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DRAKE TALKS RIHANNA DATING RUMORS

Ever since photos of Rihanna and Drake going out to dinner together in downtown Montreal, Canada surfaced online, many assume that their old fling is back on. However, Drizzy told ExtraTV.com, “We were just in the same place. It was just like a one isolated time with a lot of photos from that one time.” There you have it.

RZA LANDS NEW FILM ROLE

According to Variety.com, The Rza has landed a new role in the upcoming film, G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes. The rapper will portray a martial arts expert named “Blind Master.” The emcee will star alongside Dwayne Johnson in the 3D sequel, which opens later this year.

CHRIS BROWN REMIXES “MARVIN’S ROOM”

Shortly after Jo Jo and Teyana Taylor remixed Drake’s free song “Marvin’s Room,” Chris Brown released his version of the tune via his Twitter page. The singer tweeted, “No diss record either for all the slow people out there! Just writing from the other perspective!” In addition, Drizzy issued the visual for the song, which you can check out NOW!

· Brown’s version includes contributions from RichGirl’s Seven and a verse from his “Deuces” collaborator Kevin McCall.

WANNA BUY DIDDY’S NJ MANSION?

The New York Post reports Sean “Diddy” Combs has just put his New Jersey mansion up for sale. The mogul’s residence, which includes over 12-thousand square-feet, is listed for 13.5-million dollars. Puff purchased the pad back in 2004 for six million and lived there with his then-girlfriend, Kim Porter, and their son, Christian.

· Diddy has decided to sell because he spends more time on the West Coast.

· He also has homes in Miami, New York and Atlanta.

ALICIA KEYS BACKS NEW BROADWAY SHOW

We’ve just learned Alicia Keys has helped produce the upcoming Broadway production, Stick Fly. The singer said in a statement, “This is a story that everybody can relate to.” She added, “I’m passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don’t often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch all audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.” You can expect the show to open on Broadway on December 8th, with preview performances beginning on November 18th. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com.

· The Kenny Leon-directed play will be held at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street).

KELLY ROWLAND LEAKS COVER FOR HERE I AM

According to her official fansite, Kelly Rowland has released the artwork for her upcoming album, Here I Am. The singer’s third solo effort will be available in stores on July 26th.

· Her single, “Motivation,” is number one on the Billboard R&B Chart for its fifth week.

· Rowland’s first project for Universal Motown features with production from David Guetta, Tricky Stewart, Rodney Jerkins, and Rico Love.

· Many people have said that Kelly’s cover looks almost exactly like Alicia Keys’ As I Am cover art. Which do you like better?

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DETAILS ON ODD FUTURE, NAS COLLABORATION

According to Pitchfork.com, MellowHype from Odd Future spilled new information regarding the rap group’s much-talked about collaboration with Nas. Mellow explained that the “song is almost finished. We’re just waiting on a verse. It will be Frank Ocean, Tyler, Hodgy Beats, and Nas. I’m just stoked to be on a song with him. I know I’ll meet him eventually.” No word on when the song will be released.

JEREMIH, 50 CENT GO PLATINUM WITH “DOWN ON ME”

According to RapRadar.com, Jeremih and 50 Cent recently received a double platinum plaque for their duet, “Down On Me.” The duo accepted the plaque during this past weekend’s Powerhouse 2011 concert in L-A. The song is lifted from the singer’s latest album, All About You, which is in stores now.

ACE HOOD TO DROP HIS ALBUM THIS SUMMER

According to his official Twitter page, Ace Hood has released the official artwork for his upcoming album, Blood, Sweat & Tears. DJ Khaled’s protégé is scheduled to drop his highly anticipated project on August 9th.

JANELLE GETS BOOST IN SALES AFTER GLASTONBURY

Following her outstanding performance at the Glastonbury Festival, Janelle Monae’s latest album, Archandroid, has gotten an increase in sales. In fact, the disc is now listed in the top ten on Amazon.co.uk because her project experienced a 4928 percent increase in sales. If you missed it, check out the singer’s amazing showcase:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLE SCHERZINGER!

Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger is celebrating her 33rd birthday today! She was born Nicole Presovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger in Hawaii on this day, back in 1978. Her solo debut album, Killer Love, was released back in March.

· Nicole became the winner of the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars in early 2010

· She will judge the American version of The X Factor, which will air on FOX this fall.

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