Award winning actress Angela Bassett finally received a star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk Of Fame yesterday, in what is reported to have been an emotional ceremony. Though I’m kinda baffled as to why she’s only just receiving such an honor now, I am ecstatic for her. I’ve long stated that she’s, hands down, my favourite actress; her role in Tina Tuner’s 1993 biopic ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ has had me hooked on her ever since. A prestigious award for such a rare talent. Congratulations.
{Angela, with her husband and children}

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For some reason unbeknown to me, Khia is still running her mouth about the Janet Jackson ‘So Excited’ fiasco (I call it that, only because she’s making it into one). According to the self-appointed ‘Thug Misses’, “Janet’s career will never recover” for how she ‘done her’, adding that “she’ll never be Mariah”.

Yes, the song should have been the first single. It wasn’t, so she needs to get over it. She’s only making herself look more pathetic with every rant she makes. SMH…

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Danity Kane - 'Make Me Sick'‘Make Me Sick’ features as a bonus track on the Danity Kane’s latest album ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’ – which saw its release Stateside this week. The uptempo R&B/Pop cut is very reminiscent to the sound on the album and is solid enough to have made the final tracklist. Anyone else hear similarities between this and Rihanna’s ‘Breakin’ Dishes’? In other Danity Kane news, ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’ is predicted to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 – shifting somewhere in the region of 250,000-275,000 copies first week.

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The video for newcomer Teyana Taylor’s single ‘Google Me’ premiered yesterday. A protegee of Pharrell Williams, Teyana’s debut has generated quite a buzz. The song is the first single to be lifted from Taylor’s LP ‘From A Planet Called Harlem’ (due May 20th). About the video, I’m really liking its concept, as it ties in well with the song. Saying that, the execution could have been a bit better – something about the vid comes across kinda cheap-looking. Still, Teyana’s unique sing/rap combination on her track(s) makes for her to be a breath of fresh air in an increasingly ‘samey’ industry. Tidbit: did you spot the cameo by a certain ‘O’ singer?

What do you think of the song / video?

Jennifer Lopez & The Twins Cover PEOPLE The latest issue of PEOPLE magazine features Jennifer Lopez and her newborn twins Max and Emme on its cover. I’m still undecided about the whole celebs accepting money for pics of their kids thing. Word has it PEOPLE paid J.Lo and Marc Anthony between $4million and $6million for the first photographs of the twins. Not downing J.Lo or Marc, but it kinda seems like such people are pimping their offspring for money and exposure. Just a thought, I guess.

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UK singer Estelle stopped by BBC Radio 1’s ‘Live Lounge’ to perform her current smash ‘American Boy’. I really enjoyed this performance and I’m glad she’s finally receiving the recognition she deserves both here at home and in the US too. According to the mid-week charts, ‘American Boy’ is on-course to hit number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart this Sunday – a career first for the West Londoner.

What do you think of the performance?

Mariah Carey - 'E=MC²' Tracklist The official tracklisting for Mariah Carey’s much-anticipated ‘E=MC²’ album has been revealed. Coming in at 14 tracks, the set will feature:

1. Migrate featuring T-Pain
2. Touch My Body
3. Cruise Control featuring Damian Marley
4. I Stay In Love
5. Side Effects featuring Young Jeezy
6. I’m That Chick
7. Love Story
8. I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time
9. Last Kiss
10. Thanx 4 Nothin’
11. O.O.C.
12. For The Record
13. Bye Bye
14. I Wish You Well

It’ll be interesting to see which song is chosen as the second single. There was some confusion surrounding whether ‘Migrate’ – which Mariah performed on Saturday Night Live last week – is to be the follow-up to ‘Touch My Body’. However, Mimi confirmed during an interview with Ryan Seacrest this week that she is going with a ballad as the next single, so as to not ‘mess up her formula’. Time will tell, I guess. {Source}

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Peep this picture of Rihanna during her show in Lativa this week. No comment.

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Kelly Rowland - 'Broken' & 'Unity'R&B singer Kelly Rowland’s revamped version of her sophomore effort ‘Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe’ is out now on iTunes. ‘Broken’ and ‘Unity’ are two of the new tracks that feature on the album.

Produced by Stargate (Rihanna, Ne-Yo etc), ‘Broken’ is a piano-driven mid-tempo cut. The track’s laid back vibe is both its strength and weakness; solid overall, I was kinda left feeling as if the song would have benefited from Kelly vocally exerting herself more – especially on the adlibs.

‘Unity’ sees the former Destiny’s Child star embrace a more Pop/Alternative sound. With its rousing chorus, the song takes on a anthem-like form. I’m liking this one quite a lot.

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Danity Kane 'Dollhouse' Release PartyTo celebrate the release of their awesome new LP ‘Welcome To Dollhouse’, Danity Kane hosted an album release party Tuesday night at Tenjune in New York. Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle and Fabolous were among the evening’s guests.

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Like many of you, I follow popular TV show ‘The Boondocks’. Controversially, one the episodes of the show’s current season ‘The Huey Freeman Hunger Strike’ was banned, however it has recently hit the net. The episode takes aim at BET. Check it out below:

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I like me some ‘Boondocks’ and can see where some of their points came from, but I’m not sure I wholly agree with what this episode conveys. I know, I’m not the only one with an opinion on this…

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That Grape Juice has, once again, teamed up with EA Games (UK) for an Easter games give-away. Up for grabs are a range of top titles from EA’s stellar catalogue, including ‘The Sims 2 Deluxe’ + ‘The Sims 2: Free Time (Expansion Pack)’, ‘Burnout Paradise’, ‘The Simpsons Game’ and many more. There will be no need to worry about whether or not you’re eligible to enter, as we have all formats covered courtesy of EA – Wii, Xbox360, Playstation 2 & 3, DS, PSP and PC. To be in with a chance of winning, provide the correct answer the to question below:

Who, out of the following, was NOT a member of Destiny’s Child?
a) LeToya
b) Farrah
c) Bo’ Quesha
Email your answer, as well as your full name, age, address and console(s) (very important) to [email protected]. Please be sure to put ‘EA Easter Comp’ as the subject. Winners will be selected randomly from all correct answers. Competition ends Saturday March 22nd. Good luck!

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Just some of the titles up for grabs
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