Teyana Taylor Releases the Cassette Tape Mixtape

The Cassette Tape MixtapeSinger Teyana Taylor returns with a new mixtape for loyal fans.

Despite her GOOD Music debut VII being highly slept on, Teyana persevered and is back with an even more impressive offering: the five-track EP The Cassette Tape 1994.

Teyana thankfully keeps things simple on her latest release, shunning rap collaborations, and instead focusing on delivering quality R&B music, with an ode to 90s groups like SWV and En Vogue.
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Nicole Beharie to Appear at Dragon Con in Atlanta

Nicole Beharie at Dragon Con is Just What Sleepy Hollow Fans Needed

NICOLE BEHARIE AT DRAGON CONActress Nicole Beharie is set to appear at this year’s Dragon Con alongside her Sleepy Hollow co-star Tom Mison.

Now that Fox’s hit sci-fi drama is taping in Atlanta, it seems only right the show’s lead characters, Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane, would be in attendance for the yearly spectacle.

Like Comic Con, Dragon Con is a huge event and great opportunity for actors to interact with their fans, and in the case of Sleepy Hollow, scoop up some much needed positive press.
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Rihanna’s New Puma Ad

rihanna's new puma adAs you all know by now, Rihanna is a Creative Director at Puma. She is also the Global Brand Ambassador for the company’s women’s fitness division. In both capacities it is Rihanna’s job to conceive and showcase new products, including this new high-impact sports bra she’s wearing in the company’s latest ad.

The $45 two-tone bra has padded shoulders, reinforced straps and will reportedly keep the twins nice and cozy with a mixture of polyester (44%), nylon (44%) and lycra (15%).
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Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Enrivo Record Title Track to The Color Purple Broadway Production

the color purpleWhen The Color Purple makes its return to Broadway this fall, it will be doing so with an amazing array of talent.

Along with Jennifer Hudson, who will play the role of Shug Avery, we have Cynthia Enrivo, who wowed fans in the London production as Celie, and Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black) who will be taking on the role of Sofia.

Jennifer and Cynthia recently recorded a duet together of the play’s title track, which will be featured in the show when it begins previews on November 10, and then opens live at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10.
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Jill Marie Jones in Ash vs Evil Dead

Jill Marie Jones in Ash vs Evil Dead Promo Pics

jill marie jones in ash vs evil deadFormer Girlfriendss actress Jill Marie Jones has landed a new role on the Starz horror-fest Ash vs Evil Dead. Along with a newly released gory trailer for the show, are promo pics of Jill as Detective Amanda Fisher.

Unlike the previous trailer (where if you blinked you would have easily missed Jill) the new one features a lot more of Jill’s character, including a few scenes which I have to warn you, are not very pleasant to watch.
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Empire Cast Photo + Season 2 Promo Special

Fox Unveils Season Two Empire Cast Photo

empire cast photo season twoEmpire’s season two cast photo is here. Fox released the image earlier today, as well as a 22-minute promo-reel of what fans can expect when the show returns on September 23.

Fox had previously unveiled individual cast photos for season two, as well as a stunning poster of Lucious (Terence Howard) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). Today’s poster, however, features the entire cast, including Ta’Shonda Jones (Porsha) who who was recently bumped up to series regular.
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More Behind-the-Scenes Love from Janet Jackson

JANET JACKSON UNBREAKABLE PROMO IMAGESYu Tsai, the photographer tasked with helming the photoshoot for Janet Jackson’s upcoming Unbreakable album, uploaded a video to his Facebook page just moments ago that gives the singer’s fans an even more in depth look into the process of creating the pop diva’s next iconic persona.

Kimbo, Janet’s stylist for the cover shoot, called Janet’s new look “tribal,” and said it signifies her connection to her fans, her music, and even her culture. “We’re all just living on planet Janet,” according to Kimbo.
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Your First Look: Kelly Rowland on Empire

Your First Look at Singer Kelly Rowland on Empire

KELLY ROWLAND ON EMPIREAs previously reported, Kelly Rowland will be appearing in season two of Empire. The former DC3 member will pop up in the season opener via flashbacks, playing Leah, mother of Lucious Lyon.

