FULL VIDEO: Beyonce’s "Year Of 4" Mini-Documentary

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Beyonce‘s giving us a refreshing peek into her journey of creating her love-it-or-hate-it album 4. She was ready to get back to the fun of it all. And she shows us what inspired her to do so in tonight’s MTV/BET mini-documentary called "Year of 4."

Mama Tina encouraged her to not let life pass her by.  So after being exhausted after the last world tour and constant video and photoshoots and interviews and travel, Bey says she decided to take a year to herself just to do fun things she’s always wanted to do.  Like travel and spend time with family and friends.

She spoke on leaving her only manager she’s ever had–her father.  And she revealed why saying, "a real change meant separating from him."

She’s managing her team of "people" and paid for her own studio time herself instead of going through her label.  So the type of music she released is a result of her being free just to have fun.  There’s a clip of her working on the "Girls" choreography with Frank Gatson and the African dancers Tofu Tofu

There’s also a clip of her doing her album cover photoshoots in her and Jay‘s penthouse suite in Paris.  And we get an inside peek into how she tapped her hubby Jay, her cousin Angie, and her close friends to help her choose the 10-12 songs for the album. 

Check out the full video below in case you missed it:



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PICS & VID: Beyonce Surprises Kids & Signs Autographs At Harlem Target

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Word got out today that Beyoncé was making an appearance at the Target store in Harlem to sign autographs and some type of performance would take place.  Ends up that Bey indeed swung by the store and signed autographs today.  And even surprised the local Boys & Girls Club kiddies!


Pics and vid when you read on…

Beyonce’s long-time choreographer Frank Gaston had his dance class of kids from the Boys & Girls Club perform what they had previously learned alongside Beyonce’s dancers.  Then the "Girls" singer herself surprised the kiddies on stage:

SWEET!  Here’s video:

Target is where Beyonce has exclusively released the Deluxe Edition of her 4 album.  So she copped a handful of cd’s and passed them out to the kiddies afterwards.  Nice!

Stay tuned for her "Year of 4" mini-documentary that just aired…

Photog: McCarthy

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GUESS WHO was spotted arriving with a bunch of luggage at Heatrow airport in London early Thursday?

It’s Janet Jackson! arrives at Heathrow Airport in London, accompanied by a lot of baggage. She is due to perform at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall tonight (June 30).


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NFL Star Kerry Rhodes And Actress Sharon Leal Get HOT For "MONARCH" Magazine’s Summer 2011 Issue

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Arizona Cardinals Safety Kerry Rhodes and actress Sharon Leal star in MONARCH Magazine’s "Summer Travel Excursion" magazine spread and we’ve got the fab pics for you inside….

In the 2011 issue of MONARCH Magazine, Kerry Rhodes, a recent inductee into the Kentucky Chapter of the NFL’s Hall of Fame, stars with "Hellcats" actress Sharon Leal in the mag’s summer travel issue.   



Dude is nice and sexy…


Great shots of the duo in this spread.  Hmmm…Sharon’s a new divorcee and she and Kerry look mighty cute together.  We hear Kerry’s dating someone but it’s nothing too serious….

The issue hits magazine racks this week.


Photos via MONARCH Magazine

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GOSSIP BIT: Bow Wow’s Mom Tweets About Bow’s New Daughter?!

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So Bow Wow really does have a baby?  There’s a pic floating around the net posted by a certain "site" of a baby girl that is said to be Bow Wow’s, but it’s not.  The baby is actually Joie‘s, Bow’s alleged baby mama, best friend’s baby girl.


BUT…that doesn’t mean Bow and Joie didn’t have a baby of their own.  What Bow Wow’s mom said today that may confirm Bows a daddy when you read on…

A little less than a year ago, rumors started to spread that Bow Wow was messing with a video chick/booty model named Joie (pictured above)–interestingly at the same time he was trying to get back in his ex-girlfriend Angela Simmons‘ good graces.

Supposedly, Angela chucked him the deuces once she found out he allegedly knocked up this "model" chick Joie.  And so the rumors began.

Fast forward to 9 months later, and Bow has been sending subliminal mushy tweets for several weeks about a new person in his life who means so much to him.  And who he hates to leave.  He shot down fans who asked if he’s talking about his  alleged baby.  But still did so vaguely.

Supposedly, Joie delivered her baby girl named Shai very recently–and she just had her baby shower a coouple of weeks ago.

Bow Wow’s mom Teresa Caldwell tweeted just today this little nugget about said "Shai" (whose name could very well be a play off her supposed daddy’s name–Shad "Bow Wow" Moss):


Hmmm.  Then Bow tweeted this today:

Picture on **** aint my daughter… Some bloggers fucking suck at they job. Get accurate info for once. Stop feeding people bullshit

I dont need no blogs to tell my fans nuffn. Ill share my personal issues with my people when i feel comfortable. They will be 1st to know

Nothing’s confirmed….but we’re gonna go ahead and pop out the pink ribbon cigars for Bow.  Congrats.  Here’s more pics of Ms. Joie "working":

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WHO SANG IT BEST: Dondria Vs. Q Parker On Beyonce’s "1+1"

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Beyonce’s "1+1" track joins Drake’s "Marvin’s Room" as one of the most covered tracks of the year so far as Dondria and Q Parker have both jumped on the "1+1" train.  Decide who sang it best inside….

Beyonce’s "1+1" track (written by The Dream) seems to be inspiring many singers across the nation as folks are uploading viral videos of their own versions on the song.

