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Urban music’s biggest calendar night, the BET Awards, returns on July 1st for what is sure to be an unmissable extravaganza.

So as to cement the latter, the network announced moments ago that Pop forces Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are the show’s first confirmed performers.

As reported on our Urban Hollywood sister site, That Grape Juice TV, actor Samuel L. Jackson succeeds Kevin Hart as this year’s host.

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As reported yesterday, ‘Untitled’ singer D’Angelo is back.

The soulful star struck many a pose in his new GQ feature, yet it’s his words that are sure to resonate most.

Flip the hood to see the 38 year old dish on his demons, overcoming them, and an interesting encounter which saw him put Pop queen Madonna in check.

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Hip-Hop outfit Travis Porter are finally set to unleash their debut LP ‘From Day 1’ onto the masses next Tuesday (May 29th).

Boasting an array of the Decatur native’s hits, including ‘Make It Rain’ and ‘Go Shorty Go’, the album is poised to further cement the trio as one of Rap’s young break-out stars.

That Grape Juice has 5 copies of the LP up for grabs. Want to be in with a chance of winning? Simply answer the following question correctly:

Travis Porter Are From Which State? ….

a) Texas

b) Georgia

c) Mississippi

Submit your answer, along with your full name, age, address, and telephone number to the address below. Please be sure to title entry ‘TGJ – Travis Porter’ :

[email protected]

All entries must be received by 9am EST Monday 28th May 2012!


Feast your eyes on Rita Ora, a vision of white at the Chopard Mystere Party in Cannes last night.

Dressed in Emilio Pucci, the former sales clerk took to Villa Domergue for the event, where she enjoyed the company of Brit model Kelly Brook and Bad Boy exec Diddy.

More from her night below…

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Soul-filled songbird Jill Scott brought her enchanting journey to the VH1 Storytellers stage last night.

There the Philadelphia native brought down the house with titillating renditions of hits such as ‘Golden’ and ‘A Long Walk’. Newer cuts such as ‘Blessed’ (from current LP ‘The Light of the Sun’) were also apportioned time to shine.

The hotly anticipated episode also served a character-filled twist. See what we mean after the jump…

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Look out London!

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez is set to rock the UK’s capital for the first time in her 14 year career.

Details and dates after the jump…

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Peep Rita Ora, serving up her #1 single ‘Hot Right Now’ live at France’s Le Grand Journal.

Sure to up her European stock before joining Coldplay on tour, the performance marks her first time on the hit show which has welcomed the likes of Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna in years prior.

Get into her set below…

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If you aren’t familiar with Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey‘, it’s important you know how much you’re missing out on.

Following (from season 3) the ongoing feud between Teresa Giudice and her sister in law Melissa Gorga, this is one series that truly gets hotter by the episode.

So, in support of the show, Teresa joined Wendy Williams for a short interview today- weighing in on her brother and his wife, the reports her marriage is on the rocks and her newly found celeb status, their chat makes for very interesting viewing.

Watch below…

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Soulful crooner D’Angelo is back!

Having weathered a number of personal storms, the ‘Untitled’ singer has returned to fighting form – as evidenced in his new GQ spread.

Cop a gander of the 38 year old, who is working on a comeback album, below…

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To celebrate Military Appreciation Month and the DVD release of ‘Red Tails’ and Memorial , That Grape Juice TV is giving away 5 copies of the hit movie!

The film, based on a real-life narrative, follows a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II,  who are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. Cuba Gooding Jr and Terrance Howard star.

To enter be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question correctly:

Which musician stars in Red Tails….

a) Usher

b) Ne-Yo

c) Jamie Foxx

Enter below. All entries must be received by 11.59AM EST Friday 25th May 2012!

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Last night, in aid of his new album ‘Fortune‘, Chris Brown graced the 2012 Billboard Music Awards with a live rendition of his smash hit ‘Turn Up The Music‘.

However, despite excelling on a dance front, today saw the star come under fire for allegedly ‘miming’ to a pre-recorded vocal as opposed to singing live.

On the receiving end of a series of ‘indirect tweets’ from P!nk and one time collaborator Joe Jonas, Brown and his performance have struck up fresh debate today. Debate, centered around his alleged inability to sing his own songs live.

More below…

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Peep this shot ‘Battleship’ star Rihanna, posing it up with original ‘Bad GirlMIA.

Both at last night’s ‘Watch The Throne‘ concert in London, the Pop pair caught up backstage to take the above snap, two nights after the ‘Do Ya Thing‘ singer struck a pose with ‘RIP’ beauty Rita Ora, at the same concert

More from their night below…

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