Beyoncé - "Schoolin' Life"

J.R. Taylor Choreography

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rihanna has been immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds wax museumin Washington, D.C. The pop star’s uncanny wax likeness appears on display in the nation’s capital alongside wax doubles of President Barack Obama, Madonna, Rosa Parks, Denzel Washington, and others.

In a tweet to Ryan Seacrest, she revealed that new music will be coming soon. The first single from her fifth studio album, due in November, is reportedly titled “Only Girl.” “In less than 10 dayz ima send u sumn special, and ur gonna play it OVER and OVER, like I’m the only girl in the world!” she wrote to Seacrest.

Rihanna is currently in Hawaii shooting her first major film role in Battleship. “HAWAII…Hawaii…hawaii……who wouldn’t want to work here for 2 weeks,” she tweeted.

The country star put herself on the straight-and-narrow for the CMT Awards, swapping her signature ringlets for a sleek look.

Which did you prefer Curly? or Straight? 

53% of my Say It'ers preferred Curly!!!!

Did you like Janet's New Short Sexy Hair?

73% of Say It'ers Says Yes!


The British actress attended a jewelry bash in London in her Vivienne Westwood dress, while the sultry star got the fanboys' pulses racing in her iridescent dress at Comic-Con.

53% of Say It'ers think Eva Mendes Rocked it!

Nicole Richie and Sarah Jessica Parker join the pony club! The designer channels the '60s with an off-center part, while SJP modernizes the style by sweeping back the top.

67% Of My Say'ers Says SJP got it right!!!!

1. Something About Faith Intro
2. Still
3. Way You Move feat. Snoop Dogg
4. Gone Already
5. Worth It
6. Real Things
7. Party feat. Redman
8. Right Here
9. Your Lover (Part I & Part II)
10. Can’t Stay Away feat. Keyshia Cole
11. Sunshine
12. Everyday Struggle feat. Raekwon
13. The Love In Me
14. Change feat. Mary Mary
15. Troubled World feat. Kelly Price & Jessica Reedy

"Something About Faith" is the sixth studio album from singer Faith Evans. Set to hit stores October 5th, the official album cover and track listing has been revealed above.

I'm feeling this track list, you have the likes of Snoop, Redman, Keyshia, Raekwon, gospel duo Mary Mary, Kelly Price and Jessica Reedy making features on it.

It’s time to take off the flip-flops and put on the dancing shoes as the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 11 is now in place.

Baywatch alum David Hasselhoff will compete against Jersey Shore hunk Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, as well as former NFL star Kurt Warner, singer Michael Bolton, Bristol Palin and actress Jennifer Grey, DWTS hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke announced in a live press conference Monday night during a new episode of Bachelor Pad.
Also ready to hit the ballroom are Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson, Hills star Audrina Patridge, former Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox, singer Brandy, comedian Margaret Cho and actor Kyle Massey.

The celebrity-professional pairings will be revealed Wednesday. And the new season of Dancing kicks off Sept. 20 on ABC

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jay-Z stopped by the Rock the Bells Concert in NYC and was seen on stage showing Lauryn Hill support, as he wore a pair of Lanvin High-top sneakers ($765). These sneakers feature the now signature Lanvin silhouette with brown leather and suede.

Some High Quality Concert Footage of Beyoncé performing her single, "Video Phone," at the I Am Tour has surfaced. This is not footage from the upcoming Tour DVD but simply a clip shot by a fan.

You can check out the 28-year-old singer telling the crowd to get their video phones out before divulging in some heavy choreography. The DVD is rumored to be dropping this fall. I can imagine it being released around Christmas time, making it a common item on wish lists across the country. Enjoy the performance.

With Lil Wayne behind bars, someone's got to keep his Young Money record label relevant. Wayne's artist, Nicki Minaj, is doing just that.

On the mainstream scene for less than a year, Minaj has already won two BET Awards (for best female hip-hop artist and best new artist) and landed a No. 1 single with "Your Love" on the Billboard rap charts.

But the firecracker, 25, who spent the majority of her upbringing in Queens, N.Y., has a lot more to her than wild hair, a racy wardrobe and a foul mouth. Here are five things to know about Lil Wayne's protégé, Nicki Minaj.

