Friday, September 19, 2014

Keyshia Cole ARRESTED For Assaulting Woman in Birdman's Condo

According to TMZ, Keyshia Cole spent a not-so-pleasant Friday morning in jail after allegedly assaulting a woman who apparently spent the night with Keyshia's rumored BF.  Keyshia showed up at the swanky Carlyle condo complex in West L.A. at around 5 AM. We're told she went there to see Birdman -- the CEO of Cash Money -- who she's reportedly dating.

For some reason security let her go up to Birdman's penthouse and when she got in she saw another woman and went nuts.  Keyshia attacked her leaving scratches all over her face.  Cops were called and Keyshia was arrested for battery and an outstanding reckless driving warrant.  She was just released on $46,000 bail.

Sheryl Underwood Unleashes ‘Queens of Comedy’ Secret

During "The Talk's" secret week, host Sheryl Underwood reveals why she turned down being part of The Queens of Comedy after Mo'Nique left. Underwood says, “There’s a conference call…I dialed in…I hear Sommore, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes all talking about me…I hear discussions about my appearance, my ability…I was startled and hurt…I was bruised, but I wasn’t broken…” Underwood goes on to explain that she later worked with the three comedians and she doesn't harbor any resentment against them, “I know you’re probably thinking, why am I saying this now… because I’m right where I belong.”

Sidebar: Wow. Great story. It makes me like Sheryl Underwood even more.


According to Rap-up, August Alsina is recovering after collapsing on stage during his concert earlier in the week. The R&B crooner returned to social media to update his fans on his condition.  He posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed after waking from what he calls a “three day coma.” His friend was right by his side holding his hand.  “This is a bit graphic but i wanted to share this w/ every follower of mine,” said August. “iWoke up out of a 3 day coma… &This guy @banggang_moneyteam right here never once left my side. What I’m tryna say is cherish the ones in life who cherish you & take good care of yourself. Your life can be gone in a split second’. I’m recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns.”  He reportedly suffered multiple seizures following Monday’s incident, where he fell off stage during his “Testimony Live” tour at Irving Plaza.  He was taken by ambulance to ICU at a New York City hospital. According to his rep, doctors did not find any drugs aside from marijuana in his system and believe he fainted as a result of exhaustion and dehydration.  In addition to his fans, his friends including 2 Chainz, Teyana Taylor, andChris Brown showed their support.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Premiere Date for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' + Elise Neal Cast as Gladys Knight

According to Shadow & Act, Lifetime’s Original Movie, "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B," starring Alexandra Shipp as the beloved actress and music sensation, is set to premiere Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT. The two-hour movie event is executive produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams, and based on the bestseller Aaliyah: More Than a Woman by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley.
The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer, and some of her video crew, crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. 
Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.
Multi-talented actress and singer/songwriter Alexandra Shipp starred as KT Rush in the Nickelodeon series "House of Anubis." Additional credits include the upcoming film "Drumline 2: A New Beat," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," "Ray Donovan," and "Awkward." 
Shipp is currently filming Universal Pictures’ "Straight Outta Compton."
"Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" also stars Rachael Crawford and Sterling Jarvis as Aaliyah’s parents, Diane and Mike Haughton; A.J. Saudin as Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton; and Lyriq Bent as her uncle and music manager Barry Hankerson. 
The film also stars Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight, and Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot.

"Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" is produced by Aaliyah Productions, Inc. Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams serve as executive producers. Steve Solomos serves as producer. Bradley Walsh directs from a script written by Michael Elliot.

Nick Cannon to Manage Amber Rose

According to Page six, America’s Got Talent” host, Nick Cannon, who is splitting with wife Mariah Carey, is going to now manage Amber Rose the model/video girl through his company, NCredible Entertainment.  Rose, who was once signed to Ford Models and recorded a single in 2012 flew to New York to take a meeting with the multifaceted Cannon on Thursday.
But Cannon and Rose’s relationship is strictly business — Rose, who is Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend, is now married, with a kid, to rapper Wiz Khalifa.  Despite their split, Carey and Cannon are remaining cordial to one another and seeing their children, Monroe and Moroccan Scott, on a daily basis.  A source said, Cannon is also hanging out with girls while “living separately” from Carey. He’s currently living at a downtown Manhattan hotel, “He’s not trying to hide — he’s moving on and he’s going after women.”

