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While some may choose to deny it, Keri Hilson really is R&B’s go to girl when it comes to churning out commercial hits.

Indeed, while combined sales of her LPs say little of her skill and talent, their first week digits and supporting singles make her one of the only ‘new girls’ from the genre to enjoy Platinum status, with ‘Turnin’ Me On’ and ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ selling over 1 million units and ‘Knock You Down‘ surpassing the 2 million mark.

Now, in what should see her nab a few more Urban hits, she readies the launch of her third studio album with a single ready to launch in the next week.

All the details below…

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As earlier reported, actors Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx team up for new action flick ‘White House Down’. Due in US theaters on June 28th, you can now check out the official trailer for the movie below where its synopsis also awaits…

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Fresh from announcing their new collaboration with Missy Elliott, ‘How Ya Doin’?’, Brit Pop stars Little Mix have unveiled the track itself.

Premiered on Capital FM this morning, the Missy-assisted version of the song (which didn’t feature on their chart-topping debut ‘DNA’) will serve the latest single to be lifted from the project – which to-date has spawned two #1’s.

Take a listen to the track, which samples De La Soul’s ‘Ring Ring Ring’ and will feature on the US version of the ladies album, after the jump…

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Fans of Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett know the past year has seen her quite busy.  Indeed, after winning over fans with her Mary J. Blige-assisted TV film ‘Betty & Coretta’, she and veteran actor Morgan Freeman topped box office charts last weekend with hit film ‘Olympus Has Fallen’.

However, if her recent interview with the Huffington Post is anything to go by, looks like she won’t have much time to celebrate.   For, while preparing the film ‘Black Nativity’ with Blige and actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, Bassett is still joining the original cast of ‘Waiting To Exhale’ for a long-awaited part 2.

Read the latest developments (especially on the future of star Whitney Houston‘s character Savannah) below…

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Looks like the wish of Mariah Huq – the co-creator and star of Bravo’s latest reality show ‘Married To Medicine’ got her wish for a hit.  Indeed, the show’s premiere – which hit screens last night immediately after ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ – opened to soaring ratings.

Via THR:

“Married to Medicine brought in 1.9 million viewers during its premiere outing.

That’s the highest number for a Bravo series launch since Bethenny Getting Married in 2010 and the most-watched premiere ever for a non-spinoff.”

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The news comes shortly after a number of Howard University medical students started an online petition to have the show cancelled – much like that of Shawty Lo‘s ‘All My Baby Mamas’ reality stint.

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Ample hype has seen Justin Timberlake‘s star glow even brighter in recent weeks.

Indeed, a stellar promotional campaign was installed to mobilize ‘The 20/20 Experience’ – his first album in seven years.

Naturally, then, all eyes are on what numbers the ‘Suit & Tie’ led set was able to shift in its premiere week. Well, wonder no more. The final figures are in. Was Justin able to sustain his incredible momentum? The answer awaits below…

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India.Arie has been winning the praise of listeners globally (and getting its fair share of spins at TGJ HQ) after last week saw her drop ‘Cocoa Butter’ – the lead single to her forthcoming LP ‘Songversation’ (due June 25).

Now, fans have been invited to take a peek at its single artwork (see above).

While the song is not available on Itunes until April 9th, you can get your first listen by clicking here.

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Grammy winning crooner John Legend just unveiled his new Rick Ross-enlisted single ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ yesterday and is already hard at work at its accompanying visual.

Set to be the lead single from Legend’s forthcoming ‘Love In the Future’ (June 25th), get into the interview with the twosome from the set of the video and get into some of the behind the scenes action:

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In a a time where people have become more aware of the prejudices that still exist to disturb the lives of minorities, speaking out against these prejudices as a public figure today is no doubt easier than it would have been for the likes of Madonna or Cyndi Lauper when they boldly did so back in the 80s.

Sure, as unfortunate as this may be to admit, there are some entertainers who while have condemned the mistreatment and legal barriers placed against same sex couples via seemingly heartfelt gestures, but have gone onto prove their motives for doing so are anything but altruistic…more interested in using the gay community to boost their own ‘approval ratings’ in and outside of the industry’s walls.

Today, ‘Chime For Change’ icon Beyonce stood as one of the many who truly does care to make a difference, making her stance on marriage equality very public via her personal Instagram page.

Full story below…

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This generation’s best and brightest R&B acts will be in full effect at the 21st annual Trumpet Awards.

Airing on TVOne this Sunday, the Rickey Smiley-hosted affair will see Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton, Luke James, Tamela Mann, Avant, and ‘R&B Divas’ castmates Syleena Johnson, Monifah, Keke Wyatt, and more hit the stage in support of their current projects and/or to pay homage to the night’s honorees Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson.

The 21stAnnual Trumpet Awards will make its way to TV this Sunday, March 31 at 8 PM EST only on TV One.

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We had to take a double take today after one view of the explicit version of Robin Thicke‘s latest video ‘Blurred Lines’.  Serving as the first single from his yet-titled new album, the T.I. and Pharrell-assisted tune saw its official visual dropped last week (much to fan delight).

Today, however, saw the unveiling of the not-so-edited version.  We must tell you upfront this is not-safe-for-work (NSFW).  18+ older proceed with caution below:

 

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