1. She had a rough upbringing
Her lyrics may be silly and carefree, but growing up was anything but lighthearted for Minaj. "[My dad] drank a lot and did drugs, and would get violent when he did," she told Details in May. "He set fire to the house, [and] was attempting to kill my mother. She got out before it burned all the way down. I've always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind…I thought, 'If I'm successful, I can change her life.' "

2. She has a thing for Charlize Theron
When asked about her celebrity crush, Minaj told PEOPLE it would have to be the Monster star. "She's a bad bitch," Minaj said about the A-lister, whom she hopes to meet someday. "I think she's really, really perky."

3. Lil Kim is not her biggest fan
Girl rappers of a feather don't necessarily flock together, as in the case of Minaj and Lil' Kim, who took jabs at Minaj during concerts, saying she's copying her style and needs "to pay homage" and show some respect. Fellow Young Money artist Drake stood up for his label-mate, saying the comments bothered him and he took them personally. "You don't have to do that. You don't have to get onstage and tell people to pay homage," he said.

4. She loves interacting with fans via Twitter
Boasting a following of more than a million people on the social networking site (A higher number than active Tweeters Spencer Pratt, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba and Cory Monteith), @NickiMinaj is known to chat up her fans and fan groups. "It says a lot that someone took the time to dedicate a page to me," Minaj told Details about her Twitter fans. "And it’s useful. Anything I do, they post a link to it right away. I don't need to Google myself."

5. She Was a fan of The Hills
When a Minaj follower on Twitter asked the rapper if she watches the now-defunct MTV hit series, she responded, "Yes! I was SO mad wen (sic) Justin Bobby cut his hair!" No one was more shocked about Minaj's taste in TV than the show's former star Kristin Cavallari. "I was really surprised at first that she even knew who we were," Cavallari tells PEOPLE. "But I think it's awesome because I am a big fan of hers as well."

Kelly Rowland dishes with the “Today” show ladies about the 40th anniversary of “Soul Train,” being inspired by the Jackson 5, one of her favorite albums of all time, working with Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, and asking her fans to help name her third album, which is still untitled despite rumors.

Heads up NFL. Opposing teams had better mind the hair pulling–Head & Shoulders has taken out a $1 million Lloyds of London policy protecting their spokesperson, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu’s famous ringlets. “It’s like J.Lo’s insured butt!” he jokes, comparing the famous urban legend surrounding the singer’s derriere to learning about his own very real insurance policy.

 The beauty brand has reason to keep Troy’s 35″ tresses under lock and key: Women and men across America are desperate for the secret to those Samoan curls, with some of his manliest teammates even trying to score the secret. “One guy in particular… is stealing all of my Head & Shoulder products,” he laughs. Taking 45 minutes pregame to care for his hair has become a ritual for the all-pro safety, who explains, “It’s correlated to what a warrior in the past would do to prepare for war. You have the Mongolians, the Japanese Samurai, the Spartans–all of these warriors with long hair…and in that way you can almost get into the mind-way, preparing for some type of battle when you are doing your hair.” After eight years without so much as a trim, would Troy ever consider cutting his signature locks? “With this big hair insurance–I don’t think so!” he says.

When a little white baggie fell out of the purse she was carrying, Paris Hilton had an explanation for Las Vegas police.

"She had not seen it but now thought it was gum,” said an officer's report.

It turned out the baggie actually contained .8 grams of cocaine, and now Hilton faces felony drug-possession charges with a Oct. 27 arraignment.

While speaking to police following a weekend traffic stop, Hilton denied the baggie belonged to her. In fact, she said, the purse wasn't hers either; she had borrowed it from a friend.

But somehow, according to Hilton, the contents of the purse were split between hers and the friend's.

She claimed ownership of a broken Albuterol pill, Zig Zag wrappers commonly used to smoke marijuana, $1,300 in cash and credit cards. But, "She said several cosmetic items inside the purse were not hers," according to the police report.

Jazmine Sullivan takes it back to the ’80s in the Marcus Raboy-directed video for “Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles),” the first single from her sophomore album Love Me Back, due this fall. The R&B powerhouse throws a hip-hop house party with some familiar faces including Doug E. Fresh, Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa, Pete Rock, Kwame, and the track’s producer Missy Elliott.

It wasn’t just another day in the park for Snoop Dogg, who showed up to Spike Lee’s 2nd Annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to pay tribute to the King of Pop on what would have been his 52nd birthday. Snoop performed his hits remixed with MJ’s classics and was given a sparkly glove, which he plans to take back to Cali.