So So Def artist Dondria is the latest to join the growing list and we wonder who sang it best…..she or Q Parker (of the group 112)?  You decide now. 

Listen to Dondria’s version here:




Listen to Q Parker’s version here…in case you missed when we posted it a couple weeks ago:



So who sang it best?

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Tia Mowry & Cory Hardrict’s Baby’s Name REVEALED!

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Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict revelaed to The YBF back in February that their baby boy’s name would begin with a C.  And they’ve just released their new bundle of joy’s full "C" name!


Hit the jump for the reveal…

Baby boy Cree Taylor Hardrict said HELLO WORLD! Tuesday morning.  Mom Tia delivered the couple’s 8lbs of baby fabness in L.A.  And they’re keeping with the first-letter-of-the-dad’s-name family tradition.  Tia, Tamera, and all their siblings have names starting with "T", just like their own father Timothy.

And it looks like they snuck in that "T" tradition as well with his middle name.  (By the way, Tia’s middle name is Dashon and her mom’s name is Darlene).  Cute!

Us Weekly reports the news saying:

"I never knew how much love I could feel for someone," The Game star Mowry, 32, gushed to Us.

Added Battle: Los Angeles star Hardrict, 31: "We both have tears of joy!"

The couple’s pregnancy will be documented alongside twin sis Tamera Mowry’s wedding journey on the sisters’ upcoming reality show called "Tia & Tamera" on August 8th on the Style Network.  The Hollywood Reporter dropped details on the show:

Sister, Sister stars Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry are teaming up once again for their new style show, Tia & Tamera (formerly titled Tia & Tamera Take 2 after their one-off special that aired in July) and The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively that the eight-episode reality series will debut on the Style Network on August 8.

The series follows the 32-year-olds as Tia goes through her first pregnancy — she and her husband, actor Cory Hardrict, are expecting a boy in just a few weeks — and Tamera plans her wedding to FOX News correspondent Adam Housely, who she got engaged to in January.

Can’t wait to see baby Cree!


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Celebs PLANK & Live It Up Everywhere!

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We’ve got the latest round-up of celebs who let us into a little piece of their own world…straight from the horse’s mouth.  And there’s a plank takeover in black Hollywood.  We still don’t get what all the hype is about with this phenomenon.  But pics inside…

Lebron James and his girlfriend Savanah tweeted a pic of their backstage meeting with Bono at the U2 concert this week.  Cute!

Trina sparked pregnancy rumors when she hit up "Basketball Wife" Royce Reed‘s birthday party the other night.  And she shot those rumors ALL THE WAY downSidenote: When and how did they become friends? I guess Miami is a small small world.  Interesting…


Chris Brown gave us a sneak peek into his brand new video he’s currently shooting.

Erykah Badu has taken up a "natural birthing assistant" position and is earning to help other mothers deliver babies at home.

She tweeted about her latest who she just helped birth yesterday–after a 45 hour natural birth labor:

thank u Felicia and Jay for trusting me. marley is phenom ! your badoula


The cast of judges for the upcoming "X Factor" snapped a pic for fans as they celebrated Nicole’s b-day.  You ready for Paula, Simon, Nicole S., and L.A. Reid?

Missy and Timbaland reunited in the studio recently.  Can’t wait to hear what they came up with.

Gabby Union tweeted a pic of her chillin’ with friends at the Catamount in Mt. Tremper.

Rihanna showed off her lashes right before a show a few days ago, which her lash guru Ja’Maal Buster named after her–Disturbia.

Paris Jackson kicked it with her long-time family friend Kathy Hilton and her aunt La Toya during MJ’s anniversary of his death weekend.

Tisha Cambpell-Martin showed off the beautiful set of her new show "The Protector."

A fan went nuts after spotted Lil Kim on the streets of NYC–and she wanted the world to know.


And the planking phenom has hit Black Hollywood.  Everybody’s laying face down in the most interesting places they can find in order to partake in the hype.  We don’t get it.  But here’s the pics:

Usher‘s kids Usher V and Navyid hit the piano.


Dwight Howard planked with his homies at the arcade and at Waffle House.

Diamond wanted to be the first female rapper to plank:


Alrighty then…

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Missy Elliott was featured on the newest episode of VH1′s Behind the Music on Wednesday. The multi-platinum singer/rapper/producer shared intimate stories about her far from easy childhood, how she made her way into the music industry and recalled the day singer Aaliyah passed away.

Other entertainers who she has collaborated throughout her career with popped up in the episode from Timbaland to Snoop Dogg to Mary J. Blige. Great inspiring story about sticking with your guts and holding on to your originality. Can we talk about how Missy Elliott’s make-up is ALWAYS on point though?! Yasss!

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Check out some candids of rapper Cyhi The Prynce out and about in NYC on Wednesday afternoon. The 26 year-old is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint and recently released the mixtape, Royal Flush 2 (DOWNLOAD HERE). He recently replaced the “Da” in his name to a “The” citing that he is taking his rapping more seriously now.

In related news, Cyhi stopped by MTV’s Rap Fix and sat down with Sway to speak about his inspirations, influences and more!! Check out some video below.

Rapper CyHi The Prynce out in New York City (June 29, 2011) - Photo by: Taj Washington
Rapper CyHi The Prynce out in New York City (June 29, 2011) - Photo by: Taj Washington
Rapper CyHi The Prynce out in New York City (June 29, 2011) - Photo by: Taj Washington


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