Posted in Ad Campaign, AD XPRESS, Alicia Keys, Buy Life, Jaden Smith, Jay Sean, Katie Holmes, Keep A Child Alive, Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Swizz Beats, Swizz Beatz, Usher, Willow Smith

AD Xpress: Buy Life Campaign

Alicia Keys is not only a singer, she is also a new mommy, and an HIV/AIDS Activist. She is well known for her charity work, such as her Keep A Child Alive organization, which is dedicated to providing assistance and support to children and those who are infected by HIV/AIDS in Africa, as well as India.

The Buy Life Campaign is about buying life to give life to millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. The charity provides medicine, food and shelter needed to fight the disease.

Alicia Keys signed on her husband Swizz Beatz as well as a few of her fellow friends like Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Usher, Katie Holmes, Jay Sean, Jaden & Willow Smith, Serena Williams and many many more, to support the “Buy Life” campaign.

As stated on their website:

“It’s the one purchase nobody can live without. It’s Life. When you buy life, you give life to millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by providing the medicine, food and shelter needed to fight this awful disease.

There is a profound difference between living and life. Living may extend time for another day. But life is far more than sleeping and waking. Life is more than merely existing. And, although it would be easier, life cannot be bought in a pill.That is why Keep A Child Alive buys more than just the pills needed to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. It buys the essential nutrition, shelter, support and education to help ensure those pills are taken properly and effectively. It buys the things we all take for granted, but that make all the difference. A bed. A roof. A ride. A book. A smile. KCA offers children, their families and entire communities a shoulder to lean on and a heart that beats for them. Because KCA believes we can do something far bigger and better than buy the ability to live. We can buy the dignity that is life. We can buy compassion. Buy love. Buy the cure. Buy life. Because the more you buy, the more you save. KEEP A CHILD ALIVE.”

Check out the photos of those who are involved with the Buy Life Campaign:

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The shirts that these celebrities are rocking aren’t just a message or fashion. They might look simple, but as you can see, they all have scannable barcodes. These shirts serve an even bigger purpose, because they’re scannable, by purchasing a “Buy Life” tee, you can become a walking charity box with your own, scannable BUY LIFE American Apparel Unisex T-Shirt. This shirt can be scanned using the Stickybits or Wimo app and will allow yourself and others to donate to the Keep A Child Alive foundation (Note: If you own a smart phone, you can order one via your phone), by simply scanning the t-shirt with your smart phone (Blackberry, iPhone, etc.).

The following is written on the back: “This Shirt Fights AIDS – Scan the barcode or Text ‘BUYLIFE’ to 90999 to Join the Fight.”

“It’s the one purchase nobody can live without. It’s Life. When you buy life, you give life to millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by providing the medicine, food and shelter needed to fight this awful disease.

Whenever you see a “BUY LIFE” bar code, simply scan it using Stickybits or WiMO and instantly make the purchase of a lifetime.

You can also purchase a fully scannable “BUY LIFE” t-shirt and invite others to buy life wherever you go. This shirt not only looks good, but every scan does the world good.”

You can also purchase a tote bag…

Rock this Buy Life tote bag that can also be scanned with the Stickybits or Wimo app which will also allow people to give to Keep a Child Alive.

Buy Life Tote Bag

Check out the details and how to participate in the initiative by visiting the BUY LIFE website at BuyLife.org.

Please donate!

Buy Life. The More You Buy, The More You Save

“The more you buy the more you save…”

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Posted in "Loud", "Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)", "Love The Way You Lie", "Parachute", '3 Words', 'Doritos Late Night', Alex Da Kid, Alicia Keys, American Music Awards, “Who’s That Chick?”, Bon Jovi, Cheryl Cole, David Guetta, Eminem, J & J Rundown, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Mylah Morales, P!NK, Sade, Usher

J & J Rundown: All About Rihanna

Rihanna To Open The AMAs 2010

Rihanna will be the opening act for this year’s American Music Awards, according to Rap-Up.com and Universal Music.

Rihanna has been nominated for “Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist” along with Alicia Keys and Sade.

Also announced to perform are; Usher, P!nk, and Bon Jovi.

The 38th annual AMAs will air live on Sunday, November 21st, at 8 p.m. on ABC, which will be 5 days before her most anticipating album release for ‘LOUD’.

