Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life"

J.R. Taylor Choreography

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I know this is just a skit that was produced just for the B.E.T. Awards but, if it every became a full motion picture..... OMG it would make soooo much $$$$$$ I use to love Wanda, one of my favorite characters on In Living Color, and anybody that knows me, know that I love Martin!!! That is my favorite T.V Show. Someone greenlight this film ASAP

The most-buzzed-about unsigned artist in the industry, Drake, has officially signed to Young Money Entertainment.

After a bidding war that included Universal Motown and Atlantic Records, the Canadian rapper-singer has made his home at the label founded by Lil Wayne.

The debut album from the “Best I Ever Had” hitmaker will be released on Young Money with distribution through Universal Republic, home to Amy Winehouse, Chamillionaire, and India.Arie.

Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later, is scheduled for a late 2009 release.

Rihanna showed love for Michael Jackson by wearing black and white with gloves during a recent outing in New York City on Monday. She sampled the King of Pop’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” on her hit “Don’t Stop the Music.”

Earlier in the day, RiRi lunched with singer Santigold at Chinese eatery Philippe Chow.

Monday, June 29, 2009

LeToya Luckett hunts her man down at the club after finding a scandalous text on his phone in the Bryan Barber-directed video for “She Ain’t Got…” the second single from her sophomore album Lady Love.

Watch LeToya hit it out of the park below.

LeToya Luckett gets entangled in a high-fashion web on the cover of Lady Love, her sophomore album, due Aug. 25. Fierce!

In the midst of all the BET Awards madness, Kanye West debuted his animated video for “Street Lights” created by Spanish director Javier Longobardo.

Ciara shed tears when asked to describe her most memorable Michael Jackson moment backstage at the 2009 BET Awards on Sunday.

“For me, he really is the reason why. I didn’t have any training, no nothing,” she said. “That’s where I get my inspiration. I don’t know him, but he means that much.”

Michael Jackson rehearses for his “This Is It” tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in these photos taken just days before his tragic death. The 50 shows at London’s O2 Arena were set to kick off on July 13. The concerts sold out in record-breaking time.

“It was an amazing show. The thing was just days away from being perfected. It was incredible,” said magician Ed Alonzo, who was hired to work on the production. “Even though it was just a walk-through with the dancers, his moves were dead-on—the same Michael Jackson we [saw] through the years in music videos.”

Janet Breaks Her Silence

Janet Jackson made her first public appearance since the passing of her brother, Michael, at the 9th Annual BET Awards on Sunday.

A grief-stricken Janet was brought on stage by host Jamie Foxx. She appeared in all white and spoke briefly.

“My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful, so they elected me to speak with all of you and I’m going to keep it very short. To you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love. Thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much. Thank you so much.”

Foxx and Ne-Yo closed the show with a rendition of the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There,” New Edition opened with a medley of Jackson 5 songs, Ne-Yo sang “Lady in My Life,” and Ciara performed “Heal the World.”

The King of Pop’s father, Joe Jackson, also made an appearance at the show, which was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The Stars endured the sweltering heat on the red carpet at the 2009 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday. Soulja Boy, Sean Paul, and Day26 paid their respects to Michael Jackson with their outfits.

An angelic Beyoncé wore a white wedding dress while performing “Ave Maria” and a cover of Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” at the 2009 BET Awards on Sunday.

Ciara sang Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World” at the 2009 BET Awards.

“There will never be another like him!” she tweeted.

What did you think of CiCi’s performance?

The B.E.T. Awards 09'

A great deal of hype has surrounded this year's BET Awards.

Since the passing of arguably the greatest entertainer of all-time, Michael Jackson, this weekend's buzz has been all about how Black Entertainment Television will re-vamp its annual awards show to pay tribute to the King of Pop.
From the show's beginning, it was clear this night's festivities would honor the 'Thriller' singer in more ways than one. But big names like Usher, Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown, who were all rumored to participate in the show were noticeably absent.
New Edition, includingbad boy Bobby Brown, kicked off with a medley of Jackson 5 hits, including 'ABC, 'The Love You Save' and 'I Want You Back.' They even nailed the choreography of the Jacksons in their performance.
2009 BET Awards host Jamie Foxx, wearing MJ's signature red leather jacket and white glove -- replete with dancers -- performed a short rendition of Jackson's 'Beat It.' The Academy Award-winning actor also moonwalked across the stage.

