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R&B Legend Keith Sweat Returns With Brand-New CD, 'Just Me'

May 14th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Keith Sweat
Yesterday, Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, released Just Me, the first new studio album from R&B legend Keith Sweat since his 2002 Rebirth set. The original "new jack" hitmaker, who celebrated 20 years as a chart artist at the end of 2007, produced and cowrote most of the material on his latest project which features guest artists Keyshia Cole, and Athena Cage (Keith's duet partner on the million-selling 1996 hit "Nobody").

The Harlem-born singer/songwriter and producer says he called his new album Just Me "because I'm giving the people what they expect from me. You h...

Serena Williams Joins Nike Sport

February 25th, 2008 5:30pm EST
Serena Williams
Want to know how an athlete like Serena Williams achieves her combustible mix of electric speed and long haul endurance? Find out from her custom-made workouts that are designed to improve speed, build stamina, and give you a boost when needed.

The first workout out is a 30-minute interval run set to a series of high-octane hits by Timbaland, Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie, Daddy Yankee and other Interscope Records artists. While you listen to the music, Serena sets the pace and offer tips and encouragement to help you complete your run.

Serena coaches you through a dynamic sequence o...

Amy Winehouse Steals The Show With Five Grammys

February 11th, 2008 8:32am EST
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse stole the show at the 50th Grammy Awards, winning five top honors. Kanye West was nominated for eight awards and went home with four prizes, including Rap Album, Rap Performance and Rap Song; Bruce Springsteen picked up three, including Best Rock Song. The White Stripes, Justin Timberlake and Mary J. Blige all won two.

But the night was dominated by Winehouse, who picked up all but one of the awards she was nominated for - Record of the Year for Rehab; Album of the Year for Back to Black; Best New Artist; Best Pop Vocal Album for Back to Black; Song of the Year for Rehab;...

Missy Elliott Invites Fans To Name New Album

February 5th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Missy Elliott
Five-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott is giving fans the opportunity to name her new album, due out on Goldmind/Atlantic late Spring 2008. Fans can enter immediately via Missy's website,

The contest closes on February 20th and the winner will be announced on March 2nd. The winner will receive credit on Missy's new album and a $500 "Respect Me" adidas gift card.

Fans have already gotten a sneak peek of what Elliott has been up to with "Ching-A-Ling," a new song which, along with Elliott's "Shake Your Pom Pom," will appear on both the "Step Up 2 The St...

Danity Kane Prepares Second Album On MTV'S 'Making The Band'; Returning March 11

February 3rd, 2008 11:30am EST
Danity Kane
Bad Boy Records has announced the upcoming release of three new albums from the stars of the hit MTV reality series, Making The Band.

Making The Band 4, Season 2 will feature previous MTB sensations Danity Kane, along with last year's as-yet-unnamed quintet and additional MTB4 finalist Donnie Klang. The upcoming season will see all three acts living together as they work to complete new albums, which will then be released in the weeks to follow. The releases kick off on March 11th, with the arrival the MTB4 quintet's hotly anticipated debut album. The following week will see Danity...

Missy Elliott And Dave Meyers Create History With First Ever 3D Music Video

January 30th, 2008 9:30pm EST
Missy Elliott
Five-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott has teamed up with longtime visual collaborator Dave Meyers to take the game beyond the next level and into a whole new dimension by creating the first ever 3D music video.

The video is for "Ching-A-Ling," a new song which, along with Elliott's "Shake Your Pom Pom," will appear on both the "Step Up 2 The Streets – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (due out February 5th) as well as on Elliott's forthcoming 7th studio album (due out Spring 2008). "Step Up 2 The Streets – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" is the musical companion to the upc...

Snoop Dogg: 'I Am A Better Singer Than Diddy'

January 8th, 2008 9:43am EST
Snoop Dogg
Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg is confident he is a more accomplished singer than his pal Sean 'Diddy' Combs.

The rapper ditched his traditional spoken words in favor of singing on his track Sensual Seduction, and insists he has a much better vocal range than Combs, who was last heard singing on Last Night, his collaboration with Keyshia Cole.

The star - real name Calvin Broadus - says, "I think Puffy can just sing alto and tenor. But I can sing alto, tenor and soprano. I can sing any note."

-More Snoop Dogg Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment N...

Keyshi Cole Gets Naked For Vibe

November 28th, 2007 8:31am EST
Keyshia Cole
R&B star Keyshia Cole bared all for the cover of the new Vibe magazine because her managers advised her not to get naked for the cover of her next album. The singer wanted to shed her clothes for promotional pictures for her "Just Like You" LP but instead stripped off for Vibe.

