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Kelly Rowland Says The US Version Of “The X-Factor” Attracts The Crazies [VIDEO]

Kelly Rowland Says The US Version Of “The X-Factor” Attracts The Crazies [VIDEO]

Kelly Rowland has taken on the job of being a judge on the American version of the hit reality show “The X-Factor.” In previous interviews, she has always talked about how co-host Simon Cowell is the biggest Diva, but during the interview with Popsugar, she went a little more in detail about the crazy auditions that they have to endure.

When asked about the craziest audition for the show, she said:

Everyone attracts the crazies, but I have never seen the crazies like the ones we have here. The auditions were so wild, and I remember thinking to myself ‘Oh my God, can somebody please bring in somebody with a voice.? A real voice.’

Check out talk about the weirdest audition she saw below:

Iggy Azalea Drops “Change Your Life” Solo Version

Iggy Azalea Drops “Change Your Life” Solo Version

Pinned on October 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm by meiqua

Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has dropped a solo version of her song “Change Your Life.”

If you’re familiar with the original version of the song, you would know that T.I. has a rap verse on the song, but she has since dropped the song without his verse.

Listen to the solo version of the song here.

DO WE LOVE IT? : Ciara’s “Body Party” (Plus Her Bathroom A Cappella Version)

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Ciara just released the full version of her newest single "Body Party."  Check out the sexy track inside, plus CiCi belting out the chorus a cappella in her bathroom in Paris….

Just a few days ago, CiCi dropped a snippet and her nude single cover for "Body Party."  The track appears on her upcoming EPIC records album One Woman Army.  And as a follow up to her "Sweat" single, the hot singer/dancer tapped her boyfriend, rapper Future, to help her co-write the song.

She gushed about him and why this song was a good description of their relationship telling Billboard:

"If you listen closely, you can [hear him]," she told The Juice while giggling."Let’s just say that this record came out of a very sincere place," Ciara says of working with Future. "I think when things just organically feel right, naturally good things come from it."

You can hear his adlibs in the background.  She gushed about her boo even more saying:

"He’ s such an amazing, creative person," she continues. "I can be very creatively expressive myself, but there’s nothing like being able to work with someone that can bring a new flavor. What I like about [working with] him, it’s almost like I got to learn more things about myself."

Mmmhmm we’re sure things get real organic if you’re making sexy tracks like this.  Mike Will Made It produced "Body Party", and One Woman Army will hit shelves in June.

By the way, before Ciara rolled to the Givenchy afterparty dinner in Paris last night, she went into the bathroom and belted out the chorus.  No background music:

So, about her new "Body Party" single…

DO WE LOVE IT?

Mary J. Blige Offers Up Subdued But Beautiful Version of ‘Need Someone’ on ‘X Factor’

Mary J. Blige

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Mary J. Blige is the queen of the hip-hop/soul hybrid, and she was a vision in white as she performed the breathtaking ballad ‘Need Someone’ on tonight’s elimination/results episode of ‘X Factor.’

The diva was dressed in a crisp white skirtsuit, which showed off her taut figure, with her hair piled into a massive beehive bun at the back of her head. Even with her super glossy, extra-lacquered lips, which are her signature, and statement earrings, Blige was an exercise in restraint.

She is known most of all, of course, for that voice of hers and she let her instrument be the focus, as opposed to engaging in all sorts of histrionics, onstage drama or hitting super high notes to turn heads.

With a starry background behind her and silver confetti falling from the sky, Blige performed on what felt like a winter night on the ‘X Factor’ stage. Even host Steve Jones said, “What a voice” when Blige finished her performance.

MJB didn’t engage in any post-performance conversation with the judges or with the host and she didn’t offer any advice to the remaining five, which was about to be downsized to the remaining four.

But then again, she didn’t need to say much. Mary J.’s performance let the hopefuls like Melanie Amaro and Rachel Crow see how an experienced and successful diva gets her points across.

An “All-Black Version” Of “Steel Magnolias” On The Way? + The “Mahalia!” Production Company Says Sorry To Fantasia

Steel Magnolias, the classic 80′s flick starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts is getting the "remake treatment"… with an all-Black cast.  Get deets on the Kenny Leon-directed LIFETIME movie inside and find out what the producers of the Mahalia Jackson biopic said about Fantasia NOW….

 

As if news of the Sparkle remake wasn’t enough, producers over at LIFETIME are, according to Deadline.com, digging in the crates and dusting off the 1989 film Steel Magnolias.  One of my faves when I need a good cry by the way.

The film, about a bunch of strong and sassy Southern women, originally starred Sally Field, Julia Roberts and Dolly Parton along with an all-star cast.  But this go-round, producers are switching things up by throwing race into the dynamic and setting the film in Louisiana with an all-Black cast.  Yes, I’m side-eyeing this one for now.

The project will be directed by Kenny Leon (who also directed Diddy and Phylicia Rashad in the 2004 Broadway revival for tv "Raisin In The Sun" and currently directing Angela Bassett & Samuel L. Jackson in Broadway’s "The Mountaintop.")

Sally Robinson has signed on to write the new Steel Magnolias script and is expected to base it off Robert Harlings’ screenplay for the movie. 

Now that we know LIFETIME wants to mimic the classic film and use an all-star cast, it begs the question….who should star in the remake?  Better yet…who SHOULDN’T.  We have a few to list for the latter.

Of course names like Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard and Loretta Devine are likely to be thrown in the mix, but what about the newbies on the rise like Tika Sumpter and Tessa Thompson?

Who’d be in your all-star cast?

 

In other movie news….

 

We told you earlier that there was a lot of drama surrounding the "casting" of Fantasia Barrino as Mahalia Jackson in an upcoming film, and now the production company behind the film has come to the defense of the singer.

In a statement issued today, the company clears up the rumors about the movie’s financing and how the Jackson family feels about Fantasia.

Here’s their statement:

 He was told that he was not a spokesperson nor a producer of the film, nor involved in the production or publicity of the film. Mr. Taylor’s credit of Executive  Producer will be valid only pending a final contract for financing. DDP and its producers disavow any statements or comments attributed to this article that were inappropriately made. Mr. Taylor does not speak for this company or the production of this film.

We at DDP want to assure Ms. Barrino that in no way are we responsible for the information that was included in the article. ANY FUTURE COMMENTS FROM OUTSIDE PARTIES REGARDING THIS FILM THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY PROVIDED BY DDP OR ITS PUBLICIST WILL BE DEEMED AS VOID, BOGUS AND INACCURATE.

 

Well…..I guess that clears up things.  And from the tone of the letter, seems as though they are indeed still trying to get their money right like Fanny told Wendy Williams this week.

 

Neon Trees – Animal (Viral Version)

Neon Trees – Animal (Viral Version)

Music video by Neon Trees performing Animal. (C) 2010 The Island Def Jam Music Group
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Music video by Bon Jovi performing It’s My Life. (C) 2003 The Island Def Jam Music Group
Video Rating: 4 / 5