New Music: Birthday by Elle Varner

 

ELLE VARNER - BIRTHDAY CAKE0Singer Elle Varner is back with new music. The R&B chanteuse enlists the help of 50 Cent for her latest track Birthday, which she originally debuted back in March at the SXSW music festival.

Elle recently spoke to Billboard about the sexy single, saying “Imagine if your lover treated you like everyday was your birthday. We tried to capture that fun and sexy vibe on the record. Fans will definitely be able to add this one to their go-to collection of ‘Birthday’ classics.

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Miss Jackson Is 42 & Still Fabulous


Singer Janet Jackson turned 42 years old yesterday and celebrated her big day with her longtime boyfriend Jermaine Dupri at Katsuya Restaurant. Unlike past birthdays Miss Jackson didn’t have a big celebration at a Hollywood night club but rather chose to keep it intimate and low key. Congrats to Janet! She’s still beautiful at 42 and I can’t wait to see her show these youngins how it’s done when she hits the touring circuit later on this year.
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Happy Birthday Rihanna ! (Updated)


Rihanna, who turns to big 2-0 today, was spotted out in Los Angeles yesterday shopping for art at Jack Gallery. The “Umbrella” hitmaker has been riding a wave of success lately, having won her first Grammy and now being nominated for a Brit Award, which is the UK version of the Grammy. Rihanna will battle it out with Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue, Bjork and Feist, in the Best International Female Category. Rihanna is also scheduled to perform at the show, which airs on British television tonight. You can check out the official Brit Awards website to see behind the scenes video and footage of the artists rehearsing for the show.
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Pepa Celebrates The Big 4-3

Sandra “Pepa” Denton Celebrates Her 43rd Birthday Sandra “Pepa” Denton celebrated her forty-third birthday yesterday at the Brava Nightclub in Puerto Rico. Pepa’s b-day jam was proceeded by a pool party at the grand opening of the New El San Juan Hotel & Casino. Her partner in rhyme, Cheryl “Salt” James was in attendance, as was Gabrielle Union, singer Nick Lachay, and his gal pal, Vanessa Mannillo. Party pics can be seen on the next page- and wow, can you believe Pepa is actually 43 years old? Nose job or not, the sista looks good.
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Weekend Happenings

Ciara Singer Ciara continues to criss-cross the country celebrating her twenty-second birthday with a five city tour. Last night Ciara touched down in New York City and kept the party going at the Runway. Besides shaking her groove thang, Ciara continued to field questions about her relationship with 50 Cent, who is rumored to have given the singer a fifteen karat “friendship” ring. Look for Ciara to wrap up her birthday tour in the next few days with a celebration in Miami and then two in the Bahamas. After that Ciara will hit the road for several touring dates throughout Europe, where she will be the opening act for Rihanna.
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Clip Of Salt n’ Pepa’s New Reality Series

Pepa, Salt & Spinderella As previously reported, the best darn thing to come outta the 80’s since Janet Jackson’s Control album, my girls Salt n’ Pepa, have signed on to do a reality series with VH-1. Since Salt walked away from the group in the late 90’s, she has married, had two children and found God. Pepa on the other hand is supposedly still a wild child trying to relive the heyday of the group’s popularity, and that apparently is the premise of the show. Pepa wants Salt to come back to performing, while Salt is weary of doing anything that she thinks is contrary to the spiritual person she is today. The show is due to air October 15th. and VH-1 has released about a five minute promo of the premiere episode.
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Brown Sista Candids Galore

Singer Janet Jackson was spotted over the weekend at the US Open, taking in Venus Williams match against Hungarian player Kira Nagy. Pics of Janet are extremely hard to come by these days as she rarely seems to make a public appearances. Reports still have Janet holed up in Miami working her on new album, which L.A Reid is rumored to be personally overseeing. There are also reports that Janet, along with Beyonce, will be performing at Ethiopia’s millennium bash which goes down on September 12th. Look for Beyonce to headline the affair while Janet is simply listed as a performer.
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Meagan Good’s Birthday Bash

Actress Meagan Good celebrated her twenty-sixth birthday at the Les Deux night club in Hollywood, California. Meagan was joined by her sister Lamaya, singer Brandy, and actress Tisha Campbell who was also accompanied by her husband Duane Martin. Photos of the partygoers leaving the night club were posted earlier this week and now we have exclusive images from inside the celebration as well.

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Weekend Wrap Up 7.07.07

Solange and Beyonce It was a busy weekend for sistas as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Solange Knowles all attended big events. Solange celebrated her b’day down in New Orleans with big sis Beyonce by her side. While Rihanna and Alicia Keys participated in a much more selfless event, Live Earth. First up however is Solange who celebrated her birthday for the second time at the Essence Music Festival where Beyonce performed last night . Solange turned 21 years old and rumors are running rampant that not only will there be a Destiny’s Child reunion album, but that Solange will be added as a fourth member. Keep checking this post as it will continuously be updated.
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Weekend Happenings

Missy Elliott Celebrates Her Birthday
Missy Elliott turned 36 over the weekend and celebrated her big day with friends and family at a party thrown at the Dune in the Hampton’s and hosted by Heineken. Singer Chili was one of many guests who turned out to help Missy celebrate. Chili recently wrapped production on her first solo album which has several tracks written and produced by Missy.

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Tameka Foster: Essence Interview

Tameka Foster, better known to world as Usher’s fiancé, sat down to talk to Essence Magazine about the innuendo, speculation and out right un truths that are often printed about her and her relationship with the much younger singer. Tameka pulls no punches and answers questions openly about her former husband, where her children are and if she really was the cause of Usher firing his mother as his manager. Click over to the next page to read the first part of the interview and do check back tomorrow for part two.
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Friday’s Picture Roundup 6-08-07

It has been a very busy week for many of our celebrity sistas and we have got the pics to prove it. From Alicia Keys and Meagan Good to Naomi Campbell, we have singers, actresses and models covered in this week’s picture round up. From gallery updates to candids, this week’s scoop has a little bit of something for everybody. First up is Rihanna who has had an extremely busy week. The sista performed on BET’s 106 & Park yesterday and also found the time to stop by Kanye West’s birthday party, as well as the Cartier Love Bracelet party. Check her out below performing Umbrella with an- umbrella- lol.

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