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Hot Beefy Babes

March 9th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Hot Beefy Babes
Hollywood is full of women of all shapes and sizes, and it's time to pay tribute to the sexy stars who aren't a size 0. These beefy babes are well-built, robust actresses and singers who are beautiful and talented in their own right.

Khloe Kardashian towers over her sisters, but she knows how to work it on the red carpet. She shows off her best assets and isn't afraid to flaunt her figure in form-fitting clothing.

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star told Cosmopolitan: "I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery. I'm not against it - one day I pr...

Jill Scott joins Usher on The Voice

February 6th, 2014 3:10am EST
Jill Scott
Soul star Jill Scott will join Usher as a mentor on the upcoming season of U.S. TV talent show The Voice.

The He Loves Me singer will help Usher coach his team of hopefuls during season six of the hit series.

The Yeah! hitmaker, who rejoins the judging panel with Shakira, admits he's thrilled to land such a talent.

He tells U.S. news show Extra, "That's my secret weapon. Incredible, as a writer, as a musician, as an actress; all those elements really help to prepare artists."

And Scott didn't hesitate to sign up for the show, adding, "When Usher calls, you take the call."

The new seaso...

Dan Aykroyd & Jill Scott join James Brown biopic cast

November 1st, 2013 4:10am EDT
James Brown
Dan Aykroyd and soul singer-turned-actress Jill Scott have joined the cast of The Help director Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic.

The Blues Brothers star will portray the Godfather of Soul's longtime agent Ben Bart and Scott has been cast as Brown's wife.

42 star Chadwick Boseman will play the late soul legend in the film, titled Get On Up.

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, Taylor's leading ladies from The Help, have also snagged roles in the biopic, which is scheduled to start shooting later this month (Nov13).

Laura Mvula looking forward to meeting Legend

October 31st, 2013 8:20am EDT
Laura Mvula
Laura Mvula is looking forward to working with John Legend and Alicia Keys.
The 'Green Garden' singer has been inundated with calls since her debut album, 'Sing to the Moon' took off, and can't wait to meet some of the people who inspired her in her career so far.
Speaking at the Barclay Card Mercury Prize in London last night (30.10.13), Laura told BANG Showbiz: "Jill Scott is my new best mate, and John Legend is in touch, Alicia Keys, I'm doing something with in a couple of weeks, so I feel like, man, I'm dropping all these names! I don't think they realize that I'm not all that huge ov...

Philly 4th celebration kicks off with comedian's birthday tribute

July 5th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Jill Scott
Comedian Kevin Hart kicked off his hosting duties at the Philly 4th of July Jam in Pennsylvania by insisting the crowds at the big bash sing him Happy Birthday.

The Philadelphia native took to the stage at The Roots' annual Independence Day bash in the city wearing a stars and stripes vest with the word 'freedom' printed on the front, and declared, "I'm home".

He then added, "It's my birthday weekend right now... Before we start this show... I've got a chance to set a record and have five million people sing me Happy Birthday.

"I don't want the old school Happy Birthday, I want (Stevie W...

'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

February 18th, 2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...

'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...

Chris Brown Scores Five Soul Train Award Nominations

October 21st, 2011 11:20am EDT
Chris Brown
R&B star Chris Brown will lead the way at the 2011 Soul Train Awards after receiving five nominations.

The singer is poised to dominate the prizegiving after being nominated for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Dance Performance.

Beyonce and Kanye West will also be big competitors with four nominations apiece, while Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Adele and Kelly Rowland each have three.

Funk group Earth, Wind & Fire and soul icon Gladys Knight will receive Legend Awards at the Atlanta, Georgia event, which will be hosted by fu...

Taraji P. Henson & Tatyana Ali Win 'Black Girls Rock' Awards

October 18th, 2011 8:53am EDT
Taraji P Henson
Taraji P. Henson and singer/actress Tatyana Ali were among the honorees at Saturday night's sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards.

