Daily Buzz 8.31.11

    Lil Mama’s such a doll

    Lil Mama does more than judge dance contests and crash VMA performances, she raps, too. Remember? After several years out of the booth, the "Lip Gloss" artist is back with new material that she’s about to drop in a mixtape.

    Lil Mama rocked the dollhouse in her new video for the first track, "Scrawberry,"  where she seemed to have a lot of fun playing dress up. Take a look!


    Monica announces delivery date

    Monica has established a release date for her next album. The "Love All Over Me" singer announced via Twitter that she  will be bringing New Life to the masses on November 8.

    The singer, who recently re-married Shannon Brown in an extravagant Los Angeles wedding, informed followers that they can expect to hear a more grown-up version of Monica on New Life.

    “I talk about a lot of different subjects, whether it’s love, heartache, happiness, family," Monica said. “The music will be a lot like Still Standing in the sense that it’s real and really about things that I’ve experienced, but it’s also from a very mature place.”


    Christina Milian books new show

    Christina Milian might not be dancing with the stars, but she may still be working for ABC anyway.

    Deadline.com reports that C-Mili is in talks to star in the upcoming ABC Family series "Maid In Miami." Prospectively, Christina would be playing a housekeeper with dreams of being a singer.

    "Maid In Miami," slated to debut next year, won’t be the first time that Christina has worked with the network. She’s starred in two holiday movies for ABC Family, Snowglobe and Christmas Cupid.


    Mary J. Blige to perform on ‘GMA’

    Mary J. Blige will be capping off a season of outstanding performances on "Good Morning America."

    The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will wrap up the "GMA" summer concert series this Friday with a set in Central Park. Mary’s set to perform her new single "25/8" and her track from The Help, "The Living Proof," among other songs.

    All we want to know is: Will she sing "Real Love" and "Work That?"


    Amber Rose disses ‘Watch the Throne’?

    Has Amber Rose hurled the latest online insult in her beef with ex-boyfriend Kanye West? The model, who is now dating Wiz Khalifa, may have let it be known that she’s no fan of Watch the Throne or Yeezy’s bedroom skills via Twitter today.

    Someone posting from Amber’s account tweeted earlier today,  “Congrats to @TheGame for having the number 1 album. Watch The Throne is as wack as Kanye’s Di*k anyway.”

    The tweet was quickly yanked from her feed. Amber and Kanye have been taking snarky little shots at each other for months, but  Amber is claiming that comment didn’t come from her. 

    "WTF!!! I shut my phone off and changed my password how the hell are they still HACKING me???" she tweeted this morning.


    Brandy joins ‘Drop Dead’

    Brandy Norwood’s recurring role on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” begins Sunday.

    The singer and reality star will portray a former flame of series regular Josh Stamberg, who plays Parker. From the looks of it, Brandy’s character may be introducing Parker to the son he never knew he had!

    Watch a short preview of the episode below.


    Erykah Badu tweets love for Drake

    Maybe it was an inside joke, but Erykah Badu took to Twitter yesterday to express her admiration for Young Money’s Drake. She referred to him as an inspiration and described him as “brilliant.”

    It’s always nice to see artists express admiration for one another. Strangely, Erykah’s sentiments went unacknowledged. So far, Drake hasn’t tweeted anything about Erykah.

    Maybe he direct-messaged her.



    See Erykah’s tweets.















    Alicia Keys still ‘Unbreakable’

    Singer Alicia Keys joins actresses Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore on the cover of October’s Glamour magazine.

    The three, who worked together on the upcoming film Five, each spoke about their wishes for their families.

    Alicia seems to be as happily married as she was the day she married Swizz Beatz, the ex-husband of “Love & Hip Hop” star, Mashonda.

    “We’re such a bonded happy family, and I hope that we’ll always be able to be that," Alicia said. "For me, the most important thing is that we always take the time to understand each other and grow together. We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring. Who wants to stay the damn same all their life?”

    It’s not clear whether “we” included Mashonda or whether Alicia was just referring to Mashonda’s children.

    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott

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