DRAKE DELAYS R&B MIXTAPE RELEASE
For those of you expecting Drake’s R&B mixtape, it looks like you’ll have to
wait a little longer. SingersRoom.com reports Drizzy explained that since
he’s “been rapping a lot lately” and creating “some great rap music,” that
he’s “sort of took a hiatus on the R&B for a second.” He added, “It’s cool
to do R&B, I love it, but it’s just hard for me to always commit to it.” The
It’s Never Enough project was initially slated to drop in December, but it
currently has no release date.
* Drake said of his sophomore album, “I did this song the
other night; I’ve now completed the second song for my album. So I only had
one song before for the new album; two nights ago, I did the second song.
I’m loving it. I’m loving the sound. I’m excited again.”
DIDDY-DIRTY MONEY DROP “LOVING YOU NO MORE”
We’ve just learned Diddy-Dirty Money has unveiled the new music video for
their latest single, “Loving You No More,” featuring Drake. While you can
check out the Gil Green-directed clip on the group’s fansite, you should
also know that their oft-delayed Last Train To Paris LP will hit stores
* In related news, Puff just uploaded a new video on YouTube to
announce that he’s releasing Dirty-Money gear, including T-shirts that read
“Not F**king Around Crew.”
JANET RELATES TO CHARACTER IN NEW FILM
Janet Jackson taps into a dark-emotional place in Tyler Perry’s upcoming film, For Colored Girls. The icon portrays a shrewd woman who’s the head ofa fashion magazine andexplained how she was able to relate to her character. For Colored Girls also stars Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise and Thandie Newton. The flick hits theatres on November 5th.
MICHAEL JACKSON THRILLER MOVIE?
After the success of posthumous concert film This Is It last year, Michael
Jackson’s music may next hit the big screen in a film version of Thriller.
GK Films is negotiating to acquire the rights to a feature-length adaptation
of the song, according to Deadline.com. Kenny Ortega, who helmed This Is It,
is reportedly attached to direct, while The Hangover writer Jeremy Garelick
has been pegged to pen the screenplay. The film’s plot is rumored to revolve
around Vincent Price, who narrated the groundbreaking music video in 1983.
Along with the Thriller film production, Cirque du Soleil is crafting two
live shows based on MJ’s music that are set to launch in 2011 and 2012.
T.I.’S PRISON MENU REVEALED!
According to TMZ, T.I. is expected to begin his prison sentence on Monday
for violating the terms of his probation, but he’ll have decent meals inside
Arkansas’ Forrest City low-security prison for next 11 months. Apparently,
Tip will feast on hot oatmeal, creamed beef, home fried potatoes, biscuits
or wheat bread and skim milk for breakfast. For lunch he’ll chose from fried
fish, baked fish, peanut butter and jelly or mac and cheese with baked
potato or peas. His last meal of the day will either be chicken patty,
chicken salad, grilled cheese with baked potato, navy beans (what the hell
is that?) or salad. Sound appetizing?
* In related news, the rapper has release the visual for his song, “Ya Hear Me,” which will appear on his upcoming album, recently re-titled to No Mercy. The clip, which might be the last video shot before his sentence,
features cameos from Young Jeezy and the OMG Girlz.
TIMBALAND JOINS TWITTER
RapRadar.com reports Timbaland has finally given in and created a verified
account on Twitter. Fans will now be able to follow the hitmaker on the
social networking site under the name “Timbaland007.” Fingers crossed that
he announces that he’s working on the follow up to 2009’s Shock Value II!
MIGUEL WANTS TO HAVE SEX WITH NICKI MINAJ?
We asked Miguel a simple question: why does everyone love Nicki Minaj right
now? What we got was a solid answer that went off on a tangent…here’s what the “All I Want Is You” singer feels about Lil Wayne’s protégé. We’re dying to see just how many people will support the release of her debut album, Pink Friday, when it drops on November 22nd. What do you think Nicki’s first week sales will be?
EMINEM TO APPEAR ON PINK FRIDAY
Eminem is the latest heavy-hitting rapper that has contributed verses to
Nicki Minaj’s debut Pink Friday LP. According to Rap-Up.com, the hardest
spitting emcees out have recorded a song together called “Roman’s Revenge,”
where Slim Shady goes back and forth with Nicki’s alter-ego. So far, Em,
Drake and will.i.am are the only confirmed features on Pink Friday, but fans
can expect more guest spots to be announced at a later time. Be sure tograb
Young Money’s First Lady’s album on November 22nd.
GAME SHOWS HOMOPHOBIC SIDE ON TWITTER
PerezHilton.com put Game on blast after he posted homophobic comments on
Twitter on Wednesday night. The West Coast rapper randomly tweeted: “What
kinda man let another man put his d**k in his booty…. I’m just asking
n***a that s**t crazy though.” After putting a hash tag for “butt pirates,”
he wrote that his comments weren’t an “attack on gay people” and added, “Gay
women, cool! Ellen [Degeneres], cool! D**k in the booty, not cool.” Visit
the site to see what Perez had to say about Game’s tweets!
KID CUDI IS TIRED OF RAPPING, READIES ROCK LP
MTV News reports Kid Cudi is getting bored with rap, so to keep his brain
challenged, he’s taught himself how to play guitar and actually formed a
rock band. Hip hop fans can expect Scott’s next album after he delivers Man
on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager on November 9th to be a
rock-inspired effort. Cudder told MTV, “I already have three songs done. Our
band is called Wizards. We’re starting to record on the tour bus. We’ll be
doing college runs.” Visit MTV to find out why he turned down collaborations
with Kanye West!
NELLY DROPS “MOVE THAT BODY” VIDEO
According to HipHopNMore.com, Nelly has unleashed the video for his new single “Move That Body” featuring Akon and T-Pain. The club-ready-banger will be included on the rapper’s forthcoming sixth studio effort, Nelly 5.0,
which lands on November 15th. Visit the St. Louis native’s official website to view the Marc Klasfeld-directed clip now.
RIHANNA, DRAKE SHOOT “WHAT’S MY NAME”
After hearing the mastered version of Rihanna’s “What’s My Name” featuring
Drake, we’re excited to see the visual for the newest offering from Ri Ri’s
forthcoming Loud LP. JustJared.com has gotten a hold of video stills from
the clip that was shot on Wednesday in New York City. It’s unknown when the
video will premiere but we’ll keep you posted!
XXLMag.com reports Young Buck returns to music with a new mixtape titled,
Back on My Buck S**t 2. The former G-Unit member teamed with Drumma Boy to
produce the 16-track banger, which includes contributions from Game, Lupe
Fiasco, 8Ball, MGJ, Rocko and the Outlawz. Hosted by DJ Scream & DJ Smallz,
fans will be able to download the project on Halloween at midnight.
Back On My Buck S**t 2 tracklist:
1. “Let Me Go”
2. “Came Back”
3. “Got Me One”
4. “In The Clouds”
5. “AM/FM” featuring Lupe Fiasco
6. “Down Wit ‘Em”
7. “The Blues” featuring Game
8. “Betta Tell Em” featuring 8Ball
9. “Gettin It”
10. “Done Wit Ya’ll”
12. “Identify” featuring Rocko
13. “Cleaned Off” featuring Outlawz
15. “Mark Barton”
JOELL ORTIZ TO DROP ALBUM NEXT MONTH
Good news, Joell Ortiz has reportedly selected a launch date for his highly anticipated sophomore album, Free Agent. The rapper is looking to capitalize off his growing buzz and release his second effort on November 30th via on
E1 Music – mark ya calendars!
WIZ KHALIFA WANTS TO LEGALIZE WEED!
BallerStatus.com reports Wiz Khalifa told The League of Young Voters
Education Fund that he intends to vote for Proposition 19 and hopes to
legalize marijuana in California. The hip hop rookie believes the drug
should ultimately be accessible to anyone. Whether you agree with him or
not, Wiz explained that everyone should “get out there and vote, No matter
what it is for. If it’s something you believe in, go out there and support
it.” Be sure to visit November2nd.org to register to vote.
BIEBER RECORDS WITH YOUNG MONEY RAPPER
XXLMag.com has learned Lil Twist from Young Money is not only working on a new mixtape, but Lil Wayne’s protégé has collaborated with pop phenom Justin Bieber. At midnight, fans will be able to download the rookie’s The
Takeover: Carte Blanche Edition project, which includes contributions from Drake, Sean Kingston and Nicki Minaj. Be sure to visit LilTwistTheTakeover.com to learn more now.
WAKA FLOCKA HAS A HALLOWEEN MASK
We caught up with Waka Flocka Flame to find out about his Halloween plans
for this weekend. The “No Hands” rapper randomly recalled throwing eggs
during the scariest day of the year. If you’re still
unsure of you’re costume, you can rush order a one-size-fits-all Waka Flocka
Flame mask, complete with neck tattoos, for $5.99 plus shipping and
handling. Visit his official website to learn more!
FERGIE NAMED BILLBOARD’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR!
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie will receive the Woman of the Year Award at
the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on December 2nd in New York. Fergie
spent 2010 touring the world alongside her Black Eyed Peas bandmates on the
Blackberry Presents: The E.N.D. World Tour, performing hits from the group’s
hugely successful 2009 album, The E.N.D. The Peas own the longest streak of
consecutive weeks spent at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart by any
artist in the chart’s 52-year history, with 2009 singles “Boom Boom Pow”
reigning for 12 weeks and “I Gotta Feeling” for 14. Additionally, “I Gotta
Feeling” is the best-selling digital song in Nielsen SoundScan history. The
E.N.D. is the first album in two decades by a group to yield five top 10
songs on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album has sold over
2.8-million copies in the U-S to date.
