The Hope for Haiti Now benefit concert aired last night with performances from Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Wyclef Jean and more.
A wide variety of broadcast, cable, radio, and internet outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, preempted their regularly scheduled prime-time programming to air the benefit concert/telethon to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief. But one network in particular is receiving criticism for giving little coverage to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on its top-rated programs.
Fox News did NOT preempt its programming to air the benefit concert, instead broadcasting regular editions of The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity.? Shocked?
You can still give to the cause by visiting hopeforhaitinow.org or by calling 1-877-99-HAITI and in case you missed it, check out a few of my favorite performances below: Continue Reading…
The internet has been abuzz about R&B diva Mary J. Blige putting the smack down on her hubby, Kendu Issacs, for allegedly eyeballing a waitress during her album release party in New York last week. Since Mary has reportedly been a victim of domestic abuse in the past, it’s quite surprising that she’d do the same to a partner.
I’m hoping it’s all a misunderstanding but apparently the video below proves it happened: Continue Reading…
During the 2009 American Music Awards, Drake announced Mary J. Blige as “my mother’s favorite woman in the world.” I thought it was odd, considering he’d made an appearance on Mary’s hit single, “The One” but it probably wasn’t meant as a diss. Although it sounded like one.
I’m sure Mary’s new album cover isn’t meant as a diss either, it’s just plain ole Mary but she appears older, wiser and umm… yeah, Stronger.
Peep the cover art for Mary J. Blige’s “Stronger” below: Continue Reading…
Grammy award winner and another of my personal favs, Mary J. Blige, opened the 6th and final game of the 2009 World Series with her rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Mary’s hometeam, the New York Yankees claimed victory over the Phillies in a 7 to 3 win. I’m sure the players may have had a lil bit to do with it but was it a coincidence that Mary blessed the game with her vocals? Hmmmm….I think not.
Video of Mary J. Blige singing the national anthem below: Continue Reading…
Mary J. Blige
Several stars lit up the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 22nd Annual Anniversary Dinner in New York last night which celebrating 22 years of igniting the dreams of minority students attending 47 member public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and 6 historically black law schools. The sold out event, hosted by Danny Glover, drew such A-Listers as Mary J. Blige, Monica, Fantasia and more. There were also a few faces we haven’t seen in a while.
Check out the red carpet flix below:
The host for the evening, Danny Glover.
Monica is always aglow. Beautiful!
Fantasia looks great but how many tatts is too many?
More photos below: Continue Reading…