT APPROVED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

According to Billboard.com, Wyclef Jean did not satisfy the legal
requirements to enter himself in the running to be the next president of
Haiti. While the GRAMMY Award-winning singer completed all the necessary
paperwork to become a candidate, a council official told Reuters that he “is
not on the list” for the November 28th presidential election.

*        We previously reported all candidates are obligated to
live in the country for five consecutive years before running.

*¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Seattle Times reported late Sunday night that Wyclef’s lawyers
will challenge the recent ruling from election officials that kept him from
the list of eligible candidates.

CEE-LO HAS AN INTERNET HIT WITH “F*CK YOU”

Cee-Lo Green, best known for his work with the Goodie Mob and Gnarls
Barkley, has released a song on the internet titled “F*ck You.”¬† The song
created a ton of buzz all over the web with people posting the YouTube link
on Twitter, Facebook and many other social networking web sites.  The song
has been played over 946-thousand times since it was posted on Cee-Lo’s
official YouTube page on Friday.

TAYLOR SWIFT’S MOM STILL KEEPS TABS

Now that Taylor Swift has moved out of her parents’ house and into her own
condo in downtown Nashville, her mother Andrea Swift is still keeping a
tight leash on the country star. Taylor tweeted a conversation she recently
had with her mother before working out. She said, “Me: Hey Mom, I gotta go
running. Talk to you later. Mom: Alright. Be careful. Me: I’m running on a
treadmill. Mom: Still. Just.. Be careful.” Taylor’s highly anticipated third
album Speak Now will be released on October 25th.

FAITH EVANS DUI

According to the Los Angeles Times, Faith Evans was arrested Saturday night
on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving.  Evans was taken into police
custody at a checkpoint near Marina del Rey, LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph told
the Times.¬† The Associated Press is reported that Evans’ car was impounded
and she was released on bail the following morning.

CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS HANDED OUT

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out on Saturday.  88-year old
Betty White took home an award for her guest-starring role on NBC’s Saturday
Night Live.  Neil Patrick Harris took home an Emmy for his role as host of
the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, which won for Outstanding Special Class
Program. The How I Met Your Mother also took home the award for Outstanding
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest role in Glee.  Other winners at
Saturday’s ceremony include the HBO wartime miniseries The Pacific with
seven trophies. ABC comedy hit Modern Family and SNL both took home three
awards. The Simpsons won two awards, including an Outstanding Voice Over
Performance win for Anne Hathaway’s guest role as “Princess Penelope.”
Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report landed a win for Writing for a Variety,
Music or Comedy Special. The television community still awaits the Primetime
Emmy Awards which will air live on NBC August 29th.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS UPDATE! Michael Douglas’ battle with throat cancer will not delay the scheduled September 24th opening of his new flick, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Douglas is undergoing eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy for a tumor in his throat but 20th Century Fox says he will do promotion for the film once his treatment is complete. Check out People.com for more.

LOHAN BUSY IN REHAB! Lindsay Lohan is keeping busy in rehab. According to her mom Dina, the starlet has been sketching new ideas for her fashion line, 6-1-2-6, while trying to kick her addictions. Dina also said that Lohan has been getting a lot of letters of support from fans, which are keeping the actress’ spirits high. Check out UsMagazine.com for more.

CELEB CREDIT CARD FRAUD! Jennifer Aniston is one of several celebrities involved in a credit card scam at a Beverly Hills beauty salon. Aniston was on Good Morning American this week and told the hosts that the situation was ‚Äúnot cool.‚ÄĚ The owner of a salon is charged with racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges using celebrity clientele‚Äôs credit cards. According to Us Weekly, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Liv Tyler were all scammed by the salon as well.

JENNIFER ANISTON IN TROUBLE! Jennifer Aniston is in hot water after using the word ‚Äúretard‚ÄĚ in an interview on Live with Regis and Kelly. Jennifer was answering a question about dressing up as Barbra Streisand in a recent photo shoot and said, ‚ÄúYes, I play dress up. I do it for a living, like a retard.‚ÄĚ

EMMY NEWS! Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria Parker, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and The Event’s Blair Underwood have all been announced as presenters for the Emmy Awards. Check out the 62nd Primetime Emmys on August 29th on NBC at 8 PM Eastern. Hit up People.com for more.

