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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tavis Smiley & Al Sharpton Fight Over President Obama on Live Radio

Mike Vick Revisits The Scene of Dog Fights & Torture

Monica - Everything To Me (Video)

Video: ?uestlove Talks Fela Kuti

(Nahright)

?uestlove from The Roots talks about when he first discovered Fela Kuti’s music, and walks us through Fela’s influence in yesterday and today’s hip-hop — including works by Mos Def, Macy Grey, D’Angelo, X-Clan, and Leader of the New School

Jamie Foxx Gives Kirstie Alley a Booty Call on Oprah

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Video: President Clinton in Haiti

(Clinton Foundation)

In early February, President Clinton made his second trip to Haiti to meet with Haitian leaders, visit Gheskio clinic in Port-au-Prince and deliver essential supplies. View footage from his trip below.

Woah! Petition to make pole dancing an Olympic sport

(NBC)

Could an activity usually associated with strip clubs ever be considered an Olympic sport?

That’s the hope of pole dancers across the country, who say they have collected nearly 150,000 thousand signatures to petition the Olympic committee to make pole dancing an Olympic event.

Supporters point to international championships held the past two years and even liken it to other Olympic events.

“I would look to a sport like gymnastics especially with the apparatus type competition they’re on a horizontal bar we’re on a vertical bar,“ said dancer Jasmin Bristow.

Unfortunately for pole dancing supporters it’s too late for the 20-12 games in London ...they’re closed to any new events.

Kanye West-Coldest Winter (Video)

This latest video from his 808s & Heartbreak album doesn't feature Mr. West, but this might be the beginning of his slow reintroduction back to fans and critics alike.

KANYE WEST "Coldest Winter" Directed by: NABIL "ITUNES link below" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

WOOOO!: Nature Boy Ric Flair's Wife Gets Arrested For Beating Him

"The wife of Ric Flair was arrested late Sunday night at their Charlotte home for allegedly assaulting the former professional wrestling champion. Officers were called to the couple's home in the Stonecroft neighborhood of south Charlotte around 11:40 p.m. When officers arrived on scene, Flair said his wife assaulted him inside the house after a domestic dispute, according to a police report. The alleged assaulted happened shortly after the couple returned home from dinner." - North Carolina News

What A Shame: Whitney Houston Bombs in Australia

Whitney Houston fans in Brisbane, Australia were none too pleased by the divas “Nothing But Love Tour.” opening concert.

Some fans who paid nearly $200 for tickets — stormed out of the Brisbane Entertainment Center as Houston coughing and breathless failed to hit any her signature notes.

“She was not fit to perform,"one concert goer said. "She seemed to be on another planet, and the concert was laughable. When the back-up singer’s performance is the stand out for the night you know something is wrong.”

“It was a disgrace,' said another. "She can’t sing. She didn’t sing one song properly. She was disorientated and she needed a 20-minute break. It was the first concert I have walked out of in my life.

Monday, February 22, 2010

YouTube Stars Spurned: OK Go Not Treadmill-iffic Anymore

In 2006, OK Go became the leaders of social media with their great treadmill Youtube video clip for "Here We Go".  But since that star making turn, things have not gone so well.

OK Go's lead singer and guitarist, Damian Kulash, "laments these frugal industry policies in a New York Times op-ed titled 'WhoseTube?'"


"Believe it or not," Kulash writes, "in the four years since our treadmill dance got such attention, YouTube and EMI [OK Go's label] have actually made it harder to share our videos."


Watch OK GO...On Treadmills in Music  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

WTF! Rihanna + Birthday + Little Person + Lap Dance?

Rhi's s new beau L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp pulled out all the stops for his surprise Phoenix birtthday party, which included diamonds and gyrating little person.

