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Talk That Talk Goes Gold -x- Amber Rose Thanks Kim Kardashian For Being a Homewrecker -x- Nick Cannon Hospitalized – Luda’s New Restaurant -x- MTV Music News


RIHANNA’S TALK THAT TALK GOES GOLD

According to Nielsen Soundscan, Rihanna’s Talk That Talk has officially gone gold. The singer’s disc, which sits at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart, has amassed sales of over 500-thousand since being released on November 21st via Def Jam Recordings.

To date, Rihanna has sold more than 20-million albums and 60-million singles.

AND…

RIHANNA WANTS TO PERFORM WITH COLDPLAY

Rihanna is hoping to soon perform her duet, “Princess of China,” with Coldplay. Ri Ri told England’s The Sun, “I think Chris Martin is a special guy. His songwriting is just beautiful and I am a huge fan. If they want me to sing with Coldplay, I will be waiting for the call. I’d love to perform with them.” There are now rumors of them performing together at the 2012 Brit Awards. As previously reported, Martin recently said of Rihanna that she is the “greatest singer in the world.”

DRAKE’S TAKE CARE SITS HIGH ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART

This week, Drake’s Take Care claimed the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Unable to out-do Adele’s 21, the Toronto emcee’s studio sophomore effort reportedly earned an additional 72-thousand copies, bringing its total sales to just over 1.2-million units moved since late last year. The disc, which includes guest contributions from Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj, is out now. Elsewhere on the chart, Young Jeezy’s latest project, TM 103: Hustler’s Ambition, sits at the number three spot and has amassed sales of over 300k to date.

AMBER ROSE CONFIRMS KANYE AND KIM KARDASHIAN RUMORS

Amber Rose has a secret to tell. Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend recently revealed to Star magazine that the rumors of the rap star hooking up with Kim Kardashian were actually true. Back in 2009, the reality star was accused of cheating on her former beau, Reggie Bush, with Yeezy and Rose feels she’s a “homewrecker.” Amber stated, “Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together. They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other.” Apparently, Kim never explained or defended her actions, even after Amber emailed her. Rose stated, “I want to thank her because if she was never a homewrecker, then I never would have met Wiz [Khalifa], and I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now.” There you have it.

Are you surprised by the news?

CHRIS BROWN TURNS DOWN ALL INTERVIEWS FOR 2012

According to an interview with Billboard, Chris Brown’s manager, Tina Davis, announced that the singer has decided to not do any interviews or media in 2012. The crooner will instead “concentrate on performing and recording.” In addition, she stated, “We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in anyway. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent.” The news comes after Breezy vented his frustrations in 2011 for constantly being asked about his incident with ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.

Do you think this is a smart move? How will he promote his next album, Fortune, which will arrive in March?

LUDACRIS TO OPEN CHICKEN AND BEER RESTAURANT

According to his Twitter page, Ludacris has announced plans to open a new restaurant called Chicken & Beer inside an airport in his hometown of Atlanta. The rapper wrote, “I’m taking my restaurateur footprint into the busiest airport in the WORLD!” The new business venture, which will be opened in Hartsfield-Jackson ATL International, is actually named after his 2003 album, Chicken-n-Beer. In related news, he is also working on his eighth album, Ludaversal. Check the throwback cover!

MARY J BLIGE TALKS RECORDING MY LIFE II

When you think of Mary J Blige, there’s one word that should come to mind: original. The living legend has put out timeless music without compromising who she is, which she told us has been the key to her success. MJB’s latest album, My Life II: The Journey Continues, currently sits at the number 20 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

This week, her album sold an additional 22-thousand copies, bringing its total sales to over 400k.

NICK CANNON HOSPITALIZED

Nick Cannon had a health scare while celebrating the holidays in Aspen, Colorado. Mariah Carey’s husband was hospitalized for “mild” kidney failure but fortunately he’s doing better. Mi Mi wrote on her official website, “We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.”

JENNIFER HUDSON SETS SECRET WEDDING DATE

During a recent interview on NBC’s Dateline, Jennifer Hudson revealed she is making progress with her on-going wedding plans. In fact, the singer has set a date! While she’s going to keep mum on the day she’ll exchange vows with David Otunga, she spilled on what her wedding dress looks like. Hudson explained, “It’s a show. It has three pieces to it. I designed it myself. It has a coat for the entrance and then when I get ready to walk, you take that part off. And then it’s another dress. And then by the time I get to the altar, it’s a whole new dress.” The pair has been together since 2008 and share one child, David Otunga, Jr.

50 Cent Gave Dre Advice For Detox -x- Common Talks Love Life -x- Luda Launches Website with Daughter -x- Adele Sets UK Record -x- MTV Music News


50 CENT GAVE DR DRE ADVICE FOR DETOX

During an interview with XXL magazine, 50 Cent revealed that he has given advice to Dr Dre, who is still working on his oft-delayed Detox LP. After flying out to Los Angeles to contribute to the hitmaker’s effort, Curtis recalled saying to Dre, “‘Yo, you don’t have to invent nothing. All they want is a strong version of what you gave last time,’” 50 said. “They need a new version of that. It’s like Sade. She goes away for six years, and then she comes back with a new disc…it reminds you of the f**kin’ shit that she gave you before she left. There’s certain artists that have that luxury. You could go away and still be interesting enough to come for people to want to hear that effort. Dre is like that.” There’s still no release date for Detox.