FM TOP HOT 100 FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK
Far East Movement hold on to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for
second straight week with their breakthrough single “Like a G6,” which
features Cataracs & Dev. Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” stays put at
number two, and Rihanna is up one notch to number three with “Only Girl (In
The World).” Nelly drops one spot to number four with “Just A Dream” while
Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” featuring Pitbull holds at number five.
RIHANNA TALKS MISSING KATY’S WEDDING
Rihanna wasn’t able to attend Katy Perry’s marriage to Russell Brand in India, but the “Umbrella” singer thinks that her best friend understands. Rihanna told Access Hollywood that she wasn’t able to attend because she was
in the studio, but since “Katy is in the same industry… she knows how it can get.” Ri-Ri also said that she was “fortunate enough to be able to throw her bachelorette party,” and was happy to be involved at all.
LADY GAGA: BEFORE SHE WAS FAMOUS
Lady Gaga had quite a few jobs before becoming one of the biggest pop stars
in the world. Not only did she have a brief appearance on an episode of The
Sopranos, but according to Billboard, the “Bad Romance” singer also appeared
in a video of students talking about the dangers of sexual harassment in
LIL WAYNE GETS ANOTHER GUARD IN TROUBLE
Oh Weezy. New York’s Daily News has learned that a veteran prison guard at
Riker’s Island was reportedly suspended for spending excessive time with Lil
Wayne. Captain Raphael Collazzo, who’s worked at the facility for 20 years,
allegedly hung out with the rap star for 45-minutes when Wayne was supposed
to be left alone in solitary confinement. After getting caught on security
camera, a source reveals Collazo did not have a “reasonable explanation” on
why he wanted to get close to the rapper. The guard was served with a
ten-day suspension without pay, becoming the third employee to get in
trouble for associating with Dwayne Carter.
UPDATE ON LIL WAYNE WELCOME HOME CONCERT
Even though Birdman previously stated Lil Wayne’s homecoming party will take
place in Miami, it looks like Nicki Minaj was correct in assuming it’ll go
down in Las Vegas. Young Money president Mack Maine told XXLMag.com that the
welcome-home festivities are likely to occur during Drake’s Las Vegas
concert, two days after Weezy exits Riker’s Island. If this rings true,
Wayne will perform on stage at a venue in Sin City called The Joint. How
THE BEGINNING FOR THE BLACK EYED PEAS
As we previously reported, The Black Eyed Peas will release their new album,
The Beginning, on November 30th. The record will come out in several
physical formats – a standard CD, a deluxe CD that includes three bonus
songs, digitally, a full album vinyl and a combo two-disc set of 20 songs
that includes The Beginning & The Best of THE E.N.D. The first single from
the effort is “The Time (The Dirty Bit),” which is built around a sample
from the classic 1987 theme from Dirty Dancing, (“I’ve Had) The Time of My
Life.” The Peas have shot a video for the song with director Rich Lee. The
band is currently on the road on their The E.N.D. World Tour 2010, which
culminates this fall with shows in South America.
* Will.i.am says the album title The Beginning, “refers to
what is actually happening in the world right now. The Beginning is symbolic
of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video.
It’s also about being experimental and taking songs we’ve liked from the
past and playing around with sick, crazy beats.”
* Fergie on “The Time (The Dirty Bit)”: “The song is a celebration of
this amazing time in our lives. We’ve been on tour all over the world, and
looking out at stadiums full of people who came out to see us – that’s as
big as it gets. After the shows, we go out to the clubs and meet the fans;
those are moments that we have to remember.”
* The Black Eyed Peas’ last album, The E.N.D., was released
in June 2009. It has sold more than 11-million copies worldwide, is also
the first album in two decades by a duo or group to yield five Top 10 songs
on the Billboard Hot 100 chart including the number one hits “Boom Boom Pow”
and “I Gotta Feeling,” which is the best-selling digital song in SoundScan
history. In addition, The E.N.D. was nominated for six 2010 GRAMMY Awards
and won for Best Pop Vocal Album, “Boom Boom Pow” won Best Short Form Music
Video and “I Gotta Feeling” won for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.
CIARA TALKS SAVE THE MUSIC, ALBUM AND MORE!
During the Ultimate Face-Lift gala to benefit the Vh1 Save The Music
Foundation, which took place at Lord & Taylor’s in New York, we caught up
with Ciara to find out how she feels about being a part of the 2011 class of
ambassadors. The event included appearances
from Denise Richards, Nicole and Natalie of Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Run-DMC’s
DMC and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
NICKI DROPS “RIGHT THRU ME”
Nicki Minaj shows off her vulnerable side in the video for her new single,
“Right Thru Me.” According to Nicki-Minaj.net, in the Diane Martel-directed
clip, the fem-cee gets into character as she argues and demands respect from
her love interest, model Willy Monfret. The track is the latest offering
from Nicki’s highly anticipated Pink Friday LP – slated to drop on November
MIGUEL HAS PERFECT HALLOWEEN COSTUME!
While promoting his “All I Want Is You” single, Miguel revealed what he has
up his sleeve for Halloween. The laidback R&B crooner took us back,
literally, when he explained why he want to be one of the dancing
“California Raisins”. This just might be the best costume ever!
ALICIA KEYS LOVES MOTHERHOOD
Alicia Keys just gave birth to her first child and took to her blog to let
fans know what joy she’s experiencing with her son, Egypt Daoud Dean. Keys
wrote, “Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning
and living in a way I never have before.” She added that she’s “most
enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body…I’ve
never seen a more beautiful face in my life! The most perfect eyes and
beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable!” She
concluded by hinting at writing a song about her baby – we can hear Swizz
Beatz in the background now!
ANTOINE DODSON SEX OFFENDER APP?
Billboard.com reports Antoine Dodson, known for “The Bed Intruder” song, has
released a viral video promoting a sex offender tracking app for the iPhone
and Android. And yes, it actually works! For two dollars, you will be able
to sync with the national sex offender registry to track offenders in your
area. In addition, five percent of all proceeds will benefit the anti-sexual
assault organization, Rape and Incest National Network. You can visit
TMZ.com to watch outtakes from the clip now!
MORE ON BEYONCE’S I AM…WORLD TOUR DVD
We’ve just learned new information on Beyonce’s upcoming I AM…World Tour
DVD, which will be released as both a DVD and a CD. The project is expected
to capture the singer at multiple shows around the world, no longer just at
the two performances at London’s O2 Arena. During her trek, the entertainer
played in six different continents and performed 104 shows. The I AM…World
Tour DVD will hit shelves on November 29th!
NEW SNOOP DOGG!
We’ve just learned Snopp Dogg has dropped a new song called “New Year’s Eve”
featuring singer Marty James. Rap-Up.com reports the up-tempo anthem will
serve as the lead single from the rap veteran’s upcoming effort, Doggystyle
2: The Doggumentary. The project is the sequel to the rapper’s debut album
and will hit shelves on March 8th.
Click HERE to hear New Years Eve!
WILLOW TALKS HIT SINGLE, BIRTHDAY AND BIEBER
During her first UStream session on Tuesday night, Willow Smith gave her
reactions to the response of her “Whip My Hair” video and spoke about
looking forward to turning 10 years old on Halloween. In addition, the
daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith spilled on how nervous she was to
join Justin Bieber at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. Together, the two pop
stars danced to Cali Swag Districts’ smash hit “Teach Me How To Dougie.”
You can check out the concert footage on YouTube now!
PERRY, KE$HA, BIEBER ADDED TO AMA’S
The American Music Awards already had a pretty impressive line-up of
performers scheduled with P!nk, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and Usher, but
now, even more star power has just been added. According to a press
release, it was just announced that Katy Perry, Ke$ha and Justin Bieber have
been added to the 38th annual AMA’s. The awards show takes place on
November 21st at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live
RIHANNA HATED RUSSELL AT FIRST
Rihanna may now be Katy Perry’s best friend, but when she first met Perry’s
husband Russell Brand, the “Umbrella” singer was not impressed. Rihanna
told Q magazine that the first time they crossed paths he was interviewing
her on TV and apparently “nothing” he said to her was funny and she asked
herself, “Why am I talking to this idiot?” She then said that they crossed
paths again down the road for another interview, and she finally “realized
he was funny” and that she was “probably a complete b***h” the first time.
NICKI TALKS POSSIBLE LIL WAYNE CONCERT
During a UStream session on Monday night, Nicki Minaj spilled some
surprising news about the “welcome home” concert plans for Lil Wayne. The
leading lady of Young Money revealed, “We might be together in Vegas.
Probably. Possibly.” Interestingly enough, Birdman previously told media
outlets that the plans have not been set in stone but the celebration would
likely take place in Miami. Hmmm, could Weezy’s camp be planning a
bi-coastal affair? We’ll keep you updates as details pour in.
