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It’s that time of the year again guys!

Yes, after a year of a notable music releases, Billboard have finally released their ‘Year End Chart‘, which tallies the highest selling projects of the year and lists them according to units moved this year.

How did your favorite act fare?

Prepare to be surprised below…

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Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta was the show the lips of everyone and their dog this Summer. Indeed, the VH1 hit brought with it just the right dose of drama, ratchet, and real life to render it a must-see.

Now, as the show prepares to air a ‘Dirty Little Secrets’ special this Sunday (8PM ET), a hilarious spoof starring actress Essence Atkins has surfaced.

Watch below as she takes on the role of Joseline, Miguel A. Nunez tackles Stevie J (Steebie J), and Vern Troyer (aka. Mini-Me of Austin Powers fame) appears as Benzino.

Hit ‘PLAY’ below for many an LOL.

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After what seems like an eternity, January 16th 2013 marks the arrival of the new and improved ‘American Idol‘, starring dated diva Mariah Carey and ‘Masquerade‘ Rapper Nicki Minaj.

So last night, in hopes of cranking up excitement for the show, the ladies joined their fellow judges for a day or promo- which saw select media invited to quiz all involved on what can be expected come the new year.

Now watch what happens when Mariah and Nicki find themselves forced to answer questions on each other, resulting in what we’d call hilarious viewing.

Cattiness below…

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Jamie Foxx‘s latest movie ‘Django Unchained’ may have already scored Golden Globe, SAG, and NAACP nominations, yet that hasn’t stopped the actor from pressing on with promo for the Quentin Tarantino movie.

With 11 sleeps left to go before the film hits US theaters on Christmas Day, Foxx stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman to promote the flick.

As ever with the 45 year old, the interview packed many an “LOL”.

Watch below as Foxx dishes on the movie, being a dad to a dating daughter, and much more.

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Next Thursday brings with it JoJo‘s 22nd birthday, yet also ushers in a special gift for the her fans – new mixtape ‘Agape’.

Deemed a labour of love, the 13 track set (which will be released as a free download) is preceded by ‘We Get By’ and ‘Andre’.

Now, with its December 20th arrival fast approaching, the vocal powerhouse has unwrapped the project’s tracklisting on Instagram.

Check it out below, where details of the singer’s four-song-set on That Grape Juice’s The Splash also await…

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Tamar Braxton is riding the wave of success with new single ‘Love & War’ and will no doubt be hoping the track’s housing album enjoys an equally warm reception.

Having drummed up ample buzz for the set on WE tv hits ‘Braxton Family Values’ and ‘Tamar & Vince’, the budding diva has whipped her “Tamartians” into a frenzy today with confirmation of the project’s release date.

Find out when the as yet untitled LP hits stores after the jump…

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Peep these snaps of American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj arriving for a day of shooting in Hollywood yesterday.

Joined by fellow mentors Randy Jackson and Keith Urban, the explosive pair hit the venue weeks before the show’s first episode hits US screens January 16th via FOX, and months before the release of Nicki Minaj‘s third studio album- reportedly billed ‘The Pink Print’.

More pics from yesterday below…

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Christina Milian may not have released new music in years, but that hasn’t halted her hustle.

The ‘Dip It Low’ songstress stopped by BET’s 106 & Park yesterday, where she chatted it up with hosts Paigion and Shorty Da Prince. Hot topics included her Social Media gig on The Voice, signing with Young Money, Christmas with her and The-Dream‘s three year old daughter, her 2013 album and more.

Watch Ms. Milian in action below…

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Say what you will about his personality, but there’s no denying Trey Songz’ contributions to R&B’s current revival.

Sure, while numbers boasted by Usher‘s ‘Confessions’ may make Songz’ feats look like child’s play, this year saw the sex symbol surpass all expectations when his ‘Chapter V’ debuted at #1 with 135,000 units. A figure, unfortunately unattainable by most (if not all) of his direct competition.

Shifting those numbers without the benefit of what some might call a ‘Pop smash’, he has now weighed in on those of his contemporaries he feels have strayed from the genre, only to enjoy lack luster sales once they do.

His words below…

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Ne-Yo is set to make the UK glow a shade of ‘R.E.D’ next year. For, the singer-songwriter has announced a series of live arena dates in the territory in support of his album of the same name.

The short jaunt is designed to embrace the star’s global superstar status; a status which saw him achieve his fourth UK #1 with ‘Let Me Love You’. What’s more, the feat serves as the first British chart-topper his record label Motown have had in over 20 years.

Find out how you can celebrate with the Grammy winner after the jump…

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The X Factor USA will once again see its judging panel re-jigged next year. For, L.A Reid has today announced that he will not be returning for the show’s third season.

Details below…

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Set for air on Friday, February 1, 2013, look below to see the full list of nominees for the 44th NAACP Image Awards (only on NBC).

