Rihanna to Perform at Super Bowl Bash

Rihanna is just racking up the performance credits here lately with the most recent being that she will be one of the performer at the NFL's Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash along with Fall Out Boy, Lifehouse, and Enrique Iglesias. The two night event is set to take place at the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 29 to kick off Super Bowl XLIII, which takes place on Feb. 1.

Let me just say this, since there is the ever so apparant comparison of Bey and Rih... Beyonce is just now "crossing over" into a more international sound (with songs like 'Like a Boy' and 'Halo' --sounds void of the hip hop/r&b staple, that heavy drum beat and club sound) although her music is large around the globe its not really intercoastal friendly, at least not all of it. Rihanna's sound is a little more international and appeals to a broader market. If you ask me, thats why shes being tapped for so many notable appearances than that of ther predecessor.

Your thoughts?

They're Girlfriends Again

The cast of the long running sit-com 'Girlfriends' reunite once again. Season 6 from the show will be released on Feb 24, 2009 according to Paramount Home Entertainment. Along with the release of the official artwork for the season the production company released an official statement saying that the DVD will include--
"all 22 episodes from the 6th Season, for a total
runtime of 450 mintues. Girlfriends - The 6th Season will have audio tracks in English (5.1, Stereo) and will be presented in Wide Screen

Its good to see were not be cheated out of any episodes and seasons like what happened when the Soul Food: The Series DVD's were released. So for all you Girlfriends fans, you will get the chance to add to your collection soon enough.


Daddy's Girls Promo Pics

Check out the promo pics for Vanessa and Angela Simmons' new reality show Daddy's Girls that will air on MTV beginning Jan 5th at 1030pm et. The more promo this show gets, the more I am LOVIN' it.

Check it --
[click the pictures to view them larger]

Will Smith in Rubik's Cube Competition

Here we see Will on the set of a French television show participating in a Rubik's cube competition. For those of you who have seen 'The Pursuit of Happyness' saw a scene where he solves the cube in about a minute. Now I for one thought this was the doing of some high tech hollywood editing -- I had no idea he could do this.

Check it --

Man's Genitals Burnt for Cheating

In a most random moment, here is video of news report on a woman who set her husbands gentials on fire when she found on he was cheating. The man is in critical condition and has said to have died from his injuries. If this isnt some Lorena Bobbett crazy lady stuff I dont know what was. But, the report says shes a mother of 3 so I know shes thinking not after bearing 3 of your snotty nosed kids do you go and cheat via email. And.. how dumb is that to leave a paper trail. Dummy!

Anyways, check the video --
Your thoughts?

Recession Proof Spending

In case you havent had a chance to get your favorite CD for thoughts of saving $$ to buy other necessities, Amazon is having a $5 SALE on the years top CD's.

Check out the list of titles HERE

Jamie Foxx Duets with Elmo

Jamie Foxx took a break from the promo trail to do a guest spot on PBS’ “Sesame Street.” In the holiday special entitled “Elmo’s Christmas Countdown,” the Oscar winner sings and dances to “The Nutcracker Mash” with Elmo.

Check the video below --

President-elect out with his kids

President-elect Obama was spotted out in his home state of Hawaii at the Hawa'i Kai, a local mall in Hawaii, over the weekend. CHeck the pics below.

Doesnt he just look like the coolest dad to have?

[photos: getty images]

More Holiday Birthdays

In line with those celebrating birthdays over the holiday, Tyrese (and his smedium sweater) celebrated a birthday on Dec 26th at Karu & Y Lounge in Miami. Check the pics below

Even though your sweater is a little tight and small, your still sexy! Happy Birthday Ty.

On Stage: Keyshia Cole

Check the pics of Keyshia Cole performing live at the WCGI Big Jam 2008 on Dec 27th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois [photos by wenn]

Key looks absolutely fab if you ask me. Shes definitely stepped that sexy game up. But I do have to sit here and wonder where her and Bey get those bedazzled adult size onesies from they where on stage. Takes undershirts with the snaps in between the legs to a whole new level now doesnt it?

Celeb Holiday Birthdays

Guess who celebrated birthdays over the holidays...

That's right...Denzel Washington himself. Pictured above with his wife Paulette and son Malcolm, the Oscar award winning actor turned 54 on Dec 28th. Happy Birthday Denz!

Also, Mekhi Phifer turned 34 on today. The former Soul Food actor can be seen on recent episodes of ER playing Dr. Gregory Pratt.


Katt Williams Goes on Steve Harvey and Ricky Smiley

Katt Williams calls himself dissin' Steve Harvey and Rickey Smiley. Ok so let me comment on this.... you just got on the scene Katt. These dudes have been making comedy profitable for years and you come on the scene for a year and think you hot. Boy stop! I mean you funny but Steve is the King of Comedy. You probably got that DVD under your TV now.

