Daily Buzz 7.6.11

    Beyoncé runs the charts

    Beyoncé Knowles has secured the #1 spot once again with 4. Hits Daily Double reports that Bey sold 313,420 copies of her new album in the U.S. its first week.

    This makes 4 the singer’s fourth #1 album despite the fact that it had relatively little promotion before its release.

    At 313,420 copies, though, this is Bey’s lowest showing for a #1 debut.

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    Meeka Claxton talks money

    Meeka  Claxton and her husband went to the mall to discuss how secret spending affects their marriage.

    Find out how she hides her score from Speedy when you watch the video below.
     

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    Jill Scott humbled by #1 debut

    Jill Scott is still reeling from the first #1 debut of her career with Light of the Sun

    "I didn’t see that coming," she told MTV News. "I guess every artist hopes people will appreciate what they do and enjoy them, but I didn’t see it coming. I’m still tripping off it."

    She’s grateful for her time on top, but she’s good about sharing that shine. Jilly from Philly doesn’t expect to hold onto that position with another diva’s album on the shelves.

    "I know I only got a week! You know, Beyoncé’s coming out, and she’s amazing," Jill joked. "And I know I got a week, but I’m so glad I got my week. I’m enjoying it, I’m lavishing in it."

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    Is Ashanti contemplating a Young Money move?

     

    Is former Murder Inc. star Ashanti joining the Young Money crew?

    The singer recently posted a photo of her and Lil Wayne to Twitter, and it looked like the two were in a music studio.

    Ashanti has already made it clear that she’s planning to make a comeback and will be working to brand herself when she returns.

    After Weezy’s success with female artist Nicki Minaj, Ashanti could do worse than sticking close to the Young Money mogul.

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    Spike disses Oscar

     

    Spike Lee doesn’t have an Oscar, and he’ll tell you that doesn’t matter at all.

    “In 1989, Do the Right Thing was not even nominated” for an Oscar, Spike recently told The Hollywood Reporter. “What film won best picture in 1989? Driving Miss MF-in Daisy! That’s why [Oscars] don’t matter.”

    Many movie lovers, both insiders and consumers, thought Spike’s Do the Right Thing should have received the Oscar when the film was nominated for Best Writing.

    Spike did win two Emmy Awards for his HBO documentary “When the Levees Broke.”

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    Nike re-signs Michael Vick

     

    Nike has forgiven Michael Vick for mistreating dogs and participating in dogfighting, but that doesn’t mean consumers have.

    Although the athletic company has resigned Michael to a deal, the decision has outraged many animal lovers.

    Michael not only spent time in jail to atone for his crimes, he’s also been working with animal rights organizations and speaking to young people around the nation about the lessons he’s learned.

    However, Nike’s deal with him is still considered a gamble.

    “This story with Michael Vick is unprecedented. It’s never been done before and Nike is taking a bit of a risk, but there’s also a high reward if it works out for them,” Sportscorp President Marc Ganis told CBS.

    — Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

     

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