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Mariah Carey's daughter will be on record

February 17th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Mariah Carey's daughter will appear on her new album.
The 'You're Mine (Eternal)' singer - who has two-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with husband Nick Cannon - has been recording her little girl "ad libbing" after she began mimicking the lyrics from one of her new songs, and says the clips will feature on her forthcoming LP.
She said: "It's a song that I wrote with Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri. There's a part that Jermaine says on the song that [the kids] loved, and Monroe started to say it.
"I kept having to get my iPhone and record her. So I have all these different takes of ...

Jermaine Dupri mourning death of DJ Nando

January 14th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Jermaine Dupri
Hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri is mourning the death of a DJ friend who was shot and killed in Georgia on Tuesday (14Jan14).

The body of DJ Nando, a member of the local Coalition DJs group, was found outside his Atlanta home with a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

The 38 year old, real name William Fernando Barnes, was declared dead at the scene of the crime.

Sharing the news of Nando's passing on his blog, Atlanta resident Dupri writes, "RIP MY BROTHER DJ NANDO: I REALLY HATE THAT IM (sic) POSTING THIS, MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY".

Rapper Young Dro has also expr...

Beyonce and Jay Z spend $100,000 on champagne

December 28th, 2013 3:20pm EST
Beyonce and Jay Z splashed out almost $100,000 on champagne for their fellow nightclub revellers on Friday night (12.27.13).
The couple, who have a 23-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy, bought several rounds of drinks for everyone in the VIP section at Club Reign in Atlanta, Georgia.
A source told gossip website that the duo, who topped Forbes magazine's World's Highest Paid Celebrity Couples list this year after earning $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013, ordered hundreds of bottles of Dusse and Ace of Spades, which cost approximately $300 each, and footed the entire bill.
The ...

Jermaine Dupri defends Mariah Carey's controversial Angola show

December 23rd, 2013 3:10am EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey's manager Jermaine Dupri has defended the pop superstar for accepting a $1 million (£670,000) payment to perform for Angolan dictator Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.

The Hero hitmaker came under fire from human rights activists earlier this week (ends20Dec13) following her appearance at a gala for the Angolan Red Cross, which was sponsored by bosses at mobile phone company Unitel. Both organisations are run by Dos Santos' daughter, Isabel.

President Dos Santos was the guest of honour at the 15 December (13) event, and Carey even posed for photos with the controversial leader and his...

TLC's Chilli Thomas will 'always love' Usher

October 21st, 2013 10:20am EDT
Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas will "always love" Usher.
The TLC singer calls the 'Scream' hitmaker her first "real love" but insists their split was not the inspiration for his 2004 album 'Confessions' in which the central character in the music had cheated on a past girlfriend and even having a child with another woman.
Chilli says the record - which included hits such as 'Let It Burn' and 'Confessions' - was actually based on the personal life of Jermaine Dupri, who produced it.
She explained to US Weekly magazine: "We were together when he recorded that album. All of those songs on Confessions...

Usher has star-studded birthday bash

October 16th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Usher had a surprise star-studded birthday party on Monday night (14.10.13).
The 'Scream' hitmaker turned 35 on October 14 and celebrated in style with a number of other A-Listers - including P Diddy, Justin Bieber, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ashley Benson, Jermaine Dupri, Blake Shelton, David Arquette, Miguel and Cassie - at Bootsy Bellows nightclub in Hollywood.
A source said: "Usher was on the dancefloor almost all night. He shared the floor with Diddy and Jermaine, who also danced almost all night long. Even David Arquette showed off his break-dancing skills.
"At one point, Usher, Diddy and Bie...

Usher enjoys star-studded bash

October 15th, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Usher celebrated his birthday at a star-studded bash on Monday night (10.14.13).
The 'Scream' hitmaker was joined by his protégée Justin Bieber, his manager Scooter Braun, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and the rapper's girlfriend Cassie for his party at Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.
'Pretty Little Liars' actress Ashley Benson, Miguel and Jermaine Dupri also helped the Grammy-winner celebrate his 35th year, according to
Usher was presented with a boxing ring-themed cake with a baby photo of himself in the middle.
Pictures on his Instagram site also showed the fes...

Jermaine Dupri To Take Over As Mariah Carey's Manager

October 8th, 2013 2:17am EDT
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International pop superstar Mariah Carey has recruited her longtime collaborator and close friend Jermaine Dupri as her new manager following the departure of Randy Jackson earlier this year.