I have no sympathy for people who dont realize and respect the pioneers in your field. Im sure you aint got nothing to say about Redd Fox or Richard Pryor. Please know that if Steve and Ricky (and others before them) hadnt gone through and done what they did -- you may not even have a platform to do your jokes from little man! *ahem*

Anyways, check it for your self --

Your thoughts??

Frankie Swears off Young Thugs & Neffe Seeks Counsel from Bishop Eddie Long

In case you missed last nights new episode of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is -- here are the highlights. Neffe goes to see Bishop Eddie Long for counsel and becomes "transparent" with herself and the world. Mama Frankie says no more young dudes (well no young thugs)

Check the videos below --

Keyshia Cole Does Hot 97 With Angie Mar

Keyshia Cole sat down with Angie Mar at Hot 97 on Wednesday to talk about her 3rd album 'A Different Me', life, relationships (the one she just got out of with Young Jeezy in particular), her reality show and that hideous get up she wore for the De la Hoya fight.

Check it --

Jamie Foxx Does The View

Jamie Foxx still hot on the promo trail was on The View this week and his interview is TOTALLY HILARIOUS! He speaks on his daughter growing up, women and relationships, playing Wanda on In Living Color and does a MEAN inpersonation of Barack Obama.

Check it --

Jennifer Hudson Back to Work in 09

Jennifer Hudson has confirmed that she will go back to work in 09 and has been named one of the artist that will perform the hits of Neil Diamond during the Grammy week festivities at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala to be held on Feb 6th. This will probably be the first time the Oscar award winning actress/singer is publically seen since the tragic murders of her mother, brother and nephew. This is one of several events to happen before the 51st Annual Grammy Awards to be held in LA at the Staple Center.
Ill be glad to see her out and about. A family tragedy of this magnitude would be alot for anyone to endure and seeing her persevere through that is more than admirable.

Were still rooting for you Jen!!


New Movie: 'Not Easily Broken'

The trailer for the film 'Not easily broken' has surfaced starring Taraji Henson, Morris Chestnut and others.

Thoughts -- from the trailer its like seriously, you dont find too many men who really think a baby will solve marital problems. Still I must admit it looks pretty interesting. Since I love me some Taraji and some Jenifer and definitely some Morris, they have effectively drawn me into this one.

The film hits theatres Jan 9th 2009

Check the trailer below --

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Celebrates 50

And in case you need a little culture in your day -- The Alvin AIley American Dance Theatre (AAADT), the timeless and classic modern dance company, is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The troupe opened its annual month-long run at New York City Center with a star-studded fete attended by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Tiki Barber, Al Roker and Andre Leon Talley. "Dance speaks to everyone.... And when Alvin Ailey spoke of the human spirit through dance, people listened – with their hearts and with their minds," Winfrey, a longtime supporter of the company, said. And not only that but Dec 4th has been named "Alivin Ailey Day" in the city of NY.

Check the spot AAADT got on the CBS News below--

Also, check what happened with Ellen DeGeneres visited the AAADT to teach a dance class. (and because i am a dancer i find thie especially hilarious)

Beyonce's New Movie : 'Obsessed'

Looks likes its the day of everything Bey (not intentionally, but you know) with the release of the trailer for her newest movie "Obsessed". The flick stars Beyonce who plays the wife of Idris Elba who is a corporate executive that is being stalked by a temp in his office who he mistakingly got involved with. Well...that was before he found out she was a stalker. Bey as the wholesome wife is quite believable to me and I usually dont prefer her as an actress. The end of the trailer where she plays the crazy wife role and engages in the chick fight... well, try and get in on Jay and see if this wont be true.

Excuse me while I go philosophical for a moment --The premise of this movie is totally hilarious to me. Fragile and crazed temp pisses off the black woman and she goes "around the way" crazy on you and kicks your butt. Wonder why when the black girl does crazy it really looks crazy but when the other chick does psycho its called entertainment?? Hmm.

Check it --
[video courtesy: entertainment tonight]

President-Elect Obama's Weekly Address

In this weeks address taped Sat Dec 20th, Obama introduces the team that will head up the nations scientific departments.

Take a look --

Beyonce Double Video Premiere

Bey debuts her two newest videos for 'Diva' and 'Halo', which you can view below.

Thoughts.... well, the 'Diva' video left me a little disappointed. From the high intensity dance moves we saw in the 'Single Ladies' video I was expecting a little more than I got from Diva as far as dancing goes. Sure the video is hard hitting and edgy just like the track, but conceptually I was looking for more of a story line(especially since is my FAV out of the whole album). From looking at the video I'm not too sure why a diva is 'a female version of a hustla'...especially not from that spontaneous looking choreography. But I have to say the video is still hot, just not at all what I was expecting.

On the contrary 'Halo' is personal, sensual, conceptually sound and I love it when Bey looks human, not like some glorified glam-god (although she can play that role successfully too). The male lead in this video is scrumptious, I tell you what! Im loving this pick -- its definitely a nice contrast from 'Diva'.

