After debuting at #1 at the US box office, grossing an approximate $21.5 million, in it’s first week of release (and still riding high on the charts today), Tyler Perry’s ‘Why Did I Get Married’ is an undeniable box office hit.
Seeing as the film has yet to see it’s UK release, I haven’t to see it (I’ll be watching it soon either way *hint hint* lol). Considering this, I wanted to hear what you guys that have seen it think of it. Did it live up to the hype? Who shone, who was wack? Etc. Express your view by dropping something in the ‘comment’ section.

Your thoughts?
R&B star Keyshia Cole performed a set of both her past and current material on VH1’s Unplugged. Though not always consistent, Keyshia really brought it with these performances:
Let It Go

Love

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What do you think of the performances?

According to Fox News columnist Roger Friedman, Pop superstar Michael Jackson is preparing to release a revamped version of his best-selling LP ‘Thriller’. Rapper/producer Kanye West is among those lined up to contribute to the project. Check out the report below:

[Michael] Jackson is involved in putting together a 25th anniversary edition of his best-selling album, “Thriller.” Those with long memories will recall that “Thriller” is considered the biggest-selling pop album of all time, succeeding Carole King’s “Tapestry” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and breaking every record it came near.

Jackson’s new music attorney, Peter Lopez, told me on Tuesday that about four of the original “Thriller” tracks are being remixed as “extras” for the CD package. Kanye West, Akon and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas are supposed to be doing that work. The songs are “Billie Jean,” “The Girl Is Mine,” “Wanna Be Starting Something” and “Pretty Young Thing.”

In addition, Lopez says that four tracks left off “Thriller” in 1983 will be included. Jackson’s longtime producer Bruce Swedien, who no longer works with the pop star, told me that one track he knows of is a killer. It’s called “Don’t Be Messin’ Around.” Swedien doesn’t know any of the other tracks left off the album but said there may be some out there.
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Though I’d much prefer Michael to drop his long-awaited new album sooner rather than later, I guess this will wet the appetite of his fans, whilst re-introducing him to the masses.

Do you think re-releasing ‘Thriller’ is a good idea?

Thanks all those who entered the Keyshia Cole ‘Just Like You’ competition. The correct answer to the question:

What was the title of Keyshia’s 2005 debut album?

b) The Way It Is

The winner (who has also been notified via email) is….
Denisha Donaldson (Age 20) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Congratulations (you have also been notified via email).

Remember to keep it locked on That Grape Juice for upcoming competitions…

With Alicia Keys’ current single ‘No One’ riding high on the charts, the next single from her new album ‘As I Am’ has surfaced. Produced by Timbaland, ‘Like You’ll Never See Me Again’ is a soulful slow jam which sees Alicia coo effortlessly over the beat. Though the track doesn’t seem to have ‘like upon first listen’ appeal, it is a definte grower IMO. It’s a welcome change to hear a Timbaland production that differs to a lot of what he has put out for other artists as of late. The video for the song was filmed earlier this month and should premiere in the coming weeks. Alicia’s album ‘As I Am’ drops on November 13th.

Hit Or Miss?

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Though the video for Mary J. Blige’s new single ‘Just Fine’ was set to premiere tomorrow on VH1, it has hit the net a day earlier. I’m really liking what both Mary and director Chris Applebaum came up with; from the concept to Mary’s look to the effects – everything was on-point! The little Michael Jackson homage at the end was a nice touch. With the, somewhat, different sound Mary went for with this song, it’ll be interesting to hear what her forthcoming album ‘Growing Pains’ sounds like.

What do you think of the video?

That Grape Juice is giving one lucky winner the chance too meet Omarion & Marques Houston in LA! The guys will be in LA this Thursday (October 25th) for the premiere of their new film ‘Somebody Help Me’. Check out the synopsis of the film below:

From the director of YOU GOT SERVED & HOUSE PARTY 4, comes this urban horror/thriller on the order of CABIN FEVER, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, and WRONG TURN. SOMEBODY HELP ME delivers a chill a minute as the story revolves around characters Brendan Young (Marques Houston) and Darryl Jennings (Omarion) as they head off with friends and their respective girlfriends for a weekend stay at a remote cabin in the woods. After the couples settle in and start to enjoy the weekend, things take an eerie turn. On trips into the local town, they start to have strange encounters with some of the townspeople who seem a bit askew. One by one of group ends up missing or dead, while the dwindling group is forced to ban together more and more to figure out who or what is behind the killings. Ultimately, they discover even more than they bargain for in a chilling reveal.

The winner(s) of the competition will receive two tickets each to the screening of the film at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles this Thursday, as well as a chance to personally meet the both Omarion and Marques Houston. All you have to do to enter is to email your full name and mailing address to: [email protected] with ‘Meet Omarion & Marques Houston Comp’ as the title.

Please bare in mind that due to the short notice given, the quicker your entry the better your chances of winning. Competition closes tomorrow! Good luck.

Chi-Town rapper Common really has been bringing ‘it’ with the videos from his current CD ‘Finding Forever’ (released this past July), with his latest offering being ‘I Want You’. Interestingly, the vid was directed by actress Kerry Washington and features cameos from the likes of Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Serena Williams. I’m liking the song and the vid; it’s just a shame that Common doesn’t receive the acclaim he deserves.

What do you think of the video?

With the release of Chris Brown’s sophomore album ‘Exclusive’ drawing nearer, tracks from the set are ‘surfacing’ on a near-weekly basis. The latest is ‘Down’, which features rapper Kanye West. Though the quality of the songs I’ve heard so far are steadily improving, the overall vibe I’m getting is that the album won’t be as good as his last.

Hit or Miss?

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Ok, so I know it’s not often (well, at all) that you see anything about the Spice Girls here, but in the spirit of relevancy, I thought to post their new single ‘Headlines’ (Friendship Never Ends). The track is one of two new songs set to feature on their forthcoming Greatest Hits CD (due November 13th). About the song, it’s ‘OK’ – nothing more, nothing less. still, I’m sure it’ll top charts in light of the hype machine surrounding their comeback.

Hit or Miss?

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Check out songstress Mariah Carey’s appearance on BET’s 106 & Park yesterday (October 22nd) to promote her new fragrance, ‘M By Mariah Carey’.

Mariah spoke with the Associated Press recently regarding her new album. Here’s what she had to say:

“It’s hard for me to sit here and talk about it without sounding like I’m bragging if I’m in love with it, but I’m in love with this album,” she says. “I think that having the success with the last record allowed me to have more freedom and just make records that I like. It’s kind of a really fun record” Mimi’s new CD is out on February 2008.

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I’m really hoping she comes with the goods. Sources are claiming that the album’s sound is somewhat different to her last effort, with several rappers reportedly featured. I guess, like the rest, we’ll have to wait to next February.

Your thoughts?

For those who still care….ok, that was bad lol. It has been confirmed that Mya’s oft delayed album ‘Liberation’ will now be released on December 11th. I’m guessing her label are hoping to cash in on the holiday season. Yet, with all the push backs, I’m wondering if anyone still cares.

Will you be checking for ‘Liberation’ if and when it drops?
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