Dear Lil Baby Jesus,
Can you please make May 26 hurry up…see, I REALLY want to see THE HANGOVER II…and well, you’re my only hope. Perhaps if you’re too busy…God could help out. Thanks!
Singer JenCarlos Canela – who recorded ‘Caramelo,’ the Spanish-language version of ‘I want Candy’ – in the studio with E.B. from Universal’s upcoming live-action, animated comedy HOP, in theaters April 1, 2011. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.
“Hey Movie Fans! I got my hands on a press release for the upcoming animated film, CARS 2! It looks like the cars are hitting the road…check out all at the cool info below! Make sure you visit the official website for city info!” – @mikethemovieguy
PRESENTED BY STATE FARM®, “AGENTS ON A MISSION” MULTI-CITY TOUR KICKS OFF AT THE MALL OF AMERICA ON MARCH 22
Star Racecar Lightning McQueen, Lovable Tow Truck Mater and Master British Spy Finn McMissile Race Across North America to Celebrate
Disney•Pixar’s Big-Screen Adventure “Cars 2”
BURBANK, Calif. (March 18, 2011) – Presented by State Farm, the “Agents on a Mission” tour hits the road with Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 2” this spring when four-time Piston Cup champion Lightning McQueen and best friend Mater join master British spy Finn McMissile on a 30-city tour that kicks off at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., on March 22. The star cars race off the big screen and into a host of cities—life-size remote-controlled models will light up and rev for fans in Detroit, Toronto, Phoenix, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Washington, DC, and Miami, among others. The tour heats up at the film’s Los Angeles red-carpet premiere on June 18, just in time for the “Cars 2” theatrical opening on June 24.
“The ‘Agents on a Mission’ tour lets fans get face to face with ‘Cars’ favorites Lightning McQueen and Mater, plus the very cool, very savvy spy Finn McMissile, a new character on ‘Cars 2’ roster,” says MT Carney, president of marketing for The Walt Disney Studios. “This movie is filled with fun, action, heart and a lot of laughs—we want to get everyone geared up for ‘Cars 2.’”
Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix. But the road to the championship is filled with surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine). Directed by John Lasseter and produced by Denise Ream, the fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.
State Farm brings Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 2” adventure directly to fans with the “Agents on a Mission” tour, showcasing cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses. The cars will be outfitted in Goodyear tires and transported from coast to coast (and back again) by Mack Trucks, Inc. Visitors can check out the cars and take part in a variety of “Cars 2”-themed activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities, games and giveaways. They can also enter the “Agents on a Mission” sweepstakes, which features 18,000 prizes, including a new car.
“State Farm is thrilled to present the ‘Cars 2’ ‘Agents on a Mission’ tour,” says Pam El, marketing vice president, State Farm. “Like our force of 18,000 agents across the U.S. and Canada, whose mission is to help people realize their dreams every day, families can become secret agents by participating in fun ‘Cars 2’-themed missions at the tour and online.”
The tour will run through June, hitting the U.S. red-carpet premiere in Los Angeles, and wrapping up in San Francisco and Sonoma.
Disney•Pixar’s “Cars,” originally released on June 9, 2006, grossed nearly $462 million worldwide. It was nominated for two Oscars® and one Golden Globe® Award, winning the first ever Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.
Presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D in select theaters, Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 2” hits the track on June 24, 2011. The film marks DisneyPixar’s 12th feature-length animated film and will be released as Pixar Animation Studios celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. The Studio, founded in 1986, has earned 29 Academy Awards® and seven Golden Globes®. To date, its 11 feature films have grossed more than $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office.
For more information about the movie, the tour and a list of cities, check out Disney.com/cars. Like “Cars 2” on Facebook: facebook.com/pixarcars, and follow “Cars 2” on Twitter: twitter.com/disneypixar. To enter the “Agents on a Mission” sweepstakes, go to Disney.com/agents. For more information about State Farm and the “Agents on a Mission” promotion, like State Farm on Facebook: facebook.com/statefarm or follow State Farm on Twitter: twitter.com/statefarm.
(Daily Mail Reporter) The toy market is constantly innovating when it comes to baby dolls. But a new product designed to simulate breastfeeding has sparked widespread anger among parents. Makers of The Breast Milk Baby claim that their new doll allows children to experience the “magic of motherhood.”
But parents have spoken out in anger over the toy, which they have slammed as ‘totally inappropriate’. The doll comes with a bib for the child to wear, with pink flowers indicating the nipple area. When held to the breast the doll makes suckling noises, and start crying if it is not burped afterwards.
Consumers took to the internet to express their disgust.
A comment on a New York Daily News article read: ‘Why would a little girl need to learn how to breast-feed before she has breasts? Before she goes through puberty?
‘This is another disgusting example of forcing adulthood on our children decades before they’re ready to absorb it.’
Another, speaking in response to a story in the American Chronicle, added: ‘ The Breast Milk Baby is totally inappropriate for young girls; breastfeeding is a skill that comes naturally to a mature woman.
‘Let older girls play with a doll that poops, cries, burps, and needs to be breast fed. It might discourage girls from having sex, or at least motivate them to practice safe sex.’
Dennis Lewis, U.S. spokesman for Berjuan Toys states: ‘The whole purpose of The Breast Milk Baby is to teach children the nurturing skills they’ll need to raise their own healthy babies in the future. ‘We really don’t understand why this has created such controversy.’