NICKI PREMIERES “CHECK IT OUT”
Nicki Minaj and will.i.am have unveiled the visual for their joint single
“Check It Out.” In the futuristic clip, the artists pay homage to Japanese
culture and turn things upside down. Be sure to watch the video for the
song, which samples The Buggles’ 1980’s hit “Video Killed The Radio Star”,
via MTV.com. In related news, Nicki’s debut album Pink Friday will land on
WILLOW SMITH TALKS HALLOWEEN
Willow Smith, who has scored a viral hit with her debut single “Whip My
Hair,” is planning on hitting the streets to do some trick-or-treating on
Sunday night. The nine-year-old told MTV News that she is going to be
herself for Halloween. She explained, “I’m gonna go around the neighborhood
saying, ‘Do you like Willow Smith?’ And then I’m gonna be like, ‘Ta-da! It’s
me.'” Smith, the daughter of Will and Jada-Pinkett Smith, will celebrate her
10th birthday on Halloween
* Check out the video of Willow talking Halloween here!
PRINCE WELCOME 2 AMERICA TOUR DATES
Not only has Prince tapped Janelle Monáe to be a part of his upcoming
Welcome 2 America tour, but we just learned the music icon has officially
announced five tour dates for the U-S. After playing overseas, the “Purple
Rain” singer will play Madison Square Garden and New Jersey’s Izod Center in
December, where he’ll be joined by Sheila E., Mint Condition, Lalah
Hathaway, Maceo Parker, Cassandra Wilson, Esperanza Spalding and others.
Beginning at 20 dollar a seat, you can score passes this Saturday at 10 AM
* Prince has sold over 100-million albums worldwide and won
seven GRAMMY Awards.
Welcome 2 America Tour Dates:
December 14th – East Rutherford, New Jersey
December 15th – East Rutherford, New Jersey
December 17th – East Rutherford, New Jersey
December 18th – New York, New York
December 29th – New York, New York
JANET JACKSON TALKS FOR COLORED GIRLS
In Tyler Perry’s upcoming film, For Colored Girls, Janet Jackson shows her
range as an actress as she transforms into a character we’ve never seen her
portray before. The singer told us about her role in the movie. For Colored Girls also stars Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington,
Loretta Devine, Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise and Thandie Newton. The
flick hits theatres on November 5th.
T.I. OFFICIALLY DROPS KING UNCAGED TITLE
T.I. has chosen a new title for his oft-delayed album. Instead of going with
King Uncaged, the Atlanta native has selected No Mercy for his seventh
studio effort. It’s unknown if Tip intended to change the name before he was
sentenced to 11-months in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
In case you were wondering when he’ll turn himself in, the Associated Press
reports the rapper is expected to begin to serve his time on November 1st at
Arkansas’ Forrest City low-security prison – which is the same facility he
just left federal on weapons charges.
* Do you think he’ll release a new mixtape before he
begins his sentence? Will he open a fan-dedicated website like Lil Wayne did
to keep the lines of communication open?
MARIAH LEAKS HOLIDAY CLASSIC
Mariah Carey has turned holiday favorite, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” into an
amazing duet with her vocally-talented mother, Patricia Carey. You can check
out the song via her official fan site and expect Mi Mi’s holiday album,
Merry Christmas II You, to arrive on November 2nd.
RYAN LESLIE OFFER 20K FOR MISSING LAPTOP
According to WorldStarHipHop.com, Ryan Leslie is prepared to cough up
20-thousand dollars to whoever turns in his missing laptop. The
singer/songwriter’s computer was stolen outside a nightclub while traveling
in Germany over the weekend. If you have any information on the computer, be
sure to email the entertainer at RyanLeslieLaptopReturn@gmail.com and
collect your reward!
PREVIEW KID CUDI’S UPCOMING ALBUM!
Just days after releasing the track-listing for his second effort, Man on
the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, Kid Cudi now wants fans to preview the
album before it drops! You can check out 30 second snippets of the 17-track
LP and then decide if you’ll add it to your collection on November 9th. The
rapper recently told us that he knows he has to deliver great material
that’s just as good, if not better, than his debut disc. Be sure to pre-order Man on The Moon II over at Amazon.com.
COMMON, LUPE, HUDSON REP FOR CHICAGO!
It’s about time Chicago was given an anthem! Windy-city natives Lupe Fiasco,
Common and Jennifer Hudson joined forced to create a record called “We Can
Do It Now,” which will benefit Season 3 of Gatorade Replay. You can check
out how the No I.D.-produced record came together on YouTube now and
download the record via HipHopNMore.com.
* Click HERE to hear the song!
VANILLA ICE SPILLS ON FAVORITE FIVE RAPPERS
Vanilla Ice has told Billboard his personal top five greatest rappers and
why they get the title. The “Ice Ice Baby” rapper crowns Jay-Z at number one
spot because “‘Empire State of Mind’ is a great song,” adding “Whatever is
going on, he’s the leader.” Coming in at number two, the ’90s rapper says
Lil Wayne “is on fire, without a doubt.” Meanwhile, Jadakiss claims the
number third slot because Ice believes he’s “super-talented” and doesn’t
need a “mainstream hit” to prove that. Ludacris and Public Enemy complete
the list. be sure to visit Billboard.com to learn more.
NELLY ON iTUNES CHART
Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” featuring Cataracs & Dev is the number one
most-downloaded track on iTunes this week after spending three weeks at
number two. Taylor Swift’s “Mean” is at number two, followed by Rihanna’s
“Only Girl (In the World),” Nelly’s Just a Dream,” and Bruno Mars’ debut
single, “Just The Way You Are.” Kings of Leon top the iTunes album chart
with Come Around Sundown, followed by Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine,
Shakira’s Sale El Sol, Glee: The Music – The Rocky Horror Picture Show and
Taylor Swift’s Speak Now.
MADONNA’S EX PARTIES WITH THE BEP
Madonna and Jesus Luz may have broken up, but that doesn’t mean that the
Brazilian is done mingling with the rich and famous. According to the New
York Post, Jesus partied with the Black Eyed Peas is his hometown of Rio de
Janeiro, and even jumped in the DJ booth with will.i.am and apl.de.ap.
Learn more at NYPost.com.
KINGS TOP FORBES’ RICH DEAD CELEBRITY LIST
Forbes has revealed their latest list of the top-earning dead celebrities
and it’s topped by a pair of kings. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, took
the number one spot, earning 275-million dollars over the past year – more
than the other 12 stars on the list combined. In second is The King, Elvis
Presley, with 60-million bucks, thanks to tours of Graceland and the new
Elvis-themed Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas. Other rockers on the list
include John Lennon at five with 17 mil and Jimi Hendrix in the 11 spot.
* Author J.R.R. Tolkien, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo writer Stieg Larsson, Dr. Suess, Albert Enstein and George
Steinbrenner are all also in the top ten.
JUSTIN BIEBER PREMIERES MOVIE TRAILER
Justin Bieber surprised fans at his Monday night show in Los Angeles by
premiering the trailer for his upcoming 3-D film Never Say Never. After
guest appearances by Usher and Sean Kingston, Bieber took time halfway into
the show to debut the trailer for his film. The trailer shows Justin as a
toddler, banging an elaborate drum beat on a kitchen chair, then moves on to
a series of home movie clips that chronicle his rise to fame – singing,
playing keyboard, and strumming an acoustic guitar. It also shows the young
singer beyond the stage and shows his everyday life, and the famous people
who helped him along the way. Never Say Never opens Valentine’s weekend in February 2011.
T.I. WON’T BE CHARGED FOR DRUGS
According to TMZ, the L-A County District Attorney has announced that T.I.
won’t face any additional charges stemming from his September arrest. The
rapper allegedly possessed a controlled substance and tested positive for
opiates during his arrest, but the D-A feels Clifford’s current 11-month
sentence already covers violating the terms of his probation. Visit TMZ to
T.I. DROPPED FROM REMY MARTIN?
We so called this one! Just a week after T.I. was officially removed as
spokesman for Axe body spray, RapRadar.com reports the rapper has lost his
endorsement deal with Rémy Martin Cognac. Here’s what the company said in a
statement: “Regrettably, we will not be able to continue collaborating with
T.I. at this time. We wish T.I. well and hope he will devote his time and
energy to staying the course.” We guess this is what happens when you go to
prison twice in the same year for violating the terms of your probation.
SWIZZ BEATZ ANNOUNCES MONSTER MONDAYS
Following in the footsteps of Kanye West, Swizz Beatz has promised to
deliver new music on what’s being dubbed Monster Mondays. Yesterday, the
hitmaker issued a new tune called “DJ Play the Beat” featuring Estelle. The
beginning of the work week just got that much easier.
Click HERE to hear it!
50 CENT AND MEG RYAN STAR IN NEW FLICK
Variety reports 50 Cent has landed a role opposite Meg Ryan in a new
romantic comedy called Lives of the Saints. The hardcore rapper will portray
one of many “troubled Los Angeles residents looking for redemption.” The
upcoming flick will begin shooting on November 13th in L-A and includes John
Lithgow, Anthony Anderson and Esai Morales. No further details are known at
JAMIE FOXX TV SERIES GETS PICKED UP
Deadline.com reports NBC will reportedly green-light a new TV drama
co-written and directed by Jamie Foxx. The forthcoming project, called
Tommy’s Little Girl, is being described as “Le Femme Nikita meets The
Sopranos.” So far, actors Selma Blair, Paul Sorvino, Tony Sirico and James
Russo are attached to the show. More details will be announced at a later
JANET JACKSON DENIES ENGAGEMENT RUMORS
Late last week, In Touch Magazine reported that Janet Jackson and Wissam Al
Mana were engaged. However, during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning
America, the icon says it’s not true. The singer-turned-actress explained,
“He’s a very private man, so I don’t talk about our relationship,” adding
“I’m not engaged, I will say that.” The pair has been dating since last
spring. So much for that 15-carat diamond ring Mana allegedly bought for
TREY SONGZ CAN’T GO OUT IN PUBLIC!
