Rising actress Seyi Omooba has been fired from a UK revival of ‘The Color Purple’ musical after homophobic remarks she made were uncovered.

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Congratulations are in order for Porsha Williams, who has given birth to her first child.

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Jennifer Lopez is throwing the ultimate celebration for her upcoming 50th birthday.

For, the stage blazer will be igniting cities across the US on her hotly anticipated ‘It’s My Party Tour.’ 

Interestingly, despite over two decades in showbiz, the trek will serve as her first ever North American outing as a headliner. It’s also notable her first tour in six years.

Set to kick off June 7th in Los Angeles, the show will give fans who missed the singer during her nearly 3-year long, ‘All I Have’ residency in Las Vegas the chance to see live renditions of her greatest hits and newer numbers such as upcoming single ‘Medicine.’

Stops on the 24-city tour include LA, New York, Detroit, and Houston. It’s presently set to wrap on July 25th in Miami.

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Cardi B‘s ascend to Rap royalty has largely been on the back catchy hits and infectious catchphrases.

Of the latter, “Okurrr” has become her most notable.

Well, Belcalis is wasting no time capitalizing on it.

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Afrobeats has been blazing on a global scale and look set to intensify thanks to exciting new names on the rise.

One of the most notable to emerge is Teni The Entertainer.

Boasting a sound and artistic proposition that is inimitable, the singer’s flavoursome flow has garnered the attention of a worldwide audience – including London, where she recently played a sold-out show.

Home, though, is where the heart is and Teni is gearing up to play one of Nigeria’s hottest (and most internationally renown) spectacles – the Gidi Culture Fest on April 20th.

Ahead of her performance, That Grape Juice caught up with her to discuss her ascend, a possible WizKid collaboration, Afrobeats’ boom, and much more.

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we think it’s best to reflect on ‘I Learned from the Best’ – the last official single from Whitney Houston‘s ‘My Love Is Your Love’ album.  Meet us inside:

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Congratulations are in order for Rita Ora!

For the Pop star’s sophomore album ‘Phoenix’ has just ascended to a major milestone.

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Wendy Williams’ controversial husband Kevin Hunter has weighed in on her battle with substance abuse.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Jordan Peele and Winston Duke have ample reason to celebrate. For, their new movie ‘US’ is on its way to owning the box office.

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Mariah Carey has put a new spin on single ‘A No No’ with a little help from rising UK rapper Stefflon Don.

The ‘Caution’ cut receives the remix treatment, with the ladies trading verses over the hard-hitting production.

And now, it’s been paired with a music video.

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Brandy is set to make her grand return to the UK, and she’ll be doing so alongside other R&B royals.

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With an ongoing media onslaught surrounding his allegedly faked homophobic attack, ‘Hurt People’ singer Jussie Smollett’s seeing his real life drama hurt the ratings of the scripted drama, ‘Empire.’

Once FOX’s flagship production, the Taraji P. Henson-led series was already steadily declining in viewership ahead of the commotion caused by Smollett – a feat the negative press certainly didn’t help.  Just a week after posting its lowest season premiere ratings (mid-season or otherwise), reports now have it ‘Empire’ delivered its lowest figures to date (overall) on its Wednesday (March 20) episode.

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