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The ‘Godfather of Soul’s memory lives on in ‘Get On Up’ – the forthcoming Universal Pictures biopic underway in his memory.

Based on the life and times of the Grammy winning legend James Brown, the film – due in theaters October 17th, 2014 – is set to be directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help”) and will see2′ star Chadwick Bosemen portray the fiery music icon.

Before his death in 2006, Brown himself was integral in the early stages of the film’s development.  Now, music fans await to see what the finished product.  But, if the team chosen is any indication, the biopic is already well on its way to being a winner.

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With her album ‘Love & War’ in an ongoing battle for next week’s #1 spot on the Billboard 200, ‘The One’ wailer Tamar Braxton continues her promo run afront the latest issue of Ebony magazine.

Due to hit stands on September 17th, the youngest of the Braxton clan brings her young one Logan V. Herbert aboard for a mother-son photo shoot for the mag’s ‘Black Family’ issue to accompany the tell-all feature story detailing another of Tamar’s battle – with infertility.

The cover hits the net just hours before the songstress is set to show off her singing chops on tonight’s episode of NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (12:35AM ET).

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DJ Tay James has the honour of calling Justin Bieber and Tyga collaborators this month, watching the pair rock his ‘We Know The DJ Radio, Vol 3′ EP with a sensual jam named ‘Wait For a Minute’.

Housing a grown & sexy Justin, the jam may- for one reason another- remind some fans of the Ying Yang Twins ‘Wait’, packing a production and an arrangement that can only be described as being infectiously catchy.

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Congratulations are in order for R&B sweetheart Monica and her husband Shannon Brown, who welcomed a baby girl named Laiyah to the world today!

The first child to be born to the pair, the baby’s arrival comes fives months after the ‘So Gone‘ performer announced her pregnancy, her third after the births of sons Romelo and Rocko!

Congratulations!

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As many await her sophomore album, it’s become increasingly apparent that Cassie is- and maybe always has been- an aspiring supermodel who just happened to walk into a recording contract…with no real intentions of pursuing a career in music.

However, as true as that may be, that doesn’t stop the world from being interested in both she and her endeavours. Once of which, saw her travel to Miami over the summer for a brief getaway!

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It’s the video we’ve all been waiting for.

Yes, one day after teasing fans with a snippet from the piece, Ariana Grande goes all the way this afternoon and releases the video for her single ‘Baby I’.

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They may have little in common as far as music goes, but this week has brought positive chart news for Lady GaGa and Future, the Hip Hop vocalist responsible for penning Ciara‘s ‘Body Party’ and Rihanna‘s Gold single ‘Love Song’.

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Kanye West‘s ‘Yeezus’ may not have lived up to commercial expectations upon release this June, yet that hasn’t stopped the Hip-Hop titan from setting sail on a supporting tour.

The rapper has teamed up with burgeoning chart force Kendrick Lamar for the US leg of the trek, which kicks off next month.

We’re not sure what the tea is with Yeezy these days, but one thing is certain – he’s about to make major bank with this tour. As any Hip-Hop enthusiast will attest, Kanye’s shows are quite the spectacle and with Kendrick in the mix, this is quite literally a dream ticket.

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 Ever the hustler, ‘Final Goodbye’ entertainer Rihanna has tapped the city of London for the launch of her brand new fragrance this week, eyeing the city’s Selfridges to unleash the scent to the world!

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With new single ‘Roar’ doing just that on charts the world over, Katy Perry builds on her buzz by revealing the artwork for its parent album – ‘Prism’.

The colorful cover was unveiled moments ago on Good Morning America and – like Perry – is sure to set tongues wagging. It’s not rocking our world (and neither did ‘Roar’), yet given the wealth of momentum the project has already, we doubt it’ll stop the LP from blazing the Billboard charts when it arrives on October 22nd.

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Check out these pics of Kelly Rowland, arriving at the X Factor USA season 3 premiere party  at Cecconi‘s restaurant in West Hollywood!

Joining her fellow judges at the event before she resumes filming the forthcoming season, the ‘Haven’t Told You‘ stunner hit the party as her fans hope to see her new LP ‘Talk A Good Game‘ score many a nod at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, likely to be nominated in the ‘Best R&B Album‘ category by the end of this year!

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If Jessica Simpson‘s ‘The Jessica Simpson Collection‘ taught us anything, premium performers selling premium fashions at  affordable prices can only spell one word for all involved…win.

Armed with the benefit of their star power to push the brand and prices that attract all, the likes of Jessica have seen their lines soar by way of sales generated by consumers who may not even consider themselves fans of the star- but admirers of the clothes they put out.

Now, Nicki Minaj gears up to fare just as well in partnership with K-Mart, the American retail giant that generated $15 billion in 2010, readying the launch of ‘The Nicki Minaj Collection’!

A line, that saw its first promo snap unveiled today, showcasing one of the fits that will be available to consumers upon its arrival!

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