Video: The Making of Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life”

During a Swedish documentary, Hov tells the story  of the song’s  genesis, which includes Hard Knock's producer, The 45 King. Watch the full documentary here

FEVER - tabi Bonney featuring Raheem DeVaughn (Video)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winter Olympic IPods: Lindsey Vonn Rolls with Lil Wayne, While Johnny Weir is Down With Lady Gaga

Coutersy of Rap-Up, check out what some of the Winter Olympic athletes are listening  on their iPods


Skier Lindsey Vonn

1. BeyoncĂ© – “Sweet Dreams”

2. Lil Wayne – Anything on Tha Carter III

3. T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake – “Dead and Gone”

4. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

5. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”



Snowboarder Louie Vito

1. Gucci Mane – “Bingo”

2. Da Underdawgz – “Gorillaz”

3. Jay-Z – “Justify My Thug”

4. Stunnaman – “2800″

5. Trouble feat. Stunnaman – “Cadillac”

6. Shyne – “Diamonds and Mac 10s”

7. Lil Scrappy – “Oh Yeah”

8. 50 Cent feat. Eminem – “Patiently Waiting”

9. Dr. Dre feat. Eminem – “Forgot About Dre”

10. Juice – “Be Easy”

11. Clipse feat. Cam’ron and Pharrell – “Popular Demand (Popeyes)”

Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler
1. Dead Prez – “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop”

2. 50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake – “Ayo Technology”

3. Run-DMC – “It’s Like That”

4. Beatnuts – “Watch Out Now”

5. A Tribe Called Quest – “Da Booty”

Snowboarder Elena Hight

1. Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

2. Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”

3. T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”

4. Lil Wayne feat. Bobby Valentino – “Mrs. Officer”

Figure skater Johnny Weir

1. Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”

2. Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”

3. Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

4. Amy Winehouse – “Back to Black”

5. Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come”









Saturday, February 20, 2010

NEW MUSIC: Janet Jackson (feat. Pitbull) - Heartbeat Love [Audio]

Mariah Carey -100% (Video)

(World Star Hip Hop)

"The official video for Mariah Carey's "100%" from the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack inspired by the 2010 Winter Olympics. The video was filmed during the Toronto stop of her Angels And Advocates tour and all proceeds from the sales of the soundtrack up to March 1st will be donated to Team USA."

Jay-Z Interview & Performance on BBC's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Intyerview


Perforamcne "On To The Next"

Friday, February 19, 2010

Jay-Z Thanks Spice Girls At Brit Awards (Video)

(Rap Radar)
This past Tuesday, Jay took home the “Best International Male Artist Award” at the 2010 Brit Awards and while he thanks the fans for embracing Hip Hop overseas, he also acknowledges the Spice Girls for their inspiration. Sarcasm alert!

New Video: Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake “Carry Out”

Sad! 9 Year Old Girl Tells Tyra She Wishes She Was Light Skinned So More Boys Would Like Her

Because there so many images of lighter hued women of color consistently on TV, movies and music videos, I always wondered if it had a an affect on little brown skined girls.... I guess I have my answer.

Ludacris (Feat. Nicki Minaj) - My Chick Bad (Video)

Gossip Girl N The Hood: Michelle Trachtenberg Spits Nicki Minaj's "Shaking It 4 Daddy

Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek, rolls out the flip camera as he films his "Mercy" cast mate Michelle Trachtenberg doing her best Nicki Minaj impersonation.. 

Ahh, remember back in the day when she was Buffy The Vampire Slayers sweet  liittle sister Dawn?

Um, those days are over  :0

Justin Bieber & Ludacris “Baby” (Video)

Tiger Woods Press Conference "I'm Sorry"- February 19, 2010 (Apology Video)

yy (AP)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods publicly apologized Friday without revealing any new details about his infidelity, and told a global audience he's not sure when he'll play golf again.

Speaking before a small group at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse and a massive television audience, one of the world's most-recognized athletes repeatedly told his family, sponsors and fans — in essence, everyone connected with him — that he was sorry for behavior.

"I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable," said Woods, looking composed and speaking in a steady voice. His wife, Elin, was not with him

Read more @ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100219/ap_on_sp_go_ne/glf_tiger_woods


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Solange Knowles Performs "Tell Me" By Groove Theory With Dirty Projectors

Lumidee - Made Me [Music Video]

Beyonce Interview on Tyra Banks

Robin Thicke Gives Tyra & The Audience Sex Therapy

When Shot Dudes Attack: Gary Goes Bersek on The Insider

Yo, lil dude is angry.

Former Diferent Strokes star Gary Coleman tore into The Insider's guest panelist Lisa Bloom, after she   kept asking  him about his recent arrest and rumors that he assaulted his wife, Shannon Price.

After Coleman refused to answer those questions, the pint size actor got fed up and told her to go “BLEEP” herself and dropped several F-bombs before storming off the set.

