Wednesday, June 19, 2013

AUDIO: Lil Mama Speaks on Her Role As Left Eye in VH1 TLC Biopic


Tune in as Hollie Wood & Friends (featuring Hollie Wood, Venor, and M.J.) interview actress, rapper, speaker, and entrepreneur Lil Mama. She speaks on her upcoming role as Left Eye in VH1's TLC biopic, her new series, Hip Hop Sisters with MC Lyte, and much more!

Lil Mama is a force to be reckoned with in the world of entertainment and her experiences have positioned her to exude wisdom beyond her years. Lil Mama served as a judge for seven seasons on MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, enjoyed billboard placement success with the release of her first album, which spawned the popular song "Lip Gloss." Lil Mama also reigns as the youngest member of the Hip Hop Sisters Legends Performance series, founded by rap legend MC Lyte.

This is a must listen interview! Lil Mama is truly a quadruple threat!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

VIDEO: Patrice Lovely Speaks on "Love Thy Neighbor"



Patrice Lovely speaks on her new show on OWN, Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor. She also speaks on how she met Tyler and started working with him.

According to Oprah.com, Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor, is a situation comedy about a middle class family. Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) lives in the simple home that she and one of her husbands bought some time ago. Her daughter, Linda (Kendra C. Johnson), splits her time between Hattie's home, and the apartment she sometimes shares with her on-again, off-again husband Lionel. Danny (Andre Hall), Linda's son, is his mother's pride and joy. He is young, handsome, smart and looking for a job. After graduating from college, Danny finds himself on his grandmother Hattie Mae's sofa. Floyd (Palmer Williams, Jr.), the uncle, through his late brother's marriage to Hattie Mae, is an ever-present thorn in the family's side. Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him.

AUDIO: Oprah Winfrey & Tyler Perry Talk With Steve Harvey Morning Show



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Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey spoke with Steve Harvey's morning show to promote their new shows, The Have And The Have Nots premiering tonight at 9PM on OWN. Love Thy Neighbor will premiere Wednesday at 9PM on OWN.

WATCH: Tyler Perry Surprises Kelly & Michael with Oprah

Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Ripa, and Michael Strahan on the set

When Tyler Perry was last on then Live with Kelly, he tried to surprise Kelly with a phone call to Oprah, this time he did one better and brought the media mogul on the Live with Kelly & Michael set. 


Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey are promoting their two new series on Oprah Winfrey's Network (OWN), "The Haves And The Have Nots" and "Love Thy Neighbor."

Oprah Winfrey made it a point to call Kelly & Michael, the new daytime royalty, calling them the "King and Queen of daytime." 

Check out the video below (Part 1 & 2).

Part 1


Part 2


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WE LOVE IT: 9 Year Old Boy Activist, Asean Johnson, Protests His Chicago School Being Closed


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We truly respect this young man! He is truly a #HOPEDEALER. We love to see young people fight for their right of an education. Bravo youngin! Video below.

Asean Johnson, a 9-year-old student at Chicago’s Marcus Garvey Elementary School delivered a speech beyond his years, moving a mass of hundreds. During a rally to challenge the closing of 54 Chicago public schools by an un-elected board appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel - former Chief of Staff to Barack Obama -- now Mayor of Chicago.

Can we make this go viral! We have had Antoine Dodson and Sweet Brown...let's give this video millions of views!

Here is a quote from Asean:
Rahm thinks we are all toys… he is not caring about our schools; he’s not caring about our safety, He only cares about his kids. He does not care about anyone but himself. He moved a woman in from Detroit who don’t even know anything about the streets of Chicago to close these schools. She should not be closing these schools. They need safety and protection.

Education is our right, that is why we have to fight!



In the video below, Asean speaks on the school they are being forced to attend, once his current school closes. He says he will not feel safe attending the new school. 





New Music: Kelly Rowland Reunites With Beyonce + Michelle with You've Changed

Kelly Rowland reunited with her band mates, Beyonce and Michelle, on her song You've Changed.

We love the magic they create together. Hopefully there will be a Destiny's Child (DC3) reunion soon! Actually we secretly would love to see LeToya and Latavia in the mix as well...THAT would be magic. We love the power of forgiveness and moving on for the better!

Monday, May 27, 2013

NFLA Investigating Jay-Z's Roc Nation Over Geno Smith Signing

Jay-Z and Geno Smith
The NFL Players Association (NFLA) is investigating Jay-Z’s role in Geno Smith’s decision to choose Kim Miale and Roc Nation as his agency, according to NFL.com.

The rap star’s possible involvement in Smith’s decision could be a violation of the “runner rule” that doesn’t allow non-agents to help recruit athletes for agencies. Smith spent time with Jay-Z, as evidenced at least by an Instagram picture the Jets quarterback posted of him with the musician, which some are saying is the biggest "smoking gun."

