Jennifer Hudson praises son


New mom Jennifer Hudson is gushing over her nearly two month son, David Daniel Otunga, Jr.

“He’s the cutest thing in the world!” raved the Grammy-winning singer to People.  “There are no words for it. He’s the best. It’s just amazing – us discovering each other, me becoming a mom.”

Hudson said she is excited about sharing the holidays with her new son.

“It’s going to be ridiculous. I can’t wait,” she gushed. “His dad went and bought him some Halloween stuff the other night. I wish he was older so he could remember it, but this is the first one, so I have to go all out. It’s going to be great.”

VH1 Hip Honors 25th anniversary Def Jam tribute


Public Enemy, Ja Rule, Ashanti are just some of the performers at last night’s VH1 Hip Honors.  This year, there was a tribute celebrating the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records.  The show will air on VH1 Oct. 13.

Mary J. Blige and Method Man performed their hit, “You’re All I Need.”



DMX performed his hit, “Party Up (Up in Here).”


Eve served as a presenter during the show.

Taye Diggs welcomes baby boy


On Sept. 2, Taye Diggs and his wife Idina Menzel welcomed their son, Walker Diggs.  This is the first child for the couple, who are both age 38.  The two wed in 2003 after meeting in the 1996 Broadway production of Rent.

“It’s been amazing just to come home to that little dude,” the Private Practice star, 38, told People magazine about the birth. “Every time I leave the house, it just makes me want to come back even more. It’s just a great prize waiting for me.”

MTV Awards Wrap Up

Last night at the MTV Music Video Awards,  Janet Jackson performed a posthumous dance with her brother Michael to their hit single “Scream.”

Kanye West later apologized for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for best female video and Pink took to the air to perform her hit “Sober.”   Other highlights included a disturbing performance by Lady Gaga of her single “Papparazi”  and Lil Mama deciding to join Jay-Z and Alicia Keys uninvited for their performance of the rapper’s song, “Empire State of Mind.”

Beyonce gave a rousing performance of “Single Ladies.”

Check out a quick wrap up of the night:

Janet Jackson talks about the death of brother Michael



In the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Janet Jackson opens up about dealing with the death of her brother, Michael.

“I’ve been doing okay,” she adds, “It’s really hard to believe he’s passed.”

The 43-year-old singer will perform a tribute to the King of Pop at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.  She also recalled to the magazine the last time she saw her brother at a family gathering in May.

“We had so much fun that day … [He] would laugh so hard, he would just start crying,” she says.

Jackson also revealed that she is no longer with her longtime boyfriend producer Jermaine Dupri.

“I’ve had people ask me out,” she says, but she hasn’t taken anyone up on their offers.

Ellen DeGeneres is new American Idol judge

It’s official!  Ellen DeGeneres will be the permanent replacement for Paula Abdul as a judge on American Idol.  She will join other judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson once the auditions are complete.  The talk show host will also continue her day job.

“Hopefully I’m the people’s point of view, because I’m just like you,” DeGeneres said on her talk show Wednesday.  “I sit at home and I watch it…I’m not looking at it in a critical way, from the music producer’s mind. I’m looking at it as a person who’s going to buy the music, and who’s going to relate to that person. So I’m hopefully going to be the voice of what we’re all doing at home.”

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