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Posts from June 2014
by G H posted Jun 30 2014 1:25PM

Beyonce Knowles, LeBron James, and Dr. Dre made the top 3 in the just released Forbes 100 list for most powerful celebrities this year.
 
Beyonce earned an estimated $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014, while LeBron and Dre earned $72 million and $620 million respectively.
 
To see the complete list, click here.
 
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by ROU Crew posted Jun 28 2014 11:06PM
Soul legend Bobby Womak has passed away.   Womak wrote gospel, soul, and even rock 'n roll over the course of his career, including several hits for The Rolling Stones, and recorded many hits of his own.  Cause of death is not currently available.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.
by G H posted Jun 27 2014 12:36PM
Beyonce and Jay-Z were married back in 2008 and little has been seen from the wedding.
 
That all changed when the On The Run Tour began earlier this week, with the couple showing clips from the ceremony that took place six years ago. The clips show a  traditional wedding that only 40 guests attended.

Watch the video below to see some of those clips from the concert that comes to Cincinnati on June 28th.

 
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People : Jay-Z
by G H posted Jun 26 2014 1:25PM

According to this article from the Urban Daily, Prince will be releasing an album that features him rapping with British pop star Rita Ora. The Minnesota Star Tribune described the song as “a rare rap song on which the music was as aggressive and menacing as the rapping.”
 
Rita Ora recently talked to The Paper about working with Prince.
 
“We did a few tracks together,” she said. “I flew to Minneapolis and went to Paisley Park, which is like his iconic studios and we just made music. I was there for a week. It was the best thing I have ever done in my life.”
 
 
by G H posted Jun 25 2014 1:33PM

The new clothing line that “embodies the elegance and power of the Scandal aesthetic” will be available in The Limited clothing stores this fall.
 
The show’s star Kerry Washington developed the line with show costume designer Lyn Paolo. Prices for the line will range between $49 and $248 and will be available in 250 mall-based Limited stores and on the retailer’s website beginning in late September.
 
Via Entertainment Weekly
 
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by G H posted Jun 24 2014 2:02PM

Bow Wow has announced over his Instagram account that he is changing his stage name to Shad Moss.
 
"ANNOUNCEMENT: After BET awards i will no longer go by Bow Wow! Im going by my real name "Shad Moss" we made alot of history as bow wow. Now its time for the next chapter and challenge. Bow wow does not fit who i am today. Ima father, business man, TV host, Actor, and rapper! Time for MR Moss to take over."
 
This isn’t the first time his stage name has been changed. Bow Wow dropped the “Lil” in front of his name in 2002.
 
Read more and see the video at hiphopdx.com
 
by G H posted Jun 23 2014 2:19PM

According to this article on Forbes.com, the On The Run tour with Jay-Z and Beyoncé is looking to become the second most successful tour of all time based on gross revenue per show.
 
If ticket sales reach the $100 million mark, which it is believed to do according to ticketmaster.com, it will mean that the duo will gross $5,000,000 per show. The only tour to top this was U2’s 360° Tour that ended in 2011 which grossed $6,694,742 per show.


Via hiphopdx.com
 
by G H posted Jun 20 2014 1:09PM
It was announced today that Pharrell Williams is among the 30 honorees to get their spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.
 
The list, according to Variety.com, also includes Kool & The Gang, Pitbull, and many other big names. To see the list, click here.


by G H posted Jun 19 2014 1:08PM
According to several reviews, such as this from Rolling Stone or this from NY Daily News, Chappelle’s return to stand up shows he’s still got it.
 
The sold out show was the first of nine that he will be performing at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
 
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People : Dave Chappelle
by G H posted Jun 18 2014 1:39PM

You may have already heard Michelle Williams’ track which features the other two members of Destiny’s Child, but now there is a music video to enjoy as well.
 
Take a look as Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé join in on the song “Say Yes.”

 
by G H posted Jun 17 2014 12:49PM
 
According to cbsnews.com, the film, to be titled "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B," being made for Lifetime will feature 17-year-old actress and singer Zendaya as the role of Aaliyah. The film will be based off "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman," the best selling book by Christopher Farley.
 
Listen to a track from Zendaya’s 2013 debut album below.
 

Do you think this was a good casting choice?
 
by G H posted Jun 16 2014 1:48PM
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The studio in charge of the upcoming film depicting N.W.A. to be titled “Straight Outta Compton” has now cast the roles for Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E.
 
According to billboard.com, Ice Cube’s son O'Shea Jackson Jr. will play the role of his father. The role of Dr. Dre will be played by classically trained actor Marcus Callender and the role of late Eazy-E will reportedly be played by Jason Mitchell.
 
This news comes more than five years after the initial plans to make the film.
 
by G H posted Jun 12 2014 1:17PM
Robin Thicke and his estranged wife, Paula Patton, have been separated since February. That looks to be the motivation behind the naming of his new album “Paula,” scheduled to be released on July 1st. The album will feature songs inspired by about Patton such as the single “Get Her Back.”
 
Watch the video for the latest single from 2013’s “Blurred Lines” album below.
 

Via nydailynews.com
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