Matthew Knowles, DNA Test Shows He is The Father of Texas Woman's Child

According to TMZ, a paternity test was ordered by a judge in Houston after Beyonce's dad, Matthew Knowles, was sued by a lingerie-model-turned-real-estate agent who claims he got her pregnant back in 2010.  According to the DNA test there's a 99.998% certainty that Knowles is the biological father of TaQoya Branscomb's child.  Branscomb will now go after Knowles for child support but that could be tricky. He's already paying another baby mama but the judge slashed his support obligations. 

Sidebar: Why is he now making all these babies? I wonder is Bey & Solange a little embarrassed. 
TaQoya Branscomb

‘The Wendy Williams' Show Finishes First Among all Talk shows in 6th Season Premiere

According to TV by The Numbers, The Wendy Williams Show finished No. 1 in the key demo of women 25-54 in its sixth season premiere Monday, defeating original airings of all other nationally syndicated talk shows including EllenLive with Kelly & Michael and Dr. Phil. Wendy soared 50% in rating and 49% in share from its year-ago debut in women 25-54 to a 1.6 rating/11 share, while scoring its best metered market household rating ever with a 36% leap in rating and 44% in share from a year ago to a 1.8/6.

“This is an amazing accomplishment,” commented Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury. “To have the No. 1 show in the category most important to advertisers, a record-setting household performance and phenomenal year-to-year growth is astounding. It is a lasting testament to Wendy, their fantastic team and the many stations across the country that have believed so strongly in Wendy. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Weighted LPM averages for Women 25-54:

Wendy: 1.58/11.24
Ellen 1.47/8.45
Live: 1.39/10.31
Dr. Phil: 1.03/6.03
The Real: .90/6.30
Steve Harvey .84/5.41
Meredith; .55/3.66
Dr. Oz .54/3.35
Queen Latifah: .40/2.70
Sidebar: All I can do is give Oprah even more props. She was a phenomenon because her ratings were bigger than all of their numbers combined.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Minnesota Vikings DEACTIVATE Adrian Peterson (Again) Pending Legal Proceedings

According to The YBF, Adrian Peterson has been banned from all team activities while he handles his legal proceedings. The Minnesota Vikings organization have reversed their decision.  They have now suspended NFL star running back Adrian Peterson placing him on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list.  Days after reinstating Adrian to play in this Sunday’s upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints, the Vikings have suspended the NFL baller indefinitely, requiring him to stay away from all team activities while he takes care of his legal proceedings.
The NFL has come under a lot of scrutiny since the Ray Rice scandal and after Adrian was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. Instead of waiting for the NFL to make a move, the Vikings decided to do what they thought was best for the organization in the wake of Adrian’s legal troubles.
According to, the Vikings statement indicates that Peterson will remain deactivated until his legal proceedings are resolved. Peterson has an initial hearing for his charges on October 8th. But, a trial likely won’t proceed until 2015.
Adrian’s agent Ben Dogra has issued a statement regarding the recent suspension saying,
"This is the best possible outcome given the circumstances. Adrian understands the gravity of the situation and this enables him to take care of his personal situation. We fully support Adrian and he looks forward to watching his teammates and coaches being successful during his absence."
Sidebar: It's amazing what happens when sponsors threaten to pull out.

Joan Rivers Personal Doctor Took Selfie While She Was Under

According to TMZ, Joan Rivers' personal doctor took a selfie while the comedienne was unconscious during a biopsy shortly before her heart stopped beating. The doctor performing the endoscopy had just finished when Joan's personal ear nose and throat doctor began performing a biopsy, which was done without her consent -- this according to the CNN report.  A staffer at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic reportedly told investigators Joan's doc stopped to take the selfie.  Joan went into respiratory and cardiac arrest and never regained consciousness.  The clinic has denied a biopsy was performed.

Sidebar: Wow. That is so crazy that he would take a selfie with her while she is out. 

