Considering the immense success of Soulja Boy’s debut single ‘Crank Dat’, it was always given that he’d have to follow-up with something good – if he wasn’t be a ‘one-hit wonder’. Though I don’t know if he’s managed to do so, ‘Soulja Girl’ is a decent attempt. I’m liking the song’s hook and the video serves it’s purpose as well. However, ‘that’ dance and the constant “Yooooouuuu’s” are getting tired real quick. The 17 year old’s album ‘’ is in stores now.

What do you think of the video?

Superstar diva Mariah Carey features on the cover for the November issue of Glamour Magazine. It goes to show that Mariah can b classy and still look good. A tidbit: LMAO at the ‘She’s Smarter and Saner – Britney, take notes’ caption.

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Continuing what has become a trend this year, Eve is the latest in a string of artists to push back her upcoming album. ‘Here I Am’ was originally scheduled to drop on August 7th..then September 18th and most recently October 16th. The album now has a tentative release date of ‘2008’. No word yet on the reason for the delay. {Source}
Is there even a point anymore? Not one of the albums that have been serially pushed back this year ended up shifting (m)any units. Like with the Kelly Rowland’s and Mya’s before her, public interest will start to wane (if it hasn’t already), hence making the album’s chances of success slim to none. These artists, labels or whoever really need to fix up.

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell is currently a contestant on the Italian version of ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Check out her performance on a recent episode of the show; I remember her appearance in Michael Jackson’s ‘In the Closet’ video all them years back, but I didn’t know she could move like this.

What do you think of Naomi’s performance?

Both LeToya and Solange attended Lil’ Wayne’s 25th birthday bash at Club HUSH in Houston on Sunday 23rd September. As usual, LeToya looked great…Solange, on the other hand, has had better days lol. Still, it’s good to see that all hostility between LeToya and the Knowles’ camp all in the past.

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R&B songstress Alicia Keys features on the cover for the November issue of Complex Magazine. Though sometimes hit and miss, Alicia has really stepped up image wise. She’s looking on-point. ‘As I Am’, Alicia’s highly anticipated third album, will hit stores November 13th.

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Kanye West continued the along the promotional trail for his already Platinum selling album ‘Graduation’ – this time performing a mini-set on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this past week. Check out videos from Kanye’s appearance below:

Kanye’s Skit

Stronger/Goodlife Medley

Champion / Everthing I Am

The performances were great. That 106 & Park skit had me rolling lol.

R&B star Ciara made an appearance on the Tyra Banks show last week Friday. In typical ‘Tyra’ fashion, the ‘Promise’ singer was grilled on numerous issues including her rumored romance with 50 Cent and as well as her ‘tom-boy’ image. It was a real funny interview, which saw Ciara teaching Tyra ‘the dance’ from the ‘Get Up’ video.

What do you think of the interview?

As a result of protests by Malaysia’s Muslim groups, Beyonce’s upcoming concert in the country’s Kuala Lumpur region – her first ever there – has been cancelled. The ‘Deja Vu’ singer reportedly refused to conform to the Malaysian Muslim dress code – which doesn’t allow for female performers to reveal any skin from the chest down – or tone down her racy routines. Interestingly, Gwen Stefani, who toured the same region recently, agreed to make changes to her show so that it may be acceptable. {Source}
I doubt her refusal was down to any diva antics. The whole idea of her touring over there seemed to be ill-advised in the first place. A large part of Beyonce’s appeal is her ‘sexiness’ and having seen the show myself, I doubt it would have been possible to alter the show to the expected standards.

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The official commercial for Mariah Carey’s new fragrance – ‘M By Mariah Carey’ – premiered on MTV yesterday (September 27th). Though I’m feeling the specially recorded track playing the background, the ad was a mess. I can’t put my finger on what it was, but something was definitely ‘off’.

What do you think of the commercial?

Black Eyed Peas frontman, Will.i.Am, appears on the cover of the latest issue of Ave Magazine. Not sure about this, but I’m kinda feeling what they were trying to do.

With Will’s new solo album ‘Songs About Girls’ having hit stores this week, the artist/producer is making the promotional rounds in support of the project. Earlier this week he stopped by The Jimmy Kimmel show to perform the album’s second single ‘One More Chance’; he did pretty good. Check out the performance below:

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R&B star Usher had a phone-in interview with shock-jock radio personality Miss Jones earlier this week. I am literally cracking up as I type – too funny. The ‘Confessions’ singer was attempting to promote his fragrance line, ‘Usher He/She’, but was continually grilled on the controversy surrounding his wife Tameka Foster. Though he shut Miss Jones and co down, this was still pure comedy lol.

LISTEN: Usher – Miss Jones Interview