Archive for October, 2010

STELLAR AWARDS NOMINATIONS & CONCERT »

F or the first time in the Stellar Awards’ 26-year history its nominations announcement was televised and presented as a concert event. The special was hosted by one of Gospel music’s greatest stars, Donnie McClurkin and featured some dynamic performance from, Jessica Reedy, Lucinda Moore, VaShawn Mitchell, Neal Roberson, and Joe Pace. Don Jackson, [...]

2011 STELLAR AWARDS NOMANTIONS ARE IN… »

J ames Fortune & Fiya and BeBe & CeCe Winans lead the pack of nominees for the 26th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards with 10 nominations each. Right behind them are Gospel superstars, Fred Hammond and Marvin Sapp, with seven nominations a piece. The nominees were announced at a first ever live telecast on [...]

CELEBRITY EVENTS AND SIGHTINGS »

Jay-Z attends the Jay-Z And Bing Launch DECODED Search Experience at the Delano Hotel in Miami.

WE SAID IT: BEYONCE IS NOT PREGNANT! »

B eyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, is slated to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on today to refute the latest claims that her daughter is pregnant. The latest round of whispers started earlier this week when an unnamed source, reported that Bey and Jay were expecting their first child.

According to Tina Knowles, who [...]

CEE-LO GREEN: “OLD FASHIONED” »

O ld Fashioned” is a swooning melody by Cee-Lo Green boasting about his ability to love his woman with old fashioned love. “Old Fashioned” has a sound strongly influenced by doo-wop and early Motown, with its lush orchestration and punctuated back-up singing, it makes you want to slow dance with your Boo. You [...]

WILLOW SMITH “WHIPS HER HAIR” »

“We turn our back and whip our hair/ And just shake ‘em off, shake ‘em off, shake ‘em off/ Don’t let haters keep me off my grind/ Keep my head up/ I know I’ll be fine”

W illow Smith had a little help from her friends on the set of the video for “Whip [...]

FIRST PHOTOS: ALICIA KEYS & SWIZZ BEATZ OUT WITH BABY EGYPT DAOUD DEAN »

N ew parents Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz took their baby boy Egypt Dean for his first trip out on the town around the Big Apple this week. Showing that they’re just like us, the brand spanking new family ran errands around New York, that included a doctors visit for their 5-day-old little one, [...]

KANYE WEST PREMIERES “RUNWAY” IN LOS ANGELES TO RAVE REVIEWS »

O n Monday night in Los Angeles at the Harmony Gold Theater, Kanye West unveiled his ambitious new film, “Runaway” for an audience that included celebrities, curious members of the media, and most important, his fans.
After the screening was over, people were inspired, moved, and needless to say, blown away by what they had [...]

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY: I HEART MUSIC! »

2010 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED »

A licia Keys, Usher and Drake lead the list of nominees for the 2010 Soul Train Awards, announced this morning (Oct18). Alicia and Usher are tied for the most nods with four apiece; Drake is just one nom behind with nods in three categories.
Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbett, Hezekiah Walker & LFC, J.J. [...]

“FOR COLORED GIRLS” SOUNDTRACK »

L isten to a preview of the soundtrack of Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls,” The preview includes full tracks and snippets from the upcoming Atlantic Records release, featuring Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Estelle, Lalah Hathaway and more. The soundtrack drops on November 2nd a few days before the film hits on November 5th.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKIE WINANS! »

5TH ANNUAL BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AWARDS »

T men all paused as the women walk into the room on Saturday night at the 5th Annual Black Girls Rock! Awards. The event was held at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx borough of New York City. The beautiful and ageless, Nina Long served as this year host. Though there have been previous [...]

CELEBRITY EVENTS AND SIGHTINGS »

Andre Harrell celebrated his 50th birthday with a party at Darby Restaurant in New York City.

ALBERTINA WALKER MEMORIAL COVERAGE »

H eavy hearts were lifted on Thursday and Friday with a celebrations in memory of the “Queen of Gospel,” Albertina Walker. Family, friends and fellow musicians celebrated the life of Albertina Walker at both a memorial concert and funeral service.
The surviving members of The Caravans, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, and Delores Washington [...]

ALICIA KEYS AND SWIZZ BEATZ WELCOMES BABY BOY »

C ongratulation to Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, the musical couple became the proud parents of a baby boy at a New York City hospital on Thursday night. Along with the celebrity baby comes the celebrity baby name, in this case they named him, Egypt Daoud Dean. Daoud, pronounced “da-ood,” is Arabic for David, [...]

RAPPER T.I. TALKS MAN OFF THE LEDGE »

W ednesday afternoon, T.I. was pulling out of his driveway and headed to a video shoot, when he heard on V-103 about a man threatening to jump from 400 Colony Square, a 22-story building that houses the radio station in downtown Atlanta. T.I. went to the scene and offered to talk to man. An [...]

“NOT GUILTY” FOR THE WOMAN AT THE CENTER OF THE OPRAH SCHOOL SEX ABUSE CASE »

T iny Virginia Makopo, was found not guilty of allegations that she improperly touched several teenage girls when she was a matron at the campus near Johannesburg soon after it opened in 2007. Mthunzi Mhaga, a spokesman for South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, said, “the state did not prove its case beyond reasonable [...]

ALBERTINA WALKER MEMORIAL SERVICE SET »

M emorial services have been set for gospel music great Albertina Walker, who died Friday in a Chicago hospital. She was 81. The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Viewing
Thursday, 10/14
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
West Point Baptist Church
35th and Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL

Musical Salute
Thursday, 10/14
7 p.m.
Apostolic Church of God
63rd and Dorchester, Chicago, IL

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Visitation
Friday, 10/15
10 a.m.

Funeral Service
Friday, 10/15
11 a.m.
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NICK CANNON 30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION »

M ariah Carey hosted a dinner and after-party for husband Nick Cannon at the chic hot spot Lavo in New York City for his 30th birthday celebration on Friday. Friends joined Nick and Mariah at the celebration, he blew out candles on a DJ-themed cake, complete with headphones and a microphone!
The day after, Mariah spoiled [...]