Mary J. Blige News Archive
Check out the video (above) of Mary J. Blige's opening medley performance for The 2011 BET Awards.
The medley included her hits from the 90's, such as Mary Jane and Real Love. She also performed a duet of Anita Baker's Caught Up in the Rapture with Baker herself!
She ALSO premiered the song It Ain't Over Til It's Over with Jadakiss and DJ Khaled.
Great job, Mary! We'll look forward to seeing you next in all those movies you've got on the horizon!
How could the most popular act in the music business NOT make an appearance at the BET Awards?
It has been confirmed that Justin Bieber is scheduled to make an appearance at the annual hip hop and R&B award show airing live this Sunday.
The 17-year-old singer joins a list of other scheduled performers including Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled and Jill Scott.
If Chris Brown is performing, we're betting Bieber will perform alongside him with a rendition of their most recent collaboration, Next To You.
Are U excited to see what JBiebs has in store for us at this year's BET Awards?
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Oh what a night!
On Saturday, music mogul Scooter Braun felt the love for his 30th birthday as a handful of today's biggest celebs stepped out to celebrate alongside the beloved manager. The party will go down as one of the most epic parties of the year, with performances by Justin Bieber, Usher, Jaden Smith and MC Hammer and special appearances by his friends Kim Kadarshian, Mary J Blige, Adam Levine, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, David Katzenberg, , Wilmer Valderama, and Rita Wilson!
The evening began with a friendly roast hosted by Usher by Scooter's close family and friends, like his brother, Adam Braun. Then, the music started up with Biebs, Usher and Jaden performing some of their hits. The night ended with a special surprise performance by MC Hammer and an impromptu performance of This Love by Adam Levine.
They must all really love ya, Scoot! Sounds like an unforgettable birthday!
Check out the video (above) to see Usher rock out with The Biebs on backup. Then, check out the gallery below to see some hot shots from the par-tay!
Last night in New York City, the celebs who want to make you smell better came out for the 2011 FiFi Awards.
The Dutchess looked g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s in a canary yellow BCBG Max Azria Atelier gown. She kept her makeup simple, which really made her whole ensemble look effortless.
The hottest lady of the night by far was Halle Berry. The 44 year old showed off her bangin' bod in a black Halston cutout dress.
Who do U think was best dressed???
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And the line up of shows is extremely inneresting!!
Starting on June 29th, the new season of the reinvigorated documentary series leads off with an episode all about Missy Elliott:
“Missy was great and very candid,” said Brad Abramson, series executive producer. “She talked for the first time about her [near fatal bout with] Graves disease, which she’s been battling for the last few years, and spoke in detail about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.”
Sounds pretty powerful. Missy is definitely one of the stars we'd love to know more about. Just something about her seems like there'd be a really engrossing past.
So who else will be on this season?
Holy. Shizz. We want to know about all of them!
We've liked what they've done with the show since the brought it back in 2009, and it'll be great to see them continue the trend.
We're in, let's see it!
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Mary J. Blige is one of the busiest women out there, that's for sure!
Not only is she extremely active in charity (FFAWN), but she is prepping a new album due out in September, and working on TWO major upcoming movies!
Here's what she had to say about that role:
"I'm starring in Rock Of Ages alongside Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. I'm playing Justice Charlier, the gentleman's club owner. I'm having so much fun preparing for it, and I know Tom. I love Tom. He just really wants the best for everybody. He just wants you to win, and you've got to love a person like that. And they also just closed the deal with Russell Brand. It's a fun movie!"
Sounds like it, for sure. We could see how rocking out with Russell would be such a cool experience, since he's all about that kind of vibe to begin with!
Now her other upcoming role is a rather large one, and that's the upcoming Nina Simone biopic. We can't tell you how excited we are for it, because Nina Simone is one of our absolute favorites!
Here's what Mary says when asked if she's still doing it:
"I'm definitely still doing it and I'm in acting classes for it now. We start shooting at the end of the month!"
We think you're perfect for the role, and it just goes to show that you're taking it super seriously by taking classes and preparing for it. We bet it'll be an amazing homage!
Keep us updated, Mary! We can't wait for the new album, too!
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