Trey Songz has got it made. The sex symbol’s lead single, “Bottoms Up” which
features Nicki Minaj, has cracked the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
this week while “Can’t Be Friends” claimed the number three position on
Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The 2010 Soul Train-nominated crooner will
hit the road alongside Usher and Miguel next month, but he’s sacrificed a
lot to get where he’s at today. Songz explained that his overwhelming
popularity has affected his day-to-day routines. Be
sure to pick up the singer’s latest album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, in
JAY-Z TO WORK FOR OBAMA?
According to the New York Post, Jay-Z could potentially play a big role in
the upcoming re-election campaign for President Barack Obama. As far as Hov
being considered to replace National Economic Council Director Larry
Summers, Deputy White House Press Secretary William Burton told the paper,
“In all seriousness, keep in mind [Jay-Z] was pretty active during the 2008
election, so I don’t think it’d surprise anyone that he would be involved
again. But it’s a little premature.” The mogul is yet to confirm or deny the
speculation; we’ll keep you posted with further updates!
KANYE IS NOT A FAN OF RECENT AWARD WINNERS
It’s no surprise rapper Kanye West has strong opinions about award shows,
and he recently spoke with Access Hollywood about the artists he believes
did not deserve a GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. He said, “Where’s our
instant replay clock? Why are the last four Albums of the Year: Taylor
Swift, Dixie Chicks, Ray Charles and Herbie Hancock? Like, you know, with
all due respect… that’s inaccurate.” Kanye mentioned he would have liked
to have see other artists such as Justin Timberlake and Usher win the award
DRAKE PREPS KODAK SCAVENGER HUNT
Drake has teamed with XXLMag.com and Kodak to present an exclusive giveaway
for the new Kodak Easyshare M590 camera. The first five lucky contestants
that take ten pictures from the Easyshare M590 scavenger hunt checklist will
win the thinnest 5x optical digital camera! Yesterday, fans were asked to
snap a picture of themselves holding Drizzy’s Thank Me Later LP as well as a
photo of a Canadian flag. Visit XXLMag.com to learn more!
BEYONCE READIES SECOND FRAGRANCE
According to TheBeyonceNetwork.com, Beyonce Knowles is looking to capitalize
on the success of her signature Heat fragrance. The multi-talented singer
will reportedly launch a second line designed for a more “everyday
fragrance” rather than the intense sensual scent in the first perfume. Fans
will be able to get their hands on Heat Rush in February.
* According to MTV.com, Beyonce’s upcoming I AM…World Tour
DVD will hit shelves on November 30th.
MARTHA STEWART LOVES EMINEM
After being crowned MTV’s 2010 Hottest MC in the Game, Eminem has also won
support from an unlikely fan: Martha Stewart. The female business magnate
told MTV News that Slim Shady was deserving of the title because “he has an
album that’s, like, close to the top of the charts. It’s always been Eminem.
I don’t know why, but it’s always been. [He’s] huge, huge, huge.” Em was
awarded top honors for delivering a multi-platinum selling album, Recovery,
which boasted singles like “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” featuring
2010 HOTTEST MCs IN THE GAME
3. Kanye West
5. Rick Ross
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Lil Wayne
8. Waka Flocka Flame
MACK MAINE DROPS THE LAXATIVE MIXTAPE
According to RapRadar.com, Mack Maine has released a new solo mixtape called
The Laxative. The President of Young Money teamed up with T-Pain, Snoop
Dogg, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne and many others for the 18 track project, hosted
by DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar. Fans can expect Maine to issue a joint
mixtape with Birdman on Halloween, titled White Boyz.
CASSIDY LINKS WITH GAME FOR NEW LP
In case you’ve been wondering where Cassidy has been hiding these days, the
Philly rapper has been hard at work on his upcoming album, C.A.S.H. In
addition to issuing the video for “Drumma Bass,” we’ve learned the emcee has
recorded a new track with Game. It’s unknown what the record is called but
fans will be able to hear the final version when the disc lands on November
JT’S BENEFIT CONCERT
Justin Timberlake’s annual benefit concert, Justin Timberlake and Friends, a
Special Evening Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, raised over
one-million dollars on Saturday night. It marks the third year in a row the
event has raised over one million dollars to provide additional funds that
help support Shriners Hospitals For Children, which provide medical services
for children around the country. The concert featured performances from
Christina Aguilera, Elton John, Salt-N-Pepa, Diddy, Selena Gomez and T-Pain.
Timberlake also performed a set including a soulful solo acoustic version of
“Cry Me a River,” which blended into Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
Keeping the vibe mellow and intimate, he stayed seated on a stool with just
his guitar and picked his way through “What Goes Around…/…Comes Around”
with plenty of help from the audience before busting into a full-band
version of “Rock Your Body.”
CHRISTINA TAKES THE STAGE IN LAS VEGAS
Christina Aguilera performed at Planet Hollywood’s Theatre for the
Performing Arts in Las Vegas as part of Justin Timberlake and Friends,
Benefit for the Shriners Hospitals for Children on Saturday night.
According to E!Online, Christina took the stage wearing a skintight black
bodysuit with a leather bustier and ripped through a set of classics
including “Ain’t No Other Man,” “Fighter” and “Beautiful.” Timberlake
introduced his old touring pal and Mickey Mouse Club cohort, saying
Christina is “no contest, the best vocalist of my generation.” Aguilera
will next be seen performing at the American Music Awards. The show airs
live from L-A on ABC on November 21st at 8 PM Eastern.
BIEBER TO RELEASE ACOUSTIC ALBUM NEXT MONTH
Justin Bieber will release a new acoustic album next month. The Canadian
phenomenon took to Twitter to announce the record will hit shelves on
November 23rd. The crooner has previously hinted that the record will
include toned-down versions of album cuts from My World and My World 2.0, as
well as a freshly recorded track Bieber worked on in Hawaii. In addition to
releasing the acoustic album, Bieber also dished in September that he’s
working on a follow-up to My World 2.0, slated to drop near the end of next
year. The untitled album will also include a contribution from fellow
Canadian hitmaker, Drake.
BEASTIE BOYS ALBUM UPDATE
More strange news from the Beastie Boys. The group said their Hot Sauce
Committee Pt. 1 album would be delayed indefinitely, but that we’d get Pt. 2
by spring 2011. Now the tracklist for Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 features
tons of songs from Pt. 1! Confused? MCA, a-k-a Adam Yauch, says the band has
“come full circle” and that only one song from the original album didn’t
make it. The record features collaborations with Nas and Santigold and is
due out next year.
GAGA’S VIDEOS VIEWED ONE-BILLION TIMES
Lady Gaga is the first person to reach one-billion views on YouTube.
According to GagaDaily.com, the “one-billion” accounts for videos that have
been uploaded to the pop star’s official YouTube channel, including “Poker
Face,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance” and “Telephone.” Gaga took to her Twitter
to say that because of this, she has now dubbed her fans the “kings and
queens” of YouTube.
MADONNA TO GO BACK TO MALAWI
Madonna will be heading to Malawi sometime before Christmas. According to
British paper the Daily Mirror, the Queen of Pop is planning to visit the
African country to do some charity work, since, according to a source,
Madonna likes “nothing more than rolling up her sleeves and shoving her
hands down a blocked well. She likes to do her bit.” The paper also repots
that the Material Girl also wants to take her adopted son David, who is from
Malawi, to see his biological father.
- Dissension,Contention,Wrangling,Quarreling,and War of Words!
VINCE VAUGHN COMMENTS ON GAY JOKE! A joke in the trailer of Vince Vaughn’s new movie The Dilemma was removed after people complained that it was derogatory towards homosexuals. Vaughn has since released a statement about the joke which has his character calling an electric car “gay.” He says that he is “outraged by the persecution of people for their differences” but that “comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together.” Hit up EOnline.com for more.
-TALKING POINT: Where do you stand on comedians who have jokes that involve homosexuality, race or gender?
SHIA LABEOUF THROWS COFFEE! Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps actor Shia LaBeouf got angry with a paparazzo while hanging out in Washington, D.C. this past week. The actor ended up throwing a full cup of coffee on the photog. Check out a video of Shia getting mad over at PerezHilton.com.
JOY BEHAR & BILL O’REILLY STILL FIGHTING! Bill O’Reilly and The View co-host Joy Behar are still fighting after the Fox News man’s appearance on the talk show last week. Behar called Bill an “idiot” following his appearance, while O’Reilly implied that Joy “sugar coats harsh realities.” Read more over at UsMagazine.com.
-WHAT STARTED THE FIGHT! Both Joy and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set of their show last week after Bill stated that Muslims “killed us on 9/11.” Both Joy and Whoopi expressed outrage at how O’Reilly lumped all Muslims together in a statement about September 11th.
- Look who is making a COMEBACK…?!
