Showing posts from January, 2014

K. Michelle Plans Album Musical

Hey y'all! K. Michelle is finally leaving behind the show that made her famous, Love & Hip Hop. The singer who is currently on tour with Robin Thicke is planning a musical based on her album Rebellious Soul. The musical will be in the vein of her mentor R.Kelly's Trapped In The Closet. Actor Idris Elba is said to be directing the musical. How bout that? In two weeks K. Michelle will release a new mixtape Still No Fucks Given or at least I think that's the name of it.

Vincent Herbert, Husband of Tamar Braxton Owes In Back Taxes

Do Braxton family values include paying your taxes? has exclusively learned that Tamar Braxton‘s husband, songwriter and producer Vincent Herbert, was recently slapped with a federal tax lien for more than $3 million!

According to court records obtained by Radar, the IRS has ordered the Braxton Family Values star to pay up to the tune of $3,325,107.70.

For the tax period ending in 2010, they claim, he failed to pay $66,315.30 to the IRS. The next year, he skipped payment on a whopping $2,267,845.97. And in 2013, he had an unpaid balance assessment of $990,946.43.

Ironically, back in 2011, Tamar said that paying your taxes was the best advice she’d ever received.

“Pay your taxes.,” she told Black Enterprise that year. “It’s the truth. I’ve never wanted that issue. I don’t understand when people say, ‘I owe $100,000 in taxes.’ Or, ‘I owe $8 million in back taxes.’ What? How that work?! Pay your taxes and keep the IRS off your behind!”

But he’s not t…

Video Preview: Ashanti F/ Rick Ross - I Got It

Brandy Sued For Skipping Out On Performance

It looks like our girl Brandy has found herself in hot water for bailing out on a performance that she was booked for. Read below to get the details!
After demanding a police escort, rhythm & blues singer Brandy failed to show up at an Austin music festival and left the promoter holding the bag, an Austin nonprofit claims in court.
Soul Tree Collective sued Brandy Norwood in Travis County Court.
Soul Tree hosts the Austin Urban Music Festival each year, a prime support of its charitable activities.
Soul Tree claims it hired Norwood for $30,000 to headline the 2013 festival, and also paid for her hotel and travel, and leased equipment as required by contract.
Less than 24 hours before her scheduled appearance, Brandy's manager told Soul Tree she would not arrive the morning of the performance and asked for an even more "exclusive and expensive suite," the complaint states.
Later that day, Soul Tree was told that Brandy's rescheduled f…

Toni Braxton Buys New Mansion

It seems as if Toni Braxton isn't the only one counting her money. TMZ has reported that Toni Braxton just bought a new $3 million dollar mansion. Read below to get the deets on the star's big purchase!
Reality TV can pull you out of bankruptcy and get you a $3 million house next to Justin Bieber ... all in 6 MONTHS ... and Toni Braxton's living proof.

Real estate sources tell TMZ, Toni -- whose reality show "Braxton Family Values" is already on its third season -- just purchased a mansion for close to $3 million in Calabasas' exclusive gated community The Oaks ... just a few houses down from Justin.

The house is 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and measures 5,323 sq. ft.

Technically, it's the smallest house in the neighborhood ... but still, not too bad for someone who was dead ass broke less than a year ago.

Toni's real estate purchase has to sting for her old creditors -- as we reported, when Braxton filed for bankruptcy in 2010 (for the second time…

Video: Ashanti - Grammy Red Carpet Interview

Music Feed: Lip Syncing Ladies

Hey y'all! I'd like to say this before divulging into my latest post. There are some errors below you might notice in spelling because my spell check didn't wanna work upon posting this. So anyway enjoy my latest 'music feed' and remember to 'get yo life'. So after Beyonce performed Drunk In Love at the Grammys word spread that the singer was lip syncing. Beyonce has yet to speak on the accussations. But this is not the first time Beyonce has been bit by the lip synching bug. Or is it? Read below to find out the singers who were either caught or rumored to be lip synching and the backlash they received upon doing so.