And though the overwhelming response has been negative, there are some parents that believe the Breast Milk Baby is harmless and fun.
Writing on the Today show website, Jennifer Langston said: ‘This IS just a toy (though at $99, a pricey one). Kids love to mimic things they see adults doing, whether that’s using a stapler, brushing their hair or making a grocery list. Why is this different than a doll that comes with a bottle?’
Blogger fineandfair added: ‘I think it’s fantastic that there are dolls that promote breastfeeding. ‘I don’t see a young girl imitating breastfeeding as any more inappropriate than a young girl imitating bottle feeding, whether at home or in public.’
The range of six dolls are available in both sexes and a range of different ethnicities, retailing for $89 each.
Released in Spain two years ago under the name Bebe Gloton, meaning greedy baby, the toy was widely criticized by parents that felt it promoted the sexualization of children.
“I REALLY DON’T SEE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS…IF PARENTS DON’T LIKE IT…JUST DON’T BUY IT. PRETTY SIMPLE. IF I HAD A DAUGHTER…IT WOULDN’T BE ON HER BIRTHDAY LIST! LOL” – @mikethemovieguy
NICKI RESPONDS TO X FACTOR RUMORS
According to MTV News, Nicki Minaj danced around questions of appearing as a judge on The X-Factor. When asked about negotiations, the fem-cee’s alter ego responded with “I can’t talk about that, but I love [creator] Simon [Cowell] very dearly.” She recalled “the pleasure of meeting him and my life will never be the same, darling.” Minaj described Simon as an “amazing man” who she “dreams about every night.” While she did not confirm or deny her involvement with X-Factor, she said the show will be “dope because Simon is dope…I wish them luck.”
· The news comes a week after Simon told XXL magazine, “I’m a big fan of hers.” He added she “was definitely somebody I wanted to meet.”
MARIAH TWEETS DECORATED BABY BELLY
Following Mariah Carey being rushed to the hospital on Sunday after she started having contractions, the mother-to-be posted a picture of her pregnant belly decorated with a butterfly. Mi Mi and husband Nick Cannon are expecting twins. No word on when she is due.
LIL WAYNE TALKS I AM MUSIC II TOUR
In case you haven’t caught a Lil Wayne show yet, the rap star is promising great things on his I Am Music II outing. Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Travis Barker will perform tonight in University Park, Pennsylvania.
· Wayne’s upcoming album, Tha Carter IV, will drop on May 16th.
Lil Wayne’s I Am Music II dates:
March 30 – University Park, Pennsylvania
April 1 – Chicago, Illinois
April 2 – Detroit, Michigan
April 3 – Washington, D.C.
April 6 – Miami, Florida
April 8 – Greensboro, North Carolina
April 9 – Atlanta, Georgia
April 10 – St. Louis, Missouri
April 14 – New Orleans, Louisiana
April 15 – Dallas, Texas
April 16 – Houston, Texas
April 19 – Phoenix, Arizona
April 23 – Anaheim, California
April 24 – Oakland, California
April 26 – Sacramento, California
April 28 – Edmonton, Canada
April 29 – Vancouver, Canada
NE-YO GETS CREATIVE TO HELP JAPAN
R&B singer Ne-Yo designed a t-shirt and a poster to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The shirts read “Spread Love with Music” and comes in black and white. The limited-edition T-shirts will be sold online for 25 dollars with proceeds going to relief efforts in Japan.
· Go to Ne-yo.Shop.BravadoUSA.com to help out with Ne-Yo’s fundraiser.
J COLE EXCITED FOR RIHANNA TOUR
We previously reported Rihanna tapped J. Cole and Cee Lo Green to be supporting acts for her Loud outing. The Roc Nation rapper told AllHipHop.com that he’s “excited” adding, “I have a high respect for both RiRi and Cee Lo, and I appreciate the opportunity to perform in front of an audience as large and diverse as theirs.” You can visit her official website for a list of tour stops.
BEYONCE SPLITS FROM FATHER’S MANAGEMENT
Beyonce is parting ways with her father/manager, Mathew Knowles, and Music World Entertainment. Following the surprising news, Mathew said in a statement that the decision was “mutual.” He added, “We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment.” To let everyone know there’s no love lost, Knowles concluded with: “Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success.”
ICE CUBE TO ENDORSE COORS LIGHT
According to BallerStatus.com, Ice Cube has landed a new endorsement deal with Coors Light beer. The rapper will appear in ad campaigns where he’ll have a competition with a Coors bottle to see who is “colder.” In related news, Cube is currently on tour to further promote his I Am West LP.
· His next tour stop is tonight in West Hollywood, California
SWIZZ GRABS EVE FOR LEAD SINGLE
According to Rap-Up.com, Swizz Beatz has released a new track called “Everyday (Coolin’)” featuring Eve. The cut will serve as the lead offering from the mega producer’s upcoming disc, Haute Living. While there’s no release date for the album, you can check out the song today!
Click HERE to hear it!
FOXY BROWN GETS KICKED OFF CRUISE SHIP?
TMZ reports Foxy Brown was recently kicked off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Why? Well, apparently the fem-cee threw a tantrum after she showed up three hours late for a nail appointment on the ship and was told that her spot was taken. Brown was in such a rage that security had to escort her out of the salon and to her room. She was then told to get off the cruise once the ship docked in the Cayman Islands.