ZOOLANDER SEQUEL DETAILS REVEALED! MTV News is reporting some of the details for the upcoming Zoolander sequel. According to actor Justin Theroux, who is working on the screenplay, both Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s characters will be back for the sequel and will be trying to break back into the business as models pushing 40. Will Ferrell will also make an appearance once again as “Mugatu.” We also hear that actor Jonah Hill will have a part in the new flick. Head to MoviesBlog.MTV.com for more.
TOP GUN 2! According to E! Online, Paramount is developing a sequel to Top Gun. According to reports, studio executives would love to see Tom Cruise reprise his role as “Maverick” for the film in some capacity, and have asked original producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott to helm the sequel as well. We know we feel the need…the need for speed! How about you?
INCREDIBLE HULK TV SERIES?! It’s being reported that The Incredible Hulk could be coming to a TV screen near you. According to Deadline.com, ABC is working on a live-action series based on the Marvel comic book. No writers or actors have been attached to the project yet, but we will keep you updated!
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THE CHALLENGE HOST & BMX BIKER IN A COMA T.J. Lavin, the BMX rider who hosts MTV’s The Challenge: Cutthroat, was put into a medically induced coma on Thursday night after crashing his bike during a stunt. The 33-year-old was trying a “nac nac combination” during an event in Las Vegas when he lost control of his bike and crashed. Head over to TMZ.com to learn more and we’ll keep you updated on his condition.
RELATED AUDIO! When we spoke to T.J. recently, he told us about a previous injury he sustained close to Halloween. He also spoke with us about being scared sometimes when riding his bike.
HAPPY DAYS STAR DIES. Tom Bosley, who played the father on ‘70s sitcom Happy Days, has died at the age of 83 at his home in California. According to his representative, Bosley, who also starred on Murder She Wrote for many years, had been battling lung cancer. He passed away of a staph infection at his home in California. Neil Patrick Harris and Alyssa Milano were among the actors who commented on the sad news, posting tributes to the late actor. Read more over at People.com.
- In NOVEMBER…
JAMES FRANCO TALKS 127 HOURS! James Franco stars in the new Danny Boyle film 127 Hours. In the flick, he plays a mountain climber who gets trapped under a boulder and must cut off his own arm to survive. Franco told us he knew this film was going to be challenging to act in. There is a ton of Oscar buzz surrounding James’ performance in 127 Hours. The movie comes out on November 5th, so be sure to check it out to see if he deserves the award!
KRISTEN STEWART TALKS STRIPPER JOB OFFER! For her new role in the film Welcome to the Rileys, Kristen Stewart plays a runaway teen who is a stripper in New Orleans to make a living. Stewart told MTV News that when she scoped out a strip club in New Orleans with the film’s director and costume designer, she was offered a job to work at the club as soon as she walked in the door. But would she ever take it? She told MTV, no way! Check out Kristen along with James Gandolfini in the new film Welcome to the Rileys on November 5th.
-WHAT’S AT “KRISBIAN”?! When MTV News sat down with Stewart to talk about her role in the upcoming flick Welcome to the Rileys, they also asked her about the term “Krisbian” and whether she knew about it. So, what is a Krisbian? Apparently, it’s a straight female who would “go gay” for the Twilight star. Stewart said she does know about the term and is flattered, but that her brother isn’t a big fan of the phenomenon. Check out Stewart over at HollywoodCrush.MTV.com.
GLEE ACTORS GET HOT FOR GQ! Wow! Listen up Glee fans, get ready to see your favorite Glee stars – Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith – in their new photo shoot for GQ magazine. Lea and Dianna are shown in their underwear and short skirts in several shots, while Cory appears in some of the photos getting a ton of affection from both of the girls. Head over to PerezHilton.com for pictures.
JAKE GYLLENHALL AND TAYLOR SWIFT A NEW COUPLE?! Taylor Swift has a new man! According to America’s Life & Stylemagazine, the country music singer — who has previously romanced Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner and John Mayer – has been spending lots of time with Hollywood hunk Jake Gyllenhaal. The pair — Taylor, 20, and Jake, 29 — were spotted looking cozy in Brooklyn, New York, over the weekend. -What happened REESE?! Read More on ShowBizspy.com.
ROBERT PATTINSON REFUSES TO WORK WITH SIMON COWELL! Robert Pattinson has revealed why he turned down a recording deal with music mogul Simon Cowell. “I love Simon, I think he is a great personality and I think his shows are entertaining,” he said. “He is a clever guy and he created artists that he knows the public will like, that’s why I don’t think he could ever launch my music career. Read more on ShowBizspy.com.
Which Dead Celebrity Is Out-Earning All the Living Ones? At least Oprah Winfrey can take solace in still being alive to enjoy her millions. But her fellow entertainers who are still in the pink have taken a backseat in the earnings department to the year’s top-earning dead celebrity, a once tarnished star whose image has been burnished to a high, $275 million sheen since his death 16 months ago. Just in time for Halloween, find out who’s still raking in more dough than everyone (but Oprah) from beyond the grave… Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b207507_which_dead_celebrity_out-earning_all.html#ixzz13QuyBN5p
CAST OF CELEBRITY APPRENTICE LEAKED! Actor Gary Busey, rapper Lil Jon, country singer John Rich, Meat Loaf, Dionne Warwick, LaToya Jackson, David Cassidy and Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath are all a part of the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice. Filming for the new season began on Monday and Lil Jon, Gary Busey and John Rich were all spotted at a New York City pizza place trying to sell slices this week. Head over to TheBoot.com to learn more about the upcoming cast. The new season will premiere sometime in 2011.
- And the NUMBERS are in…!
Here’s a complete look at the weekend’s top-grossing films, per Friday-Sunday estimates compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
- This WEEK is ALL About the DANCE ViDeos… 🙂
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MTV’s HOTTEST MC LIST OF 2010
Find out who made the top 10 mc list of 2010, voted by MTV Roundtable… Do you agree or disagree with the list?
KANYE WEST TALKS MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY COVER
Kanye West is back and so is the controversy that seems to never leave his
side. This time the singer has a new album coming out called My Beautiful
Dark Twisted Fantasy, and let’s just say the title owns up to its name,
starting with the album cover, which leaves little to the imagination. The
cover art shows a man in the nude, holding what seems to be a bottle of
alcohol, and being straddled by a naked Phoenix. We caught up with Kanye,
who explained why he chose this particular work of art.
“I love characters in general, but just how colorful the bird is
and just the design, it’s just something I would have picked or drawn as a
five year old.”
Kanye explained that the cover art is a metaphor for his life.
“It definitely relates to everything I’ve been through, like
burning to the ashes, and rebuilding, and becoming a better person, and then
delivering better product.”
Kanye West told MTV News that his songs “Devil in a New Dress” and “Monster”
will be featured on his My Dark Twisted Fantasy album, which comes out on
TRACKLISTING FOR KID CUDI’S SECOND DISC
The track listing is up for Kid Cudi’s second effort, Man on the Moon II:
The Legend of Mr. Rager. The album includes 17 tracks and features
collaborations with Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Cee Lo Green, GLC, Nicole
Wray and more. Man on The Moon II drops November 9th. Check out more and
pre-order the disc over at Amazon.com.
1. Scott Mescudi vs. The World featuring Cee Lo Green
3. Don’t Play This Song featuring Mary J. Blige
4. We Aite (Wake Your Mind Up)
6. Mojo So Dope
7. Ashin’ Kusher
8. Erase Me featuring Kanye West
9. Wild’n Cuz I’m Young
10. The Mood
11. MANIAC featuring Cage and St. Vincent
12. Mr. Rager
13. These Worries featuring Mary J. Blige
14. The End featuring GLC, Chip Tha Ripper and Nicole Wray
15. All Along
17. Trapped in My Mind
T.I. SUED BY PARTY PROMOTER
A party promoter is suing rapper T.I. over a planned Welcome Back Party that
T.I. failed to attend when he was released from prison. The rapper has
already stated that he couldn’t go to the bash because he was under home
confinement, but the Alabama party promoter says he was never told Tip
wasn’t going to show-up. The man is suing the rapper for misrepresentation,
conspiracy, unjust enrichment and more. He’s also asking for an unspecified
amount for his trouble.
KELIS SIGNS WITH NEXT MODELS
Kelis is continuing to expand her well-rounded career with a foray into
modeling. The singer has just signed a contract with Next Models out of
London. Check out ThatGrapeJuice.net to learn more about her new modeling
NICKI MINAJ MAKES HOTTEST MCs HISTORY!
Although the winner of Hottest MCs In The Game was crowned this weekend, we
just wanted to give a special shout out to Nicki Minaj, who became the first
female to make the list! The Young Money princess was given the number six
spot by MTV because of her “game-changing features and over-the-top-image”
and we love her for that. Keep updated on Minaj over at MTVNews.com and make
sure to pick up Nicki’s album, Pink Friday, on November 22nd.
MISSY ELLIOTT READIES NEW SINGLE
Missy Elliott has been working hard as a producer for both Jazmine Sullivan
and Monica, but now, she’s ready to drop her own new single. The MC caught
up with MTV News recently and said that she has plans to release a new song
called “Blow Your Whistle” soon and that it will have an accompanying crazy
music video. Elliott didn’t reveal exactly when we can expect the dance
track, but promised it’ll make people move their feet. Hit up MTVNews.com
MEMORIAL PLANNED FOR EYEDEA
The memorial for underground rapper Michael “Eyedea” Larsen has been
scheduled for Thursday of this week. The rapper died in his home on the 16th
from as-yet-undetermined causes. Fans and friends alike who are in the St.