Mariah Carey
We all know Mariah Carey's live performances are pretty hit and miss these days and one of the reasons is because of the constant rumor that her live performance are lipped. In fact it was while Mimi promoted her single Touch My Body when her backing track started playing before she even put her mic to her mouth. Of course Mari…

Mary J. Back In The Studio, Justin Timberlake Collabs With T.I.

Hey ya'll! It's me again. There has been a plethora of updates lately and that's because there's actually a lot of shit going on musically. And as we move into February tidbits to upcoming projects are starting to be revealed. Now on to some more music news. It's been reported that Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis is in the studio with Mary J. Blige. This is the first bit of news we've received in regards to Mary J. Blige as she records her new album which is slated to be released this year. Mary had a nice little run with her Christmas album A Mary Christmas now bring on a full length studio album!

Speaking of new albums, Justin Timberlake just collaborated with T.I. on a track that will appear on his new album Paperwork. And speaking of JT the singer was a no show at this years Grammy where he won multiple awards. I'm assuming JT had another commitment cause usually he is at every awards ceremony where he is nominated.

Beyonce Lipped Grammy Performance, Jennifer Hudson Shades Beyonce

Hey y'all! Beyonce has everyone talking again. This time her live performance at the Grammys is being questioned. It's being said that Beyonce lipped her Grammy performance of Drunk In Love. I watched the performance and even a clip of where its alleged she's lip syncing but I digress. This isn't the first time Beyonce has come under fire for lip syncing. What do you think?

While I'm on the subject of Beyonce, Wendy Williams reported on her show earlier today that Jennifer Hudson threw shade at Beyonce. There was an interview where J-Hud reportedly made a comment about being too old to sing about being in the club or something to that effect. Like I said I'm not quoting because I can't remember off top but it sounded like it could be aimed at Beyonce. Any who what else is new? These girls I tell you. Just yesterday I was reporting about Michelle Williams being flabbergasted by the lyrics on Beyonce's new album. Then again Michelle always appears to be …

Live Performance + Artist Interview: Ciara

Album Cover: Kelis - FOOD

Kelis has unveiled the cover art to her new album FOOD due on April 22. The album features the first single Jerk Ribs. A video for the song was shot and is set to debut anytime now. FOOD is reported to be available in Standard and Deluxe editions and will be a two disc set. So what do you all think about the new Kelis album cover? I like it personally. It gives a slight 60s vibe and you can always count on Kelis to go left when everyone else goes right.

Music Feed: Grammy Awards 2014

The Grammy Awards 2014 just went down and there were a lot of winners and a lot of losers. I think one of the biggest upsets I saw on Twitter and Facebook was that Kendrick Lamar won none of the seven awards he was nominated for. There were bits and pieces of the Grammy telecast that I missed. I was switching between the Grammys and RHOA. I did manage to compile the most up-to-date list of the Grammy winners, performers, and presenters. Like I said its not every single winner but its the majority of them. What was your favorite Grammy moment? Well mine was Beyonce and Jay Z performing Drunk In Love of course. I had already mentioned it in the previous post though.

Anyway check out the list of presenters, performers, winners, and my personal highlights.

Presenters: Pharrell, Ana Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Ariane Grande, Miguel, Black Sabbath, Jamie Foxx, Neil Patrick Harris, Yoko Ono, Alicia Keys
Performers: Beyonce, Jay Z - Drunk In Love
Lorde - Royals
Hunter Hayes
Robin Thicke & Chicago

Michelle Williams Sounds Off On Beyonce's New Album

Hey ya'll! You know Chal stay getting the juice! Well if you didn't know now you do. With that being said I came across an article regarding Michelle Williams and Beyonce. It turns out Michelle is not too privy of Beyonce singing about her sex life on her new self-titled album. Michelle says "we don't need to know all that". Maybe not. Still it makes for an interesting listen and makes Beyonce appear more human than she has in years in my opinion. Of course the open sexuality Beyonce has expressed on this album took a minute to get used to but I love it personally. Speaking of Beyonce I loved her performance of Drunk In Love despite what other people thought. I think she kept it sexy without doing too much. Jay Z of course was Jay Z. I mean what can you say about him but I did like that little dance and embrace they did near the end of the performance. Cute! 