· Foxy was onboard to perform for the guests.
ANGIE STONE ARRESTED
According to TMZ, Angie Stone was arrested in Georgia on Sunday for allegedly driving with a suspended license. To make matters worse, the soulful singer was caught speeding. She was booked and later released.
KILLER MIKE: “T.I. IS DOING GREAT”
While promoting his upcoming album, The Pledge, Killer Mike gave us an update on T.I., who is currently serving 11-months in prison for probation violation. The rapper feels Tip deserves to be freed. In related news, Mike recruited T.I. on The Pledge, as well as Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and Big Boi. The disc has been pushed back from April 19th to May 17th.
· Killer Mike says that he has to send a UPS box to Tip because he gets so much fan mail on an everyday basis. This way it will go directly to his cell.
BIG SEAN READIES JUNE DEBUT
Rap-Up.com reports Big Sean’s debut album, Finally Famous, has been pushed back from May 3rd to June 21st. The G.O.O.D. Music artist did not explain what caused the delay, but he told the site, “I’m really excited about it. I can’t wait for the public to hear it.”
· The disc will include contributions from No I.D., Mike Posner, Kanye West and Pharrell.
DETAILS ON DJ MEGATRON’S DEATH
We previously reported former hip-hop radio personality DJ Megatron was shot around 2 AM Sunday in Staten Island, near his home. New reports suggest the 32-year-old was murdered for an alleged unpaid debt. XXLMag.com reports a random robbery is not likely since Mega’s wallet and cell phone were not taken. In addition, according to The Wall Street Journal, it’s possible Megatron was buying marijuana just before he was shot. No arrests have been made yet in the shooting death, but an investigation is underway.
· DJ Megatron, whose real name is Corey McGriff, was the host of BET’s 106 & Park. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
SNOOP DOGG VS. WIZ KHALIFA
Unlike most artists who dread the day a young act competes with them, Snoop Dogg doesn’t mind the references that Wiz Khalifa is a modern day version of him. In addition to recording and working with the rookie, the West Coast vet explained that he is not bothered by their many similarities. In related news, Wiz’ Rolling Papers and Snoop’s Doggumentary LP, are in stores today!
· Doggumentary marks Snoop’s eleventh studio album!
WIZ KHALIFA TOUR DATES
We’ve just learned Wiz Khalifa is scheduled to embark on his upcoming The Green Carpet Tour. The “Black & Yellow” rapper, who just completed his Waken Baken outing, is expected to begin the trek on April 1st in Raleigh, North Carolina and wrap up at Penn State University on April 26th.
Wiz Khalifa’s The Green Carpet tour dates:
April 1 – Raleigh, North Carolina
April 2 – Harrisonburg, Virginia
April 3 – Blacksburg, Virginia
April 4 – Ypsilanti, Michigan
April 6 – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
April 7 – Kingston, Rhode Island
April 8 – Durham, New Hampshire
April 13 – Dekalb, Illinois
April 14 – West Lafayette, Indiana
April 15 – Bloomington, Indiana
April 16 – Champaign, Illinois
April 19 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 20 – Orlando, Florida
April 21 – Tallahassee, Florida
April 22 – Auburn, Alabama
April 26 – State College, Pennsylvania
CHRIS BROWN TENANTS COMPLAIN
RadarOnline.com reports Chris Brown is a bad neighbor. Tenants in his West Hollywood condo have complained that the singer is “loud and totally disrespectful of his neighbors.” A source told the site, “He’s driving the other tenants in the building crazy. The vast majority of the residents are professionals and they work during the day, so it’s important to them to get some rest at night and that’s proving difficult with the noise that’s being generated.” Brown has been given a warning to keep the noise down in his 1.75-million dollar home.
· His crib is three-thousand square-feet and includes three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
CHRIS BROWN CHANGES HAIR COLOR
After making headlines last week, Chris Brown has gotten rid of his bleached-blonde hair and has returned to his original jet-black hair color. The singer posted a picture on his Twitter with his new look.
BOBBY V, MEGAN GOOD STAR IN VIDEO GIRL
Bobby V has landed a new acting gig with Megan Good in the much anticipated film, Video Girl. In the flick, Good shows the highs and lows of becoming the highest paid video model in the music industry. Bun B and Lisa Raye also star in the film, which opens in select cities on April 29th.· TIDBIT: In related news, the Bobby’s latest album, Fly On The Wall, is available in stores now.
RICK ROSS EXPANDS MAYBACH MUSIC ROSTER
In addition to working on Maybach Music’s upcoming compilation album, Self Made, Rick Ross is looking to add Teedra Moses to the roster. While nothing is official just yet, the singer tweeted that she admires Rozay’s work ethic and added, “I like the way they move and I like the hunger, and I like that it’s all about work.” We’ll keep you posted!
· Do you think Rick’s Maybach Music crew needs a female presence to rival Lil Wayne’s Young Money artists?
· Self Made is due on May 24th. The Maybach Music roster consists of Triple C’s, Wale, Meek Mil and Pill.
RICK ROSS ARRESTED
Over the weekend, Rick Ross was arrested in Shreveport, Louisiana for allegedly possessing marijuana. TMZ reports the rapper was handcuffed after authorities spotted “approximately a gram of [marijuana] in plain view.” The Miami native was later released on a misdemeanor summons.
