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As some of you may know, Beyonce will be starring as legend Etta James in the anticipated ‘Cadillac Records’ movie this December. Unsurprisingly, Ms. Knowles covers James’ career-defining song ‘At Last’ in the movie and similar to her previous film showings (i.e. Dreamgirls) her version will also be released.

Say what you want about her, but she definitely did the song justice. Not as great as the original, I must add, but still a commendable effort. Good stuff.

Hit or Miss?

Peep the official trailer for Mariah Carey’s most recent foray into the movie sphere ‘Tennessee’. Directed by Lee Daniels, the movie is Carey’s first major feature in a film since 2001’s ‘Glitter’…(and we all know the story with that lol). This definitely looks worth a look-see though. ‘Tennessee’ hits theatres across the US on December 19th.

Randomness: Does anyone else think Mariah’s ‘Glitter’ album was actually pretty good? I rate it higher than quite a few of her releases.

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Lil' Kim Looking...Good! I spotted these recent pics of rapper Lil’ Kim taken at a New York industry event over at NecoleBitchie.com. Be it a new plastic surgeon or make-up artist ot whatever, this is the best the pint-sized vixen has looked in a long time.
Here’s hoping she now turns her efforts to her music career, instead of partying it up – like she always seems to be doing these days. Whatever the case, she’ll have to take matters a bit more seriously. She is being sued for $2Million for not fulfilling her contractual obligations to hew new label Brookland Media as well as publishing firm Simon & Schuster for not delivering the book she was paid a $40,000 advance to write. Well, I guess she looks good….LOL. Check out the pics below:
Lil' Kim Looking...Good! Lil' Kim Looking...Good!

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LL Cool J stopped by The Tyra Banks Show this week to promote his current effort ‘Exit 13’. In the entertaining interview, the veteran rapper reminisced on his lengthy career, fitness regime, ‘retiring’ and much more. A good watch, I must say.

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In Jermaine Dupri’s latest Youtube video blog (from his ‘Living The Life series), lover Janet Jackson took a moment to thank her fans for their support during her period of illness – which forced her to postpone 9 stops on her Rock Witchu tour.

Jackson also took a moment to quash the rumors about her supposedly dumping him, after he supposedly vomited on her lap.

Good to see all is well with them.

*Tidbit: I will be giving you guys on our ‘That Grape Juice Wants To Rock Witchu’ contest later today*

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Solange To Tour With Beyonce In 2009Word has it, according to our friends over at Rap-Up.com, that Solange will be joining big sister Beyonce on her world tour when it starts next April (2009).
The burgeoning star will be performing tracks from her critically acclaimed sophomore effort ‘Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams’ on the 110-date trek – which sees stops here in Europe, the U.S (with a one-week stint in Las Vegas), Canada, Mexico, South America, Japan, Africa, and Australia. {Source}
This is definitely a good look for Solange, as the tour will inevitably garner alot of attention, hence ensuring she receives maximum exposure. I am scratching my head though; didn’t Solange stress that she didn’t want to be ‘grouped’ with Beyonce? In any case, exposure is exposure. The Knowles’ don’t play LOL.

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Rihanna & Justin Timberlake On The Set Of 'Rehab' It appears Def Jam have pulled a switch-a-roo and opted to release ‘Rehab’ as Rihanna’s next single, as opposed to the previously confirmed ‘Breakin’ Dishes’. The video for the single, which must be the 7th or 8th release from Ms. Fenty’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ LP (can you say ‘overkill’, especially when she’s looking to drop another album in 09), features Justin Timberlake, who wrote the cut.
Though lacking in the singing and performing area (basically what she is supposed to be known for), there’s no denying she looks great here. Shame her talents don’t stretch too far beyond that.

Rihanna & Justin Timberlake On The Set Of 'Rehab' Rihanna & Justin Timberlake On The Set Of 'Rehab' Rihanna & Justin Timberlake On The Set Of 'Rehab'

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Check out a sneak peek of T.I. and Rihanna’s brand new video for ‘Live Your Life’, the full version of which premieres on October 28th. Very cinematic. I like.

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After a lengthy hiatus from the music scene, rapper Eminem is currently in the studio prepping his new LP. In an exclusive interview with BBC Radio 1, the Detroit native opened up about everything; from not having a desire for fame, working With Dr. Dre, taking drugs, his daughter, the ups and downs of the industry and a whole lot more.

At 41 minutes, the interview is pretty long. That said, highly insightful.

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New Kanye West Promo Pics New Kanye West Promo Pics
Peep these quirky new promo shots for Kanye West’s forthcoming ‘808’s & Heartbreak’ (due November 25th). Very Kanye’.

What do you think of the pics?
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Official still shots from Beyonce’s new movie ‘Cadillac Records’ surfaced today. The superstar stars as the great Etta James in the movie, which also sees features Cedric The Entertainer, Mos Def, Gabrielle Union among others.

Randomness:
Ms. Knowles reportedly gained 15 pounds for the role.

'Cadillac Records' Movie Pics'Cadillac Records' Movie Pics'Cadillac Records' Movie Pics'Cadillac Records' Movie Pics'Cadillac Records' Movie PicsThis one certainly looks like a winner. Will definitely be checking this out upon its release on December 5th.

Will you be going to check out ‘Cadillac Records’?

‘Crank That’ star Soulja Boy has unveiled details of his sophomore effort, ‘iSouljaBoytellem’, which is set to hit stores on December 16th:

“iSouljaboytellem” (Collipark Music/Interscope) is led by the single “Birdwalk,” which will be serviced to radio this week. An accompanying video is slated to debut shortly afterward.

The new set features production from Mr. Collipark, Polow Da Don and Soulja Boy himself. Other tracks on the album include “Yamaha Mama” featuring Sean Kingston and “Turn My Swag On,” which will be released virally.

In addition, Soulja Boy, who recently signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Yum Shoes, a Dallas-based clothing company, will reveal the first line of the shoe in November. He will also launch his own animated series on his Web site next month.

“Souljaboytellem.com”, the rapper’s first album, has sold 949,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. “Crank That” has shifted a mammoth 3.86 million downloads. {Source}

I’m kinda indifferent about the album. I’m still caught up on the fact his debut sold so much. I mean honestly now…

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