RELATED AUDIO! Glee and 30 Rock are two of the most nominated comedies at this year‚Äôs 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here‚Äôs what Kevin McHale, who plays ‚ÄúArtie‚ÄĚ on Glee told us about his musical series. We also talked with Tina Fey about 30 Rock and here‚Äôs a funny statement she shared with us about teenage sexuality. accesshollywood.com/kevinmchale

SEXY ANGELINA JOLIE PICS! Pictures showing Angelina Jolie in leather straps with tape over her nipples have hit the Internet. The photos, which are labeled as ‚Äúshocking‚ÄĚ in Star Magazine, don‚Äôt actually seem that shocking once you factor in her former wild ways with ex-boyfriend Billy Bob Thornton. Nevertheless, head over to WWTDD.com to see the photos of Jolie.

RISKIEST CELEBS TO SEARCH! A computer-security software company has created a list of the riskiest celebrity searches. On the top of the list is Cameron Diaz, so be careful which links you click on when you type Diaz’s name into a Google search, because McAfee says many of those links may lead to virus. Julia Roberts and Jessica Biel searches also lead to a large number of risky links. Learn more at News.Yahoo.com.

RANDY JACKSON GIVES ADVICE! Randy Jackson is the last of the original American Idol judges expected to be on the show next season. It’s all but been confirmed that Steven Tyler will join Jackson on the judges’ panel. Here’s what Randy says about trying to find good talent for Idol. We’ll keep you updated on more American Idol news as it happens.

SPENCER WRITING ABOUT MONTAG! Us Weekly reports that Spencer Pratt is writing a tell-all book about his ex-wife, Heidi Montag. Pratt told the outlet that he’s not holding back with this book and will go into detail about Montag’s relationship with her mother.

STAND UP TO CANCER! Seth Rogen, Reese Witherspoon, Stevie Wonder, Laura Linney and Terrence Howard have all signed on to appear in the Stand Up To Cancer telethon planned for next month. They join Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Applegate, David Boreanaz and others, who were already confirmed to attend. Tune in to any of the major networks on the night of September 10th to see Stand Up To Cancer.

LOTTERY TICKET! Bow Wow and Brandon T. Jackson star in the new comedy Lottery Ticket. The flick, about a kid who wins the lottery and tries to keep it a secret, was directed by Erik White. This is White’s directorial debut in film and Brandon has nothing but praise for him. Check out Lottery Ticket, in theaters now.

SPANX FOR MEN! Get ready for firmer chests and narrower waistlines guys! That‚Äôs right, Spanx is coming out with a line of ‚Äúshapewear‚ÄĚ for men. According to The Washington Post, the Spanx for men will fit and feel like a wet suit and can be worn under t-shirts.

Umm…: Would you wear, or let your boyfriend wear Spanx for Men?

Vh1 REALITY

THE FINAL FOUR

It‚Äôs down to the final four ladies on Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. And as one would assume, it‚Äôs getting harder and harder for Chad to make his decision ‚Äď until one girl does something that‚Äôs almost unforgiveable. See what she does to deserve the wrath of Chad on a new episode of Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. It airs Sunday night at 9 Eastern on Vh1.

T.O. GOES TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY

On a brand new episode of The T.O. Show, the NFL star heads to Kentucky for the Kentucky Derby. Watch Terrell mingle amongst the stars on a new episode of The T.O. Show. It airs Sunday night at 10 Eastern on Vh1.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Saturday, August 21st

Melvin Van Peebles (actor-writer) is 78-‚ÄúMr. Witherspoon‚ÄĚ in Jaws: The Revenge

Kenny Rogers (singer) is 72- Probably best known for his hit album The Gambler

James Burton (guitarist) is 71- Has played with Elvis Presley

Clarence Williams III (actor) is 71-‚ÄúLinc Hayes‚ÄĚ on The Mod Squad

Jackie DeShannon (singer) is 66- Born Sharon Myers

Loretta Devine (actress) is 61-‚ÄúAdele Webber‚ÄĚ on Grey‚Äôs Anatomy

Harry Smith (co-anchor of CBS’ The Early Show) is 59- Also the host of A&E’s Biography

Kim Cattrall (actress) is 54-‚ÄúSamantha Jones‚ÄĚ on Sex and the City

Serj Tankian (singer) is 43- Best known for being the frontman for the band System of a Down

WHAT’S ON MTV SATURDAY

When I Was 17 (11 AM ET)

10 on Top (11:30 AM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 SATURDAY

Rock N Jack Presents: Rob and Big (11 AM ET)

US Open of Surf (1 PM ET)

WHAT’S ON MTV2 SUNDAY

Sucker Free Countdown (12 PM ET)

Just for Kicks (2:30 PM ET)

  • Who is HITN your TOWN this Weekend…?!

