Daily Buzz 4.13.11

    Chris Brown freestyles “My Last,” Diddy shoots “Hawaii Five-O,” Keisha Knight-Pulliam talks about her closet and more!







    Chris Brown freestyles ‘My Last’

    Chris Brown has decided to stretch out his feature on Big Sean’s single “My Last.”    In the latest  “Mechanical Dummy” webisode, Breezy hits up a Los Angeles rooftop to sing and rhyme about just how big balls out when he hits the clubs.

    Check it out!


    Chris Brown – My Last (Freestyle) from Mechanical Dummy on Vimeo.


    Cee-Lo, Christina Aguilera promote ‘The Voice’

    Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera are talking about what it’s like to pick talent, sight un-seen on NBC’s “The Voice,” premiering April 26 . “You’re looking for that something that moves you and inspires you,” Christina told NBC’s “The Today Show.”

    On “The Voice,” chart-topping artists judge singers based on voice alone. The vocalists each celeb picks are placed on a team. From there, they coach the contestants to develop their voices “It’s a lot of hard work, I do admit, but it’s very gratifying,” Cee-Lo said of his dual role as vocal coach and talent scout for the vocal competition.

    Joining Cee-Lo and Christina on the panel are Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and country singer Blake Shelton. With four such different personalities, things can get a little interesting at work for the singing celebs. Find out how keeps everyone in line when you watch the clip below.



    Diddy shooting “Hawaii Five-O”

    CBS is taking you behind the scenes on the set of “Hawaii Five-O” as Diddy shoots his special appearance for the show.

    When show producers called up Diddy, offering him a tailor-made role, he couldn’t resist.

    “It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I’m a big fan of the show,” he said. “The show is so well-wrtitten, so well-shot, and it gave me a chance to do some action.”

    Take a look at Diddy busting through doors and running through houses when you watch the video below.



    Rihanna, J. Lo performing at Billboard



    Music fans will be treated to an eclectic group of performers for the 2011 Billboard Awards.

    Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and the Black Eyed Peas are among the confirmed talent hitting the stage at the May 22 event.

    The show is airing live from Las Vegas on ABC.

    “We look forward to entertaining music fans with Billboard’s own rendition of a televised celebration of music.,” said Billboard owner Richard D. Beckman.

    Tickets for the event are on sale now at Ticketmaster.


    Q-Tip rebuked alleged sophomore jinx


    A new trailer for the controversial A Tribe Called Quest documentary from Michael Rappaport has been released.

    The clip from the highly anticipated film, Beats, Rhymes & Life features Q-Tip talking about a pivotal time in the group’s history between the release of their debut album and production of the second.

    “Everybody was talking about sophomore jinx,” Q-Tip said.

    Phife Dawg also chimes in.  Watch the clip below.



    Keshia talks clothes ‘collection’


    Keshia Knight-Pulliam is not ashamed of her two-story closet. The fashionista visited Wendy Williams Tuesday and brought pictures of her “layer of girliness,” she said.

    “People collect what they collect. I don’t knock them, but this is my collection, and I love it,” she said, in reference to her vast array of shoes, clothes and accessories.

    Watch the clip.


    Jennifer is Most Beautiful


    Jennifer Lopez topped People magazine’s Most Beautiful list this year.

    “I feel happy and proud. Proud that I’m not 25!” said the singer who admitted that it’s hard work to stay fit and beautiful at 41.

    “I don’t want anybody thinking it’s easy. It does take time and it’s hard work. HDTV wide-screen is nobody’s friend!” she said.

    Earlier this week, it was announced that Ciara made the list. Halle Berry and Beyoncé Knowles were also included.


    Mary J. organizing benefit concert


    Mary J. Blige is putting together a benefit concert to support her Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now charity, and she’s calling on her singing sisters.

    Anita Baker, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera and Corrine Bailey Rae are reportedly all onboard to perform at the May 1 event in New York.

    “Mary and her friends will share the stage to showcase their talents and inspire  others to give back,” reads a statement on the charity’s site.


    LaToya defends NeNe

    LaToya Jackson said she did receive an apology from NeNe Leakes after the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star verbally attacked LaToya on the most recent episode of “Celebrity Apprentice.”

    “I have definitely forgiven her,” LaToya said.

    Although she was publicly berated, LaToya said NeNe quietly apologized for the outburst that was, according to LaToya, instigated by fellow contestant Star Jones.

    “Star kind of put her up to all of that. NeNe was Star’s mouthpiece, and she didn’t realize that,” LaToya said.

    LaToya comments on more of her “Celebrity Apprentice” co-stars in the “Access Hollywood” interview. Watch it.




    – Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott


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