Much to the dismay of his tightly knit family, last night saw a jury of six women find George Zimmerman ‘not guilty’ for the second degree murder and manslaughter of their son Trayvon Martin.
Now, in response to the startling decision not to find him guilty of what appeared to be an obvious crime, celebrities have taken to Jack Dorsey‘s social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts on the tragic matter.
Easily two of the biggest names in reality TV, NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore have ensured the recent season ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ remained a hot topic during its entire run.
That Grape Juice TV caught up with both ladies at the BET Awards weekend, chatting it up about the upcoming season of the Bravo hit and what fans can expect from it. Musically, Ms. Moore was sure to bask in the “success” of her single ‘Gone With The Fabulous’. Hit ‘PLAY’ for the all the details.
Today marks the nationwide release of Kevin Hart‘s comedy spectacular ‘Let Me Explain’.
Filmed at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, the hotly anticipated movie sees Hart delivers material from his 2012 arena tour.
That Grape Juice TV caught up with the man himself recently. Watch as our girl Megan chats it up with the funny-man about ‘Explain’, his incredible achievements (which include out-grossing The Kings Of Comedy), movies, and more.
The curtain may have closed on the BET Awards 2013, but the celebration continues all through this week here at That Grape Juice!
We were on hand live at LA Live for the biggest weekend in Urban entertainment, chatting to some of your favourite stars and stopping by many a major event, and soaking up the freshly rebranded “BET Experience“.
Be sure to keep it locked on That Grape Juice for your complex post-BET Awards fix!
The BET Awards re-airs in the US tonight at 6.30PM PT / 5.30PM C
UK viewers can catch the show’s premiere tonight at 8PM BST!
As our celebration of ‘Dangerously In Love‘s 10th birthday comes to an end, TGJ HQ got to thinking.
It may not always feel like it, but the last ten years have given the world no shortage of groundbreaking Pop classics.
From GaGa‘s ‘Pokerface‘ to Usher’s ‘Confessions’, Janet‘s ‘All For U’ to Drake‘s ‘The Motto‘, many an act has seen their cuts rise from potential hits to the soundtrack of many a summer-or in some cases- a lifetime.
So, putting genres lines aside, we’re asking you to name the one song you feel’s had the most impact on Popular culture and the world at large- released between January 1st 2000…and today!
After a week, we’ll pick the 20 cuts that are named the most in the comment section below and send those songs straight to the final, where you’ll be able to vote for your winner on That Grape Juice ‘Greatest Song of The Noughties’ poll.
Their female counterparts may be holding it down on an Urban front, but recent months have seen R&B’s leading lads succeed in pushing the genre to broader heights.
Sure, while the likes of Tyrese and Brian Mcknight never truly ‘went away’, the fraternity friendly lyrics of Frank Ocean, Miguel and The Weeknd has seen them win over audiences who perhaps don’t even consider themselves R&B fans, in ways their predecessors couldn’t.
Now, with sales from Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Ocean keeping the field afloat- and the forthcoming arrivals of Elijah Blake, Luke James and B. Smyth fast approaching, we ask….
For today’s consumer, the albums above are no doubt three of the decade’s highest selling releases- and in ‘21‘s case- one of the highest selling releases of all time.
However, while the last decade saw a number of R&B projects reach similar heights in a fashion just as spectacular, the last few years have seen the genre fall prey to a number of commercial bombs- despite efforts made by the fan favorites Frank Ocean and reigning Queen, Mary J. Blige.
Failing to produce projects that ever feel the warm embrace of Gold status, 2013 will see the genre birth a number of acts all hoping to exceed where many of their more recent predecessors failed. Two of those being Def Jam‘s Elijah Blake and Compound‘s very own B Smyth.
Unfortunately, with recent sales figures giving labels no real incentive to prioritise the genre, the pressure is on for more established acts like Beyonce and Usher to bring in new numbers akin to the prior bests, and the likes boasted by Alanis Morissette‘s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ (16x Platinum) and Celine Dion‘s ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ (10x Platinum).
Of course, while these albums were released in a world free of illegal downloads and tougher ‘industry laws’, numbers generated by Adele, Emeli Sande and Coldplay do go a long way in proving that ‘mega selling’ LPs are far from over.
The past 6 years have seen online media outlet Youtube evolve from an amateur’s esplanade into a premium source of entertainment through its users’ original content.
Indeed, despite much competition on the “celebrity video front”, Youtube’s top personalities have still managed to gain and maintain faithful followers who tune in weekly for their say and play on many-a-hot topic.
So, in an effort to put a spotlight on some of the net’s brightest, That Grape Juice wants you…to vote and tell us who’s Youtube’s top talent!
In a battle royale of sorts, TGJ has collected 21 of the video giant’s favorite players to duke it out for the title. Based on a tally of your votes, the top 5 of the crew will join us for an exclusive interview! So what are you waiting for?