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Fantasia Returns To BROADWAY In “After MidNight” + Idris Elba’s Mandela Biopic Teaser + Jamie Foxx Stars In First “Amazing Spiderman 2″ Teaser

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Fantasia is back on track and she’s got a new gig on Broadway.  Get the deets inside, plus sneak peeks at Idris Elba in the new Mandela bipic and Jamie Foxx as the villain in Amazing Spiderman 2


Fanny is spending her days in the gym, being a mom to two kiddies, and promoting her Side Effects Of You music.  And so far, it’s keeping her life drama free.  Now, she’s got a new gig as the first guest star in the Broadway production of After Midnight.

After working it out in The Color Purple on Broadway back in ’07, Fanny will be one of 25 singers and dancers to star in the jazzy musical production. Broadway.com describes it in full:

Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight is an evocative new musical that tackles the sexy, smoky glamour of the Jazz Age, set in the heyday of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s Cotton Club. The ever-changing list of stars is reflective of the Cotton Club’s weekly rotation of guests during its “Celebrity Nights,” which included the likes of Lena Horne, Judy Garland, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

Sounds right up her alley.  She will perform from the beginning of previews on October 18 through February 9, 2014, and will be the major headliner for the official opening on November 3.  Congrats Fanny!



As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday today, a brand new teaser for the new film about Mandela’s life just hit the net. Check out the first peek at Idris Elba playing the iconic South African leader below:

Video: Worldwide trailer exclusive: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom


The Long Walk To Freedom biopic hits theaters in 2014. The fab Naomie Harris will play Winnie Mandela.


And finally, the first teaser for Amazing Spiderman 2 is out.  Jamie Foxx, who plays villain Electro, can be seen in his new buff & scary role.  This first sneak peek is being shown at Comic-Con:


Dude looks scary as hell…


Photo: Fantasia’s IG

Teyana Taylor SHOWS OFF Her RIDICULOUS Six-Pack For COMPLEX Magazine (BTS) + Amel Larrieux RETURNS With Her “Afraid” SINGLE

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G.O.O.D. Music’s Teyana Taylor showed of her "good" six-pack during a recent photoshoot with COMPLEX magazine. See BTS photos inside and listen to Amel Larrieux’s comeback single "Afraid".  

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Teyana Taylor is set to appear in an upcoming issue of COMPLEX magazine and the "Bliss" singer posted a few behind the scenes shots on her Instagram today.  

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During the poolside shoot, Teyana showed off her fabulous six-pack and envious figure.

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Teyana revealed earlier that she’s working on her G.O.O.D. Music debut and fans should expect to hear some new music this summer.


Before the COMPLEX shoot….

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Teyana took a dip in the ocean and posed on the street with one of her besties.


And in new music….

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Those she hasn’t released an album since 2007′s Lovely Standards, Amel Larrieux, the "Tell Me" singer who rose to fame with Groove Theory, is gearing up for a new album, Ice Cream Everyday.  Led by the summertime single, "Afraid", Amel explained her five-year absence to ESSENCE saying,

It took five years for a number of reasons. First, I’m raising two amazing teen daughters—which is a job. I’m not one of those people that say I can do everything. Throughout making the album, I’ve had to stop one thing or the other to focus on what needed my attention at that time. Funny enough, it was easier when my kids were younger but now there are different things I have to be available for, questions I have to answer.

And there were other things. We’ve moved a few times. We’ve always had our own studio and, when we started moving around, it made it difficult. We’re independent. I don’t have a machine behind me. I have a beautiful, small group of people that I work with. Not having a studio at home created some problems. That can make it take a little longer. Lucky for me there’s the Internet and people who support me. Having that support extends how long you can take as an artist and gives you new life because more people are constantly discovering you.

Read the full interview here. 

Welcome back Amel……..


Listen to "Afraid" here:


The new album Ice Cream Everyday will be released August 27.

Brandy Grabs Dinner At Katsuya With ‘The Game” Cast + Rihanna Returns To Instagram (And Her Tour) By Clapping Back At Haters

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Brandy was spotted out at dinner last night with her costars from "The Game" while flashing her engagement ring and rocking her curls.  Check the pics inside, plus how Rihanna is slamming her haters while she recovers from being sick….

"Wildest Dreams" singer Brandy was spotted out at a press dinner with her co-stars at Katsuya in Beverly Hills.  Rocking satin polka dotted shorts and a colorful jacket and a white tee, the fresh faced chick kept it young and casual in a Bohemian Chic look, as she called it.

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Lauren London, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez and Jason Bell were all in attendance and looking fab.

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And we’re loving the glow Ms. Norwood is flaunting these days.  Cute look.


In other songstress news, Rihanna is coming back swinging after being down for the count (thanks to the flu) and missing two concerts from her Diamonds Tour. 

