Daily Buzz 10.7.11

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    Beyoncé release ‘Countdown’

    Finally! Beyoncé has dropped the super-mod, stylishly charming video for "Countdown."

    Bey left her blond locks behind and put her baby bump to work in the clip, showing that she’s got no plans to slow down just yet. "Countdown" features Bey bragging about all the reasons and ways she loves her hubby Jay-Z.

    While she seemed to go for a simpler wardrobe this time around, she still managed to add a little sparkle to "Countdown," which you can watch below.
     

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    Whitney Houston confirmed for ‘Sparkle’

    Whitney Houston is definitely onboard for the remake of Sparkle. On IMDB.com, she’s listed as playing the role of Effie, who is the mother of the title character and her sisters.

    According to TheYBF.com, producers for Sparkle are so excited about Whitney’s participation that they’re making sure her costumes have a little shine of their own. Reportedly, b michael and Oscar-nominated designer Ruth Carter will be creating Whitney’s looks for the film.

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    Frank Ocean sells out solo shows

    Frank Ocean has sold out all of the dates for his solo tour, just hours after announcing his decision to hit the road.

    Tickets for his tour didn’t go Beyoncé-fast, but Frank annouced via Tumblr that all five of his shows were sold out shortly after tour dates were released.

    "I just got home, and I get on the Internet and see that I’m going on tour. I didn’t release the national dates," Frank said. "I’m sure there’s some overzealous promoter to blame for that. But nonetheless, they’re out."

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    Celebs send you special messages

    Sometimes a simple text saying, "Happy Birthday!!! ^_^" or "Merry Christmas"  or even "Congrats," just isn’t enough. That’s why some of your favorite celebs are (kind of) taking time to send you a very special messages via Celebrity Fast Cards.

    Celebrity Fast Card is a service that allows you to send friends and family video messages from stars such as Ne-Yo, Shaunie O’Neal and Tatyana Ali among others. Angela and Vanessa Simmons also recorded a card that shows off their vocal talents (who knew they could sing?!).

    Nia Long also recorded a very appropriate greeting for Celebrity Fast Card. Check it out below!
     

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    ‘Basketball Wives: LA’ reunion tickets on sale

    If you want to be there when the women of "Basketball Wives: LA" rehash their oh-so-dramatic season, you’re in luck!

    Ticker for the "BBW: LA" reunion, set to start taping at noon on October 25, are now available! To purchase your tickets, click here.

     

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    ‘Love That Girl’ returns

    Tatyana Ali’s TV One series, “Love That Girl” will be returning to TV One this month.

    The sitcom in which Tatyana plays Tyana Jones, a woman who returned to her California home following a divorce, begins its second season on Monday, October 17.

    Tatyana was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for the role.

    Singer Raphael Saadiq, funnyman Martin Lawrence and Tatyana’s sister Anastasia are all credited as executive producers on the show.

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    Will Eddie Murphy return to ‘SNL’?

    Eddie Murphy hasn’t returned to “Saturday Night Live,” since he left the show to start a successful film career.

    However, rumors are buzzing that the host of the 2012 Oscars may just appear on the skit-comedy series along with Tower Heist co-star Ben Stiller.

    Ben will serve as host on this weekend’s episode, and the New York Post reported that “work is going on behind the scenes for Murphy to pop up.”

    Several other “SNL” alums who’ve gone on to bigger and better things have returned, but Eddie has been MIA for nearly two decades.

    While on the show, Eddie created memorable caricatures, including portrayals of James Brown and the fictional characters Buckwheat and Mr. Robinson.

     

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    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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