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Audra McDonald Makes History Playing Billie Holiday; First To Win Six Tony Awards; Watch Tearful Speech

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Celebrity Awards, Celebrity Honors, Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, Celebrity Theater | Comments Off

Audra McDonald, 43, one of my celebrity look-a-likes, has just made history with her work as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. She takes home the Tony for best lead actress in a play; her sixth win. Previously Audra McDonald was tied with Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris for most awards won, but last night she shatters through the ceiling becoming the biggest winner in the history of the Tonys, she just happens to be black. Audra also makes history for winning the top award in four different performance categories.

The latest win — for best lead actress in a play — also makes McDonald the only woman to win a Tony in all four acting categories. She previously won as best featured actress in a play (“A Raisin in the Sun” and “Master Class”), best lead actress in a musical (“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”) and best featured actress in a musical (“Ragtime” and “Carousel”). {Source}

Audra McDonald Tony Awards Make Histroy Audra McDonald Makes History Playing Billie Holiday; First To Win Six Tony Awards; Watch Tearful Speech

Of course, the woman with the most technical and beautiful voice, gives a tearful, emotional speech that is worthy of a standing ovation. We write about a lot of celebrities, but this woman here is classy, dignified, intelligent, graceful, and beautiful. From the first time I saw a special on ABC about her over a decade ago, I have been in love with her journey and her poise. People like Audra are the people we need to seek and support. IJS, Kanye she’s famous with a purpose.

In her speech she thanks all of the [black] women before her who knocked down these doors. Check out her tearful acceptance speech below:

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Tyler The Creator Sits Down With Larry King For A Must See Interview…Craziest Interview!!!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Music, Juicy Gossip, Posted by Michael | Comments Off

If you are in need of a pick-me-up, perhaps a laugh, or just a good old fashion ‘WTF’ moment get into this hella crazy interview below! Rapper provocateur Tyler The Creator  recently sat down with broadcast legend Larry King on King’s new online talk show “Larry King Now” to discuss all things Tyler, all things music, all things present, and all things Odd Future.

One, I’m not a professional because I don’t know what I’m doing. I just do it…but I make money from it now.

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Quite memorable conversation ensued when this wacky duo starting gabbing. The interview has plenty of funny moments, but it’s also surprisingly insightful, as Tyler spoke to Larry quite candidly about his inspirations, as well as tackling very personal and controversial topics. He cusses up a storm, and his sarcasm will you have on the floor.

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New Documentary: Why Are There No Asian-American Hip-Hop Stars?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, Movies, Posted by Brian, Videos | Comments Off

Are you looking for something to do before Game 2 of the the NBA Finals Sunday.  Maybe you need a break after going through Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black on Netflix. Well, I have just the thing. How about giving a little bit of time to a documentary with a pretty great question: Why are there so few mainstream Asian American rappers?

Bad Rap,” from director  Salima Koroma and producer Jaeki Cho, takes a look at the history of Asian-Americans in hip hop from Mountain Brothers and Jin to the more well-known acts today like

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Breezy Is Back And Partying! Karrueche Throws Chris Brown A Surprise Party!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Celebrity Couples, Celebrity Drama, Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, Celebrity Party, Celebrity Photos, Posted by Michael | 5 comments

Chris Brown and company celebrated his release from jail last night with a surprise bash in Beverly Hills. The soiree was hosted by Karreuche Tran, Brown’s longtime on-and-off again girlfriend.

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Onlookers reported that Karreuche blindfolded Chris before leading him to the backyard of a stunning Beverly Hills mansion where close family and friends gathered to congratulate Chris on the completion of his time in jail and celebrate a fresh start to life. The celebration was a star-studded event, with the likes of  Tyga, Big Sean, Amber Rose and T-Pain coming together to show Chris their support. More pics below; plus a video of the surprise: (Chris Brown looks healthy and happy)

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New Artist Spotlight: Miesa Performs At Rockwood Music Hall in NYC

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Celebrity Concert, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, MGV Exclusive, MrsGrapevine, MrsGrapevine Exclusive, Music Releases, New Music | Comments Off

Yesterday new and upcoming artist Miesa performed for an intimate crowd at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. The Siri Music Group/ eOne Music recording artist is currently working on her debut album and is expecting to release it this upcoming fall. She set the mood for the evening as she performed her new single “Nope (Can’t Let Go)” then she went off into other tracks from her album, with “Blame My Ex” expected to be the next single. Aside from her own original music, she put her vocals on full display as she covered Emeli Sande’s song “Breaking the Law” and John Legend’s “All of Me”. In a brief interview after the show, the New Jersey native reveals that there are a multitude of artist that has inspired her musically.

“My father plays the piano, he’s a musician so at the piano he’s always playing different songs, so we never knew the name of the artist we just knew the song. My whole family sings so it wasn’t like a particular artist that inspired me, it was like Prince, The Beatles, Mint Condition, Babyface, the list goes on, I just like to think of it as a whole melting pot of artist.”

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Jennifer Lopez Returns to The Bronx to Celebrate New Album A.K.A

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Celebrity Album Release, Celebrity Concert, Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, Music Releases, New Music, Videos | Comments Off

Yesterday Jenny returned to her block, and when I say block I mean she returned to the Bronx, NY to put on a free concert. All in celebration for her new upcoming album A.K.A releasing on June 17th. The concert was held at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay and was sponsored by State Farm as it served as one of the concerts for their national concert series. Before J.Lo could grace the stage with some of her new hits, she first had to take it back both with her music and her wardrobe. She donned a custom made bodysuit to resemble her memorable Versace gown from the 2000 Grammy Awards. She even brought out Ja Rule to perform their classic hits “I’m Real” and “Ain’t That Funny”. Many other guest were in attendance such as, Fat Joe, T.I., French Montana, Khloe Kardashian and more.

JLO 1 Jennifer Lopez Returns to The Bronx to Celebrate New Album A.K.A

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