“His music, his spirit represented love and peace around the whole world and it influenced me and what I do, so for me to come through, it’s just showing love and respect and paying homage to a great artist who meant so much to music in general and the people,” the rapper told the New York Daily News.

Watch the D-O-Double-G remix “Gin and Juice” with “Butterflies” and wish MJ a “Happy Birthday” over “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” You ain’t never heard it like this before.

Kim Kardashian was joined by her mama Kris Jenner at last night's Emmy Awards, and the two had a blast -- but it sounds like the reality star would've preferred it if her football player beau Miles Austin had been by her side for the evening. 

Kim and Jimmy sing at the Emmys. (Getty)
"The person I wanted to bring has a job and is a little busy," Kim said on the red carpet (via E! Online).
Miles, who plays for the Dallas Cowboys, had a game in Houston the night before the awards show, and has another later this week, so it seems like making a trip to LA wasn't really a possibility. Kim's said it herself: Dating an athlete isn't easy.
Still, the mother-daughter duo had got ready together then sauntered down the red carpet in true reality star style. Kris got a kick out watching all that goes into getting Kim ready. "Watching them put together the Kim show is something quite fascinating and fabulous—especially when Lorraine Schwartz dropped off those 75 million-karat diamond studs. They're like headlights," she said. (Really, they were 7 karats, but who's counting?)
During the show, Kim was in the spotlight again when she got to get up in front of the audience -- and millions of viewers at home -- and sang a bit with host Jimmy Fallon. She was excited to have the part, but also extremely nervous. "It's an honor but when they told me what I have to do I was like, 'Are you serious?'" she said. "But then I was like, 'You know what? It's the Emmys—why not?!'"

star power of T.I., Chris Brown, Idris Elba, and more proved to be a powerful force at this weekend’s box office. While it barely missed the top spot, the action flick still managed to pull in strong figures.

Based on weekend estimates, the horror film The Last Exorcism grossed an estimated $21.3 million at 2,874 locations, enough to narrowly edge out Takers, which came in at No. 2 after earning $21 million at 2,206 theaters, according to studio estimates. At this rate, it should have no problem recouping its $32 million budget.

T.I., who stars in and produced the film, traveled across the country promoting his latest project, stopping in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Las Vegas for premieres. A prequel was already being considered before the box office results.

Takers, which also stars Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Jay Hernandez, and Zoe Saldana, focuses on a group of professional robbers who plan mind-blowing heists. When the recently-paroled member Ghost (played by Tip) rounds up the crew for one last sting, they have to dodge a pair of detectives (Dillon and Hernandez) intent on putting a stop to their theft.

“The storyline is a lot edgier. It has so many different dynamics. There are so many stories within the stories. With these characters, you get a little bit more back-story,” T.I. previously said of the comparisons between Takers and the similar flick Ocean’s Eleven. “And we’re younger and better looking.”

According to the latest box office receipts, Takers comes in at No. 1, besting The Last Exorcism. Final data released Monday shows Takers took in $20.5 million, compared with $20.4 million earned by Exorcism. “The real #’s are out and we did it!!! #TAKERS is #1!!!” tweeted a celebratory T.I.

R. Kelly steps to the mic in the Motown-esque video for “When a Woman Loves,” the first single from his forthcoming album Love Letter. Kells keeps it simple in the black-and-white clip, leaving the focus on the soulful ballad’s tender lyrics and his ever-changing eyewear

Nick Cannon (Getty Images)Nick Cannon has refused to confirm rumors that his wife Mariah Carey is four months pregnant with their first child, but one thing's for sure: He thinks she'd make an amazing mother.

Cannon gushed: "She's very nurturing. She's nurturing with me and makes me breakfast at anytime and that's my favorite food. It would be like 3 o'clock in the morning and she will still make me waffles. She'll be the best mom."

The 29-year-old star already has ideas about how he would raise his child.

He explained to People magazine: "I want to raise a child like the way I was brought up. Be someone who is stern but still fun loving and knows how to have a good time."

Nick insisted he has no preference as to whether he wants sons or daughters with Mariah, but he has concerns about approaching certain situations with each gender.

He added: "It's great to have a girl until she turns into a teenager. Then you have to worry about every other boy in the neighborhood and that would freak me out.  

"With a boy, I'd be worrying about him breaking his arms and his legs. I was that type of kid. I was a daredevil so I'd be having to worry about that."

