With Trina set to release her new album ‘Still Da Baddest’ on April 1st, the video for the set’s second single ‘I Got A Thang For You’ made its debut today. Featuring Keyshia Cole, the video is pretty good and does the equally as good song justice. I’ve been feeling a lot of Trina’s new material and will definitely be checking for the album.

*For those still patiently awaiting That Grape Juice’s interview with Trina, hold tight, it will be posted next week*

What do you think of the video?

Terrence Howard Covers GIANT Magazine Actor Terrence Howard appears in the latest issue of GIANT magazine. Check out a few *interesting* quotes from his feature:

“It’s so hard to find a good woman who’s gonna help build the family and not be so interested in just building herself. I could be like any other male wannabe celebrity out there and hang out and date a bunch of people. Of course, there’s a beautiful opportunity to be out there and free. Why not eat up all the fruit on the trees? But the end result is that those things bring a dishonor to the family, and I will have served nobody but myself. I’ve sacrificed what I want to do for the sake of my family, and that’s what I need.”

“Sometimes men are drawn to each other and don’t know how to deal with that. So they think, ‘I must be gay!’ But we hide from the quality that is most prolific in human beings, to express love. God is love. And we remain in his image. Only one other angel is made in his image, and he became Jesus on this earth, his only begotten son. So why is it that we run from love? Why can’t men look at each other in the eye with honesty?”


Anyway, you can view Terrence’s full shoot for GIANT by clicking here

Your thoughts?

Solange Spotted In Miami Solange, the youngest of the Knowles clan, was snapped at the ‘Armani Exchange Icons of Dance DJ Portraits’ at the A/X Music Lounge in Miami yesterday. I must say, she really has grown into her ‘look’ and tends to be on her ‘A’ game these days. The 21 year old’s sophomore album ‘Soul Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams’ hits stores in August.

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Cherish UpdateCapitol recording artists Cherish have pushed back the release of their sophomore effort ‘The Truth’ to May 13th. The set was originally set to drop on April 29th. To coincide with the release of the record, a second single has been lined up in the form of ‘Amnesia’ (a video for which is set to be shot in the coming weeks). Whilst I’m liking the slow/mid-tempo cut, I feel the girls excel on their more upbeat/club-destined tracks i.e. ‘Do It’, ‘Shoe Fanatic’ and ‘Keep It Fresh’. Kinda has me thinking whether this has any real chance of making an impact on the charts – a much needed occurrence for the group after the so-so performance of their last single ‘Killa’.

Hit or Miss?

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Beyonce Covers Jack MagazineR&B superstar Beyonce features on the cover of the April issue of techno-gadget magazine JACK. The ‘Déjà vu’ singer appears in the mag to promote her ‘B’ Phone’ Samsung range. I’m telling you, she’s out for world domination.
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Remy Ma Found Guilty On Four ChargesThe verdict in rapper Remy Ma’s trial was handed down today; Ma, real name Remy Smith, was found guilty on four major charges – two counts of first-degree assault, attempted coercion and criminal possession of a weapon. The charges stem from a 2007 incident that saw Remy almost-fatally shoot a former friend during an argument over $3000.
During the course of the trial, Remy’s defence team contended that the shooting was an ‘accident’ – obviously not convincing the jury in the process.

Remy was not found guilty of the remaining charges, which included gang assault and witness tampering. Word has it the victim’s family and friends taunted Remy when the verdicts were read – causing chaos in the courtroom.

The former Terror Squad star could face anywhere between 5 to 25 years in jail. {Source}

I can’t say this isn’t deserved…

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Kelis - 'The Hits' That Grape Juice is giving you the opportunity to win a copy of Kelis’ superb new greatest hits collection – ‘The Hits’. Featuring chart smashes such as her 1999 debut ‘Caught Out There’ as well as the career-defining ‘Milkshake’, the set is a must-have for all Kelis fans. To be in with a chance of winning one of the two copies we’re giving away, submit your answer to the following question:

Which popular rapper is Kelis married to?
a) Jay-Z
b) Nas
c) Pharrell Williams

Email your answer as well as your full name, age, and address to [email protected]. Please be sure to put ‘Kelis Comp’ as the subject. Winners will be selected randomly from all correct answers. Competition ends Sunday 30th March . Good luck!

*EA Games Easter Give-Away winners will be announced later today*

Making The Band 4 stars Danity and Day26 appeared on the Tyra Banks show earlier this week. Check out their hilarious interview above and watch of their performances below:

Danity Kane – Damaged

Day26 – Got Me Going

What do you think of the interview / performances?

The video for Keyshia Cole’s latest single ‘Heaven Sent’ premiered on BET’s Access Granted just a few short hours ago. I’ve long had the song in heavy rotation, so it’s good to see that the vid does it justice. More a concept clip than anything else, the simplistic nature of the vid really compliments the song. Keyshia looks great too.

What do you think of the video?

Leona's 'Bleeding Love' Hits #1 On Hot 100 It would appear that Leona Lewis is, indeed, set for international stardom. The East Londoner’s hit single ‘Bleeding Love’ toppled Usher’s ‘Love In The Club’ to take the top spot on the US Hot 100 singles chart this week. Lewis has already broken records with the song, having spent seven straight weeks atop of the Official UK Singles Chart last year.
First Amy, then Estelle and now Leona; it seems folks in the the States are taking quite a liking to some of the UK’s finest offerings. ‘Bleeding Love’ is a great track, as is Leona a great vocalist, so I’m real happy at this achievement.

Any thoughts?

As reported, Mariah Carey performed at the season 3 premiere of MTV’s ‘The Hills’ earlier this week. Though not broadcast on the telecast, Mariah performed a previously unheard song from her forthcoming ‘E=MC²’ album called ‘That Chick’. I’ll give it to her, she did her thing on the breezy mid-tempo cut. Saying that, it hardly seemed that taxing (vocally) to perform.

What do you think of the performance?

Vivica Fox Talks Plastic Surgery & More
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Vivica Fox features in the April 2008 issue of Upscale magazine. The 43 year old actress discusses a number of issues including her love life, internet gossip sites and being misunderstood. Fox also addresses her much-talked about plastic surgery. Check out the extract below:

Will you ever address the rumors of plastic surgery?

I feel like I have already addressed that back in the day. I just hate that I admitted to it and people will say on the Internet that I don’t look the same, “Oh, she is so plastic surgeried.” I don’t look like some freak. I still look like Vivica Fox. Stop it with that! I am in a business where I get paid to look good, but I’m very proud to have African-American features. I have not changed my nose! Yeah, I have experimented with it, but no, I’m not doing any more of that plastic surgery crap. I’m not the first or the only one, but I’m the idiot that admitted to it. Now everyone says, “That is her whole look.” I take care of myself.

As much as I want to agree with her, I can’t. Yes, she doesn’t look all that different, but undergoing surgery IMO has taken away from her beauty rather than enhance it. I mean all them shots of her swollen face kinda makes it hard to even know what she actually looks like these days. SMH…

Your thoughts?