Nicki Minaj dedicates song to cousin
Nicki Minaj is working through her pain in the studio. The rapper has dedicated a new song to her cousin Nicholas Telemaque, who was gunned down in Brooklyn on Monday..
Check our her tribute track, "We Miss You," below!
Sade finds love in new video
Sade is giving her fans a peek at her world tour in the new video for "Love is Found" from The Ultimate Collection Album. The stripped-down clip features Sade performing the song for a crowd of faithful fans, and it’s all set against a giant screen featuring dancers in silhouette.
Jill Scott plans block party
No summer is complete without a proper block party, and Jill Scott is providing the entertainment. The "Shame" singer is teaming up with Budweiser for Jill Scott’s Block Party Tour, which kicks off in Boston on July 26 at the Bank of America Pavillion.
From there the tour rolls out to New York (July 28), Detroit (July 30) and Chicago (July 31). Doug E. Fresh is joining Jill on the road as the tour’s host, while Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition are set to appear as special guests. Music will be provided by DJ Jazzy Jeff; so expect to hear him spin "Summertime" at least once on the road!
Jill and her crew will also hit up Philadelphia on August 6 and Washington D.C. on August 7. They’ll also swing through Atlanta (August 19) and Charlotte (August 24) before the tour wraps up in Houston on August 28.
For a full list of dates, visit Jill’s official website!
Dallas Wide Receiver sues ex-girlfriend
Dallas wide receiver Roy Williams wants the engagement ring he mailed to his former girlfriend back, and he means business. Roy sued his ex, 2009 Miss Texas USA Brooke Daniels, in hopes of getting back the token of his affection.
According to court documents, Roy spent $76,600 on the ring he sent to her via the U.S. Postal Service in February.
Roy filed the lawsuit June 30 in state district court in Odessa, Texas.
Brooke’s father, Michael Daniels, said he would return the ring to avoid legal troubles.
Sean Kingston kickin’ it again!
Sean Kingston released his first photo after leaving the hospital, according to TMZ.
Sean is seen in a picture with his left arm and hand bandaged. He’s with rapper Soulja Boy at a 4th of July/welcome home party in Miami.
Sean’s friends told TMZ that about 100 people came out to the party and guests were warned not to jet ski.
Tia and Tamera turn 33!
The teenage twins from “Sister, Sister” are enjoying life in their early 30s.
Yesterday Tia and Tamera celebrated their 33rd birthday.
This past year has been great to the ladies with Tamera’s wedding to Adam Housley and Tia’s new baby boy with her husband, actor Cory Hardrict. Tia also starred in one of the most watched TV shows, “The Game.”
And there is more to come.
The twins’ reality show, appropriately named "Tia and Tamera," is scheduled to premiere on the Style Network in August.
Looks like another good year for the ladies. Happy Birthday, Tia and Tamera!
Michael Ealy on TV
Michael Ealy will star in USA Network’s “Common Law”, Broadcasting & Cable reports.
Michael and co-star Warren Kole play two cops whose difficult partnership interferes with their work in the LAPD.
The 11-episode series is from CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment, but was picked up by USA on Tuesday, as reported by Deadline.com.
Production for the show will begin in August in New Orleans.
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