Tyler Perry says he tried to save Whitney Houston’s life but failed in his attempt to take her to a rehab center to cure her drug addiction.
He made the revelation in an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Oprah’s Next Chapter episode debuting Sunday on OWN. Perry told Oprah, "I felt a huge responsibility for her, for Whitney, herself. From the first day we sat down in that restaurant and had a conversation...Read more
Prince has released a video for his new single "Fixurlifeup," which is streaming now on Vevo. The visual features images of the politically charged lyrics floating over footage of Prince performing the song with the female trio 3rd Eye Girl, in fact the video is credited to 3rd Eye Girl featuring Prince. Prince and the trio performed the song at the Billboard Music Awards May 19. The video also intercuts live footage shot in San Diego on the Live Out Loud tour.
The single...Read more
Chris Brown drops his new single ”They Don’t Know” on Monday, featuring never-before-heard vocals from the late Aaliyah. As revealed on Rap-up.com, the cover art shows Chris's tattoo-covered body in the shape of a X, which is the title of his upcoming CD.
Breezy says he shot the video earlier this month "in the hood" in Los Angeles. “I went to 60th Street and Cedar Block,” he explains. “[I'm] bringing both worlds together and trying...Read more
Jennifer Hudson has been in negotiations to become a judge on the next season of American Idol and now there are reports that she has agreed to terms.
According to E! Online, multiple sources have confirmed that Jennifer has signed a deal to judge the Fox show for season 13.
Jennifer appeared on the season 12 finale earlier this month, duetting with Candice Glover. She's returned to the show multiple times...Read more
After canceling a pair of concerts this month because of unspecified medical issues, Aretha Franklin apparently is now set to take a break from touring until July. A representative for the Queen of Soul confirmed to ABC News Radio a recent report that the singer will be staying off the concert stage through the coming month, and that she's planning to reschedule the two nixed shows.
The aforementioned performances originally had been set to take place this past Monday in Chicago and this coming Sunday in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The 71-year-old music legend was last seen on the finale of Fox's...Read more
J. Cole's sophomore album, Born Sinner, already includes one big feature -- the Miguel-assisted "Power Trip." But there's another buzz-worthy collaboration on the set, and it's with TLC.
"Yes. T-Boz and Chilli. It's crazy," Cole tells BBC 1Xtra. The revelation shouldn't come as a total surprise, of course. That's because back in March, petite Chilli tweeted a photo of herself looking up at the rather...Read more
Beyonce's made several movies in her career, but starting Friday, you'll be able to see her on the big screen as you've never seen her before: as a cartoon character.
Beyonce provides the voice of the character Queen Tara in the new 3D animated film Epic. The fantasy adventure is about a girl who shrinks to a tiny size and discovers a magical forest world of strange creatures, all engaged in a battle of good versus evil. As Queen, Beyonce's Tara is the protector of the forest, and she must choose an heir to carry on her mission.
While Queen Tara doesn't...Read more
Fast & Furious 6 opens nationwide Friday, and Tyrese is making some bold predictions about the latest installment in the action series.
"It's the best movie on Earth. It's nothing to talk about. Bout to break box office records first week, I know it," he tells ABC News Radio. "It's the most exciting thing ever. I mean, we got the modern-day James Bond in a franchise."
This time around, Dwayne Johnson's federal agent Hobbs asks Vin Diesel's Dom to get his team back together in order to take down a group of mercenary drivers. If the mission is...Read more
When Mariah Carey released her new hit "#Beautiful," many people wondered why she included the hashtag in the song title. After all, she and duet partner Miguel don't sing "hashtag beautiful" in the song, so what purpose does it serve? Well, turns out it's standing in for a naughty word.
The explicit version of "#Beautiful" is now on iTunes, and while linking to it on Twitter, Mariah wrote, "Find out what the hashtag means :)." Fans who download the song will hear very clearly...Read more
Goapele's Break of Dawn album arrived in stores more than a year ago, but she's come through with a music video for her song "Undertow." Appropriately, the Bay Area native heads to the beach for the John Mazyck-directed clip.
