Thursday, June 30, 2011
It is directed by TAJ and Mike Ho.
Teyana Taylor "Her Room" Directed by TAJ & Mike Ho #TPK #oSm from Director | Mike Ho on Vimeo.
Labels: Christina Aguilera
During their one-on-one, Hilson and Green talked about, among other things, being fellow natives of Georgia.
“Atlanta in general has this creative energy, and this underdog mentality, that I think the likes of you and Outkast and TLC and even Usher and — everybody that’s hailed out of Atlanta — has this underdog mentality where if you met them, they would give the air as if I haven’t done shit yet. And that, to me, I think is the best part of where we grew up.”
Miss Keri also performed her jams “Pretty Girl Rock” and “All The Boys,” and Cee Lo later made her recite the lyrics to her sexy tune “The Way You Love Me” (the clean version, naturally).
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Missy’s pals Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Ciara and Timbaland, among others, make cameos during the special to talk about the hip-hop star. Her friend, rapper Melvin Magoo, even reveals that he coined her stage name “Misdemeanor”: “Her ability to write, rap and produce was almost like a crime.”
“People are always like, where you been? I haven’t seen you in a minute,” says the rapper of her five-year absence. “I’ve been working on my album, and making sure it’s hot.” We’re even showed footage of Missy and Timbaland in the studio recording “Take Ur Clothes Off” for her long-delayed (but no less anticipated) new album Block Party.
Welcome back, Missy! We missed ya.
Bey really shares the same type of marathon woman schedule (and ethic) as her ‘Telephone’ cohort Lady Gaga. While the Queen Bee’s fourth solo album ’4′ landed in the US on June 28 (and the 27th in Europe), she was busy as a Bee in London, performing at an album release party at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Sasha Fierce, the singer’s onstage alter ego, came out in full effect, complete with big, bouncy, natural curls and a body-hugging, sunny yellow flapper fringe dress. Beyonce bulldozed everything in her path, shaking it while having a grand old time on stage; she was loving performing her songs as much as they fans loved witnessing and absorbing them.
Beyonce’s live ferocity was tiger-like. Seriously. She had the eye of the tiger, as she danced and sang with the type of energy normally reserved for teenagers, making eye contact with the crowd. With her corkscrew curls blowing in the wind, Beyonce was a diva to be reckoned with.
Fresh off her headline gig at Glastonbury, which was fed via satellite to the 2011 BET Awards, Beyonce didn’t take a pause and why should she? She’s got an album to promote. She treated fans to new singles like ‘Run the World (Girls),’ ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ (which has our vote for Kiss Off of the year), ’1+1′ and ‘End of Time.’
Of course she couldn’t get away with not performing ‘Single Ladies,’ which caused a surge of estrogen to shoot like lightning out of our computer monitors. We all know Beyonce can do many things, but she certainly knows how to incite girl power like no other.
1. “I’m Dat Chick”
2. “Work It Man” feat. Lil Playy
3. “Motivation” feat. Lil Wayne
4. “Lay It on Me” feat. Big Sean
5. “Feelin’ Me Right Now”
6. “Turn It Up”
7. “All of the Night” feat. Rico Love
8. “Keep It Between Us”
10. “Down for Whatever”
11. “Heaven & Earth”
12. “Each Other”
13. “Motivation (Rebel Rock Remix)” feat. Lil Wayne
14. “Commander (Urban Remix)” feat. Nelly
What track are you hoping will make it to #1?
Labels: Kelly Rowland
Special delivery for Tia Mowry!
The Game star, 32, and husband Cory Hardrict welcomed a son on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her rep tells PEOPLE. He weighed in at 8 lbs.
Mowry announced the pregnancy in January, telling DIDNTINVITEME.NET she felt "sexy and empowered."
Although baby has now arrived, Mowry's pregnancy will be televised when she and her twin sister Tamera return to the airwaves on their new reality show, Tia & Tamera, premiering in August on the Style Network.
Labels: Jennifer Lopez
“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place,” Timberlake said in a statement. “Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”
And they’re just as excited to have him! “We’re thrilled about the opportunity to rebuild and reinvigorate Myspace,” said Tim Vanderhook, CEO of Specific Media, which purchased the site from News Corp. “We look forward to partnering with someone as talented as Justin Timberlake, who will lead the business strategy with his creative ideas and vision for transforming Myspace. This is the next chapter of digital media, and we are excited to have a hand in writing the script.”
Either JT is researching his upcoming role as Tom in the MySpace version of The Social Network, or he really thinks he can make people interested in the formerly popular social media platform. (And just how unpopular has it become? News Corp. bought the site for $580 million in 2005. At its peak in 2007, MySpace was worth about $12 billion. And they just sold it to Specific Media for $35 million. You do the math.)
Labels: Justin Timberlake
After 30 years of albums, turmoil and solo projects, New Edition is finally reuniting July 3 at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.