· Apparently, the police said they could smell the weed coming from Rick’s hotel room.
LIL WAYNE TO BANK 50 MILLION THIS YEAR
Lil Wayne recently allowed Paris Hilton to ask him questions for Interview Magazine. During their session, Weezy revealed what his financial goals consists of in 2011. The mogul plans to “bank a cool 50-million at least…not generated 50 million dollars, but actually bank 50 million.” He also discussed what solitary confinement was like in prison and hinted at a possible collaboration with the socialite. Visit InterviewMagazine.com to read the full article now.
· According to Forbes, Wayne took in 20-million in 2010.
SWIZZ CONTRIBUTES TO WATCH THE THRONE
According to XXLMag.com, Swizz Beatz revealed that he’s contributed and finished a track for Kanye West and Jay-Z’s highly-anticipated joint album, Watch the Throne. We will keep you posted on a confirmed release date for the disc.
· The lead single, “H.A.M.,” entered the Billboard Top 100 single chart at number 23.
TONI’S REALITY SHOW SNEAK PEEK
We previously reported Toni Braxton’s new reality series, Braxton Family Values, is scheduled to premiere this spring. The GRAMMY-winning singer has issued a sneak peek of what to expect this season. Head to YouTube to check out the trailer of the series, which is set to debut on April 12th on the WE network.
· Viewers will see what it’s like as Toni and her four sisters, Tamar, Towanda, Traci, and Trina, along with their headstrong mother, Evelyn, pursue careers in the entertainment industry.
HIP-HOP VIOLINIST HEADS TO THE WHITE HOUSE
GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, who is commonly referred to as The Hip-Hop Violinist, has been invited to perform at the annual celebration of Women’s History Month by First Lady Michelle Obama. The event takes place this Wednesday.
· The event brings together 25 women selected by Mrs. Obama as the most distinguished women in America. Ben-Ari, along the other 24 women being honored, join Mrs. Obama to talk to students in the Washington, D.C. area about their life experiences.
WILLOW SMITH AND BEP FOR KIDS’ CHOICE
Willow Smith is coming to the Kids’ Choice Awards. According to People.com, the young star will be joining the Black Eyed Peas and Big Time Rush as performers at this year’s event, and Britney Spears is also scheduled to make an appearance. The Kids’ Choice Awards will air live on Sunday at 8 PM Eastern on Nickelodeon.
· Jack Black will be hosting the event for the third time.
TRINA TALKS NEW MIXTAPE
According to MTV News, Trina is excited for fans to check out her new mixtape, Diamonds Are Forever. The Miami rapper told MTV that the 12-track project will help tide people over until she unleashes her upcoming sixth studio effort later this year. Trina explained that her mixtape ushers in “a new direction of music.” She added, “I just wanted to do something that was fun and energetic. It’s the summer.”
· Click HERE to download!
· Trina teams up with Rick Ross on a track called “Waist So Skinny.” She also has guest spots with Maino and T-Pain.
MACK 10 FACING LAWSUIT
TMZ reports Mack 10 is facing a lawsuit for unpaid studio time. The rapper failed to pay for 30 hours of studio time at The Doghouse Studio in Los Angeles. He owes over 21-hundred dollars and has not commented about the situation.
· Mack 10’s last album, Soft White, debuted at 141 on the Billboard 200 chart. The disc sold 39-hundred copies in its opening week.
MIGUEL COVERS BRITNEY’S “HOLD IT AGAINST ME”
Miguel has issued a stripped down rendition of Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” for Billboard’s Mashup Mondays. The crooner told the site, “I’m not sure what Britney’s reaction is going to be, but hopefully she digs it.”
Click HERE to check it out!
JAY-Z, KANYE COMPLETE WATCH THE THRONE
Good news! Vibe.com reports Jay-Z and Kanye West have completed their joint album, Watch The Throne. One of Hova’s longtime friends and engineers, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton, revealed that the project just needs a little tweaking. He explained, “The core of the album is finished. Kanye takes what contributing producers do and adds on to it and I think that’s his genius.” At this time there is no confirmed released date for the project.
RAEKWON READIES NEW BOOK
AllHipHop.com reports Raekwon is currently working on a new memoir that will reflect how he’s evolved. The book has no release date or working title, but the Wu Tang clan rapper revealed, “I got a great story and I’m going to tell the truth. It’ll be something that you can jump on a plane or get on the bus and say yo that kid evolved as a man.”
· Raekwon’s latest album, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang, is available in stores now.
PITBULL ENDORSES VOLI LIGHT VODKA
Pitbull has just landed a new partnership and endorsement deal with Voli Light Vodkas. The rapper will be the official spokesman for the brand, which is described as the first ever line of super premium, low calorie vodkas with electrolytes. Visit BallerStatus.com to learn more!
· Pitbutll said in a statement, “I am extremely excited to be partnering with Voli Light Vodkas and to hold a significant ownership position in this great brand. I knew this was great vodka when I overheard some ladies talking about it while they were drinking. I asked them about it and they told me it was some of the smoothest, most delicious vodka they’d ever had, PLUS it was low calorie vodka. That’s when I tried it and fell in love.”
· Voli Light Vodkas are available in most major cities around the U-S but will be launched nationwide by fall 2011.