T-PAIN ADDRESS DELAY OF T-WAYNE ALBUM

In case you were wondering whatever happened to Lil Wayne and T-Pain’s joint album, titled T-Wayne, the singer filled Rap-Up.com on what happened. The crooner explained, “When [Wayne] got into his little trouble, that was right at the peak of when we was like, ‘OK, let’s go. Let’s do this now.’ He finally had time, then he went to jail.” Teddy further explained, “Things happen and I’m pretty sure he’s over the whole idea now. I don’t even be bringing it up to him no more. I’m pretty sure he’s way past that right now. He’s doing big things.” In related news, his new album rEVOLVEr in stores now!

· The duo reportedly recorded nine songs for the project before it was scrapped.

COMMON TALKS ABOUT HIS LOVE LIFE

In the new edition of JET magazine, Common showed the softer side of him an talked about why being in love is important. He stated, “I think the core of the human being and the heart is love, and we all want that,” he said. “Love has allowed me to do the things I’m doing in life. I feel like we all deserve that — to receive love and give it, too.” As for being “whipped,” Serena William’s ex-boyfriend admits, “I have been in love, and I did get my heart broken. As an adult, I can say I’ve been through love, and this is some of the experiences I’ve had. Men love. Men go crazy over women. They go to prison, start wars and lose hair over them.” In related news, his new album The Dreamer / The Believer drops on December 20th.

RZA LAUNCHES RZA’S WORLD APP

According to XXLMag.com, RZA has recently launched his RZA’s World App, which is designed to let his fans have access to up to the minute information about him. Aside from having a newsfeed, you will get daily nuggets of wisdom from RZA, exclusive fan-fare and the ability to play the 3D Chess Chambers game. Be sure to download the app today for only $3.99!

LUDACRIS LAUNCHES WEBSITE WITH DAUGHTER

Ludacris reportedly teamed up with his 10 year-old daughter Karma to launch a website dedicated to children education. Luda said in a statement, “We wanted the site to be educational, fun and full of music that all kids will enjoy, but we also wanted it to teach kids more than just academics,” he said. “The site touches on subjects like, the rewards of hard work and importance of learning manners as well as the idea that doing good deeds for others will bring good into your life – which is the meaning of the word Karma. The music and lyrics, games and stories on the site are all original and were created by me, my daughter and my creative team.” Log into KarmasWorld.com today!

SOLANGE RAISES BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS

Wanna know what Solange has been up to? Well, according to her official fan page, the singer is currently helping raise awareness for blood cancer. She’s encouraging people to donate bone marrow and said in a PSA, “People are dying and we can save them. lot of people don’t understand that it’s literally a cotton swab that determines if you’re a match. This can actually save someone’s life!” To learn more, get registered at GetSwabbed.org.

DMX VISITS THE TROOPS

According to TMZ, DMX was spotted visiting injured troops in Houston, Texas. The rapper, who was in town for a concert in San Antonio last Thursday, actually played wheel chair basketball with the physically disabled soldiers. He told TMZ, “It made my day as much as it did their day. One told me that I gave him the best early Christmas gift he ever got and that has me still smiling.” Head over to the website to see the footage.

YOUNG JEEZY DROPS TRACKLISTING

We know its bee a long wait for Young Jeezy to issue his upcoming album, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition, but we’re only two weeks away until the LP drops. While the disc arrives in stores December 20th, Da Snowman has just issued the official tracklisting:

1. Waiting (Prod. By Lil Lody)

2. What I Do (Just Like That) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)

3. O.J. Ft. Jadakiss & Fabolous (Prod. By Lil Lody)

4. Nothing (Prod. By Lil Lody)

5. Way Too Gone Ft. Future (Prod. By Mike Will)

6. Supafreak Ft. 2 Chainz (Prod. By D. Rich)

7. All We Do (Prod. By Midnight Black)

8. Leave You Alone Ft. Ne-Yo (Prod. By Warren G)

9. Everythang (Prod. By Lil Lody)

10. Trapped Ft. Jill Scott (Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

11. F.A.M.E. (Fake Ass Muthafu**as Envy ) Ft. T.I. (Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

12. I Do Ft. Jay-Z x Andre 3000 (Prod. By M16)

13. Higher Learning Ft. Snoop Dogg, Devin The Dude & Mitchelle’l (Prod. By Lil C)

14. This One’s For You Ft. Trick Daddy (Prod. By Lil Lody)

BONUS:

Talk 2 Me Ft. Freddie Gibbs x Eminem (Prod. By Drumma Boy & Travis Barker)

ICE CUBE LANDS NEW TV SHOW FOR F/X

According to Deadline.com, Ice Cube has reportedly signed on to star and produce a new show for FX called Eye for an Eye. The drama series marks the rapper’s first TV starring role and follows a veteran paramedic “who gains a thirst for revenge after witnessing one too many victims of violent crime.” We’ll keep you posted with further details.

