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UK vixen Alesha Dixon performed her current smash ‘The Boy Does Nothing’ on the BBC’s Children In Need telecast last night. I really enjoyed her rousing showing. She definitely holds her own down on the live performing tip. What’s more, I’m pleased this record is taking off for her. Already in the top 10 on the Official UK Singles chart on downloads alone, the physical release of the single is currently outselling Beyonce’s ‘If I Were A Boy’. More power to her.

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R&B star Ciara performed a set at Californian radio station Wild 94.9’s Wild Jam event earlier this week. Check out clips of her performance of ‘Go Girl’ as well as a track from her upcoming ‘Fantasy Ride’ track and ‘Promise’ below:
Go Girl

New Track / Promise

She nailed it! What’s more the new track actually sounds pretty good. Watching this definitely has me anticipating her ‘Fantasy Ride’ album all the more.

Speaking of ‘Fantasy Ride’, Ciara recently confirmed that she is still recording – revealing that she will be going into the studio with Justin Timberlake. Exciting stuff. {Source}

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Peep this behind the scenes look the video for Keri Hilson’s latest single ‘Turnin Me On (ft. Lil’ Wayne). I’m really hoping this release, which is a double single with ‘Return The Favor’, catches on. Keri is really deserving of success.

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Chilli Talks TLC, Usher, Tameka & Much MoreFormer TLC star Chilli recently sat down with Essence Magazine to talk about everything from TLC being the biggest selling female group (over Destiny’s Child) to her thoughts on Usher and wife Tameka and a whole heap more. Check out extracts from the feature, which appears in the latest issue of the magazine, below:

On TLC Being The Best Selling Female Group

Thank you for acknowledging that because everyone always credits Destiny’s Child as the biggest-selling female group, but it’s just not true. You can’t count album sales for each solo project collectively and come up with numbers.

On whether Tameka broke up her relationship with Usher

When people ask whether or not I think she is the reason we broke up, I have no clue what Usher was doing outside of our relationship. When we broke up, it was because it wasn’t working out. I later found out there was some infidelity, but he never said who that woman or who those women were, because I’m sure it was more than one. Again, I heard things, but Tameka never crossed my mind. The first time I strolled across that [infamous] beach photo I thought somebody photoshopped that. I didn’t believe it. I did wonder if she was one of the girls, but again, I never asked. My memory of her was that she was the stylist, because she dressed Usher and I for an event one time. Honestly, those are questions I never asked him, and I’vedistanced myself so much from him. We aren’t communicating at all. We broke up, had conversation a few times maybe two years after we broke up, and it was a wrap. I think what keeps it alive at all is these [blogs] speculating whether we’d get back together.

On being labelled a homewrecker while dating CNN’s T.J Holmes

…let’s clear this up right now. T.J. Holmes was divorced and had been divorced. It wasn’t a situation where he was going through a divorce and still married. I would never date a man that is legally separated or tied to another woman. We dated, but it was brief. I’m a godly person and try to do all the things that God wants me to do. I have a conscience; I could never do that. Besides, I want to get married and present a healthy wonderful relationship for myself and my 11-year-old son.

On Coping With Left Eye’s Death

I see her family every now and then. I still have my moments and probably always will. There’s not a day that goes by that she doesn’t cross my mind. When I do some interviews, I get so upset when people refer to me as “the former member of TLC.” I am always and still am a part of TLC. We are forever no matter what. As long as T-Boz and I are living, we are keeping Left Eye’s memory alive.

You can read the full interview by clicking here

On the one hand, I’m wondering why the hell she keeps getting asked and is still talking about the Usher situation. Then I remember she hasn’t really done much with herself since then. What happened to the solo career?

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Rapper 50 Cent stopped by the Tyra Banks Show earlier this week for what turned out to be a real interesting interview. The G-Unit General spoke candidly about his baby momma drama, Ja Rule, Vivica Fox, of course his latest projects and much more.

As much as I still think 50 is a dwindling entity, I must say he came across really well here. Really well. It’s just a shame that he acts a fool more times than not.

