With the promotion blitz for Beyoncé’s third studio album, I Am… underway, people are also buzzing about her new role as Etta James in the upcoming movie Cadillac Records. The lead song from the film Cadillac Records has leaked and now you can be the first to hear Beyoncé's rendition of the jazz classic "At Last."


Nearly two years after a fatal car accident, R&B singer Brandy says she barely got through the ordeal. “It was a tough situation to go through. I can’t really talk about it in any great detail because of legal matters but it was just something that I don’t like to think about often” the “Right Here (Departed)” singer told Ryan Seacrest Monday. “I prayed a lot and I had great people around me to help me up and lift my spirits and I got through it. I don’t even think that I’m all the way over it.” Getting in the studio to record “Human,” her forthcoming album, due in December, Brandy says certain songs were inspired or linked to the pain and emotional rollercoaster following the accident and subsequent legal issues. “Right Here (Departed)” ended up being a song that was specifically related to friends and family who stuck by her side. “A lot of people can related to that song because everyone needs someone to be there for them.”


Peep these quirky new promo shots for Kanye West's forthcoming '808's & Heartbreak' (due November 25th). recently held a contest to design an unofficial cover for Kanye West’s upcoming album “808s & Heartbreak”. Check out E3's favorite fan created covers for 808s and heartbreak.


Could Kobe Go to Europe?
Rumors are swirling around that Kobe may have a lucrative offer coming his way from a European basketball team after this season. The team is Greek club Olympiacos who recently signed Josh Childress to a pretty good deal. The offer is rumored to be $60 million for three years. But along with that salary comes a villa on the Mediterranean Sea, a private yacht, and the team paying all the taxes on the salary.

Former '106 & Park' host Free has landed a new gig.
The one-time BET vee-jay, whose real name is Marie Wright, has joined New York City's Power 105.1 FM radio station as a co-host on the 'Ed Lover Morning Show.' Free joined the station officially on Oct. 14 and broadcasts on weekdays from 6am to 10 am.
This isn't the Massachusetts-bred talent's first stint in radio. After her unceremonious departure from the top
-rated '106 & Park' after hosting the show for five years, Free joined the now defunct Los Angeles station The Beat 100.3 FM and hosted an afternoon show called 'Free's World.' She left that station after they switched from a Hip-Hop and R&B format to become an Urban Adult Contemporary station.


Here’s some shots of your girl Beyoncé on the set of Cadillac Records. The movie includes a talented cast such as Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, and Mos Def. 'Cadillac Records' opens on December 5th.
Will you be wathcing this movie?


Now this song will take you back to the memories of house parties/school dances with the BASS on BLAST and people doing the tootsie roll. My Boo was one of the most memorable song of the 90's... by the Ghost Town DJs (or Ghostown DJs). The Ghostown DJs are a former African-American hip-hop group who recorded the 1996 hit "My Boo". The song was influenced by the music scene in Miami, with a deep, throbbing bass line. They also wrote other hit songs like, "Shorty Swing My Way", "Let Me Love You Down", "At Night I Think Of You", and "My Boo Remix".

Peep music producer Polow Da Don in the next video "Shorty Swing My Way"


Beyonce Knowles Carter has made a personal donation of $100,000 to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund benefiting victims of Hurricane Ike in the Greater Houston area who've lost homes, property, and jobs.
The Fund was established at the request of Houston Mayor Bill White to help fill human needs for victims located primarily in Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties.
The Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund will provide aid to nonprofit organizations providing immediate relief in the area including shelter and temporary housing, food and household supplies, transportation and child care.
Beyonce is currently organizing a fundraising benefit for Hurricane Ike Relief through the Survivor Foundation with full details to be announced soon.
In the meantime, her not-for-profit organization Survivor Foundation - founded with her parents Tina and Mathew Knowles, sister Solange and former Destiny's Child band mate Kelly Rowland – helped a couple to get married after Ike caused two wedding facilities in the Houston area to go bankrupt. Nathan Rhodes and Ronda Lotter were among thousands of brides and grooms left without a place to exchange vows. The Survivor Foundation donated the House of Dereon Media Center for Rhonda and Nathan's wedding and reception. It was the first wedding ever held there.


Alicia Keys leads the pack this year in American Music Award nominations with four – including Artist of the Year and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for her latest CD "As I Am." Lil Wayne's successful 2008 run – fueled by his hit album "Tha Carter III" – culminated in three nods, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop.


Beyoncé has got the internet going nuts... Rumor has it that she swagger jacked the “If I Were A Boy” track from up and coming pop/rock singer and songwriter BC Jean. The track was produced and co-written by Toby Gad along with BC Jean. The truth is that when BC’s record deal fell through, co-writer Toby Gad kept the track and shopped it around to big name artists. The same thing happened with Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, also produced by Gad. Not saying that it's fair, but this is very common in the music biz. You can hear BC Jean’s version of “If I Were A Boy” below and compare to Beyonce's version. Which track do you like best?


Kanye says that his new album, 808's and Heartbreak, is about emotional nakedness, and most of the songs are about his breakup with one specific woman. "Coldest Winter" is the latest track to be released from the Chi-town rapper. "Coldest Winter" is dedicated in memory of his late mother, Donda West. 808's and Heartbreak has been slated for a December release, in order for it avoid collision with Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3, for which Kanye serves as producer. Take a minute tolisten to the track below.


