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Trey Songz will be making his big screen debut late next year. “The Hollywood Reporter” says the R&B star has signed on to play the male lead in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.” Slated to star alongside Trey in the film are actors Alexandra Daddario, Scott Eastwood, and Tania Raymonde. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D” is set to begin filming in Shreveport, Louisiana later this month. It’s scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 5th, 2012. READ MORE

It seem like things are getting better in time for Chris Brown’s career in Hollywood and now he’s able to grow. Chris has landed a role in the upcoming comedy “Think Like A Man.” The film is an adaptation of Steve Harvey’s best-selling book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man,” which tells women what men really think of love and relationships. Brown joins a cast that already includes Gabrielle Union, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Hart. LaLa Vazquez and Wendy Williams will also be starring in the film. “Think Like A Man” is due in theaters next year.

Chris Brown’s previous film credits include the movies “Takers” and “Stomp The Yard.” The R&B superstar was entertaining fans with his music last week, when he performed in front of an estimated 18-thousand people during the “Today” show’s summer concert series. Here are some pic’s he recently tweeted…

Sean “Diddy” Combs is facing legal action from the cousin of music executive Kevin Liles after he was injured during a shooting in the parking lot of the rap mogul’s Atlanta restaurant last year.

Leroy “Tony” Austin filed suit in the U.S. District Court of Northern Georgia on Friday (July 15), accusing Diddy of failing to provide adequate security to guests on the grounds of Justin’s eatery. READ MORE

Robin Thicke’s next album isn’t far off. The R&B star tells Rap-Up.com he’s looking to release his fifth studio effort either at the end of 2011 or early 2012. Robin says he’s been handling all the writing and producing, but adds that famed beatmaker Pharrell Williams would like to work on the record before it’s finished. When he’s not occupied by his next album, Robin is checking out new music and artists. He says he’s really been enjoying Janelle Monae’s work, although he admits he was just recently introduced to her music.

Robin Thicke’s last album was “Sex Therapy,” which arrived at the end of 2009. The record went on to peak at number two on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman Of Epic Records

L.A. Reid says he’s looking forward to making Epic Records the “music company of tomorrow.”  Epic Records officially announced Reid as the company’s new chairman and chief executive on Monday.   Reid had previously worked as the chairman of Island Def Jam, but left that position earlier this year to serve as a judge on Fox’s upcoming talent competition “The X Factor.”  Epic’s stable of artists will include musicians who appear on “The X Factor,” as well as other new signings.  Reid says he’s “deeply committed to discovering and developing the next generation of superstars” with his new role at Epic. READ MORE

Queen Latifah’s new VH1 show will be returning for a second season. “Entertainment Weekly” says the network has decided to renew their first hour-long scripted series, “Single Ladies.” The show will begin filming new episodes at the end of the year, with the second season debuting in 2012.

Queen Latifah, who is one of the executive producers, says she’s “excited” that the series has been well received, adding that VH1 is a “great home for this incredible show.” “Single Ladies” features Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy, and Charity Shea as three friends working their way through the Atlanta social scene. The series premiered back in May, and currently airs on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. “Single Ladies'” first season finale will air August 8th.

DMX To Be Released From Prison Today

DMX’s days in an Arizona prison may finally be over. The troubled rap star is scheduled to be released today after serving several months for violating his probation. DMX’s time behind bars has been making headlines of late with reports that he broke several rules while locked up. Prison records show DMX has been written up for disorderly conduct on more than one occasion, and even failed a drug test. READ MORE

We report with great sadness, that the 15 year old boy who was hit in the Lamar Odom car crash has died. He suffered from several head injuries that were a result of the crash. Although he was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital immediately and every procedure was performed to help save his life, the injuries proved to be too severe. A funeral for him took place yesterday. Sources close to Lamar say that he is devastated by this tragic situation.

The accident happened after the vehicle, driven by a car service employee, collided with a motorcyclist. The bike then propelled into the 15-year-old pedestrian who was taken to hospital with severe injuries. Odom, 31, who looked grim as he headed out into the city earlier today, was said to be returning from a trip to the barbershop when the accident happened. READ MORE