Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson has discussed some of the negative rumours that have surfaced since she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The post, which is featured on her MySpace page, seems real sincere and makes you wonder if people only build you up to bring you down:

hey guys. once again i think its time to address these rumors thats been going on about me. there are 3 main ones that has been floating around and i want to address them personally so you guys can know the truth

1.) i turned down a movie role for 3 million dollars because of a nude scene and i wasnt the person getting nude. nothing about that is true. i want to do my album. and my fans have waited so patiently for me to put out an album and i appreciate everyone of you and thats why im focused on putting out my first project. and yes i will continue to still do movies.

2.) all of the american idol stuff and burger king comments. i never said anything about if i was better at burger king i would not be there either. and yes i did say american idol was a stepping stone. which it is! i didnt mean it in a bad way. and as i said in my previous interviews american idol is a stepping stone because had it not been for them no one would of knew of a jennifer hudson to call to audition for dreamgirls! its like everything i say referring to the show gets twisted around and makes me look like im being arrogant and a “diva” since alot of people seems to have that opinion about me and that is not me at all. im not bothered by these rumors because im use to it but i do read the boards and i see my fans are upset by some of the negative rumors concerning me and that is what hurts me the most is to see people who care about me being impacted by all of this.

3.) the soul train awards show and me trying to sabotoge it by not showing up. only thing i can say to this is that i was there! and i appreciate being honored there just as much as i appreciated being honored at the all the award shows i attended. but once again im just writing this for my fans, supporters, and friends who want to know the truth. i am a person with feelings and although i have been warned that things like this would happen to me, and since i am new to this let me be the first to tell you that i have sat back not to long ago just like you guys and read things about my favorite artist and let me tell you since im experiencing this first hand you guys cant believe everything you read because its not true. o one more thing. im grateful for all my blessings and i thank God for it everyday and no amount of fame will ever go to my head and make me think that im better than anyone because we are all equal. and as quickly as God gave everything he has given me he can take it away!

Fox News is reporting that music superstar Whitney Houston is to start the recording of her new album today.
Houston is booked for sessions with renown writer/producer/artist Johnta Austin . Austin won a Grammy for co-writing Mariah Carey’s mega hit “We Belong Together.” His other credits include work for Mary J Blige and Janet Jackson. Hopefully he can work his magic on Whitney’s project too.
Clive Davis – Whitney’s longtime mentor/label boss- has already decided on about seven songs for Houston, including those by R. Kelly, Diane Warren and other big-name producers.

Her comeback is shaping up to be BIG.

Norbit co-stars Eddie Murphy and Katt Williams will work together once again in the upcoming DreamWorks comedy “Marshals,” which follows the first black marshals of the Old West.

Williams will also write the script, while Murphy has signed on as a producer for the project.

Meanwhile, Williams – a regular on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out – has just finished the Chicago-filming of “The Pimp Chronicles Part 2,” a follow-up to his successful HBO special “The Pimp Chronicles.”

LeToya – Nothing For Me

This unreleased Toya track was produced by Mike City (Brandy, Jamie Foxx). I can see why this was left off her album; the beat is crazy but the track just isn’t anything special. Still worth a download though.{Link Removed As Requested}


Brandy – Just Like Tommy

With all that is going on with Brandy, I wasn’t expecting any new material from her for a while. Nonetheless, Just Like Tommy is a great track…not album material but still good. It has a neo-soul vibe to it, something she hasn’t done in the past.

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Omarion – Icebox (ft. Usher)

This remix of Icebox premiered on Hot 97 a few days ago and features none other than Usher. I was kinda surprised by the Usher feature as many see Omarion as one of many Usher imitators. Like the original, this version is HOT.

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Paris Bennet – I Will

Former American Idol contestant Paris Bennet is to release her debut album ‘Princess P’ in April and this track will be featured on the set. The inspirational song includes a mass choir and Paris really delivers on the vocals.

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Jennifer Hudson – And I Am Telling You (ONLY Live Performance) (AUDIO)

I know I posted the link to the video a last week, but here is the audio of this one-off live performance of the track. Jennifer nailed it.

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This one has been doing the rounds on the net for the last few days and has caused a small controversy. So many different opinions…I’m still kinda speechless. What do you think?!

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Picture Credit: Just-Whitney.com
Whitney and Ray J were seen leaving a restaurant together in Beverley Hills on Wednesday. I did not believe the stories about these two being an item and I’m still not sure. Something sure is going on though. The video below shows Whitney blowing kisses to Ray J once they part to their individual cars and she can be heard telling him ‘that sh*t is off the chain’ LOL. This is the oddest couple in a long while; yes Ray J sucks but you can’t fault Whitney for getting hers.
Former Destiny’s Child member LeToya and Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles embraced each other publicly; apparently showing that there is no bad blood between them. Contrary to what some may think, I believe this display of unity at Russell Simmons Hip Hop Summit last week was genuine. LeToya has carved out a successful solo career and Papa Knowles has made Destiny’s Child and Beyonce into global superstars, so its all good.

R. Kelly – I’m A Flirt (Remix)(ft. T.I & T-Pain)

I’m really feeling the track alot. It’s one of his best singles in a while. This is a remix version of a track, of the same name, Kels was featured on with Bow Wow; Bow Wow ain’t no where to be seen/heard on this version though (a good thing). The video is pretty much what you’ve come to expect from him, so no complaints there.

What do you think?

World renown supermodel, Naomi Campbell has been sentenced to five days Community Service for assaulting her maid with a mobile phone. Campbell, who pleased guilty to the offence last year, will clean the streets of New York as part of her punishment. Similar to when Boy George served the same punishment late last year, the paparazzi will no doubt be out in full force to catch a glimpse of this.
This woman is mad. I swear this is like the 3rd or 4th time she has beaten up one of her assistants?! It’s kinda funny though; she don’t look the type to go ‘GANSGTA’ on anybody but she obviously does. It wouldn’t surprise me if she did it again.
Rapper Akon appears on the April edition of popular magazine VIBE (due to hit the stands 20th March). According to Bossip he says in the interview:

There was a big rumour about me having many wives. It started off as a joke and it got serious. And then I was just running with it to see how far it’d go. In a way, I was causing controversy, ’cause I knew certain people that wouldn’t normally attend to me, that will make them go, ‘What?’ So, in a way, it was a publicity stunt.

What was the point? It didn’t really do anything for him. I really don’t see what the hype is with this guy anyway. One minute everyone is complaining about his annoying voice and now everyone loves him. African voodoo?

Teen R&B star, Chris Brown, dropped by for an interview with New Yorks Hot 97 radio station. Brown, 17, further denied that the leaked explicit pictures are of him. They are fake. I had a feeling they were not real; even if they were..oh well.

Check out the interview…

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As former Destiny’s Child member, Kelly Rowland, preps her sophomore album – ‘Ms Kelly’ (due June 26th), another track rumoured to be on the album has leaked. The song is called ‘All On You’ and features rapper Lil Wayne. I’m pretty sure the version that has leaked is a demo, as only some parts sound like Kelly (a session vocalist was probably used for the demo). The track definitely is (to be) a Kelly song as Lil Wayne name drops her alot throughout the track. It’s got a real old-skool funk vibe to it; I’m feeling this one alot.
Check it out and tell me what you think….

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In other Kelly news, she recently stopped by Power 105 for an interview with DJ Clue. A relaxed Rowland spoke excitedly about some of the tracks from her new album (some of which you may remember from the canned ‘My Story’ album). Take a listen…

Kelly Rowland Interview on Power 105 w/ DJ Clue

Interview Credit: The-Ladies.com