· Cube has upcoming roles in Rampart and 21 Jump Street

YOUNG BUCK PREPS MIXTAPE FOR MAYBACH MUSIC?

Young Buck may be dealing with financial struggles but that isn’t stopping him from making new music. According to HipHopOfficial.com, the former G-Unit rapper is working on a mixtape “on behalf of” Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. While he didn’t explain further, he adds, “I’m blessed to be in a situation where people enjoy what I’m giving them.” We’ll keep you posted.

MADONNA CONFIRMED FOR SUPER BOWL

Madonna has confirmed that she will perform during the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl. The Queen of Pop, who is currently recording her 12th studio album, is set to perform at the event on February 5th at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Madonna could possibly perform her new single, “Give Me All Your Love,” but that has yet to be confirmed. Last year’s halftime show featured a performance from the Black Eyed Peas.

BBC CHOOSE SOUND OF 2012

Each year the BBC chooses one artist whose sound will capture the upcoming year. Previous winners include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Keane and more. The outlet has currently narrowed down 15 artists for the Sound of 2012, and the list includes dupstep producer Skrillex, rapper Frank Ocean, bands Spector and Dry the River and more. The top five will be revealed in the first week of January.

ADELE HAS HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE 21ST CENTURY IN THE U-K

Adele’s hugely successful album 21 has moved up four spots on the U-K charts, from number nine to number 5, making it the U-K’s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. That breaks the record of the late Amy Winehouse, who has sold 3.3 million copies of her Back to Black album. 21 has now sold 3.4 million in Adele’s homeland of Britain. The album has broken records around the world and has remained in the top 10 of the U-S charts since February.

Drake & Big Sean Respond to Luda Diss -x- T.I.’s “Pyro” -x- Asher Roth Signs to Def Jam -x- Behind the Scenes of Beyonce’s “Party” -x- MTV Music News


DRAKE RESPONDS TO LUDACRIS’ DISS

The Ludacris dissing Drake and Big Sean story just won’t go away. In case you missed it, the rap vet took aim at the young stars on a recently released track called “Badaboom” for taking credit and stealing his “Supa Dupa” rap flow. For the first time, Drizzy has responded via Twitter and wrote, “@BigSean You already know. I wish they’d just let young n***as live…respect always.” The news comes just a week after Sean told media outlets that he has nothing against Luda and refers to him as a “legend.”

LIL WAYNE SAYS DRAKE’S ALBUM SALES DON’T MATTER 

After Drake released his latest album, Take Care, all people seemed to care about was if the Young Money star would put up big first week numbers. Lil Wayne told MTV News why album sales are not that important. Weezy stated, “As far as expectations, we don’t have those around here. Expectations are a weakness in the music business because if you expect anything, 10 times out of 10 it’s not gonna happen, so we don’t have expectations around here.” He added that the entire team works “very hard and we expect people to respect our hard work and our effort.” Despite the disc being leaked, Take Care is on pace to sell over 700-thousand copies and debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

YOUNG JEEZY TALKS WORKING WITH JAY-Z, ANDRE 3000

During an interview with XXLMag.com, Young Jeezy revealed what it was like recording an album that includes guest features from Jay-Z and Andre 3000. The Snowman stated, “I grew up watchin’ these cats [so] to align myself with them to have a great record, to me, was showing that, ‘OK I’m here to stay.’ I’ma surround myself with some people that are legends ’cause that’s only gonna mean one thing, that when it’s all said and done, I’m gonna be a legend as well.” The track is lifted from Jeezy’s long-awaited album, TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition, which arrives on December 20th via Def Jam Recordings.

ROBIN THICKE ISSUES “LOVE AFTER WAR” VIDEO 

For the second time, Paula Patton stars in a music video for her husband, Robin Thicke. The happily married couple flirts and teases each other in the visual for the singer’s new single, “Love After War.” You can check out the Hype Williams-directed video now via Robin’s official website.

· The first video Paula starred in was the ballad “Lost Without U.”

EMINEM INTERVIEWS YELAWOLF ON TWITTER

With Yelawolf recently issuing his debut album, Radioactive, Eminem actually interviewed the rap newcomer about his Shady Records release on Twitter. Marshall asked how he came up with the title and Yela responded with, “It’s the fall out to my journey so far. The #Radioactive material that came after the war and the uphill battle to get here. My science experiment gone right.” The rappers talked about favorite superheroes, favorites tracks from the album and more. Visit HipHop-N-More.com to read the full interview now.