Henson picked up the "Star Power Award" while Ali was named the "Young, Gifted & Black Award" recipient.

The New York City party, which was hosted by Diana Ross' daughter Tracee and Regina King, featured performances by Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

Jill Scott Talks About Amazing 60-Pound Weight Loss

July 1st, 2011 9:01am EDT
Jill Scott
R&B star Jill Scott is celebrating the success of her chart-topping album with a new figure after shedding over 60 pounds in two years.

The slimmed-down singer scored her first number one on the album charts with new release "The Light of the Sun" on Wednesday - and the 39 year old admits she can enjoy the feat properly now she's not battling to catch her breath.

She tells UsMagazine.com, "I'd walk up nine steps and be out of breath!"

Scott admits the birth of her son Jett in 2009 gave her the incentive to get fit: "There's a world of discovery in his eyes, and I want to be around to enj...

Sade, Willow Smith, Tyler Perry & More Land NAACP Image Award Nominations

January 13th, 2011 9:01am EST
Sade is the toast of the music world again after landing four nominations for the 2011 NAACP Image Awards on Wednesday.

The sultry British singer will compete for Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Song and Outstanding Music Video, while her "Soldier of Love" will fight for Outstanding Album alongside releases from Kanye West and Usher, who each earned two nominations.

Will Smith's daughter Willow has nabbed her first major award nomination, landing a nod for Best New Artist and Outstanding Music Video for her debut hit "Whip My Hair."

Other multiple nominees include Herbie Hancock, ...

Maxwell Cancels Tour

June 17th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Soul star Maxwell has cancelled the second half of his U.S. tour with Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, citing "scheduling conflicts."

The singer will play all of his dates up to and including sold out concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden on June 25th and 26th, but he has postponed the entire second leg of the trek. He was due to perform 11 shows between June 28th and July 15th, taking in cities such as Nashville, Tennessee and Boston, Massachusetts, but the gigs will now take place next year.

It has been rumored the star scrapped the shows after falling out with his warm-up acts, Sco...

'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Among Year's Best TV

December 7th, 2009 1:15pm EST
Modern Family
NEW YORK (AP) - The biggest shows of 2009 couldn't always be contained by the TV screen. There were breakout tabloid scandals with Jon and Kate Gosselin. A wannabe reality TV star crashed the White House. David Letterman's hanky-panky seized headlines. Oprah Winfrey grabbed the nation's attention as she began her long goodbye. This was TV run amok.

But in 2009 other shows proved outstanding on more manageable terms: as excellent TV shows. They include:

- "Breaking Bad" (FX). Here's the cruelest premise on series TV: a high-school teacher with terminal cancer gets into the crystal-meth...

Jill Scott Welcomes Baby Boy

April 22nd, 2009 9:48am EDT
Jill Scott
R&B star Jill Scott is a first-time mother at 36 - she has given birth to a baby boy.

The singer/actress welcomed Jett Hamilton Roberts into the world on Monday with fiancé John Roberts by her side. Little Jett weighed in at seven pounds, eight ounces at birth.

Scott became engaged to Roberts last June. The pair began dating after her marriage to DJ Lyzel Williams ended after five years in 2007.

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R&B Singer Jill Scott Pregnant

January 11th, 2009 9:15am EST
Jill Scott
R&B star Jill Scott is expecting her first child with fiance Jon Roberts. The couple announced their engagement onstage during a concert in New York in June.

And now Scott, who divorced her husband of five years, DJ Lyzel Williams, last year, has revealed she will be a first time mother at the age of 36.

The singer, who is due to give birth in April, found out she was expecting shortly before flying to Africa to film new TV series, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

She tells People.com, "The first trimester I spent in Botswana. That was one of the biggest challenges of my l...

Angie Harmon Strips For Allure Magazine

April 22nd, 2008 10:10am EDT
Angie Harmon
Women's Murder Club star Angie Harmon is still struggling to believe she bared all for a magazine because she's such a prude in real life.

The actress joined Gabrielle Union, Ana Ortiz and singer Jill Scott for Allure magazine's annual naked spread, and she admits she had more problems disrobing than her fellow celebrities.

Harmon says, "The hardest part was when the robe came off and I was like, 'And now I'm... naked.' You wonder if they can see your Cesarean scar."

Harmon also reveals she has skinny-dipping photos she took on vacation with her husband that she can't bear...

Jill Scott Lands An HBO Series

March 11th, 2008 1:41pm EDT
Jill Scott
Singer/actress Jill Scott is to become a regular on TV after show producers decided to turn her small screen movie The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency into a series. The soul diva was asked to take on the role after starring as lead heroine Precious Ramotswe in the Anthony Minghella-directed TV film last year, which aired on the cable channel HBO.

The film and forthcoming 13-episode series has been adapted from Alexander McCall Smith's books, which follow the fortunes of the only female-owned detective agency in the African nation of Botswana. Dreamgirls star Anika Noni Rose will also r...

Jill Scott Struggled Finding Support For Her Breasts

February 26th, 2008 8:47am EST
Jill Scott
Busty singer/actress Jill Scott is struggling to find a little support for her big breasts. The R&B star has always loved her plus-size look, but once considered breast reduction surgery to solve her weighty problem. However, she decided against the procedure.

She says, "I really enjoy my breasts. They've been with me for a long time... We've had fun!"

Scott tells The Associated Press she has been on the look out for a good bra for years and has sometimes worn two to give her the support she needs.

But the 35-year-old Grammy winner thinks she's found the perfect garment in...

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;...

Raheem Devaughn's Sophomore Disc Debuts On Charts; Will Tour With Jill Scott

January 25th, 2008 8:38am EST
Raheem DeVaughn
Jive recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for his current single "Woman," debuts at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart with his latest effort, Love Behind The Melody. The Baltimore based singer/songwriter will kick-off a major city tour with Jill Scott in Seattle, WA at the Paramount theater on February 5th.

Early reviews are in on Raheem's latest album, Love Behind The Melody, and all the critics agree. Entertainment Weekly gives it an A- and enthuses that "...he wraps his tenor around unu...

Blue Note Records To Release 'Droppin' Science' Feb. 12

January 11th, 2008 7:30pm EST
On February 12, Blue Note Records will release Droppin' Science, a unique collection of the legendary label's classic late 60s through mid-70s jazz-funk tracks, all of which have featured prominently as samples in some of the greatest hip hop cuts of the late 80s, 90s and beyond.

Hip hop artists ranging from Dr. Dre to the Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest have sampled Blue Note grooves by such jazz greats as Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Donald Byrd, and Lonnie Smith. All of these original Blue Note tracks have been compiled for the first time on Droppin' Science, which Blue Note w...

Denzel Washington's 'Great Debaters' Leads Image Awards Nominations

January 10th, 2008 9:08am EST
The Great Debaters
Denzel Washington's new movie The Great Debaters is leading the nominations for the NAACP Image Awards after landing nods including Best Picture.

The film, about a Texas professor who takes his African-American students to debate the great minds at Harvard University in the 1930s, is also up for Best Actor (Washington), Best Director (Washington), Best Actress (Jurnee Smollett) and Best Writing (Robert Eisele). Denzel Whitaker, Forest Whitaker and Nate Parker are all nominated for Best Supporting Actor for their roles in the movie.

Elsewhere, in the Best Actor category Washingto...

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.

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Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married' Hits Theaters October 12

August 13th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Why Did I Get Married
Following the success of his previous films Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion and Daddy's Little Girls, Tyler Perry returns with his fourth feature film, Why Did I Get Married? Stepping in front of the camera for the first time since Madea's Family Reunion, Perry stars alongside a talented ensemble cast that includes Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Denise Boutte and Lamann Rucker.