Paul, Minnesota area this Thursday can attend his public wake at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel from 7:30 to 10 PM. Head over to MTVNews.com to check out a link
to donate money to Larsen’s family.
U2 WORK ON CLUB ALBUM WITH WILL I AM AND MORE
U2 have confirmed that Danger Mouse is producing their new album and that
he’s worked on at least 12 tracks for the new effort, but he’s not the only
one collaborating with the Irish band. Bono also said that they’ve got a
club album in the works as well, which they are working on with will.i.am,
David Guetta and producer RedOne. That album will “recall U2 remixes in the
1990s.” U2 aim to have a new album out by May of 2011.
BE KANYE FOR HALLOWEEN
Time magazine has created the top 20 current Halloween costumes for 2010.
Number 12 on the list is “Kanye West’s Twitter Feed.” What you need: a
fresh suit, preferably fluorescent red or orange, a dinner plate size gold
medallion, a gold goblet, a turquoise chalice, fur pillows and a horse
worthy of a king. Since Kanye joined Twitter in June, he has gained over
1.4-million followers with lofty Tweets like: “Hotel bathrobe got be feeling
like a king!” So you can honor Kanye by dressing as the items he writes
about on Twitter. Other current Halloween costumes include: the Old Spice
guy, Levi Johnston for Mayor, Lady Gaga in a meat dress, Jersey Shore cast,
a “Na’vi” from Avatar and Lindsay Lohan in jail.
* READ THE ARTICLE HERE!
JAY SEAN TALKS “2012”
Jay Sean and Nicki Minaj teamed up for his single, “2012 (It Ain’t The
End).” The British crooner told us the song is about the conspiracy theory
that the world will end in the year 2012. Jay doesn’t believe the theory,
but said it reminded him to take time to enjoy life.
“2012 (It Ain’t The End)” is up five spots this week to number 35 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Jay Sean’s new album, Freeze Time, which features
Pitbull, Birdman and more, arrives in stores on November 2nd.
ROCK & MORGAN SPOOF SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Last week, Comedy Central hosted a telethon called Night of Too Many Stars,
during which Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan spoofed Simon & Garfunkel, with
some help from Paul Simon. During the skit, the pair attempted to sing
“Scarborough Fair” but struggled. Paul tried to help but the two weren’t
interested, instead choosing to use auto-tune and telling Simon “the lyrics
are bulls**t.” In turn, Paul rapped Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.” The
hilarity was all for a good cause since the special raised money for autism
education. Check out a clip by searching YouTube for “Tracy and Chris
* George Clooney, Jimmy Fallon, Robin Williams, Tina Fey, Ricky
Gervais, Stephen Colbert, Betty White, Larry David, David Letterman and many
others also appeared on the special.
SHAKIRA DROPS SALE EL SOL
Shakira has released her new album, Sale el Sol (The Sun Comes Out). The
first single off the effort is “Loca,” featuring U-K rapper Dizzie Rascal.
The Colombian singer told us beginning the recording process for an album is
a daunting task. Shakira is out on the road and
plays Santa Barbara, California tonight, Oakland on Friday and hits L-A for
a show at the Staples Center on Saturday night.
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starring Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard
Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard star in the new Clint Eastwood-directed film Hereafter. Damon plays a psychic named “George Lonegan,” and Matt told us about the character.
“My character, when you discover him, is a guy who actually is, does actually has this ability but doesn’t want it because it’s ruining his chance of ever having a normal life.” Matt went on to say he can understand why people in the movie pressure his character to do readings with them.
“I could see that happening and I’ve felt compelled as an adult in my own life, when somebody passes on. You know that horrible curiously that you have about where the hell are they and will I see them again. You know?”
Synopsis: “Hereafter” tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might–or must–exist in the hereafter.
Hereafter also stars Belgian actress Cécile de France and is in theaters now.
starring Katie Featherston and Gabriel Johnson
Katie Featherston A sequel the low-budget camcorder-filmed horror movie, “Paranormal Activity 2” will look to repeat the original’s surprise box office success.
starring Dermot Mulroney and Diane Kruger (NY)
Dermot Mulroney Diane Kruger Sam Shepard Rosanna Arquette A district attorney uncovers nefarious activities while on a desperate search for a doctor to save his young daughter.
Fisher Stevens Barry Corbin Catherine Mary Stewart Graham Patrick Martin About a group of teenagers on the verge of making it big in music and film.
Melora Hardin Mark Feuerstein Paul Wight Wendie Malick The film centers on a fight promoter (Mark Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Paul “Big Show” Wight) who has spent his entire life in an orphanage agrees to wrestle on behalf of his fellow orphans.
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The Tudors – The Final Season
Dollhouse – The Complete Second Season
In Treatment – The Complete Second Season
CSI Miami – The Eighth Season
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Missy Elliott “Works” Her Disappearing Act
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Hip-hop icon Missy Elliott has explained why her abscence from rap’s spotlight has worked in her favor as of late.
“People always be like, ‘Where [you] been?’ but you gotta remember, I got Jazmine Sullivan out there, I had Monica ‘Everything [To Me’],” Missy explained in an interview. “I’m always having artists that I’m doing records on so I’m just behind the scenes right now. I did the artist thing, now I’m just writing and producing…It’s been a long time coming but she gon’ be around for a long time. She’s gon’ make people have to step up they singing…Jazmine sing from the soul. She sing from a different place. She’s not just a singer, she sings from a place where you feel like she been through those things before. And she got a husky voice and we haven’t heard that really in R&B in a long time so she [has] a unique voice.” (MTV)
She is reportedly working on a new record called “Blow Ya Whistle.”
Lately, Missy E has been busy producing records for other artists, the latest one being Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Holding U Down’ but here’s some good news for the fans. She will be finally returning to the scene with her brand new single called ‘Blow Ya Whistle’. Apparently, her album is still titled Block Party. (Hip Hop N More)
The rapper’s delayed album was initially scheduled to drop three years ago.
Block Party is the upcoming seventh studio album by American rapper Missy Elliott, scheduled to be released in 2010. The album’s release was initially intended for December of 2007, additional songs were recorded for the project in spring of 2009 replacing the majority of the album’s intended tracklisting. (Artipot)
Missy Elliott was reportedly kicked off the stage at last weekend’s Wireless Festival after she exceeded her performance time slot. The rapper was said to have arrived 20 minutes late for her set at the gig in London’s Hyde Park but attempts to make up for her lateness with an extended performance were thwarted by the event’s organisers. (Digital Spy)
Lloyd Banks Says Eminem “HFM2” Collabo Delivers 1-2 Punch Written by Rosario Harper
G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks is ecstatic over the bonus Hunger For More 2 Eminem feature, “Where I’m At”, believing it is one of the best songs he’s collaborated on with the Shady Records boss.
“Me and Em got a record, it’s called ‘Where I’m At,'” Banks revealed in an interview. “It’s crazy. Lyrically, it’s taking it to another place. I’ve had records with Em prior to this, or he’s been on my records and I’ve been on his album, this is a unique record. And it’s powerful. I think people are going to like it for a few different reasons because the subject matter is one thing and then the delivery. Just the fact of us going back and forth. It’s gonna be crazy — Em did his portion, he played it over the phone. He played me the verse over the phone, you really can’t risk sending things like that then anybody’ll have it.” (Rap-Up)
“Did you say something to somebody about you didn’t want him on the record,” 50 questioned Banks to which the rapper responded, “Why would I say that? To who?” “That’s what was being said from [Em’s manager] Paul [Rosenberg]. Man, this sh*t is getting crazy. I’m gonna be straight up with you, all right? I think this sh*t is getting a little funny between me, you and [Tony] Yayo and everything else that’s going on because look at how crazy it is actually getting him to rap on your record and I don’t understand what’s going on anymore. I don’t know, when I talked to Paul, Paul pulled me to the side and he’s talking to me like, ‘Yo, what’s going on. Why you don’t want Em? Are you kidding me? He’s the biggest rapper, you can’t get any bigger.” (This Is 50)
1 Take ‘Em To War featuring Tony Yayo 2. Unexplainable featuring Styles P 3. Payback featuring 50 Cent 4. Home Sweet Home featuring Pusha T 5. Beamer, Benz or Bentley featuring Juelz Santana 6. So Forgetful featuring Ryan Leslie 7. Father Time 8. Start It Up featuring Kanye West, Ryan Leslie, Swizz Beatz and Fabolous 9. Celebrity featuring Akon 10. On The Double 11. Any Girl 12. I Don’t Deserve You 13. Sooner Or Later featuring Raekwon (Hunger For More 2)
“The whole Kanye thing happened, it was shortly after the tweetthat he wrote, the comment he made about me being underrated and should be in everybody’s top five,” Banks told MTV News over the phone Thursday. “We read that statement, and it kind of took off on its own. I definitely appreciated that. Just for him to say that opens up the eyes that have been watching him [to me]. And from there, it made sense to go into the studio with him. Shortly after that, we went into the studio…That was one of the last joints I recorded for my album. Originally it was me and Fab, then I got Kanye, then Swizz was in the city and so was Ryan [Leslie]. The difference from that track being me and Fab and having Kanye was 24 hours. I didn’t have it for a minute. We did it recently.” (MTV)
Hunger For More 2 is scheduled to drop Tuesday, November 23rd.
