While giving a speech in Apollo Theater in New York, the US President Barack Obama suddenly got into the mood of singing some Al Green. And he did it live in front of people! However, considering what big responsibilities he has to carry out, you might have imagined that he had a horrible voice. But now, his vocal for the song, Let’s Stay Together was cool enough to cheer up the crowd both on the spot and on the Internet. Check out the Barack Obama’s version of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” READ MORE

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After all this Kim Kardashian news, it’s time for Alicia Keys  “Homewrecking Ways” to be called out. Nas‘ first daughter’s mom, Carmen Bryan, joined Twitter recently (@CarmenBryan) and started tweeting stuff that sparked controversy. A little about Carmen — I was told she’s  a “Boss B*tch” that don’t take no mess. She currently lives in Atlanta  and is very low key. I was also told Carmen is being looked at for “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta”  Humm? I wonder?

Carmen, also wrote a steamy tell-all book about her relationship with Nas and several other celebrities including Jay-Z and Allen Iverson. In a series of tweets, Carmen wrote that she was starting a new club called BMC, abbreviated form of Baby Mama’s Club.

She also tweeted that the anthem of the club will be B.A.B.Y. by Fantasia. Then tweeted:

“Aww Camel wrote a letter to his daughter…Why didn’t he write one to his SON?”

“Just read Mashonda’s open letter to Alicia Keys… READ MORE

Rick Ross is being sued for having a baby with a 36-year-old woman but not paying anything for the child support. However, the rapper recently denied being the father of the 3-year-old boy in Georgia.

According to sources, the paternity suit was filed in Broward County by Florida Department of Revenue on behalf of Tyrisha Childers. She claimed that Rick Ross had knocked her up years ago but hasn’t paid child support since.

The documents in the lawsuit says that Tyrisha Childers needs support for the baby stating that she doesn’t have any money in the bank.

As you’d expect, Rick Ross denied the allegation and claimed that he didn’t even sleep with her. He also wanted a DNA test to prove his words. Calls to both parties from TMZ were not returned.

What do you guys think? Could Rick Ross be her baby daddy?

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Idris Elba has recently confirmed that his role will continue on box office hit Thor’s upcoming sequel. The Golden Globe winner has confirmed to MTV that he will appear in Thor 2 reprising his role as Heimdall.

The 39-year-old actor will also appear with Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. It doesn’t end there, he will also appear as Captain Janek in Prometheus directed by Ridley Scott. He’s not spending his current time sitting idle either. According to sources, he is currently shooting for director Guillermo del Toro.

Thor 2 is said to hit the theaters in November, 2013. Long way to wait.

Spotted @ Black Thespian.

Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz was recently said to be the new secret partner of one of the Internet’s most used file-sharing company, MegaUpload. However, recent reports showed that the news wasn’t true. Forbes reported that Swizz does not appear on any of the documents filed by the U.S. Department Of Justice and therefore FBI is not after him. Kim Dotcom was named as the owner of 68% of Megaupload. READ MORE

 Legendary blues singer Etta James, who is most famous for the hit song “At Last,” has died from complications of leukemia, at Riverside Community Hospital in L.A. with her husband and sons at her side, her manager, Lupe De Leon said. She had been diagnosed with chronic leukemia in January 2011.

“It’s a tremendous loss for her fans around the world,” he said. “She’ll be missed. A great American singer. Her music defied category,” Lupe De Leon said.

Rev. Jesse Jackson released a statement admitting he had an extramarital affair that resulted in a daughter who is now 12 years old. Now the mother of his baby is accusing him of not being able to pay the child support payments. READ MORE


Brandy recently sang “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” at this year’s Sing-A-Rama event in Los Angeles. The event takes place every year and is known as a workshop and forum for aspiring gospel singers.

Brandy’s brave effort to carefully sing the song did amuse the audience as they yelled “yes” during her performance. She’s an annual performer of this gospel event by her father Willie Norwood. The recent event was the fifth annual event in the line.

Watch Brandy singing “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” below: READ MORE