Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Go buy JENNIFER HUDSON out today!

I just bought the Target-exclusive version of Jennifer Hudson's debut album this morning and it is SO good! Ya'll gotta grab this!

The Target -exclusive CD comes with 3 bonus tracks ("Stand Up" & 2 "Spotlight" remixes) as well as the music video for "Spotlight" and some behind-the-scenes action.

To help convince you to buy this fabulous album, here is a track called "My Heart" that I think is awesome:

Jennifer Hudson performing "Spotlight"

Congratulations to Jennifer Hudson on her engagement!

Be sure to run out and buy Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut album TODAY, September 30th!

Monday, September 29, 2008

'Girlfriends' coming to WE next week!

Fans of The CW’s Girlfriends, take note. The long-running sitcom canceled last February has a new home on television at the women-oriented cable network WE.

Beginning on Monday, October 6, the series will air weekdays from 12pm to 1pm EST. And to celebrate the addition of Girlfriends to the network’s lineup, WE plans to give viewers a little something extra on the big premiere day: a four-hour marathon later that night, starting at 6pm EST.

Also, check out WEtv's Girlfriends page HERE.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sarah Michelle Gellar to star in HBO series!

Sarah Michelle Gellar is ready to slay TV viewers again.

The erstwhile vampire slayer is set to return to the small screen — no, not as Buffy — in a new HBO series, Variety reports.

The Wonderful Maladys, developed by Charles Randolph for the actress, will focus on a trio of dysfunctional siblings still reeling from the loss of their parents at an early age.

Gellar's character is described as having "a kind of zealous immaturity — like a drug addict with a to-do list."

The duo will also serve as executive producers on the half-hour series, to be shot single-camera style. Filming will begin in early 2009.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

'Hounddog' starring Jill Scott movie trailer

Jill Scott plays Big moma thornton in the drama taking place in the 1960s American South.
The story revolves around a troubled 12-year old girl who finds solace from an abusive life through blues music.
Blues music is delicately woven throughout this touching film to create a colorful tapestry of a melancholy life that finds release and healing through the music of Elvis Presley, whose character appears in the movie, albeit briefly, and the singing of the Blues.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Beyoncé's 2 singles pushed back

Beyoncé has pushed back her two singles "If I Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies" one week from October 7th to October 14th in an attempt to let Michelle Williams' Unexpected shine for that week.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Words & Sounds, Post 65


From the amazing collection Girlfriends: The Soundtrack, here are two exclusive tracks that you can listen to:

Estelle - "All Come Back To You" (Exclusive to Girlfriends: The Soundtrack)
All Come Back to You - Estelle>>> BUY on iTunes <<<

Amy Winehouse - "Stronger Than Me" (Exclusive mix for Girlfriends: The Soundtrack)
Stronger Than Me - Amy Winehouse>>> BUY on iTunes <<<

Enjoy and let me know what you think of the tracks!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

'Girlfriends' Seasons 1-5 DVD Pack Picture

With the anticipated October 28th release of Girlfriends: The Fifth Season on DVD, a special five-season set will also be available.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Michelle Williams to shoot video for "The Greatest" next week

Taking to her video blog on Myspace, the loveable Michelle Williams tells us that she is shooting her video for "The Greatest" next week, around September 24th.

I am loving this song so much and you can't help but love Michelle's personality!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Keesha Sharp addresses end of 'Girlfriends'

As the writer’s strike came to an end, so did the abrupt end to one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. After enduring years of waning publicity, a switch to a new network and the departure of a major character, GIRLFRIENDS entertained and encouraged audiences for almost 8 seasons. Without a series finale planned, Keesha decided to address all of you with a personal message about the end of GIRLFRIENDS:

From Keesha:
“As a fan of GIRLFRIENDS, I was very saddened by the news that the world would never get to see closure for one of the most important television programs of our time: a show with African American women as the driving force.

As a cast member, I will very much miss playing Monica and all of the changes she has gone through for 6 seasons.

As I prepare for life after GIRLFRIENDS, excited for what God has planned for me, I want to thank all of you for your loving support. YOU made GIRLFRIENDS the success that it was and I hope to see you again really soon as an intriguing new character.

Officially I also wanted to give a big thanks to the creators, producers, cast, writers and crew. It has been a great experience to work with all of you! God Bless You!”

Happy 10th Anniversary to Kindred The Family Soul - Download The New Single “House of Love” for FREE

Hidden Beach would like to extend a warm congratulations to Jill Scott’s labelmates, Aja and Fatin from Kindred The Family Soul, for their 10th Anniversary.

In conjunction with celebrating their commitment to each other, Hidden Beach is proud to offer a FREE Download of “House of Love” only available in the Hidden Beach Shop.