50 Cent Ends Silence On Chelsea Handler Date Written by Cyrus Langhorne
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has ended his silence on being caught having a secret date with late night talk show host Chelsea Handler earlier this month.
According to 50, their hook-up was strictly business-related.
Fiddy finally ‘fesses up to hooking up with Chelsea Handler! OK, well, not hooking up. During a break from shooting a music video with Bobby V, 50 Cent admits excluively to E! News that while he and the Chelsea Lately host did get together in New Orleans, romance did not play a part. “We were actually just talking about a film project,” the rapper reveals to E! News. “I think she’s amazing.” So amazing, apparently, that he didn’t just send her some flowers following her VMAs hosting gig, but a whole room full of ’em. Because, you know, that’s just what friends do. Anyway, whether they are dating or not, at least they’re doing a good job at keeping their stories straight. (E! Online)
Last week, Handler addressed being romantically linked to 50.
“I was with a bunch of friends in New Orleans, and he was one of the friends that was there. I was there for a show. Of course we were the only ones in the picture when there were 20 of us there. It made it look like there was something romantic happening…[We have] nothing romantic. Although I think he’s working on something. Every rapper who has been on the show is working on something with me. At some point I’m going to have to give in.” (Baltimore Sun)
Earlier this month, Handler briefly discussed their date on Twitter.
“Everyone, calm down. I met with mr. Cent about a potential project. There’s nothing to report yet, ill let you know if there is.,” Handler tweeted Wednesday (October 6). (Chelsea Handler’s Twitter)
With everyone talking about his new rumored romance, 50 Centtook refuge where everyone goes to avoid the spotlight — Mr. Chow in Bev Hills — and then dropped a huge clue about Chelsea Handler. As TMZ first reported, the two got reeeeeally up close and personal at a bar in New Orleans this weekend — but yesterday, when photogs asked about the hook-up, dude cracked a huge, mysterious smile. They’re totally together, right?? (TMZ)
Swizz Beatz, Cassidy Sued For $1.5 Million Over Hit 2007 Single(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop producer Swizz Beatz has been sued by a producer who claims he was cheated out of royalties for his work on Cassidy’s hit single “My Drink ‘N My 2 Step.”
In a lawsuit filed on October 18th, Antwann Frost claims that he helped created the drum and rhythmic pattern for Cassidy’s single, which has become a staple in clubs across the world.
Frost claims he created “all of the other original musical components that shaped and defined” “My Drink ‘N My 2 Step” in 2007, which spawned remixes by Kanye West, Chingy, Ne-Yo and others.
According to Frost, Swizz Beatz offered $5,000 and 5% of ownership of the song, according to TMZ.com.
Antwann Frost is seeking $1,500,000 in damages.
EMINEM, RIHANNA RECONNECT FOR SECOND COLLAB
JustJared.com reports hitmaker Alex Da Kid produced a new Eminem and Rihanna collaboration that will appear on the singer’s forthcoming album, Loud. The Slim Shady-assisted track will apparently serve as a continuation of their “Love the Way you Lie” duet. However, the publicist for the song’s producer refused to comment. We’ll keep you posted with further updates.
EMINEM WAS BULLIED IN SCHOOL?
According to The Smoking Gun, legal documents have surfaced that suggest Eminem was horribly bullied in elementary school in Detroit. The site claims his mother, Deborah Mathers, actually tried to file a lawsuit against the school for not preventing or helping to protect Slim Shady from getting physically harassed. In the documents, the rapper allegedly endured injuries including “cerebral concussion, post-traumatic headaches and intermittent loss of vision and hearing.”
DIDDY-DIRTY MONEY TALK NEW VIDEO CONCEPT
MTV News reports that Diddy-Dirty Money are looking to capture the raw emotion of their new single, “Love You No More” featuring Drake, in the new video for the track. Puff told MTV, “The concept of the song is about when you love somebody so much that you forget about yourself.” He explained that in the clip, fans will get to see the mogul “being in a relationship with a young lady and you’re constantly loving this person. And hoping that this day comes where they change and they love you back.” The song is off the group’s oft-delayed album, Last Train to Paris, which will now hit shelves on December 14th.
WAL-MART DENIES BANNING KANYE’S ALBUM
Just days after Kanye West accused Wal-Mart of playing a huge factor in retailers deciding to ban the controversial cover of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, a spokesman for the company told EW.com that they’re actually looking “forward to carrying it in our stores on November 22nd. As always, it’s our standard practice to carry the edited parental advisory version. We did not reject the cover artwork and it was never presented to us to view.” There you have it.
LIL WAYNE TOPS ALBUM CHART!
Lil Wayne can serve the remainder of his prison sentence at Riker’s Island with a smile on his face. Thanks to his devoted fans, the physical release of the rapper’s latest album, I Am Not a Human Being, has pushed the project to the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week. According to EW.com, the disc sold over 125-thousand copies which brings the total sales to nearly 259-thousand units to date. If you think that’s impressive, Fat Joe revealed that Weezy has a lot planned up his sleeve once he vacates prison on November 4th. The project has become the rap star’s second number one effort since 2008’s Tha Carter III.
LIL WAYNE LOVED BY FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
Us Magazine reports Florence + the Machine are huge hip hop fans. After performing during last week’s Dancing with the Stars, the red-haired singer stated that she was “really excited Brandy passed me in the corridor. ‘The Boy Is Mine’ was such a huge song for me.” The “Dogs Days Are Over” singer added, “I’m a really big Lil Wayne fan as well, I’m excited for his new album. I love Drake and I’m excited for Kanye’s new album.” Visit UsMagazine.com to learn how Florence reacted when she ran into Nicki Minaj backstage at the VMA’s!
- For her 30th birthday party this Sunday in Los Angeles, Shannon will meet Monica’s entire family and introduce their children to each other for the first time.
- Do you think Monica will ask her BFF Keyshia Cole to be the maid of honor?
KANYE PISSED AT L.A. TIMES WRITER
Attention journalists! Whatever you do, don’t mess up the name of Kanye West’s upcoming album. An L-A Times writer named Chris Lee was blasted on Twitter by the rapper himself after Lee wrote a review and incorrectly called the album My Dark Twisted Fantasy. ‘Ye wrote the following:
- “I believe the writers name was Kriss Lee who so bent on giving a soulless description of my work that he decided to call the album…not even by the write name…ironically but I feel more strategically removing the word ‘Beautiful’ from the title! Wow! I assumed a respected media source liKe the Los Angeles Time would send a writer that would at least have the respect to call the album…by it’s proper title. It’s called “MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY” Kriss…Even if your goal was perpetuate non-positive…thought association. You see what happens when you write with a negative agenda. You have the entire Los Angeles Time’s coming off…like a non credible news source that can’t even fact check a well publicized album title. How can anyone believe anything you ever write again? I feel sorry for the LA Times more than anything for missing the opportunity.”
WAKA TAKES NUMBER EIGHT ON MTV MC’S LIST
For those who counted him out, Waka Flocka Flame has the last laugh knowing that he’s claimed the number eight spot on MTV’s annual Top Ten Hottest MCs list. The “No Hands” rapper was recognized for effortlessly pumping out club-ready bangers like “O Lets Do It” and “Hard in Da Paint.” He also scored points for his debut Flockaveli LP opening in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart. The new announcement has everyone dying to know which artists will grab the remaining slots – be sure to tune in for the full list on Sunday, October 24th on MTV2.
- MTV senior producer Rahman Dukes stated, “[Waka] put out three consistent records in a row. He’s coming out a region that’s known for putting out one great record.”
GUCCI CHECKS INTO REHAB FOR COCAINE?
According to Ozone Magazine, Gucci Mane is ready to face his drug addiction to cocaine. Members in the rapper’s entourage as well as his manger and lawyer reportedly had an hour-long intervention with the rapper in front of a facility in Riverdale, Georgia – which he later checked into. The mag claims Gucci voluntarily checked himself into a 28-day drug treatment program. However, his rep is yet to confirm or deny La Flare admitted himself into the rehab facility last week. We’ll keep you posted.
MARIAH PREVIEWS HOLIDAY ALBUM
If you’re not sure if Mariah Carey’s upcoming holiday album will make a good stocking-stuffer, the diva recently appeared on the Home Shopping Network to preview the project. Viewers were treated to select snippets off Mi Mi’s Merry Christmas II You LP which drops on November 22nd.
On the show, Carey stated, “A lot of people look at making a Christmas album like, ‘Oh, it’s just as throwaway thing and then I’ll do my real album. For me, these are timeless pieces of work that can last year after year after year and so I want to be able to listen to it.”
GO AS GAGA FOR HALLOWEEN
Don’t be surprised if you see quite a few Lady Gaga’s during Halloween this year. According to USA Today, this year will be the first in recent memory that the hottest costume will not be for kids, but for adults. In fact, a top executive for Rubie’s Costume Co. says that the Gaga costumes are “the single most popular costume we’ve sold for adults in our 59 years in business.”
RIHANNA & KATY PERRY COLLABO?
