Tuesday, January 31, 2006

MISSY ELLIOT



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 31, 2006

MISSY ELLIOTT SCORES! IN 2006
New York, NY - Disney's Touchstone Pictures has entered into a deal with Missy Elliott to score its upcoming film, "Stick It," which releases in theatres nationwide in April 2006. Mike Simpson of Dust Brothers fame (producer of Beck and The Beastie Boys) will collaborate on the score. Elliott shot the video for the film's theme song, "We Run This," on January 3 & 4 in Los Angeles with long-time collaborator Dave Meyers. Olympic gold-medalist Dominique Dawes makes a cameo as Missy's "gymnastics coach" in the video. "Having Missy involved in scoring and as the single and video is an unprecedented creative event which will ensure our film the highest visibility to its core audience" says Mitchell Leib, President of Music and Soundtracks for Walt Disney Pictures & Television and Buena Vista Music Group.

"We Run This" is also the third single off of Elliott's 4x GRAMMY-nominated album, The Cookbook. Elliot received 2 additional GRAMMY nominations for her work with Ciara and Fantasia. The 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was also announced recently that Elliott has been nominated for a Brit Award for "Best Female International Solo Act." The Brits will take place in London on February 15th.

CORRETA SCOTT KING Wife of MARTIN has passed


*Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., has died. She was 78.

News of her death came from former US Ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young this morning on the NBC show 'Today.' Asked how he found out about her death, Young said, "I understand she was asleep last night and her daughter tried to wake her up."

King had been recovering at home since her stroke. She was last seen in public when she made a surprise appearance at a fundraiser on what would have been her husband's 77th birthday earlier this month. She smiled from her wheelchair as she was greeted with a standing ovation and thunderous applause from a crowd of 15-hundred at the Salute to Greatness Dinner at the King Center.


Coretta Scott King played a major back-up role in the civil rights movement until the death of her husband, Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on a Memphis motel balcony on April 4, 1968, while supporting a sanitation workers strike in that city.

Coretta Scott was born April 27, 1927, on a farm in Heiberger, Ala. Though the family owned the land, it was often a hardscrabble life. The young Coretta, her sister, Edythe, and brother, Obie, all had to pick cotton during the Depression to help the family make ends meet.


An intelligent and hardworking student, Scott King played trumpet and piano, and graduated from Lincoln High at the top of her class in 1945. She followed her older sister to Antioch College in Ohio, where Edythe had been the first full-time black student to live on campus. At Antioch, Scott King majored in music and education. When she graduated, she decided she wanted to pursue music instead of teaching. She received a scholarship to study violin and voice at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she met her future husband, Martin Luther King Jr., who was studying theology at Boston University.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

HOLLYWOOD FILM PREMERE-Big Momma's House








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BEYONCE TOPS CHARTS! GRABS 7TH #1 SINGLE


Beyonce Knowles reached the top of the U.S. singles chart for a seventh time Thursday with 'Check on It' featuring Slim Thug.
The track swapped places with Nelly's 'Grillz' featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp, which fell to No. 2 after two weeks at No. 1.
Beyonce has now spent more time in pole position on Billboard's Hot 100 as a solo artist than she did as part of Destiny's Child. Destiny's who?

'Check On It' - Beyonce featuring Slim Thug is a HOT video!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

NEXT TO LOOK FOR



DAMAR D.POWERS- CAN DO IT ALL WRITE/RAP/PRODUCE














LUPE FIASCO-ATLANTIC

WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN?

ROBIN GIVENS AND BOYFRIEND
















T-BOZ AND DAUGHTER



















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OLD SCHOLL RAPPER SLICK-RICK

SKINNY POP CULTURE





HOLYWOOD MAKES GIRLS THINK IF YOU ARE SKINNY YOU ARE HOT................WRONG!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

BRIILIANT BRANDS



PITBULL ENERGY DRINK

FRESH MEDIA








SHARON STONE IN BASIC INSTINCT 2











MICHAEL AND KIDS SHOPPING IN BEHRAIN












WILL SMITH TALKING TO HIS SIDEKICK FROM FRESH PRINCE AFTER 10 YEARS












CRACK IS WHACK

2006 Trumpet Awards pics





GRAMMY APPEARANCES






FOXX, WEST, BLIGE BOOKED FOR GRAMMYS: Trio joins Carey, Legend, Aguilera, Hancock and others for big night.


*Kanye West and Jamie Foxx will perform their Record of the Year nominee “Gold Digger,” from West’s “Late Registration” album; while Mary J. Blige will join Album of the Year contender U2 for what is billed as a “special performance” during the Grammy awards, to be held Feb. 8 in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS.

Mariah Carey and John Legend had already been announced as performers, while country stars added to the lineup Tuesday include Keith Urban and Faith Hill.

New presenters announced by The Recording Academy included actors Terrence Howard and Tom Hanks and the country duo Big & Rich.

Carey, West and Legend lead the field with eight Grammy nominations apiece.

Monday, January 23, 2006

NAS ON DEF JAM?




Rapper Nas Is to Join Label Led by Former Rival Jay-Z

January 23, 2006

The rap superstars Jay-Z and Nas, who hurled bitter insults at each other in rhyme for years in one of rap's most prominent feuds, have reached a deal that would formalize their much-publicized recent truce and transform the two onetime foes into business partners, according to music industry executives involved in the arrangement.

The long-rumored deal sets the stage for Nas to join the artist roster of Def Jam Recordings, the rap label where Jay-Z became president last year in an unusual executive shuffle. But the two stars' personal cease-fire also evolved into an unconventional treaty of sorts between their competing record labels.

As part of the deal, Nas's longtime record company, Sony Music, and Def Jam will split the profits - or any loss - from his next two albums, the sources said. Def Jam is expected to lay out the cost of producing and marketing the recordings, and to divide the profits after recovering its expenses. The two music companies will jointly plan and oversee the albums' marketing campaigns.

The agreement pays Nas about $3 million, including a recording budget, for each of the first two albums, and provides for two additional albums with Def Jam, the sources said. Sony also retains the right to release a Nas greatest hits album, they added.


Indeed, critics have complained that the industry's top rappers, record labels and radio stations intentionally stoke such tensions and imperil lives for financial gain.

Some observers suggest that the rivalry between Nas and Jay-Z - regarded as veterans in a field where music trends shift overnight - had simply worn itself out.

DIDDYS NEW FEMALE LINE FEATURES PENELOPE CRUZ

DIDDY's on some next level stuff... he is introducing a female Sean John line.
no other celebrity line has mens and womens clothing with gross profits at over 400 million!


LENNY KRAVITZ-new Absolut ad

Friday, January 20, 2006

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FRIDAY PICS

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