RIHANNA TOUR DATES ARE JUST FINE
Last week, we reported Rihanna was advised to cancel select dates for her Loud outing due to low ticket sales. However, Billboard.com reports a number of sources, including Live Nation, have said earlier statements were inaccurate. In addition, Ri Ri has tapped J. Cole and Cee Lo Green to be supporting acts for her trek. You can visit her official website for a list of tour stops.
KERI DROPS NEW VIDEO WITH CHRIS BROWN
As promised, Keri Hilson has given her song, “One Night Stand” featuring Chris Brown, the official single treatment. The cut is lifted from Miss Keri’s sophomore album, No Boys Allowed.
· Keri recently told Rap-Up.com, “Chris Brown is a good friend of mine. He actually was one of the writers on the song, so I decided to make it a duet. It’s a perfect marriage. If TLC and Jodeci did a record together, ‘One Night Stand’ is what I imagine it would sound like.”
KERI HILSON FACTS
· She’s featured in Usher’s “Love In This Club” video as his love interest.
· Her first official credit as a guest vocalist is on Xzibit’s “Hey Now (Mean Muggin).”
· She is a part of a group of songwriters called The Clutch.
· She’s written songs for Usher, Mary J. Blige, Britney Spears and the Pussycat Dolls.
· She was recently named a spokeswoman for Avon’s Imari beauty scent.
· She auditioned for Timbaland over the phone.
· She co-wrote “Love In This Club Part II (Remix).”
NE-YO, CEE-LO ON JAPANESE BENEFIT ALBUM
We recently reported Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are lending their tunes for a digital-only compilation album to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier this month. We just learned the official track list for the project has been finalized and other artists featured on the release include Ne-Yo, Cee-Lo, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Sade and many more. Proceeds from sales will go to the Japanese Red Cross.
· For more information on what you can do to help with earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan, text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a 10 dollar donation.
HERE’S THE TRACKLIST!
1. John Lennon “Imagine”
2. U2 “Walk On”
3. Bob Dylan “Shelter From The Storm”
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Around The World”
5. Lady Gaga “Born This Way”
6. Beyonce “Irreplaceable”
7. Bruno Mars “Talking To The Moon”
8. Katy Perry “Firework”
9. Rihanna “Only Girl (In The World)”
10. Justin Timberlake “Like I Love You”
11. Madonna “Miles Away”
12. David Guetta “When Love Takes Over”
13. Eminem “Love The Way You Lie”
14. Bruce Springsteen “Human Touch”
15. Josh Groban “Awake”
16. Keith Urban “Better Life”
17. Black Eyed Peas “One Tribe”
18. Pink “Sober”
19. Cee Lo Green “It’s Ok”
20. Lady Antebellum “I Run To You”
21. Bon Jovi “What Do You Got?”
22. Foo Fighters “My Hero”
23. R.E.M. “Man On The Moon”
24. Nicki Minaj “Save Me”
25. Sade “By Your Side”
26. Michael Buble “Hold On”
27. Justin Bieber “Pray”
28. Adele “Make You Feel My Love”
29. Enya “If I Could Be Where You Are”
30. Elton John “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
31. John Mayer “Waiting On The World To Change”
32. Queen “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”
33. Kings Of Leon “Use Somebody”
34. Sting “Fragile”
35. Leona Lewis “Better In Time”
36. Ne-Yo “One In A Million”
37. Shakira “Whenever, Wherever
50 CENT CUTS MANSION PRCIE TAG…AGAIN!
50 Cent is still trying to sell his expansive mansion in Farmington, Connecticut. In an effort to help move the property a little faster, the mogul was forced to cut the 18.5-million dollar asking price to 9.9-million! This is the second time Curtis has lowered the price. He originally bought the property from Mike Tyson for 10.9-million. Visit XXLMag.com for more.
– He is now allowing potential buyers to take a virtual tour of the home, which boasts 52 rooms and sits on 17 acres of land.
Check it out HERE!
MINDLESS BEHAVIOR DROPS REMIX VIDEO
Mindless Behavior, who recently played a dozen dates on Janet Jackson’s Number Ones Tour, will premiere their video for the remix of “My Girl” on BET’s 106 & Park today (3/28). The clip, which features Ciara, Tyga and Lil Twist, is a remix of the original video, which scored over four-million views on Vevo. The group is comprised of four 13-year-old boys named Prodigy, Ray Ray, Princeton and Roc Royal, who are working on their debut album, which is slated to arrive later this year.
· You can call or text the guys in Mindless Behavior at 323-319-6060. The guys get around 13-thousand calls and text every day.
· For more, head to MindlessBehavior.com.
JIM JONES DROPS CAPO TRACK LIST
According to HipHop-N-More.com, Jim Jones has issued the tracklist for his upcoming album, Capo. The 14-track project will be available on April 5th.
· Jim Jones can be seen in Vh1’s newest reality series, Love & Hip Hop, every Monday night.