Nicki Minaj Wins Lawsuit Filed by her Hairstylist

According to TMZ, Nicki Minaj just won against her hairstylist in court.  Terrence Davidson filed a $30 million lawsuit against Nicki claiming he helped design her multi-colored wigs and she in turn agreed to partner with him on a new line of the iconic hairpieces but then cut him out.

But the judge sided with Nicki dropping and explained there's nothing special about colored wigs and that anyone has a right to make them so Davidson's creative claim is bogus.  The judge called out 3 of Nicki's wigs to illustrate his point The Pink Upper Bun Wig, The Fox Fur Wig and the Pink High Top Wig.

The judge also said any so-called deal Davidson made with Nicki was vague and nothing more than barber shop talk.

Sidebar: I know he is salty after that loss.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nicki Micheaux Talks Real Husbands of Hollywood [VIDEO]

Samantha Cha & Demetrius Jones Talk 'Raising Whitley'

Steven Jones Talks Hollywood Confidential Panel [VIDEO]

Eva Marcille & Her Daughter Marley [VIDEO]

Goapele Talks About Collaborating with Snoop Dogg [VIDEO]

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Rocsi Diaz Has Been Let Go from Entertainment Tonight, Replaced by Nischelle Turner

According to LoveBScott, former 106 and Park host Rocsi Diaz has been let go from her position at Entertainment Tonight.  She has been replaced by Showbiz Tonight entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner. This is just the latest of many talent shakeups for ET over the last few months.  Back in July, Rob Marciano left the show after just 18 months and was later replaced with Kevin Frazier.There’s been no official statement Rocsi or Entertainment Tonight regarding the switch-up as of yet — but it’ll be soon.
Sidebar: Wow. That Sucks.  I feel like she just got the job now, she's gone. 

VH1 Orders 'T.I. & Tiny' Spinoff

According to The Hollywood reporter, following the success of docuseries T.I. & Tiny: The Family HustleFamily Hustle, the Viacom-owned cable network, VH-1 is moving forward with a spinoff centered on T.I.'s better half, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and her outrageous best friend and hair stylist Shekinah Jo. The unscripted series, which will launch with eight episodes Oct. 13, is titled Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip. The weekly entry will follow the 4-foot-11 singer/songwriter and her stylist pal on a cross-country road trip to promote their new mobile hair salon business.  
Weave Trip is created and executive produced by 51 Minds’ Christian Sarabia as well as Wikked Cat Production’s Brian Sher andStella Bulochnikov.  It will join a growing slate of strategically loud unscripted series, including recently renewed Candidly Nicole and Dating Naked.

Rihanna Slams CBS for Pulling "Run This Town" From Thursday Night Football

According to The Hollywood Reporter, days after CBS canceled its plans to use Rihanna's "Run This Town" in the intro for last week's Thursday Night Football, the singer is slamming the network for the move.  "CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F— you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this," Rihanna tweeted Tuesday morning.  She followed that with another tweet that read simply, "The audacity…"

CBS had planned to open last week's Thursday Night Football broadcast of a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens with a Don Cheadle voiceover to "Run This Town," byJay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna. Instead, that and other elements of the preshow were scrapped and the intro took on a serious, newsy tone as the domestic violence scandal involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice continued to unfold.  Many had pointed out that Rihanna, who was famously abused by Chris Brown, was an unfortunate choice to open the game. But, CBS and the NFL's announcement earlier this month that it planned to open its Thursday Night Football broadcasts with "Run This Town" suggested that the song would be used in subsequent games.  But CBS is scrapping its plans to use "Run This Town," according to a spokesperson.  
“Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open," the network's sports division said in a statement. "We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast.”
The Don Cheadle voiceover will still be a part of the Thursday Night Football opening.  This Thursday's game features the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Whitney Houston Live Album to be Released

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances will be released November 10, 2014 according to Clive Davis who announced it during a special visit to the Today show on Tuesday. The six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career. The album will also be available as a CD/DVD, which includes stunning videos of Houston's most unforgettable performances, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state of the art restoration and remastering.  Fans are now able to pre-order the CD/DVD from the Whitney Houston official fansite to get their names included on an exclusive poster. A limited edition fan bundle, which includes a purple vinyl, is offered on the site as well. Both the CD/DVD and the CD are also available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.

