Girl's got them golden pipes! Now she just needs songs that better feature her beautifully lilting voice…
Jay-Z's newest protege Rita Ora is already a bombshell in the British music world, and her sweet self is finally stamping her musical signet on the good ol' US of A!
Rita covered Jill Scott's emotional smash He Loves Me (above) at an intimate club show in NYC recently, and chicka's rendition is straight up goose-pimply!
The Albanian Brit's en-point voice supremely pierces the soul, making us crave MORE of her red-velvet vocal cake, which we are ANXIOUS to take a massive CHOMP of when the Misses debuts her first ever album ORA August 27th!
Yummm… a delight of both ORAl and aural pleasures!
Academy Award winning actress Queen Latifah has been added to join the cast of Lifetime’s version of the feature film, Steel Magnolias!!!
The made-for-TV adaption of the 1989 film follows the lives and friendships of six women in Louisiana. Other cast members include: Alfre Woodard, Mrs. HuxtablePhylicia Rashad, singer/actress Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Phylicia's daughter, Condola Rashad.
Lifetime Networks president and GM Nancy Dubuc said of the ladies:
Not only that, but The Roots will be featured as the house band for the performance. Coolio!
Here's what VH1's EVP of Original Music Production & Development Lee Rolontz had to say about it:
"This years’ telecast will showcase the vast impact soul music has had on the 21st century’s music and pop culture landscape as our talented and diverse lineup will attest. This year’s Divas offers a modern twist on soul music, all while tipping its hat to the legacy of key cities that created this musical heritage."
Sounds wonderful! We'll DEFINITELY be tuning in for this one!
What do U think? Will this be the best edition of VH1 DIVAS yet???
Zayn Malik has broken his silence and is talking ... a lot!
In an interview with Dan Wooten of The Sun, the former One Direction member -- who quit on Wednesday -- says there was no fallout with his four other bandmates.
"It is crazy and wild and a bit mad. But at the same time, I've never felt more in control in my life. And I feel like I'm doing what's right -- right by myself and right by the boys -- so I feel good."
In fact, Zayn says he struggled with his decision, mostly because he knew what impact it would have on the millions of 1D fans:
You know, I did try to do something that I wasn't happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people's happiness. And that was mainly the fans. I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.
And basically, I'm only upset cause I feel like I may have let them down in some sort of way."
Zayn even addressed his relationship with Perrie Edwards. Their heavily scrutinized relationship was rumored to be one reason why he quit. He told The Sun that his fiancee was "very supportive" and called her "a great girl."