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The Descendants Soundtrack Debuts At Number One In America

The Descendants compilation debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming the fourth soundtrack to hit the top spot this year (15). The album lands the unfortunate record of...

Jill Scott Debuts Woman At The Top Of U.s. Charts

Woman has debuted atop the Billboard 200 with 62,000 sales, according to Nielsen Music. Last week's number one, Future's DS2, slips to two, while rockers Lamb of God enter the chart at...

Dr. Dre Lp To Feature Eminem, Kendrick Lamar And Snoop Dogg

Dr. Dre's new album will feature Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg.The eagerly-anticipated LP - officially announced on his Beats 1 radio show 'The Pharmacy' over the weekend - will be called 'Compton: A Soundtrack'...

Jill Scott: 'I Was Wrong To Support Bill Cosby'

The Golden hitmaker came under fire last year (14) when she stood by her "mentor" following claims from over 30 women, alleging Cosby drugged and raped them. On Monday (06Jul15), testimony from...

Iggy Azalea Responds To Eve And Jill Scott's Critical Comments

Iggy Azalea has fired back at fellow rapper Eve and singer Jill Scott after they urged her to embrace more of her Australian roots amid a continued debate over her place in hip-hop.The Black Widow...

Jill Scott To Be Honoured At Essence Black Women In Music Event

R&B singer Jill Scott has been named a special honouree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music event.The Golden hitmaker will be feted for her career and will perform on 5 February (15), when...

Bill Cosby Tweets Thanks To Supporters Whoopi Goldberg And Jill Scott

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby has taken to Twitter.com to publicly thank Whoopi Goldberg and singer Jill Scott for their support amid his ongoing sexual assault scandal.The Cosby Show star has found himself at the centre...

Jill Scott Under Fire For Defending Embattled Bill Cosby

Soul singer/actress Jill Scott has come under fire from fans for defending comedian Bill Cosby amid his ongoing sex assault scandal.The Cosby Show star hit headlines last month (Nov14) after more than a dozen women...

Jill Scott: 'Playing James Brown's Wife Helped Me Understand My Mother's Predicament'

Singer/actress Jill Scott has a better understanding of women who stay with abusive partners after portraying James Brown's wife Dee Dee in new biopic Get On Up.The star reveals her mother was part of a...

Newlywed Eve Returning To Work In New Gabrielle Union Project

Newlywed Eve is heading back to work in a new Tv movie alongside singer Jill Scott and actress Regina Hall.With This Ring will reunite Hall with her Think Like A Man co-star Gabrielle Union, who...

Jill Scott To Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree

Singer/actress Jill Scott is set to receive an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Temple University.The He Loves Me hitmaker will be feted with a Doctor of Humane Letters on Thursday (15May14) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....

Ron Howard Would've Turned Down Jay Z

Ron Howard would have ''chickened out'' of directing Jay Z's movie if he had thought more about it.The acclaimed filmmaker was approached weeks before the rapper's 'Made in America' festival in Philadelphia last year to...

Dan Aykroyd & Jill Scott Join James Brown Biopic Cast

Dan Aykroyd and soul singer-turned-actress Jill Scott have joined the cast of The Help director Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic.The Blues Brothers star will portray the Godfather of Soul's longtime agent Ben Bart and Scott...

Laura Mvula Looking Forward To Meeting Legend

Laura Mvula is looking forward to working with John Legend and Alicia Keys. The 'Green Garden' singer has been inundated with calls since her debut album, 'Sing to the Moon' took off, and can't wait...

Ll Cool J, Jill Scott Kick Off Essence Festival In Style

The Essence music festival kicked off on Friday with performances by LL Cool J, Maxwell and Brandi. The first night of the festival, billed as “party with a purpose” certainly fulfilled said purpose – celebrating...

Cast Of The New 'Steel Magnolias' Felt The Love On Screen

With the remake of Steel Magnolias premiering this weekend (October 7th), it's been a tough task for the new actresses Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Phylicia Rashad to fill the boots of...

Jill Scott Teams Up With Eve At Made In America Festival

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania natives Jill Scott and Eve teamed up at the inaugural Made in America festival on Sunday (02Sep12).The hip-hop star jetted to Jay Z's big bash in her hometown from her Rock The Bells...

Chuck Brown, Godfather Of Go-go, Dies Aged 75

Chuck Brown, the man dubbed 'the godfather of go-go' has died, aged 75, BBC News reports today. As a guitarist and singer in Washington DC in the 1970s, Brown helped to create the city's lively...

Jennifer Hudson Wants Mary J. Blige Track

Jennifer Hudson wants to collaborate with Mary J. Blige. 'Spotlight' singer Jennifer admitted as they both appeared to record the 'VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul' TV special yesterday (18.12.11) that she would love to do a...

The 2011 Soul Train Awards Honor The Late Heavy D

THE 2011 Soul Train Awards took place over the weekend, and unsurprisingly it was the name of the sadly deceased Heavy D who was on everybody's lips; the rapper's passing earlier this month still fresh...

Heavy D And Earth, Wind & Fire Honoured At Soul Train

Late rapper Heavy D, Gladys Knight and Earth, Wind & Fire were honoured with tributes at the Soul Train Awards, while Cee Lo Green and Jill Scott were among the winners.The ceremony took place in...

Jill Scott Celebrates Album Success 60 Pounds Lighter

R&B star Jill Scott is celebrating the success of her chart-topping album with a new figure after shedding over 60 pounds (27.2 kilograms) in two years.The slimmed-down singer scored her first number one on the...

Scott Scores First Number One Album

Soulful Jill Scott has scored her first number one on the U.S. album chart after debuting The Light Of The Sun at the top of the Billboard 200 on Wednesday (29Jun11).Scott's fourth album sold 135,000...

Chris Brown Apologises For Using Gay Slur

Chris Brown is the latest celebrity to apologise to the gay community after using a homosexual slur in anger. On Tuesday (21st June 2011), the singer lashed out at several photographers, deeming they had tipped...

Jill Scott Split With Husband Over Her Cooking

Jill Scott, the Grammy Award winning R&B singer, says one of the reasons she split from her ex-husband was that he stopped eating her food. Scott, who releases her fourth studio album 'The Light of...

Jill Scott Reveals Weight Loss Secret

Jill Scott, the American soul singer and three times Grammy Award winner, has shed 50 pounds in weight to become the thinnest she's been in over 20 years. Jill Scott, who is set to release...

Jill Scott Sporting New Trim Figure

Singer/actress Jill Scott is flaunting a new slimline figure after shedding more than 50 pounds (23 kilograms).The star insists she is "in a good place" after adopting a new healthy diet and exercise regime to...

Stars Turn Out For Blige's Fundraiser

Christina Aguilera, Jill Scott and Jennifer Hudson were among the stars who turned out for Mary J. Blige's annual charity concert in New York on Sunday (01May11).The No More Drama hitmaker hosted the second Foundation...

Katy B Wants Alicia Keys' Duet

Katy B wants to collaborate with Alicia Keys. The 'Broken Record' singer cites the musician as a huge influence on her career and she would love to meet up with Alicia when she performs in...

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