Ne-Yo is celebrating the importance of education. The R&B star played principal on Monday at Seattle’s Aki Kurose Middle School. Ne-Yo was on hand to visit 600 students who won the Get Schooled Foundation’s National Attendance Challenge, which encourages students to increase their daily attendance rates. READ MORE
Sean Kingston isn’t letting last year’s jet skiing accident prevent him from enjoying the water. The R&B star caught up with TMZ this week and said he plans on jet skiing again sometime in the future. Sean was seriously injured last May when his jet ski crashed into a bridge in Miami. READ MORE
Jennifer Hudson is on the witness list for the upcoming trial for the murders of her mother, brother and nephew in Chicago in 2008. Prosecutors have not yet said whether they’ll call the Oscar winner to testify once trial starts in April. According to the “Chicago Tribune,” Hudson is included in lengthy detectives’ reports filed by the prosecution last week. The reports reveal the singer grew up with the defendant, William Balfour, on the city’s South Side. Hudson also claims that Balfour, who was married to her sister, did not treat her sister well and even once threatened to kill her over an alleged affair.
Sources are telling E! News that Whitney Houston’s death will be officially ruled an accident. The source says “nothing suspicious” has been discovered during the investigation to connect anyone to the pop icon’s passing. The cause of death has been temporarily listed as “deferred” on Houston’s death certificate while officials wait for the results of toxicology tests. Beverly Hills Police will reportedly have the results of the toxicology tests by next week, and the case could be closed soon after. The source adds that Houston’s family has always felt her death was an accident, and not caused by Whitney or anyone else. READ MORE
whose charm and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series “The Monkees,” died Wednesday, according to the Martin County, Florida, sheriff’s office.
He was 66.
A witness told authorities he was with Jones in Indiantown, Florida, when Jones “began to complain of not feeling well and having trouble breathing,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Jones was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
A Martin County law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said Jones apparently suffered a heart attack.
The diminutive vocalist and actor sang lead on the musical group’s hits such as “Daydream Believer” and “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.”
Besides Jones, The Monkees included band members Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith. The pop group was created to star in an NBC sitcom and capitalize on the Beatles’ teenybopper popularity. “The Monkees” TV series premiered in the fall of 1966.
Finally the time has come we have all been waiting for? What advice will the happily married relationship guru counselor Dr Phil have for the Braxton Women? Will he be able to drag the dirt out of everyone like we hoping Wendy Williams will do as host on the Braxton ReUnion Show? (Airs March 29th) Be sure to find out this Thursday March 1st. Check out the Clip READ MORE
Here is the latest episode of T.I. & Tiny show The Family Hustle. The episode shows Tiny hair stylist Shekinah unveils a new invention that will revolutionize her hair salon, Tiny agrees to go into business with her. Unfortunately the two friends put their venture â€” and their relationship â€” at risk when they canâ€™t agree on how to split up the profit. Meanwhile, Tip heads into the studio to collaborate with Usher on a new record. Check Out The Episode Below… READ MORE
Jay-Z’s tribute song to his newborn daughter wasn’t a spur of the moment idea. Hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams explains to MTV News that he and Jay had worked on “Glory” before Blue Ivy Carter’s birth. Pharrell says “Glory” is their version of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” stating that they were just trying to “capture a moment in time.” Pharrell adds that he also recorded a song following the birth of his child, but kept it under wraps because he’s “more quiet and private” about his life than Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Jay-Z released “Glory” shortly after his daughter’s birth on January 7th. The track featured a clip of Blue Ivy crying, thus making her the youngest person to ever appear on a Billboard chart when “Glory” opened at number 74 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list.
In other news The luxury automobile featured in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis” video is being sold for a good cause. AllHipHop.com is reporting that the 2004 Maybach 57 featured in the clip will be auctioned off by Phillips de Pury & Company on March 8th. The vehicle is estimated to be worth between 100 and 150-thousand dollars. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Save the Children foundation.Â
Fans can check out Jay and Kanye’s Maybach before it’s sold. Originally it was a $350,000 car, but weâ€™ll have to see what this one goes for. The car is currently on display at 450 Park Avenue in New York City Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.