Justin Bieber finally gets his mugshot!!! It seems that Justin has been working over time lately to get his street cred. The If I Were Your Boyfriend singer came close to an arrest after egging a neighbor’s house, but honestly who wants to go to jail for a $20,000 prank. But drag racing under the influence of weed, alcohol, and prescription drugs while resisting arrest and cussing out cops, now that’s harrrd!!!
Not to mention we hear he was with a model chick that isn’t his main chick. Hey Selena!
In all seriousness, we have another childhood star addicted to fame and spinning out of control right before our eyes. Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallete, blames fame on his behavior and asks that we pray for him instead of ridiculing him:
A few months ago posted a story about a reboot of the hit series Murder, She Wrote in the works at NBC starring Octavia Spencer. Well, it seems that not everyone was as excited about that idea as I thought, because TheWrap is reporting that NBC decided to drop the show. And who was the one who criticized the remake, which might have been the reason behind the show being dropped? The original Jessica Fletcher, actress Angela Lansbury. Cold blooded!!
The project was met with criticism by Lansbury, who starred in the original CBS series for 12 seasons. In an interview late last year, Lansbury said that she respected Spencer’s work but called the project a “mistake.”
“I think it’s a mistake to call it ‘Murder, She Wrote,’” Lansbury said, “because ‘Murder, She Wrote’ will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person.”
Happy birthday to all of the folks blessed to see another year!! Special shout out to these celebrities celebrating today:
Singer Anita Pointer from the hit 70s and 80s R&B group The Pointer Sisters turns 66 today. I used to wear OUT my Jump (For My Love) album!!
Singer Marc Nelson from the hit 90s R&B group AzYet turns 43 today. Last Night still is a banger!
It’s always good to see an upcoming artist making such an impact on the music industry that they deserve recognition for their work. One artist that is definitely on the come up that has a big following is New Orleans native August Alsina. He is mostly known for his hit single “I Love This Sh*t” featuring Trinidad James and the remix featuring Trey Songz and Chris Brown. His EP Downtown: Life Under The Gun has been a huge success and August is gearing up to release his debut album Testimony on Def Jam in April.
With a quick glance at August Alsina you wouldn’t think he’s an R&B singer and with the lyrics from his songs you would think they would be more form fitting for a rap song. Nonetheless, he has the voice and the real life experiences that he uses in his music to relate to his listeners. He’s been very vocal about losing his older brother back in 2010, and the responsibility he has taken on when it comes to caring for his three little nieces. August is definitely not your typical R&B singer, but it’s his style and his truth within his music that contributes to his growing success.
Listen to August’s first single off of his debut album when you continue. . .
The web has been going crazy since rumors of The Carters performing at this years Grammy Awards have been confirmed to be true. Apparently CBS released a commercial confirming some of the performers for this years award show and among the list of the performers the power couple was mentioned. Since then the commercial has been removed, but there are multiple sites stating that Jay-Z and Beyonce are expected to open up the show. Not to mention that Jay-Z is nominated for nine Grammy’s and Beyonce’s new album recently went platnium after it’s surprised release date.
It seems like the couple will definitely be present at this year’s award show, not quite sure whether or not they will open up the show, but I definitely will be watching. I’m secretly hoping that Blue Ivy just happens to be apart of their performance in some way.
The 56th Grammy Award Show airs this Sunday January 26th on CBS.
Last week Faith Evans made a visit to Arsenio Hall’s late night talk show The Arsenio Hall Show where she performed her single “Tears of Joy” off of her current album R&B Divas, which is actually nominated for Best R&B Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. Faith definitely reminded everyone why she is the head R&B Diva in charge, not to mention that this performance will bring actual tears to your eyes.
Check out the performance below:
Remember Hydeia Broadbent, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show back in 1996 to talk about living with full blown AIDS. Hydeia Broadbent, was born with HIV and most doctors didn’t think she would live past the age of five after her status transitioned into AIDS.
When I turned 5, I had had symptoms of AIDS. I had had fungus in my brain, blood infections, pneumonia. I went Code Blue a couple of times. And when I was 5, that’s when they said I was full-blown AIDS.
I remember being brought to tears when Hydeia talked about missing her friends who died from the disease, and learning to get up in the morning to fight for another day instead of just waiting to die. When Oprah asked Hydeia what was the hardest part of living with AIDS, I remember Oprah had to fight back tears when Hydeia answered:
When your friends die. [Hydeia in tears, voice breaking] That’s the hardest part because you love them and you always lose a friend to AIDS. It’s hard, especially…real harder on the parents. They’re friends and stuff, you love them a lot and you get real close…A lot of my friends have died of AIDS.
Just watching it brings tears to my eyes, again. Well the good news: Hydeia Broadbent made it past the age of five, and past the age of eleven where she first appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is now