She says, "That was kinda my idea because I wanted to do that for the album. I just kinda wanted for the album (cover) to be 'Keyshia Cole takes a look in the mirror.' I just moved everybody outta the room and I just kinda stood there and I was like, 'This is it right here, don't move and just take the picture....

Learn The Lyrics To Your Favorite Song During MTV 'Spankin' New Lyrics Week'

November 22nd, 2007 7:00pm EST
Damien Fahey
Having trouble remembering the lyrics to your fave new song? Well get ready it's all about the lyrics on MTV during "Spankin' New Lyrics Week" Monday, November 26th thru Thursday, November 29th. Hosted by MTV VJ Damien Fahey "Spankin' New Lyrics Week" will introduce fans to new music from their favorite artists performing their hit songs live on "TRL" which airs all week at 3:30pm-4:30pm ET/PT.

Scheduled to hit the "TRL" stage first, during "Spankin' New Lyrics Week," on Monday, November 26th are rapper Bow Wow and R&B heartthrob Omarion, who will perform "Girlfriend" from their upcom...

Ghostface Killah Checks Into 'Rehab' Dec. 4

November 9th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Ghostface Killah
"When you get a new Ghostface Killah album, the only reasonable reaction is to get lost in it," said the New York Times of Ghost's last full studio album, '06's instant classic Fishscale. And with the December '06 release of More Fish and Ghost's near-constant touring in '07, his legions of fans have been happily lost in the 'World According To Pretty Toney.' Now, with a new Def Jam album - The Big Doe Rehab - set for release on December 4th, his current tour with Rakim, and a coffee-table book set for release on January 8th through MTV Press, the devoted will be positively delirious.


Memorable Celebrity Quotes

November 6th, 2007 9:00pm EST
Keyshia Cole
"My breasts are big - that aggravates me... I can't even wear a button-down shirt without the buttons trying to pop open." R&B star Keyshia Cole grumbles about her assets.

"I'm not much of a cook... We all chip in but I don't think anybody in my family wants me to handle the Thanksgiving dinner." Angelina Jolie has no plans to hit the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day.

"I did it to look cool in the eyes of my children, so, if it backfires, I'm in deep s**t, especially if I drop them off at school and the film doesn't work." Tim Roth on his upcoming role in The Hulk sequel.


R. Kelly Plans A Christmas Tour

October 5th, 2007 9:58am EDT
R. Kelly
Troubled soul star R. Kelly is making early Christmas plans to tour without getting official permission to leave his native Chicago. The singer/songwriter initially denied reports he was planning a winter tour with Keyshia Cole and Ne-Yo but has now come clean about the tour after Cole let the news slip in a recent interview.

Kelly now must persuade the judge overseeing his ongoing child pornography trial to let him leave the state for the 39 dates, which are set to begin in November.

-More R. Kelly News

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Country Still Tops On Album Charts

October 4th, 2007 11:08am EDT
Rascal Flatts
Country music has scored another chart-topping week in America as trio Rascal Flatts replace Reba McEntire at number one.

The group's Still Feels Good, which opened strongly with a 547,000 sales week, is their third consecutive number one.

McEntire drops to six on the new Billboard chart, while hip-hop star Keyshia Cole's new release Just Like You debuts at two.

Foo Fighters also enter high - their Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace album debuts at three, and Jill Scott's The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3 is another new release at four.

(This news article provided ...

Keyshia Cole Wants To Open A Veterinary Hospital

October 3rd, 2007 9:17am EDT
Keyshia Cole
Keyshia Cole dreams of opening an animal hospital with the money she makes from her music career. The hitmaker wanted to become a veterinarian when she was a child and she still hasn't given up looking after animals.

She says, "I had everything when I was a child - hamsters and guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats... so, if it be the Lord's will, I will have enough money to open up a veterinary hospital. Then I could just hire doctors to come in and I could go to school (to study)."

The studying bug has hit Cole of late - she recently completed her high school diploma while taking l...

Ludacris Supports Volunteers

October 1st, 2007 4:59pm EDT
Rapper Ludacris will join 100 volunteers to help refurbish a unkempt park in New York this weekend. The Grammy Award winning star will visit DeWitt Clinton park to paint playground areas and fences and clear litter from the area on Saturday.

Ludacris has also agreed to perform for 5,000 people in a bid to promote volunteer project Boost Mobile RockCorps concert, alongside hip-hop stars Busta Rhymes, Fabolous and Keyshia Cole.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

August 25th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Kristen Bell
"I have a mouth of a sailor. I have to remember not to drop F-bombs when I'm ordering my lunch." New Heroes castmate Kristen Bell admits she swears a lot.

