If new reports are to be believed, 2012 for Beyonce will be looked back on as the calm before the storm.

Details after the jump…


As one of the many acts inspired by the icon, Whitney Houston‘s passing in the February of this year may have affected ‘Two / Eleven‘ singer Brandy the most, considering the pair’s long running friendship.

So, after naming the aforementioned LP after the date of Houston’s death and her own birthday, last night saw Norwood honor the star in NYC- at her Best-Buy theater outing.

Full performance below…


She may be in the middle of recording a new album, but it seems Rihanna has no interest in protecting the gem that is her voice.

For, in what might explain those raspy and oft flat vocals, the starlet was snapped enjoying a Shisha pipe during her time in Baku, Azerbaijan 10 days ago, where she performed at the city’s ‘Crystal Hall’.

Ever the rebel, eh?

More backstage snaps below…


Peep a glowing Katy Perry, out and about with close friend John Mayer on Sunday night.

Enjoying dinner at NYC’s ‘Pearl Restaurant’, the pair were then snapped leaving together two months after reports indicated they had split, and two years after the release of third studio album ‘Teenage Dream‘.

An album, which saw the star spawn 5 #1  singles and has sold over 2 million copies in the US alone, surpassing worldwide sales scored by Rihanna‘s ‘Talk That Talk‘, Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ and Mariah Carey‘s ‘Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel’.

An album, which is yet to receive Platinum status in the US even three years after release.

More from the ‘Pearl‘ singer below…


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 Before arriving at the Palais Ominsports de Paris- Bercy to deliver the French showing of her ‘Dance Again‘ Tour, Pop stunner Jennifer Lopez celebrated her sister’s birthday party last night, in Paris’ Buddha Bar.

Joined by manager Benny Medina and boyfriend Casper Smart, the Lopez clan enjoyed a night of wining and dining in honor of Lynda‘s 43rd b’day, marking the latest sighting from the family- who arrive in Ireland in a day’s time in further support of Jennifer’s tour.

More snaps below…


The last year has seen That Grape Juice welcome a wealth of talent onto our live acoustic series The Splash. Hence it’s with much excitement that we can announce Misha B as the latest to grace our stage!

Filmed at an exclusive London location last week, the rousing set showcases the 20 year old X Factor star for the vocal powerhouse she is.

So as to whet your appetites ahead of the episode’s roll-out, take a listen to Misha soar on new single ‘Do You Think Of Me’ (our November 4th), as well as Rihanna‘s ‘Diamonds’.

 Rihanna ‘Diamonds’ Cover

Do You Think Of Me

Your thoughts?

Easily one of the most gifted voices of this generation, Leona Lewis continues to wow the masses six years on from winning The X Factor.

The ‘Bleeding Love’ singer’s third body of work ‘Glassheart‘ hit stores this week to ample acclaim and much fanfare. As such, we were ecstatic to catch up with the songbird in London to discuss the project.

In ensuring we ask the questions you really want answers to, we quizzed Lewis on the LP’s delay, US release, next single, Beyonce, being misunderstood, and much more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch ‘That Grape Juice Interviews Leona Lewis’.

Be sure to keep an eye for Leona when she takes to the stage at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2012 on October 30th!

Your thoughts? 


VH1 may not know her as its darling diva anymore, but that definitely hasn’t stopped the hustle of a certain Tiffany Pollard.  Best known as the brazen beauty “New York” (‘Flava of Love’,‘I Love New York’), the once-aspiring actress will now see her name atop a colorful cast on LOGO‘s newest series ‘DTLA’.

A scripted series set to follow the lives of a variety of characters who live, work, and play in downtown L.A., the show (from the directors of ‘The L Word’) will also be starring Darryl Stephens (best known for his work as Noah on the channel’s hit “Noah’s Arc” series), Melanie Griffith, comedienne  Sandra Bernhard, and more.

See the trailer below for ‘DTLA‘ – making its debut October 24th at 11/10 CST…


Move over Mary Mary!

For, after news that fellow gospel performers Marvin Sapp and Kim Burrell earning their own reality shows, BET now unveils news of plans to introduce their first gospel reality show – starring none other than famed gospel legend Karen Clark Sheard (one fourth of the legendary Clark Sisters).

Joined by daughter/Urban contemporary gospel songstress Kierra Sheard and son/proudcer J. Drew Sheard, the show is one of many new “spiritually themed” programs being added to the channel in the coming months.  Reportedly already a month into taping, no official news has been unveiled of the show’s premiere date.

As ever, you can keep it locked to That Grape Juice for the latest on this story as it develops.

Your thoughts?

…and the claws are out.

Seems ‘Enough of No Love’ songstress Keyshia Cole has had enough of the antics of lip balm boycotter Gucci Mane after the rapper mentioned her in a recent Young Jeezy diss track.

As hip hop fans may know, the two emcees have long been beefing – with the latest jab coming from ‘Icy’ hitmaker’s ‘Truth’. The track, to which Gucci recently granted the visual treatment, mentions Cole’s former relationship with Jeezy and implies the ‘I Should’ve Cheated’ songstress was having an affair with hip hop mogul P. Diddy.

Taking to Twitter, see Cole’s fiery response below:



Fans of former Danity Kane frontwoman Dawn Richard were set to have the contents of the songstress’s first solo offering ‘GoldenHeart’ line their collective Itunes before news of its pushback.

Now, via announcement lent to Youtube, Richard is reigniting excitement for the project with news of its new release date.  Shortly following the recent news of the singer’s major distribution deal, click below to find out when you can be bumping the ‘Bombs’ beauty new set:


Today sees Bruno Mars serve up the first visual taste of his ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ with the video for the set’s lead single ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’.

What are you waiting for? Check out the Cameron Duddy directed clip after the jump!


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