CHECK OUT T.I.’S NEW SONG “PYRO”

T.I. recently announced that his next studio album will be titled Trouble Man. To get fans excited about the project, Tip just released the first single, which is called “Pyro.” He told Billboard.com, “‘Pyro’ is a straight party record. It’s nostalgic of those crazy nights, early mornings [but] just turned up.” Check it out now:

· This marks the rapper’s eighth studio album.

NICKI MINAJ EYES EARLY 2012 RELEASE

During an interview with Billboard.com, Birdman spilled new details on when fans can expect to hear Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album. Baby stated, “Nicki is back in the studio, so we’re looking to drop Nicki in the first quarter.” As for when fans will be able to hear the first single, he revealed, “We’re looking real soon, because she’s ready to go and we’re ready to go with her.” There you have it, the follow-up to her platinum debut Pink Friday will be available early 2012.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES FOR BEYONCE’S “PARTY”

We all know Beyonce shot the video to her hit single, “Party,” but now fans can take a sneak peek at the video shoot. Bey said of the clip, which was shot in New Jersey and includes no choreography, that she liked shooting the video because there’s “no pressure.” Beyonce explained, “All I have to do is party and have a good time.” The visual includes cameos from J. Cole, Solange, Kelly Rowland and Theophilus London. Head to her official website to watch the behind the scenes video now.

· B’s stylist said the inspiration is “trailer trash, ghetto fabulous, out there, edgy.”

ASHER ROTH REACTS TO SIGNING TO DEF JAM

According to XXLMag.com, Asher Roth has officially found a new label home at Def Jam Recordings. The “I Love College” rapper has said in a statement, “Def Jam is a great place to call home. I’m excited to get back to the basics with good, honest music.” The Philly native is working on his sophomore album, Is This Too Orange?, which is slated to arrive next spring.

·  Asher was previously signed to SRC/Universal Motown.

Erick Sermon Still In Hospital -x- Take Care In Stores Now -x- J-Lo’s New Man -x- Common Issues LP Tracklist -x- Dr Dre Taking Break… AGAIN -x- Music News


ERICK SERMON STILL HOSPITALIZED AFTER HEART ATTACK

Erick Sermon is recovering at a Long Island hospital after suffering a heart attack over the weekend. AllHipHop.com reports that the rap legend’s extremely high blood pressure played a part in the sudden attack. He is expected to make a full recovery and will be released later this week.

GO PICK UP DRAKE’S TAKE CARE!

Today, fans can finally purchase Drake’s much anticipated album, Take Care. Anyone who bought the physical copy and checked out the credits probably noticed right away that Drizzy didn’t go after numerous big name producers and the majority of the production credits were done by Noah “40” Shebib. Be sure to pick up Take Care today.

· Other producers who contributed to the album include T-Minus & Boi-1da and Just Blaze.

AND…

DRAKE FRUSTRATED WITH GRAMMYS?

Drake is a bit frustrated with the GRAMMY committee. The Young Money rapper, who is only on his second album, says he doesn’t believe he’ll ever win a GRAMMY. In a recent interview with HipHopBlog.com, Drizzy stated, “I’ve always been fascinated with the GRAMMYs, so I don’t mean disrespect when I say this, but I’ve kind of given up on them.” He continues to say, “If I ever get one, or when I get one, I’ll be ecstatic; because that’s a recurring dream I’ve had since I was a kid.”

· Do you think Drake will ever win?

LUDACRIS CONFIRMS FAST 6 FILM COMING

In addition to working on his upcoming album, Ludacris revealed that he’ll soon reprise his character in the Fast & Furious franchise for the sixth installment of the series. During a recent radio interview, the rapper stated, “You need to get Fast 5 on DVD and I just heard they green lit Fast 6 man, there’s gonna be a Fast 6. All the Fast & Furious fans out there, I’m letting you know Fast 6 has been green lit so it’s going down.” It’s unknown when the next Fast & Furious film will hit the big screen, but we’ll keep you posted.

JENNIFER LOPEZ HAS NEW BOO?

It looks like Jennifer Lopez is officially moving on as she’s been romantically linked to her backup dancer, Casper Smart. TMZ reports the 42-year-old singer was initially only flirting with the 24-year-old, but they have gotten “touchy-feely” during dance rehearsals in front of the other dancers. Her rep has yet to confirm or deny if Casper is her new beau.

DETAILS ON WIZ & SNOOP’S MOVIE, SOUNDTRACK & TOUR 

Wanna know what to expect of Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s upcoming movie? In the film, Mac & Dev Go To High School, Wiz portrays “Devin Overstreet,” who is a valedictorian hopeful struggling to pen his graduation speech and realizes that his focus on school has left him with no real life experiences. Snoop portrays “Mac Johnson,” a 15-year senior looking to finally graduate high school. In the span of three weeks, “‘Mac’ must cram four years of high school academics, while Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.” Billboard.com reports there’s no release date for the flick, but the official soundtrack will be available on December 13th.

