Daily Buzz 2.22.12

    SWV debuts ‘Co-Sign’

    SWV’s comeback is in full swing with the release of their latest video, "Co-Sign." Coko, Taj and Leelee have reunited to celebrate the love they’ve all found.

    This is the group’s first video in about 15 years, so watch it below and tell us if you think it was worth the wait.
     

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    Ashanti teases ‘The Woman You Love’

    Ashanti is whipping through love’s ups and downs in the video teaser for "The Woman You Love."

    We don’t know what her man did, but Ashanti is highly upset in this glimpse of her upcoming video. We suspect he confessed something pretty scandalous because she packs her bags and makes a beeline for the door while singing that he betrayed her love.
     

     

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    "Community" returning in March

    Troy and Abed are coming back to your TV! After a brief absence from its Thursday night lineup, NBC has announced that "Community" will come back to finish out the semester.
     
    "What you call 8:00, we call home," show creator Dan Harmon tweeted yesterday. "#Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th." That’s right; "Community" will be back in its original 8 p.m. time slot. 

    "Community" was temporarily bumped from TV at midseason to make room for "30 Rock." It was a move that left many fans wondering the fate of their favorite study group.

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    Idris Elba to play Nelson Mandela

    It’s official: Idris Elba is set to tackle the story of Nelson Mandela’s life!

    "My big project this year, I’m going to go play Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom, which is his official book," he told HipHollywood.com. "That’s where my head is geared to this summer."

    It’s not clear when the project may be coming out, but in the meantime, Idris is busy plugging his role in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
     

     

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    Dawn Richard drops ‘Black Lipstick’

    Dawn Richard isn’t wasting any time officially moving forward with her solo career. Just days after announcing her departure from Bad Boy, the former Danity Kane and Diddy Dirty Money member has dropped a new single titled "Black Lipstick."

    On the track, Dawn sings about protecting herself from the gauntlet that is the music business. It’s a poignant release for her upcoming EP, Armor On, due out March 27.

    "’Black Lipstick’ is the story of how I found out I needed armor," Dawn said in a statement. "It’s the trap. The music industry is described as a mysterious woman. The seduction and the betrayal of her. I saw in color but as soon as my eyes set on her all that was seen was black and white. That is when I knew I needed to put my armor on."
     

     

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    Pooch Hall and Selita Ebanks to work ‘Runway’

    Pooch Hall and Selita Ebanks are continuing their trend with BET. The network has announced that the pair will team up to host this year’s "Rip The Runway." Pooch hosted the show in 2010 with Nicki Minaj, while Selita hosted alongside Mehcad Brooks last year.

    The fashion show, which films at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on February 29, will feature live music from Wale and Diggy Simmons and will be all about "Fun, Freedom and Fashion."

    The show will debut on March 21 at 10 p.m. on BET.

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    Barack Obama sings the blues

    President Barack Obama has hopped back on the mic! During a performance of "Sweet Home Chicago" at the White House last night, B.B. King handed off the mic to the president, hoping to get the commander-in-chief to join in on the number.

    At first, the president tried to decline the invite, but he couldn’t ignore the Blues icon’s challenge for too long.  "I heard you sing that Al Green. You done started something. You gotta keep it up now!" B.B. told the president.
     

     

     

    —Sonya Eskridge

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