Daily Buzz 5.11.11


    Rihanna gets in bed for video

    Rihanna has just released the intimate new music video for her single, "California King Bed." In the clip, which looks like it could have been another ad for her Reb’l Fleur perfume, RiRi wakes up beside a man she barely knows anymore.

    Find out how she deals with the deteriorating relationship in the video for "California King Bed," posted below.


    Sonja Norwood launches talent agency

    Now that Brandy and Ray J can handle their own business, Sonja Norwood is scouting more talent.

    Sonja has launched her own company, The Norwood Talent Agency Corportation. It’s been in operation for about two months and already has 65 clients on its roster.

    The Norwood Talent Agency isn’t just limiting itself to musical, though. It will also work with clients interested in film, TV, print and voiceover work.

    "Our doors are open to fresh new faces hoping to get their shot," Sonja said in a statement. "We have selected clients to work with at NTAC that stir the same passions and level of excitement I have enjoyed managing members of my family."


    Nick Cannon jokes about Eminem beef

    Just when we thought we’d heard the last of Nick Cannon’s feud with Eminem, Nick gets his first ever comedy special.

    In "Mr. Showbiz," airing May 14 at 9 p.m. on Showtime, Nick jokes that his family thinks he went way too soft on the Detroit rapper. Find out how his grandpa would have handled all that slick talk about Nick’s wife, Mariah Carey, in the video below.




    Beyoncé trots out new ‘Girls’ teaser

    In her ongoing attempt to build buzz for her new single, Beyoncé has released yet another trailer to the video for "Girls (Who Run the World)."

    In this teaser, we see that there are men in this new world that Bey has built…they’re just so scared of the women that most of them walk around with riot gear.



    Companies fight over Kobe’s likeness


    Kobe Bryant’s image is worth a lot of money for manufacturers of Lakers paraphernalia, and two companies are battling it out for the right to continue using his likeness to sell merchandise.

    Panini America filed suit against The Art of the Game, claiming that its deal to sell Kobe merchandise is exclusive and the Art of the Game is in violation of that by producing its own Kobe items.

    Kobe has yet to comment on the lawsuit.




    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott


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