The union will send a letter of inquiry to Roc Nation Sports to gather more information regarding the deal. Smith's adviser John Thornton, a former NFL defensive tackle, was quoted by CBS as saying "I was in those meetings, and Jay-Z connected with him on many levels." Thornton later said he was misquoted.

One reader commented and made a good point, Roc Nation is great for players post sports, opening them up for entertainment/commercial opportunities as well.

VIDEO: Kelly Rowland Becomes Emotional During Her "Dirty Laundry" Performance in DC

Kelly Rowland kicked off her summer tour with The-Dream recently and during their stop through the Washington, DC area this weekend, fans watched her rip through a heart-wrenching performance of Dirty Laundry. 

Watch clip below of Kelly singing "Dirty Laundry." 



Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Magic Continues: Michael Jackson's Hologram Hits Vegas via Cirque du Soleil's "One"


Well finally...a virtural Michael Jackson has appeared! I know Michael is somewhere pissed Tupac was the first music legend to do it...but according to those who witnessed the hologram of Michael in Vegas Thursday night...virtual Michael may be the best hologram thus far!

According to Forbes, Michael's hologram appeared towards the end of Michael Jackson's ONE, a joint venture between Cirque du Soleil and Jackson's estate. The singer's virtual image appeared from a cloud of gold pixie dust and from there delivered "a rousing rendition of 'Man In The Mirror.'" According to eyewitnesses, Jackson's hologram danced around the stage as a group of dancers swirled around him, moving in unison...quite reminiscent of a living Michael Jackson's concert. The hologram of Michael apparently even drops to one knee, similar to what the late legend would do in the past while performing 'Man In The Mirror'. What we love to hear is, the virtual Michael even briefly transforms into a Jackson 5 era Michael Jackson, from there the hologram image evaporates.

Tupac hologram at Coachella in 2012
We would love to see a full out Michael Jackson tour with his hologram. If we were planning the concert...lol...we would create a hologram from each era of his life, i.e. from the Jackson 5 era all the way to "This is It." Take the audience through a time machine...dance machine!!

Dancers of Michael Jackson "One" Cirque du Soleil
We have a feeling Michael would love all of this new technology! He loved magic and he always wanted to wow the crowd! Something tells us, if he were living...and got older...he would have invested his time and energy into creating a hologram of himself going on tour...with that...he would not have to personally hit the stage as his show would be hard for a person in his 50s and 60s to do, but his likeness would continue on and his fans would be happy to still experience...Michael Jackson!

The owner of Hampton Blu, Stacey Brewer, has had the pleasure of going to a Michael Jackson concert, she says, "the man had an energy like no other."

Virtual Michael will never be able to duplicate a living Michael's energy...but at least future generations can get a hint via his hologram.

"The Magic Continues" - Michael Jackson

Friday, May 24, 2013

VIDEO: Will & Jaden Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro Rap on The Graham Norton Show

Graham Norton, Jaden Smith, Will Smith, and Alfonso Ribeiro
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Will and Jaden Smith rapped together on The Graham Norton Show (BBC). They topped  off their duet with a special guest appearance from Will's music partner and DJ, Jazzy Jeff and, Will Smith's co-star from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Will Smith is the ultimate entertainer, he was born for this. Alfonso Ribeiro was hilarious with his trademark dance! For all of us who grew up in the 1990s...this definitely brought some nostalgia.

What we love about Will Smith...no matter how big of a superstar he becomes, he still enjoys going back to his roots...Fresh Prince for life.

Side note: Jaden Smith has said that he knows lyrics to all of his father's songs

Will Smith and Jaden Smith's new film, After Earth, is coming out May 31st!

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VIDEO: "I Hit It First" Ray-J Admits Kim Kardashian Was Good in Bed


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Ray J recently stopped by #StreetSweeperRadio. DJ Kay Slay and Co Host Joy Daily interviewed the singer and Ray J spilled some interesting beans. He admitted that Kim K was good in bed but he says he respects her but does not miss their relationship. He also mentioned how she used to pick up Brandy’s cleaners...interesting. Check out video. 

PIC: Jaden Smith Dines with Selena Gomez



Jaden Smith was seen in London dining with Selena Gomez. Some blogs are making it a big deal, because yes, Selena dated Justin Bieber and Justin and Jaden are good friends. But who knows...perhaps Jaden is also friends with Selena. This may be totally innocent or perhaps they are dating...it happens...he's young...let him have fun.

Jaden was joining his father, Will Smith, and friends, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alphonso Ribeiro, in London to catch his older brother, Trey's, DJ set.