The last time all six members of the group stood harmoniously onstage was in 1996 for the release of their album Home Again.
The group has tried to reunite several times in the past, but conflict and erratic behavior by notorious singer Bobby Brown has hindered a successful comeback. Yet, Brown insists the past is behind the group. "We're just working on us and our friendship," he tells our friends over @PEOPLE.
Along with fellow members Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe, Brown is optimistic about the reunion.
"All of us are psyched about it," he says.
The group hopes to rekindle some of the chemistry that sold more than 40 million records worldwide during their 10-album career. "We're grown men, and we're able to talk and argue and pray and laugh," Brown says. "There's a lot of laughter [because] we remember some of the crazy times, and it's just funny to us now that we were able to make it past all of those crazy times and be able to come together as grown men and make this business happen."
The festival kicks off July 1 and expects thousands to turn out for concerts by Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and more!
Labels: Muzik News
According to chart experts HITS Daily Double, B’s fourth offering is expected to debut at No. 1 with 275,000-300,000 copies in its first week based on preliminary figures. This would mark her fourth No. 1 solo debut on the Billboard 200. Her previous album, I Am… Sasha Fierce, opened with 482,000 in November 2008. These numbers are not final and are subject to change.
Beyoncé has been making high-profile appearances overseas this week to promote the project, which leaked three weeks in advance of its street date. She will return to the U.S. to perform on the “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series on Friday.
Other debuts next week include Big Sean, whose G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam release Finally Famous is approaching the 90,000-95,000 range.
Labels: Lady Gaga
“It was very risky for me to step out on my own,” explains B. “Being a woman I want to set the example that it’s possible for us to own our own businesses and own our own record labels and sometimes we don’t reach for the stars. Sometimes we are satisfied with what people tell us we’re supposed to be satisfied with. And I’m just not going for it.”
But on Tuesday, that description could be taken quite literally.
The Twilight star was photographed in Toronto filming scenes for his upcoming drama Cosmopolis in which he gets ambushed, hit in the face with a pie, and then chases off photographers.
Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg [History of Violence, Crash], follows multimillionaire Eric Parker, played by Pattinson, 25, who intially sets out to get a haircut, but ends up on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan.
Labels: Robert Pattinson
The win is a sweet one for Colon, who had released two unsuccessful albums via Capitol Records in the previous decade before being dropped from the label. He is now the recipient of a $100,000 cash prize for winning The Voice, as well as the newest member of the Universal Republic roster (home of, among others, Colbie Caillat, Owl City, 3 Doors Down and Dev). Dia Frampton was the runner-up, technically, though this show doesn’t really give any awards to the #2 person (that we know of yet).
Throughout tonight’s hour-long results show, viewers were treated to duets between the Top 4 and established recording artists. The rundown: Team Cee Lo Green’s Vicci Martinez partnered up with Pat Monahan to perform 2001 single “Drops Of Jupiter” by Monahan’s band Train. This was followed by Javier teaming up with spellbinding rock legend Stevie Nicks for a duet of Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s classic “Landslide” (easily the best pair-up of the night).
Later came Beverly McClellan and Ryan Tedder’s “Good Life,” i.e. OneRepublic’s current single, and Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert’s take on “The House That Built Me.” And, yes — Miranda is Blake Shelton’s wife. And Dia is Blake Shelton’s team member. And Blake said afterward that Dia is “like family” now. Awwwwwww.
We can’t say Javier’s win is totally surprising, as we pegged him as a frontrunner back when he auditioned ten weeks ago with a mesmerizing rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s #1 ballad “Time After Time.” (And I personally felt his original song, the Rodney Jerkins-produced “Stitch By Stitch,” was the standout of all four semi-finalists’ jams.)
Alright, enough of our rambling — we’re off to have another round in honor of Javier! Voice your opinion below and let us know if you think voters got it right by crowning him the winner of the very first season of The Voice.
Labels: Reality T.V.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band, who recently suffered a stroke, plays the saxophone on a stoop as Gaga climbs the fire escape and dances on the sidewalk while pink lights illuminate the night sky.
Aguilera had managed to steer clear of reality television for the entirety of her career, and she appeared to be suffering some personal problems in the wake of her divorce. But now it's clear that The Voice presented a financial opportunity that would have been nearly impossible to pass up: $225,000 an episode.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Aguilera earns three times as much as castmates Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee-Lo Green on the NBC show. This could help to explain some of the tension that makes the show so watchable: Aguilera is definitely getting the star treatment. It also explains why she gets so much screen time—NBC probably wants to get its money's worth.
The Colin Tilley-directed clip opens with Brown and Bieber enjoying time with their girlfriends. Soon after the apocalypse hits Earth, causing mass destruction and separating them from their loved ones. Breezy searches through the ravaged streets for his girl, but when he finds her, she is hit by a car and he must take a leap of faith to rescue her. Bieber’s story has a happy ending, but Chris’ future remains uncertain. Can love save the day?