Keri Hilson sang her hit songs 'Turnin' Me On' and 'Knock You Down.'
Without any frills, NeYo sang Jackson's touching 1982 ballad 'Lady in My Life.'
'Akeelah and the Bee' star KeKe Palmer performed an accapella version of 'Who's Lovin' You' before introducing Foxx ,who then performed his number-1 hit song 'Blame It.' Snoop Dogg joined him on-stage to dance around, as did T-Pain and rocker

Travis Barker, who played drums, as the song turned into a rock 'n' roll version.
Rapper Soulja Boy performed his 'Turn My Swag On' single. Beyonce followed shortly thereafter and sang her version of 'Ave Maria.' Mary Mary were joined by Queen Latifah for their song 'God In Me.'
Foxx took the stage for a second time as a performing act, and this time behind the piano, for 'She Got Her Own' with Ne-Yo and Fabolous.

One of the night's highlights was Ne-Yo & Friends' blast from the past: Keith Sweat performed 'I Wanna,' Guy performed 'I Like' and Ne-Yo joined Bell Biv DeVoe to sing 'Poison.'
Ciara, adorned in a Jackson-esque blazer, performed his 'Heal the World' while Keyshia Cole teamed with Monica for a duet of 'Trust' and Jay-Z took the stage, shortly after his wife Beyonce won the award for 'Best R&B Female,' to perform his new single 'Death of Auto tune.'

BET President Debra Lee honored the humanitarian recipients Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean.
Academy-Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, who won the Best Actress award, joined her 'Baby Boy' co-star Tyrese who pretended to be 'Jodi' his character from the John Singleton flick.
Another highlight was the O'Jay's tribute. Not only did the legendary soul singers take the stage and sing 'Let Me Make Love To You,' 'For the Love of Money' and 'Used To Be My Girl,' but Tevin Campbell honored the group singing 'Forever Mine,' as did 'Johnny Gill, Trey Songz and Tyrese who sang 'Backstabbers,' 'Darlin' Darlin' Baby' and 'Stairway to Heaven.'

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just when you thought the Real Housewives drama was ending — after New Jersey’s table-turning finale — Bravo has announced that The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return for its second season on July 30 (10 p.m., ET).

Returning this year are aspiring country singer Kim Zolciak, entrepreneur Lisa Wu Hartwell, the outspoken NeNe Leakes and budding fashion designer Sheree Whitfield. Meanwhile, Kandi Burruss, a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and former member of Xscape, will join the mix, becoming the official fifth castmate, replacing DeShawn Snow. According to the network, the newest Housewife’s storyline will involve balancing wedding planning, writing and recording a new album as a solo artist and being a mom. Burruss is friends with Wu Hartwell.

As for the veterans, Bravo notes that upcoming Atlanta episodes will document the development of Whitfield’s She by Sheree fashion line and her dating life, Zolciak’s life after breaking up with beau “Big Poppa,” and Leakes’s upcoming self-help book for women.

While Variety has confirmed that Janet Jackson is the first cast member to sign on for the sequel 'Why Did I Get Married Too,' Didntinviteme has learned that her other co-stars (Jill Scott, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Malik Yoba, Tyler Perry and Richard T. Jones) will be returning to the film as well. The only one not involved in the production is Denise Boutte, who played Scott's friend in the film. The movie is set for release on April 2, 2010, the start of next year's Easter weekend. The first flick, 'Why Did I Get Married?,' which was based on Perry's stage play, grossed $55 million domestically.

Tyler Perry, who is currently working on Janet’s upcoming movie, Why Did I Get Married Too, has said he is “on no schedule” and will give Janet all the time she needs to come to terms with her brother Michael’s death.

Speaking at the Atlanta Urban League “Spirit of the League” awards luncheon where he was receiving an award, Perry said that Janet will be accommodated “fully and completely, according to whatever she needs.”

He added that Janet’s role in the movie will see her take on “a lot of heavy stuff to play and a lot of demands on her character [therapist and author Patricia Agnew].”

“At this point, I’m on no set schedule,” Perry said. “She’s an amazingly talented woman. I have no doubt, she’ll be up for [the acting challenges in the script].”

“Shooting the first film, there was a bond that formed between all of us,” Perry explained. “Even after the shoot, we’ve kept up with each other and we continue to talk.”

He added: “Janet will have all the love and support we can give her. That’s first and foremost.”