Bobby Womack Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Sad news UpTown MAGAZINE reports soul singer Bobby Womack was hospitalized this past weekend for pneumonia and has been diagnosed with colon cancer, says longtime friend Bootsy Collins.
“I JUST SPOKE TO OUR FRIEND BOBBY WOMACK,” Collins wrote Sunday on Facebook. “He Wanted You All to Know That He Loves You & Thxs for the Prayers. Docs Says He Is In 1st Stage of Colon Cancer, He is Very Up Beat About His Future, we laughed & joked before we hung up. Thxs Funkateers, we will get him Back on the One!”
Womack is known for his extensive body of work as a singer/songwriter and has a catalogue of hits that include “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” “Lookin’ For A Love,” “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” and more. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

“If You Think You’re Lonely Now”

He is set to release his new album The Bravest Man in the Universe on June 12, produced by Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz and Richard Russell.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Womack at this time.

The daughter of the late Eazy-E is paying tribute to her dad’s legacy. According to BallerStatus, Erin Bria Wright decided to remember her father on the anniversary of his death by recreating two of his solo album covers. Erin used the records “Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton” and “It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa.” Erin says she still misses her father “dearly,” and is proud to have put her own touch on his work. She adds that she hopes Eazy-E will one day get the credit he deserves for his impact and influence on the hip-hop industry.

Eazy-E, whose real name was Eric Lynn Wright, died on March 26th, 1995 at the age of 31 from complications from AIDS. Prior to his death, Eazy-E was a member of the iconic rap group N.W.A. He also released several solo projects.

Bobby Brown Arrested For Suspected DUI

Bobby Brown is facing DUI charges in Los Angeles. The singer was taken in to custody Monday afternoon after he was pulled over for allegedly driving while talking on a cell phone. Police say Brown showed signs of intoxication and was unable to perform a series of field sobriety tests when asked to do so. He was taken to a Van Nuys jail and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. Brown was released after posting five-thousand dollars bail. READ MORE

Young Vito Indicted In Slim Dunkin Murder

The man suspected in the murder of Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin was indicted by a grand jury this week. The “Atlanta Journal-Constitution” says rapper Young Vito, whose real name is Vinson Hardimon, was formally charged on Tuesday with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Young Vito is accused of shooting Slim Dunkin, real name Mario Hamilton, on December 16th in an Atlanta recording studio. READ MORE

Well well well Marvin Sapp is back on the dating scene. To avoid running into those single ladies looking for love in all the wrong places, Marvin Sapp sat down on an interview and described a few of the qualities he is looking for “WHEN he decides to get married again”. Oh before you watch the Video if you are NOT WILLING TO SIGN A PRENUP agreement- don’t even bother watching the video. In the words of Marvin Sapp “You Go Be Signing BOO”! Check out the clip

Trey Songz droped the video for “Sex Ain’t Better Than Love,” where he sings about the joys of being a one-woman man, and making love to someone he is truly committed to.

The singer describes in exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, the video reveals the importance of the choices we make. The split-screen clip follows the singer as he travels two paths: in one, he prioritizes sex, and in the second, love. Essence reports.

“In life you make decisions, and you never get to see what would happen if you made a different choice,” says Songz.

“We see two sides of Trey,” describes director Juwan Lee. “There’s a ‘Sex Trey’ who meets all these different girls and his storyline moves seamlessly but the girls change in and out. The other story is a love story, where Trey meets a beautiful girl at a party and we see the development of their relationship.”

This is the latest release off of Songz’s Inevitable EP. Check out the video below… READ MORE

Kim Kardashian has now decided to press charges against the woman who threw flour all over her during a red carpet appearance in LA last week.

Kim was speaking to press on the red carpet at the launch for her new perfume when the unnamed woman threw flour all over her. Pictures taken from the event showed the whole of Kim’s back and hair covered by the white powder.

Despite trying to laughing the incident off and not pressing charges on the woman at the time, sources say the star has changed her mind after she considered that she could have been attacked with a weapon or harmful substance.

According to TMZ, Kim, who was on the red carpet with her momager, Kris Jenner at the time, will contact the police this week, with the aim to show that people should not have to use violence to get their message across.

It was thought that PETA were involved with the incident, however the charity have since denied the reports that they were involved, with a PETA rep saying:


Gladys Knight is not only “Dancing With The Stars,” she’s also working on a new TV show. TMZ reports the Motown legend has been cast to star in a new show called “The First Family.” The sitcom will reportedly revolve around a fictional U.S. president as he juggles his role as leader of the free world alongside his family life. Gladys is playing the president’s mother in between rehearsals for ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”

Sources tell TMZ the singer is working hard to handle both projects. Knight received a standing ovation after her “Dancing With The Stars” debut on the show’s 14th season premiere last week. Check out video: READ MORE