Earlier this week, Mariah posted a cryptic message on her website addressing rumors of her pregnancy. She wrote: "I appreciate everyone's well wishes. But I am very superstitious. When the time is right, everyone will know -- even Cindi Berger (Mariah's publicist)."

Despite their public silence, Nick and Mariah have reportedly been telling their friends they are "overjoyed" to be expecting a baby together.

A source said: "Nick has been telling friends how excited he is to be a dad. Mariah has tried so hard to get pregnant. She's very excited. She wants to wait as close to full term as possible before going public with the news to her fans."

Khalil isn’t letting age stop him from finding his one true love. The 15-year-old R&B crooner is on a mission to snag a pretty lady in the video for “Girlfriend Ringtone,” the first single from his debut album Something Like Summer. As he spots some fine eye candy, Khalil takes a break to show off his stellar dance skills. Looks like this young’n is out to give a few vets some stiff competition.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fantasia Barrino performs during the official release party for her new album, "Back to Me" at the Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort early August 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Though it may not seem like a good collabo on paper, Fantasia and Snoop Dogg proved to be a deadly duo last night in Las Vegas, sharing the stage at the cushy nightclub Rain at the Palms. Rocking a glittery poncho, Fantasia performed for a packed house boasting celebrity guests including Demi Moore, who two-stepped along as the American Idol alumnus rocked the crowd right.

“Something happened to me not too long ago,” Tasia told the audience, making vague reference to her recent suicide attempt. “They thought I was finished, they thought I was done. They callin’ me out. But I will never ever stop, I don’t care what no one say about me.”

Snoop Dogg joined Fantasia on stage during a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady,” playing background vocals as the soulstress did her thing on the mic. “I’m stupid excited,” said the singer before taking the stage. “It’s been three years since I’ve been here.” She didn’t seem to disappoint.

Seems like a bevy of artists are taking to Twitter these days and having fun while doing it. Kanye West jumped on the bandwagon recently, earning a whopping 845,000 (and counting) followers since he first logged on the social networking site in July. Even 50 Cent went on a tweeting spree earlier this week, bashing his grandmother for forcing him to take out the garbage and accusing Tony Yayo of stealing some of his money, all in jest of course. Now, Rihanna is following in her hip-hop peers’ footsteps by reclaiming her Twitter account.

The “Love the Way You Lie” collaborator has had a page on the social networking site for quite some time, but it was apparent that the singer was never the one tweeting to her fans. With constant album promo messages and links to interviews, the less-than-personal exchanges were masterminded by a record label associate rather than Rihanna herself.

As of yesterday (Aug. 27), the Bajan chanteuse adamantly revealed she would be personally sending out tweets, which would be far from “corny.”

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pharrell Williams rocked out to a packed crowd in St. Tropez while wearing the Louis Vuitton Imola loafer ($560) in green vert suede ( also seen below in a carbone color). In a recent interview with GQ UK Pharrell discussed how he planned to retire the boat shoe for the moment, so I guess this is what he is on to now. The Imola loafer is from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection and features suede calf leather with boat shoe style knots accessorized with tassels and ruthenium finish LV cubes on a rubber nub sole.

Power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith seen outside their hotel in NYC. The duo must be proud parents as their "Karate Kid" son Jaden Smith is set to perform onstage for a song with teen sensation Justin Bieber at the upcoming Madison Square Concert.

Katy Perry was in top form on NBC’s Today Show this morning (Aug. 27), performing two of her hit songs off her latest album. With her great curves, black hair and bouncy bangs, she’s quickly becoming the modern equivalent of ’50s pin up Betty Page.

Perry loaded up the stage with fake clouds of cotton candy and backup dancers wore multi-colored ‘fros from her “California Gurls” performance of the song.

Perry has been going full-bore to promote the new album. The single “California Gurls” was released June 20; she has a video out and the album will drop on August 30.

In addition to making the talk show rounds, Perry let it all hang out — or at least almost all — in a photo shoot for Esquire magazine.

She debuted her new single live at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday (June 5). It’s her sexiest single yet and featured bikini-topped dancers.

Katy has one of the hottest bods in music and it looks like she intends to deploy all of her assets to move the record.

Katy said she was inspired to write a song about California after hearing Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s tribute to New York in “Empire State of Mind.”  Shout out to my girls, the dancers. Follow them on Twitter! @dancingbrandee @pamelajeansmith @kherington @SarahMitchell__