The 43 year-old singer worked under the guidance of producer Jackson for two years before parting ways with him in March, and now she has turned to Janet Jackson's ex-boyfriend, Dupri, to help her build on her outstanding career success.

Carey says, "We have a bond that surpasses music. I am super excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come to fruition." ...

Jermaine Dupri Facing Tax Troubles

June 29th, 2013 10:02am EDT
Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupri's financial woes have worsened after the hip-hop mogul was hit with an $800,000 tax bill.

The producer/rapper was recently sued over allegations he defaulted on a $4.9 million bank loan, and now he is facing action from officials at America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

They have served the star with two tax liens, alleging he owes money from 2008, 2010 and 2011, and the total comes to just under $800,000, according to

Jermaine Dupri sued over outstanding bank loan

May 30th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Jermaine Dupri
Hip-hop mogul Jermaine Dupri is facing a $1.9 million (£1.23 million) lawsuit over allegations he defaulted on a bank loan.

The producer/rapper was granted a $4.9 million (£3.16 million) loan from SunTrust Bank bosses in December, 2010, but he allegedly stopped his regular payments in May, 2011.

He was given until November last year (12) to settle the debt, but failed to do so and now bank executives are taking him to court to recoup the funds, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dupri, who has been battling financial woes in recent years, has a troubled history with SunTrust ...

Starpulse Snapshots: Young Jeezy's Birthday Bash

September 30th, 2011 3:34pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Ne-Yo celebrated Young Jeezy's birthday with Ciroc Coconut specialty cocktails at Frank Ski's in Atlanta. Now, that's a sweet party!

Jermaine Dupri Hit With Lawsuit Over Child Support

May 10th, 2011 2:42pm EDT
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Record producer Jermaine Dupri has been hit with a lawsuit after allegedly failing to make child support payments.

In March, a judge ordered the Grammy-winner to pay Sarai Jones a monthly fee of $2,500 and an additional $7,500 based on the results of a paternity test.

Jones alleges Dupri has not yet paid her and is suing him for the money, according to the Associated Press.

A lawyer for Jones insists his client wants to "work together (with Dupri) to co-parent their beautiful baby girl," who is seven months old.

The lawsuit comes amid mounting financial troubles for Dupri - officials...

Celebrity Weekend In Photos: Madonna At Carnival, Leonardo DiCaprio In Germany & More

February 15th, 2010 10:02am EST
Madonna, her daughter Lourdes Maria and Jesus Luz attended the carnival parade at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Feb.14. Check out what other celebs did this weekend!

Filmmaker Spike Lee kissed Alicia Keys during halftime of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 14, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Bill Murray reacted after hitting from a bunker toward the 16th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebbl...

Jermaine Dupri Fuming Over Leaked Usher Track

January 7th, 2010 12:13pm EST
Jermaine Dupri Fuming Over Leaked Usher Track
Producer Jermaine Dupri is furious after a track he recorded with Usher leaked onto the internet. Several songs from the Yeah! Hit-maker's upcoming album, Raymond vs. Raymond, surfaced online last month without the star's consent, including Fooling Around, a track produced by Dupri.

The tunes were scheduled for release in Europe in February and the U.S. in March - but hit the web more than two months before its expected release date. Dupri is fuming over the leak and has taken to his blog to vent his frustration.

He writes, "Some kinda (sic) way my Usher record Fooling Around got le...

Susan Boyle Hotter Than Rihanna & Lady Gaga? Pussycat Dolls Set To Split, More

December 1st, 2009 10:44am EST
Susan Boyle Hotter Than Rihanna & Lady Gaga
Weekly Music News: Thanksgiving has passed and now it is time to make room for Christmas. While we get ready to bid farewell to yet another year, rapper Lil Wayne is saying hello to another child, congrats. Chris Brown's 20/20 interview, Mariah Carey's new album and Susan Boyle's triumph over Rihanna and Lady Gaga round's out this week's music news.

Chris Brown will appear on 20/20 December 11

Chris Brown is set to appear in yet another interview to discuss his physical altercation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Here's why it's interesting, Chris Brown made a promise that he would not be...

Jermaine Dupri Entangled In Da Brat Assault Case

November 4th, 2009 11:14am EST
Jermaine Dupri Entangled In Da Brat Assault Case
Jermaine Dupri has become embroiled in Da Brat's legal battle with a woman who was left permanently scarred following an attack at the music producer's nightclub in 2007.

