Octavia Spencer Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actress For Role In The Help (Acceptance Video)

Congrats are in order for Octavia Spencer!!

After snatching up a SAG award, a Critic’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe, her award mantle is complete now that she can add an Oscar to it.

Octavia looked accepted the award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her performance in ‘The Help’.

Wale Launches “Slight Work” Dance Contest

After releasing the Chris Brown-directed video for “Slight Work” featuring Big Sean, Wale is inviting dance crews everywhere to participate in the “Slight Work” video dance contest.

Dance crews are invited to submit a 1-2 minute video dancing to the Diplo produced song with original choreography. Wale will choose the winner himself, and the winning crew’s video will be featured on all of Wale’s social media channels, as well as receive merchandise and a signed copy of Ambition.

The deadline for video submissions is March 22, 2012.

For further details on how to participate, visit http://on.fb.me/SlightWorkContest.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Step Out with Blue Ivy Carter in NYC

Peek-a-boo Blue Ivy Carter made her first public appearance with her parents in New York City on Saturday (Feb. 25).  The barely two-month-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who showed her adorable face to the world earlier this month, was cradled by her mother as the famous family stepped out for lunch at Sant Ambroeus in the West Village.

The superstar couple made a quick exit from their Mercedes-Benz van into the Italian restaurant.  A protective B played it low key in round sunglasses, an oversized jacket, and sneakers while covering baby Blue with a black blanket to shield her from the paparazzi.  Proud papa Jay kept a close eye on his wife and child as bodyguards surrounded the vehicle.

Child of the Earth: Willow Smith as a Blonde

First she whipped her hair, then she shaved her hair, and now she’s bleached her hair blonde.  Willow Smith showed off her latest bold look, complemented by a pair of oversized glasses, while chilling with her friends at Subway (where all the cool kids hang).

The 11-year-old “Fireball,” who was recently seen hanging out with Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator, also hinted that she has a new sound to match her new look.  “New music! I am gonna be a different Willow from now on,” she tweeted.

Tyra Banks Graduates from Harvard University School of Business

Tyra Banks can add another milestone to her long list of achievements, she recently graduated from Harvard University’s School of Business.  She tweeted: Smiling ear2ear on the Harvard Business campus w/ my diploma! Tnx 2 my fab photographer mama 4 the pic! Congratulations!!

Nicki Minaj High Fashion Vibe Shoot

As Nicki Minaj preps the release of her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded she has set the promotional train into high gear.  She has been givng her fans samples of what to expect from the album as well as treating them to extravagant photoshoots and mahazine covers.  Get into what she recently did with VIBE Magazine:

Whitney Houston Soars in New ‘Sparkle’ Footage

Whitney Houston was on her way to a triumphant return while shooting what would become her final on-screen performance in Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film.  When “ET” paid a visit to the set in Detroit, the iconic singer’s voice was full and she looked “heavier and healthier,” according to host Mark Steins.

She filmed scenes at a house and church, similar to the one she grew up in, and sat down with her co-star Jordin Sparks.  Whitney shared how she didn’t let daughter Bobbi Kristina listen to explicit lyrics and Jordin recalled the time she quickly changed a song when Whitney was in the room.

She was in curlers while shooting her scenes, in which she plays a “run down” mother, but insisted on dressing up for the interview.  Check out some on-set footage from Whitney’s final film, which hits theaters August 17.

Chris Brown Accused of ‘Robbery by Snatching’

Chris Brown is making headlines once again.  The Grammy-winning singer has been accused of robbing a woman’s cell phone outside a Miami nightclub over the weekend and driving off with it.

Law enforcement officials tell TMZ that Christal Spann filed a police report Sunday for “robbery by snatching.”  The 24-year-old claims that she followed the “Turn Up the Music” singer and Tyga out of Cameo nightclub and took a picture of Brown getting into his Bentley.

He reportedly got upset when he saw her camera phone and grabbed it through the vehicle window, saying, “Bitch, you’re not gonna put that on the Internet.”  According to the police report, he then rolled up his window and drove off with the iPhone in hand.

The incident is currently under investigation.  No arrests have been made and no warrant has been issued.

TMZ notes that Chris is still on probation for his assault on Rihanna and if he’s arrested, he could face jail time on a probation violation.

Jay-Z Introduces Rita Ora on New York Radio

The Roc was in the building today as Jay-Z toasted his new artist Rita Ora on New York radio station Z100.  The music mogul made a surprise visit with the blonde bombshell to premiere “Party & Bullshit,” the first single from the 21-year-old singer’s Roc Nation debut.

“Now is when we start to really work Z100 ROC #CHEERS @S_C that was amazing,” tweeted Rita, who shared what it’s like to have Mr. Carter as her mentor and label boss.

“He’s very honest and he’s very genuine and helpful,” she previously told Associated Press.  “It’s a great voice to listen to.  I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

The blonde bombshell currently has a No. 1 hit in the U.K. with “Hot Right Now,” her dance collaboration with DJ Fresh