Teyana Taylor was looking grown ‘n’ sexy in a black slit dress showing off her legs and red heels at the premiere of Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, at Arclight Hollywood at the Cinerama Dome. The singer plays single mother Sabrina who works at a fast food restaurant in the latest installment in the Madea series. The movie’s other young star Bow Wow, who plays Teyana’s ex Byron, also hit the red carpet. The comedy hits theaters Friday.
Rihanna is whipping the charts into a frenzy. The pop siren soars to the top of the singles chart this week with “S&M,” smashing records in her path.
Her raunchy Loud single and its remix featuring Britney Spears moves 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming her 10th No. 1 hit. But that isn’t her only accomplishment. Rihanna earns 10 No. 1s on the Hot 100 in the shortest span for a solo artist since first debuting atop the chart with “SOS” four years, 11 months ago.
At 23 years old, she also becomes the youngest artist to achieve 10 No. 1s on the Hot 100, besting labelmate Mariah Carey who was 25 at the time. Additionally, she tallied her No. 1s faster than Carey. Among all artists, the Barbados singer follows only the Beatles and the Supremes for the fastest accumulation of 10 Hot 100 No. 1s.
“10th!!!!!Now LOOK at what u did… #RihannaNavy U rocked that shit OUT!THANK U so much, this is the BEST news!U guys #werk hard #whosyadaddy,” tweeted a thrilled RiRi, who also thanked Britney Spears’ fans. “#BIGUP to @britneyspears and all her wonderful fans who supported this song.”
Steve Bartels, Island Def Jam President and COO, added, “Rihanna’s tenth #1 single is a monumental accomplishment and a testament to her incredible artistry. This was a truly collaborative and creative effort, spearheaded by Rihanna’s tireless work and aided in no small part by the incredible Britney Spears and her team. I am extremely proud of Rihanna, her ongoing dominance on the charts, and the entire IDJ team who worked so diligently to bring this one home.
Game’s 4/20 went up in smoke, but for the wrong reason. The “Red Nation” rapper was detained by Canadian officials after attempting to enter the country.
Fresh from Australia, Game was traveling to Canada to perform at several shows on Wednesday, April 20. After waiting in customs for three hours, he was denied entry. “Customs officials just denied me entry into Canada. I’m sorry 2 ALL my fans but I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able 2 enter,” he tweeted.
But things soon went from bad to worse. “This just in: I’m being detained in Canada for 14 days until they process my inadmissability then I’ll have a hearing heard by a judge,” he added. “At that point the judge will decide to either deport me or give me a sentence for violating Canada’s immigrant entry laws.”
Game expressed his unhappiness with the unexpected circumstances. “F%cked up situation !!! But at least they let me call home, & tweet before they lock a n!gga up !!! Gotta turn in my property, y’all be kool,” he wrote. “Gotta give up my phone & property. This some straight bullshit ! Flew all the way from LA to be denied and detained ?!?! WTF.”
LaurieAnn Gibson is riding high she has two new dance shows, “The Dance Scene,” and a new dance show for BET, and recently co-directed Lady GaGa’s new video for her 2nd single “Judas.” In this photoshoot she wore a black body suit with mesh insets from former ‘Project Runway’ contestant Mychael Knight’s Fall 2010 line paired with black Christian Louboutin Daffodil Pumps.
Earlier today, Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted leaving Le Meurice Hotel where they have been staying over the last few days with Beyonce’s nephew, Juelz. They then headed over to L’Avenue restaurant where they were spotted toasting to the good life. Juelz father Daniel also joined them.
After a painful few weeks of breathless anticipation, finally Beyoncé’s new single is here. It’s called “Girls”; it’s produced by Diplo and Switch (which would have been a bigger deal as far as incongruity of pairing if Odd Future’s Frank Ocean wasn’t in the running); and it’s kind of a monster — aggressive and intense and totally committed in all the ways you’d hope for the first big move in a new promo run from one of our most cherished pop stars. That means it’s as immediately familiar as it is bluntly effective; we have given in to it already. It’s also very declarative: See, according to B, it’s girls who run the world. This isn’t technically true, of course; world leaders are still disappointingly disproportionately male. But in this alternate Beyoncé reality, all those independent women Destiny’s Child groomed many years back have risen up and forcefully taken over (yes, we’re getting this more from the leaked video stills than the actual words of the song, but gender warfare is pretty fun to imagine). Anyway, Angela Merkel is rocking so hard right now.
– NY Mag.
Beyonce and Jay-Z made a rare public appearance on Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris, France today. Both artists are expected to release new project later this year year, continuing to cement their position as music’s most powerful couple.
Mariah Carey is almost ready to pop! In preparation for her impending motherhood, she has given Life & Style magazine a glimpse of her babies’ new nursery.
Jill Scott brought the stars out at Hollywood nightclub Playhouse on Monday night, debuting songs off her fourth album The Light of the Sun. Draped in a black gown with an avant-garde haircut, the Philly songstress performed for a VIP crowd that included Brandy, JoJo, Swizz Beatz, Teairra Mari, Taraji P. Henson, Reggie Bush, and more, who grooved to her soulful sounds.