Rapper Da Brat was convicted of aggravated assault and imprisoned for three years in 2008 over her attack on waitress Shayla Stevens at a Halloween party at Dupri's Studio 72 nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia the previous year.

The hip-hop star - real name Shawntae Harris - assaulted the former model with a rum bottle at the venue, leaving her with nerve damage to her face.

Stevens is suing Harris over the attack -...

Bow Wow Defends Label Decision

August 20th, 2009 3:30pm EDT
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Rapper Bow Wow has blasted rumors of a rift with his mentor Jermaine Dupri - despite snubbing the chance to sign with the music mogul's record label.

Industry insiders expected the star to hook up with Dupri after ending his deal with Columbia earlier this year - but instead he signed with the Cash Money imprint, where he joins the likes of Lil Wayne and Drake.

However, Bow Wow insists people shouldn't read too much into his decision, adding that he and Dupri are still close.

The rapper tells, "Please don't be misinformed and think I'm just jumpin' on what's hot ...

Slideshow: This Summer's Hottest Hollywood Break-Ups

August 6th, 2009 9:50am EDT
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Who knew love would be so hard to hold on to when you're as hot as these celebrities? From Disney sensation Miley Cyrus to Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian, check out this summer's hottest Hollywood break-ups:

Pop star Jessica Simpson and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo had what seems to be a messy break up. Romo allegedly split with Simpson one day before her 29th birthday. Ouch! Jessica is reportedly devastated, heartbroken and depressed.

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Janet Jackson & Jermaine Dupri Split

July 17th, 2009 2:14pm EDT
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Not only is Janet Jackson still mourning the death of her brother Michael, but it's being reported that she and her longtime music executive boyfriend Jermaine Dupri have split. In today's US Weekly exclusive, a source claims that Dupri's friends "are telling people it's over"; and another said that the couple has been "moving in different directions for a while."

A friend of the couple added, "You shouldn't mix business with pleasure," implying that the fact that Dupri had produced numerous tracks on Janet's two latest albums may have had something to do with their split. "Janet felt th...

Bow Wow Ready To Leave Bachelor Life And Settle Down?

April 25th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
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Rapper Bow Wow is desperate to find the woman of his dreams and settle down - because he's tiring of living life as a bachelor.

The Like You hit-maker, real name Shad Moss, has been romantically linked to Reverend Run's daughter Angela Simmons in recent months, and appeared to confirm the rumors by declaring her the "love of (his) life" in a recent Giant magazine interview.

Simmons immediately dismissed Bow Wow's claims - and now he's on the look out for a new love to spend the rest of his life with. Bow Wow acknowledges his search for 'The One' at the age of 22 might be surpris...

Usher Upset With Chris Brown's Smiling Jet Ski Photo

March 4th, 2009 8:34am EST
Usher has blasted shamed R&B star Chris Brown after the singer was photographed smiling and riding around on jet skis in Miami, Florida.

The Yeah! singer has gone public with his disgust in a video for Jermaine Dupri's "Living the Life" series, apparently upset that Brown appears to be having fun less than a month after reportedly beating girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles.

Checking out the weekend photo of a holidaying Brown on a laptop, Usher says, "I'm a little disappointed in this photo. After the other photo (of Rihanna's bruised face)! C'mon, Chris. Have a little bit of remor...

Jermaine Dupri Slams Split Rumors

December 19th, 2008 8:34am EST
Jermaine Dupri
Record producer Jermaine Dupri has slammed reports he has split from longtime love Janet Jackson.

The couple has been an item for four years, and was only recently rumored to be planning to marry and start a family together. Reports this week claimed the couple had been fighting over the singer's recently stalled tour and as a result, Dupri had moved out of Jackson's Los Angeles home.

However Dupri has set the record straight with an online posting, assuring fans the couple is still together - while insisting they are not preparing for their first child.

In a message "to ...

Janet Jackson Is Back On The Market?

December 18th, 2008 3:06pm EST
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has split up with her long-term record producer boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, according to tabloid reports.

The couple has been an item for four years, and was only recently rumored to be planning to marry and start a family together.

However the National Enquirer claims Jackson and Dupri began battling over the failure of her recent tour, which he managed, and which ended with a string of canceled concerts because of illness and reports of poor ticket sales.