That's an agnry little man, dog.

Akon Looking Forward To Retirement, Thanks To Lady Gaga

Akon signed Gaga to  his  KonLive in 2007. After Grammy-winning hits  like "Just Dance",  “LoveGame,” “Bad Romance,” and “Poker Face toom teh world by storm, Akon performing days might be coming sooner than he thought.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Drew Brees and Oprah Winfrey's Awkward Moment

Um Oprah, that's a birthmark on New Orleans Saints Superbowl winning quarterback Drew Bree's face, not lipstick.

Alicia Keys NBA-All Star Game Performance

Shakira - She Wolf - NBA All Star Game 2010

Black Eyed Peas “Imma Be Rocking That Body” (VIDEO) 10 Minute Mini-Movie

Bristol Palin Sounds Off Against “Family Guy”

Foremr Alaskan Gov, Sarah Palin is not too pleased with the Family Guy's Sunday night episode Sunday which seemed to mock her youngest son, Trig, who suffers from Down syndrome.  Being the great mom that she is, Sarah trotted out her  daughter Bristol to speak for the family.


Christina Hendricks Tires of Talking About Her Hour Glass Body

Mad Men's Chriustina Hendricks pops up on the cover of New York, where talks about she felt when people focused on her body than her acting talents on Mad Men

"It kind of hurt my feelings at first. Anytime someone talks about your figure constantly, you get nervous, you get really self-conscious. I was working my butt off on the show, and then all anyone was talking about was my body! It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth."

Read more @ http://nymag.com/fashion/10/spring/63808/

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rap Radar: Jay-Z Explains “We Are The World” Snub



(Rap Radar)

The 1515 Boys caught up with the Roc Boy and he pretty much reveals why he passed on Q’s session.

‘We Are the World’ is like [Michael Jackson's] ‘Thriller’ to me. I don’t ever wanna see it touched. I’m a fan of music. I know the plight and everything that’s going on in Haiti. I applaud the efforts: [Millions have been raised] through text [donations] to Haiti. So I appreciate the efforts and everything, but ‘We are the World’ is [musically] untouchable like ‘Thriller’ is untouchable. Some things are just untouchable. It was a valiant effort, but for me, it’s gonna be untouchable.”

Mike Tyson Triumphs Again On Dancing WIth The Stars: Itlay

(Video) Erykah Badu (feat. Lil Wayne) - Jump Up In The Air

Nelly Announces Anna From Amsterdam As The Miss AppleBottoms 2010 Winner

VH1: Famous Crime Scenes: Tupac Shakur [20 Min]

Erykah Badu performs at the 2010 NBA All-Star Games In Dallas, TX

Melanie Fiona - You Stop My Heart (Valentines Day Version)

Marlon Wayans Talks Bout His First Date" "On Prom Night She **** Another Guy"

Letoya Luckett - Good To Me

Beyonce PSA - Fashion for Haiti [Fashion Week]



You can buy the Fashion for Haiti shirt here http://bit.ly/FashionForHaiti

Anderson Cooper 360: Sean Diddy Combs Talks About His Evolution

Friday, February 12, 2010

We Are The World 25 For Haiti - Official Video



"Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) "We Are The World 25 For Haiti", in which Jones and Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti."

Jamie Foxx Celebrates Valentine's Day on Lopez Tonight

Lopez Tonight - Jennifer Garner Interview - Pinata-Smashing Contest

Jessica Biel on The Late Show David Letterman

John Mayer Apologizes For The Use of The N-Word and the Playboy Article

(Video) Corinne Bailey Rae - Paris Nights/New York Mornings


The official music video for Corinne Baile Rae's "Paris Nights/New York Mornings" from her sophomore album The Sea

(Video) Rihanna - Rude Boy

True Hollywood Stories: Dwyane Wade’s Wife Speaks On The Demise Of Their Marriage

(Video) Nina Sky - Beautiful People

""Beautiful People" is not just another video, it's some insight into what's been going on in our lives. This includes rehearsals, live performances, and spending time with some of our FAVORITE people: family, friends, and fans. A lot of artists have a different definition of what 'beautiful' means. These are good times with the most important people in our lives and they represent the REAL definition of beauty. This is us with a camera on, capturing those moments when the camera's off. " - Nina Sky



Wale - Pretty Girls (feat. Gucci Mane & Weensey)

“Get Him To The Greek” Trailer (Russell Brand, Jonah Hill & Sean "Diddy" Combs)

The spinoff flick of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall) has a "record company intern (Hill) is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow (Brand) to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater….”

