Mary J. Blige Covers Vegas MagazineMary J. Blige appears on the cover of the latest issue of Vegas magazine. She looks near-flawless.

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Kelly Rowland Spotted In London Kelly Rowland Spotted In London
R&B star Kelly Rowland really does seems to have taken up a second citizenship of sorts over here in the UK; she’s often here more than she is in the US these days. The ‘Like This’ singer was snapped leaving London’s famed NOBU restaurant last night. Ms. Kelly’s looking good, indeed.
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It seems all is not well between BET 106 & Park hosts Terrence and Rocsi. The usually ‘pally’ pair appeared to have a clashing of sorts on Friday’s episode of the popular countdown show, resulting in Rocsi walking off set and Terrence hosting the show alone thereafter. Check out the clip below via WorldStarHipHop.com:

Ouch…

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ThisDay Music Festival Pics
A bevy of stars including Usher, Rihanna, Jay-Z and more hit Nigeria’s 3rd annual ThisDay Musical Festival this weekend. Check out pics from the event:
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Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Tyson Beckford were also in attendance.
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Our From The Vault feature, this week, journeys back to 1996 with the Fugees smash hit ‘Killing Me Softly’. One of the most promising, critically acclaimed (and arguably, influential) groups to emerge in the 90’s, the then fresh faced trio consisting of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel served up some of that eras defining Hip-Hop/R&B cuts such as ‘Ready or Not’, ‘Fu-Gee-La’ and this, their biggest hit, ‘Killing Me Softly’. Still as impacting today as it was upon its release, the Fugees ‘Killing Me Softly’, no doubt will go down in history:

Having parted ways in 1997, it’s s shame we never got to see what could have become of the talented trio.

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Girlicious Update Since being revealed as the the winners of ‘The Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious’ back in April, Girlicious have seldom been seen promoting their single ‘Like Me’ or self-titled LP, save for a few TV appearances here and there.

Things, however, seem to be picking up with their project, as their album will now be released on August 12th in Canada (originally due this month). You may be thinking, why Canada? Well, the girls have experienced the most success there to date, with ‘Like Me’ peaking at #4 on Canada’s official single chart and buzz single ‘Stupid Sh*t’ at #20. A US/International release is tentatively listed as simply ‘2008’.

It’ll be interesting to see if this project actually makes any kind of impact on a larger scale (other than Canada alone). For, multi-tiered releases are becoming a thing of the past, and the few that do tend to end up performing badly in the territory that received it late (See: The UK chart performance of Mary J’s ‘Growing Pains’). Also, does anyone else find it baffling that the group’s project is being launched at the same time as the Pussycat Dolls’?

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Check out the official trailer for Tyler Perry’s forthcoming movie ‘The Family That Preys’, which stars, among others, Saana Lathan, Alfre Woodard, Robin Gibens, Rockmund Dunbar and Perry himself:

As a fan much of Perry’s work, I’ll most definitely be checking for this one. It looks like it’ll be a winner. ‘The Family That Preys’ hits theatres across the US on September 12th.

Will you be going to see ‘The Family That Preys’?

Tamia To Release A Live Album R&B songstress Tamia will be recording her first ever live album, it has been confirmed. Some of you may remember her alluding to toying with the idea, in our interview with her back in May. The recording will take place during her an exclusive show in Washington, DC on August 10th.
Considering Tamia is one of the few artists who sound equally as good, if not better, live, this is one release I’ll really be looking forward to.

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Review in a bit…

In the meanwhile…

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As some of you may know already, R&B singer Trey Songz recently cut off his braids (which he’d apparently been growing for over 10 years). Check out this vid which captures his journey to the ‘big day’:

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Soulja Boy is still cranking out them video’s (had to get that one in lol…), the latest being ‘Donk’. Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds. Check out the mess below:

SMH…

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Pop star Christina Aguilera recently made her contribution to the ‘Rock The Vote’ campaign – to encourage the younger generation to vote in the forthcoming US presidential election. The ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ singer (along with baby son Max) offered a rendition of ‘America The Beautiful’…check it out:

When an artist is out of the limelight for a certain amount of time, it’s often easy to forget how talented they are. Watching this back, really reminded me that Christina is one of the premier vocalists of the new generation. Bring on the next album….

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