While I'm on the subject of Beyonce, The-Dream has announced that he's been summoned back to the…

Music Feed: E! Grammy Red Carpet Pre-Show

Hey ya'll! The Grammy Red Carpet Pre-Show went down on E! and there were plenty of interviews, sightings, fashion, and the like. Check out the list of red carpet sightings below. Also check back later for my coverage on the actual Grammy telecast!

Hosts: Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Osborne, Guiliana R., Ross M.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Red Carpet Sightings/Interviews: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Ciara, Ringo Starr, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Pharrell, Juicy J, Keith Urban, Pink, Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Kevin Hart, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift, Neil Patrick Harris, Cyndi Lauper, Birdman, Paris Hilton, Mack Maine, Tamar Braxton-Herbert, and Jamie Foxx

Some of the Highlights on the Grammy red carpet included Madonna rocking a gold grill and accompanied by her black son. Of course Madonna likely brought her child after her n word debacle. How typical of Ms. Madonna! Pharrell donned a huge brown …

Kelly Price Singing A New Tune, Clive Davis Talks Whitney Live Album

Hey y'all! I was just reading that Kelly Price is releasing a new album this April titled Sing.Pray.Love. The album's first single is titled It's My Time. It has certainly been awhile since Kelly Price left a bad taste in everyone's mouth thanks to her combative behavior on R&B Divas L.A. Thanks to the mountain of bad press she received she will thankfully not appear on the new season of R&B Divas L.A. Instead we'll get two new R&B Divas who we'll either love or hate. It makes you wonder though who will step up and be the 'diva' this season when it airs later this year.

Moving on...Clive Davis announced during his Grammy festivities that he is compiling a Whitney Houston live album. He is taking some of the singer's best live performances and compiling into a CD he hopes to release later this year. What do you all think about a live Whitney Houston album? Doesn't sound like a bad idea. In fact I would like to hear it myself.

While w…

Artist Interview: Ashanti Talks Grammys, Twitter, & 'BraveHeart'

Video: Kelis Speaks On New Album 'FOOD'

Babyface To Produce New Barbra Streisand Duets Album

Hey ya'll! It looks like Babyface will be producing a duets album for the legendary Mrs. Barbra Streisand. The album will feature collaborations with the likes of the aforementioned Babyface, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Stevie Wonder just to name a few. If that's not enough Babyface for you, he'll be releasing his duet album with Toni Braxton Love, Marriage, and Divorce next month!

Pre-Grammy Guest List Announced, Mary J.'s Father In Hospital

Hey y'all! As you know its Grammy weekend which I almost totally forgot. Well anyway industry veteran Clive Davis is holding his annual Pre-Grammy party. On the guest list this year is Swizz Beats & Alicia Keys, Miguel, R. Kelly, Rihanna, Quincy Jones, T.I., Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Akon, Fantasia, Estelle, Ludacris, Diddy, and many many more. Hmmm...sounds like a party!

In other music...I read that Mary J. Blige's father is in Battle Creek, MI hospital where he suffered three stab wounds to the neck. It was all after an altercation with his estranged lover. Apparently the couple who has been on and off have had a history of violence and physical altercations in their relationship. Unfortunately when you have a history as fiery as their two, something like this is bound to happen. Hopefully Mary's father makes the full recovery he needs and to leave that wild woman ALONE!

Rochelle Jordan - Follow Me (Official Music Video)

Music Video: Jennifer Hudson feat. T.I. - I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)

Artist Interview: SWV On 'The Breakfast Club'

Patti LaBelle Calls Out Some Unnamed "Divas"

Hey y'all! Ms. Patti LaBelle is steaming hot! She is calling out the so called "divas" of the world today and says she herself doesn't like the title. She feels the title is used too loosely these days which it is. She says she's a "woman who sings her heart out and puts 120 percent" in, which we're aware of. So what do you think about what Ms. Patti has to say? Do you agree or do you think she's just being a bitter old woman? I dunno. I like Ms. Patti but sometimes I think Patti can be a little harsh even when she doesn't intend to be but when your older, you pretty much say whatever and don't think twice. Next!