· Here are the dates for Wiz and Snoop’s High School Tour:

Dec. 5 – New York, N.Y. (Terminal 5)

Dec. 6 – Philadelphia, Pa. (Electric Factory)

Dec. 7 – Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)

Dec. 10 – Atlanta, Ga. (Tabernacle)

Dec. 12 – San Francisco, Calif. (The Warfield Theatre)

Dec. 13 – Los Angeles, Calif. (The Wiltern)

JAY-Z’S OCCUPY ALL STREETS TEES STILL AVAILABLE

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is always one step ahead with everything he puts his hands on. This past weekend, there were reports that his Rocawear line of t-shirts Occupy All Streets were taken out of stores due to heavy controversy surrounding the line of t-shirts. However, according to RapRadar.com, the shirts weren’t available because they were sold-out. Apparently the shirts were selling fast.

B.O.B RECORDS WITH ANDRE 3000

According to HipHop-N-More.com, B.o.B revealed that he scored a collaboration with Andre 3000. While little is known about the record, the Atlanta rapper stated, “I feel like it’s a good chance for people to see the differences between me and Dre.” He added, “For me, it’s like a pass the torch moment, like passing the baton off. Now I gotta take it around the track. But man, it’s a really dope song, I’m excited about it.” Bobby Ray promised that the cut is one of the singles off his upcoming album, Strange Clouds. Expect his sophomore LP to drop early 2012.

· The song Bob and 3 Stacks created actually samples Drake’s “Fancy.”

COMMON ISSUES TRACKLIST FOR NEW LP 

While Common puts the finishing touches on his first album in three years, The Dreamer/The Believer, fans can check out the official tracklist for his ninth studio effort. Be sure to pick it up on December 20th.

1. “The Dreamer” feat. Maya Angelou

2. “Ghetto Dreams” feat. Nas

3. “Blue Sky”

4. “Sweet”

5. “Gold”

6. “Lovin’ I Lost”

7. “Raw (How You Like It)”

8. “Cloth”

9. “Celebrate”

10. “Windows”

11. “The Believer” feat. John Legend

12. “Pop’s Belief”

DR DRE TO TAKE A BREAK?

During an interview with The Fader, Dr Dre revealed some surprising news about wanting to take a break from music. While he isn’t necessarily retiring, the hitmaker announced, “I’m gonna just wrap it up for a minute because I’ve been working on music for 27 years now and the longest I’ve ever been out of the studio in 27 years has been two weeks.” He will reportedly complete two projects, one with Kendrick Lamar, before he takes a brief hiatus. Dre is looking forward to “enjoying some time with the family” and promises that he’s “never gonna stop [making] music.” It’s unknown what this means for his oft-delayed Detox LP.

BIG SEAN TALKS FINALLY FAMOUS TOUR

Big Sean has had an incredible 2011, but one of the biggest accomplishments so far has been headlining his Finally Famous tour. Visit his official website to score passes now. Here are the remaining dates:

Nov. 16 – Pullman, WA

Nov. 17 – Seattle, WA

Nov. 18 – Portland, WA

Nov. 20 – Eugene, OR

Nov. 22 – San Francisco, CA

Nov. 23 – Santa Ana, CA

Nov. 25 – Los Angeles, CA

DMX SAYS HEAVY D INSPIRED HIM

According to ThisIs50.com, Heavy D’s passing took a toll of DMX, who reportedly credits the late rapper for influencing his career. X recalled Waterbed Hev as the “first celebrity that I ever seen in my life. He’s from Mount Vernon (New York). The first person from Westchester County to make it big.” X added, “Before it was all these people from Brooklyn and The Bronx getting on. So, now it was somebody I could relate to. He gave me hope that it could be done.” As previously reported, Heavy D was only 44 years old when he passed away last week.

NICOLE SCHERZINGER’S DEBUT ALBUM DELAYED AGAIN 

According to ThatGrapeJuice.net, Nicole Scherzinger’s debut album, Killer Love, has been delayed again and will not see a U-S release until next year. The effort has been pushed back countless times but was released in the U-K earlier this year. The album was supposed to come out to on December 15th, but will now arrive sometime in 2012. In the meantime, you can see Scherzinger as a judge on The X Factor on FOX.

GAGA AND GIBSON SPLIT

After a long and fruitful creative partnership, Lady Gaga has broken ties with creative director Laurieann Gibson. On Monday, MTV News confirmed the split, which came after reports that the two women had a serious falling out. Gibson has been part of Gaga’s inner circle since well before the singer became an international superstar, beginning with the choreography for the 2008 “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” video and continuing through the soon-to-be famous steps in clips for “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Love Game,” “Paparazzi” and “Bad Romance.” The pair was closely associated throughout Gaga’s rise to fame, with Gibson providing the choreography and artistic input on such landmark videos as “Telephone,” “Alejandro” and “Born This Way.” Gibson also co-directed the Gaga videos for “Judas” and “Yoü and I” but the women reportedly clashed on the set of the former, with Gibson expressing discomfort with the religious imagery in the clip.