Rihanna is pre-nominated in three category for Favorite Female Artist , Favorite Song (“Love The Way You Lie“) & Favorite Pop Artist .

Cast your votes for Rihanna now!
Vote HERE for Favorite Female Artist
Vote HERE for Favorite Song
Vote HERE for Favorite Pop Artist

Rihanna’s Doritos Commercial Details

Rihanna’s Doritos commercial was supposed to come out on October 15, but it actually got released yesterday (Tuesday, October 19).

According to AccessHollywood.com & JustJared.com;

AccessHollywood.com: It may look like a music video for “Who’s That Chick?”, but Rihanna’s new video is what’s known as an augmented reality music experience where online viewers can choose between Rihanna’s bright and colorful light side or her sexy and sassy dark side. So how is Doritos making it happen? The only way to experience Rihanna and David Guetta’s “Who’s That Chick?” track and videos is through DoritosLateNight.com beginning on Oct. 19.

According to JustJared.com: Rihanna has a new Doritos commercial coming out later this month.

“There’s this new pop-up video technology called augmented reality. There will be a barcode on the Doritos chip bags, you go home and hold it up to your computer and a video will pop up. We shot the exact video twice – one in day, one in night. So the night version has everything different — it has everything is in the day version, it’s just black and gray. It’s darker and grittier. You’ll be able to click at any time and make it night and the same shot will show up just in the night version. It’s cool.”

When asked which version is more her now, Rihanna responded, “More of the day version. Only because I’ve started to incorporate a lot of different colors into my wardrobe now. I’m loving that direction. Right now, it feels good and right. It was a cool concept too because it was kind of one side of me and now, it’s evolving into the new colorful stuff that we’ve been doing.”

As for her favorite Doritos flavor, Rihanna loves Spicy Nacho. “I just like spicy chips; So of course that would be my favorite one… One of my make-up artists [Mylah Morales] and I carry around chili all the town. It’s sickening. I eat everything with red pepper.”

Check out the video for Rihanna’s “Who’s That Chick” Behind The Scenes

More Doritos Late Night Promotional Photos below….

Rihanna & Eminem- “Love The Way You Lie, Part 2”

Rihanna and is currently working with Eminem again, after their recent success of their single “Love the Way You Lie” – with the pair reportedly planning a sequel track.

She explained: “Eminem is a genius. He’s one of the cleverest poets around right now. His lyrics are unique. He tells a story, but in a very interesting way. I’d love to collaborate with him again. Actually, we’ve already been talking about it.”

The Alex Da Kid-produced song will appear on Rihannas’s forthcoming album ‘LOUD’, which drops in stores November 16th.

In the song “Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)“, Rihanna sings,

“Even angels have their wing cut schemes, and you take that to new extremes, but you will always be my hero, even though you lost your mind.”

No Collabo for Rihanna & Lady Gaga on ‘Loud’

The pop star Lady Gaga will not be featured on Rihanna‘s new album ‘Loud‘ despite the rumors which have been circulating for most of this week.

However, a spokesperson for Rihanna has branded the artwork a fake and told entertainment blog JustJared.com that the Umbrella songstress has not teamed up with Lady Gaga.

If the two pop heavyweights have collaborated, recent comments from Rihanna may have damaged their working relationship.

The Bajan beauty slammed Lady Gaga’s out-there sense of style, saying it is ‘boring’.

“A lot of people dress like Lady Gaga now. I’ve just stepped off into a whole new look and style,’ she said, adding: ‘The whole shoulder pad thing and the architectural look is so sharp-edged and tough. I’m over that.”

“I like floral prints now, which I never liked. Trends are boring,” she continued.

Rihanna is also rumored to be working on a duet with another pop superstar, Katy Perry.

‘I love Katy’s music! That’s why I wanna make a duet with her. We’re already working on it,’ she said earlier this month.

Her comments came after she slammed Katy and Lady Gaga’s music for being ‘generic’ during an interview with BBC Radio 1.

Check out the video below….

However, she later backtracked, saying she meant to criticize the producers who give all female artists the same type of songs.

Rihanna Wants To Work With Cheryl Cole

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A source told The Sun newspaper:

“Rihanna is desperate to work with Cheryl. She fell in love with Cheryl’s single “Parachute”, from her debut solo album ‘3 Words’. She listens to it in her car the whole time.

“Rihanna really wants to record a track with Cheryl – and already has one in mind that she’s convinced she will love.”

The 22-year-old Barbadian also admitted she is in awe of Cheryl, who she thinks is “the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen“.

She said: “She is awesome, I think she is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Like, how do you have a face like that, with hair like that and dimples, and a body like that, that’s proportioned like that. And you have a successful career, something about that is not right!”

Below is a list of her possible upcoming appearances so far.

CONFIRMED APPEARANCES:

Oct — | Doritos Campaign Kick Off
Oct 26 | Rihanna’s book release
Oct 27 | Book signing in NYC
Oct 30 | Saturday Night Live
Nov 16 | LOUD release (album)
Nov 17 | GMA Fall Concert Series
Nov 21 | American Music Awards – Intro performance

POSSIBLE APPEARANCES:

Nov 2 | Good Morning America
Nov 2 | The Late Show With David Letterman
Nov 4 | The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Nov 5 | Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Nov 15 |BET 106&Park
Dec 10 | Z10 Jingle Ball
— — | The View

UPCOMING MAGAZINES:

December 2010 – Marie Claire (UK)
Q Magazine (UK)

LAST GIRL ON EARTH TOUR – AUSTRALIA:

Feb 25, 2011 | Brisbane
Feb 28, 2011 | Newcastle
Mar 4, 2011 | Sydney
Mar 7, 2011 | Melbourne
Mar 8, 2011 | Melbourne
Mar 10, 2011 | Adelaide
Mar 12, 2011 | Perth

Source: The Sun Newspaper, Ultimate-Rihanna, JustJared.com, AccessHollywood.com, Rihanna-Daily.com

Posted in "New York New York", "Empire State of Mind", Alicia Keys, “Love Is Stronger Than Pride”, “On to the Next One”, “Tightrope”, Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Charities/Events, Frank Sinatra, Janelle Monae, Jay Z, Jennifer Hudson, Keep A Child Alive, Out & About, Sade, Sade Adu, Swizz Beats, Usher, Whitney Houston

Out & About: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beats – Beyoncé & Jay-Z and more at The 7th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

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Even the heavy New York City winds couldn’t dim the star power at Keep a Child Alive’s 7th Annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday night (Sept. 30). The star-studded charity gala, which raised money for HIV/AIDS treatment, featured appearances and performances by Sade, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Usher, Swizz Beatz, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, and more.

The belle of the ball, host Alicia Keys, lived out her dream by singing with Sade. “It was the most difficult thing I ever had to do in my life, to try to pick one song,” revealed the pregnant songstress, who finally decided upon “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” “I lost sleep over it actually.”

Janelle Monáe gained new fans with her “Tightrope” walking and Swizz Beatz joined Jay-Z for “On to the Next One,” as his pretty in pink wife looked on. Alicia helped Jay cap the evening in their hometown by channeling Frank Sinatra with an impromptu performance of “New York, New York,” before closing with “Empire State of Mind.”

Keep a Child Alive charity brought in a little over $2.4 million for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Check out some more photos and a few videos from the event below….

Alicia Keys & Sade – Love is Stronger Than Pride – Keep A Child Alive Black Ball 2010.

Sade – Soldier of Love (Keep A Child Alive Black Ball 2010 )

Alicia Keys & Jay-Z Perform Sinatra At annual Black Ball 9-30-10

Source: Rap-Up.com/Global Grind.com

Posted in "Umbrella", 'Complicated', 'Love Hate', 'Love King', 'Love vs. Money', Antonio "L.A." Reid, Avril Lavigne, Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Ciara, Def Jam, Def Jam Records, Dido, Hitco Music Publishing, Island Def Jam Music Group, Justin Bieber, L.A. Reid, LaFace Records, Laney Stewart, Mariah Carey, NEWS, Nivea, Outkast, P!NK, Pink, Rihanna, Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), The-Dream, TLC, Toni Braxton, Usher, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: L.A. Reid & The-Dream Fired From Def Jam?

According to various sources the, “Word on the street is that LA Reid, and Dream are out at Def Jam as executives. Vin Vivendi, a french international media conglomerate, with activities in music, television, film, and telecommunications, is cleaning house, and Dream as well as LA Reid are out due to disappointing sales figures and exuberant spending. After several years it’s clear that dog won’t hunt.”

