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by G H posted Dec 17 2014 3:24PM
"It feels like New York City. It feels like magic, anything can happen. There's a consistent theme there. That story of hope," Jay Z said about the film Annie on the red carpet earlier this month. Jay Z helped in producing the film.

[photo via Walmart, used under Creative Commons license]

Will Smith, who also helped produce the film, said "Anytime you revisit a timeless story and that's where you always wanna be able to add something different. Jay and Sia did a really brilliant job of creating that new sound, that new vibe and a new energy."

Annie hits theaters Friday, December 19. Will you be watching?

Read more here.

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by G H posted Dec 16 2014 1:39PM
The Carters are being sued by Hungarian artist Mitsou for having "sampled and digitally manipulated without her permission."
[photo via Adam Glanzman, used under Creative Commons license]

Court documents claim that her recording of the track "Bajba, Bajba Pelem" was used in the intro of "Drunk in Love" and throughout the first minute of the track. "Mitsou has never signed any documents that would permit anyone to use her voice for advertising or trade purposes," the suit says.

Read more here.
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by G H posted Dec 9 2014 2:21PM
Protesters, who have been in New York City since the decision not to indict the officers involved in the death of Eric Garner, were given food thanks to John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen.

[photo via Kris Krüg, used under Creative Commons license]

"A rep for the singer confirms to ETonline that Legend and Teigen hired several food trucks to pass out meals to demonstrators and New York City's homeless on Sunday," reported ETonline.

Read more on the story here.
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by G H posted Dec 2 2014 2:04PM
Mariah Carey has been announced to perform at the 2014 "Christmas in Rockefeller Center".
[photo via Paul Gresham, used under Creative Commons license]

"Mariah Carey, Prince Royce, Darius Rucker and the Rockettes will join the star-studded holiday special, 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center,' airing live from Rockefeller Center® in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 3 (8-9 p.m. ET)," NBC Universal stated. "Carey will open the holiday program with a very special performance of her #1 smash hit 'All I Want For Christmas is You.'"

The event will be broadcast live on Wednesday, December 3rd on NBC. To learn more, click here.


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by G H posted Nov 26 2014 9:21AM
It seems that Prince could never get the hang of social media, and as of yesterday his accounts are off the web.
 
[photo via Scott Penner, used under Creative Commons license]

This comes after Prince did a 3-hour Q&A session with fans on his Facebook page. During the entire event, he only briefly answered one fan’s question.

The social media accounts may have only been used as a means to promote the two albums that Prince dropped this year. Did you listen to either of the two new albums?

via billboard.com
 
by G H posted Nov 24 2014 8:18AM
Mary J. Blige performed her new single 'Therapy' from The London Sessions at the AMAs last night.
 
[photo via musicisentropy, used under Creative Commons license]

"It touched my heart because it's a topic that people don't like to talk about,” Blige told Billboard in an interview about the track. “I thought it would be nice to let people know, 'It's OK, you're not the only one.'"
 
Check out a video of the performance below and read more here.
 


 
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by G H posted Nov 20 2014 2:28PM
One of Motown's great, Jimmy Ruffin, passed away Monday at the age of 78. The news was announced by Ruffin's family.

"Jimmy Ruffin was a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry," the Ruffin family said in a statement released. "My family in its entirety is extremely upset over his death. He will truly be missed."

"We will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him."

For more on the story, click here.
by G H posted Nov 13 2014 1:57PM
The trailer for the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Selma" just released.

The film chronicles the three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a the campaign for equal voting rights.  The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.  

The flim stars David Oyelowo as Dr. King, Cuba Gooding Jr., Common, and Oprah Winfrey.  

Will you be going to see "Selma" when it releases on Christmas Day?

 
by G H posted Nov 11 2014 1:56PM
On Tuesday, President Obama announced this year's recipients of the Medal of Freedom.
 
[photo via The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, used under Creative Commons license]

The 19 recipients include Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, and Tom Brokaw among others. The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian medal and is awarded to those who promote U.S. security, world peace and cultural achievement.

To read more, click here.
by G H posted Nov 6 2014 12:49PM
Michelle Williams spoke with HuffPost Live in a recent interview. During a question from a fan, Williams was asked if she’s ever been star struck while meeting a celebrity.
 
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The answer was yes and that celebrity was Whitney Houston. Houston told William’s and the girls to “stay together, stick together, love each other.”
 
Watch the full interview with Michelle Williams below (the Whitney discussion begins at the 12-minute mark.)
 
Via billboard.com

 
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