Hollywood is gearing up for the Academy Awards, taking place later on tonight. Industry critics are tipping Jennifer Hudson to win Best Supporting Actress (she better win!) for her performance in Dreamgirls. Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for Oscar Award updates.

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10 time Grammy winner Beyonce graces the March cover of Pride. The title story has me kinda baffled. I know she’s loaded but $100 Million loaded? I’m not sure about that. Either way she’s making that money so more power to her.
DreamWorks, the makers of the Oscar nominated movie-musical Dreamgirls, has made a public apology to legendary record label Motown; reinterating that the film is ‘work of fiction’. The apology, made this Wednesday, was in response to grumblings by the label that the movie mis-representated their history.
I say Motown, as much as I respect them, need to chill. It’s well-known what goes on in the industry, so trying to convince people otherwise won’t work. Plus the film doesn’t claim to be an exact depiction of how Motown was back then.
Bobby Brown says that he is still “friends” with his soon-to-be ex-wife Whitney Houston.

The ‘I Will Always Love You ‘ singer filed for divorce from Brown in October last year- after 14 years of marriage; however Brown insists that the pair are maintaining a civilised relationship for the sake of their 13-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.

He told People Magazine: “We’re trying to work everything out so the divorce goes right – not like a Hollywood divorce. We’re friends, you know. We’re friends.

“We have been close because of who we are together, and what that child (Bobbi Kristina) means to us. She’s the greatest thing in both of our lives. We just appreciate each other now that we know the direction that we both want to go.”

I suppose it’s good that they are being adult about the situation. As bad as it may sound, I think they are better off without each other- so lets hope it stays ‘friends’ and nothing more.
Busta Rhymes must want to go to jail. Having already been to court this week on two other charges, he has been arrested again. The rapper was taken in and charged with driving with a suspended license in the early hours of Thursday morning. Rhymes, real name Trevor Smith, faces up to 15 days in jail if he is convicted.
I just don’t understand the mentality of some people. Does he think he is invincible? Dumb-ass behaviour is what I call it. If he is guilty, then he deserves the jail term and then some more for such foolishness.

Source: Fox News

Pop Megastar Janet Jackson was honoured at the Ebony Pre-Oscar Celebration. She attended the event with her brother, Jackie Jackson. As has been the case recently, Janet looked beautiful.

Check out the pics:

Credit: Janet-World

Kinda surprised by the single choice but still a cool video. She needs to leave this 40’s thing alone already, though.

Black Hollywood was out in full force last night to celebrate with Oscar nominee, Jennifer Hudson at her Pre-Oscar Party. Celebs in attendance included Jamie Foxx, Janet Jackson (looking on-point!) and Serena Williams. The party looked to have been alot of fun. Where was Beyonce?

Ciara finally has a new video out. This premiered just a few hours ago on Access Granted. I like the video alot; Like A Boy is one of the better tracks off Ciara: The Evolution. The choreography is on point

Check it out…

Like A boy
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What do you think?

Being from London myself, Leona won our version of American Idol called the X-Factor, which is also judged by Simon Cowell. Her vocal ability has been likened to an early Mariah Carey. This past month she signed a contract with Clive Davis’s J Records in America worth a reported $5 Million. With a voice like hers she is destined to do BIG things.

Check out two new songs of hers:

D/L: Loving You (Minnie Ripperton cover)

D/L: Breathe

One of our great affiliates UK Rep’s BLOG of all BLOGS has posted this cover which is supposedly for Kelly’s new album, Miss Kelly – out in June. I’m liking it alot; its gives off sophistication. Lets hope the music is just as good.
What do you think of it?
Oscar favourite, Dreamgirls, has grossed over $100 million (in the US alone) since its release in December last year, according to Boxofficemojo.com .This is a major achievement for the film and for black cinema overall; it’s the only ‘black’ film to have crossed the $100 Million barrier – The Colour Purple coming closest at $98 Million.
I really enjoyed the film and felt that the cast all put in stellar performances. Be sure to check out the Oscar ceremony this weekend to see if Dreamgirls wins BIG.