· Lady Gaga took to Twitter to promote her performance on the U-K version of The X Factor over the weekend, writing: “I performed ‘Marry The Night’ last night on X Factor. So fun! Please Watch here: bit.ly/uM5wSx ThankYou UK Monsters for all your love!”

Soul Train Nominees Are In -x- T.I. & B.O.B. Joint Album? -x- Luda & Gucci “Shake N Fries” -x- MTV Music News


CHRIS BROWN, BEYONCÉ AND KANYE WEST LEAD SOUL TRAIN NOMINEES

Chris Brown, Beyoncé and Kanye West lead the pack with five Soul Train Award nominations each. Kelly Rowland and Adele are up for three. Brown is up for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist against Trey Songz, Cee Lo Green, R. Kelly, Eric Benet and Miguel, as well as for Album of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Look at Me Now.” Kanye West and Jay-Z are also up for Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Otis,” while Kanye is in the running for Song of the Year for “All of the Lights” as well. Plus, Kanye is up for Album of the Year for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and for his collaboration with Jay-Z on Watch The Throne. The show tapes November 17th in Atlanta and airs on BET on November 27th. Cedric “The Entertainer” has been tapped to host, and Jill Scott, Mindless Behavior, Robin Thicke, Lloyd, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and Keith Sweat will all perform on the big show.

Soul Train Awards nominations:

Album of the Year

Passion Pain & Pleasure – Trey Songz

21 – Adele

F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown

Light of the Sun – Jill Scott

4 – Beyoncé

Watch the Throne – Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

“Moment for Life” – Nicki Minaj

“All of the Lights” – Kanye West

“Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne

“Out of My Head” – Lupe Fiasco

“Otis” – Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist

Kelly Rowland

Beyoncé

Marsha Ambrosius

Jennifer Hudson

Jill Scott

Mary J. Blige

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist

Trey Songz

Chris Brown

Cee Lo Green

R. Kelly

Eric Benet

Miguel

Song of the Year

“So In Love” – Jill Scott featuring Anthony Hamilton

“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne

“Sure Thing” – Miguel

“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

“She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown

“All of the Lights” – Kanye West

Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award)

“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius

“Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé

“Good Man” – Raphael Saddiq

“Hold My Hand” (duet with Akon) – Michael Jackson

Best Dance Performance

“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland

“Only Girl in the World”/”What’s My Name” – Rihanna

“Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé

“She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown

“Walking” – Mary Mary

“Pretty Girl Rock” – Keri Hilson

Best New Artist

Bruno Mars

Marsha Ambrosius

Miguel

Frank Ocean

Centric Award

Ledisi

Raphael Saddiq

Bilal

Anthony David

Aloe Blacc

 

Best Gospel Performance

“I Smile” – Kirk Franklin

“Walking” – Mary Mary

“Heaven Hear My Heart” – Trin-I-Tee 5:7

“I Believe” – James Fortune featuring Shawn McLemore

“More” – Cece Winans

 

EMINEM’S SOUTHPAW GETS UP OFF THE MAT

Eminem has been circling the gritty boxing drama Southpaw for more than a year now. After Dreamworks shelved the project back in August, it seemed that the film may have been down for the count. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has picked up the flick, which would be Marshall Mathers’s first major movie role since his acclaimed debut in the semi-autobiographical 2002 drama 8 Mile. The movie is expected to start production early next year and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who famously directed Denzel Washington’s Oscar-winning performance in Training Day.

SNOOP DOGG AND WIZ KHALIFIA SHOOT VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE OFF STONER COMEDY SOUNDTRACK

 

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa shot their video for “Young, Wild & Free” on Wednesday night. The track is the first single off the duo’s upcoming stoner comedy, Mac & Devin Go to High School. The rappers took over a drive-in movie theater outside of L-A to film the clip. Wiz spoke to MTV News at the shoot saying, “This is a family affair man. Everybody that you see was all involved with the project. We all got love for each other, and you know, we just keeping it moving, right?” Mac & Devin Go to High School comes out in February.

T.I. AND B.o.B TEAMING UP FOR JOINT ALBUM?

Are T.I. and B.o.B. teaming up for a joint album? MTV News spoke with Tip recently, who said he’s been working with Bobby Ray, “We been goin’ in. We’re actually flirting with the idea of doin’ an album together called The Man and the Martian.” T.I. says the music they’ve been cranking out so far is “coming out real good.” We’ll be sure to keep you posted.

LUDACRIS AND GUCCI MANE GET “SNAKE N FRIES”

Ludacris hooks up with Gucci Mane on his new song “Shake N Fries.” The tune will be featured on Luda’s upcoming mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time, set to arrive on November 15th.

BRUNO MARS TO PREMIERE NEW VIDEO ON WEDNESDAY

Bruno Mars will debut his video for “It Will Rain” on MTV next week. The song, which is featured on the soundtrack for Breaking Dawn Part 1, will premiere on Wednesday at 7:54 PM Eastern. The video features a never-before-seen clip from the film, which hits theaters November 18th. Immediately following the video’s premiere, MTV.com will air a live stream featuring MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway’s exclusive interview with Mars, plus Twilight music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who will discuss everything about Breaking Dawn.

