Jill Scott Going On Tour This Summer

Jill Scott will be hitting the road with fellow musicians Anthony Hamilton, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Mint Condition!

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania singer, who is releasing her fourth album The Light of the Sun on June 28th, has enlisted Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition as openers as well as DJ Jazzy Jeff on the turntables and Doug E. Fresh as host.
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Word on the street is that Will Smith and Idris Elba are in competion for a controversial role in the new Quentin Tarantino film. As previously reported, Big Will was said to be up to star Quentin Tarantino’s Western film Django Unchained. Now its being said that Idris Elba is up for the same part. The film is said to be the story of a freed slave who is seeking to reunite with his slave wife and take down an evil plantation owner.”

I looked on my twitter to confirm and sure enough, Elba is vying for the role and took to Twitter to write,

And when followers asked if it was the role in “Django Unchained”, he neither confirmed nor denied the reports.

Will Smith is currently filming Men In Black III in New York City and hasn’t released any comments. Who do you feel will do the film justice?

Jennifer Hudson has signed on to help remake a comedy classic. We just found out the R&B star will be playing the part of Sister Rosemary in the upcoming “Three Stooges” movie. Hudson’s character will be part of a trio of nuns featured in the film. “Glee” star Jane Lynch will play Mother Superior, while “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Larry David will star as Mother Mengele. The Farrelly brothers’ “Three Stooges” remake will feature Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Sean Hayes as Larry, and Will Sasso as Curly. Production on the film is already under way. “The Three Stooges” is expected to make its debut sometime next year. The the movie is being filmed partly in Atlanta and LA so I hope I can catch up with her while she’s in the ATL… LOL

“Cosby Show’s” Huxtable Grandmother Dies

Sad day in TV-land… Veteran actress Clarice Taylor, best known for playing Bill Cosby’s mom on “The Cosby Show,” has died. A rep tells People.com Taylor was surrounded by family when she succumbed to heart failure on Monday. She was 93 years old. Taylor’s career spanned five decades and included appearances on stage, radio, television and film. She helped blaze the trail for many African-American actors in the early 1960s as a member of the New York stage group the Negro Ensemble Company. Taylor went on to play the role of Harriet, the grandmother of the character David, on TV’s “Sesame Street.” She also appeared in films such as “Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon,” alongside Liza Minnelli, “Play Misty For Me” with Clint Eastwood and “The Wiz” with Diana Ross.

Taylor earned an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her recurring role as Anna Huxtable, mother to Cosby’s character Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.” She is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.

Lil Wayne Pushes Back “Tha Carter IV” Again!

For a second time the highly anticipated eighth studio album, Dwayne’s fourth installment of Tha Carter has been pushed back from June 21 to August 29th. Based on the sound of his latest leak, this delay is a wise decision. So the fan will have to wait 2 more months for the musical invasion of what’s in Wayne’s world.

But to keep us at bay the next single to release from the album will be hitting the airwaves around July 4. That song has yet to be determined.
Until then let’s continue to enjoy his protege’s Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” and Drake’s “Thank Me Later”.

Wait a minute, news just broke that T Pain will never be using the Autotune technology to enhance his vocal abilities as an artist. But wasn’t that his claim to fame? Can he survive on his vocals alone? I don’t know y’all I’m scared, this may be the end of him as we know it.

“I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again,” T-Pain told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement. “I’m onto something that I think is bigger and better called ‘The T-Pain Effect.’”

The Grammy award-winning producer and platinum selling rapper has partnered with Izotope, an audio technology company, which is the exclusive provider of the new ‘T-Pain effect. T Pain has inspired many legends in the game to experiment with auto tunes since his nationwide breakthru with it such as Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and numerous others. READ MORE

Beyonce To Cover Essence Magazine

Essence has just released the issue that the pop icon diva Beyonce will be the face of the June edition. This rightfully being so since her highly anticipated album drops end of month. Expect this to be the first magazine of many patronizing Beyonce’s beauty as she will probably be te hottest commodity of the summer and perhaps the rest of the year.
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Romeo And Jordin Sparks Make A Love Connection

So the speculations have been out about Jordin Sparks and heart throb Romeo dating. The two have been seen on the scenes of LA together and making it know to the public that they really enjoy each other. Even though they haven’t confirmed anything too serious I can definitely predict a romance blossom over the summer.

Until then check out the tweets and video footage of the to interact.