Antonio “L.A.” Reid (born June 7, 1956) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American[c record executive, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the co-founder of LaFace Records. He is responsible for signing and helping bring Mariah Carey, P!nk, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, Ciara, OutKast, and Dido to multi-platinum album sales.

He was the Chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group and President and CEO of Hitco Music Publishing, based in Atlanta.

The-Dream, is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter and record producer.

The-Dream met R&B producer Laney Stewart in 2001, who helped him sign a publishing deal. He spent two years working on Nivea‘s second album ‘Complicated’, and continued to write and produce with Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Laney‘s brother. Together, The-Dream and Tricky produced Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Umbrella” and Beyoncé‘s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, which boosted The-Dream‘s music career. He signed a deal with Def Jam Records in 2007, and released his debut studio album ‘Love Hate’ later that year. In March 2009, The-Dream released his second album ‘Love vs. Money‘. In June 2010, The-Dream released his third album titled ‘Love King’.

This news has not yet been confirmed, however, as soon as a confirmation is made you will be immediately informed.

Stay tuned….

Source: Gyant Unplugged/Examiner.com

Posted in "Human", ‘Commander’, ‘Dancing With The Stars’, ‘Sweet Dreams’, ‘There Goes My Baby’, “Lifeguard”, Bangladesh, Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Brandy, Download It, Kelly Rowland, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Music News, Rico Love, Usher

Music News: Brandy enlists Rico Love & Bangladesh for New Album

R&B singerBrandy has now been confirmed to be working with producers Rico Love and Bangladesh for her upcoming new album, “Human”.

Rico states that he’s looking to deliver “timeless music” for the singer’s anticipated project.

Bangladesh states: “I just got a call from Brandy. She wants me to do her album—hard stuff”

Rico Love’s most noted songwriting credits include Kelly Rowland’s ‘Commander’ and Beyonce’s ‘Sweet Dreams’. He also worked on Usher’s ‘There Goes My Baby’.

You can currently catch Brandy on ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Brandy will be teamed with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The pair have been practicing hard. Brandy is not really known for her dancing skills, but more for her beloved voice and acting gigs, it will be interesting to see if Brandy can keep up with some of the athletes on the show.

I have high hopes for Brandy‘s new album, “Human”. Here is a new track called, “Lifeguard”. The track will most likely not be on her upcoming project, but it is a cool treat for any Brandy fans. Let see what she has in-stored for us, and if she comes out with a bang and wins the dance ball trophy.

Listen:
Download It: “Lifeguard”

Photo Source: toyaz-world.net

Posted in Amber Rose, Drake, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush, Spotted, Taraji P. Henson, Usher, Voyeur Nightclub

Spotted: Drake and Amber Rose

I don’t want to speculate too much, but Drake has really been everywhere lately. Here’s a photo of Drake & Amber Rose spotted leaving Voyeur Nightclub in LA on Saturday night after at Usher’s party. Amber Rose doesn’t stay too much behind herself. Just a few months ago, she was spotted with Kim Kardashian‘s ex Reggie Bush. She was also Kanye West‘s previous girlfriend. Rumor had it Drake was dating, actress Taraji P. Henson. I guess that went down the drain.

We’ll just have to wait and see what these too are all about. As I said before I don’t want to speculate they’re probably just friends. For now, I don’t think they are but you never really know. I will keep you posted.

This was a message that went out about these pics…

“The pictures of Drake and Amber Rose are fake. Drake came alone and left alone. Amber timed her exit for the papps. Drake showed up at the afterparty breakfast and Amber was not with him. Drake was there with someone else. I was there at the party and afterwards.”

Check out some more photos below and let me know what you think?….

In my opinion I agree with the message, it must have been perfect timing, because Amber was seen solo. Your thoughts?

Posted in "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love", 'Raymond v. Raymond', 'Versus', Music, Music In Ya Ear, music video, New Music, Pitbull, Usher, Youtube

Music In Ya Ear!: Usher ft. Pitbull – “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again”

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After the success of his latest album, Raymond v. Raymond, Usher is gearing up to release the second part to his project in the form of an EP entitled, Versus.

The first offering from the new EP is the first single, “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again,” featuring Latino rapper, Pitbull and produced by Max Martin.

Music video by Usher featuring Pitbull performing “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”.

“I love this song!! ♥”

Posted in Angela Simmons, Bow Wow, Chilli, El DeBarge, Jermaine Dupri, Kandi Burruss, Nelly, Rihanna, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, T.I., Tameka “Tiny” Cottell, Usher, Wedding Bells, Young Dro, Yung LA

Wedding Bells: T.I. & Tiny Officially Say I Do in Three Cities

T.I. and longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle have officially tied the knot on Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Miami, according to MTV News. The nuptials are best described as a fairytale wedding! After exchanging vows at the courthouse on Friday, TI and Tiny did it up right on Miami’s Star Island Saturday. Tiny wore a Valentino gown and TI wore a white tuxedo by Prada. They arrived at the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage that looked like Cinderella’s pumpkin. The party even included fireworks.

The guest list reportedly included names like Kandi Burruss from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Young Dro, Yung LA and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Usher, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri and more partied until the wee hours of the morning at Cameo Nightclub last night.  Rihanna was also spotted in the building after performing at American Airlines Arena. Bow Wow and Angela Simmons were there too. El DeBarge sang for the happy couple. After the wedding, the new Mr. and Mrs. Harris went to Atlanta and then Las Vegas for more celebrations.

Tiny’s rep Prince Kennedy denied rumors that the couple is to say “I do” in yet another locale. “A lot of people initially heard they were doing it in Hawaii. They are not,” says Kennedy.

Though it would seem the couple has made the wedding a big to-do, Tiny said earlier this year she wanted a “private” wedding and was waiting for the right moment to make it official.

“We living, we’re happy, we’re in love. I mean, it’s no doubt in my mind that he doesn’t love every piece of me and vice versa, so we’re just doing what’s comfortable and what works for us,” Tiny told Vibe magazine. “Tiny and T.I.: Not for the world. When we get ready to make a move, we will make it. We just can’t do it for everybody.”

Check out some photos from their wedding night below….

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“Congrats to T.I. & Tiny!”

Posted in "Monster", All On The Cover, Axl Rose, Bryan-Michael Cox, Currently Reading, Elton John, Jermaine Dupri, MARY J. BLIGE, newstands, Pharrell Williams, photography, photos, Photoshoot, Plams Resort Casino, Tameka Foster, Usher, Vegas Magazine, Youtube

All On The Cover: Usher Covers Vegas

Usher covers Vegas Magazine and from the looks of it, it seems like he’s back to the way his fans love him.

The magazine quoted him saying, In time I’m going to grow older, but I hope that I can be remembered for being a great father to my sons, a gentleman, and a renaissance man.”

Trying to pin down what Usher has been up to lately could take hours of interviews and a river of ink. At the moment, he’s set to release his sixth studio album, “Monster”, as well as the third fragrance in his collection, VIP. Then there’s his philanthropy work and his eponymous foundation (through which 20 teens will get to direct the first video off Monster). On top of all that, he’s the father of two young sons, one-and-a-half-year-old Usher Raymond V and seven-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. (“That’s all I need, a daughter to make me superweak,” he jokes about adding to his brood.) In June, he announced his separation from his wife of two years, Tameka Foster.

With this much going on in his life, it’s no wonder that Usher sequestered himself and his crew in Las Vegas to produce Monster. Usher and his team, including music superstars Pharrell, Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, rented out the third floor of the Palms Resort Casino, then made a daily commute to the resort’s in-house recording studio, where everyone from Elton John to Mary J Blige to Axl Rose has laid down tracks. “Vegas is good livin’, a product of positive energy, upward thinking,” Usher says. “Every time we’d go out to a club, there would be motivation there. [Recording in Vegas] allowed me to open my mind and just be creative and think outside the box.”

He even discusses how he plans on being back real lovemaking music for the masses:

“The sex in music, the good sex in music, the lovemaking in music, we’ve begun to depart from it. Right now it’s all about hitting it and quitting it. I think there are a ton of women out there who want to be made love to and want to have that song going that they really want to make love to.”

Check out more photos and a video of the photoshoot below.

Source: Upscaleswagger/Stuff Fly People Like/Roc4Life

“What do you think of his cover shot?”