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Nivea Peep this pic of R&B singer Nivea at a party in Atlanta recently. Considering we haven’t seen much of her in the last few years, catching her in such a state – she looks a hot mess – is not the one.

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The video for Danity Kane’s brand new single ‘Damaged’ – from their forthcoming album ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’ – premiered just a few hours ago on MTV. I’m undecided as to whether it’s a cool concept or a mess – there’s no middle ground. I guess I was expecting something markedly different from this (choreography included). On a more definite note, the ladies look great.

You can now listen to the whole album over at MTV.com

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Reputable UK newspaper The Independent were less than impressed with Rihanna’s concert here in London at the 02 last week:

Rihanna’s two backing singers, meanwhile, wear more tasteful cocktail dresses, and carry the songs. Her rougher voice cuts across them almost randomly, and is only strong when buffed by effects. Look at the video screens, and you can admire Rihanna’s looks, and diamond-encrusted mic. Look at the stage, and her real performance has no charisma, no defining persona. She could be a mannequin, or a hopeful rap video extra. Click here to read more…

Thankfully, it’s not just me who sees past all the hype.

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Kelly Rowland - 'Love Again' As R&B songstress Kelly Rowland gears up for the digital re-release of her album ‘Ms. Kelly’ (Diva Deluxe), the full version of one of the album’s new songs, the ballad ‘Love Again’, has surfaced.
After hearing the snippet a few weeks back, I knew this would be something special. Kelly really didn’t disappoint; IMO this is one of the best solo offerings I’ve heard from her. Her vocals excel over the stripped down instrumentation. A beautifully sung track, indeed. Though I often like to stray from the Beyonce comparisons, I really feel as if ‘Love Again’ is Kelly’s ‘Dangerously In Love’. Granted the album will not be released physically, I’m hopeful Kelly includes this on her new album. ‘Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe’ hits digital outlets on March 25th. {Thanks Angel!}

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Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse was spotted in a London cornershop recently. Sorry, I couldn’t resist…
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G-Unit Cover XXL Rap collective G-Unit show their ‘solidarity’ on the cover for the latest issue of XXL Magazine. I’m not really buying into this ‘united front’ facade; 50 and Young Buck’s (not so) subliminal jibes at each other for the better part of a year suggests all is not well.

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Ne-Yo - Closer R&B star Ne-Yo is currently working on his third studio album. This new track ‘Closer’, which surfaced today, is said to be first single from the LP.
Upon listening to this, I was a little surprised. On the uptempo track, Ne-Yo fuses Euro-Dance/Pop with R&B, serving up a pretty solid song in the process. Considering the creative and sales slump he saw with his last album ‘Because of You’, I’m hoping this ‘different’ sound here is indicative of a new direction he’s venturing into musically.

 

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Ray J appeared on the Tyra Banks Show today and discussed his now infamous sex-tape with Kim Kardashian:

Something about Ray J irks me to no end. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’m sure it has something to do with him pretty much being a joke. ‘I want to focus on my career now’? Maybe he didn’t get the memo, but no one is checking for his career – ‘One Wish’ aside, I don’t think they ever were.

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Janet Covers BlackBook MagazineContinuing along the promo path for her #1 album ‘Discipline’, Janet Jackson appears on the cover of the April issue of BlackBook magazine. Janet really is killing it with the covers this go round. See the pic below too:

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Ex To Mario Winans: The ex-girlfriend of singer/producer Mario Winans is claiming that he hasn’t paid child support for their son:

Janel Bennett, who was in an eight-year relationship with Winans before she had her son, Jordan, claims she was evicted from her home in Miami because Winans won’t pay child support. She states she is “homeless and living with friends on the South Side of Chicago,” where she works as a cocktail waitress. A DNA test shows a ‘99.99 percent probability’ that Winans is the biological parent. Mario Winans is obligated to pay Janel Bennett $4,500 per month due on the first of each month as child support. Bennett says, “He hasn’t paid me. I just wanted support, and I was on disability and Medicaid and welfare just to have the baby. His current girlfriend, Joy — the mother of his toddler daughter, Sklyar — is known publicly as his “wife.” Bennett said, “Joy lives in a 16-bedroom mansion and her daughter wears mink coats and Seven jeans, and my son doesn’t have boots to wear in the winter.”

She claims Winans has only seen Jordan once, and “doesn’t send Christmas cards, doesn’t send him birthday cards, nothing.” Bennett said that for a while, Winans was sending her some money, but “he stopped paying last year . . . by the end of August 2007, I lost the house and moved to Chicago . . . I just want him to do right by Jordan . . . It would be so simple for him to call me so we could work something out.” {Source}

Not a good look, not a good look at all.

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Beyonce On Set Of 'Cadillac Records'Check out this pic of Beyonce in New Jersey on the set of her new movie ‘Cadillac Records’. The ‘Deja Vu’ singer is starring as Etta James in the film, hence the dodgy wig.
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The Game's 60 Day Sentence Over In 8 Days According to TMZ, rapper The Game has been released from prison after serving just 8 days of his 60 day sentence:

The rapper — real name Jayceon Taylor — walked out of Twin Towers Correctional Facility, according to his lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, after serving less than a fifth of his sentence for pleading no contest to a felony charge of possession of a firearm in a school zone.

A mess, if there ever was one. This ridiculousness tops Paris Hilton’s stint in the slammer – the heiress at least served 22 days of her 45 day sentence last year. These artists won’t stop acting up, if the system will only give a ‘slap on the wrist’.

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