Audio: J-Lo - Girls

GIRLS - JLo and DJ Mustard by DJ MUSTARD on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

J-Lo hooked up with DJ Mustard in her newest song Girls. The word 'girl' is showing up in a lot of J-Lo's songs as of late. She recently released the video teaser to her new single Same Girl written by Chris Brown.Click the link above to hear the new track!

Beyonce & Jay Z To Perform 'Drunk In Love' At Grammys

Hey y'all! So I just read that Beyonce and Jay Z will perform their hit single Drunk In Love at the Grammys airing on Sunday January 26 on CBS. U ready??

While we're on the subject of Beyonce, her former Destiny's Child band mate LeToya Luckett has gone indie and signed with eOne Records. The singer's first two solo albums were released through Capitol Records. eOne seems to be the indie record label to be on. It seems like virtually every other R&B artists is signed to eOne from Ashanti to Donell Jones to Vivian Green to now LeToya Luckett. What do you all think about LeToya being indie now?? I personally think some artists are better suited on a major label like Faith Evans but at the end of the day, the artist has to do what is best for them.

Artist Interview: LeToya Luckett On 'Wendy'

LeToya Luckett stops by Wendy to dish about her role on VH1's Single Ladies, dating, and more. Check it out!

Mariah Filming New Video, J-Lo Collabs W/ French Montana

Hey ya'll! It seems that Ms. Mariah Carey is in Puerto Rican filming a video to her new single which is reportedly due on February 14, Valentine's Day. Let's hope it'll be something that will catapult to the top of the charts and force the release of her long awaited album which was originally due last Summer. U ready for a new Mariah album?? I am.

Inother music news J-Lo is firing up her 10th studio album. The new album which will serve as J-Lo's Capitol Records debut currently has no release date. The album's first single and video is Same Girl which was written by Chris Brown. A preview of the video leaked last week and the song is said to be released anyday now. Elsewhere on the new album J-Lo hooked up with the likes of French Montana, Big Sean, Sia(worked with Beyonce), Robin Thicke, and Future. Now isn't that quite the guest list? As its been said before J-Lo is going back to her Urban roots which she's abandoned in recent years. I'm actually…

Mariah Hints At Big Surprise, Beyonce Peforms For First Lady

Hey ya'll! Mariah is hinting that something big will take place on February 14, Valentine's Day. The rumor has been that Mariah will release a new single. She said, while on the red carpet of this weekend's SAG(Screen Actors Guild) awards that her album is due in "spring, late spring". We'll see about that Ms. Cannon! I say that because we know in this day and age R&B albums come a dime a dozen but not without a trillion pushbacks. Ask Ashanti and  yes that was a read! #shade

In other music news...Beyonce recently performed exclusively for The First Lady Michelle Obama for her 50th birthday party held at The White House. #OnlyBee

Jennifer Hudson Readies New Album Release

Hey ya'll! I'm reading that Jennifer Hudson will release a new album on March 11. The new untitled album will feature the album's first single I Can't Describe(The Way I Feel) featuring T.I. and produced by Pharrell. Timbaland and R. Kelly also had a hand in production on the new album. You all ready for a new J-Hud album? I like J-Hud. Never been to crazy about her albums but I will say her last two singles from her last album were in constant rotation with me.

Live Performance: Faith Evans - Tears of Joy on 'Arsenio'

Faith Evans sings her face off here on her single Tears Of Joy which appears on her current album R&B Divas. The album is nominated for a Grammy as well. Watch the Grammys January 26 to see if Faith takes the coveted prize home.

Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Gets Mini Cadillac and Ferrari

Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Gets Mini Cadillac and Ferrari: Picture - Yahoo Celebrity
^^Click the link above to see how far Beyonce and Jay Z went out for daughter Blue Ivy's big birthday bash!