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With Beyonce’s ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ LP due in stores next week, the Grammy award winning superstar is touching all bases on her promotional campaign – today stopping by The Oprah Winfey Show to perform her smash ‘If I Were A Boy’.
About the performance, it was awesome! You could she she tapped into her acting skills (don’t laugh lol). I’m still waiting for the performance promo push for ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ to kick off. She seems to only be performing ”Boy’ everywhere…

Update:
You can now watch Bouncy’s interview on the show, where she speaks on her marriage to Jay-Z, pregnancy rumours and much more:

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Check out these recent paparazzi pics of singer Amy Winehouse in London recently. Yes, she still looks like she needs a good scrub, but it’s great to finally see her with some flesh on her bones.

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Keyshia Cole 'A Different Me' Cover Our friends over at Rap-Up.com have revealed the official album cover for Keyshia Cole’s 3rd studio LP ‘A Different Me’ (due December 16th).

Keyshia’s look has evolved quite a bit over the years, with her in more recent times looking really good – this cover included. Here’s hoping the album delivers.


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The video for Rihanna’s 100th single ‘Rehab’ is set to premiere any day now. In the meanwhile, you can watch a short preview of the clip, which features Justin Timberlake, above. I keep saying it, this girl (along with Cassie) needs to take up modelling or something, as it’s clearly where her greatest talents lie. She looks great. Aside from that, I can’t see much of interest going on in the video.

Randomness: Kudos to her team for milking her ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ CD until she became a star (force fed on us anyone?), but this is becoming overkill. I say this as her 4th album is slated for release next year, hence it’ll feel like she never went anywhere. There comes a time when one must fall back…right back.

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Kanye: 'Rihanna Was The Best Thing To Happen To Beyonce'Kanye West held a listening session for his eagerly anticipated ‘808’s and Heartbreak’ here in London this week. At the event, which was was attended by select media outlets, the ‘Love Lockdown’ rapper used Beyonce and Rihanna to illustrate a point, raising an interesting point himself in the process:

After hearing listening to the album, Kanye took a Q&A session.

When asked about his single ‘Love Lockdown’, Kanye explains why he chose to make the single.

‘This is a wakeup call … people in music get comfortable … Rappers get comfortable’.

Kanye said this was the case with Beyonce.

‘Rihanna was the best thing to happen to Beyonce’, referring to Rihanna’s rise to stardom suggesting Beyonce had to set the musical bar higher.

Kanye believed that Beyonce did this with her new video ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’. He expressed his respect and love for it, while saying it was a concept that he never would have come up with. {Source}

Hmm. An interesting point, that will no doubt have Bouncy’s and Ms. Fenty’s stans squaring off – again LOL. Granted I agree Beyonce had to come differently this go around to re-affirm her place as the ‘top’ female in the industry (especially when considering Rihanna’s near 2 year dominance), I feel as though Bey was always gonna need to approach her 3rd album with a fresh concept irrespective of Rihanna. With success not being guaranteed in this current industry climate (just ask Usher and Mariah), churning out the same ol’, same ol’ would have been an own-goal IMO.

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Currently over here in Europe promoting her chart-topping album ‘Funhouse’, Pink performed a set for MySpace Secret concert series in Barcelona this week. Yes, you don’t see the once-R&B singer on That Grape Juice all that much, but her performance of ‘Killing Me Softly’ (made popular by The Fugees) at the show was awesome.

Seeing her do the song such justice, even with her now being a ‘Pop Rocker’, really has me hoping she re-embraces a more Urban sound – even if just for a track or two – on her next release. Not to say, the pink hair and choreography should make a return, but music like this seems to be a sure-fit for her as well.

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New Britney Spears Promo Pic Check out this new promotional pic for Britney Spears’ ‘comeback’ album ‘Circus’ (due December 2nd). Can’t say I’m liking this one too much; it’s not even the photoshopped-to-the-nines look of the pic, it’s more Ms. Spears’ face…something looks kinda off with the expression. Not that any of this matters much, she’s still on course to have her Mariah circa 2005 ‘redemption’ with this new album. More power to her.

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