MUSIC

Outstanding New Artist
• Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
• Gary Clark, Jr. (Warner Bros. Records)
• Lianne La Havas (Nonesuch Records Inc. / Warner Bros. Records)
• Melanie Amaro (Epic Records)
• The OMG Girlz (Pretty Hustle / Grand Hustle / Streamline / Interscope)
Outstanding Male Artist
• Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
• Lupe Fiasco (Atlantic)
• Miguel (ByStorm / RCA)
• Trey Songz (Atlantic)
• Usher (RCA Records)
Outstanding Female Artist
• Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
• Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
• Estelle (Atlantic)
• Missy Elliott (Atlantic)
• Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
• Chuck D, Johnny Juice, Will.i.am, Herbie Hancock (Iconomy Multi-Media &
Entertainment)
• fun. feat. Janelle Monae (Atlantic)
• Lupe Fiasco feat. Guy Sebastian (Atlantic)
• Mary Mary (Columbia)
• Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik, Delta Rae, Natasha Bedingfield (Forward
Song, LLC)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
• “Best Days” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
• “Go Get It” – Mary Mary (Columbia)
• “God, Love & Romance” – Fred Hammond (Verity Gospel Music Group)
• “I Win” – Marvin Sapp (Verity Gospel Music Group)
• “Le’Andria Johnson The Experience” – Le’Andria Johnson (Music World Gospel / Music
World)

Outstanding Music Video
• “Adorn” – Miguel (ByStorm / RCA)
• “Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
• “Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
• “This Christmas” – CeeLo Green (Elektra)
• “You’re On My Mind” – KEM (Universal Motown)
Outstanding Song
• “Be Mine for Christmas” – KEM (Universal Motown)
• “Glorify the King” – KEM (Universal Motown)
• “I Look To You” – Whitney Houston and R. Kelly (RCA Records)
• “Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
• “You’re On My Mind” – KEM (Universal Motown)
Outstanding Album
• “Bad – 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” – Michael Jackson (Legacy / Epic)
• “Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
• “I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston” – Whitney Houston (RCA
Records)
• “On the Shoulders of Giants – The Soundtrack” – Chuck D, Will.i.am, Herbie Hancock,
Nikki Yannofsky (Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment )
• “Perfectly Imperfect” – Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series
• “Glee” (FOX)
• “Modern Family” (ABC)
• “The Game” (BET)
• “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
• “The Soul Man” (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
• Anthony Anderson – “Guys with Kids” (NBC)
• Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
• Don Cheadle – “House Of Lies” (Showtime)
• Donald Faison – “The Exes” (TV Land)
• Hosea Chanchez – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
• Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
• Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• Kellita Smith – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl” (TV One)
• Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
• Aziz Ansari – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
• Donald Glover – “Community” (NBC)
• Lance Gross – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
• Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
• Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
• Gladys Knight – “The First Family” (Syndicated)
• Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
• Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
• “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• “Scandal” (ABC)
• “Treme” (HBO)
• “True Blood” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
• Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)
• Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
• LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
• Michael Clarke Duncan – “The Finder” (FOX)
• Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
• Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
• Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
• Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Clarke Peters – “Treme” (HBO)
• Dev Patel – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
• Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)
• Rocky Carroll – “NCIS” (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
• Joy Bryant – “Parenthood” (NBC)
• Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• Lucy Lui – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
• Rutina Wesley – “True Blood” (HBO)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• “Sugar Mommas” (GMC TV)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Afemo Omilami – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Cuba Gooding, Jr. – “Hallmark Hall of Fame’s FIRELIGHT” (ABC)
• Michael Jai White – “Somebody’s Child” (GMC TV)
• Rockmond Dunbar – “Raising Izzie” (GMC TV)
• Tory Kittles – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
• Alfre Woodard – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Jill Scott – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Keke Palmer – “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (Lifetime)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)
• Queen Latifah – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
• Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Erik Valdez – “General Hospital” (ABC)
• James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
• Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Rodney Saulsberry – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
• Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
• Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
• Shenell Edmonds – “One Life to Live” (ABC)
• Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)

Outstanding Talk Series
• “Don’t Sleep!” (BET)
• “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
• “The View” (ABC)
• “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (FX)

Outstanding Reality Series
• “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
• “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
• “The X Factor” (FOX)
• “Tia & Tamera” (Style)
• “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
• “Black Girls Rock” (BET)
• “Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots 35 Years Later” (OWN)
• “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)
• “The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls” (OWN)
• “Verses & Flow” (TV One)

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Motion Picture
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• “Red Tails” (Lucasfilm)
• “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
• Denzel Washington – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Jamie Foxx – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Morgan Freeman – “The Magic of Belle Isle” (Magnolia Pictures)
• Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi” (20th Century Fox)
• Tyler Perry – “Alex Cross” (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
• Emayatzy Corinealdi – “Middle of Nowhere” (AAFRM)
• Halle Berry – “Cloud Atlas” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Loretta Devine – “In The Hive” (Eone Entertainment)
• Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Viola Davis – “Won’t Back Down” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
• David Oyelowo – “Middle of Nowhere” (AFFRM)
• Don Cheadle – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)
• Dwight Henry – “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Lenny Kravitz – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Samuel L. Jackson – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
• Amandla Stenberg – “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate)
• Gloria Reuben – “Lincoln” (DreamWorks Pictures)
• Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company)
• Phylicia Rashad – “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” (Lionsgate)
• Taraji P. Henson – “Think Like a Man” (Screen Gems)

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