“Sesame Street” Loretta Long Struck By Car

(PCrunch)
Loretta Long, the actress who has played Susan on Sesame Street for 40 years, has been hospitalized with head injuries and a fractured leg after she was hit by a car in New Jersey this week, according to NJ.com.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

John Mayer May Lose Fans After Recent Playboy Article

I always liked  John Mayer.

 From scoring cool points on the Chapelle Show to his amazing guitar playing to his dating exploits with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer came across as  that cool guy you wanted to hang out with...But in recent months, Mayer has been giving some crazy interviews, which may cost him some fans.

 First in  Rolling Stone  Magazine and now Playboy Magazine, where Mayer is the topic on Twitter:

PLAYBOY: You were addicted to Jessica Simpson?
MAYER: Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm.


PLAYBOY: It is true; a lot of rappers love you. You recorded with Common and Kanye West, played live with Jay-Z.
MAYER: What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s.


PLAYBOY: Do black women throw themselves at you?
MAYER: I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.
PLAYBOY: Let’s put some names out there. Let’s get specific.

MAYER: I always thought Holly Robinson Peete was gorgeous. Every white dude loved Hilary from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And Kerry Washington. She’s superhot, and she’s also white-girl crazy. Kerry Washington would break your heart like a white girl. Just all of a sudden she’d be like, “Yeah, I sucked his dick. Whatever.” And you’d be like, “What? We weren’t talking about that.” That’s what “Heartbreak Warfare” is all about, when a girl uses jealousy as a tactic.

Read the full article HERE

Amanda Bynes Tweets About Her Love For Chocolate...as in Brothas!



Update (2013)  
Amanda Bynes Tweets 'I Want Drake To Murder My Vagina' 

(Via Huffington Post)

"Amanda Bynes definitely didn't create the phrase "LOL," but she may have the distinct honor of coining a charming little idiom.
On Thursday, the 26-year-old actress upped the ante on her bizarre tweets, when she wrote that she wanted Drake to murder her vagina:
Now, we know that Bynes has a crush on the Canadian rapper since she recently tweeted that he was a "hot fellow." The former "What I Like About You," star has apparently forgone all attempts at playing hard to get and is laying her cards on the table.

Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/21/amanda-bynes-drake-vagina_n_2929248.html



 "Amanda Bynes has been getting a lot of flack because she likes Black men . Earlier today Amanda Bynes took to her twitter account to get some stuff off of her chest tweeting:"
According to the Clevelandleader.com "The former Nickelodeon actress recently took to Twitter and all but confirmed a rumor that has been circulating: that she and Cleveland's own Kid Cudi are an item, or are at least just sleeping together......

Bynes  later tweeted "it's amaziing how good it feels when someone knows how to love your body! I am having withdrawals from a certain guy lol :)"

Howard Stern Weighs in on to American Idol Rumors

For The Love Of Ray J 2 Reunion Fight Ray J vs Cocktail

Cocktail from the first "For Love of Ray J" stops by the warn Mz. Berry about Ray J. However when Ray appears, all heck breaks loose.

White Stripes Air Force Reserve Super Bowl Ad Controversy

(Pcrunch)
White Stripes musicians Jack & Meg White have accused the Air Force Reserve of ripping off one of their songs in a Super Bowl ad.

Sade Performs "Soldier of Love" on The View, 106 & Park and Late Night With David Letterman

The View


Late Night with Dave Performance



Rap Radar "the first (and probably last) time ever, Sade hit the 106 & Park stage. With her new album in stores today, she performs the title track, “Solider of Love”. Sorry Terrence and Rocsi, no interview, for you!"

Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx Talk Love & Girl-Crushes in their 'Valentine's Day' Unscripted Interview:

Lady Gaga & Cyndi Lauper “ on Good Morning America” (video)

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper stopped by ABC’s GooGMA to discuss their roles in MAC’s Viva Glam Campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness.

Nicki Minaj Sheds Tears Of Lil Wayne Having To Go To Jail

(Video) Kidz In The Hall “Jukebox”

Beyonce On The Today Show

Beyonce talks about the Grammys, her acceptance speech about Jay-Z...I guess.

