Morning Buzz 1.19.11

    Taraji P. Henson hunts for her baby

    A sneak peek of Taraji P. Henson’s upcoming Lifetime movie shows that a mother will go to the ends of the Earth to find and protect her child.

    A trailer for Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, premiering January 31, has just been released.

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    Nicki Minaj drops ‘Roman’s Revenge 2.0’

    Nicki Minaj decided to redo her hit diss track to include her Young Money Label head, Lil Wayne.



    As he’s accustomed to doing on so many other tracks, Lil Wayne lent his voice to “Roman’s Revenge 2.0,” which began circulating the Web last night. While Nicki was going in on Lil Kim (among others) during her verses, it’s hard to say who Weezy might be taunting.

    Busta Rhymes also hopped in the sound booth to do his own remix of Nicki’s song, which you can listen to below.


     

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    Cee Lo, Eminem to perform at Grammys

     

    Music fans can always count on the Grammy Awards for some memorable performances. This year will likely be no different with Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry confirmed to hit the stage.

    Arcade Fire, Eminem and Miranda Lambert will also treat the audience. The 53rd annual event airs Sunday, February 13 on CBS.
      

    Read more about Cee Lo in our February issue, on stands now.

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    Lady Gaga casts transsexual for new video


    Lady Gaga continues her push for acceptance for all by making a bold casting choice for her upcoming video “Born This Way.”



    According to PerezHilton.com, Gaga’s team is working hard to cast Alannah Starr, a New York trasgender party host for the video.

    The shoot, which will reportedly take place next week, comes amid rehearsals for Gaga’s live performance of “Born This Way” at the Grammys on February 13.

     

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    Halle’s got baby daddy drama

    Unlike what we’re exposed to daily via the "Maury Povich" show, Halle Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubry, wants to make sure he’s recognized as their child’s father. According to TMZ, he’s requesting that he be legally named the father of 2-year-old Nahla. Apparently there’s no bad blood now between the Gabriel and Halle, but Gabriel wants to make sure he never has a problem gaining access to his daugther.

     

     

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    She gets it from her mama

    LisaRaye is a proud mother to her daughter, Kai, who is as physically "gifted" as she is. Kai is now a model for Apple Bottoms, a brand that celebrates the curvaceous woman. LisaRaye tweeted, “Look at momas baby modeling. I’m sooo proud of you!!”

    Check out shots from Kai’s campaign here.
     

     

     

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    Mint Condition single released

    Where did the “Pretty Brown Eyes” fellas run off to? Why focus on the past? The good news is that Mint Condition is back. Well, they’re at least on their way, and they’ve released a new R&B track that shouldn’t disappoint loyal fans.

    Listen.

     

     

    China’s president visits the White House

    President Barack Obama will welcome President Hu Jintao of China to the White House today.

    The president and Vice President Joe Biden will have a private meeting with China’s president. They are expected to discuss economic relations, including importing and exporting. China is a key market for U.S. exports.  Those exports are generating jobs in every corner of the United States and across every major sector.

    During another meeting scheduled for tomorrow, several big business leaders will attend, including execs from Coca-Cola, GE, Boeing, Microsoft and more. In the evening, a state dinner will be held at which the presidents will toast one another.

     

    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

     

     

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