TheYBF.com is reporting that about 100 celebrities hit Jim Henson studios in L.A. yesterday to re-record Quincy Jonesâ€˜ 1985 production of â€œWe Are The World.â€ Quincy and Lionel Richie came together to produce the 2010 version called the â€œWe Are The World 25 Years for Haiti.â€
The charity anthem â€œWe Are the Worldâ€ has been given a hip-hop, pop twist by 80 artists who have re-recorded the 1980s hit in the same Hollywood studio where the original was cut 25 years ago.
Pink, Natalie Cole, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, Brian Wilson and others stood shoulder to shoulder Monday night on risers at Henson Recording studios, singing in hopes of aiding Haiti.
Here is the original version of the song of Â We Are The World Feat. Michael Jackson Lionel Richie Cindy Lauper Steve Wonder Bruce Springsteen we are the world…
Naughty By Nature is planning a big comeback for 2010. Naughty emcee Treach recently spoke with AllHipHop.com and revealed that they are looking to debut a new album and reality show this year. Treach states, quote, “We working on a brand new Naughty album now, it’s called ‘Anthem 8.’ It’ll be out before the summer.” While a release date for “Anthem 8” has yet to be set, Naughty By Nature already has the tracks “Get To Know Me Better” and “I Gotta Lotta” available for purchase on iTunes. Treach is also in the process of shopping a reality series titled “A Tribe Called Treach.”
The rapper says it will be a “docu-reality” show that focuses on, quote, “our group, production, management, movies, family life, [and] homies in the hood.” Naughty By Nature is about to head “Down Under” to tour Australia with Busta Rhymes and Kid Cudi. Treach says the group is always hustling, adding, quote, “we doing it for all of hip-hop.”
Last night BET Honors came on and have to say I missed all of it… Between watching the last episode of For the Love of Ray-J and Â Fantasia For Real, most of the show had gone off by the time I had remember that it was on TV..Â The little part that I did catch was very moving. Kim Burrell won my heart for being the most moving performance of the night singing “I Believe In You and Me” in tribute to one of her best friends honoree Whitney Houston. This was the 3rd annual awards ceremony but I dont think people watched. DId you?
Additional BET 2010 honorees included the following:
Gossip is big business and few know that better than MediaTakeOut.com founder Fred Mwangaguhunga. Since launching in 2006, MediaTakeOut.com has become the leading urban gossip site and ranks in the top 400 of all U.S. sites, according to Alexa.com. Outranking better branded sites such as BlackVoices.com, Essence.com and BET.com, respectively backed by media conglomerates AOL, Time-Warner and Viacom, is a major accomplishment. Mwangaguhunga now boasts as many as 6 million unique users a month.
Let me be the first to give props and recognition to my homie Fred Mwangaguhunga, the owner and founder of Mediatakeout.com. Yall might not know, butÂ after working with him for over 2 yearsÂ I am a witness to Â how hard he works,Â his drive, focus, andÂ passion forÂ his craft. Yall are proably like “mediatakeout does nothing but throw people under the bus”… well… they do, but if you are going to throw someone under the bus be the best at it… and yall have to give credit where credit is due. So let me tell Fred and all the homies over at mediatakeout.com THANKS for all the love and CONGRATS for all the hard work. Its paying off in a BIG way. Fred is one of my many Blogger Mentors and always shows love…
Last night I watched Jamie Foxx do what most artist are afraid to do … share the spot light with family. It warmed my heart to watch him and his sister, Diondra Dixon, who has Downs Syndrome,Â out on the stage as she danced her heart out. Big ups to J. Foxx.
Foxx will release his fourth album, “Body”, on March 2, 2010. The first single is “Speak French“.
Check out the video of the Jamie’s performance from the 2010 Grammy’s below…
Oprah sure knows how to treat herself â€” she celebrated her 56th birthday on Jan. 29 with two new family members, 14-week-old springer spaniel siblings Sunny and Lauren!
Introducing them to her studio audience, the daytime doyenne said, “I did decide, though, to get myself a little birthday gift this year. Actually, I thought I’d get myself two,” she said. “I want you to meet my two new babies.”
And babies make five for Oprah, who has long been a loud and proud mom to her furry loved ones. She told her audience that Sunny and Lauren were the first springer spaniels in her brood.
Lady Gaga’s Grammys ensemble (the first one anyway) didn’t disappoint. Gaga showed up in a convertible and managed to make her way to the red carpet in a crotch-baring, space-age solar system dress and towering platforms while carrying a star-shaped sparkle. She is nominated for five Grammys. The Dress is said to be made by Chanel but know one knows just yet… It looks like it hurt…