K. Michelle To Release New Mixtape

Good morning all! K. Michelle is firing up her new mixtape release, Still No Fucks Given. The mixtape will be released on February 14. A week later you can catch K. Michelle on tour with Robin Thicke which jumps off in Atlanta.

While I'm on the subject of K. Michelle I remember hearing about her starring in another VH1 vehicle No New Friends but I'm not sure what became of it. Maybe someone who follows K. Michelle may know but I was curiously thinking about it as I did this write up on her.

Beyonce Set To Perform At Grammys

Hello all! I just read that Beyonce is set to perform at this years Grammy awards airing on January 26 on CBS. Other performers set to perform on the Grammy stage include Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, John Legend, and more. Will you be tuned in? I'm sure I will be turning back and forth between the Grammy telecast and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I get more excited about the Grammy nominations than the actual awards telecast. I found the telecast to be rather boring and just a performance showcase for many of the artists nominated. That is all!

Fantasia To Co-Host 'The View', Pharrell Nominated For An Oscar

Check out your girl Fantasia as she will sit in as a co-host on The View Monday January 20. I'm sure she will be asked what she thinks about the new season of Idol and its current crop of judges including the return of J-LO. Fantasia is currently on Broadway and she recently released her newest single The Side Effects of You which also serves as the title track to her album released last year.

In other music news...Congratulations to Pharrell Williams! He was nominated for an Oscar award for Best Original Song for Happy which appears on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

JoJo signs deal with Atlantic Records

Exclusive: JoJo signs deal with Atlantic Records -
Finally JoJo is free of her label Black ground Records and she can resume her recording career. Click the link above to find out the deets on JoJo's new record deal. 

Ciara Confirms Pregnancy, Talks Marriage On 'The View'

Goood afternoon everyone! Ciara has finally confirmed what everyone has been saying for the last few months. The singer is indeed pregnant! She confirmed the news today on The View where talk show host Barbara Walters asked her. The singer stood up and bared her big ole belly. No word on when the baby is due. Elsewhere Ciara talked about her reuniting with L.A. Reid and working on a new album which she started back in November. She also revealed that she will indeed get married this year to Future. Wow! Congrats to the couple!

In other music news..I was reading that not a single lead black artist topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. This is the first in the chart's 55 year history. Of course black artists were featured on monster hits such as Blurred Lines and The Monster. But they were not the lead artists. Conspiracy or coincidence? What do you think? I don't have a thought really in regards to this. Let's just hope this changes in the new year.

Video Preview: Jennifer Lopez - Same Girl

Same Girl is the new single and video from Jennifer Lopez. It is the newest single from her upcoming untitled Capitol Records debut due sometime this year I'm assuming. This video and single comes just in time as Jennifer makes her return to American Idol.

Bobbi Kristina Married, Beyonce Throws Mother Party

Good evening! Thanks for stopping by to read up on what the latest in R&B music news. Well it turns out that Bobbi Kristina, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown just got married to her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon. The union between these two can be described as "controversial" at best mainly due to Nick being more like a son to Whitney. Anywho congrats to the couple!

In other music news...Beyonce recently threw her mother Tina Knowles a 60th birthday party complete with an array of guests including daughter Solange, Kelly Rowland, Keyshia Cole, and Kris Jenner(mother of the Kardashians). My friend broke the news to me last night over the phone and I was surprised at Keyshia Cole attending the party, let alone being invited. Remember it was Keyshia who blasted Beyonce for her Bow Down aka Flawless track last year. Well maybe Keysh finally came to her senses and let bygones be bygones. Besides its tiring to see females go at one another anyway. There&#…

Ashanti Pushes Album Back, Beyonce Outsells Last Album

Hey y'all! How is everyone's Saturday night shaping up? Mine is great. I've been out and about earlier today now I'm just at home relaxing watching this free HBO. Of course all the while I was surfing the internet(do you people even still say that) and I found out that Ashanti has pushed her album back once again. I'm assuming this is the last time it'll be pushed back. The new date for BraveHeart is March 4. The album will feature the Rick Ross assisted single I Got It. A video is in the works and should debut soon. I was expecting a pushback and I'm hoping this is the absolute last pushback. Only time will tell though. #braveheart #2014

