Daily Buzz 6.30.11

    LeToya Luckett talks new album

    LeToya Luckett is ready to get back in the studio and lay down a few tracks.

    While walking the red carpet at Sunday’s BET Awards, LeToya told NecoleBitchie.com that her former group mate Kelly Rowland has inspired her to get back to her music.

    "She’s motivated me to get back in the studio and get my stuff together," said LeToya, who has been doing her thing as an actress with a role on this season of HBO’s "Treme" and a part in Taraji P. Henson’s upcoming flick, From the Rough.  "That’s the problem. I’ve been [so] busy with TV and movies that I haven’t had a chance to get back in the studio."



    Beyoncé drops new ‘World’ video

    If you didn’t like the original video for "Who Run The World (Girls)," Beyoncé has an alternate for you!

    The diva, who just dropped her new album 4 this week, has released an alternate video for the album’s flagship single. Check it out below!




    Kim Zolciak shows off her baby boy
    Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak grants Life & Style the first look at her first son, Kroy Jagger, or K.J, as the family calls him.

    “It’s unimaginable—I’m so blessed, so lucky,” the reality star brags to Life & Style. “I’m just so crazy in love with K.J. I’m always kissing his big old lips.”

    Kim and her boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Bierman, welcomed little Kroy into the world on May 31.


    BET Awards draws 7.7 million
    Millions of people tuned in Sunday night to see Jill Scott flirt with Idris Elba, Trey Songz grind with Kelly Rowland and Tiffany Greene flub her once-in-lifetime opportunity as a presenter.

    According to the network, 7.7 million viewers watched the live broadcast of the 2011 BET Awards. It was the #1 awards show on cable this year and the #2 telecast in BET history.

    Chris Brown, who was awarded the Viewers’ Choice Award, garnered 2.4 million votes via text and mobile, BET reports.

    Performers included Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Cee Lo Green, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Mary Mary and more.



    New accusations leveled at Michael Jackson

    Two years after his death, Michael Jackson is being slammed with accusations of inappropriate behavior with a minor. Aaron Carter, who appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" last year, said the King of Pop supplied him with drugs and alcohol.

    ‘Yes, he gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15," Aaron told OK! magazine. "He gave me cocaine. I felt weird about that and other stuff… We spoke afterward, hours and hours, on the phone. I admired Michael, but his behaviour bothered me a lot."

    Aaron has had a history of problems with substance abuse, but he kept these claims to himself for eight years.

    "I never talked about it… This is the first time. … I miss Michael… I have spent such incredible times with him," Aaron said. "I did things with him that nobody else did… But I was also troubled about what he did to me."

    Michael’s estate has yet to comment on Aaron’s claims.


    Justin Timberlake buys stake in MySpace

    After appearing in The Social Network, Justin Timberlake has decided to try his hand at reviving MySpace. 

    The Los Angeles Times reports that Justin has just invested in the social networking site, which saw a sharp decrease in popularity because of spammers and competition from Facebook. There’s no word on how much Justin has given MySpace, which was sold to Specific Media for $35 million earlier this week.

    What made JT decide to drop some money into the floundering MySpace? "There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect," he explained. "MySpace has the potential to be that place."



    More Idris Elba to come
    Were you looking at Idris Elba during Jill Scott’s BET performance thinking Tom Cruise, who? Well, it’s official.

    Idris has sealed the deal with Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. to play Sensi, a lead role originally meant for Tom Cruise, in the upcoming sci-fi film Pacific Rim, Deadline reports.

    It’s the next film from director Guillermo del Toro and will be under production in November.

    Idris, who recently starred in Thor, is also currently shooting for Prometheus, a 20th Century Fox film from director Ridley Scott. Idris is on a roll.



    Welcome back, Denzel!
    Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington will once again grace us with his amazing gifts. Denzel will star in The American Can.

    The film will be based on the true story of John Keller, who stayed behind in his New Orleans apartment complex to ward off looters and take care of residents who were unable to evacuate after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina.

    The lead role of John Keller was originally given to Will Smith, but Will had to hand it over because he’s already booked for an upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie. Will’s name will still be in the credits, as he works behind scenes in The American Can.


    Rick Ross sued over pit bull attack
    An Atlanta neighbor claiming that Rick Ross’s three pit bulls killed her Yorkshire terrier is suing the 35-year-old Maybach music rapper.

    The woman’s terrier suffered “three large bite wounds on his back” as well as “a very large bite” around his neck. Rick’s pit bulls reportedly escaped from his Atlanta mansion back in April.

    According to the lawsuit, the Yorkshire’s injuries were so severe that the owner had to euthanize the dog. Rick was told of the incident, but he reportedly never apologized for the dog attack, which upset the owner.

    She is now seeking $15,000 in damages plus court costs.


    Congratulations, Javier!
    Javier Colon won NBC’s "The Voice" Wednesday night taking home a very grand prize of $100,000 and a recording contract.

    Javier later tweeted, “What do U say as your first tweet after winning The Voice? U say Thank U! To my fans who voted their asses off 4 me. YOU made a difference.”

    His coach, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, was also happy as he jumped onstage upon Javier’s win.

    NBC is already casting for a second season.



    —Sonya Eskridge, Tiara Kennedy and Tracy L. Scott




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