Sidebar: I hope there are performances I never heard before on the new album. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Did Kandi Burruss And Husband Announce Pregnancy Via Instagram?

According to BET Centric over the weekend Todd Tucker posted a picture of himself shoe shopping for infant shoes. The Instagram photo was accompanied by the caption, “In LA shoe shopping!!!”
Singer/songwriter/reality star Burruss posted the same photo to her Facebook page and wrote, “In LA shoe shopping! Hope y’all kickin it today and enjoying something.”  Since the two posted the picture, which was similar to Kelly Rowland’s pregnancy announcement with the photo of baby Jordan’s next to her hubby's Jordan's, the ‘net has been buzzing that the newlyweds may have been granted their wish of conceiving.
In a recent interview with In Touch Weekly Kandi shared that the couple were trying to get pregnant because she wanted to “knock it out by 39.” Kandi also expressed wanting a boy since they both have one daughter from previous relationships.  “At first, we thought it would just happen, but it hasn’t yet. So now we’re clocking days and making an effort. We really want to start a family together,” she told the magazine. “I always wanted to have a son! We’re even open to in vitro fertilization. The cool part about that is we could guarantee a boy.”  The couple have not made an official announcement.
Sidebar: Awww I hope she's got a bun in the oven. 

Adrian Peterson Will Play This Week

According to TMZ, Adrian Peterson will RETURN to the Minnesota Vikings this week and will play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday the team has announced.

The Vikings deactivated Peterson in the wake of allegations he abused his 4-year-old son by beating him with a "switch." Peterson had been indicted for felony child abuse.

But now, the team says it will allow Peterson to come back to work while the "judicial process" moves forward.

Team owner Zygi Wilf issued a statement explaining his decision saying, "On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved."
"To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action."

"This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward."

"We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian’s fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process."
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Sidebar: So much for punishment.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Robi Reed's Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, Studio Q attended the 12th annual end-of-summer event,  “Sunshine Beyond Summer” (SBS) Celebration – The Day Party With A Purpose at a private estate in Beverly Hills, California.  The event was created by Emmy® Award-winning casting director and talent executive Robi Reed and The Reed For Hope Foundation (RFHF) and hosted by Kym Whitley and Eva Marcille.  The Reed For Hope Foundation (RFHF) focuses on health, wellness and disease prevention.  RFHF’s Love Healthy campaign is aimed to initiate meaningful conversation about how influencers can use their social currency to affect public attitudes about health disparities, disease prevention, and general wellness.  Other RFHF initiatives include building wells for clean drinking water in Africa and a documentary film produced by Will Packer (“Ride Along,” “Think Like A Man Too”) about sickle cell anemia, which has personally affected Reed’s family members. 

Studio Q got a chance to talk to Robi Reed, Kym Whitley, John Amos, Eva Marcille who brought along her adorable baby girl, Marley, and many more.  Check out our red carpet footage from some of the celebrities who came out to support this amazing party with a purpose above. 

John Amos
Eva Marcille and daughter Marley
Eva Marcille and daughter Marley
Nadine Ellis

Robi Reed & Kym Whitley

Monica Performs National Anthem at Floyd Mayweather Vs Marcos Maidana Fight

'No Good Deed' Takes Top Spot at The Box Office

According to USA Today, No Good Deed performed one monumental task this weekend, injecting new adrenaline into the box office as it took the top spot.  The thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson pushed ahead of the summer's reigning box-office champion Guardians of the Galaxy with $24.5 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates from box-office firm Rentrak.
"No Good Deed represented brand-new entertainment with the perfect release date, two big stars and a great social-media marketing campaign," said Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak senior box office analyst. "It came on strong Friday and never let up."
The story about a charming stranger (Elba) terrorizing a housewife (Henson) was traumatic for critics, scoring a paltry 12% approval rating on But audiences responded more favorably, with 71% giving it a thumbs-up.
The low-budget Screen Gems film, made for an estimated $13 million, has already made its mark.  "Screen Gems has made a science of modestly budgeted films that are grabbing audiences and they make a killing," says Dergarabedian.
Sidebar: I was happy to go out and support this film yesterday. I wouldn't give it rave reviews but just to get to see Taraji and Idris lead a #1 film is amazing.  So happy for them!  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Abuse

According to TMZ Sports, Minnesota Vikings superstar Adrian Peterson has been indicted for child abuse in North Montgomery County, TX.  Sources connected to Peterson tell TMZ the alleged victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting Adrian back in May at AP's home in Texas. The child returned home to his mother in Minn. who noticed injuries and took the child to a doctor. A short time later, the doctor contacted authorities in Texas to report Adrian.

