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R&B Singer Beyonce Who’s 4 Months Pregnant With First Child Celebrates Birthday In Italy

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Beyonce Knowles intends to ”stay busy” while she is pregnant with her first child. Beyonce Knowles wants to “stay busy” during her pregnancy.

The ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ hitmaker – who turns 30 today (09.04.11) – is currently four months pregnant with her first child with music mogul Jay-Z, but intends to keep working.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Beyonce wants to stay busy. She plans to take part in a Michael Jackson tribute concert in October at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium via satellite link, and although she’ll take time off after the birth, she’s committed to her role in Clint Eastwood’s film ‘A Star Is Born’ and to launching a perfume next year.”

Beyonce – who has always claimed she would get pregnant by the time she turned 30 – announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards while performing her song ‘Love on Top’ urging the crowd to “feel the love” inside of her before taking off her jacket to reveal her growing baby bump.

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We Remember R&B Singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton- 10 Year Anniversary Of Her Death

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It’s been a decade since the tragic death of R&B star and budding actress Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Just 22 years old at the time of her death, she was in the Bahamas heading back to the States after wrapping up her 2001 music video, “Rock The Boat.” The twin-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

Aboard were Aaliyah and eight others — including her hair stylist, Eric Forman, makeup artists Anthony Dodd and Christopher Maldonado, security guard Scott Gallin, video producer Douglas Kratz, Blackground Records employees Keith Wallace and Gina Smith, and the pilot, Luis Morales III. In an instant their lives and Aaliyah’s promising career were gone. Celebrity/Newsroom

Who Runs The World Beyonce She Graces The Cover Of Complex Magazine

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Story By Gabriel Alvarez; Photography By Thierry Le Gouès; Typography Sculptures by Ebon Heath

Who runs the pop world? Beyoncé. After a year away to spread her wings, Queen Bey is back to reclaim her throne.

Conventional wisdom holds that people should be afraid of turning 30. It’s the dreaded age when the biological clock starts tickin’ with the menace of a time bomb. Thirty is the point at which someone can call a woman “old”—and she will actually believe it. Conventional wisdom says that turning 16, 18, and 21 kicks ass. Turning 30 kicks rocks.

Of course conventional wisdom isn’t all that wise. Thirty ain’t all that bad. (In truth, women tend to be the most well-rounded and sexiest during their 30s. #justsayin) Still, it has a way of focusing people. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles turns 30 in September. She’s acutely aware of time slipping into the future. Her ticking clock, however, has nothing to do with insecure thoughts of feeling old or washed up. Not by a long shot.

No, Beyoncé is in a race against time because of a simple, bluntly put question: Where the f*&k does she go from here? What does thirtysomething feel like if you’ve accomplished everything most people could ever dream of—wealth, fame, artistic accolades, love—in your teens and twenties?

It turns out that, for Beyoncé, the answer to that question is equally simple (and bluntly put). Where does she go? Wherever the f*&k she wants to. Bey has spent the last 15 years paying dues. Now a worldwide icon, she has set her heart and mind to establishing a legacy that she’s determined will be dictated by artistic freedom. She’s not afraid of turning 30. If anything, the world should be afraid of her turning 30. Read More……

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Gwyneth Paltrow Decides Not To Tour With Matthew Morrison

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Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly dropped out of Matthew Morrison’s tour because she is worried about how it will affect her image.

The actress – who has two kids with husband Chris Martin – was reportedly set to give the opening performance at several of the Glee star’s dates in America, but has backed out at the last minute.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: ‘Gwyneth thought it would be bad for her image to go off on a US tour. She pulled out and Matthew has cancelled a number of his gigs. But he is still planning to come to London in June and they have plans to go out to dinner. She’s not ruling out performing with him in the future.’

But Paltrow’s spokesperson has claimed: ‘There are no plans for her to tour with Matthew. There were requests for her to perform at a few events but nothing was ever confirmed.’

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Britney Spears And Rihanna Kiss Onstage At Billboard Music Awards

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Singers Britney Spears and Rihanna share a kiss onstage at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABC)
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Singer Katy Perry Suing Australian NW Magazine For False Story

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Katy Perry is suing an Australian magazine for running a story that suggests she had an affair with her record producer, Benny Blanco, after marrying Russell Brand. NW magazine claimed last month that Katy had an “intimate relationship” with Blanco, quoting a “friend” named Angela Summers and a “source” named Marlon David.

Unfortunately for the magazine, Katy says she doesn’t know either person.

The lawsuit filing states:

: ‘By reason of the publication of the article, the plaintiff (Perry) has been gravely injured in her reputation and feelings (and) has suffered distress, embarrassment and humiliation.’

The magazine also stated that Katy was present when Blanco mixed her California Girls track, which she says isn’t true.

