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After a brief rest on the bench, Cover Star is back! This week spotlight’s Berlin beauty  Lolaca Manhisse, who tackles Beyonce‘s latest song ‘Standing On The Sun’. How did she fare? Find out below…

Stunning!

The full version of the Sia-penned number may not be out yet, however – like most King B cuts- it’s clear this is yet another song that only the skilled should attempt. And skilled, Lolaca is. Indeed, a few diction issues aside, she held her own, breezing through the track’s varied vocal tones and textures well. We like…do you?

For more on Lolaca, check out her Youtube page here.

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Mariah Carey has cooked up a hit, so it seems, with new single ‘#Beautiful’. And while debate rages on as to how much of a hand her paid-for radio deal has in the song’s success, the premium diva has given a window-peek into the the making of the Miguel assisted cut’s Joseph Kahn helmed video.

 Watch the ever-festive Mimi elaborate on the visual’s concept below…

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With contributions from Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Emeli Sande, the soundtrack for Baz Lurhmann‘s ‘The Great Gatsby’ is on track to score impressive numbers on the Billboard 200.

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Crime dramas don’t seem to be getting the love they once were.  Just ask TNT and CBS as they have opted to cancel their beloved shows ‘Southland’ and ‘CSI:  NY’ respectively.

While TNT opted to renew soapy drama ‘Dallas’, the Regina King-starred ‘Southland’s fate was not such after gracing television for five seasons (one on NBC, four on TNT).  Indeed, while the show knew much critical success but consistently drew in low viewership.

In CBS land, shows ‘Vegas’, ‘Golden Boy’, and ‘Rules of Engagement’ join longtime runner ‘CSI: NY’ on the chopping block.  Had it been renewed, it would’ve been the show’s tenth season. (source)

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ABC fans rejoice!  For, while competitor channels NBC and CBS have struggled to find audiences for what were once believed to be their top ratings earners, ABC has dominated the airwaves with a host of hits that will be coming to viewers again next season.

The Shonda Rimes-crafted shows ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ (after recently winning its highest ratings ever) are set to return to screen as are fan-favorites ‘Once Upon A Time’, ‘Nashville’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Suburgatory’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Castle’, ‘Last Man Standing’, ‘The Middle’, and ‘The Neighbors’.

Fans of shows ‘Body of Proof’, ‘Happy Endings’, ‘How To Live With Your Parents’, ‘Red Widow’, and ‘Malibu Country’, however, were not so lucky as all of those shows were cancelled.

For more on that story, check in here.

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NBC lowered its annual chopping block this week and a number of fan favorites got the axe, most notably the Jennifer Hudson-led ‘Smash’ and comedy series ‘The New Normal’ (Nene Leakes).

While the cancellation of the former comes as no surprise given its constant reports of extremely low ratings (given the caliber of star power aboard its roster), some were shocked to learned of ‘The New Normal’s axing after just one season.

In conjunction, many of the network’s “freshman” shows got the chop after just one season including ‘Go On’, the Anthony Anderson-led ‘Guys With Kids’, and the previously reportedDeception’ starring Meagan Good. (source)

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After nabbing modest first week numbers with new album ‘Hotel California‘, Tyga embarked on its supporting European tour- hitting Heford,  Germany as part of the venture.

Performing a collection of his strongest material for attendees, the night saw him heat things up with a live serving of ‘For The Road’ and Chris Brown‘s ‘Deuces‘.

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‘Losing You’ singer Solange has been winning over listeners with her latest EP ‘True’.

In a bid to continue the steam built for the critically acclaimed project, the youngest of the Knowles clan has teamed with Refinery 29 and Absolut Tune to unveil a “mini-music video” for another of the album’s cuts – ‘Locked In Closets’.

Bringing new meaning to the term pink friday, tuck in below to see the fashionista work :

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Shonda Rhimes and co. have done it again!

By way of the momentum generated by its ‘mole’ led plot, ABC‘s political thriller Scandal drew in a sweet 8.9 million viewers last night- marking the highest rated show in the US.

Beating ‘American Idol‘ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’, the Kerry Washington led series scored its best numbers to date, outperforming every other show to have aired in the market this week, serving as the show’s latest ratings win since its April 5th 2012 arrival.

Now on course to rank as TV‘s highest rated drama for the second time in three weeks, the series‘ winning streak comes weeks before ABC are set to announce the arrival of its third season–  helping to pick up the pieces from last night’s explosive revelation.

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Singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter is burning up clubs and Urban radio alike with her debut solo single ‘I Like It’.  The first from a host of R&B bangers the former Richgirl is crafting for her yet-titled solo LP, the tune has been winning her a host of new fans since its unveiling a few months ago.

Undoubtedly hoping to keep such buzz afloat, the soaring songstress has taken to her Youtube to share acoustic covers of some of her favorite songs.  As today’s entry sees Miss Streeter take to task Aaliyah‘s ‘I Care 4 U’ reared radio hit ‘Come Over’, tuck in below to tell us if she did it justice:

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Peep this recently surfaced snap of ‘Let Me‘ stunner Rihanna, in the studio with Nigerian Rapper Wale.

Believed to have been taken recently, the pic sees the pair hard at work on what some fans are hoping is material for his  forthcoming project- and arrived minutes after her on/off boyfriend Chris Brown set Twitter alight with a remark reportedly aimed at the star.

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With critics slamming her ‘777 Tour‘ documentary across the globe to no end, one time Fefe Dobson wannabe engaged in a little therapy last night, arriving at an NYC ‘Best Buy’ store with her little brother Rajad.

While her time would have been better spent in a rehearsal setting (or taking notes from Beyonce‘s ‘Mrs.Carter Show‘) the vocal wonder courted paparazzi as she picked up products at the store…days after coming under fire from fans in the city of Boston, as explained here.

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