Child Protective Services confirms they are working on a case involving Peterson and say the alleged victim is an 11-year-old boy.  Peterson was indicted in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child, this according to MyFOX Houston 26. Peterson missed Vikings team practice yesterday -- though the team explained it as a "veteran's day." Peterson did attend practice today and was said to be laughing and joking on the field.

Earlier today, Peterson posted a message on Twitter -- though it's unclear if it's related to the case. "People understand that if you are on God's course and suppose to have that position and man decides to remove you know that God will remove everyone to place you rightfully! You matter!"  "Its your season! Weapons may form but won’t prosper! God has you covered don’t stress or worry!" 
Sidebar: TMZ Sports delivering story after story on the NFL. This is crazy.

Michael Che is SNL's Next Weekend Update Anchor

According to The New York Times, Michael Che – who worked on the sketch series last season as a writer – will be moving to the "Weekend Update" desk, replacing Cecily Strong, who will now shift back to the regular cast.  Che, 31, broke out as a stand-up comedian in New York before landing major exposure as a correspondent on Comedy Central's comic-launching The Daily Show. He will become the first black "Update" anchor on SNL.  The historic tweak also makes sense on a creative level, as longtime executive producer/series creator Lorne Michaels referenced Seth Meyers in an interview to the The New York Times. "It struggled to find an identity last season," he said. "Because what had come before had been pretty brilliant."  Michaels reportedly tried out "a number of different combinations" for "Update" in recent weeks. Part of the decision came down to the chemistry between Che and current head writer/"Update" anchor Colin Jost, who replaced Meyers in the middle of the previous season when he left to take over Late Night.  "Michael is a strong writer, and he’s really funny,” Michaels said. "It’s always difficult to make changes and make 'Update' different from what’s gone before."  The season will kick off on September 27th with host Chris Pratt, star of the blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, and musical guest Ariana Grande.

Sidebar: Congrats!

Chris Brown Performs on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

T.D. Jakes Developing Two Shows for Syndication

According to The Hollywood Reporter, TD Jakes wants to expand into secular TV with two shows — one, a weekly program based on his latest book, Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive, and the other, a daily talk show targeted for national syndication in 2015 or 2016.
Jakes and his TDJ Enterprises are partnering with 44 Blue Productions (Wahlburgers) and Enlight Entertainment to develop and package the two shows, which will be shopped to domestic TV syndicators later this year.“We think that viewers are hungry for the opportunity to learn from his insights,” says Stephanie Drachkovitch, 44 Blue Prod. co-owner and executive VP, adding that she believes “his unique voice and universal message will motivate and entertain.”

“As a communicator, I could not be more excited about this collaboration which allows our brand to extend its presence onto the small screen,” said Jakes in a statement, adding that this will enable him to “tell the untold stories of empowerment and inspiration, that I’m known for, to wider, more diverse audiences.”  The show built around his book Instinct would feature Jakes telling stories about people who have brought about change or made a difference by tapping into their abilities to achieve productive and satisfying lives, according to the announcement.