We already know that Rihanna and Katy Perry are best friends, but in a new interview, RiRi hints that the two might be hitting the studio soon to lay down a track for Rihanna’s upcoming Loud album. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rihanna says that even though Loud is due out next month, the pair is trying to get something on tape soon.
TAYLOR SWIFT TOPS DIGITAL SONGS CHART
Taylor Swift’s “Back to December” arrives at number one on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart, selling over 241-thosuand downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Swift’s title track from her forthcoming album, Speak Now, bowed at number two last week. The song bumps Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” back down to number two with 223-thousand downloads. Meanwhile, P!nk’s Raise Your Glass leaps 53 notches selling over 129-thousand copies.
T.I. GETS DROPPED BY AXE
According to TMZ, T.I. has officially been removed as a spokesman for Axe
body spray. A rep for the company explained in a statement, “We will no
longer feature T.I. in our promotional campaign.” The news comes just days
after Tip learned that he will head back to prison for violating the terms
of his probation.
* Do you think this will affect his endorsement deal
with Rémy Martin Cognac?
B.O.B. NUMBER NINE ON MTV’S HOTTEST MC’S LIST
We’ve just learned B.o.B. has claimed the number nine spot on MTV’s annual
Top Ten Hottest MCs. The rap rookie’s debut album, The Adventures Of Bobby
Ray, gave birth to “Nothin’ On You” featuring Bruno Mars, “Airplanes”
featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore and “Magic” – all of which reached the
top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After opening for Jay-Z and Eminem
at Comerica Park in Detroit, it’s clear the Grand Hustle artist has
officially made it. Fans can expect the final list to be revealed on Sunday,
October 24th on MTV2.
MARIAH TO APPEAR ON EXTREME MAKE OVER
MTV News confirms Mariah Carey made a surprise visit to Baker High School in
Florida to announce that cheerleading coach Finis Gaston will appear on
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Christmas has come early for the Gaston
family, who will head to Disney World until their new home is completed.
Viewers can watch this special episode when it airs on December 12th on ABC.
KANYE CONTEMPLATED SUICIDE
According to the Associated Press, Kanye West may have been riding high
during the L-A premiere of his new film, Runaway, but he revealed that there
were times when he contemplated suicide. The controversial rapper did not
specify when he considered taking his own life but he told the audience
right before the screening that he “will not give up on life again.” Ye
stated, “There’s so many people that will never get the chance to have their
voice heard. I do it for them.” You will be able to watch the rapper’s film
debut at 8 PM Eastern on MTV and BET on Saturday.
* After getting his initial artwork banned, MTV News reports
‘Ye has revealed that there will be five different covers for his highly
anticipated album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Be sure to grab the
physical copy on November 22nd.
KERI AND CIARA SQUASH THE BEEF
Good news! R&B singers Ciara and Keri Hilson have gone out of their way to
prove that there is no drama between them. During an UStream session on
Monday, the entertainers smiled and laughed together and stated that the
rumored beef is non-existent. Ci Ci added, “We’re women, supporting women,
uplifting each other.” There you have it.
WAKA’S BOOKING AGENT GETS SUED
According to TheBoomBox.com, Waka Flocka Flame’s booking agent is facing a
million dollar lawsuit for a missed concert appearance. In June 2009, the
“No Hands” rapper was expected to take the stage at a Birmingham night club,
but he never showed up. An Alabama-based promotions company, G.D.B., is
seeking over six figures in punitive damages and 60-thousand in deposits
from the booking agent and Waka’s manager/mom, Debra Antney. We’ll keep you
posted for further updates.
BEYONCE LAUNCHES TEMPORARY TATTOO LINE
According to NYMag.com, Beyonce Knowles has teamed with an airbrush make-up
company, Temptu, to create a new temporary tattoo line. The basic ink kits
will hit stores November 1st through Bey’s fashion company with her mom
Tina, House of Dereon. Tina said in a statement that the tattoos will
resemble “a Sixties-pinup-girl meets-futuristic-biker-chick theme.” She
explained all designs “are waterproof and designed to last for two to five
* The basic kits retail for $16 while the deluxe edition goes for $34
in Sephora stores.
JAY-Z AND BEYONCE RUMORS ARE TRUE!
Hip-hop power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce will reportedly welcome their first child together as new reports claim the Grammy-winning performer is pregnant. The singer’s close associates gave already confirmed the pregnancy.Rumors have swirled in the past about a pregnancy for singing sensation Beyonce Knowles and husband/rapper Jay Z. But this time, the rumors may be true. US Weekly magazine reported on Wednesday that ‘B’ -as Jay Z often refers to her- is in fact pregnant. The magazine says the exclusive comes with confirmation from close friends. Knowles, 29, is reportedly in her first trimester. (My Fox NY)
“Jay has been all about family since I met him, and he’s always going to be,” record executive Kevin Liles, who has known the rapper for years, tells Us. “I wish them the best.” Knowles’ sister Solange — and mom to Julez, 6 — agrees. “She’s got the most beautiful heart,” she tells Us of her big sis. “She’ll be a great mom.” (Us Magazine)
“I’d like to be a dad some day and I love children. You start your life with expectations and dreams, then life unfolds and it doesn’t always turn out the way you imagined. Life is what it is. And at this point it’s up to somebody else. I don’t think there is such thing as a perfect relationship. It is unrealistic and hoping for too much. I don’t think it is worth all that pressure. We also have our struggles and problems.” (Kingsize Magazine)
Last fall, speculation grew after Jay was quoted discussing their future family plans.
WILLOW EYES LADY GAGA COLLAB
During a recent interview, Willow Smith spilled that she would love to
collaborate with Lady Gaga. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter admires
that the pop icon is “just so amazing, she’s a free person. She’s a free
girl, baby.” Just one day after releasing the video for “Whip My Hair,” the
nine-year-old singer revealed why she loves being signed to Jay-Z’s Roc
Nation label. She stated, “It’s amazing being on that label because it’s all
about having fun and being creative and doing what you want to do inside.”
It’s unknown if the young star has already begun working on her debut
effort, we’ll keep you posted.
* What is it about Willow Smith that separates her from
other artists? Do you think she has staying power?
OMARION HIT WITH HEFTY TAX LIEN
SingersRoom.com confirms Omarion reportedly owes the IRS over 110-thousand
dollars in unpaid taxes. The R&B singer failed to pay income taxes to the
state of California in 2003, 2005 and 2006. The real shocker is that the
former lead singer of B2K actually filed for bankruptcy back in January but
the case was never granted. He is yet to comment on the liens filed.
JOE BUDDEN BEHIND ON CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS
According to The Jersey Journal, there’s a warrant out for Joe Budden’s
arrest after he allegedly failed to pay over 13-thousand dollars in child
support payments. This is the second time the rapper has gotten in legal
trouble over child payments. Visit XXLMag.com to learn more!
SEAN GARRETT SIGNS TO JAY-Z’S ROC NATION
The ever-expanding roster for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has just recruited a new
member. Despite negotiations with Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records, Sean
Garrett has announced that he recently signed a deal with Roc
Nation/Columbia Records. The Pen, who just leaked the remix for “She Geeked”
featuring Busta Rhymes, Ludacris and Twista, will release his debut album
early next year!
* WHO’S ON ROC NATION? The artists on Roc Nation include Jay-Z, J.
Cole, Willow Smith, Bridget Kelly, Alexis Jordan and Rita Ora. The label
also manages acts like Wale, Melanie Fiona, The Ting Tings, Mark Ronson, DJ
Samantha Ronson and DJ Solange Knowles.
NE-YO PENS SONGS FOR BIEBER, UNDERWOOD
Billboard.com has learned Ne-Yo is not only putting the finishing touches on
his upcoming album, Libra Scale, but he’s also writing for other artists.
The “One In A Million” crooner explained that he’s “trying to expand, trying
to do it all” by penning songs for pop stars like including Justin Bieber,
Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Rihanna and Beyonce. Ne-Yo says of the Bieber
track that he delivered “tangible records, the kind of records that will
grow with [Justin] and allow his fans to grow with him.” The songwriter is
also looking to get studio time with Jennifer Hudson and Monica before he
releases Libra Scale on November 22nd.
MARC ANTHONY FORCED TO RESCHEDULE CONCERT
According to the Associated Press, Marc Anthony was forced to cancel a show
in Puerto Rico on Sunday night due to a severe sore throat. A doctor
ordered the singer to rest his voice for 48 hours. He’s set to take the
stage tonight for his rescheduled show at the Puerto Rico Coliseum. Anthony
performed a sold-out concert on Saturday night at the same venue. He was
joined on stage by his wife, Jennifer Lopez, for the final number of the
night, a duet of “Preciosa.”
DID GAGA ALMOST GET MARRIED IN GREECE?
Lady Gaga just finished a vacation in Greece with her rumored boyfriend, Luc
Carl, and apparently, the couple went through a “spiritual commitment”
ceremony while on the island of Crete. A source told Grazia magazine that
it was “their first step towards marriage,” and that they “exchanged rings”
and are planning a “big Italian-style wedding” sometime down the road.
We’ll keep you posted as more details become available.
WHO IS MADONNA’S SUPPOSED NEW MAN?
Some more info is coming out about Madonna’s supposed new boyfriend.
According to the New York Post, Brahim Zaibat is a French dancer and the
pair is said to have met at the launch of Madge’s new Material Girl fashion
line. The duo was rumored to be seen hooking up at a New York City club