And sources tell the tabloid the 36-year-old has moved out of the superstar's Los Angeles home, and they ...

Janet Jackson Released From Hospital

September 30th, 2008 3:15pm EDT
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson has been released from a Montreal, Canada hospital after she was admitted to the emergency room with a mystery illness on Monday.

The R&B superstar was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday night, shortly before she was due to take to the stage for her latest stop on her Rock Witchu tour.

The Nasty singer "got suddenly ill" during a sound check and was taken to seek medical attention. But she was discharged after a brief consultation.

Rebecca Burns, spokeswoman for the McGill University Health Centre, which operates the hospital, says, "Yesterday eveni...

Diddy, Jermaine Durpri & Usher Caught Up In Club Shooting

August 2nd, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Usher And Jermaine Dupri ran for their lives after a party thrown by the So So Def label founder in Atlanta, Georgia, was disrupted by gunshots. Dupri was hosting an event at Club Dream on Friday night with stars including rap mogul Combs, singer Usher and actors Gabrielle Union and Larenz Tate in attendance.

But violence erupted in the early hours of Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the venue, sending the panicked crowd running for the exits.

Police officials have yet to comment on the incident, although sources tell website that only one mino...

Janet Jackson And Jermaine Dupri Planning Family

June 23rd, 2008 3:06pm EDT
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R&B singer Janet Jackson is planning to start a family with longtime love Jermaine Dupri, the music producer has confirmed.

The 42-year-old Nasty singer admitted earlier this year she's desperate for children, but isn't convinced she is mature enough to raise a child.

But her longtime boyfriend, producer Dupri disagrees, insisting the pair are both ready to entertain ideas of a new addition as soon as Jackson returns from her upcoming U.S. tour.

He tells People magazine of the couple's baby plans: "Yeah, soon. Right after the tour."

And Dupri - already father to daughter...

Ashanti's 'Declaration' Begins Today

June 3rd, 2008 5:30pm EDT
The highly anticipated fourth studio album from Ashanti, "The Declaration" (Review) hits shelves today. The album includes production from A-list producers Jermaine Dupri, LT Hutton, Babyface, Pharrell Williams, Bryan-Michael Cox and more!

"One of the reasons I call the album 'The Declaration,' is because I feel it's important to present all sides of what being a woman is about," she says. "Historically, we've always been relegated to the bottom of the totem pole, whether it's business or the battle of the sexes or just empowering each other. I want this album to make people feel str...

Jay-Z Hit The Studio The Day After His Wedding

April 25th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Rap superstar Jay-Z refused to put his recording commitments on hold following his wedding to longtime girlfriend Beyonce Knowles - he headed straight back into the studio less than 24 hours after exchanging vows.

The "Big Pimpin'" hitmaker - real name Shawn Carter - wed Knowles in a low-key ceremony on April 4, during a brief break between concert dates for his Heart of the City tour with hip-hop/soul queen Mary J. Blige.

And producer Jermaine Dupri insists Jay-Z's work regime hasn't changed since marrying the "Crazy In Love" star - instead of enjoying some time off with his new ...

Janet Jackson Has Fallen For Alicia Keys

April 23rd, 2008 7:00am EDT
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Janet Jackson has a crush on Alicia Keys. The pop superstar has been dogged by rumors she's gay and bisexual for years and she admits she no longer cares.

But, if she had to choose a female mate, she'd pick "No One" hitmaker Keys.

She says, "I would pick Alicia Keys, for sure. I think she's wonderful."

And, if she could pick out her next life, Jackson insists she'd come back as a man - and date a sex-changed Jermaine Dupri, her current partner.

She tells, "In my next life I'm going to come back as a guy and he's going to be my bitch."

Jackson is thril...

Mariah Carey Works Out Her Emotions Through Song

April 18th, 2008 10:55am EDT
Mariah Carey
Fame and fortune doesn't always erase a star's private pain. Mariah Carey's life seems to be littered with various life-defining moments, including growing up biracial in a town that didn't understand, dealing with a sister's struggles with addiction, being trapped in an unhealthy marriage, and coping with her father's death.

Despite the carefree, childlike aura she so desperately wants to emulate now (how else can you explain her past album name choices such as Daydream, Butterfly and Rainbow?), there are things that still attack her subconsciously and can only work thei...

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