Janet Jackson is taking a worldwide approach ahead of the release of her hotly anticipated new album.

Last year saw the superstar singer rock US audiences on her ‘State of The World Tour’ as well as a number of notable festivals.

Now, she’s set to slay the stage at one of the most globally revered spectacles – Glastonbury in the UK.

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Just like that one tweet set the Internet ablaze with reports of a leaked list of purported 2019 Grammy winners.

The tweet – which also included a video claiming to show all the winners for the upcoming Grammy Awards next month – named Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” as the ceremony’s Song of the Year recipient, Cardi B’s “I Like It” as Record of the Year winner, and Album of the Year honor going to R&B songstress H.E.R.
As fans of the alleged losers began making their disappointment known, a spokesperson for the Recording Academy opted to shut down the hoopla by releasing an official statement.  Read it inside:

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Few stars can say they’ve survived an industry black-balling and landed on their feet the way funnywoman Mo’Nique has.

Despite earning quite the reputation for her outspoken nature, being cast as “difficult” and “demanding” by the likes of entertainment industry leaders Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels, Whoopi Goldberg, and more, and becoming the source of ridicule for her highly publicized battle with Netflix, the 51-year-old is celebrating a major comeback courtesy of a recently announced stint in Sin City.

Making history as the first Black comedienne to have her own Vegas residency, Mo took to our friends at Essence to not only dish on the major accomplishment but also reflect on the recent downfalls that have gotten her to this point (i.e. backlash received for supporting Roseanne, Netflix drama, and more).

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‘On & On’ takes on new meaning as neo-soulstress Erykah Badu‘s involved in yet another Twitter tussle thanks to her recent feather-ruffling comments on actor/singer Jussie Smollett.

As we reported here, Smollett was hospitalized after a heinous homophobic attack in Chicago recently.  When fellow celebs and fans alike took to Twitter to voice their support for Smollett and outrage against the perpetrators, Badu used her social media platform to say:

Needless to say, just a week after being slammed for her support of R. Kelly (click here to read more), her comments on Smollett incited Twitter attack…

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‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett has received an enduring wave of support from celebrities and fans alike after That Grape Juice exclusively broke the story of his vicious attack by homophobic and racist assailants.

As the FBI investigates what they have deemed a “possible hate crime,” many of Smollett’s supporters – including ‘Empire’ director Lee Daniels and the show’s network home, FOX – have vowed to offer assistance with the 35-year-old’s return to health and raise awareness about violence against the LGBT community.

Daniels recently took to Instagram to give his followers the first glimpse at Smollett since his hospitalization.  Following up with a fiery rant, see the video, photo, and more inside:

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It’s official! Christina Aguilera is heading to Las Vegas!

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In a developing story, That Grape Juice has learned that ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett has been hospitalized in Chicago following a homophobic and racially charged attack.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reason to believe the R. Kelly, the alleged child rapist, is engaging in modern slavery/ sex-trafficking.

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Kehlani has urged critics of the gifted Pop princess Tinashe to think twice about the way they address her supposed career woes.

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Normani and Sam Smith have unleashed the video for new single ‘Dancing With A Stranger.’

Directed by Vaughan Arnell, the slick clip features the duo as they contemplate and navigate the aftermath of a breakup.

Already a UK hit (#3) and fast rising in the US, the release is the first from both acts this year following recent successes with ‘Promises‘ (Smith) and ‘Love Lies’ ( Normani).

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Leading black tech innovators, influencers, entrepreneurs, and investors will converge in Atlanta, GA on January 31, 2019, for CultureShock, a one-of-a-kind Celebration of the Atlanta Black Tech ecosystem, hosted at Ambient + Studio.

The event is being presented by Collab, LLC, an Atlanta collective led by Jewel Burks SolomonJustin Dawkins and Barry Givens, dedicated to creating a robust Black tech ecosystem built on collaboration. CultureShock will capitalize on the excitement surrounding the 2019 Big Game to bring together the black tech community from across the country and celebrate the successes of Atlanta’s ecosystem.

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Nearly a year after the announcement, the bitter, highly publicized divorce of actors Duane and Tisha Campbell Martin has garnered intense media attention again after Tisha unearthed shocking claims that she suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her estranged husband.

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