Megastar Beyoncé Knowles has released the album covers for her eagerly awaiting 3rd solo LP 'I Am...Beyonce / Sasha Fierce'. The album will be a dual disc affair - coming in both a regular and deluxe edition.
You can check out the 'I Am...Sasha Fierce' regular edition album cover above and the cover shot for the deluxe edition below.
Are you feeling the cover art?... Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


Janet Jackson is returning to her "Rock Witchu" tour and finally revealing the mystery illness that led her to cancel a string of concerts.
Following two weeks of scrapped shows, Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour Wednesday night at the Verizon Center in Washington after a bout of migraine-associated vertigo. She is being treated for the illness, which is characterized by dizziness, imbalance and other symptoms.
"She's a world-class entertainer and needs to be at the top of her game to give her fans the show they expect," Jackson's manager, Kenneth Crear, said in a statement. "She's feeling much better and is ready to hit the road again to finish the tour."
Upcoming stops include Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, New York and East Rutherford, N.J.
Jackson, 42, will announce new dates for concerts she postponed in Montreal; Boston; Philadelphia; Greensboro, N.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Uncasville, Conn.


Keyshia Cole celebrated her 27th birthday at Mr. Chow’s in L.A. with friends like Ne-Yo and Anthony Hamilton.

Beyoncé hit up TRL studios to premiere her two brand new videos “Single Ladies” and “If I Were A Boy”.

Rihanna, Toni Braxton, Akon, and Robin Thicke were among the guests who came the City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry awards dinner.


It's finally here, the brand new video for "Superhuman" which features upcoming artist Keri Hilson. This is Chris Brown's latest single extracted, off the Forever Edition of his platinum selling album Exclusive. Peep the video below.


Sony Pictures has announced that next month, on November 11, they will release on DVD 'This Christmas' and 'The Perfect Holiday', two holiday films that folks have been asking about since the films were released in theaters last year.
Produced by Will Packer and Rob Hardy of Rainforest Films, 'This Christmas' stars Delroy Lindo, Loretta Devine, Regina King, Idris Elba, Sharon Lea, Mekhi Phifer,
Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Laz Alonzo, Lauren London, Keith Washington, David Banner, Ricky Harris, and Jessica Stroup.

In the film, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.

Directed by Lance Rivera, 'The Perfect Holiday' stars Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Malik Hammond, Charlie Murphy, Faizon Love, Jeremy Gumbs, Jill Marie Jones, and Rachel True.
An African-American take on the classic and beloved Christmas family film, 'The Perfect Holiday' tells the story of Nancy (Union), a divorced mother of three who is so busy raising her children that she's forgotten to take care of herself as well. With Christmas fast approaching, she decides to take her kids to the mall to meet Santa Claus, not knowing that her youngest daughter Emily (Khail Bryant) has sensed her mother's sadness and is determined to use her time with Santa to make her mom happy again. Just a few days prior, Emily heard her mom say that all she wanted for Christmas was a compliment from a man, so that's exactly what she tells Santa. Ironically, Santa, as it turns out, is office supply salesman and struggling songwriter Benjamin (Chestnut), who ends up giving Nancy just what she wants for Christmas, and much, much more.


They may have moved out of their father's house, but 'Run's House' fans can expect to see more of the lovely older daughters of Run-DMC rapper Reverend Run when their own reality series gets underway. As reported last year by E3, Angela and Vanessa Simmons revealed that the new MTV spin-off, will be called 'Daddy's Girls,' and will follow their "lives in L.A. and what's going on with us," since making the bi-coastal move from The Big Apple.
Expect the new series to showcase the sisters as they evolve their popular 'Pastry' shoe and clothing line into another more grown-up brand, in addition to embarking upon other exciting ventures. There's sure to be a promising future for the Simmons sisters.
To be able to pull off a successful shoe collection, which launched just under two years ago. Plus, Vanessa wants people to keep an eye out for their upcoming clothing line for the "more demure and sophisticated older girl who may not have realized she's a 'Pastry' girl yet." She said it will launch around Fall 2009 – just in time for back to school.
Peep their new Pastry ad below:


Ashanti was spotted in Hollywood on Monday celebrating her birthday at Area nightclub.

Meagan Good & big sis Lamyia Good and actor Brian White
actress Tamala Jones and Pleasure P
Dollicia Bryan and actor Stephen Bishop


The second video of Beyoncé's dual release, 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' premiered today on MTV. As with the 'If I Were A Boy' clip, this video was directed by Jake Nava.


The Sexiest Woman Alive, Halle Berry, lauched her new fragrance in New York. Halle by Halle Berry is due to be in stores by March 2009…
We call Halle my second baby,” she said, “because that’s really all I’ve been working on for the past two years.” Throughout the process, the actress insisted on being involved in just about every aspect creating the fragrance, from doing scent tests to helping design the bottle itself — and made sure that the woody oriental included two of her most-loved notes. “I was mixing two fragrances, a fig and a mimosa, and putting them in a bottle and carrying them around,” she says. “That was my flavor of the moment.” And it’s a flavor she hopes men will appreciate as much as women. “I want women to feel that their partners, that special person, thinks they smell beautiful, thinks that it’s simple enough that they can ingest it all day, every day. That’s what Gabriel said,” she adds, of her boyfriend Gabriel Aubry’s take on her signature scent. “He said it smells like that — he better be right!”


Here’s the long awaited video for “If I Were a Boy,” the first of two singles off Beyoncé’s third album I Am… While some listeners will immediately think of Ciara’s similarly-titled Like A Boy because of the similarity in subject matter, the vibe and song makeup are both completely different. B definitely delivers! For most, after viewing the music video it made them like the song a bit more. Beyoncé’s third album drops November 18th. Watch the video below.


Great Jams never go out of style... Do you remember Uncle Sam and his hit "I Don't Ever Want To See You Again"? What about "Baby You Are" with Gabrielle Union in the music video.


Coming out this week is the horror film 'Quarantine' that features Columbus Short, Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, Rade Sherbedzija, and Johnathon Schaech. Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night-shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood-curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, Internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape.