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Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston Breaks Silence “I Know I Did the Best I Could” + “Sparkle” Full-Length Trailer! [Video]

New Jersey news anchor Brenda Blackmon of WWOR was the first to land an exclusive interview with Cissy Houston, as she broke her silence to discuss the tragic passing of her daughter, Whitney Houston.

In the interview, Cissy Houston shared her discuss for the media’s coverage of Whitney’s life, “The media are awful. People have come from here and there, don’t know what they’re talking about,” she continued, “but God has his way of taking care of all of it, and I’m glad I know that.”

She also clarified that she has no regrets about raising her only daughter, “I know I did the best I could. I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything. She was my only daughter and a good one.”

The full-length trailer for Sparkle, which features Whitney’s last onscreen performance has also surfaced.

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9th Annual SEA Awards

9th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference Winners + Interview w/Co-Founder Janiro Hawkins

The 9th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards & Music Industry Conference was held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 30 to April 2, 2012.

More than 1,500 of the entertainment industry’s most influential individuals attend the SEAs to partake in educational panels, the annual fashion show and showcase featuring emerging talent, as well as the awards presentation, which were hosted by Gangsta Boo and producer, Drumma Boy.

This year’s informative panels helped attendees take a product from concept to the market with seminars titled, “Putting Together the Team for the Dream,” “Give the People What they Want/Need,” “From Word of Mouth to the Entire South,” and “From an Artist to an Entertainer: Don’t Just Show Up, Show Out!”

In addition to the panels, unlimited networking opportunities make the SEAs one of the most recognized Awards & Conferences in the South.

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Joan Smalls Vogue Australia Cover

Front Page :: Joan Smalls Covers May 2012 Vogue Australia [Full Pictorial]

Gorgeous supermodel Joan Smalls graces the May 2012 issue of Vogue Australia.

It’s not the first time the Puerto Rican beauty has helped Vogue leap off of news stands, Smalls has also been on the covers of the British, Japanese and Italian editions of the magazine, helping the latter achieve one of its best-selling issues.

Decked in designer garments from Bottega Veneta, Proenza Schouler, Jill Sander, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, Smalls is flawlessly fashionable and absolutely stunning in her pictorial.

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Mary Mary

Mary Mary is “Giving Thanks” in Reality Show Premiere [Full Episode] + Spotlight on Celebrity Stylist GooGoo Atkins!

Last night, sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, better known as award-winning gospel group, Mary Mary, debuted their reality show on WEtv.

In the premiere episode, Giving Thanks, Erica and Tina allow a candid behind-the-scenes look at their personal and professional lives. Many were introduced to Erica’s husband, Warryn Campbell, who is the group’s producer and Tina’s husband,Teddy, a drummer on The Tonight Show; they are not blood related, but share the same last name and are members of the gospel group, the Soul Seekers. We also meet Mary Mary’s Mom, Miss Honey, manager, Mitch as well as stylist, Thomasina “GooGoo” Atkins, their sister.

The Queen’s Castle saw WEtv cameras following Tina at this year’s Stellar Awards, where Mary Mary won Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year and Group Duo of the Year. She walked the carpet with husband Teddy, representing while Erica rested…

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Elle Varner2

Elle Varner Reveals What to Expect on “Perfectly Imperfect” and Gives 106 & Park a “Refill!”

Elle Varner dropped in on 106 and Park’s Rocsi and Terrance J today!

She started off having fun by answering questions from the “Bowl of Randomness,” one of which revealed that if she could do one thing in the world it would be to “end racism.”

Shot in New York City, Elle also talked about all the acting required in the two-day video shoot for her new single, Refill, which is also increasing spins on the radio. If you haven’t seen Elle channel her inner cheerleader in the official visual for Refill, you can watch it here.

Varner also shared what fans can expect from Perfectly Imperfect her debut album, “a lot of color, a lot of range” and said the BET Music Matters Tour helped her, “get her show legs.” Watch her entire interview…

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Outside Home

Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Purchase a $900,000 Home in Pennsylvania! [Photos]

Who’s mad at Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose for making that next step towards holy matrimony? Certainly not us. The happy couple has made a serious move in preparation for their walk down the aisle…

According to the Daily Mail, Wiz purchased his first home with fiance Amber Rose, he proposed to her on March 1.

With five bedrooms and four baths, the 3,891 square foot mansion in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, sits on 2.8 acres out in the country…

And although the couple’s new digs are a 5-hour drive from Amber’s hometown of Philadelphia, the $900,000 investment is in the backyard of Wiz’s black and yellow city of Pittsburgh, the commute is less than a half hour.

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New Music :: Miguel “Art Dealer Chic Vol. 2″ [Download] + Official Visual :: Arch & Point [Video]

Miguel dropped Art Dealer Chic Vol. 2, another three-track EP release to accompany the first, which he shared about a month ago. On this effort, Arch & Point, All and Broads help to showcase the R&B stars undeniable talent…

You can download Art Dealer Chic, Vol 2 here and…

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Brianna

Beyonce’s Listening to Brianna the YRB’s “Marilyn Monroe,” Are You?

This morning Beyoncé posted Brianna Perry’s Marilyn Monroe to her website, “Take a Pic…”

So who is Brianna Perry aka Brianna the Young Rich Bandit (YRB)?

She’s a native of Miami, Perry formerly performed under the moniker Lil’ Brianna “The Kandi Girl.” In her bio she shares, “I was basically birthed in the studio. My afterschool care consisted of sitting in on other artists’ studio sessions. At a young age, all of the influential people in my life were involved in music so subconsciously my passion grew for the game as well. My parents and E-Class took notice to my developing talent and decided the rest is history.”

She’s been grinding since the early 2000’s, has collaborated with Jackie-O and was also featured on Trina’s Diamond Princess. Now signed to Poe Boy Music Group, she has several mix tapes, Candy Girl, Princess of Miami, The Graduation and Face Off, which dropped December 2011; you can download it here.

So what did Brianna have to say about Bey showing love?

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Dawn Richards Armor On

Dawn Richard’s Takes Heed, Puts Her “Armor On” & Drops “Bombs” on 106 & Park!

Dawn Richard is probably having one of the best days ever!

Today, in addition to the exclusive iTunes release of her EP, Armor On, as well as the reveal of her special edition Heed Magazine cover, the former member of Danity Kane and Dirty Money, stopped by BETs 106 and Park to drop the visual for her new single, Bombs!

Written by Andrew Scott and produced by Druski, Bombs is the lead single and one of ten tracks from Armor On. Dawn’s lyrics match the powerful drum beat of the solo effort, “I go grenade. Y’all go gre-nada. I’m going mutant on these… Cowabunga! Y’all throwing shade, but I’m so summer…”

Check out her appearance on 106 and Park…

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Tank Underrated

Official Visual :: Tank Is So ‘Underrated!’

R&B singer, Tank, is gearing up for the release of his new album, This Is How I Feel. Just behind the visual for Next Breath, he drops the Mike Ho directed effort from his Diary of a Mad Man mix tape.

In the video for Underrated, Tank sits at a bus stop surrounded by billboards with his face plastered on them and while another version of him walks by he sings, “I’m so underrated. Looking at my watch it’s about that time. I’m patiently waiting and I hate it that I’m so underrated…”

As he admits to being faded, and tells us that he’s singing from his heart, he reveals, “I wasn’t created to be so underrated!” We too are perplexed at why Tank has yet to see major success with his releases. In addition to his acting skills, he can write and produce…

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