Free Download is available on Friday (9/19), Saturday (9/20) and Sunday (9/21) at http://shop.hiddenbeach.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=30459 using the coupon “CONGRATS”

[Source: JillScott.com]

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Oh Hell Yes! is on IMEEM now!

Now you can hear all of the Oh Hell Yes! EXCLUSIVES on imeem

Check out the playlist to the right ---->

Monday, September 15, 2008

Import version of 'Girlfriends': The Soundtrack on Amazon

If any of ya'll are interested in owning the IMPORT version of Girlfriends: The Soundtrack, here's an official listing on Amazon.com.

The tracklisting is the same as on iTunes, so I'm assuming this is imported from the UK, but I have no idea. 

I can't wait for the physical release in the US though! I hope it's soon...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

'Girlfriends' T-Shirt Available for Purchase!

Available NOW from the official CBS store is this beautiful (and surprising!) T-Shirt featuring our favorite Girlfriends in one of their hottest pictures together!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beyoncé & Justin Timberlake to collaborate on B's new album

Beyonce's New LP, Featuring Justin Timberlake, Due November 18
Two tracks, 'If I Were a Boy' and 'Single Ladies,' will be released in advance of album.

While details have been largely kept under wraps, some information has emerged about Beyoncé's forthcoming, still-untitled third solo LP, which is slated for release on November 18 on Music World Music/ Columbia.

Justin Timberlake will appear on the LP, although further details on his involvement were not available at press time. The two sang together on a cover of the 1968 Marvin Gaye/ Tammi Terrell hit "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" at the Fashion Rocks concert in New York last weekend.

Timberlake told reporters outside the show, "I'll be in the studio this week with Beyoncé. Who knows what will come out of that?" according to MTV News U.K.

Beyoncé co-wrote or co-produced all the material on the album, which the label says comprises "her most personal, reflective and revelatory collection to-date."

Songwriter/ producer Sean Garrett (Mary J. Blige, Usher, Fergie) revealed to MTV News on the VMA red carpet that he's been Beyoncé's album. "I got to get a big secret out: Beyoncé!" he said. "I just finished some incredible records with her. She's probably going to be mad at me for telling you all — sorry, B!"

Producer Jim Jonsin (Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," T.I., Danity Kane) reportedly worked with the singer on the song the track "Beautiful Nightmare," which leaked earlier this year, although it was unclear at press time whether the song will appear on the LP.

Two tracks from the album, "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies," will be released in advance of the LP on October 7, according to the label. Beyoncé filmed a video for an undisclosed song in New York on Thursday.

Beyoncé also has two films in the works: She appears as legendary singer Etta James in "Cadillac Records," which does not yet have a release date, and the wife of a man being stalked in "Obsessed," due early next year.
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Video from the set of Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy"

Beyoncé is in Harlem NY shooting the video for her new single "If I Were A Boy" and The New York Post has got some quick footage of B doing her thing.

Thanks to BrownSista for the heads-up.

** Update:

EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé "At Last!" Live Tribute to Etta James AUDIO MP3

This very exciting Oh Hell Yes! Exclusive is an mp3 audio file of Beyoncé performing Etta James' classic "At Last!" at Fashion Rocks 2008.

The live performance is high quality and the cover was made by me. 

Beyoncé performed "At Last!" as a tribute to Etta James at the show, and Beyoncé will be portraying the soul legend in her new film Cadillac Records, due out in theaters around Christmas. 

Beyoncé will also be contributing several songs to the film's soundtrack, including "At Last!", which is rumored to be released in October.

ENJOY! Please leave comments/thanks.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Catch Michelle Williams tonight on MTV!

Catch Michelle Williams tonight and every Thursday night at 10pm on MTV's new show Top Pop Group!

Michelle will be a judge on the new show. CLICK for more information.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sara Bareilles to be featured on Holiday Album

In the year of the female singer-songwriter, Epic Records and Hotel Café have partnered up to release Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs – a compilation of both original recordings as well as classic holiday tracks sung by a lineup of female singer-songwriters including many who have been associated with Hotel Café including Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile and KT Tunstall. The star-studded album, which will be released on October 14 will also feature an exclusive medley of the traditional folk song, “Auld Lang Syne” from which all proceeds on U.S. sales will benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure.

On making Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs, singer Sara Bareilles had this to say, "I honestly never thought I would ever be on a Holiday album, but when the idea of the Hotel Cafe putting one together came about, I was really excited. I was honored to be a part of a compilation showcasing the incredible female talent at the Cafe, and Ingrid Michaelson and I wrote a song specifically for this project. I'm really looking forward to sharing it. The entire album will be incredibly beautiful."

Included on this unique album are five incredible original recordings starting off with a stunning recording of “Winter Song,” a gorgeous duet of which Sara Bareilles co-wrote and recorded with Ingrid Michaelson. Other originals include, “The Heartache Can Wait” which Brandi Carlile penned, “Misletoe” from Colbie Caillat, “All My Bells Are Ringing” from newcomer Lenka, and the sassy “Maybe Next Year (X-Mas Song,)” sung by Meiko.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

2 NEW Michelle Williams singles out TODAY

Michelle Williams has just released TWO wonderful singles TODAY on both iTunes and AmazonMP3!

Follow-ups to "We Break The Dawn", "The Greatest" and "Hello Heartbreak" serve as Unexpected's second double A-side singles.

"The Greatest", a sweet ballad that I love, will be serviced to radio while the hot "Hello Heartbreak" and its accompanying remixes will hit the club scene.

Support our girl Michelle Williams by buying these hot new singles and purchasing the full album Unexpected on October 7th!

Beyoncé to release 3rd album on November 18th! + 2 new singles NEWS

Two New Beyonce Singles - "If I Were A Boy" & "Single Ladies" - Slated to
Impact Radio Simultaneously on October 7
Beyonce's Sensational "Fashion Rocks" Performance Airing Tonight on CBS at
9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Music World Music/Columbia Records
will release the third full-length studio album from the international
superstar and cultural icon Beyonce on Tuesday, November 18.

One of 2008's most hotly anticipated new album releases, Beyonce's
as-yet-untitled upcoming album marks the artist's first new studio
collection since the Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling B'Day debuted at
#1 on charts around the world shortly after its international release on
September 4, 2006 (in celebration of Beyonce's 25th birthday).

Beyonce's fans will get their first glimpse of the artist's new album
with the simultaneous release of two of the album's key tracks -- "If I
Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies" -- scheduled to impact radio on October 7.

With all songs co-written and co-produced by Beyonce, the artist's
third studio album is her most personal, reflective and revelatory
collection to-date.

Lensed live at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, Beyonce's
spectacular performance at the "Fashion Rocks" fifth anniversary
extravaganza, a star-studded concert honoring the relationship between
music and fashion, will be broadcast on CBS on Tuesday, September 9 at 9pm
(ET/PT). Please check your local listings.

Fan club: http://www.welovebeyonce.com


SOURCE Music World Music/Columbia Records

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NEW 'Buffy' Soundtrack in stores TODAY!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Score, Coming 09/09/2008!

Buffy fans rejoice! The Emmy-winning score to the cult hit show is now available! Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score features 29 tracks, including "Massacre" (the Emmy-winning score from Season 2 episode "Becoming"), "Loneliness of Six" (from Season 3 episode "Lover's Walk"), and "Haunted" (from Season 4 episode "Fear Itself"), all scored, mixed, and produced by longtime Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and Angel) composer Christophe Beck. A must-have for any serious Buffy fan!

Massacre (from "Becoming, Part Two")
Angel Waits (from "Passion")
Remembering Jenny (from "Passion")
Twice the Fool (from "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered")
Moment of Happiness (from "Innocence")
Loneliness of Six (from "Lovers Walk")
Sugar High (from "Band Candy")
Tai Chi (from "Band Candy")
Kralik's House (from "Helpless")
Magic Snow Music (from "Amends")
Slayer's Elegy (from "The Wish")
Faith's End (from "Graduation Day, Part One")
Drink Me (from "Graduation Day, Part Two")
One Last Moment (from "Graduation Day, Part Two")
Haunted (from "Fear, Itself")
From the Grave (from "This Year's Girl")
Demon Got Your Tongue (from "Hush")
Golf Claps (from "Hush")
The Princess Screams (from "Hush")
Spellbound (from "Who Are You")
Fyarl in the Morning (from "A New Man")
A Really Big Sandbox (from "Restless")
Spaghetti (from "Restless")
Body Paint (from "Restless")
Xander's Nightmare (from "Restless")
The Tower (from "The Gift")
Losing Battle (from "The Gift")
Apocalypse (from "The Gift")
Sacrifice (alternate version, from "The Gift")
Willow and Oz (from "Something Blue") - iTunes Bonus Track
Thanksgiving Brawl (from "Pangs") - iTunes Bonus Track

>>> BUY in stores NOW <<<

Monday, September 8, 2008

Another casting call for Beyoncé "I'm Just A Boy" video

Winsome Sinclair & Associates (WSA) is casting
Non-Union actors and models for the upcoming Beyonce
Knowles Video to be directed by Jake Nava. We will
be shooting for two days in N.Y. Thursday September 11,
and Friday September 12.

We're looking for:

1. Men and Women of all races who can play New York city
police officers aged between 25- 45 years old (MUST own New York city police uniform)

2. Latino/ Black males who can play an 18-22 year old "suspect".

3. African-American female Body Double for lead; 5'6 120-130 lbs, light/fare in skin complexion.

4. Men and women of all races that can play pedestrians in New York city (New York types)

Please send submissions ASAP to: justaboyvideo@gmail.com
Attention: Beyonce Knowles Video/(the role your interested in)
Deadline: Tuesday September 9th 2008- 7 pm

[Source: Craig's List]

Beyoncé's next single titled "I'm Just A Boy" + Sneak Peek of FashionRocks performance

Thanks to ThatGrapeJuice.net:

Music Video

Director: Jake Nava
Casting Director: Winsome Sinclair
Casting Associate: Monique 'Mo' Link
Interview Dates: Saturday 9/6
Shoot/Start Date: 9/11-9/14
Location: New York




(African American) Late 20's to Early 30's. RATE: $2000.00 (Neg.)

(Male, Latino or Asian or Mixed Race) Late 20's Early 30's. RATE: $750.00

(African American or Asian woman) Early to Mid 20's. RATE: $750.00

(Latino, Asian, or Mixed race) Late 20's Early 30's. RATE: $500.00

That's the casting call for the shoot of B's new video! I am so excited!!!


Here's a sneak peek of B performing Etta James' classic "At Last" at Fashion Rocks:

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Just Stand Up!" LIVE Performance

Carrie Underwood
Miley Cyrus
Leona Lewis
Keyshia Cole
Natasha Bedingfield
Mary J. Blige
Mariah Carey
(Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls filled in for Sheryl Crow , Melissa Etheridge and LeAnn Rimes)

"Just Stand Up!" LIVE Performance
from Radio City Music Hall, NYC
@ Fashion Rocks 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jennifer Hudson sings "Star-Spangled Banner" @ DNC

Jennifer Hudson sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Democratic National Convention recently.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Words & Sounds, Post 64

Happy Birthday Beyoncé!

As a special edition of Words & Sounds, this is in celebration of Beyoncé's 27th birthday today.

>>> Download: Beyoncé - "World Wide Woman" <<<

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Jill Marie Jones answers survey

Jill Marie Jones, who stars in "The Perfect Holiday."
Book I’m reading: "The Measure of a Man" by Sidney Poitier

Total number of books I own:
About 80... 50 or so novels

Three books that mean a lot to me:
"Flowers in the Attic" V.C. Andrews (This is when I fell in love with reading. I was around 12, and my mom would’ve died if she knew I was reading a book with such adult content... I loved it!)
"The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan. I loved the stories of these women and their daughters; I learned so much about myself reading this book and I called my mom after and told her how much I love her and we sobbed for hours. It was great.
"My Life" by Bill Clinton

Last film I saw:
"American Gangster," directed by Ridley Scott

Three films that mean a lot to me:
"Imitation of Life," directed by Douglas Sirk. Although the original with Claudette Colbert (1934) is great, I prefer the Lana Turner 1959 version... I love it! It’s my favorite movie of all time!
"Scarface," directed by Brian De Palma
"The Color Purple," directed by Steven Spielberg
Ok... and my fourth is "Pillow Talk," directed by Michael Gordon *

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
Cate Blanchett

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
It’s hard to pick one, but I’ve always loved Bette Davis

Who do you look to for inspiration?
My mother- she’s not in the business but she knows how to raise a good kid

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
"All the Way," Frank Sinatra. Favorite song ever (would dance to it at my wedding)
"Lost Without You," Robin Thicke. Beautiful love song from a man to his woman.
Anything by Tracy Chapman

Concert that changed your life:
New Edition. I don’t know if it changed my life, but it started a huge crush that lasted way too long *

Guilty pleasures
* TV: "I Love New York"
* Film: sappy romantic comedies
* Reading material: at the airport I do enjoy buying Harlequin novels
*Web sites: Youtube
* YouTube video: Dick in a Box

Best hangover remedy?
A Corona first thing in the morning.

What's the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Upside: information is in abundance/ everything at your fingertips
Downside: no one picks up the phone and talks anymore (more impersonal)

What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
First of all, I would say be very clear on what you want in this business and push forward; and I also believe that from Joe Schmo to Brad Pitt, training is important so study study study...

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
Someone I deem wise told me once there are two reasons why one gets out of bed in the morning: something or someone to love, and aspiration... and I believe that

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?

What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
I would have to say a mountain lion because I don’t have any bitter exes- I’m friendly with all my exes... I think it’s crazy to share so much of yourself and time with someone and all of a sudden you wake up one day and it’s like all that time never existed.

Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
Although I love LA, I would have to say the Knicks- one of my best friends of over 20 years played for the Knicks for several seasons, and c’mon it’s Spike Lee...

What is the single worst purchase you’ve made in the past year?
I’m not a girly- girl when it comes to shopping, but the lovely people at Barneys sweet talked me into a Barney’s charge card...SO bad *

Five people who I'd like to see answer this survey:
Barack Obama
Sidney Poitier
Terrence Howard
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