Trey Songz: Passion, Pleasure & Pain tour Dates:

August 21st ‚Äď Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 22nd ‚Äď Indianapolis, Indiana

B.O.B: Shootin’ Stars Dates:

August 21st ‚Äď Charlottesville, Virginia

August 22nd ‚Äď Atlanta, Georgia

Babyface: Summer Tour Dates:

August 21st ‚Äď Fort Monroe, Virginia

August 22nd ‚Äď Alexandria, Virginia

Rihanna Last Girl On Earth Tour Dates:

August 21st ‚Äď Hershey, Pennsylvania

August 22nd ‚Äď Detroit, Michigan

  • Leaving you with my SONG Video Pick of this WEEKEND…Enjoy! ;)

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TREY CONTINUES HIS PLEASURE TOUR

Trey Songz is enjoying life right now, performing for thousands of fans on his Passion, Pleasure & Pain tour alongside Monica and Dondria. The singer told us how the name of the outing, which is also the name of his next
album, represents where he’s at in his life right now . Trey is scheduled to play St. Louis, Missouri tonight. Be sure to score passes via Ticketmaster.com. <WM>

*¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Visit Trey’s website for a list of tour dates. Fans can get VIP
balcony tickets for 55 dollars, while general admission tickets are only 45
bucks.

EMINEM ADDRESSES WHEN HE’LL RETIRE

In Vibe’s new Juice issue, Eminem spoke on when he’ll consider retiring from
hip hop. The rapper, who just went double platinum for Recovery, stated that
he “honestly [doesn’t] know how much longer [he] has in this game.” Em said
he’ll “always love hip-hop,” but “the day that this is not better than the
last will probably be the day I stop.” Slim Shady concluded with: “You don’t
know how long people are going to want you around…Realistically, if I
don’t rap, what the f**k am I going to do? It’s too late to be unfamous at
this point.”

MARIAH TO DROP HOLIDAY ALBUM SOON!

According to PerezHilton.com, Mariah Carey is expected to release a new
Christmas album. The diva is reportedly preparing to record six new original
songs as well as older material, including a new remix of her classic, “All
I Want For Christmas Is You.”¬† The project will arrive in stores on November
2nd.

*¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The songbird’s last Christmas album was released on November 1st,
1994 and sold over 12-million copies worldwide. It’s considered to be one of
the best-selling holiday records every released.

BEYONCE’S HOUSE OF DEREON STEALING DESIGNS?

Beyonce has been accused of stealing again, only this time it’s not over
songwriting credits. The singer’s House Of Dereon fall line has similar
leggings as ones designed by Iceland’s E-label. SingersRoom.com reports Bey
is potentially facing a lawsuit after she was photographed purchasing the
exact pair from the Topshop in London last November.

T.I. WORKING ON CARTOON SERIES?

In addition to working on his next studio album, King Uncaged, T.I. has
revealed that he’s currently producing a new cartoon series called Lil’
Homies. Visit RapRadar.com to learn more!

FANTASIA EXCITED TO DROP BACK TO ME

It’s been quite some time since Fantasia has released an album – three years
to be exact. Fortunately, the American Idol winner has sorted out what
matters most while recording her highly anticipated record, Back To Me. If
you’re wondering how she came up with the title, Fanny told us who suggested
it. Back To Me drops on Tuesday!

CHRISTINA DOING PRIVATE GIGS?

According to Yahoo’s U-K web site, Christina Aguilera will start doing
private gigs at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs following the cancellation of her
U-S tour and the debatable poor sales of her album Bionic.  The album became
the lowest-selling number one record in eight years in the U-K and soon
dropped off of the charts.  According to the site, sources told Now magazine
that Aguilera is charging the equivalent of 250-thousand dollars per
appearance.¬† Aguilera’s Bionic album fell one spot to number 83 on the
Billboard album chart and has sold 224-thouand copies since its release ten
weeks ago.

LAURYN HILL ON BILLBOARD CHARTS

According to MTV News, Lauryn Hill’s new song, “Repercussions,” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – the first time one of the singer’s tracks made the list in over a decade. The previously unreleased song, which entered at
number 94, is rumored to be the first offering from the Hill’s long-awaited comeback album. 1999’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low” was the last song to appear on the Billboard chart.

BOW WOW SAYS CHECK OUT LOTTERY TICKET!

In Lottery Ticket, Bow Wow portrays a young man in the projects who wins
350-million dollars during July Fourth weekend. Many people could only dream
of what they’d buy if given such a large sum of money. Just to be nosy, we
decided to ask the young actor how he spent the first 100-thousand that he
earned from his first rap album.  When you check out
Lottery Ticket tonight, be sure to ask yourself: what would you buy with
350-million dollars!  The flick is in theaters now.