Are you excited for a new Ashanti album? Let us know!
Spears, who weathered a fair amount of criticism for her use of pre-recorded vocal tracks during her "Circus" world tour not too long ago, even appeared to sing live through a couple of the numbers—with the aide of a backing track, naturally. Judging by videos uploaded to YouTube, Britney is sticking to the less-than-demanding choreography she used for Femme Fatale promotional appearances, but given the length of her set, we can't blame her. It didn't really matter: Britney fans were more than satisfied with the spectacle.
Nicki Minaj's opening act was not quite so impressive, according to Rolling Stone's report. Barry Walters wrote, "Although she's styled as a dance-pop diva, Minaj did little dancing — or singing, or even live rapping," later adding, "[As] a showcase for her considerable talents, her Thursday night performance lacked the commitment of her records."
Maybe she was just having trouble commanding the stage under the weight of her newest wig.
Also of note: During her performance of "Till the World Ends," Minaj's rap verse was presented in a pre-recorded video. Given that Minaj was likely still in the house, the choice to revert to a recording was straight up weird.
Check out a video of Britney's opening night below!
Labels: Britney Spears
At the National Cable & Telecommunications convention this week, Winfrey confessed she has a "dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me" on her new network, OWN TV.
In 1995, former NFL great Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, despite circumstantial evidence that suggested his involvement in their deaths.
WInfrey seems determined to score Simpson's confession, too, saying: "I am going to make that happen, people. I don't just want the interview. I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson."
It's hard to imagine what circumstances would possibly compel Simpson to admit to murder. He is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping.
Gaga also recreated her new video while performing “The Edge Of Glory” and “You & I.” Does the new production of Rent in NY need a Mimi? We think Gaga is auditioning.
Labels: Lady Gaga
RiRi, who is currently making her way around the country on her “LOUD” tour, has plans to release her sixth album this fall. It would come as no surprise as she has put out five albums in the past five years, with her most recent project LOUD still spawning hit singles.
Seacrest spoke with the singer’s camp and made the announcement on his KIIS FM radio show. “We can confirm that Rihanna is currently working on material and will release a brand new album this fall,” he said, while also shooting down rumors that she is dating Drake.
Rihanna clarified Seacrest’s comments, alluding to a re-release of her latest album. “The #LOUDera continues with more new music to add to ur collection!!!” she explained.
The glamour model built her reputation on her unbelievable curves, so it's only natural that, in interviews, conversations should steer towards her peers' derrières. When Perez Hilton chatted with Coco about her new reality television show, Ice Loves Coco, he took the time to ask her whether she believed Nicki Minaj's tush was natural.
Coco was surprisingly frank, telling Perez that Minaj had once admitted it was fake to her. Coco seemed to realize that she'd perhaps overshared, as she quickly uttered, "Okay I don't know...we're not even going to go there anymore!"
But then Coco explained, "You know what I say about a lot of stylists that work with me...They work with me, they touch my body, they're doing stuff all day long. So they're doing that same thing to Nicki MInaj and they're saying [her body is] a little bit different."
Nicki Minaj has been dodging butt enhancement rumors for years. She's always brushed off the reports, saying it didn't bother her: "People will pick anything to talk about, and that happens to be the thing at the moment. I love being a conversation piece."
Coco, for the record, swears her rear is the real thing.
Labels: Nicki Minaj
“Fuck that new girl that you love so bad/ I know you still think about the times we had/ I said fuck that new girl that you think you found/ But you’re calling me even when she’s around,” she sings, borrowing harmonies from Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.”
“I Made ‘Her Room’ for the ladies to relate to!” explained Teyana. “Feel it, it’s ok to cry!”
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
“To all my ladies looking so fine/ There’s just one thing that’s on my mind, your body,” he taunts while walking through the city streets at night.
“I travel the globe/ I’m ready to go, but first let me call my P.O.,” jokes Breezy, who is contemplating the release of a full hip-hop mixtape. Good or bad idea?
Chris Brown X Hudson Mohawke - Real Hip Hop Shit #2 from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.
Labels: Chris Brown
“Go,” in which Ferguson co-wrote with Lauren Seymour and multi-platinum producer Cameron Wallace (Beyonce “Upgrade You”), who also produced the track, sends a message of unapologetic self-empowerment.
Kevin McCall who was recently featured on the break-out hit “Deuces” by Chris Brown, which steadily climbed the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Hip Hop charts in 2010 says, “I was so busy and the project almost never happened but I finally knocked out my part the night before the video shoot. The first time I saw her I instantly [knew] I was lucky to be a part of it.” You will be seeing more of Jessica on Didntinviteme.net
To hear “Go” and view all things Jessica, please visit JessicaFergusonOnline.com and to purchase her debut single visit iTunes.
Labels: Big Sean