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After being deemed a ratings winner for BET, faith-based reality show ‘The Sheards’ is set to return for a season 2!

Starring gospel family The Sheards (including Grammy winner Karen Clark Sheard of the Clark Sisters and daughter Kierra Sheard), the series saw its season 1 finale Sunday night – bringing to close weeks worth of an intimate look at the talented musical family.

Now, amidst anticipation, BET took to Twitter to confirm the show’s return:

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As of time reporting, no official dates have been released.

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The second search for ‘The Voice UK’ is underway!

Already a smash in the US (and its original home of Holland), the show has arrived on British shores by way of the BBC last year and takes its place prime-time for another year running. Coaches this side of the pond are Jessie J, will.i.am, Danny O’ Donoghue, and the legendary Tom Jones.

Billed as the definitive talent-search, many are predicting it to serve as a true contender to The X Factor‘s strong hold.

Judge for yourself below with highlights from episode 8 / series 2 (the third of the battle rounds) below…

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…and the claw are out!

For no known or apparent reason, former quasi-relevant actress Amanda Bynes had pop starlet Rihanna in her sights Sunday as she launched a Twit-attack against the Grammy winner.

Bynes has already spent the week atop headlines for a number of what some speculate are drug-related/erratic outbursts and appearances, including one where she donned an unkept wig to a court-hearing for drug charges.  All of the aforementioned led to today’s showdown where the actress mentioned ‘the 2009 Chris Brown incident’ amongst other insults hurled at the Bajan beauty.

See them below and weigh in:

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It still stands as the highest selling Rap album to hit the country in the last two years.

Now, one year after its April 3rd launch date, Nicki Minaj’s latest LP ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ has continued its impressive yet unsung chart run in the UK!

Details below…

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From the bedroom, to band mates, to abusive boyfriends, Kelly Rowland is proving that she does indeed know how to ‘Talk A Good Game’ on her fourth studio album.

And, with the June 18th release of the LP drawing nearer, the new X Factor USA judge is clearly keen to show the masses what else the project has on offer.

As earlier reported, Rowland performed at the Riverfest in Little Rock, Arknasaw last night, delighting with live renditions of some of her much-loved hits. However, another performance has since surfaced of new track ‘Street Life’.

Produced by Pharrell Williams, the song relays a narrative of hustle and struggle in today’s age. Kelly sings “everybody around me trying to get to the money, including me”.

Get a taste of ‘Street Life’ after the jump…

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As one of the most active online destinations for Urban Pop, things move at a rapid pace here at That Grape Juice. However, each week, there’s always select stories that resonate most amongst our millions of monthly readers. Happen to miss one of them? Fret not, you now have…The Refill!

No frills or trills, The Refill simply recaps the hottest topics on the lips of the TGJ faithful over the last seven days. The metrics used to compile the list weekly are comments, social media shares, and page views.  So without further adieu…

 

That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Stories Of The Week!

1) Beyonce’s ‘Standing On The Sun’ Dominates Youtube

2) Ciara Debuts New Nicki Minaj Collaboration ‘I’m Out’

3) Mariah Carey’s Shocking Good Morning America Showing

4) Kelly Rowland Reveals ‘Talk A Good Game’ Tracklist

5) Billboard Music Awards 2013 Performances

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Undoubtedly one of the more notable names from the new breed of fiery femcee’s, Iggy Azalea is putting in ‘Work’ to ensure her buzz continues to build as the release of her debut album ‘The New Classic’ draws nearer.

The Australian-bred/US-based rapper hit BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Londonerry, Ireland this weekend, rocking the audience of thousands with her unique flow and stage show.

Watch Iggy dip it low after the jump…

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Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.

Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.

Tuck in below for the latest news on Twinkie Clark, The Showers, Kierra Sheard, Vashawn Mitchell, Livre, Mali Music, Zie’l, Sheri Jones-Moffett, and more:

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As a team of writers continue work on crafting her brand new sound, Instagram darling Rihanna took the photo sharing outlet to do a little bragging yesterday…flaunting that body and the size of her hot tub.

Taken during her time in Morocco, the shot sees the ‘Lemme Get That’ singer sporting a telling swimsuit- doing what she what she does best in posing for one of her in house photographers (see Melissa Forde).

More from Rita-Lite below!

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As girl groups go, break-ups, make-ups, and all else between often have one thing in common — drama.

The reunion of Pop force Danity Kane appears to be no different.

Fans rejoiced at the (carefully calculated) sighting of the multi-Platinum outfit earlier this month, yet unavoidable was the fact that member D. Woods was no where to be found.

Woods would later confirm that other projects rendered her unable to take part. Naturally, the masses are still keen for tastier tea and pour it she does in a new interview with Hot 107.5′s Bijou Star.

Check out quotes, as well as Aubrey O’Day’s TV show tease after the jump…

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Kelly Rowland is hot on the promo trail for new album ‘Talk A Good Game’.

X Factor USA‘s latest judge flaunted her own X Factor at Riverfest in Little Rock, Arkansaw last night – thrilling the thousands in attendance with hits including ‘Ice’, ‘Motivation’, ‘Kisses Down Low’, and new single ‘Dirty Laundry’.

Watch (and more so, hear), Ms. Kelly rock out after the jump…

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It’s official!

Fans of  ‘Scream’ singer Usher may do just that now that reports have surfaced the Grammy winning crooner has signed on for yet another season of NBC‘s hit singing competition ‘The Voice’.

The singer is in the middle of season 4 where he and Shakira came on to temporarily replace singers Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera.  Now, reports indicate Ush and Shakira will go on hiatus for the show’s fall season (as Xtina and Cee Lo return), but both are due to return for Spring 2014!

The break will certainly give the R&B heartthrob time to not only finish up his forthcoming new album, but also put the finishing touches on a highly anticipated Sugar Ray Leonard biopic that he has been reported to be portraying the boxing legend (source).

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