Brown Sistas At “Movie Rock”

John Legend & Mary J. Blige An all-star line up of Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Mary J. Blige, took to the stage last night to perform at “Movies Rock”- a two hour live event to celebrate the relationship between music and film. Proving that green isn’t just for Kermit the Frog, Beyonce and Mary J walked the red carpet in gorgeous emerald gowns. Both ladies would later switch it up for their performances. Beyonce took to the stage to perform “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in a multi-colored gown. While Mary J, to your right, changed into a cream colored gown and was joined by John Legend to perform “As Time Goes By”.
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Mary Covers Genlux Magazine

Gracing the October/November edition of Genlux Magazine is the one and only Mary J. Blige- and what can I say? Wow! The sista looks absolutely amazing. Mary has always made a beautiful covergirl and Genlux captured her beauty perfectly with the cover shot. Genlux is described as a luxury fashion and beauty magazine for the affluent Southern California woman, offering the latest on what to wear, how to wear it and where to find it. Unfortunately, unless you live in California you probably will not be able to find this particular issue. I received this pic over a week ago but cannot find the actual magazine anywhere. I guess that just leaves us this cute little cover to admire from afar.

Mary J. Blige “Growing Pains” CD Cover

Mary J. Blige “Growing Pains” CD Cover With the release of Mary J. Blige’s Growing Pains CD right around the corner, you knew it would only be a matter of time before we all got a glimpse of the cover. To your right is the understated, yet elegant pic that was chosen to grace Mary’s new opus. The pic is beautiful. The hairstyle is very Rihanna-ish. The jewelry and make-up are understated. I’m not overwhelmed by it or very impressed, but you all know how hard I am to please when it comes to photo shoots. Still, Mary does look regal, which is probably the look the Queen Of Hip Hop & Soul was aiming for.
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Mary Doing Just Fine Minus Umbrella

Mary J Blige As reported here some months ago, Rihanna’s hit single Umbrella was originally meant to be recorded by Mary J. Blige, until Rihanna says she intervened and got the writers to give the song to her. Well Mary is now speaking out on Rihanna stealing the huge international hit from her and it seems she holds no grudges. Mary says she is happy for Rihanna and the production duo of Tricky Stewart and The Dream, who penned Umbrella, made it up to her by writing Just Fine- a song Mary says better suits her and her outlook on life.
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Preview Video: Mary J. Blige Just Fine

Singer Mary J. Blige is back with a new song and a new sound. Just Fine is the first single from Mary’s upcoming Growing Pains CD and a preview of the video has been made available by MTV who were granted exclusive on the set access. You guys know I don’t like posting videos on the main page so you know what you gotta do if you wanna see it- click on over to the next page.
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Next Generation Divas

Mya VH-1 celebrated the ten year anniversary of the Save Music Foundation at the Lincoln Center in New York City and singers Mariah Carey and Mya were on hand to celebrate the occasion. VH-1 aired it’s first Diva’s Live concert in support of the foundation back in 1990 and it was a spectacular event, featuring amazing performances by Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, and many others. Diva’s Live became the premiere event for female singers to perform at and for about the first 3 or 4 years I remember watching it religiously. I even picked up the CD from the second year that featured an amazing duet between Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston. Sadly, after about the 4th year, the lack of female singers who could actually sing, caused ratings to dip and the show to eventually change it’s name.
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It’s About To Be A Girl Fight !

2007 is shaping up to be the year of the comeback diva and Mary J. Blige has officially thrown her hat into the ring. Mary’s new CD, Growing Pains, is due to hit record store shelves on November 20th, the same day as Mariah Carey and Foxy Brown. To make things even more interesting, the week before, November 13th, will see Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, and Celine Dion go head to head for the number one position, as their new CD’s will drop on the same day as well. As you all know CD release dates are subject change at any time (just ask Mya), but I don’t think any of the above artists, not even Foxy, will have their release dates moved forward or pushed back.
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Video Music Awards: Fashion Edition (Updated)

The MTV Video Music Awards are in progress as I write this post, but like many of you I could care less about who wins these statuettes, I watch to see what folks are wearing and this year’s VMA’s are as outrageous as those from years past. Lil Kim probably set the standard back on 1999 when she wore her infamous purple jumpsuit that had one boobie hanging out. I loved that outfit. I thought is was daring and let’s face it- she did look good. However, I cannot say the same for up and coming female rapper, Little Mama. Look to your right and you will see what I mean. This sista showed up in a baby outfit with a pacifier hanging from her mouth. Granted- it was a jewel encrusted pacifier (lol), but it was still gosh darn hideous.
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Keyshia Cole Covers Essence Magazine

Singer Keyshia Cole has managed to do something I said she would never do- snag the cover of Essence Magazine. Yep, our sista’s stock is definitely rising as Keyshia will be featured on the cover of the October edition which is on news stands now. Keyshia is interviewed about the usual fodder, men and of course the constant comparisons to Mary J. Blige. Will the interview be interesting or tell us anything we don’t already know? Probably not- but because Keyshia is on the cover I’ll be picking it up anyway and I suggest you all do the same. Partial excerpts from the interview can be read on the next page and hopefully within the next few days BJ Skanz will have the high quality photos from inside the magazine.
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Mega Picture Post: Fashion Rocks Edition

Today’s Mega Picture Post will consist of images from Conde Nast’s Fashion Rocks show which went down last night in New York City. Black Female Star Power was in full effect as everyone from Tyra Banks to Mary J. Blige, who performed with Usher, came out to take part in the festivities. Fashion Rocks will air tonight on CBS so don’t forget to check out the performances, but for now, we have plenty of pics to share with you. To your right we have Mary and Usher, who left his new bride, to perform at the show. I have no idea what they sang but I am anxious to see their performance, as I am curious as to whether Usher can vocally hang with Mary.
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Rihanna Covers Atlanta Peach Magazine

Rihanna Atlanta Peach Magazine Singer Rihanna covers the September edition of Atlanta Peach magazine and touches on a number of controversial topics in the interview. Rihanna continues to talk about the impact the Jay- Z rumors had on her career and her relationship with Beyonce. Also discussed were her numerous tattoos, how she handled being pushed to the side in favor of Teairra Mari, and why her own countrymen seem to hate her so much. You can read a few snippets from the interview on the next page and check out Atlanta Peach’s website here.
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Keyshia Cole Performs At Pepsi Smash Live

Keyshia Cole I’ll admit it, I was never really a Keyshia Cole fan but I think as of late I may be converting over to one. Her first album didn’t particularly touch me and I thought her attitude was abysmal. It wasn’t until after I saw a few episodes of her reality show on BET that I stopped turning my nose up at this sista and instead started trying to relate to her. Shortly after that I caught her performing her hit single, Love, on 106 & Park and every since then I have sorta been feeling her style. You have all heard the Mary J. comparisons by now but Keyshia only reminds me of Mary in the slightest of ways. They are both soul singers from rough backgrounds who have a strong attachment to overly bleached blond hair (lol), but other than those two things I see nothing else they really have in common… musically at least.
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