Katy married Russell Brand in a Hindu ceremony in India last October. She says that the magazine didn’t check the story with her, and has refused to apologize “although it was clearly inaccurate.”

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Gwenyth Paltrow Returns To Glee To Reprise Her Role As Hollie Holiday

18 Apr Gwyneth-Paltrow-Glee-394883A

                                                             Photo/ Adam Rose Fox

A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow loved her cameo on hit musical show Glee so much, she decided to return for a second time, to reprise her role as substitute teacher, Hollie Holiday.

The starlet is set to hit screens in the US for the second time later this week, and now we’ve got our hands on a sneaky snippet of her next song – none other than Adele’s turning tables.

The actress is set to heat up the hit show for the second time, not only leading sex education classes for McKinley High’s teens, but as the new love interest of leading man Matthew Morrison, who plays teacher Will Schuester.

Multitalented Ms Paltrow already has Joan Jett hit Do You Wanna Touch Me and Rihanna’s Umbrella under her belt, and now the actress is back to tackle a more current chart hit.

We’re not yet sure howGwynnie will perform the soulful song, but if it’s anything like her previous all-singing, all-dancing escapades, we certainly have a treat in store.

Although Gwynnie’s next Glee cameo sweeps onto American screens this week, we’ll sadly have to wait a little longer to see the latest episodes of the show – which hits British screens later this year.

Are you looking forward to seeing Gwynnie reprise her role in Glee? What are your thoughts on her latest Gleeful song? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

LISTEN to Gwyneth’s Adele cover here…

BRITNEY SPEARS NEW ALBUM FEMME FATALE IS NUMBER 1#

6 Apr Britney-Spears- Femme-Fatale-Album-Cover-203948

Britney Spears is still hot. But how hot?

Her new album, “Femme Fatale” (Jive), released last week, has become her sixth No. 1 on Billboard’s chart. That puts her in lofty company: the only women to have that many No. 1 albums are Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson (both with six), Madonna (seven) and Barbra Streisand (nine). And the video for the album’s first single, “Hold It Against Me,” had been viewed nearly 33 million times on YouTube as of Wednesday afternoon.

Yet sales for “Femme Fatale” were relatively low for a superstar like Ms. Spears. The album sold 276,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a significant drop from the opening-week sales for her last album, “Circus,” which sold 506,000 when it was released in 2008. In fact, Billboard said, of Ms. Spears’s seven studio albums, only her debut, “ … Baby One More Time,” sold fewer copies, moving 121,000 in its first week in early 1999 (though that was enough for No. 1).

Also on the charts this week, the Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa’s album “Rolling Papers” (Atlantic) opens at No. 2 with 197,000, and “21” (XL/Columbia), by the British singer Adele, holds at No. 3 with 94,000. After six weeks of release in the United States, Adele’s album is nearing a million sales, but back home she is a phenomenon: “21” has been No. 1 there for 10 consecutive weeks, beating a record set in 1990 by Madonna’s “Immaculate Collection” for the longest that an album by a woman has stayed in the top spot. If Adele makes it to 12 weeks she will tie Bob Marley’s “Legend,” released in 1984, for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 by anyone, male or female. In Britain, “21” has sold 1.8 million copies.

Back on the American charts, Katy Perry’s song “E.T.” holds its top spot as a digital download, with 327,000 sales.

TRACKLIST:

1. “Till The World Ends” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Billboard)

2. “Hold It Against Me” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Co-produced by Billboard)

3. “Inside Out” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Billboard)

4. “I Wanna Go” (Produced by Max Martin and Shellback)

5. “How I Roll” (Produced by Bloodshy, Henrik Jonback and Magnus)

6. “(Drop Dead) Beautiful” featuring Sabi (Produced by Benny Blanco, Ammo, JMIKE and Billboard)

7. “Seal It With A Kiss” (Produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin and Dream Machine)

8. “Big Fat Bass” featuring will.i.am (Produced by will.i.am)

9. “Trouble For Me” (Produced by Fraser T Smith)

10. “Trip To Your Heart” (Produced by Bloodshy, Henrik Jonback and Magnus)

11. “Gasoline” (Produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco)

12. “Criminal” (Produced by Max Martin and Shellback)

DELUXE EDITION:

13. “Up N’ Down” (Produced by Max Martin, Shellback and Oligee)

14. “He About To Lose Me” (Produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins)

15. “Selfish” (Produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee)

16. “Don’t Keep Me Waiting” (Produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins)

Summary: This week Britney Spears triumphs with her newest album Femme Fatale (Jive Records) bowing at No. 1 on U.S. albums charts. The chart-topping entry makes Spears the first female ever to have six No.1 album debuts, and marks the second biggest album debut of the year. The album also debuts at No. 1 in Canada, Australia and Korea and enters in the Top 10 in 15 other countries.