In other music news...Beyonce's recently released self-titled album has outsold her last album 4. 4 has sold 1.3 million copies in its initial run. That's the amount that Beyonce has sold in 4 weeks time. Beyonce features the hit singles XO and Drunk In Love. I don't get why this is news but it is news. When y…

Brandy No Longer on RCA, Love & Hip Hop L.A. Casting Stalls

Hello all! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I am so far. I have a little bit of news for you all. I'll start with my girl Brandy. She is currently gearing up for a new season of her BET show The Game airing this March. As far as music is concerned I read that Brandy is no longer with RCA Records. This was discovered by some of the fans via the RCA Records website. Brandy however is still listed under the Sony which is over RCA and several other record companies. Whatever the case may be with Brandy's record label situation I'm sure we will see and learn more about it as it becomes available.

In other music seems like VH1 is having trouble landing a big star to star in their LA spin off of Love & Hip Hop. So far singer Brooke Valentine(song: Girlfight) has signed on. Ray J was once attached to the project but he is currently hosting a show on Oxygen. I say wait until Ray J is done filming his Oxygen show and build the show around him and his jump off…

The-Dream Leaves Def Jam, Jennifer Hudson Album News

Good evening everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your night. I am. I just read that The-Dream has left Def Jam Records. The singer/producer released five albums with the label most notably his Gold debut Love/Hate released in 2007. We all know The-Dream for creating hits for everyone from Keyshia Cole to Mariah Carey to Rihanna to Beyonce.

In other music news...I was reading that Timbaland and Pharrell has contributed songs for the new Jennifer Hudson album due this Spring. Their contribution joins the previously announced R. Kelly contribution It's Your World.

Live Performance: Tamar Braxton - All The Way Home

Tamar Braxton performs her latest hit single on Ellen! Check it out!

R&B singer Chris Brown due in D.C. Superior Court Wednesday for assault case - The Washington Post

R&B singer Chris Brown due in D.C. Superior Court Wednesday for assault case - The Washington Post
^^Click the link above to find out the latest on Chris Brown! 

K. Michelle To Appear on New Season of 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Hello all! I hope you all are staying warm as we are nearing the last few days of this Arctic Blast. I did stumble upon the new rumored list of celebrities appearing on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice. This is a list you have to see to believe because it features all types of juiciness. The list of celebrites said to appear on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice are K. Michelle, Kenya Moore(Real Housewives of Atlanta), Snooki, Ludacris, Scott Disick(Keeping Up With Kardashians), and "surprise surprise" Lindsay Lohan. Kenya Moore reportedly retweeted the tweet on Twitter that went out announcing the new cast mates. If this is indeed true the new season of Celebrity Apprentice will likely air within the next month or two as it typically airs around February or March. I am looking forward to this season and I will be perched right in front of the TV screen, you can believe that!

Album Cover: Ashanti - BraveHeart

Ashanti has revealed the new and improved cover from her long delayed album BraveHeart now due on February 18. If you recall the cover that was going around previously had been an outtake from her The Woman You Love video. Ashanti contends that the previous album cover was never the official album cover. BraveHeart will feature Ashanti's newest song I Got It featuring Rick Ross. A video for the song is said to debut soon. So what do you all think of new Ashanti album cover? And how do you think the music will sound? As you all know I am an Ashanti fan and I've been waiting for this album for years now and I think she will deliver in terms of music.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Grace EBONY Magazine

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon grace the February issue of Ebony magazine. In the cover story Mariah talks about her new album, Dem Babies, and her marriage to Nick among other things. I personally am loving the cover. Nick and Mariah look very good together and I like the idea of them being dressed in the pool. I'm sure that idea was Mariah's. It just seems like something she would do. In other Mariah news her new single is said to be released on February 14, Valentine's Day.