"I felt sorry for any girl who hadn't been married who was at that wedding because how do you live up to that, how can you reach that place?" Terrence Howard on pal Eva Longoria's fairytale French wedding in July.

"Every time an Estee Lauder package comes, she's like, 'Make-up!' She tries to just put it on her eyes, but it always ends up a few other places." Gwyneth Paltrow describes the joys of motherhood with daughter Apple. ...

R. Kelly: 'No Post-Trial Tour'

August 24th, 2007 9:38am EDT
R. Kelly
R. Kelly has quashed rumors he is planning a world tour after his child porn trial. Singer Keyshia Cole announced she would be supporting the R&B star on tour following his trial in Chicago next month.

But the singer has denied the rumors, insisting he is busy preparing for the trial where he faces 21 charges of child pornography and sex with an underage girl in 2002.

A spokesman for Kelly says, "Kelly is currently focused on preparing for his trial and has no definite plans for anything beyond that."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

R. Kelly Plans Post Trial Tour

August 23rd, 2007 9:27am EDT
R. Kelly
R. Kelly is so confident he'll be cleared of child pornography charges, he has a tour scheduled for when the trial finishes.

The R&B star's Chicago trial on 21 counts of child pornography and sex with an underage girl in 2002 begins in September.

Just a month later, he plans to hit the road with singer Keyshia Cole supporting him, Cole has revealed.

She tells MTV, "We're actually going on tour together in October.

"I love R. Kelly. He's surpassed so much. I think people love someone that can go through things and overcome things. (A tour together) should be hot."


A Tribe Called Quest To Join Snoop Dogg & Others At 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors'

August 21st, 2007 3:39pm EDT
A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest will take the stage along with honorees Snoop Dogg, Whodini, Missy Elliott, and Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell for New Jack Swing at the fourth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." VH1 will also honor the seminal hip hop film "Wild Style."

Hosted by Tracy Morgan, VH1 will once again pay tribute to the hip hop luminaries who broke new ground and pioneered the genre into a true cultural phenomenon.

Taping at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, October 4, and premiering on VH1 and VH1 Soul on Monday, October 8 at 10PM*, this year's show will feature pe...

Keyshia Cole Set To Release Her Sophomore CD, 'Just Like You'

July 12th, 2007 10:12am EDT
Keyshia Cole
R&B songstress, Keyshia Cole, is set to release the follow up to her platinum-selling, debut "The Way It Is" with "Just Like You" on Geffen Records with a penciled in release date of September 11, 2007.

The Benny Boom-directed video for the first single, "Let It Go," featuring Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim debuted on BET's "Access Granted" last night. The Oakland native shows her party side with the fun-infused Missy Elliott produced track.

Since her last album release Keyshia Cole has been busy diversifying her career. She has a starring role in the upcoming MTV film "How She Moves,"...

Keyshia Cole: 'Movie Reports Are False'

June 28th, 2007 11:32am EDT
Keyshia Cole
R&B star Keyshia Cole has dismissed reports she is to star in a new movie with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld behind the lens, insisting the rumors are "false". Cole was said to be appearing alongside rapper Fabolous in the film, entitled Only The Hood Dies Young, and filming was allegedly due to start in October.

However the I Should Have Cheated star has denied she is due to venture into the movie world anytime soon. Her spokesperson branded the reports "false" before adding, "She is not doing this movie."

-More Keyshia Cole News

(This news article provided by World E...

R. Kelly's 'Double Up' Is The #1 Selling Album In The Country

June 6th, 2007 10:41am EDT
R. Kelly
R. Kelly's Double Up debuts this week as the #1 selling album on both Billboard's Top 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts. The #1 debut of "Double Up" marks the highest first-week sales of the year for any R&B solo artist.

"Double Up" is R. Kelly's eighth top 5 debut and his fifth #1 album as a solo artist. The smash first single "I'm A Flirt" has been burning up the charts and radio airwaves for close to 16 weeks. The follow-up single "Same Girl," a duet with Usher, is already Top 10 at urban radio.

For "Double Up" R. Kelly expands his hit-making collaborative efforts and enlist...

Paula DeAnda Needs You To Fill In The Empty Spaces In Her New Video

April 25th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Paula DeAnda
Paula DeAnda has completely revamped her website, which includes new features, such as social networking where you can get in touch with other fans, uploading videos, pictures and news!