Shar Jackson Shocked to See Her Kid's Father K-Fed On Celebrity Fit Club

Monday, February 8, 2010

Top 11 Favorite Superbowl XLIV Commericals/Ads (2010)

1.) Google-Parisian Love


2.) Doritos® - Crash the Super Bowl 2010 Aired: House Rules


3.) Audi 2010 Green Car Super Bowl Commercial (Green Police)


4.) Snickers Commercial: Game ( Betty White and Abe Vigoda)


5.) CareerBuilder.com 2010 Big Game Commercial - Casual Friday
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6.) Late Night With David Letterman-Dave, Oprah & Jay Leno's


7.) Megan Fox Motorola


8.) Intel "Lunch Room"


9.) E*TRADE Baby - Girlfriend (Milkahoo?)



10.)Dr Pepper Cherry "Dr Love - Little KISS"


11.) Dante's Inferno 'Go To Hell' (Featuring Bill Wither's "Aint No Sunshine)



Teleflora Super Bowl Commercial 2010 Talking Valentines Day Flowers Commercial (I wasn't eally feeling this commerical, but the red head was hot)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Robby Pardio From City High Talks Intervention & More w/ Michael Shawn 100.3 The Beat

Robby Of City High talks about the moment he caught his ex-girlfriend  Claudette Ortiz with his bandmate, why City High broke up and his stint on A&E's Intervention.

Lady Gaga Gains more "Fame" in Comic Book Form


Bluewater Productions will present  Lady Gaga's biography in comic book form on May 5th, which is also Free Comic Book Day. Other issues will feature Robert Pattinson of Twilight, 50 Cent, David Beckham, and Taylor Swift.

Video: Jaheim ft. Jadakiss - Ain’t Leavin Without You

Mike Tyson Dancing On Italy's Dancing With The Stars

Nicki Minaj & Robin Thicke Performing "Shakin It For Daddy" On David Letterman

Snooki From Jersey Shore Gets a Makeover From “Inside Edition”

"“I look like my Grandma."  --Snookie. 

How do you think the Jersey Shore cast member look?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Amanda Seyfried Seduces Liam Neeson AND Julianne Moore in "Chloe" (Trailer)

(Cienema Blend)

In Chloe, Amanda Seyfried drops her good girl persona to play an out of control prostitute. In the film’s first trailer, the plot actually plays out like a more serious version of Mike Judge’s Extract. Julianne Moore is a jealous wife who believes her husband, played by Liam Neeson, may be unfaithful to her. So she does what any completely crazy woman would do and hires a prostitute to seduce him. The prostitute is Chloe, played by Seyfried, and she does her job a little too well and somewhere along the way she jumps from seducing Liam Neeson to having sex with Julianne Moore. The girl’s good at her job.

Country Music Still Can Be Cool: Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" is a Gem



Back when I was growing up, Country music was pretty cool. You had the outlaws in Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash.

Kenny Rogers was working with Lionel Richie and busting out hits like Lady and Through The years and 38. Special introduced southern rock into the musical equation with songs like Hang on Loosely" and "Caught Up in You".

However in recent years, country music has gone a bit glossy. There are very few if any outlaws (Sorry Toby Keith) and the guys are as pretty now as the gals.

However while I was watching the Grammy's Sunday, I heard a song that reminded me of the old days Urban Cowboy days.

While Taylor Swift was capturing the majority of the Grammy love that night, a country group I never heard of named Lady Antebellum sauntered onto the stage a sang a song called "Need You Now".

The first thing that hit was that it was a old fashioned duet duet that reminded me of one of those light rock tunes back in the day.

The second was the lyric, "It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now".

It was as if Waylon Jennings came back for a few minutes and drop an old honky tonk lyric in middle of love song.

While Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" is not a signal that the country music I listened back in the day,its cool to hear that country music still can be little rough around the edges once in awhile.

Matt Damon's iPad (Good Will Hunting Spoof)

Apple's unveiling of the iPad was big news... unfortunately, nobody told Matt Damon!

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Waka Flocka Flame Ft Diddy, Rick Ross & Gucci Mane - O Lets Do It (Remix)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How to Win a Grammy for Album of The Year Like Taylor Swift

Recently, country music star Taylor Swift won the Album of the Year Award from the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and The Dave Mathews Band. If you are looking for a way to win the same award in 2011, here are some easy tips.