Fox has released their first image of Kelly and a young Lucious, which you can of course see to your left.

According to Kelly, it will be through flashbacks that fans get a better glimpse into the mind of Lucious. “We’ll get to see how his upbringing helped turn him into the man he is today,” Kelly told TVGuide. “It’s beautiful and tragic story, actually.”
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Tracee Ellis Ross Recreates Work that Body Video

Tracee Puts Her Spin on Her Mom’s 1981 Work that Body Video

work that body videoTracee Ellis Ross has recreated the video for Work that Body, the 1981 single recorded by her mother Diana Ross.

Those of you old enough will remember the early 80’s as the absolute height of the aerobics fitness craze. It gave actress Jane Fonda a much needed career boost, and spawned such iconic tunes as Olivia Newton John’s Physical.

Diana’s Work that Body video, recorded when she was 36 and already the mother of three, added to the craze, as well as spawning another hit for Ross to add to her ever-expanding collection.
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Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Trailer

amazing grace trailerForty-three years after its recording, director Sydney Pollack’s documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin’s groundbreaking Amazing Grace album is finally about to be seen by the public.

In January of 1972 Aretha recorded the songs for her Amazing Grace album at the New Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. Pollack was on hand to document the live recording of the album for a film that Warner Bros. would eventually decide to shelve.
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Gabrielle Union Shares Never Before Seen Wedding Pics

Gabrielle Union Shares Never Before Seen Wedding PicsFor her #FlashbackFriday submission on Instagram, actress Gabrielle Union decided to share a couple of never before seen pics from her 2014 wedding to Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade.

The couple wed almost a year ago (August 30) in a lavish Miami ceremony, and reportedly have plans to renew their vows again this year.
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Jill Scott Lands Role in New FX Drama

Jill Scott Lands Role in New FX Drama Snowfall

Jill Scott Lands Role in New FX DramaSinger Jill Scott is adding another acting credit to her already impressive resume.

According to published reports, Jill will be joining the cast of Snowfall, a new FX drama from Boyz n’ the Hood director John Singleton.

Also set to join the cast is Lauren London, who just wrapped up a three season stint on BET’s The Game. Both ladies join previously announced cast members Damson Idris and Billy Magnussen.
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Keke Palmer Signs with Island Records

Keke Palmer Signs with Island Records, Preps Album Release

Keke Palmer Signs with Island RecordsScream Queens actress Keke Palmer has signed with Island Records and is working on a new album, her first since 2007’s So Uncool.

Keke’s first single is expected to be released next month in conjunction with Island Life’s all-star concert in New York, which she will be co-hosting this year alongside Canadian singer Shawn Mendes.
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Go Behind the Scenes of Janet’s Album Photoshoot

janet jackson album photoshootRather than continue to update my last post on Janet Jackson, I’ve decided to just create a new one with all of the goodies her fans have been blessed with today.

First, the UK’s Metro newspaper gave us a glimpse at Janet’s photoshoot from her upcoming album. Then Janet herself dropped a snippet of her new single titled The Great Forever. That was quickly followed by the release of the first high quality image from this era (which you can see above). And now, ABC News has given us our first behind-the-scenes look at Janet’s photo session for the new album.
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New Janet Jackson Promo Images

Janet Jackson Promo Images Finally Surface Online

new janet jackson promo imagesIt’s not much, but Janet Jackson fans have finally been given a glimpse at this era’s first set of promo images, thanks in part to an article written about the singer in the UK’s Metro newspaper.

The two new images feature a fully clothed Janet sporting long curly hair and lots of bulky jewelry. The look reminds me of the singer’s Janet era, with hints of the Discipline and 20 Y.O. era thrown in.
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