REMEMBERING MICHAEL JACKSON
Saturday (6/25) marks the two year anniversary of the shocking and sudden death of Michael Jackson. The biggest pop star in history left us at the age of 50, while he was preparing for a big comeback tour. His funeral took place at the Staples Center in L-A and was a star-studded and solemn affair featuring performances from John Mayer, Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie.
· Do you remember where you were when you heard Michael Jackson died?
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SEAN KINGSTON LEAVES THE HOSPITAL!
According to TMZ, Sean Kingston has just been discharged from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida. After the singer suffered critical injuries following a bad jet-ski crash in Miami over Memorial Day weekend, it took him only three weeks to make a full recovery. Doctors predicted it would take him at least a month and a half to leave the facility. The news comes just two days after Sean posted a picture on his Twitter page and told fans that he was “feeling much better.” No further details are known at this time.
GAME RECRUITS CHRIS BROWN ON R.E.D. ALBUM
For anyone who doubts if Game’s R.E.D. Album will be a winner, all you gotta do is check out his new Chris Brown-assisted single, “Pot Of Gold.” You can download the cut on iTunes on June 28th and look out for the West Coast rapper’s forthcoming disc on August 23rd.
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2012 GRAMMY DATE REVEALED!
Wanna known when the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards will take place? According to Billboard.com, the biggest night in music will be held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th. In addition, viewers can expect the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live to air on November 30th.
LIL WAYNE SAYS HE DOESN’T LIKE “DEAR ANNE”
During an interview with XXL, Lil Wayne surprisingly revealed that he did not like the recently leaked song, “Dear Anne.” The Swizz Beatz-produced track was “actually a record for Tha Carter III.” Weezy explained, “I had been listening to it and didn’t like it. I don’t like it ‘cause the song, all the verses are old. And me being a perfectionist, I hate going with old verses.” In related news, Tha Carter IV arrives later this summer.
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JAMIE FOXX TO STAR IN NEW TARANTINO FILM
According to SingersRoom.com, Jamie Foxx has just landed a new role in a new film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The project is titled Django Unchained and the Oscar-winning actor will portray “a freed slave that works with bounty hunter to be played by Christoph Waltz.” Other actors attached to the project include Leonardo DiCapri and Calvin Candie. No further details are known at this time.
MINDLESS BEHAVIOR KICKS OFF NEW TOUR
We’ve just learned Mindless Behavior are scheduled to headline their first ever outing, which is being dubbed the Closer to My Dreams tour. The band, which consists of Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton, will kick off their 16-date trek on July 7th in Los Angeles at the House of Blues and wrap it up on August 6th in Atlanta. On select dates, the boys will be joined by Tyga, Lil Twist, Trevante and Jawan Harris.
· For more information, visit MindlessBehavior.com.
SNOOP DOGG TO BE HONORED AT BMI URBAN AWARDS
We’ve just learned Snoop Dogg is scheduled to be honored as a BMI Icon at the 2011 BMI Urban Awards. The West Coast rap legend is being recognized for “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Since his 1992 debut, Doggystyle, the Dogfather continues to make new trends in hip-hop. The event takes place on August 26 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
· Previous BMI Icons include George Clinton, The Jacksons, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, The Bee Gees, Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana.
MISSY TALKS HEALTH PROBLEMS AFFECTING CAREER
In her upcoming episode of Vh1 Behind the Music, for the first time ever, Missy Elliot will talk about struggling with Graves Disease and being sexually abused as a child. The rapper said of her incurable aliment, “You live with it the rest of your life. I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad. I couldn’t even use a pen.” Viewers can expect the series to air new documentaries this August.
· According to WebMD.com, Graves Disease is one of the most common of all thyroid problems. It is also the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive hormones.
NICKI MINAJ, BRUNO ADDED TO BET AWARDS LINE-UP
According to BET.com, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars have officially joined the list of celebs that will appear at the 2011 BET Awards. In addition, Queen Latifah and Gladys Knight will reportedly attend the ceremony as well. Performers for the show include Beyonce, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott, Trey Songz Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys. Be sure to tune in on June 26th at 8 PM Eastern when the ceremony airs live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
DIDDY SETTLES LAWSUIT FOR NYC SHOOTING
According to the New York Post, Diddy has finally reached a settlement with three victims that were injured inside a New York City nightclub 12 years ago. This happened to be the same incident that actually led to Shyne getting arrested and serving time for weapons passion. Puff reportedly paid one woman 1.8-million dollars and also gave two other club goers a combined total of 550-thousand. As previously reported, Diddy was hosting a party that ended with Shyne firing his weapon and injuring several bystanders.
· This incident was one of the main reasons that his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, broke off their relationship.
KELLY ROWLAND FITNESS DVD
We’ve just learned Kelly Rowland has shot her workout routine for a new fitness DVD. The “Motivation” singer got sweaty with trainer Jeanette Jenkins for the new workout, tape which will be available later this year. Visit ThatGrapeJuice.net for more.
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS PREMIERES “DIRTY DANCER” VIDEO
Enrique Iglesias premiered the music video for “Dirty Dancer” this week. The video features Usher and Lil Wayne in a club where girls “dirty dance” between performance shots of the artists. The song is Iglasias’ sixth single off his 2010 album, Euphoria.
· “Dirty Dancer” peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
DAVID GUETTA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
David Guetta will release his next album, Nothing But The Beat, on August 30th. The “Where Them Girls At” producer will also be headlining this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas on Saturday and Electric Zoo in New York City on September 3rd. The next single from the album, “Little Bad Girl” featuring Ludacris and Taio Cruz, will be released on Tuesday.
· Guetta has over 1.2-million Twitter followers and over 20–million fans of Facebook.