· The Breaking Dawn soundtrack will arrive on November 8th. It also features music from the likes of Theophilus London, the Joy Formidable, Iron & Wine and Christina Perri.

Drake Mastering Take Care -x- Yelawolf Pushes Release Back -x- Rihanna’s New Man -x- Snoop’s New Sitcom -x- MTV Music News


DRAKE IN THE MASTERING PROCESS FOR TAKE CARE

Late last week, pictures surfaced showing Drake in the process of mixing and mastering songs off his upcoming album, Take Care. As previously reported the rapper’s sophomore project will hit stores on his birthday, October 24th.

AND…

DRAKE SIGNS ON FOR CLUB PARADISE TOUR

According to AllHipHop.com, Drake has already kicked off a six-date outing for the Club Paradise tour. The Toronto native is being joined by Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar and will take the stage tonight (10/10) at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LiveNation.com today.

· Here’s the remaining shows:

11/13/11 – Assembly Hall [Champaign, IL

11/15/11 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center

11/19/11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

11/20/11 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

FANTASIA MIGHT LOSE LEADING BIOPIC ROLE?

According to the NY Post, a very pregnant Fantasia might be on the verge of losing the lead role in the upcoming biopic about gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson. Executive producer, Adrian Taylor revealed, “The [Jackson] family thinks if Fantasia plays the role, it’s going to sully the name of Mahalia. They think she’s got the wrong image, having a child out of wedlock.” In addition, filming has been pushed back until after she gives birth, which might cause the director to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Due to the delay, producers are considering replacing Fanny. We’ll keep you posted.

YELAWOLF REVEALS ALBUM COVER, SWITCHES LAUNCH 

According to XXLMag.com, Yelawolf has released the artwork for his debut album, Radioactive. In addition, the Shady Records artist has pushed the project back from October 25th to November 21st. He explained in a statement, “I needed to add some important finishing touches to the album which resulted in the new release date.” He continued, “I have some surprises in store for the fans that have to be seen before the album comes out. It’s definitely worth the wait.”

· The original launch date was September 27th.

RIHANNA TAKES SUBWAY TO HER OWN CONCERT

Wanna know how Rihanna arrived to her concert at London’s O2 Arena? According to PinkIsTheNewBlog.com, the pop princess was spotted taking a subway train to get to her concert in time. Ri Ri rode alongside other passengers and even took pictures when they recognized her. Here’s what one bystander had to say about her: “I was in Rihanna’s carriage on the Jubilee line. I didn’t really twig at first because you wouldn’t expect to see a superstar travelling so casually on the tube.” The spy adds, “But then me and my friend realized it WAS her. She was so cool and friendly and happy to pose for photos. I asked why on earth she was taking the Tube to her own concert. And she said she’d always wanted to go on the Tube and decided to do it as it was the first night of her tour.”

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RIHANNA HAS A NEW BOYFRIEND?

According to Rap-Up.com, Rihanna is rumored to have a new man in her life. While overseas the singer was spotted with Dudley O’Shaughnessy, who is the model that co-stars in her video for “We Found Love.” In the pictures, the usually paparazzi-ready star was camera shy and shielded her face from photogs. Hmmm, looks like time will tell if this is in fact her new beau.

LUDACRIS DELAYS MIXTAPE RELEASE 

According to his official Twitter page, Ludacris has pushed back the release date for his upcoming mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts. Luda tweeted that the project, which was supposed to be released on October 12th, “will be worth the wait, trust!” The rapper delayed the tape so that he could add guest verses from Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Be sure to download 1.21 Gigawatts on it’s new release date, November 15th.

· He is also working on his next album, Ludaversal.

T-BOZ FROM TLC BATTLES BRAIN TUMOR? 

We knew T-Boz from TLC suffered from Sickle Cell Anemia, but we had no idea that in her past, the singer also battled for her life, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She recalled to CNN, “I started having headaches, but they were so frequent, something was wrong.” Luckily, a doctor was able to remove the tumor just in time and she’s had minor side effects since the surgery.

· T-Boz is back in the studio working on a solo album.

JENNIFER LOPEZ TEAMS WITH WILL.I.AM ON “HARD” 

According to HipHop-N-More.com, Jennifer Lopez has recorded the hook for will.i.am’s new record “Hard.” The club-ready track also includes a feature from legendary The Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger. You can visit Jenny’s official fan site, BeyondBeautifulJLo.com, to listen to the full track.

· The Black Eyed Peas member debuted the dance track at the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio party in London late last week.

SNOOP TO BE A SITCOM DAD?

Is Snoop Dogg gonna be a sitcom star? Deadline.com reports that the rapper is on board to star as a father on an upcoming NBC sitcom written by Don Reo. Reo has written for the likes of Two and a Half Men, Everybody Hates Chris, The Golden Girls and more. Snoop has already starred in a bunch of movies and has reportedly been cast in the biopic The Legend of Fillmore Slim.