1.) You have to have a look. Lady Gaga has a very creative, unique look. However Taylor Swift has that blonde girl next door look that can easily transfer to movies and TV shows.

2.) Although Taylor Swift writes songs, the trick here is to find a songwriter(s) who can take your sappy teen loves songs and mold them into number one hits. You still wrote the songs, but now they make sense and you get credit for being a genius.

Photos from the New "We Are The World" Recording Sessions "25 For Haiti"



(MTV.com)

When it came time to record the 25th-anniversary remake of "We Are the World," the legendary African-famine relief benefit's co-writer and producer, Lionel Richie, said he wanted to approach the project from a modern perspective. That might explain why none of the singers from the 1985 single were in the house for Monday night's marathon sessions, which took place in the same studios where the original song was laid down.
Instead of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper and the late Michael Jackson (whose previously recorded voice, however, will be heard on the tune), the 2010 version will be headlined by Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Wyclef Jean, Josh Groban and Will.I.Am. It features a newly penned hip-hop break written by the Black Eyed Peas leader that makes reference to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, the victims of which will benefit from the song's proceeds.

Among the rap artists making the cut for "We Are the World — 25 for Haiti" are T-Pain, Kanye West, Bizzy Bone, Kid Cudi, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Mann, Nipsey Hussle, Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz.



And though rumored participants such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake were not in attendance, the sessions did feature a number of current stars such as Miley Cyrus, Keri Hilson and Best New Artist Grammy winner Zac Brown.
There were the requisite classic artists who pitched in, including Barbra Streisand; Carlos Santana; Natalie Cole; BeBe Winans; the members of Heart; Freda Payne; Harry Connick Jr.; Earth, Wind & Fire; the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine; Tony Bennett; "Slumdog Millionaire" film score composer A.R. Rahman; "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson; Patti Austin; Celine Dion and Gladys Knight. A few actors were in the studio (Jeff Bridges and Vince Vaughn), as well as the offspring of co-producers Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones, Nicole Richie and "Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones, and the members of 3T (the sons of Tito Jackson), Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson.



Joel and Benji Madden were on hand, as were Akon, Brandy, Melanie Fiona, Mya, Musiq Soulchild, Katharine McPhee, Trey Songz, Faith Evans, "Heroes" actor Jimmy Jean-Louis ("the Haitian") and former Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi.
Also pitching in according to a press statement from organizers were the members of Sugarland, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, India.Arie, Mary Mary, Tyrese Gibson, Raphael Saadiq, Pink, Jordin Sparks, Rob Thomas, Usher, the Fray's Isaac Slade, child prodigy pianist Ethan Bortnick, Enrique Iglesias, Robin Thicke, Jamie Foxx, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, the Jonas Brothers, Nicole Scherzinger and Julianne Hough.
Co-producer Richie said that Janet Jackson would be laying down her version of Michael Jackson's part on Tuesday, and he hinted that some other artists might also be added over the next few days.

Simon Cowell Haiti Charity Song" Everybody Hurts (Video)

Released on Tuesday, a cover of R.E.M.’s 1992 classic “Everybody Hurts,” produced by Simon Cowell for Haiti releif is expected to become Britain’s biggest-selling single in a decade.

The song features Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus,Michael Buble,Susan Boyle, Bon Jovi Westlife , Robbie Williams Rod Stewart and X-Factor's Cheryl Cole & Alexandra Burke, expects to go platinum at the end of the week.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BET Honors: Queen Latifah’s honoree speech


BET Honors: Sean “Diddy” Combs’ honoree speech


Jezebel.com: "Young Hollywood Is White, Thin"

Jezebel.com asks the question:

"What does "Young Hollywood" look like?

According to Vanity Fair, it's pretty, thin, female and white.
Amanda Seyfried, Anna Kendrick, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, Rebecca Hall, Emma Stone, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Rachel Wood: There's not a single woman of color on the cover of Vanity Fair's "Young Hollywood" issue. Two of the ladies — Kristen Stewart and Amanda Seyfried — were already on the August 2008 "Hollywood's New Wave." issue.

There were two women of color — Zoe Saldana, America Ferrara — on the cover of 2008's "Hollywood Issue," but apparently the next decade is not about diversity."

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