1. “Intro” (feat. Sen City & Chink Santana)
2. “Deep Blue” (feat. Chink Santana)
3. “Carton Of Milk” (feat. Game)
4. “The Paper” (feat. Chink Santana)
5. “Heart Attack” (feat. Sen City)
6. “Everybody Jone” (feat. Aaron Lacrate)
7.” Drops Is Out” (feat. Raekwon, Mel Matrix, & Sen City)
8. “Let Me Fly” (feat. Rell)
9. “Getting To The Money” (feat. Cam’ron & Lady H)
10. “Take A Bow” (feat. Lloyd Banks, Prodigy, & Sen City)
11. “Perfect Day” (feat. Shink Santana & Logic)
12. “Changing The Locks” (feat. Ashanti)
13. “God Bless The Child” (feat. Wyclef Jean)
LIL WAYNE IS ABOUT TO KILL THE GAME
Lil Wayne allowed Rolling Stone to preview some material off his highly anticipated album, Tha Carter IV. After hearing a song called “Wayne’s World,” the magazine reports Weezy wants other rappers to say, “I quit. I better start making club songs.” The project, which includes guest spots from Kanye West, T-Pain, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Rick Ross, arrives on May 16th.
· Rolling Stone says that “Wayne’s World” is “three machine-gunning minutes of adenoidal wordplay topped with a triumphant hook.”
LIL WAYNE ISSUES “IF I DIE TODAY”
Lil Wayne has released a new song called “If I Die Today” that’s actually a revamped version of Rick Ross’ “I’m Not a Star,” lifted from 2010’s Teflon Don LP. The record will surely get fans more amped to hear Weezy’s highly anticipated album, Tha Carter IV, which is scheduled to drop later this year.
Wayne has already kicked off his I Am Music II tour. The next tour stop is tonight in Portland, Oregon
JENNIFER HUDSON PERFORMS ON IDOL
She may not have won American Idol, but Jennifer Hudson has conquered the music industry. Just days after releasing her sophomore album, I Remember Me, the singer returned to American Idol on Thursday night to perform. Be sure to go out and support the release of I Remember Me, available in stores now!
· Out of all the contestants that did not win American Idol, would you say Jennifer is the most successful
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARETHA FRANKLIN!
We’d like to send a happy birthday shout out to Aretha, who turns 69 years old today.
NICKI SAYS NO TO X-FACTOR
We previously reported Nicki Minaj was being considered for the judging panel on X Factor USA. However, like to Mariah Carey, the rapper has turned down the opportunity. A source close to her camp told TMZ, “There’s nothing going on with [‘X Factor’].” The long list of possible judges includes Tommy Mottola, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole.
· So far, only former Island Def Jam Music Group chairman L.A. Reid is confirmed as a judge.
CHRIS BROWN APOLOGIZES FOR GMA INCIDENT
Before we get tired of talking about the Chris Brown debacle at Good Morning America, the singer apologized for the incident during an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park. Brown stated, “First and foremost I want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really looked disappointed in my actions because I was disappointed in the way I acted.” He added, “A lot of people don’t know what went down. Obviously when I do shows and when I do interviews, we always send out a talking points sheet. And if the network isn’t compliant with what we want to do, we usually kind of back out and wait until it’s a better situation.” He goes on to insist that Robin Roberts’s questions about Rihanna were never pre-approved and vented backstage to “release the anger that I had inside me because I felt like I worked so hard for this music and I love my fans.”
· Visit Chris’s official fansite to see the list of dates for his F.AM.E. tour!
JOHN LEGEND COVERS ADELE
According to Rap-Up.com, John Legend has released a cover to Adele’s hit single, “Rolling in the Deep.” The crooner gives an acoustic version but maintains the same lyrics as the original. In related news, Legend is working on new studio album and he is scheduled to be an opening act for Sade’s upcoming summer tour.
Click HERE to hear it!
GINUWINE: “BEYONCE AND AALIYAH WOULD TIE”
It’s hard to believe that Aaliyah passed away in that tragic airplane accident over ten years ago. Ginuwine, who was a close friend of the late singer, told TheBoomBox.com that if she were still alive today, she’d be serious competition for Beyonce. The R&B crooner believes “Aaliyah was in a class by herself, if Aaliyah were still here, she and Beyonce would be neck and neck.” As far as Ciara borrowing elements from “Babygirl,” Elgin stated, “Everyone should aspire to be someone great… Aaliyah was one of the great ones.”
SNOOP SETS UP NATE DOGG TRUST
According to his official website, Snoop Dogg has announced plans to launch a memorial trust for Nate Dogg’s children. The trust will cover any expenses of services and the financial security for the late singer’s kids. If you would like to donate, visit SnoopDogg.com. In related news, MTV News reports Nate Dogg’s funeral and wake are scheduled to take place this weekend. The singer, who passed away from unknown causes last week, will be laid to rest this Saturday with a ceremony preceding the event at the Long Beach Airport. In addition, there will be a memorial benefit at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
DRAKE TO GET HONORED AT SONGWRITERS GALA
We’ve learned Drake will be the recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony this summer. The Toronto native, who is being recognized for being a talented songwriter with a unique vision, will be honored on Thursday, June 16th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
· Did you ever expect Drake to maintain all the hype that was building before he released his debut album, Thank Me Later? How soon do you think before he releases a movie?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIAH CAREY!
On Sunday, Mariah Carey turns 41 years old. For someone who has performed for two decades, we were surprised when she said she still gets nervous right before she hits the stage. The singer is currently pregnant with twins. Her husband, Nick Cannon, recently tweeted, “I am probably going to faint in the delivery room! I need to man up!” He later wrote, “I am in awe of my wife.”
· TIDBIT: She has sold over 200-million albums worldwide
DETAILS ON JAGGED EDGE ALBUM
Jagged Edge is hard at work on completing their comeback album, The Remedy. We’ve just learned the group’s seventh disc will reportedly include contributions from Gucci Mane, Trina and Rick Ross, as well as production from Cool & Dre and Jim Jonson. Fans can expect JE to unleash the project on June 21st via their new record label, Slip-N-Slide Records.