A few folks on Instagram were attacking her in typical cyber thug fashion about….nothing really.  But when those people attacked Rihanna’s fans for kissing her ass, Rih stepped in and sent some messages herself.  Here’s a screenshot of all different messages she posted on other people’s accounts last night:

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Guess it’s safe to say she’s fully recovered.  She tweeted this afternoon, "One of my favorite cities in America #PHILLYnation #DiamondsWorldTour WE BACK!!!!"  She’s returning to the stage tonight in Philly.

Photos: Instagram/SPLASH

IN CASE YOU DIDN’T HEAR: Derwin Stays! Pooch Hall RETURNS To “The Game”

Ready to write off "The Game" for good?  Not so fast guys.  Pooch Hall has just officially signed on for Season 6 of "The Game." 


Pooch made the announcement a couple of weeks ago, but people still didn’t catch on.  Now he’s letting everyone know and speaking on his return inside…

Months ago, folks were shocked to learn that both Tia Mowry & Pooch Hall (who play lead couple Derwin & Melanie Davis) of "The Game" were leaving the show.  Tia’s definitely not returning.  But in a crazy turn of events, Pooch IS.

The actor was working out a way for him to star on both his Showtime series "Ray Donovan" he had just signed on to as well as "The Game," at the same damn time.  Not sure why this caused friction as Coby Bell, who plays Jason, has been playing on two shows as well for years now.

But Pooch just got the greenlight to return after working out a deal with BET to do both of his shows.  Which means Derwin will be lacing up those cleats once again.  He tweeted recently:


And for some reason people still are unaware that he’s returning.  So Pooch tweeted a few days ago:

Its official… who said Pooch wont be back on @TheGameBET I will send pics from the set to Prove it, in the fall. Love u guys…

Are we feelin’ this return?


Jermaine Jones Returns to ‘American Idol’ Stage as the Wild Card Contestant

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The gentle giant of ‘American Idol‘ Jermaine Jones received a save tonight on the show, after he was granted access back into the competition as Season 11?s wild card. Taking the stage Continue reading

TV FAB: Star Jones RETURNS To “The View”, Says Her Departure Was UGLY (VIDEO)


After a five year absence, Star Jones returned to "The View" today, as a guest, for a semi-uncomfortable interview about her weight, heart disease and why she left the show.  Continue reading

RELEASED: Nick Cannon Is Home From The Hospital, Returns To Work Next Week

After suffering since the Holidays from mild kidney failure, Nick Cannon was released from L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai over the weekend.  And he’s back home with Dem Babies and wife Mariah.  Deets inside…

Nick has recovered from his illness…with much help from his doting wife Mariah.  After getting a shape-up and tons of hugs and kisses, he was released from the hospital over the weekend.  His reps say he is already slated to return to hosting his morning radio show next week:

"Nick Cannon was released over the weekend to be with his family. He is resting and recovering at home and would like to thank everyone who has expressed concern, well wishes and prayers.

He plans to return to his live morning radio show broadcast Rollin’ with Nick Cannon on 92.3 NOW FM on January 17th."

Stay healthy Nick!

VEGAS NIGHTS: Christina Milian Parties At The Palms + Nelly Returns To Chateau Nightclub

Christina Milian flaunted her perfect looks in Vegas last night at The Palms Hotel.  Both she and Nelly threw parties in the sin city.  Check out the pics inside…


Mom of 1 Christina Milian hosts the evening at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  And she looked hot in her black and blue zip-front mini dress:

Christina’s set to tackle her new role as Social Media Correspondent for "The Voice" next month. 

She looks fab as always.


And over at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at the Paris Hotel and Casino Las Vegas:

Rapper Nelly–who’s 37 now–got sexy for his party as well.  He and Ashanti need to gon’ ahead and get back together.  What else are they gonna to do?  Just sayin’…

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Janet Jackson Returns to Australia to Continue Tour

Yesterday, Nov. 3, Janet Jackson returned to Australia in order to continue her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal tour. Jackson had to postpone a handful of scheduled concerts Down Under in order to be with her family in Los Angeles. She felt it was important to be with her loved ones during the finals moments of the manslaughter trial of the Dr. Conrad Murray, the man who many are holding responsible for the death of Michael Jackson.

When Janet (Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty) landed in Sydney, she appeared to be in good spirits as her entourage guided her through the airport. Wearing all black, Jackson looked like she was trying to keep a low profile as she touched down in the Australian capital. Now that the shows are back on, fans of Janet can witness the pop icon perform a slew of her No. 1 hits live, including classic tracks like ‘Miss You Much,’ ‘Rhythm Nation’ and ‘Nasty.’

Last night, Jackson performed in Melbourne and the songstress is performing for three nights (Nov. 5, 6 and 8 ) in Sydney.

Originally, Jackson had released a statement about postponing the shows. She said, “When I planned these shows, the schedule in California was completely different. After talking with my family last night, I decided we must be together right now… This saddens me in so many ways.” We’re glad Ms. Jackson is back on track.