Like the slow-burning "Undertow" track, everything seems to be moving in slow motion in the visual. Frothy waves crash against the shore, where Goapele -- dressed in cutoff jean shorts and a fitted top featuring the face of an eagle -- sings to the camera. Later the low-key clip finds Goapele preparing...Read more
On her own, Beyonce is a stunning force. But together with Jay-Z, she and her hubby are almost unstoppable, and that's why Forbes has named them among the World's Most Powerful Couples. The magazine looked at twosomes across politics, media, technology and music to find high-profile pairs who are doing big things individually and even bigger things together.
Not surprisingly, the list includes the likes of Melinda Gates and Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and, of course, President Barack...Read more
While the Web continues to giggle over Miguel's unintentional dropkick-stage jump at the Billboard Music Awards, the singer is focusing on a new music project that he'll be delivering to fans this summer.
"I did a small project called Art Dealer Chic last year, at the top of the year," Miguel tells Billboard. He's referring to the three-part set, that introduced fans to his song "Adorn," which has gone on to win a Grammy. The Art Dealer Chic,...Read more
Beyonce is a "Groooooown Woman," and according to Forbes magazine, she's also one of the globe's most influential.
The magazine has unveiled its annual list of the World's Most Powerful Women, and once again, the roster includes the singer and entrepreneur. Back in 2012, she came in at #32, but this go-round, King Bey's made the leap to #17, putting her above prime ministers, business leaders and a real-life monarch: Queen Elizabeth II, who comes in at #40.
Beyonce, who is just a handful of spots below Oprah Winfrey, also out-ranks...Read more
There's been some confusion about Kelly Rowland and The-Dream's co-headlining Lights Out tour. There were rumors that the whole trek would be canceled now that Kelly's been tapped to appear as a judge on The X Factor, but the Lights Out tour will go on.
"First, I want to wish my friend Kelly congratulations on her new gig at X Factor," The-Dream says in a statement. "Unfortunately, we have to change some tour dates which has been extremely hard for me and for Kelly." Because of scheduling conflicts, the co-headliners have had to scrap shows, including concerts previously scheduled...Read more
LeToya Luckett has joined the cast of VH1's scripted series, Single Ladies.
That's according to Deadline, which reports that LeToya will play "the icy and aloof" character Felicia Price, the founder and senior partner of a super influential music management company that she's built for herself. Among the company's employees is...Read more
Just when you think Rihanna's pushed the limits of photo sharing to the max, she takes to Instagram with a new skin-baring snapshot. This time, the singer shared a close-up of her butt cheeks, which were framed by a pair of barely there jean shorts that actually covered less of her booty than the red thong she was wearing underneath.
According to the caption, the racy picture was captured as Rihanna wrapped shooting of her "Pour It Up" music video. The post has since been deleted, but there are other "Pour It Up" pics to see, including one that shows a floor covered in what appear to...Read more
The first wave of the Teen Choice Awards nominations have been announced, with Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Trey Songz and Miguel among this year's nominees.
Rihanna's up for Choice Female Artist, while Justin Timberlake is nominated for Choice Male Artist. As for Choice R&B Artist, Beyonce, Alicia, Miguel and Trey are nominated in that category. YMCMB stars Nicki Minaj and Drake are up for Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, as is Kanye West. The music categories include...Read more
K. Michelle wants to give women a voice, and she's doing that through a special campaign called Rebel Against. The singer, whose upcoming album is titled Rebellious Soul, is the latest celebrity to team up with Saving Our Daughters, an organization that works to stop bullying and domestic violence.
In a video behind the scenes of her Rebel Against photo shoot, K. Michelle talks about her new partnership, explaining, "I teamed up with Saving Our Daughters to just empower women on different things that might make them feel inferior, whether it might...Read more
Rihanna may already be working on the follow-up to her latest studio album, 2012's Unapologetic. In an interview with The Source, producer and songwriter Rodney Jerkins reveals that he's been cooking up material for some major stars, including Rih.