BEYONCE’S “LOVE ON TOP” TEASER

Just days after releasing her “Countdown” video, Beyonce unleashed a lengthy teaser for her upcoming visual for “Love on Top.” The diva premiered the clip on Australia’s Channel 7, here’s the video link in case you missed it!

Fab Addresses Ray J -x- Lil Mo is Back -x- Music News


FABOLOUS ADRESSES RAY J ON DJ CLUE’S SHOW

You’ve heard Ray J’s side of the story, now hear what Fabolous had to say when he called in to DJ Clue’s Power 105.1 radio show this afternoon. A calm Fab laughed off the “One Wish” singer’s claims that he was assaulted in Las Vegas over the weekend (“Ray J is not swinging”). Among the highlights…

• He took Ray J’s fiery interview with “The Breakfast Club” in good fun, but asserted that there were no punches thrown. “It was a good, funny story, cool story, good joke, could be a movie one day, but at the end of the day, there’s no way that Ray J is getting off on me. No way, never ever happened—ever.”

• He hinted that Ray J may have been on drugs at the time. “You need to clean yourself up, get yourself right,” advised Fab, who said his shades were the only thing lost in the scuffle. “At the end of the day, I’m grown.”

• When Clue asked if the beef could be squashed, he responded, “There’s nothing to squash,” adding, “We could progress in our own ways. I could go my way, he could go his way. He could continue playing the piano at Floyd [Mayweather’s] crib if he wants and I’ll continue to do what I do.”

MARY J BLIGE TO RAP ON NEXT ALBUM

According to Rolling Stone, Mary J. Blige is looking to re-introduce her rap alter-ego, “Brook Lynn,” on her next studio album. The diva revealed that fans will get to hear her spit a verse on a record called on “Midnight Drive,” which will definitely appear on her forthcoming project, My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I). While the disc is slated to arrive on November 21st, MJB adds that there will also be a sequel “because it’s just too much good music.”

· Danja, Rico Love, Jerry Wonda, Swizz Beatz, Jim Jonsin, The Underdogs, and Jermaine Dupri have all made contributions.

· Mary introduced us to “Brook Lynn” on “Enough Cryin.”

ROBIN THICKE ANNOUNCED ALBUM TITLE 

Robin Thicke has announced the title and launch date for his upcoming album. The crooner tweeted that his next disc will be called Love After War and the lead single should be released by next week. The follow-up to 2009’s Sex Therapy will land on November 18th.

· Robin previously told Rap-Up.com, “It’s coming great. I think you get to that point where you hate it and then you love it. It’s like any important relationship in your life. Just myself, written and produced, like the first few albums.”

MAINO’S ALBUM GETS PUSHED BACK

According to HipHop-N-More.com, Maino’s upcoming album, Day After Tomorrow, has reportedly suffered a delay. The rapper’s sophomore effort, which was supposed to arrive on October 4th, will now hit stores on November 1st.

MOBB DEEP TO DROP NEW ALBUM ON BLACK FRIDAY

According to XXLMag.com, Mobb Deep has revealed that their next album will drop this fall. Havoc and Prodigy have decided to launch their project on November 25th, which is Black Friday. While details are sparse, Havoc explained, “We didn’t come up with a title yet, but we’ll have a title that will mean something. It will be like seven or eight songs. I did like three. We have some produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Alchemist and this kid named Young Free.”

LUDACRIS CLIMBED THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA 

Ludacris has knocked another item off his bucket list, or “F**k it list” as he tweeted it, when he trekked The Great Wall of China. According to his official Twitter page, the rapper recently visited The Great Wall on his recent trip Shanghai and Beijing.

· Ludacris has a mixtape called 1.21 Gigawatts set for release October 12th

LIL MO ISSUES NEW SINGLE “I LOVE ME” 

SingersRoom.com reports Lil Mo’s new single, “I Love Me” featuring Tweet, is the first offering from the singer’s comeback album, P.S. I Love Me. Fans can expect the upcoming project, which also features Danity Kane, Diddy Dirty Money, Maino and others, to be in stores November 1st. Head over to her official fansite to hear the song today.

· Do you think her next album will have great first week sales? Have you missed Lil Mo during her hiatus?

MIGUEL READY FOR MARSHA AMBROSIUS TOUR

We previously reported that Miguel will serve as a co-headliner with Marsha Ambrosius during their joint tour. Since the tour dates for the outing have been announced, we know that the “Sure Thing” singer is excited to play smaller venues. The entertainers will begin their trek on October 13th at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. Visit Ticketmaster.com for a full list of dates.

SKYLAR GREY TO JOIN BRUNO MARS ON EURO TOUR

Skylar Grey will join Bruno Mars on his upcoming European tour. The outing, which kicks off on October 3rd in Copenhagen, Denmark, will stop in London, Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, before wrapping in France on October 23rd.

· Grey will release her debut album, Invisible, in January.

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