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Mariah Carey Tweets Pic Of Sick Nick Cannon / Reveals He Suffered “Mild Kidney Failure”

Add “doting wife” to the list of Mariah Carey‘s many titles.

The diva, 41, tweeted the shot above of her in hospital with husband Nick Cannon just moments ago, going on to reveal that the presenter and comic is being treated for “mild kidney failure”.

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3LW Star Exits Def Jam; Signs With Ne-Yo

It’s been a whirlwind few years for Adrienne Bailon.

Having risen to prominence as part of R&B outfit 3LW in the early 00’s, the singer’s big break came when Disney snapped her up to front (what would become) the wildly successful Cheetah Girls.

Yet, as the age old adage goes, all good things must come to an end; with that ‘end’ coming in 2008 when the Cheetah’s disbanded.

And while some members struggled to find their footing (with less than ‘Spectacular’ results), Bailon was swiftly snapped up by Island  Def Jam. A deal That Grape Juice learned has since gone sour. Nonetheless, the future still looks bright for the 28 year old. Find out why below…

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Beyonce Beams For ‘Downtown’ Magazine, Graces Glamour Paris

 

Despite many-a-print (falsely) reporting that mommy to be Beyonce spent her New Year’s weekend welcoming baby Carter to the Carter clan,  fans can now see the diva afront a few approved publications.  Lending her look to Downtown Magazine and Glamour Paris’s winter covers, the former’s feature story sees the songstress earn yet another thumbs up for her work with First Lady Michelle Obama in their joint ‘Let’s Move’ campaign.  ‘Move’, for which Knowles imparted a revamp of her pop hit ‘Get Me Bodied’, has been a leading initiative in the United States to combat childhood obesity.

Elsewhere, the diva’s hustle continues as she graces the cover of Glamour France’s February 2012 edition.  The cover shot of which sees the svelte songstress shimmer in a form fitting bronze number.

The prints make their way across the net as fans and followers anxiously await real word that the diva has delivered the latest addition to the Carter Clan.  Such, as Bey has already made known, will be shortly followed by a few other highly anticipated deliveries – new movie, new album, and a new tour.

Until then, see more of Bey below:

 

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Trey Songz Readies ‘Anticipation 2our’

2011 saw pouted lip performer Trey Songz drop from charts three mixtapes to tide fans over until his fifth studio release (aptly titled ‘Chapter 5’) later this year.  Now, in a bid to truly amp fans up for his return, Trigga is taking his talents to the road on his recently unveiled ‘Anticipation 2our’.  Drawing its name from Songz’ two famed mixtapes (‘Anticipation I and II’), the wintry trek is also reportedly called ‘The Chapter V Tour‘ on some billings.

Joined by up-and-coming rapper Big Sean, the ‘Panty Droppa‘s’ roadtrip presently only boasts a five-date run but word has it more dates will be added soon.

Find out if Songz will be bringing his greatest hits to a venue near you after the jump:

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The-Dream: “I Made $15 Million From Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella'”

In case you didn’t know, songwriting is a very lucrative business.

So lucrative, that while recent years have seen many acts have fall prey to bankruptcy and other financial woes, the writers they enlist to pen their material have gone on to become- in many instances- even more financially secure than some of the industry’s highest paid executives.

Take serial chart topper ‘The Dream’ for instance.

Responsible for Beyonce‘s ‘Single Ladies’, Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby‘ two name just two, the singer-songwriter has risen to become the go to man for any in need of a hit.

Now, he has revealed just how much he earned for penning Rihanna‘s 2007 hit ‘Umbrella‘ and air out his thoughts on ex wife Christina Milian, all during a recent appearance on ‘The Tim Westwood Show‘.

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Keri Hilson Rocks Ivory Coast; Donates To Orphanage

Say what you will about Keri Hilson, one can’t knock her charitable efforts.

The ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ singer flew out to Ivory Coast over the Holidays to perform. However, it was a visit to the La Caza children’s orphanage which touched the star most.

Speaking on the experience, Hilson told Okay Africa:

“Yeah, my favorite part by far was visiting La Caza — an orphanage for children who lost their parents in the civil war.  It was a really emotional experience and great to get to see the kids smile. For the holidays, I’m sending them over packages of bookbags, t-shirts, sunglasses, notebooks, and even an electric keyboard!”

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Kudos to Keri for using her star-power for a worthwhile cause. Not enough artists do.

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Watch: Willow Smith Covers Kid Cudi

With her debut album set to hit stores on April 3rd, Pop upstart Willow Smith has a lot to do to ensure the LP lives up to the success of its lead single ‘Whip My Hair‘.

So, in a bid to remind the world of the talent so many of her supporters have grown to love her for, she has recorded a cover of Kid Cudi‘s ‘All Along’.

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Hot Shots: Brandy Sparkles In Vegas


Brandy was spotted looking all flavours of fierce as she rung in the New Year at The Cosmopolitan‘s Las Vegas bash.

The star, who donned an Emilio Pucci ensemble, is gearing up for a major resurgence this year – beginning with a recurring role on BET’s hit sitcom The Game, and a return to the charts with her first release for new label RCA.

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Christina Milian Talks Marrying & Divorcing The-Dream


Christina Milian may not have had a hit in a minute, yet she’s remained a staple in the headlines; many of which surround her controversial marriage and divorce from hitmaker The-Dream.

Now, as the singer hits the promotional trail for ‘The Voice’ (which she serves as a digital correspondent for), she’s opening up about her time with the ‘Single Ladies’ producer and what she’s learnt.

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LA Reid Signs Melanie Amaro To Epic

X Factor USA star Melanie Amaro has been ear-marked for sure-fire success after winning season one of the Fox talent search.

However, as many an industry analyst will know, how her $5 Million dollar record contract is handled has a direct correlation to how successful she’ll be. Everything from A&R, to producers, to marketing the finished comes from the seemingly bottom-less pocket – essentially creating way for a profitable success or a highly expensive failure.

Put simply, the young starlet would need to be in the right hands for her dreams post-show to come to fruition. A fact Simon Cowell seems to know well, as he has negotiated a deal for Amaro with fellow music mogul and X Factor judge LA Reid.

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