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Jay-Z To Rock A Rhyme With Run DMC & Drake!

| Filed under: Music MinuteBarack ObamaJill ScottJay ZDrake

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You lucky lucky Philly cheese-steaks you!

We'll take multiple servings, with extra musical CHEDDAR please!

Jay-Z's Made in America Philadelphian music festival just got a major injection of magic-sauce with the additions of legedary hip-hop group Run DMC, and rap's current golden boy Drake!

Jay has also added Nicky Romero and Jill Scott, and has spanned genres to include Swedish House Mafia DJ Alesso, bluesy string-picker Gary Clark Jr, and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell!

This redonkulous two-day fest featuring Pearl Jam and Jay himself, ignites Sept 1st… and there MAY be a minuscule chance that our PRESIDENT Barack Obama might rock out with his cockerel out.

Holy guacamole.

We pledge allegiance to The United States of Made in America, one nation under Jay-Z!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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Steel Magnolia's Remake: We Wanna Know Whyyy!?

| Filed under: TV NewsFilm FlickersQueen LatifahJill Scott

Oh, tears spring to our eyes at the mere THOUGHT of Robert Harling's heart-wrenching love-filled drama that is Steel Magnolias!

And while we adore the new cast that make up the forthcoming Lifetime remake of the 1989 film, we must ask WHY remake such a classic, sentimental production?

But, originality is a dying art and we understand that twerks on original works can be just as powerful, if not more so, than their initial inspirations!

Ch-ch-check out the trailer (above) for Tony nominee Kenny Leon's version of Steel Magnolias starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, and Adepero Oduye.

Obvi we will be glued to out televisions with an armament of kleenex on hand, whenever Lifetime decides to air this epic tale!

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VH1’s Storytellers Gets Sexy New Lineup!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteJill ScottNorah JonesJason Mraz

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Confess your musical mischief, Jason Mraz…we KNOW you’ve got secrets hidden under that fedora!

The 16th season of VH1’s Storytellers will fill our ears with juicy insider info this summer, and some of our FAVE musicians are getting naked (so to speak).

VH1 says of the new installments:

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Queen Latifah To Star In Steel Magnolias Remake!

| Filed under: Film FlickersQueen LatifahJill Scott

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All hail the Queen!

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. Huxtable Phylicia Rashad, singer/actress Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Phylicia's daughter, Condola Rashad.

Lifetime Networks president and GM Nancy Dubuc said of the ladies:

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DIVAS!!! VH1 Adds More Names To Divas Lineup

| Filed under: TV NewsAnglophiliaKelly ClarksonMusic MinuteJennifer HudsonVH1Jill ScottMary J. BligeTravis McCoyEstelleFlorence and The MachineJessie J

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VH1 announced that there will be more Divas added to mix for their annual performance show, VH1 Divas.

The list includes English singers Estelle and Marsha Ambrosius, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings as well as the aformentioned Khan and Badu.

Male artists will also join the foray, including Travie McCoy and Boyz II Men.

This year, the show will

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VH1 DIVAS Celebrates Soul Will Feature An AMAZING Lineup!!!

| Filed under: TV NewsKelly ClarksonMusic MinuteJennifer HudsonVH1Jill ScottMary J. BligeFlorence and The MachineJessie J

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This is going to be DIVA-MAZING!

VH1 has just announced that this year's DIVAS show will focus on soul music, and they've got quite a lineup set!

Performers who will be featured on the show, which airs on Dec 19, include Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, Florence + The Machine, and Jessie J!

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???

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