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Thursday, December 28, 2006
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Ciara - Promise Remix [ft. Busta Rhymes]

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Okay, I hate remixes with just a rap on top of the original song...He did the same thing for Robin Thicke's Wanna Love U Girl and that wasn't all that either...

What happened to real remixes, when they switch the track up and added a spin to the original??

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Beyonce - Irremplazable [ft. Pitbull]

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Also, word is Beyonce is re-releasing B'Day with the Spanish version as well as a duet with Shakira! I'll keep ya posted on that...

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Jennifer Hudson performing "I am Changing" at the Carousel of Hope Benefit...You can hear Whitney Houston say "Song it, Baby!" in the background...

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.usOkay, this is NOT a diss on Beyonce [because ya'll know I love homegirl], but I just would like to point out that Jennifer Holliday won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical...therefore why are they pushing for Jennifer Hudson to be nominated for a Supporting Actress?

I'm just saying...the politics around Hollywood Awards can make you a little perturbed...Effie White is a Lead character in Dreamgirls....

I wonder if Jennifer was a White actress, who gave a "breakthough" performance, they would put her up for a lead role. On top of that, we all know that even if Beyonce and J. Hud are nominated for Oscars [as they are for the Golden Globes, which are good Oscar indicators] will they win? Because we all know that the award doesn't always go to the best performance, but rather who's turn is it to win...

Case in point, Denzel Washington should have won for Glory [and Malcolm X], but it was Al Pachino's turn to win, because he had been snubbed times before, so Training Day wasn't Denzel's best performance, per se, but it was just about time he won. Halle Berry should have won for Losing Isaiah, but it was time for not just her, but an African American woman to win for lead. It is definitely a stretch to say Beyonce should even be nominated for an Oscar for Lead Actress, if anything Jennifer Hudson should be nominated for Lead Actress, but as it being her first film, she'd be in an uphill battle. So she has a good chance of being nominated and winning a Supporting Actress award...

It's just the politics of Hollywood!

I know one thing though, she should definitely be tapped to sing "And I am Telling You" and "I am Changing" for the Oscars...that should liven up the stiff show!

Other Tidbits about Dreamgirls:
  • There is a cameo by one original Dreamgirl in the movie version...
  • Whitney Houston was the first to be be attached to a film version, however she wanted to sing both Deena's and Effie's songs...Whitney however did record a medley of Dreamgirls songs on a live concert CD. WATCH WHITNEY SING "And I am Tell You..." and "When I First Saw You"
  • In 1998, another attempt to bring it to the big screen was made, with Lauryn as Deena, Kelly Price being considered for Effie, as well as Don Cheadle and Andre Braugher being attached, however after the financial failure of Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Warner Brothers shelved the project.
  • In the working project of the original play, Effie was to die at the end of the Act I which ultimately led to Jennifer Holliday leaving the production [twice], however after revisions, Jennifer returned.
  • Phylicia Rashad (then Ayers-Allen) was the original understudy for the role of Deena. When Sheryl Lee Ralph went on vacation and Phylicia was not asked to fill in, she quit (according to her, she tendered her resignation directly to Bennett in very direct words).

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Literally a Covergirl!

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Here is the Feb '07 cover of of CariDee's prizes as the winner of America's Next Top Model!


Need help choosing what to spend your Christmas Cash on??

Here are a few hot items to add to your wishlist...

For your Dreamgirls Fan[atic]:

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Dreamgirls: The Movie Musical (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks)

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Dreamgirls: Music From The Motion Picture [2-CD Deluxe Edition]

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Girlfriends - The Complete First Season
Release Date: February 27, 2007

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Martin - The Complete First Season
Release Date: January 2, 2007

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Burnham & Mills Hot Chocolate
Love this hot chocolate and perfect for the chilly nights!

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThe new movie "Stomp the Yard" which is based on Greek Letter Organizations tradition of Stepping [think Drumline meets You Got Served], ruffled the feathers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and gained support by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. but that has all been settled with the fraternity who threatened to sue the filmmakers...

In a statement from Alpha Phi Alpha's President, he says:

Previously, I disseminated a written notice of the Fraternity's objection to references to the Fraternity in the film "Stomp the Yard." The Fraternity made its concerns known to Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Screen Gems, Inc. and Rainforest Pictures. After several weeks of meaningful and productive discussions with the executive leadership of Sony and Screen Gems, the film has been revised to the satisfaction of the Fraternity. Sony and Screen Gems have also agreed to make a donation to the MLK Memorial Foundation.

The Fraternity raised its objections to the Film without regard to financial remuneration, but to protect its history and its legacy. The removal of all references, in the film, to the Fraternity is based in part on the fraternity's leadership insisting that we observe our written policies and internal protocols' regarding the commercial use of our symbols and marks.

Sony's decision to make a donation to the Washington DC MLK, Jr. Memorial Foundation Project, Inc., is very much appreciated, and helps to secure, in history, the legacy of our brother, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helps to celebrate his selfless contributions to the fabric of America and the world. The construction of this memorial on the national mall is the only one dedicated to an African-American.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was originally supposed to make an appearance in the film, including a scene with them doing a step routine. Unfortunately, there was conflict with the fraternity and the producers of the film over the unauthorized use of many of the fraternity's trademarks. This development is evidenced in the two versions of the trailer, one in which there is a scene clearly depicting the Alphas in organizational paraphernalia and colors and referring to themselves while stepping; and another (later) trailer where the same scene is shown but the same Alpha steppers are clearly wearing plain black shirts and no dialogue is heard as they step (This scene was probably edited in post production).

Interestingly, Will Packer (Producer) and Rob Hardy (Executive Producer) are members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. all is well in Hollywood!
Director Spike Lee has signed on to shoot a movie about James Brown, the late "Godfather of Soul," Daily Variety reported on Wednesday.

The authorized project is being developed for Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures by Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer of "A Beautiful Mind," the trade publication said, adding that production would likely begin in 2008.

Brown, the self-proclaimed "hardest working man in show business," died of congestive heart failure on Monday, aged 73. The energetic singer of such soul anthems as "Sex Machine" and "I Feel Good," invented funk music, inspired the dance moves of Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson, and helped pave the way for hip-hop.

In recent years, posthumous movies about soul singer Ray Charles and country outlaw Johnny Cash have scored at the box office and won
Academy Awards.

Daily Variety said Brown played an active role in the project's development, and granted access to his music rights.


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It now time for me to give my 23 cents on Dreamgirls!

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Besides the fact that "Earl and 'nem" [code for: the ni**as] showed up with the baby, talked across rows and answered their cell phones in during the movie, I, like everyone else, thoroughly enjoyed the movie!

So we all now that it is great, the music, the acting, the costumes, everything is just F-A-B!

Here my take on the buzz that surrounds this movie...

Like Ray, the movie was released at the right time, for year people have tried to make movies, but sometimes you just have to wait until the right actors are's like Jamie Foxx was born to play Ray Charles, I definitely think Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and Anika Noni Rose, were all born to play their parts...the cast as a whole make this movie work.

Beyonce as Deena Jone: She tried. I love Lady B and you can see that she really worked on her acting, but that's it, she had to work. I don't say that as a bad thing, but she didn't come off as natural as others that are singers/actors. She is absolutely gorgeous throughout. You do see her transform from Plain Jane to Super her deciding to lose the weight before was a great move. I still don't think she is the star of the story. Because...

Jennifer Hudson as Effie White:
Stole the show! I mean you felt connected to Effie...You were attached to her story. Even though the end was a resolution for both Deena and Effie, you were actually happy for Effie. J. Hud, did the damn thing. She has a natural acting ability and with this being her first film, you have to realize the potential that is there. "And I am Telling You" is just a moment you won't forget...[I know I won't forget the lady next to me who decided to try to sing it under her breathe...] Anyway, take a look at why J. Hud was made for the role of Effie.

Anika Noni Rose as Lorelle: Love her. She's just as great, she really has great presence andFree Image Hosting at actually has the best acting ability out of all three. She should definitely take off as well after being seen in Dreamgirls. And after being on Oprah, I had to watch her shoes and he had platforms on in every performance because she is much shorter than Lady B and J. Hud...

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Jamie Foxx as Curtis Taylor:
Love him. He's just great! I think he is a great singer...I've loved him since his Peep This days...but he's not really a singer in the movie but he knows how to be the role and is great no doubt!

Eddie Murphy as Jimmy "Thunder" Early: Hilarious! Not intentionally funny, but justFree Image Hosting at funny on the slick. He really completes the package. "I Meant You No Harm" is just the icing on the cake!

So in all! I loved it, will see it again! You must listen to the soundrack before you go...that way you can sing along [mentally...not aloud!]


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This is definitely a movie you want to add to your must see list in 2007...

Reign Over Me is new film from Mike Binder (Minority Report, The Upside of Anger, Blankman)

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About The Film:
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Status: Post Production
Release Date: 2007
Starring: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Cicely Tyson, Robert Klein, Melinda Dillion, Mike Binder, and Ted Raimi
Directed by: Mike Binder
Written by: Mike Binder


Here are a few stills from the film

It hits Theaters on March 9, 2007!!

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Just Not a Good Look...

Seems like someone was real close to catching a feel!

Fanny...let the catsuits go!


Monday, December 25, 2006
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James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured “Godfather of Soul,” whose revolutionary rhythms, rough voice and flashing footwork influenced generations of musicians from rock to rap, died early Christmas morning. He was 73.

Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday and died of conjunctive heart failure around 1:45 a.m. Monday, said his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music.

He initially seemed fine at the hospital and even told people that he planned to be on stage in New York on New Year’s Eve, Copsidas said.



Sunday, December 24, 2006

Enjoy Your Holidays!!!

Posting will be minimal through out the holiday season, but we all know that celebs create news everyday so I'll be through sporadically to hit you newsworthy stories...

Hope you get everything on your list...even if you were a bit naughty this year!

Friday, December 22, 2006
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In a recent interview with, Bow Wow addresses the notion that he's the king of "106 & Park" as opposed to "Rap City," to which he says:

"Busta Rhymes was at my album release party last night. I am getting respect because I am sticking to what I do. I never try to get outside my lane when it comes to making records. I never talk about stuff I am not about. You never hear Bow Wow say I'm bustin' my guns. That's not what I am about. I'm about making the ladies scream. I'm about making the ladies faint, throw their bras and panties on the stage. That's where I win at and people respect me for it."

That I can respect!

Read the rest of the interview and how he feels about Ciara @

Bow Wow also stopped by The Wendy Williams Experience...




Diddy shares with all his myspace friends, that includes me, the birth of his twin girls...

D'Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs
[errh? Jessie James?]


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Here is Omarion's lastest album, 21, due in stores Tuesday, Dec. 26th...

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So what do you think? I really like the current single Icebox...


Word is that Kim delivered twin girls...They welcomed the twin girls on Thursday in Manhattan. The five-pound twins arrived within minutes of each other, just after Diddy flew in from Toronto for their arrival. He's been in Canada filming the TV remake of "A Raisin in the Sun."

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So congrats to them...