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KELLY ROWLAND DROPPED BY HER RECORD LABEL?

I know her last album struggled to do as well as she hoped, but I never actually saw this coming…. Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland has reportedly been dropped by her record label, just months after firing her manager, father of her former bandmate, Beyonce Knowles. Though her first two solo albums sold more than four million copies, bosses at Columbia records dumped the singer because she was “no longer commercially viable”, British tabloid News of The World reported.  Continue Reading…. “No longer commercially []

UK MUSIC NEWS: ROBBIE WILLIAMS STILL DESPERATE TO REJOIN TAKE THAT

Take That Robbie Williams Via BBC News Singer Robbie Williams has said he is ready to rejoin Take That and is being welcomed back by his old bandmates. He told The Mirror newspaper the reunion was “looking more likely by the week”, adding he is in “regular contact” with them. The 35-year-old star quit Take That in 1995. The band split up a year later but reformed as a chart-topping foursome in 2006. Williams’ management said there were no plans for him []

RICK ROSS APOLOGISES TO THE GAY COMMUNITY, SAYS HE IS WILLING TO RECORD WITH AN OPENLY GAY ARTIST

Rapper Rick Ross has issued an apology to the gay community in the aftermath of his ongoing ‘beef’ with 50 Cent. In a video post, Ross said, “I heard I offended the homosexual community. I sincerely apologise to the people I’ve offended. And just to let the gay community know how sincere I am, I’m offering and willing to do a record with an openly gay artist.” ………………………………….. What is the likelihood of Rick Ross collaborating with an openly male gay artist??? []

AMY WINEHOUSE’S NEW SONGS REJECTED BY RECORD COMPANY?

It has been reported that Island/Universal Records have rejected new tracks submitted by troubled singer Amy Winehouse, because they are too dark. A source disclosed to The Sun, “Everyone understands that Amy is an artist and she must be true to her instincts. In the past, she’s written frequently about broken hearts and boyfriends, but this time round she’s delving into harrowing terrain.” The source also added that Amy has “ditched her trademark vintage soul sound and is now heavily influenced by reggae. Source …………………………………………………………………… What does the label []

R KELLY PROBED IN ALLEGED INVESTMENT SCAM

The Daily Star reports that R. Kelly is being probed to see if he had any involvement in an alleged South African concert investment scam. The singer has been linked to Durban woman Busisiwe Priscilla Zakwe, who stands accused of conning investors to back plans to bring the R&B singer to the country. Continue Reading…. Oh dear.. Kelly always seems to be embroiled in some sort of legal drama.  And what happened to the album that was supposed to be released in the summer of 08???  []

LEONA LEWIS PAID £1 MILLION TO PERFORM AT BIRTHDAY PARTY

According to The Sun newspaper, singer Leona Lewis has been paid £1 million to perform at a 21st birthday party. Lewis apparently sang seven songs at the event thrown for Libby Caudwell, daughter of Phones4U founder John Caudwell. A spokesperson confirmed that Lewis did perform at the party but said that all other details were confidential. ………………………………………………………… I could be rolling in dough like Bill Gates but I still wouldn’t pay Leona Lewis £1 million to perform at my child’s 21st birthday party.  Don’t get me wrong, Leona []

RAPPER JIM JONES BROKE????

[Thanks P Prez] A music industry business manager has contacted SOHH.com and put Jim Jones’ dire financial situation on blast! This is what he had to say….. Via SOHH I read on the allhiphop.com rumor section that Jim Jones is getting sued by a team of producers who he jacked for his “Bad Santa” album. As a Manager for a producer who placed 4 tracks on this project and I can confirm this rumor as true. I have been trying for months to resolve this situation []

WRIGLEY DROP CHRIS BROWN AFTER ALLEGED PHYSICAL ALTERCATION WITH RIHANNA

And so it begins… First it’s your reputation then its the endorsement deals…….. According to TMZ.com chewing gum giant Wrigley have decided to suspend their current advertising campaign featuring singer Chris Brown. The decision comes after Brown’s alleged physical altercation with singer and girlfriend Rihanna in the early hours of Sunday morning. Both are said to have sustained bite marks and brusing…..SMH…. Via TMZ Wrigley said in a statement, “We have made the decision to suspend the current advertising featuring Brown and any related marketing communications until []

KANYE WEST BLOGS ABOUT PARIS FASHION WEEK, TALKS ABOUT BEING INSPIRED, TALKS TALKS AND TALKS!

“THIS IS MY LAST DAY IN PARIS AND IT’S BEEN CRAZY. I’VE MET SO MANY DOPE PEOPLE. I FEEL SO INSPIRED BY THE TRIP… I’VE BEEN THINKING OF RAPS, BEATS, CLOTHES, VIDEOS ,STAGE DESIGNS AND PHILOSOPHIES … I ALWAYS FEEL MY BEST WORK IS MY NEXT WORK… I’VE MADE SOME GOOD CHOICES AND SOME MISTAKES… I’VE BEEN LOVED AND HATED…. I’VE BEEN HAILED AND RIDICULED… I’VE BEEN INVITED TO SHOWS AND AS USUAL ASKED NOT TO COME… I’VE BEEN ATTACKED FOR BEING []

JANET JACKSON’S TOUR OF JAPAN CANCELLED

  Via BBC News Janet Jackson’s tour of Japan has been postponed, with promoters blaming the global financial crisis. Japanese concert promoter Kyodo Yokohama said the singer cancelled five concerts due to take place in February. The 42-year-old Grammy Award winner had planned to perform in several major cities, including Nagoya and Osaka. Jackson, on her first world tour in nearly seven years, cancelled seven performances in the US in 2008 because of a bout of vertigo. The gigs in Japan will []