Missy Elliott Lands ‘Star’ Role

Missy Elliott Lands Star Role

Missy Elliott to Appear on ‘Star’

Missy Elliott has landed a role on the Fox series Star. The struggling Empire spin-off has booked the rapper in a recurring role where she essentially plays herself: a recording artist and music producer. Pumpkin, Missy’s character, will have an extended arc that should begin around the mid-season mark and extend until the end of the season. Missy will also perform on several episodes and contribute original songs to the show’s upcoming soundtrack.
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Fantasia Unveils New Video


Fantasia has finally unveiled the visuals for her ‘Without Me’ single, the second track to be lifted from her latest CD, ‘The Side Effects of You.’

The song features singer Kelly Rowland, rapper Missy Elliott, and is definitely one of the stand out tracks on Fantasia’s new album.

The visuals were directed by photographers Gomillion and Leupold- who really did their thing. If I didn’t know better I could have easily mistaken this for a Hype Williams production.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.

Ebony Queen

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is covering the October edition of Ebony Magazine.

The 40-year old R & B icon, who will be releasing her ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues’ album on October 4th, spoke with writer Allison Samuels just days after she got news of Amy Winehouse’s death and among other things, spoke of how it affected her.

“When I got the text about Amy, I was lying down on the bed,’’ says Blige. “I got up and read the message about her death and just lay back down again. I kept getting up and laying back down for some reason. I’d always wanted to work with Amy, so I just couldn’t believe it really. And then it hit me- that could have been me. That really could have been me!”

Past dramas aside, you will also be able to catch Mary in the upcoming Fall edition of V Magazine. The article is written by producer Missy Elliott and features a killer photo shoot. Check out one of the images to your right.

Click here to read the full article on V’s website.

Brown Sistas At Clive’s Pre-Grammy Party

Music mogul Clive Davis held his Pre-Grammy Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this year and as always, the biggest names in music showed up to celebrate the biggest night in music. Above we have Janet Jackson, my favorite singer, joined by two of my favorite actresses- Nia Long and Sanaa Lathan. Check out more pre-Grammy fabulousness on the next page and do check back here later on tonight for a list of all the Grammy winners and of course fabulous pics of the Grammy fashions. To watch the entire pre-Grammy party and performances click here.
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