R&B superstar Whitney Houston is returning to good health. The singer was forced to cancel her European concert dates over an upper-respiratory infection earlier this week. She tells People.com, quote, “I’m feeling great. I’m just ready to move on and continue my world tour.” Houston was hospitalized earlier this week in Paris, just ahead of her Tuesday night concert at Bercy Palace, which was postponed. But the singer doesn’t want fans to worry. She says, quote, “My health is terrific. But this is a time when I get a lot of allergies.” With the first dates of her European tour already rescheduled, Houston is now set to begin her tour there on Tuesday, April 13th in Birmingham, England.
Houston says any reports of her having gone into a downward drug spiral are “ridiculous” and that she doesn’t even respond to those kinds of reports anymore.
The homie Trey Songz will have a new album on shelves this fall. The singer’s manager – and Def Jam executive – Kevin Liles says fans can look for a new release this September. He tells MTV News, quote,
“September 14th, new album. He’s not gonna stop. He’s gonna keep his foot on people’s necks, and he’s going to make sure they understand that we have to redefine R&B. We have to work hard every single day to be the best.” Liles says he is continually “inspired” by Trey Songz, noting that the vocalist has a busy schedule coming up in the next few month. In particular, Songz will be appearing in a new reality show with Young Jeezy this June, as well as participating in the BET Awards.
Liles adds, quote, “We’ve got the “Blueprint Three” [tour experience] from the eyes of Jeezy and Trey Songz coming out. The first show airs on BET on June 27, the night of the BET Awards. The show comes first, and then right after that, the BET Awards.” Trey Songz’s last album, “Ready,” dropped last August. The record opened at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, and has since sold more than 600-thousand units.
His wardrobe may be filled with crisp suits and coordinating fedoras, but Usherâ€™s sleek style is no match for his two young sons!
â€œHaving kids man, donâ€™t wear white. Have you ever had an explosion?â€ the singer asked George Lopez on Lopez Tonight Thursday. â€œChanging the diaper, obviously when they gotta go they gotta go.â€
And for the starâ€™s two sons Usher â€˜Cincoâ€™ Raymond V, 2 Â½, and Naviyd Ely, 15 months, sometimes that sudden urge to go comes right on dadâ€™s lap! READ MORE
Erykah Badu has STIRRED up some folks with her new video “Window Seat”, posted earlier this week on Freddyo.com. Apparently she only had one shot to get this video right, because,Â you know, being ASS out in public isn’t exactly legal in America.Â To me, I thought it was beautiful (of course). Do you think she was wrong for showing her goods with kids around, or was it self expression and art?? I know one thing, if I saw that as a kid, I would never forget it…
India Arie is not reallyÂ feelingÂ Lady Gaga and Beyonce â€˜Telephoneâ€™ music video. Arie believes it is irresponsible and that the pop stars have gone “too far” with the amount of sexuality used in the video. So she expressed herself on Twitter:
Donâ€™t be offended this is all MY opinionâ€¦ Am I the only one who thinks the â€œtelephoneâ€ video is going a bit too far?
Iâ€™m not referring to the abstract nature of the video â€¦ Iâ€™m talking about the IMAGERY â€“ the unspoken back story, the language the message
I agree gaga is being her image .. I dig her creative mind But still â€¦ Thers a such thing as socially irresponsibleâ€¦ Iâ€™m just sayin.
Its not long before somebody does a straight NAKED video. Not like Alanis morrisette â€œthank you indiaâ€ like NAKED dancing around. LOLhahaha
Letâ€™s be CLEAR! I know it gaga M.O. â€“ I donâ€™t live under a rock. And I get that a lot of work put into it. Iâ€™m talking social responsability
The homie MissJia is reporting UsherÂ love’s Bisexuals. Usher’s “Lil Freak” might have caught you off guard when it debuted. According to Usher, the song is not only a great record but, TRUE when it comes to his life. Yeah,thats justÂ one of the FEW wonderful perks of being an international superstar. Panies fall in your lap.READ MORE
As the buzz around her relationship with DJ Tracy Young reaches a frenzy, Real Housewives star Kim Zolciak finally speaks! In an EXCLUSIVE interview where Kim shares the truth about her sexuality and feelings for Tracy:
L&S: Was there chemistry the first time you and Tracy met?
Kim: Well, we were both going through heartbreak at the time. I had split up with Big Poppa (Lee Najjar), and she had just ended a relationship she had been in for three years. The first night we met, we just connected on a different level. We ended up talking for two hours. After that, we started working in the studio together, remixing “Tardy for the Party.” We gradually became closer.
I guess drama between the Real Atlanta Housewives is off air too. It was reported that NeNe Leakes & Hubby were left stranded at the airport after she threw a fit. I spoke to the homie Nene who is furious about an event that she was supposed to attend (for free) but the details were a lil sketchy.Â Nene was invited to a charity event in Boca Raton, Florida by Leslie Harris Â for Â â€œWomen On the Moveâ€ to raise funds for breast cancer research.Â Nene was told about the event three days ago and dropped everything she was doing to accomodate the event. READ MORE