“For years people from all walks of life have found both healing and motivation from T.D. Jakes’ message,” said Rasha Drachkovitch, president of 44 Blue Prod.   Born in 1957, Thomas Dexter Jakes founded his first church in 1979. He moved to Dallas in 1996, where the church operates in a 191,000-square- foot sanctuary, and has several satellite sites. It also operates schools and training academies.
TDJ Enterprises is the for-profit company that does Jakes' entertainment projects; The Potter’s House is a nonprofit.  That includes the feature film Heaven Is for Real, starring Greg Kinnear, which opened April 16 and has grossed just over $100 million worldwide ($91 million of that in North America) on a $12 million budget.
Jakes' earlier movies include Jumping the Broom (2011) and Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004).  Jakes’ show The Potter’s Touch, a compilation of his Sunday sermons, airs on the Trinity Network (and other religious broadcasters) most weekdays and Sunday.  He did an anniversary special on BET that aired Aug. 17. He serves as executive producer on BET’s adaptation of Let the Church Say Amen, based on the novel by ReShonda Tate Billingsley.  He also has appeared on shows including Dr. Phil and Oprah’s Lifeclass; and has been seen on networks including CNN, MSNBC, Fox and CBS.  Jakes is an author, songwriter and playwright, whose nonfiction books include Maximize the Moment;The Lady, Her Lover and Her Lord; The Great Investment: Faith, Family and Finance; and God’s Leading Lady.
He also has a music label, Dexterity Sounds, that operates in collaboration with EMI Gospel Music. His album A Wing and a Prayer, featuring Jakes and The Potter’s House Mass Choir, received a Grammy in 2004 as Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album.  His church does outreach around the world and in prisons; and he puts on conferences, including MegaFest, which draws more than 75,000 participants.
The two shows being developed will be executive produced by Stephanie Drachkovitch, along withAdriane Hopper of Enlight Entertainment, T.D. Jakes and Derrick Williams of TDJ  Enterprises. All are represented by William Morris Endeavor, which helped facilitate the collaboration.
Sidebar:  Bishop Jakes don't stop! Love that he keeps expanding. Check out our interview with the amazing T.D. Jakes below. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Music: Faith Evans "I Deserve It" Feat. Missy Elliott & Sharaya J [VIDEO]

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Fix My Choir, Feat. Michelle Williams, To Premiere In November

According to The Singer's Room, Oxygen's new series, Fix My Choir, hosted by Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon, is coming to television in November.  "In this bold and uplifting series, struggling choirs get some much-needed mentoring from gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon (“Preachers of L.A.”) and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame. “Fix My Choir” is part of Oxygen’s rebrand, which launches on Tuesday, October 7th across all platforms, showcasing the network’s new logo and tagline, very real, targeting young, modern women," reports Oxygen.  In each episode, Deitrick and Michelle travel to a different hometown to surprise a struggling gospel choir, community choir or other vocal group to help them find perfect harmony— not only in their music, but with each other. Together with an intervention and makeover, the choirs will ultimately have a chance for redemption. Over the course of a week, the mentors dive deep into the members’ lives to tackle the choir’s core issues such as leadership, interpersonal conflicts, artistic direction, and doing whatever it takes to get these choirs back on track with a big sound and newfound confidence. Deitrick and Michelle will take these choirs to the next level of singing, collaboration, and presentation, all in an effort to make the ordinary extraordinary.  “The choir represents family, unity and team work,” said Deitrick Haddon. “It’s an honor to be a part of introducing the choir culture to the world with “Fix My Choir.”  "Fix My Choir" premieres Wednesday, November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stevie Wonder Takes 'Songs in the Key of Life' on the Road

According to Billboard, Stevie Wonder will hit the road this fall with the Songs in the Key of LifePerformance Tour.  Announced during a press conference Wednesday (Sept. 10) at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, the Live Nation-produced and -promoted tour will kick off Nov. 6 at New York's Madison Square Garden and wrap Dec. 5 at Oakland, Calif.'s Oracle Arena. Additional stops on the 11-city tour include Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
This isn't the first time Wonder has re-created his landmark Songs in the Key of Life onstage. The legendary singer/songwriter/musician performed the 1976 double-album in its entirety during his 18th annual House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert last year at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.
Pre-sale tickets will become available to Citi card members on Sept. 16 through Citi's Private Pass Program. General tickets for select cities will be sold via Live Nation beginning Sept. 22.
2014 SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE TOUR DATESNov. 6 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Nov. 9 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Nov. 11 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Nov. 14 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Nov. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 20 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Nov. 25 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Nov. 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Dec. 3 - Seattle, WA Key @ Arena
Dec. 5 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena