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Jilly from Philly is lookin mighty hot on the June cover of Ebony. Jill Scott is releasing a new album soon that she wants people to “make love to”. WOW! We can’t wait for that!
You’re looking fantastic mami!
Beyoncé is definitely living the sweet life. The young superstar is to be honored with the prestigious Billboard Millennium Award at the Billboard Music Awards that will air on May 22nd.
Beyoncé will be honored with Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today (May 9). The iconic performer and international star will receive the honor at the May 22 show, which will air on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Billboard Millennium Award will recognize Beyoncé’s career achievements and influence in the music industry, from her role as the frontwoman of Destiny’s Child to her three-chart-topping solo albums, which have collectively earned her 16 Grammy awards and ASCAP’s Pop Songwriter of the Year award. Previously, Billboard named Beyoncé its Woman of the Year in October 2009, and Top Female Artist of the Decade in December 2009.
Beyoncé’s Billboard Millennium Award will arrive just as the star puts the finishing touches on her fourth studio album, due out later this year. The album, whose debut single “Run the World (Girls)” premiered in April, will be her first since 2009’s “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” which sold 2.9 million copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Talk about ambition! The 17-year-old (that’s right! She’s growing up…I can still remember her as lil Akeelah spelling all those words) is not only an accomplished actor but also a singer and NOW she’s adding film producer to her lengthy resume.
From Keke’s website:
I am so excited to announce my next Big project it’s a movie called Rags or Ragz, not sure how the spelling will end up, but that does not matter because the script is fun and full of great music !
The idea came from Nick Cannon , he called my parents and said he had this cool script that he had been working on and he wanted me to read it, I was like cool, so we met he gave me the script and the rest is history! I loved the project so much that I wanted to be a producer on it as well , I even got to make suggestions on the script which influenced the music, and speaking of the music, we were so fortunate to have been able to steal Rodney Jerkins, and his amazing writing team, away from American Idol long enough to write all of the fabulous music!!
We were also very blessed to obtain Bille Woodruff as the director , he is a masterful director especially with music, most famous for the film Honey with Jessica Alba . I have not done a movie like this since Jump IN, I think the timing is right and I look forward to this project , hope you guys like this one as much as you did Jump In ! Hey, what do you guys think RAGS or RAGZ ????
Kudos to Miss Keke and we look forward to seeing the project!
We definitely want to take a moment and congratulate Madame June Ambrose on making the 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood lists for the Hollywood Reporter. June is responsible for MANY iconic looks and style expressions by some of our favorite urban celebrities such as Diddy, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross and many more.
Although she is listed as number 23 on the list, we know that in OUR culture, she is one of the THE top stylists. We salute you Madame Ambrose for making life and entertainment THAT more beautiful.
It just doesn’t get much better than this. Amongst only a handful of women of color, Rihanna graces the 10th Annual Shape issue, shot by one of my favorite photographers, Annie Leibovitz (Beyonce Knowles graced the shape issue as well…what are they trying to say?). Either way this is huge for the R&B/Pop star.
Kudos to Rihanna!