The 41st NAACP Image Awards aired Friday night from the Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Several celebrities came out for the event.
Lance Gross (House of Payne) and his fiancee Eva (America’s Next Top Model)
L.A. Reid, Chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group, flew to Belize Monday to meet with Shyne. The rapper was deported to his homeland Belize in Oct. 2009 after serving nine years in prison for weapons charges stemming from a high-publicized 1999 nightclub shooting involving Diddy and Jennifer Lopez. The two reportedly signed a $1-$5 million deal that will also provide distribution for Shyne’s Gangland Records.
“I have come here to stand by Shyne and to officially kick off our partnership with Island Def Jam Music Group and Gangland Records,” Reid said in an interview with 7Newsbelize.com. “So it is really an honor to be here, really very special place. I am here because great people are worthy of travelling many, many miles for it and I come here to say that your country is great and I hope you guys know that this is a great man from your country who deserves this kind of respect and who deserves this kind of support. So that is why we are here.”
Shyne also expressed his excitement about the deal.
“It is an honor and a pleasure, not just for me but for Belize,” Shyne said. “Chairman Reid is on the level of Berry Gordy, Clive Davis — the biggest music men in the history of music — and so to have a partnership with Gangland Records and Island/Def Jam is incredible for me.”
Kanye West has released a video for “Coldest Winter,” which is on his 808s and Heartbreak CD. He does not appear in the video, which kind of reminds me of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Remember those creatures on horseback chasing the hobbit? So what do you think of Kanye’s newest video?
First Lady Michelle Obama greeted music students Sunday to a preview of the White House’s annual Governors’ Ball featuring Harry Connick, Jr.
While introducing Connick and his band, she stressed the importance of community service.
“These guys aren’t just playing music and earning money and performing, but they’re community leaders, too,” Obama said. “And that’s really important for you guys, too, because it’s not just if you can sing and dance, but what do you give back?”
The latest single from Timbaland’s Shock Value II album is a collabo with Justin Timberlake, “Carry Out.”
It’s official! The sequel to 2007’s “Why Did I Get Married?” will be in theaters April 2. The Tyler Perry film, “Why Did I Get Married Too?” will feature the same actors including Janet Jackson, Jill Scott and Tyler Perry.
See the movie trailer after the jump.
Jennifer Hudson is the newest face to show off a milk mustache. The Oscar and Grammy winner is featured in Got Milk? ads.
“[Milk] was definitely a part of my upbringing for sure,” says the proud mother, whose sophomore album is due this May. “I definitely want to have that on my kitchen table.”
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