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One Of Our Favorite X Factor Auditions From Last Night!

| Filed under: Mary J. BligeX FactorReality TV

She definitely let her nerves get the best of her toward the beginning!

But good lord, she got better and better as she went on!

Check out one of our favorite auditions from last night's X Factor, featuring the very talented, but also very nervous, 16-year-old Jazzlyn Little absolutely KILLING Mary J. Blige's I'm Going Down (above)!

She is able to escape into that WONDERFUL voice of hers like no one else we've ever seen!

Star in the making!

We cannot wait to see how she progresses through this competition!

You go, gurl!

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Will Smith Possibly Coming Back To Music!

| Filed under: Music MinuteWill SmithMary J. BligeSnoopWillow Smith

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Who wants to get jiggy with it?

Will Smith does! The actor, who was a rapper once upon a time believe it or not, is looking to revive his music career.

Producer La Mar "Mars" Edwards says the two are working together on "bringing [Will] back."

It's been 6 whole years since

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Mary J. Blige Talks Addiction

| Filed under: DrugsMary J. BligeAlcoholWellnessAddiction

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In a recent interview for VH1's Behind The Music tv series, Mary J. Blige opened up about hitting rock bottom while addicted to drugs and alcohol.

She recalls:

"I remember going down the wrong way on the FDR Drive (in New York)… I didn't realize this is how messed up we were. (I was) driving this way, the traffic's coming this way. I remember crashing my car into a wall, spinned out, and my girlfriend was on the other side just screaming.

I really didn't care about myself; I was borderline suicidal… I was like the walking dead; just smoking and drinking and hanging. I was subliminally just trying to get outta here. I was trying to drink the problems away and I remember having Seagram's gin sponsor our tour - and I was drinking every single day.

I don't know what death feels like but I felt like my spirit was trying to leave my body. I remember saying a prayer: 'Send me someone to help me'."

Luckily for her (and us), producer Kendu Isaacs called Mary to let her know that he thought she wasting her life and her talent.

His conversation with her seem to really hit a nerve because she said:

"I cared so much about him. I didn't want to just be this alcoholic burden on him… I took responsibility and I cleaned up as much as I could."

And we are so grateful that you did, Mary. So many wonderfully talented and creative people have left us too soon due to drugs and alcohol. Thankfully, you took the first step in getting help.

[Image via WENN.]

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Mary J. Looks Rockin'! First Look At Blige's Rock Of Ages Character!

| Filed under: Film FlickersMary J. Blige

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Now that is some ferocity! Damn!

Rock of Ages is nothing short of celebu-cluster with some of the biggest names in movies and music attached. Miz Mary J. Blige will be taking the role of Justice Charlier, the owner of a gentlemen’s club, and we've got a first look at it here!

Foxy! We're digging the hair! How long did that take?!

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Check Out Mary J. Blige's BET Awards Opening Medley

| Filed under: Music MinuteAwardzMary J. BligeEvents

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!

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Quote Of The Day

| Filed under: Quote of the DayMusic MinuteMary J. BligeHairstyles

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"If I weren't in the music business, I would probably be doing hair. And I've always been good with my own hair."

- Mary J. Blige talks careers to In Style magazine

[Image via WENN.]

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Justin Bieber Appearing At The BET Awards

| Filed under: BeyonceAwardzMary J. BligeAlicia KeysChris BrownLil WayneKelly RowlandDrakeJustin Bieber

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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?

[Image via WENN.]

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