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Last night “American Idol” brought out the big guns for it’s finale show. I must say this is by far the best yet and for good reason the season needed to go out with a banger because since Paula and Simon’s departure from the show, the show hasn’t been the same and ratings have been in the stupor to sat the least.

 

Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Chili had an all time stellar performance and left the audience in an uncontrollable frenzy. Beyonce took the stage with “Idol’s” female finalists, and then returned to sing her new single “One Plus One.” “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez shared the stage with her husband Marc Anthony, while Lady Gaga performed her hit “The Edge of Glory.” Other artists featured on Wednesday’s “Idol” season finale included Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, U2’s Bono and The Edge, Tom Jones, and Gladys Knight.

Now Beyonce’s performance was so great she had to have her own post so click here to see my girl get down.

Hangover2 Premiere: ATL Edition

Last night Atlanta hosted the premiere of the highly anticipated movie Hangover2. This has been a movie that has been the talk of the town since the trailer debuted a couple months ago. So now that the moment has finally arrived, all of the who’s who of Atlanta came out to support the event which was hosted by Ricky Smiley.

The premiere was held at the infamous Regal Cinema Atlanta Station, Atlanta’s favorite celebrities Roger Bobb, Demetria McKinney, Sheree Whitfield, Takeo Spikes, Anoop Desai, Rodney Perry, Elle Duncun, Ryan Cameron, Kesha Cameron, Frank Ski and many more!

Now I have to say after watching the movie, you guys HAVE to go out and support the movie it, was definitely rev’d to the max. They literally pushed the envelop in every way with this film, having you questioning the future of where cinema is going. But nevertheless you are going laugh your a** off. READ MORE

Dirty Money singer Dawn Richards is ready to branch out on her own.  The vocalist tells Rap-Up.com that she’s planning on releasing three solo albums that will serve as a trilogy.  The first record, which will be titled “GoldenHeart,” is slated to drop in late 2011 or early 2012.  The other two albums, “BlackHeart” and “RedemptionHeart,” will arrive at a later date.  Dawn says she’s really excited to release her upcoming records, noting that they will represent her passion “for this music thing.”  The hip-hop star adds that she’s finally finding her identity in music, and is “in love” with the direction her career and sound is taking.

Dawn Richards spent four years in the group Danity Kane before joining Kalenna Harper and Sean “Diddy” Combs to form the ensemble Diddy-Dirty Money.  The trio released their debut album, “Last Train To Paris,” back in December and just recently wrapped up a U.S. tour.

 

 

Who Runs the World at the Billboard Awards

The 2011 Billboard Awards aired last night from the MGM Grand Garden in Vegas. Stars were definitely in attendance but to prove to the world who’s definitely on top, go hands down to Beyonce. She was presented the 2011 Millennium Award for her career achievements. This wasn’t the usual presentation she had people like Barbara Streisand to First Lady Michelle Obama express how much the admire her.

Then to add the cherry on top she totally rocked her first time performing her new single “Run the World (Girls)”. Beyonce accepted her award from her mother and nephew but the most honorable gesture was when she thanked Destiny’s Child-Kelly, Michelle and Original members Letoya and Latavia. That was priceless.

Rihanna continues to be the competition for award winners. Justin Bieber wins award for Digitial Artist of the Year. Taylor Swift closes the show out again with a grand win for Top Artist.

Not to knock the other excellent artists that performed like the Queen of Hip/Hop Mary J Blige and Lil Wayne, CeeLo Green, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Pitbull and Neyo, Nicki Minaj, One Republic, and Ke$ha. This was definitely a star studded night.

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There has been some drama over Hangover2, apparently during the sequel, the character played by Zach Galifiankis uses the N- word. Now every one knows that if you are not of African- American decent you cannot use the word. So you can imagine how my how me people who saw the movie reacted towards it when they heard it. I can hear the crickets.

In a recent interview Zach sits down with sources and defends his character’s motivation for using the word. Implying they wanted to they really wanted to push the envelop and reveal how ignorant and stupid his character is. But on the outside looking in critics wouldn’t perceive it as so.

“For someone to say that word so cluelessly, it’s funny because it comes out of a place of ignorance,” Galifianakis explained. “And Alan doesn’t know any better; he’s just an idiot. Anyone who would say that so loosely is an idiot. That word can be very inflammatory but Alan is such a dimwit, it’s not excusable at all but you’re making fun of people that would say that word.”

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T.D. Jakes To Be The Next Tyler Perry

So now that “Jumping the Broom” was a hit, it has catapulted T.D. Jakes abilities as a producer to have Hollywood looking to him for their future projects. The preacher/movie mogul is moving forward to co-produce with former Fox Studios head Joe Roth, a new production for Sony based on a non-fiction book.

“Heaven is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” was originally written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent and sold over 4.5 million copies. It chronicles the story of how Burpo’s now 11-year-old son Colton took a journey to the afterlife after he died during an emergency appendectomy operation. But he recovered. READ MORE

Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga on SNL Finale

So tonight is the season finale of Saturday Night Live and former boy band star, turned unofficial comedian Justin Timberlake is going to be hosting. Justin has clearly ditched his boy band persona and found himself a new gig as an unofficial cast member on SNL. Now unlike some people, Justin has actually been quite hillarious on SNL. Now think about it what other male can dress up as the Queen Bey herself and pull off single ladies and have over 15 million viewers laughing with him and not at him..? If any other male tried that you already know they would be considered suspect. Oh, but wait don’t forget the musical guest for the night is Lady Gaga, and you never know what piece of meat, cartoon character or dairy product she will incubate in pre-performance. And there was definitley no shortage of entertainment gossip and scandal this week, so this should make for a quite comedic show.

Check out J.T’s previous SNL parodies and make sure you tune in to tonights SNL Finale. READ MORE

Maria Shriver was quietly looking at pricey L.A. condos back in January … months before the Arnold Schwarzenegger baby scandal broke … TMZ reported. What’s especially interesting about this is it looks like Arnold told Maria about Mildred Patty Baena immediately after he left the governor’s office on January 3.

Sources say Maria and her broker looked at a condo at The Carlyle on Wilshire, a pricey condo building near UCLA. Among the residents that currently reside there are Bruce Willis, Sofia Vergara, Paul Anka, Donna Summer and Matt Kemp. READ MORE