Morning Buzz 3.30.11

    Aubrey O’Day signs solo deal

    All that time alone in the studio has finally paid off for Aubrey O’Day. reports that the former Danity Kane singer has signed a record deal with Universal Motown/SRC.

    Aubrey, who’s starring in her own reality series titled “All About Aubrey,” signed a long-term deal witht he label. There’s no word at this time on when she’ll be putting out her first album.


    Mathew Knowles drops client

    First Beyoncé ended her professional relationship with her dad, and now Mathew Knowles is continuing to lighten his client list.

    Mathew announced Tuesday in a statement that he will no longer be managing Tiffany Evans (pictured left with Mathew at Sister 2 Sister‘s 22nd Anniversary Gala). Apparently, his pop protégé doesn’t fit into his vision for his company. “In Music World’s repositioning it will not continue its label/management role with Columbia/Sony artist Tiffany Evans,” he stated.

    Tiffany’s taking the dismissal like a champ, tweeting, “It was a Great Learning Experience but the BEST decision was made for me.I appreciate so much the support that The Music World family has shown me but feel best at this stage in my career to go a different direction with my choice in management.”


    Lil Wayne talks about lock up

    In the upcoming issue of Interview magazine, rapper Lil Wayne is discussing his time behind bars, particularly his time locked away from other inmates.

    “It was okay…[it] meant I was alone with my thoughts,” Weezy said. “I had to do 24 nights in solitary.”

    Once he got out of prison, though, Weezy went straight back to the lab to start recording. Aside from his solo tracks, the rapper has also done his fair share of post-prison collaborations, including a track with Jennifer Lopez titled “I’m Into You.” It’s the follow up to her single “On The Floor,” and it will be availabe for download on iTunes starting April 5.


    Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson top Billboard charts

    Last week saw the ultimate showdown on R&B’s modern landscape. Jennifer Hudson and Chris Brown released their highly anticipated albums on the exact same day, but Breezy came out on top.

    After Chris and J.Hud made their rounds promoting F.A.M.E. and I Remember Me respectively, Jen took the #2 spot on Billboard‘s Top 200 and R&B Albums charts. Chris claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200.


    Is ‘The Game’ over?

    The season finale of “The Game” ended with a few cliffhangers, the biggest one being if Derwin is right to suspect that Melanie may have aborted a child they’d previously conceived.

    Even though the fourth season, the first to air on BET, ended with a we-shall-return vibe, there’s a question as to whether the sitcom’s ratings will warrant its return.

    Although the season opened with a record-breaking 7.7 million viewers, that number declined steadily throughout the season.

    Ratings info on the season finale has yet to be released, but you can watch it below.


    The ‘RHOA’ feud ain’t over

    While NeNe Leakes has turned her attention toward Star Jones, Kim Zolciak continues to discuss her shattered relationship with her “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star.

    She recently told Life & Style magazine, “NeNe has problems. I never want to speak to her again. To have all these T-shirts and posters being made, it’s disgusting,” she said in reference to the comical “Free Sweetie” campaign launched by radio-host Rickey Smiley.

    Although she’s obviously still dealing with drama surrounding season 3 of the hit reality show, Kim said she’s just trying to focus on enjoying her free time before she has another mouth to feed.

    Don’t’ expect NeNe to be dropping off any baby food.

    “I’m not interested in seeing the baby, and I have no plans to send a gift,” NeNe said.


    Alicia Keys directing

    New mom and Grammy-winner Alicia Keys is stepping into new territory as co-director of Project Five, an upcoming Lifetime movie.

    The movie is actually five short films about how breast cancer has affected lives. Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Patty Jenkins will also direct, according to Deadline.

    “Our hope with Project Five is to entertain, inform and inspire dialogue, research and prevention,” Jennifer said in a statement.


    Drake introduces Old Money

    We’re all familiar with the Young Money crew, but member Drake—now sporting a beard—recently introduced fans to Old Money during the Canadian Juno Awards.

    Watch the clip.


    –Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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