Check it for your self --



The Obama's Do Hawaii

[photo: Landov]

Barack Obama and his family will be spending the holidays with family and friends in Hawaii. Several sources are reporting that hes been seen in all his Presidential swagga chillin on the beack with his wife Michelle and two daughters Sasha and Malia. He's also been hitting up the golf course and when asked about his games he said with a smile, "I'm not that good".
While enjoying time with fam and friends, he took a moment in between his golf game at Oahu's Olomana Golf Links to order two hot dogs, soft drinks and two orders of a local luncheon specialty called spam musubi – Spam and a fried egg on a bed of rice, held together with a strip of dried seaweed, according to reporters covering his trip. [source]
Click HERE to see what hawaiian spam sushi looks like!!
I'm telling you, I dont know anyone who can make spam a headliner but Obama. I loves it!!

UPDATE: Jacko Not Sick

People Magazine is reporting this morning that reports from Michael Jackson's biographer that the singer has a rare lung disease in which might kill him is a "total fabrication," according to a statement released by Jackson's "official and sole spokesperson, Dr. Tohme Tohme" and issued by Los Angeles firm Scoop Marketing, Reuters reports. [source]
Well there you have it -- kind of. I'm still wanting someone to explain why hes being carted around in a wheelchair wearing that hospital mask in pajamas and slippers. Well, on second thought... dont explain the pajamas.


Keyshia's Done with Sad Songs

Keyshia Cole sat down for an interview with the Associated Press last week in where she said she's "done with the sad songs". Even though those songs of heartbreak like 'Love' and 'I Shoulda Cheated' is what got her to stardom, she wants to pull away from that image and move to a lighter, sexier sound -- which may prove brilliant or detrimental to her career.
See what Keyshia has to say and read the rest of the interview by clicking here

[photo: Associated Press]

Madea Goes to Jail Official Trailer

The trailor for Tyler Perry's new flick 'Madea Goes to Jail' has finaly been made available. I have to admit this looks a little more appealing that his last movie, which didnt do that great in the box offices. In true Madea style, this movie will be a box office topper, no doubt

Check it --

Bernie Mac Remembered

Legendary comedian Bernie Mac will be remembered by the Ujaama Black Theatre in New York. They are planning a special tribute show for the late actor/comedian and are now looking for other actors, singers, and Mac look-alikes.
Bernie will also be remembered in his last role before his untimely death, a film by Disney titled 'Old Dogs' where he starred alongside Robin Williams and John Travolta.
And in case you need a little laughter in your day -- check out Bernie Mac's famous skit entitled 'My Sisters Kids' by clicking HERE

Jamie Foxx Does Shade 45

Jamie Foxx stops by the Shade 45 Morning Show with Angela Yee to speak on the debacle between himself and Doug Williams, relationship rumors concerning radio host Claudia Jordan and other nonsense.

Check in the interview below --

New Music: T.I Feat Justin Timberlake 'If I'

The new track featuring the collabo of T.I and Justin Timberlake entitled 'If I' has just begun to float around the net. There has been no official announcement if the song will appear on the next album by the rapper or singer but the track is said to be produced by Timbaland.

I love the track, it has a certain swagga about it that is quite infectious.
Check the track below --

Taste it or toss it....

Michael Jackson Need Lung Transplant + Bush Shoe Thrower Apologizes

FOXNews is reporting that the King of Pop is very sick. He is need of a lung transplant to save him from a rare genetic condition called Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a potentially fatal genetic illness. Jacko is also said to suffer from emphysema and gastrointestinal bleeding as well.
Ian Halperian just finished the book about Jackson's life and told Touch magazine that “He’s had it for years, but it’s gotten worse.” “He needs a lung transplant but may be too weak to go through with it … [But] it’s the [gastrointestinal] bleeding that is the most problematic part. It could kill him.” Halperin also claims that the singer can barely speak and is 95-percent blind in his left eye.
If this is indeed the case, I hope that he is strong enough to receive a transplant, otherwise the world will lose a major music icon.

Your thoughts?

Randomness: The Iraqi reporter who hurled his shoe at President Bush last week apologizes. Read the full story HERE

Canadian R&B Singer Chosen to Play Aaliyah in Biopic

Keisha Chante


R&B singer, Keisha Chante, a Canada native has been chosen to play Aaliyah, the rising queen of R&B Hip hop who died a tragic plane crash in 2001, in the film about the singer's life. The movie will chronicle h er childhood, her rise to stardom and her untimely death. Keisha does not dote an extensive acting resume, only having been in a few indie films, but was chosen because of her resemblance to the fallen star.
The film hits theaters in 2009.
Never heard of Keisha, check out the video for her newest singe 2U by clicking HERE
Im glad to see they are chosing to feature notable artists in motion pictures. Hopefully we will get to see a lot of the great things/qualities that made Aaliyah such a household name.
Your thoughts?? Think she pull off the role?


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