Jill Scott Set to Join ‘The Voice’

JILL SCOTT JOINS THE VOICE

Thanks to the addition of Jill Scott, when “The Voice” returns to the air on February 24th, it will do so with a much needed injection of soul.

According to published reports, Jilly from Philly will be Team Usher, joining the R&B crooner to help groom tomorrow’s generation of singers.

In an interview with ExtraTV, Usher said he personally asked Jill to join the show as a guest judge, saying her skills as a singer, songwriter, musician and actress, make her his “secret weapon” for the upcoming season.
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Jill Scott’s Twerking Tweet Offends Fans

JILL SCOTT OFFENSIVE TWERKING TWEET

Ooops, my bad. Jill Scott’s Twerking Tweet Gets Her In Trouble

Oh Twitter. Thou art a heartless bitch.

LOL.

R&B singer Jill Scott inadvertently walked into a schit storm of trouble when she sent out this tweet. “Twerking was invented when some woman of African descent ran out of toilet paper. There’s plenty now. Kmart, 7-eleven, target… good prices 2.”

I got the joke. Others, particularly women of African descent, did not and quickly let Jill know their unhappiness.

Below is a sampling of the comments PG enough for me to post.

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Jill quickly got wind of the furor and set about cleaning up the mess, tweeting “Relax. It’s a joke. Visuals darling. Visuals.”

When that wasn’t enough, Jill came back with a somewhat more humble apology. “O K For the slow and sensitive- African women since b4 Venus Hottentot have been know 4 the sizable derrière. It was a visual JOKE. Chill.”

Jill closed out the convo on a positive note, saying “Love the passion. Misguided, confused and ultra sensitive but good. The point- we’ve taken something private & made it über public. Pull up.”

Jill Scott Debuts ‘So Gone’ Video

Singer Jill Scott, still glowing from the news that she has been nominated for three Soul Train Awards, has just unveiled the video for her d!ckmatized new single ‘So Gone.’

Jill enlists the help of rapper Paul Wall for the sensual video that finds the singer hopelessly addicted to what she calls a “diamond chip dick.”

According to Jill, ‘So Gone,’ the third single to be released from her ‘Light of the Sun’ album, is about desperately trying to wean yourself off a man’s good loving.

Watch Jill seek therapy below for a problem many women probably wish they had (lol).

Jill Scott Shoots New Video

Upon hearing the Cecil B. Moore recreation center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was closing down, singer Jill Scott decided to use her return to the music scene as a way to raise money to keep the neighborhood institution open.

Joined by Black Thought and rapper Eve, Jill went back to the center to shoot the video for her new single “Shame.” Set to be the lead-off single from her upcoming “Light of the Sun” album, it was co-written by Jill, who describes it as a return to her original roots of hip-hop.

“I really wanted to go back to my original state,” Scott said. “I love hip-hop and I was born to do it. I needed to come back to it, it’s been awhile and I’m in a new environment.”

That new environment Jill speaks of is Warner Brothers Records. After over a decade with Hidden Beach Records, Jill parted ways with the label after a long court battle that eventually ended with the singer winning her musical freedom.

Jill says she is finally ready to move forward with a new sound and hopes her fans will be pleased when “Light of the Sun” is released later on this year.

Jill Scott Lands A New Role

Jill Scott "Sins of the Mother" Singer Jill Scott , who was most recently seen in the HBO original series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” has signed on to star in the Lifetime telepic “Sins of the Mother.” Production started earlier this month and the film will make it’s debut on Lifetime’s sister channel, Lifetime Movie Network, in the Spring of 2010. “Sins of the Mother” revolves around a grad student who returns home to face her abusive, alcoholic mother — played by Scott — only to discover that her mom is sober and has a 3-year-old daughter and new life. Telepic is based on the novel “Orange Mint and Honey,” written by Carleen Brice. Elizabeth Hunter adapted the novel for TV, while Paul Kaufman is directing. Damon Lee (“Obsessed”) is the exec producer for Mother Road Prods., which is behind the project. Jill will next star in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married, Too?” — a sequel to “Why Did I Get Married.” No word yet on the fate of Jill’s HBO series. Executives at the network have still not made a decision on whether it will be picked up for another season.

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Jill Scott & Anika Noni Rose Have you guys been watching Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose’s new HBO drama, The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency? The show first aired two weeks ago and I have seen repeats of each episode about 20 times. I watch very little television, mostly news and HGTV, so having an adult show I can watch and enjoy is truly a pleasure. Jill Scott is truly an amazing actress- just in case anyone thinks her performance in “Why Did I Get Married” was just a fluke. Anika Noni Rose is also amazing in her role as Jill’s secretary. Anika is such an underrated actress. She keeps getting cast alongside well known singers so attention for her is always rather sparse. Still, she owns each role she plays and just like in Dreamgirls, her comedic and sweet nature totally saves the day.
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Singer Jill Scott Confirms Pregnancy Rumors

Jill Scott Jill Scott is pregnant with her first child, the R&B singer and actress revealed to reporters at the Television Critics Association conference in Los Angeles on Friday. Promoting her new HBO series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, based on the popular novels by Alexander McCall Smith, Scott said she discovered that she was pregnant just before leaving for Botswana where she filmed the show. “The first trimester I spent in Botswana,” said the star, who is due April 25. “That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You’re sick every morning. It was seven hours time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14 hour days.”
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Jill & Gabrielle “Go Naked” For Allure Magazine


As previously reported, singer Jill Scott and actress Gabrielle Union, are the newest Brown Sistas to pose for Allure Magazine’s annual “Go Naked” issue. Allure editor Linda Wells says their hugely popular feature is not meant to objectify women, but rather to celebrate women and various shapes of the female body. And it appears many Hollywood women are in agreement as Jill and Gabrielle join a long list of Brown Sistas who have also taken it off for the magazine, including Vanessa Williams, Serena Williams, and Kelly Rowland.
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Jill Scott’s Butterfly Collection

Singer and budding actress, Jill Scott, is now venturing into the clothing market, teaming up with Ashley Stewart to bring her own line of intimate apparel to the the store’s 220 locations. “The Butterfly Collection” will be tailored to the plus size woman and will feature the “Butterfly Bra”, which was designed specifically by Jill to serve not only her own needs but the needs of those women whom she says have a “larger than average” cup size. Look for the “Butterfly Collection” to float into Ashley Stewart stores nationwide this summer.