Morning Buzz 2.4.11

    Selita Banks and Mechad Brooks are a good look

    Selita Ebanks and Mehcad Brooks are hooking up again, but this time it’s for BET’s annual fashion extravaganza!

    Anyone who has seen the popular State Farm commercials knows that Selita and Mehcad look great together. BET is banking on the chemistry between the beautiful duo to pull in viewers, announcing that they’ve tapped the pair to host this year’s "Rip the Runway." The event showcases models stomping down catwalk to live music in designs from some of the Black community’s hottest designers. 

    "Rip the Runway" will be taped on February 26 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, but it won’t air until March 21 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.


    Monica injured

    Singer Monica ended up with 10 stitches in her foot after a recent night out at an L.A. club with her new hubby.

    Apparently, a bartender dropped a bottle on her foot that left her a bit bloody and cut.

    She posted on her Twitter wall, “10 stitches and no heels for 2 weeks.”

    Chris Brown goes viral for F.A.M.E.

    Chris is teasing a sentimental single from his upcoming album F.A.M.E. with a viral video that just dropped this morning.

    In "Up To You," the crooner tells his new lady love that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep her around. Give it a listen, and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

    F.A.M.E. Snippet…"Up To You" from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.


    Ciara’s ‘Flaws’ leaks

    A new Ciara song titled "Flaws & All"  has found its ways from the studio onto the Internet. Supposedly, the track was recorded as part of her secret follow-up to Basic Instinct.

    "Flaws & All" reminds us a lot of "Promise," and it shows she’s not too proud to beg. Seriously, though, this sounds like a return to the Ciara that we came to know and love on Evolution–and we are so glad she could be coming back! Take a listen below.




    Lil Jon underestimated?

    Apparently rapper Lil Jon was feeling a little dissed during the taping of the new season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

    “They underestimate me because I’m a rapper,” the record exec and noted hype man told “They’re not realizing I have a vast knowledge in all types of business, and I am a real threat.” 

    There’s no word on how far Jon made it in the reality competition show. Was he the winner? Fans will have to tune in, starting March 6, to find out.

    However, he was spotted in October with his "Apprentice" teammates, selling pizzas in Manhattan. So, it seems he was definitely putting forth a real effort.

    Other celebrities this season include, LaToya Jackson, Star Jones, Dionne Warwick and NeNe Leakes.


    Usher’s Super Bowl

    The Web is buzzing with anonymous confirmation that Usher will be a “surprise” performer during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show.

    Usher will definitely be in Dallas this weekend, though. He’s hosting a party and has been busy reminding his Twitter followers.

    “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…If you’re in Dallas come to Usher’s SuperBowl AfterParty,” he posted.

    The Black-Eyed Peas are the main act, but rumor has it that Usher and former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash will also hit the stage in Dallas as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers go head to head.


    Stevie honored by Apollo

    Stevie Wonder, whose performances at the Apollo helped launch his career, will be inducted into the theater’s Legends Hall of Fame in June.

    When he was just known as Little Stevie Wonder, he thrilled audiences with his unparalleled skill on the harmonica and keyboard.

    Since then, Stevie has earned more than 20 Grammys, had numerous chart-topping singles and is credited with helping the effort to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a national holiday.


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