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After a slow start, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network is becoming a weekly must-watch – thanks largely to the riveting ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’.

Having already scored major interviews with the likes of Rihanna and Bobbi Kristina (in the wake of Whitney Houston’s passing), the show continues its winning streak with a tell-all sit-down with singer/actress Jennifer Hudson.

Set to air on September 9th, the interview sees the Oscar and Grammy winner reflect on her meteoric rise, as well as the much-publicized tragedy which saw her mother, brother, and nephew gunned to death in 2008.

Stock up on that Kleenex, this one is sure-fire tear-jerker.

Watch the preview below…

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As the September 11th release of Miguel‘s ‘Kaleidoscope Dream: The Air Preview’ draws nearer, the eclectic crooner has unveiled its accompanying cover.

The three-song EP serves as the second “part” of the RCA star’s sophomore set, which arrives in totality on October 2nd. We’re all sorts of engrossed in his left-field approach…are you?

Your thoughts?

In case performances by Rihanna, Alicia Keys and P!nk weren’t enough to persuade you to tune in, we’ve got news that may force you to reconsider missing out on the 2012 Video Music Awards.

News, that comes in the shape of ‘Swim Good’ vocalist Frank Ocean.

Details below…

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Now she’s mastered the fine art of dominating the UK charts, it would seem Rita Ora has set her sights on the US in time for her debut LP’s launch in the country.

Indeed, in what can only signal a promising start for the former Hollister sales assistant, she has scored a lucrative deal with ‘5 Gum’ in support of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

Enjoying heavy rotation on US screens, fans can now peep a LQ version of the ad below…

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Get into this snap of ‘Stronger Than Ever’ singer Christina Aguilera, on the set of the video for her new single ‘Your Body’.

For those wondering why the woman in shades is circled, that’s because that she is the prolific director Melina Matsoukas, whom Aguilera has reportedly enlisted to direct her clip.

Melina, despite crafting many a video for ‘A Star Is Born’ belter Beyonce, recently enjoyed renewed interest in her work following her work with Rihanna.

Work, which includes directing the singer’s visuals for ‘S&M‘ and the controversial ‘We Found Love‘.

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Check out this shot of ‘Aida’ star Michelle Williams posing it up with a member of her fan base recently.

Surfacing online today, the sweet snap marks the first public sighting from the Gospel chart topper in sometime, but comes two months after she spoke to That Grape Juice on her forthcoming album.

Watch below…

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With close affiliations to Rihanna, Jay Z and Beyonce, interviews with Pop Princess Rita Ora have found themselves centered on her standing with the trio, bypassing her own layered and unique story.

Fleeing Kosovo with her family before the breakout of war, Ora – up until recently- has kept mum on the details behind her move to the UK and the struggle both she and her family faced upon moving to the country.

Now watch her explain all during an interview with BBC Breakfast, followed by a performance of her #1 single ‘How We Do’ below…

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Two days ago saw the 11th year anniversary of the passing of Aaliyah.

While each August 25th brings with it bittersweet memories of a life cut short, yet a life lived full, this year was particularly noteworthy…thanks to emotional rapper Drake.

Following the surprise release of ‘Enough Said’ – his collaboration with departed, the Young Money maestro’s was confirmed as an integral part of the fallen singer’s first posthumous effort. A development which has birthed a raging debate: should there even be another Aaliyah album? 

Hit ‘PLAY’ to watch our weigh-in on the issue and, as ever, let us know what you think below…

Christina Aguilera‘s year just keeps on getting better.

Following the well received response garnered by her new single ‘Your Body‘, her successful run on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and the continued support of her increasingly loyal ‘Team Xtina’, today saw the arrival of more good news for the star.

She is to be honored for her philanthropic efforts at the ALMA Awards later on this year.

Details below…

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What becomes a legend most?

Clearly, for Blackglama, it’s Janet Jackson. For, the luxury fur firm have enlisted the Queen of Pop for as their brand spokesmodel for the third year in a row.

The full campaign is expected to be rolled out on September 1st. Yet, pending then, the diva-divine shot above, courtesy of Brown Sista, will have to suffice.

In other (relatively random) Janet news, WWE star CM Punk took to Twitter recently to say…

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With Ms. Jackson’s creative director Gil Duldulao recently confirming that she’s rehearsing for something, and now CM Punk’s tweet, it’s clear something is going on. Keep it locked on That Grape Juice as we follow what is shaping up to be an exciting time for Janet fans.

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She’s Pop’s fastest rising star, surpassing her contemporaries to become the first debut act to enjoy three consecutive UK #1 singles.

Now, three years after signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Rita Ora readies the release of her debut LP ‘ORA’ due out in British stores today.

So, with the success of its singles a positive indicator as to how the LP itself will do, That Grape Juice asks….

When ‘ORA‘ becomes available in your market…

Will you buy it?

Let us know below….

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Today marks the British release of Rita Ora‘s hotly anticipated debut, ‘ORA’.

Preceded by a whopping three #1 singles, naturally the question arises as to whether the set has “more of where that came from”.

Ora answers emphatically with the rousing ‘Radioactive’, which is all sorts of an album-standout.

Take a listen after the jump…

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