NE-YO WANTS TO MAKE HATS

According to MTV News, Ne-Yo is looking to capitalize on his signature
accessory: hats. The “Champagne Life” singer explains that he’s been
“talking to some people about doing a hat line, in that the hat is what I’m
most known for. Weird, right? That the hat is more popular than the music?”
Yesterday, we reported that Ne-Yo started to wear hats when he began losing
his hair at age 13. In addition, fans can expect the entertainer to issue a
fragrance line in the near future.

MASHONDA WANTS SWIZZ TO UNITE HIS KIDS

Mashonda sat down with Hip-Hop Weekly to reveal her last wish regarding her
ex-husband, Swizz Beatz. The singer hopes that her three-year-old son with
the producer will become well acquainted with the upcoming child that he’s
about to have with Alicia Keys. Mashonda adds that she wants her son to
“have a relationship with his sister in Europe and all the children involved
will grow together in unity. That is very important.” Apparently, Swizz
fathered a baby girl named Jahna Sebastian with a Russian woman living in
London two years ago. He also has a ten-year-old son, Prince Nasir, from a
previous relationship.

LLYOD FEELS THE PRESSURE

After releasing his new single “Lay It Down,” Lloyd knows the pressure is on
to deliver a great album. The singer, who recently signed with Polow Da
Don’s Zone 4 imprint on Interscope Records, told Rap-Up TV that he’s among
great artists and there’s a “great weight” on his shoulders to create a
solid album. While his fourth album, King of Hearts, won’t arrive until
Valentine’s Day, you can visit Rap-Up.com to learn more about the project
now.

VIDEO OF KANYE WITH HIS MOM

Kanye West’s mother passed away back in November of 2007, however rare footage of the rapper with his mom recently surfaced online. The clip shows ‘Ye conversing with her about music and his future.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND FRIENDS BENEFIT!

Justin Timberlake will bring the Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special
Evening Benefiting Shriner’s Hospitals for Children event back to Planet
Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Theatre For The Performing Arts in Las Vegas on
Saturday, October 23rd.  The evening will feature performances from
Christina Aguilera, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lady Antebellum, Salt-N-Pepa, Selena
Gomez & The Scene, T-Pain and more.

*       TICKETS! Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM Pacific at
Ticketmaster.com and range in price from 100 to 500 dollars.

*       GOLF TOURNAMENT!  Justin Timberlake will also host a golf
tournament, The Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open.

RICKY MARTIN MEMOIR

Ricky Martin will release his memoir in November.  The book, which is titled
Me, will be published in both English and Spanish.  In it, Martin opens up
for the first time about his early childhood, his experiences in the
renowned boy band Menudo, the challenges of increased fame that came with
the “Livin’ La Vida Loca” phenomenon, his continued growth as a musician,
and his unique personal connection with millions of fans around the world.
He also delves into coming to terms with his sexuality, becoming a father
and devoting himself to helping children around the world.  Martin has sold
over 60-million albums worldwide.

*¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† STATEMENT!¬† Ricky Martin released this statement:¬† “Writing this
book allowed me to explore the different paths and experiences that have led
me to be who I am today. I’ve had to tie up loose ends that I’d never
attempted to tie up before, to work deeply into memories that were already
erased from my mind. Allowing myself to do this was not easy, but once I
started an incredible spiritual healing began….. and I wanted to share my
sense of discovery.”

PARAMORE BRINGS B.o.B OUT ON THE ROAD

Paramore singer Hayley Williams has a huge hit right now with rapper B.o.B. with the track “Airplanes.” The pair didn’t even meet before the song became so huge, but they’ll be spending lots of time together soon. That’s because
B.o.B. is set to open for the rock band on their upcoming U-K tour. Fans can find out more right now at Paramore.net.

CHELSEA HANDLER TO HOST MTV VMAs

Get ready for a one night stand with Chelsea Handler, as she’s been tapped
to host the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards! Fans who tune in to MTV on
September 12th at 9 PM Eastern are in for a great show because performances
from Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Drake, B.o.B and Florence and The Machine
have already been announced. We’re sure Handler will also have a fun time
sharing the stage with presenters like Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, and Emma Stone
who are confirmed to be at the big show.  Make sure to tune in to MTV
Sunday, September 12th at 9 PM Eastern to see the 2010 MTV Video Music
Awards.

GAGA’S TOUR TO MAKE 200-MILLION BUCKS

Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour has been one of the most successful treks in
recent history, but it’s pretty shocking to learn just how popular it’s
been.¬† According to estimates by Billboard, the “Bad Romance” singer’s world
tour will have grossed almost 200-million dollars by the time she wraps it
up.¬† Fortunately for all the little monsters out there, it’s still going
strong and Gaga has plans to keep the tour on the road well into 2011.

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