Archive for November 21st, 2006

11.21
06

Ne-Yo Makes Fans “Scream,” Talks Current Projects And New Album

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Ne-YoCompared to the highly publicized Scream Tour which he will co-line with Omarion starting tomorrow (November 22), Ne-Yo’s additional current projects have been comparatively low key.

He recently took the time out of his super-busy schedule to give our editor Ifè Oshun a shoutout (listen) and exclusive info on his upcoming album, as well as the scoop on his new track and movie roles.

Ne-Yo Audio Interview

AUDIO: Ne-Yo- “Watch You Dance” – Windows

www.neyoworld.com

www.myspace.com/neyo

11.21
06

Jennifer Hudson Signs With J Records, Rumors Of Beyonce Feud Abound

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Jennifer HudsonFormer American Idol contestant, and Dreamgirls sensation Jennifer Hudson has recently signed a deal with Clive Davis’ J Records.

The singer who is being hailed for her performance in the upcoming musical is already being prepped for an Oscar nomination for her role as Effie in the flick based on the legendary Broadway musical.

According to Access Hollywood, the singer who was panned by Idol’s Simon Cowell, will start recording her set in January.

“My album, I’ll be recording my album,” she said. “I just signed my record deal 2 weeks ago. So I’m starting on that in January.”

The J Records roster includes legends Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, as well as fellow former Idol finalist Carrie Underwood, Idol winners Fantasia and Ruben Studdard, and reigning American Idol Taylor Hicks.

In related news, the venerable Chicago Sun-Times has sourced Mediatakeout regarding an alleged feud brewing between Hudson and Beyonce’s family.

According to the source, Bey’s parents, Mathew and Tina Knowles, treated Hudson like dirt when it was apparent that she was getting more attention than their daughter. Claiming Mr. Knowles demanded the movie studio edit Hudson’s scenes so Beyonce can shine more, the blog also goes on to say the former Destiny’s Child’s singer cried when she saw Hudson’s character come off stronger than her own.

11.21
06

Whitney Houston Loses Home In Foreclosure, Could Lose Another

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Now that her Atlanta mansion has been auctioned off, Whitney Houston is facing the possibility of the same thing happening with her New Jersey estate in the New Year.

Bought in 2003, the five-bedroom Georgia home she shared with Bobby Brown was sold on the steps of Fulton County Courthouse earlier this month.

In addition, part of the Grammy winner’s 10-acre New Jersey estate will also be auctioned off January 4 unless she pony up $1 million in past due mortgage payments.

The part of Houston’s estate slated for the sale is reportedly worth $889,300, while the adjacent property she owns has been appraised for roughly $5.6 million.

Houston also owns a home in California, but as of press time it is not known whether this property is in foreclosure danger as well.