Daily Buzz 4.27.11

    Nicki Minaj previews ‘Super Bass’

    Nicki Minaj gave fans a sneak peek of her love-struck video for "Super Bass" yesterday on BET’s "106 & Park." The 28-second clip shows Nicki and her backup dancers, who you might recognize from her set on tour, dancing to the infectious tune from Pink Friday.

    “It’s a sexy world, it’s a playful world. Of course I have lots of eye candy for my girls and my boys,” Nicki told MTV News of the Sanaa Hanri-directed video. “I’m going to be doing some things that people have never seen me do.”

    Could she be talking about the choreography? See for yourself in the sneak peek of "Super Bass" posted below.


    Tasha Smith joins Tyler Perry series

    Tasha Smith will reprise her outrageous role as Angela on Tyler Perry’s upcoming series, "For Better or Worse." The show will follow all the craziness of her marriage to Marcus, who will once again be played by Michael Jai White.

    TBS has ordered 10 episodes of "For Better Or Worse", marking a departure from Tyler’s usual sitcom formula when it comes to TV.

    Other cast members will be announced for the show will be announced later, but it’s rumored that Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stweart has signed on for a role on the show.


    Lisa Price explains new spokesmodels

    Lisa Price wants everyone to understand why she chose Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks and Cassie as the new faces of her beauty brand, Carol’s Daughter.

    "I am so happy to welcome three women who share my enthusiasm for loving the many textures and colors of hair," Lisa explained in a statement. "Solange is a fiery spirit with the strongest code of loyalty and artistry; Selita has a heart of gold with an immense entrepreneurial drive and focus; and Cassie lives life to its fullest while staying true to her roots and family."

    Lisa sat down with the ladies to discuss what "good hair" means to all of them. See what they had to say in the video below!



    Shaun Robinson’s a real beauty

    "Access Hollywood" anchor Shaun Robinson will be honored by Dove for her efforts to make sure every little girl feels beautiful. She’s set to receive the 2011 Dove Real Beauty Award at the 36th Annual Gracie Awards in Los Angeles on May 24.

    In partnership with the Alliance of Women in Media, Dove has presented the award since 2004. This year they chose Shaun because of her work with Girls Inc. and for co-creating and co-hosting the I Am Perfect – Exactly As I Am event.  Shaun also wrote a book for girls about self-esteem, titled Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today’s Girls on What it Takes to Believe in Yourself.

    "My mission to help young girls believe in themselves and dream big was inspired by the beautiful and strong female role models I have had in my life," Shaun said. "I am humbled to be recognized by DOVE—a brand that truly embodies self-esteem and self-confidence!"

    “Shaun Robinson is an exemplary role model for young women,” said Robert Candelino, marketing director for Dove. “Shaun shares our belief that everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in a girl’s self-esteem. We are excited to honor her commitment to building confidence in the next generation.”


    Nick Cannon’s ready for the babies

    Nick Cannon has a newfound respect and admiration for Mariah Carey after watching her carry their twins.

    “Seeing what a woman goes through … that’s incredible,” he said. “You don’t’ think about stuff like walking and standing up. That stuff becomes impossible.”

    Although Nick said he’s ready for the babies to come, he would probably prefer to skip the whole birthing process.

    “I’m not too good with hospitals,” Nick admitted, but he does plan to be in the delivery room.

    Watch the video here.


    Ron Artest recognized for community service


    It seems like just yesterday Ron Artest was in the news for his infamous basketball brawl (it was actually back in 2004), and now Ron’s being honored for his community service.

    He’s the 2011 recipient of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, which recognized Ron for his work raising awareness of mental health issues.

    “Ron has such a passion for the issue, and has demonstrated such leadership. He was a perfect choice for such a prestigious award,” said Doug Smith, president of the Professional Basketball Writers Association. “His work embodies the kind of dedication to important causes that NBA players have become known for.”

    Ron said, "I’m grateful for the award. I’m definitely happy I got it.”




    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott




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