"There’s a lot of good stuff happening," Rodney tells The Source, explaining that he has plans to work with Britney Spears,...Read more
The track listing for Kelly Rowland's Talk a Good Game album has made its way online. The 15-track set is available for pre-order from iTunes, which means there's finally a little more information about Kelly's much-anticipated track with her Destiny's Child pals Beyonce and Michelle Williams.
The trio collaborate on a song titled "You Changed," but since no preview is available yet, fans will have to wait and see whether the ladies are singing about a shaky romantic relationship or a rocky patch in their friendship. Earlier this month, Kelly surprised Destiny's...Read more
India.Arie's SongVersation album arrives in stores next month, and on Tuesday, she revealed the cover art for the new set. The artwork, which India shared via Instagram, shows the singer in her signature headwrap, facing the camera with her arms open.
"My open hands represent the energy of giving and receiving, and that's what a SongVersation is," she tells Essence of her fifth...Read more
The-Dream is streaming his IV Play album online, one week before the project arrives in stores. All 14 songs from the standard edition are available on Vevo, so that means fans can check out full versions of tracks featuring Beyonce, Gary Clark Jr., Jay-Z and more.
On Monday night, The-Dream and his "Where Have You Been?" collaborator Kelly Rowland performed their song together on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno....Read more
The Beyonce headlines have been nonstop for weeks now, but with all the chatter about concert dates, pregnancy rumors and H&M ads, the BeyHive has been calling for new music. On Monday, fans got their wish -- at least, sort of.
A full version of Beyonce's "Grown Woman" track is now on the Web, and though it's not clear whether the song is in its final state, it's the closest fans have gotten to a new single from the singer. Reportedly produced by Timbaland and co-written by The-Dream, "Grown Woman" features Bey declaring, "I can look fast if I want/I can go slow all night long" over...Read more
Since a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, killing at least 24 people, the world has taken to Twitter to express their support, prayers for love, and to talk about how people can help. Among those reacting were many of music's stars. Here's a roundup of some of their thoughts:...Read more
While the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival just wrapped up a little more than a month ago, producers for the event have already revealed their plans for 2014.
According to the festival's website, next year's event will span two weekends, April 11-13 and April 18-20, in Indio, California. While the lineup isn't expected to be announced until next year, advance passes for the 2014 installment of Coachella will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. PT.
Acts who took the stage during last month's festival included Janelle Monae, 2...Read more
Rihanna's new fashion competition series, Styled to Rock, just got a new addition. Rih announced last week that Pharrell Williams would serve as a mentor on the show, and now model, actress and designer Erin Wasson has joined the team. She'll serve as the second mentor on Styled to Rock.
As previously reported, Rihanna is an executive producer of the series, which will show her and her crew as they search for the next trendsetting designer....Read more
The rumors are true. Fox announced Monday night that Kelly Rowland will be joining Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato on the judges’ panel when The X Factor returns this fall. Mexican singer Paulina Rubio will also be joining the panel.
Rowland, who served as a judge on the British version of The X Factor in 2011, said in a statement, "I am very exciting to be reuniting with Simon Cowell and The X Factor family. It feels great to be able to take this journey here at home in the states."
Rowland and Rubio...Read more
Janet Jackson celebrated her 47th birthday last week, and Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of her sexy, fifth studio album, janet. The music veteran has spent more than 30 years in the music business, but Janet doesn't seem ready to retire.
"I am working on a new project now," Janet tells Billboard, blowing apart rumors that she would be giving up her recording career now that she's married to billionaire businessman Wissam...Read more
A day after receiving the Billboard Icon Award, Prince has announced a new music venture that will allow him and other artists to break free of the old-school label system.
The Purple One has joined forces with independent music-services company Kobalt Music Group, giving him the freedom to self-release his own music recordings.
Prince will unleash projects from a roster of new acts as well. As part of the new venture, he'll also provide artist development and recording...Read more