To help things get kicked off, Paula is having a video contest for her hot new song, 'When It Was Me.' Paula provides you with her performance of the song and has left strategically-placed blank spaces throughout the length of the track. It is your challenge to fill in these empty spaces with visuals that help Paula tell the story of the song. Click this link for more details! 'When It Was Me' is curren...

Airport Workers Face Theft Charges For Stealing Celebrity Property

March 23rd, 2007 11:09am EDT
Paris Hilton
A group of luggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport are to face misdemeanor theft charges for allegedly stealing personal items from celebrities including hotel heiress Paris Hilton and singer Keyshia Cole.

A spokesperson for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced their decision to file the charges against 10 airport employees and one transient yesterday for reportedly taking items like watches and jewelry from celebrities' baggage.

Eight of the suspects worked in the airport luggage-screening department and have been dismissed from their jobs.

At the time WENN...

Robin Thicke Claims Top Spot On Both Album & Singles Chart

February 18th, 2007 11:00am EST
Robin Thicke
Grammy Award-winner writer/producer Robin Thicke's album has anchored at the #1 spot as the biggest selling R&B album for a second straight week. Bolstered by the success of the #1 hit "Lost Without U," the album sits at #6 this week on the Top 200 Album chart and remains the #1 most played song ever at the Urban Adult Contemporary format. "Lost Without U" currently sits at #1 on the R&B Singles Chart, #25 on Billboard's Hot 100, and is the most requested video on both MTV and VH1.

A self-taught musician, Robin's talents as a producer/songwriter can be heard on albums by Usher, Christi...

Consequence's Debut Album, "Don't Quit Your Day Job," Out March 6; Check Out The First Single

February 14th, 2007 3:08pm EST
Consequence was born in Queens at the dawn of the hip-hop era, when all rap was East Coast rap and all of rap's influential early artists were based in the New York City area. Throughout his career, Consequence gained credibility not only on the streets with his peers but with the critics as well. A gifted storyteller, he has a keen and unwavering sense of what he is all about. His objective realizm provides a clear alternative not only to gangsta rap but also to the watered-down and overly calculated pop-rap. "What I rhyme about is what I see around me, I'm a result of the hood, my rhymes ...

Diddy & Snoop Dogg Plan European Tour

December 14th, 2006 9:11am EST
Snoop Dogg
Two icons of the hip-hop world, Diddy and Snoop Dogg, have unveiled plans for a major co-headlining European concert tour. The historic 18-city trek will see the superstars sharing stages in nine countries across the continent.

The Snoop/Diddy tour will kick off on March 12th at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum, then travel across Europe through an April 2nd date at the UK's Nottingham Arena (see itinerary below). Along the way, the itinerary will make stops in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, and Ireland. Among the momentous tour's many highlights will be a pair of two-...

All Killer, No Filler: "Only Hits" Collects A Dozen Of The Hottest Tracks Of 2006

November 8th, 2006 4:40pm EST
Only Hits
A dozen monster tracks from 2006 have been assembled on Only Hits, a specially priced collection featuring chart-topping songs, including 10 tracks that cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With no space for filler, the compilation packs in a diverse array of artists from the worlds of hip hop, pop and rock. The compilation is now available in stores and online.

Only Hits contains a pair of #1 songs: "Laffy Taffy," the smash crossover hit by Atlanta rappers D4L and "You're Beautiful," the breakout single by singer/songwriter James Blunt. Gnarls Barkley – the duo of DJ Dan...

Jeremiah Drops Debut Album, "Chasing Forever"

November 3rd, 2006 12:42pm EST
On his debut album, Chasing Forever, Jeremiah delivers an odyssey of original compositions. Jeremiah held a deep desire to create a classic album. He also wanted to tell stories about the most powerful universal force – love. Music gave Jeremiah the inner strength to overcome not only his physical challenges but to inspire others to overcome their own struggles.

Born in Rochester, N.Y. , Jeremiah, one of 12 children, was influenced by classical, gospel, jazz and R&B music. It was the discovery of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Anita Baker and Daryl Coley that solidified Jeremiah's love af...

Producer Dre To Release Debut CD, "The Trunk"

October 16th, 2006 2:12pm EDT
Simply put, producers Cool and Dre are forging the soundtracks to our lives right now. With hit records for The Game and 50 Cent ("Hate it or Love It"), Ja Rule ("New York"), their mentor Fat Joe ("So Much More), Juvenile ("Rodeo") and most recently Christina Milian and good friend DJ Khaled ("Holla at Me Baby"), the Grammy nominated tandem have fulfilled their almost life long dreams to become the undeniably hottest production team in music today.

Now with their feet firmly planted in the game, it's time to embark on new goals for the duo. One half of the team, Dre, has finally liste...

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