A big-screen adaptation of Perry's hit stage play of the same title, Why Did I Get Married? is an intimate story about the difficulty of ma...

Chrisette Michele's 'I Am' In Stores Today; Will Tour With Musiq (Soulchild) This Summer

June 19th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Chrisette Michele
New Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele, whose soulful, jazz-influenced debut album I Am will be released June 19th, has been tapped as opening act on the upcoming North American tour with platinum Grammy nominated Atlantic Records recording artist Musiq (Soulchild). The tour begins July 6th at Afram in Baltimore, and wraps up one month later at the Fillmore in San Francisco, on August 6th.

Chrisette personally auditioned for and was signed by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group, who told the singer he had "goose bumps" after the first time he heard her. ...

Dixie Chicks Win Most Grammy Awards; Full Winners List

February 12th, 2007 10:37am EST
Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks were the big winners at the Grammy Awards, scooping five awards. The country band fought off stiff competition from the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mary J. Blige to win the prizes for album, song and record of the year as well as best country album and best group country performance. Full Winners List Below!

Lead singer, Natalie Maines, said: "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless."

Mary J. Blige, who received eight nominations cried as she accepted her award for best R'n'B album for Breakthrough. She said: "This is the fir...

The Roots Get Ready For A Big 2007; World Tour, Grammys & Side Projects

December 19th, 2006 11:40am EST
The Roots
As 2006 comes to a close, The Roots are just getting started with a full schedule of activity that will make an impact around the globe all the way through Spring 2007.

They are in the midst of a monumental world tour which includes their first ever performance in South Africa and US tour dates with Lupe Fiasco, their hard hitting album 'Game Theory' just received two major Grammy nominations, they are making plans for a major Los Angles concert the night before the Grammy's and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson wrapped up studio sessions for Pharrell and the Rev. Al Green.



New Holiday Releases From Chris Botti, Bette Midler, James Taylor and Mary Mary In Stores Now

November 5th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Chris Botti
-Special 2006 Edition of Classic Holiday Collection Premieres Four Newly-Recorded Never-Heard-Before Chris Botti Yuletide Tracks

Columbia Records released a new edition -- featuring four newly-recorded tracks and two brand-new songs -- of Chris Botti's best-selling seasonal album, December, on Tuesday, October 10.

Produced by Bobby Colomby, the yuletide 2006 edition of December premieres two new songs: a breathtaking interpretation of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," featuring the Choir of St. John's, Smith's Square, and "I Don't Really Want Much For Christmas" (featuring Eric Benét)...

Brian McKnight Returns With "Ten," In Stores Dec. 5

October 29th, 2006 10:30am EST
Brian McKnight
Embracing an effortless eloquence and cocoa butter smooth persona, the music of Brian McKnight has defined the true meaning of American soul man since 1991. Like his spiritual Motown godfathers, this upstate New York native has a velvety voice and silky style that captures the vibe of vintage soul without being old fashion. On his latest disc Ten, that blend can be clearly heard.

"It's always been my goal to try and bring back real R&B music," Brian says. "When I was growing-up it was all about the seventies soul men. From the first time I ever stepped into a studio, my daydream was to...

Grammy Winning Jazz Superstars George Benson And Al Jarreau Unite For First-Ever Collaboration

October 19th, 2006 12:36pm EDT
Givin It Up
On October 24th, the music world will be dazzled by a harmonic convergence of superstars when singer/guitarist/songwriter George Benson teams with vocalist extraordinaire/songwriter Al Jarreau for Givin' It Up. Friends and label-mates for over three decades, this outing marks the first time that the two artists, both multiple Grammy® winners with Gold and Platinum selling albums, have recorded together as equal partners.

This much-anticipated 13-track recording features each of the stars on a new arrangement of one of the other's biggest hits - Jarreau adding lyrics to and singing Bens...

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