DID TAYLOR SWIFT INFLUENCE NICKI’S NEXT SINGLE?
Rapper Nicki Minaj is putting off the release of her song “Fly” with Rihanna to get her other track, “Super Bass,” out to the masses. Earlier this year, “Super Bass” picked up Internet buzz after two different videos of Taylor Swift and Disney star Selena Gomez rapping the song went viral. According to Minaj, it’s not the buzz created by Taylor and Selena that’s changed her mind, rather, she told MTV that she wants to give Rihanna’s other songs a chance to “dominate radio.”
RIHANNA TO PERFORM WITH COUNTRY STAR AT ACMS
Ryan Seacrest announced on his website Thursday that R&B artist Rihanna will perform her new song, “California King Bed,” with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The song is from Rihanna’s newest album, Loud, which features her hits “What’s My Name?,” “Only Girl (In the World),” “Rude Boy” and most recently, “S&M.” The ACM Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 3rd on CBS at 8 PM Eastern.
FAR EAST MOVEMENT DROP NEW VIDEO!
Far East Movement have released the video for “If I Was You (OMG),” featuring Snoop Dogg. The group shot the clip with Snoop at La Cita in the downtown Los Angeles neighborhood where they grew up. The music video features fly women, lots of partying and female Lucha Libre wrestling. Far East Movement will be performing at college campuses throughout the country in April and May.
See photos from the set of the video HERE!
Check out the official Club Remix of “If I Was You (OMG) HERE!
FERGIE TURNS 36 ON SUNDAY!
On Sunday, Stacy Ann Ferguson, perhaps better known as Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, turns 36 years old.Be sure to wish Fergie a happy b-day if you see her on Sunday.
LADY GAGA TOPS SOCIAL 50 CHART
Lady Gaga continues her reign on Billboard’s Social 50 chart. Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Eminem and Shakira also hold in place in the top five spots. Ludacris leaps seven spots to number six, Akon falls one notch to number seven and Selena Gomez rises to a new chart high at number eight. YouTube sensation Rebecca Black enters the chart at number nine. Her “Friday” clip went from over two-million views on March 14th to over 30-million on March 21st. Katy Perry falls three spots to round out the top ten.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA JOINS TWITTER
Christina Aguilera has joined Twitter! The singer and actress and now vocal coach on NBC’s The Voice joined the social networking site under the handle @TheRealXtina. She, along with Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, will serve as coaches on The Voice, which premieres on NBC on April 26th.
· One of her first tweets was, “Thanks for the welcome to Twitter. I’m getting the hang of this.” As far as followers, Christina has over 148-thousand followers.
IF YOU’RE IN NEW MEXICO & ARE READING THIS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES THIS WEEKEND!
I’ve organzied a GREAT event called DRiVE with the help of some AMAZING people and business to benfit FOUR different charities and non-profit organizations, it’s called DRiVE For Your Community! The emphasis is to put theINDIVIDUAL back into the community (there is an I in communIty)and show that YOU can be the difference for your environment and others. Please spread the word andmost importantly, ATTEND! There’s FOUR DIFFERENT events at FOUR DIFFERENT places. We’ll have alot of FREE stuff to give away along with appearances from some of your favorite athletes,celebrities and musicians all day long! If you can make it to ALL of them, that’s even better! Also, shouts to our sponsors – Power 106fm, 101.7 ESPN Radio The Team & Fighter Nation, Ladera Golf Course, Rize Nightclub, Golden Pride, Conditioned By Kelly Tekin, ABQLaserLipo.com, AtNightNM.com, NMNights.com & the CW’s After After Party!
To all the people volunteering to help and taking to doante – Thank you in advance for helping me see my vision!
GMA INVITES CHRIS BROWN BACK
According to Billboard.com, Chris Brown has been invited to appear on Good Morning America following his outburst on Tuesday. The show announced that they will not press charges on the singer, who smashed a dressing room window with a chair. After interviewing him about Rihanna, Robin Roberts said, “I wish him the absolute best.” She added, “We extended the invitation to him [to come back], and sure hope he takes us up on it because I’d sure love to have another chat with him.” At this time, it’s unknown if Breezy will re-appear on the show, but Robin revealed “he’s seriously considering it.”
· Do you think this is a ploy for ABC to score high ratings? Do you think the network promised Chris they wouldn’t press charges if he comes back on the show?
· Following his stunt on GMA, Chris Brown canceled his appearance on MTV’s The Seven. However, he did premiere his video for “Beautiful People,” which serves as a new single from F.A.M.E. Check it out via MTV.com now.
· Click HERE to see it!
CHRIS BROWN TO STILL APPEAR ON DWTS
Despite trashing the dressing room at ABC’s Good Morning America’s studios, Chris Brown is still scheduled to perform on the network’s Dancing With The Stars. MTV News reports the singer is still expected to appear next Tuesday as a special music guest.
CHRIS BROWN’S PROJECTED SALES ARE HUGE!