Robin Thicke Joins Grammy Lineup, Ciara Sounds Off On Bloggers

Hello all! I hope you all are staying warm as we battle this Arctic blast. I have a little music news for you all. Robin Thicke has been added to the list of performers for the Grammy awards airing on January 26 on CBS. He joins previously announced nominees P!nk, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde(song: Royals), Daft Punk(song: Get Lucky), Pharrell, and Stevie Wonder. Will you be watching? As for me I'm sure I will be watching even though I'm not particularly excited about it. I think I'm more excited when the nominations come out if anything.

In other music news...Ciara is upset! The rumored pregnant singer has lashed out at the blogs and its readers who have become obsessed with tearing celebrities down. She penned the letter on her official website and she's vowed to stop visiting the blogs. I know in recent months people have talked about Ciara's rumored pregnancy but that's about it. Ciara hasn't done much else for anyone to talk about as of late. I do agree with…

Jennifer Hudson Hooks Up With R. Kelly For New Song

Hello all! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and if your in the Midwest like myself, your preparing for the huge snowstorm we're supposed to get. In the music world, Jennifer Hudson is re teaming with R. Kelly. If you recall R. Kelly wrote Jennifer's hit Where You At? Now its been revealed that R. Kelly has contributed a new song titled Its Your World slated to appear on Jennifer Hudson's new album. The song is described as having a "Chicagoan feel".

Jennifer Hudson was recently in the news for buying her assistant a house, yes her assistant chile! Must be one hell of an assistant. I think it was very gracious of Jennifer as she carries herself with graciousness and elegance.

Mariah Carey, Usher To Release New Singles

Hello all! I just read that Mariah Carey will be releasing a new single on Valentine's Day, February 14. The new single will be the lead off single to the new Mariah Carey album due in April. Back in November Mariah premiered the song The Art of Letting Go. Due to the mixed response the plans to release the single were nixed. Rightfully so. I think The Art of Letting Go is a nic song but not for a single. I don't know what they were thinking with that. I wonder will Mariah still call her new album The Art of Letting Go? I guess we shall know soon enough.

While I'm on the subject of new singles, word is that Usher is said to be releasing new music as well. While on the red carpet of the premiere of the box office bomb Believe starring Justin Bieber, Usher said to expect new music from here at the top of this year. So there you have it! Be on the look out for new music from Usher. Speaking of which what do you think Usher will give us this time musically? It seems like the …

Throwback Video: Carmen Electra - Go-go Dancer

I was watching MTV's Ridiculousness and saw Carmen Electra and it made me think of her video for the single, Go Go Dancer. The song was likely produced by Prince as his influence on the song is pretty obvious. Carmen also dated Prince at the time who is responsible for giving Carmen Electra her stage name as we know it today.

I remember the song and video for Go Go Dancer as it was pretty popular on The Box, remember that? One of their taglines were "Music television you control!". Those were the days!

Rihanna Firing Up New LP, Chili Disses Queen B?

Happy New Year! If you weren't aware the Barabados beauty herself, Rihanna is working on new music, a new album slated to be released this year. It is said that Rihanna is readying a club jam with a team of the hottest writers and producers around. Well isn't that how Rihanna usually gets down? I'm sure whatever she releases, when she does releases will be as infectious as her past hits. Punch Rih!

On a completely different note, fans are upset at TLC's Chili for a New Years resolution list she made that urged everyone to stop using nicknames for Beyonce'. Included are "Bey", "Queen B" or the other variations of nicknames fans have used over the years. As you know fans were in a frenzy and went in on Chili via Twitter where she posted the nonsense. Rightfully so Chili explained what she meant by the blunder but urged fans not to get their panties in a bunch.

I like Chili, Lord knows I do but Chili has thrown shade at Beyonce' and Destiny…

Faith Evans - Incomparable [Teaser]

Faith Evans is starting the new year off right with a teaser promoting her upcoming album release Incomparable. The album is said to feature production and appearances from B. Slade, Chucky Thompson(worked with Mary J.), Brian Alexander Morgan(worked with SWV), Mike City(worked with Sunshine Andersen), Jazmine Sullivan, Karen Clark-Sheard, and more.