The release of Femme Fatale follows the recent video premiere of the apocalyptic club thumper and Top 10 hit, “Till The World Ends” on VEVO. The video is currently on heavy rotation on MTV, MTV Hits, MTV Tres and VH-1.

Additionally, Spears is earning accolades with Femme Fatale: Rolling Stone magazine gave the album 4 out 5 stars and claims that “Femme Fatale may be Britney’s best album…”. The Associated Press adds, “Spears once again sizzles, and her flame burns as bright as ever,” and People Magazine raves, “One of the best start-to-finish albums of her career…”

Femme Fatale is executive produced by longtime collaborators Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The iconic superstar, Britney Spears has sold nearly 70 million albums worldwide to date with her previous releases …Baby One More Time (1999); Oops!… I Did It Again (2000); Britney (2001); In The Zone (2003); Blackout (2007); Circus (2008).

New Music: Listen To Kim Kardashians Auto-Tuned Song Jam

2 Mar Kim-New-Single-Jam-103884

 

Ryan Seacrest got the scoop this morning when Kim Kardashian stopped by on his radio show to world premiere her heavily auto-tuned song “Jam (Turn It Up.)”

On Air With Ryan Seacrest played her tune and told the host how it came about:

“[Producer The Dream said] let’s just have fun. Let’s donate the proceeds, let’s just have fun with it don’t take yourself seriously, try something you’ve never done before.”

Listen to it below and tell us what you think.

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Summary: This morning, reality TV mini-mogul Kim Kardashian confessed to Ryan Seacrest she had some butterflies about the impending world premiere of “Jam,” her first official single.

“I think it’s only normal for me to be nervous,” she said on Seacrest’s KISS FM show. “I’m only human. I’ve never sang [sic] before.” (She’s not counting the song’s unofficial premiere two months ago at a club in Las Vegas.)

What do you all think about her son! Will you be turning it up and jam-min to this track or not?

 

 

R&B Singer-Songwriter Teena Marie 54 Found Dead At Her California Home

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(CNN) — Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said.

Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, the 54-year-old artist famously paired with late funk legend Rick James and was nominated four times for a Grammy Award, according to her official website.

Marie was found dead by her daughter after apparently dying in her sleep, manager Mike Gardner said.

“Teena was a black voice trapped in a white body,” said Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One, a broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. “I would always tell her that she was one of the greatest vocalists of our time.”

Among her songs were “Lovergirl,” “Portuguese Love,” “Ooo La La La,” and “I’m a Sucker for Your Love.”

While no cause of death has been released, the singer’s publicist Lynn Jeter said that Marie suffered a grand mal seizure — a neurological event, marked by loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions, according to the Mayo Clinic — a month ago.

“Luckily, someone was there,” Jeter said of that seizure. “The ambulance took her to the hospital, and on the way she had another seizure.”

The publicist said that she had a “great” conversation on Saturday with Marie, who told her that she was excited about heading to Atlanta to perform this week — in what would have been her first performance since the seizure.

Marie sang under various record labels, including Motown, Epic and Cash Money Classics, since bursting on the scene as a 19-year-old, according to her website. Her most recent album, Sapphire, features collaborations with Smokey Robinson, Kurupt and Gerald Albright.

Eddie Levert, founder of the vocal group The O’Jays, praised Marie as both a singer and mother.

“There are a lot of black people who swore by her and believed in her, as far as her music was concerned,” he said. “She was a good mom, and to me, that is saying a lot.”

Source: CNN

Summary: R&B legend Tina Marie has died, her manager confirmed today (December 26th).

Tina Marie, 54, was born Mary Christine Brockert. She was recorded a number of hit singles in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the 2000’s.

Tina Marie was known for classic songs like “I’m A Sucker For Your Love” featuring Rick James, “Fire and Desire” featuring Rick James, “Behind the Groove,” “Portuguese Love,” “Dear Lover,” “Out on A Limb” and “Square Biz,” which featured her rapping.

Tina Marie originally signed with Motown in 1976 and was a protege of Funk pioneer Rick James.

Throughout the years, Tina Marie’s was regularly sampled by a variety of rappers. Artists like The Fugees (“Fu-Gee-La”), The Firm “Firm Biz” Jadakiss “By My Side featuring Ne-Yo” and numerous others have all incorporated Tina Marie’s music into their own.

At one point, Tina Marie was also signed to Cash Money Records, where she released two albums for the label.

La Dona (2004) produced the single “I’m Still In Love,” while her final album for Cash Money titled Sapphire (2007) produced the Top 40 single “Ooh Wee.”

Bryan Williams paid tribute to Tina Marie via his official Twitter page. “R.I.P. Tina Marie,” Birdman said.

R.I.P. Teena Marie you will be missed! We lost a huge part of our Motown history today!

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