Hold the presses! We’ve just learned Chris Brown’s latest album, F.A.M.E., is estimated to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The singer, who has caused a media frenzy with his outburst at Good Morning America, could potentially sell 250 to 275-thousand copies! Despite going up against Jennifer Hudson’s I Remember Me and Bobby V’s Fly On the Wall, HitsDailyDouble.com reports Breezy’s sales will dominate his 2009 sales for Graffiti – which only sold 102-thousand copies in its opening week. We’ll know for sure next week.
· Are you surprised with these early figures?
AT THE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Following his controversial outburst at Good Morning America, Chris Brown not only played basketball with friends in Manhattan but he also allowed exotic dancers to dance with him during the album launch party at Webster Hall. According to EmpireEntity.com, Brown was snapped with a scantily clad woman grinding on him.
Click HERE to check’em out!
MELANIE FIONA TALKS THE MF LIFE
We caught up with Melanie Fiona in Austin, Texas at the South By Southwest Festival to find out more about her sophomore album, The MF Life. Led by her first single, “Gone and Never Coming Back,” the disc is slated for a June/July release.
– Her next studio album will reportedly include contributions from John Legend, No I.D., Johntá Austin and songwriter Andrea Martin.
LUPE STILL ON THE BILLBOARD 200 CHART
Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers LP has slipped from the number one position on the Billboard 200 chart to the number three slot. The rapper’s disc sold an additional 46-thousand copies, bringing his total sales to an impressive 251-thousand units sold in two weeks! In related news, be sure to visit his official website to see when Lupe will invade a city near you!
TYRESE TALKS OPEN INVITATION, NEW BOOK
While promoting his upcoming book, How To Get Out Of Your Own Way, Tyrese told us what fans can expect of his next studio album, Open Invitation. The R&B singer promises good things for his loyal fans (See Related Cut #2). The disc won’t arrive until July. In addition, you can pre-order his book, How To Get Out Of Your Own Way, via Amazon.com today.
· Tyrese will join Ludacris in the upcoming action movie, Fast Five. The flick marks the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.
50 CENT RESPONDS TO JA RULE’S TAX CHARGES
As we previously reported, Ja Rule has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion for failing to fork over three-million dollars between 2004 and 2006. The rap vet will be sentenced in June and is facing up to one year in prison and 100-thousand dollars fines. Not too surprisingly, 50 Cent poked fun at Rule’s situation via his Twitter account. The mogul tweeted, “Damn you don’t wanna pay taxes fool. Take three more years hahaha. Oh s**t I’m crying!” Some beefs won’t ever end.
· Rule will begin a two year sentence in June for weapons possession. He is yet to comment on the situation.
50 CENT TRAILER WITH BRUCE WILLIS LEAKS
50 Cent just released the official trailer to his upcoming film, Setup. In the flick, 50 will show off his acting chops opposite Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe. IMDB.com reports the movie follows a group of friends who get caught up in a diamond heist-gone-bad. No word on when it will hit the big screen but you can check out the trailer via YouTube now.
· How much do you think Bruce w to be a part of 50’s movie?
NEW DETAILS ON MASTER P, GUCCI FILM
Now that he’s released his new album, Return of Mr. Zone 6, Gucci Mane can focus on his upcoming film with Master P. The two rappers will star in a comedy called Get Money, which follows a “street hustler and philosopher experiencing a mid-life crisis.” AllHipHop.com reports the flick, which also stars Megan Good, will be in theaters this August.
· Both entertainers are executive producing the project.
YG WON’T “TOOT” OR “BOOT” A GOOD GIRL
When we first heard the official remix to YG’s “Toot it and Boot it” featuring 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and E-40…we felt bad for the women who put themselves in the situation to be kicked to the curb. The rapper, who recently performed in New York for XXL Magazines’ 4th annual XXL Freshman Live Concert, said there’s certain women that he would never mistreat and that he knows how it feels to be used and abused. You can download the rapper’s new mixtape, Just Re’d Up, via his official Facebook page.
DEV JOINS THE BAMBOOZLE ROADSHOW TOUR
Dev will join Chiddy Bang, Pusha T and Ninjasonik for The Bamboozle Roadshow tour. The annual outing kicks off on May 4th and runs through June 10th, hitting Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto along the way. More shows are expected to be added to the tour.
· Pre-sale tickets are on sale now. For ticket information head to TheBamboozleRoadshow.com.
INFO ON BRUNO’S FAN CLUB
Not too long ago, a post on Bruno Mars’ official website said that they were close to launching an official Bruno fan club, and another update has just been given. It seems that it’s not quite ready yet, but that details about how you can join should become available pretty soon. Also, it will be open for anyone in the world to join, not just in the U-S. Learn more at BrunoMars.com.
WILL.I.AM TO RETURN TO THE IDOL STAGE
Will.i.am will return to the American Idol stage next week to perform his song from the upcoming animated film Rio. The Black Eyed Peas frontman will sing “Hot Wings (I Wanna Party).” The tune, which is a duet with Jamie Foxx, is not being released as a single, but Will believes it has the makings of a viral hit. Rio opens in theaters on April 15th.
JUSTIN BIEBER PRANKS WILLOW SMITH!
Justin Bieber pranked Willow Smith on stage in Manchester, England on Sunday night. While Smith was performing her hit “Whip My Hair,” Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, and his swag coach, Ryan Good, put on wigs and make-up and joined her dancers on stage. Shortly after, Bieber ran out on stage banging a cowbell. Afterward, Willow vowed revenge saying it’s not over and that “revenge is sweet and it’s served on a cold dish.”