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Mary J. Blige Honored by Diddy, Andre Harrell, Jimmy Iovine at Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Mary J. Blige Honored by Diddy, Andre Harrell, Jimmy Iovine at Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
Mary J. Blige spent her birthday marking another major milestone in her career as she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Jan. 11. The dedication followed speeches from record producer Andre Harrell and fellow music icon Sean “Diddy” Combs. Both praised Blige for her talent and strength.

“I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” said Blige. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.”

The Grammy Award-winning artist and recent Golden Globe nominee was greeted by fans singing “Happy Birthday” as she posed for pictures and hugged family members before the ceremony began. “I’m proud of us. Look at where we are,” Blige replied to one fan who applauded the singer.

Blige stood beside Harrell on stage in front of cheering fans as he recalled
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Bruno Mars Picks Up 5 Wins, Toni Braxton Honoured At Bet Soul Train Awards

Bruno Mars was the big winner at the 2017 Bet Soul Train Music Awards on Sunday night. The 32-year-old singer came away with five awards, including Best Soul Male Artist and Video of the Year for his song “24K Magic”. Related: Bruno Mars Commands Attention With Laid Back, Acoustic ‘That’s What I Like’ Remix Mars had […]
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A Brief History of the Soul Train Music Awards

The annual award show “Soul Train Music Awards” started on March 23 1987, over 30 years ago, and was broadcast in national television syndication. The show honors top black performers in entertainment and music industry. Makers of Soul Train program produce the Soul Train Music Awards, from which it also gets its name. Furthermore, the award ceremonies are interposed by performances from R&B and Soul recording in February, March, or April. It has since been shifted to the last weeks of November, during the Thanksgiving weekend. Voting Rights The Soul Train Music Awards draws it voting body from professionals in

A Brief History of the Soul Train Music Awards
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Fantasia Barrino Brings Down the House in Sneak Peek of 2017 Soul Train Awards ‘Soul Cypher’ (Exclusive)

Fantasia Barrino Brings Down the House in Sneak Peek of 2017 Soul Train Awards ‘Soul Cypher’ (Exclusive)
Bring on the soul!

Fantasia Barrino, Faith Evans, Bilal and Mali Music go head-to-head in a freestyle session called “Soul Cypher” for the 2017 Soul Train Awards, and only Et has your first look.

Barrino brings down the house with a soul-stirring melody complete with a lyrical throwback to her 2004 debut album, Free Yourself. Of course, she's not the only powerful voice rocking the mic, as all four participants rise to the occasion, while the award show's host, Erykah Badu, mans the turntables. See the teaser in the video player above.

“I’ve never done the cypher before so going into it I was really nervous,” Barrino said to Et, during the taping of the song segment in Los Angeles last month. “But whenever you’re coming into the room with legends like Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Bilal and Mali Music, it pushes you to want to do great and just enjoy that moment and watch them."

“They
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Celebrity Big Brother USA Three More Possible Female Participants Revealed

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Hey,"Big Brother" fans. More updates on the casting for the upcoming Celebrity Big Brother USA edition are now starting to trickle in a little more often these days. We've got a new one that just came in from thesun.co.uk site. They're telling us that former MTV's "The Hills" star Stephanie Pratt is currently in talks with the CBS Big Brother producers to participate in the first ever USA Celebrity Big Brother edition. They say that their sources confirmed it by saying, "While Steph's been in La, she has been seen by the producers of the new Us version of Celebrity Big Brother. The producers see her as a heritage reality star. One of the original global reality stars who has continued in reality TV both in the Us and UK. It's expected to be a huge show in the UK when it's shown over here." For
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Solange and Bruno Mars Lead 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominations

Solange and Bruno Mars Lead 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominations
Solange is the artist to beat at the 2017 Soul Train Awards. The singer-songwriter leads this year's list of honorees with seven total nominations, followed by Bruno Mars with six total nominations. Bet Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will be filmed Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will later air on Bet and Bet Her Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Here is the complete list of nominations (and two winners): Don Cornelius Legend Award Toni Braxton Lady of Soul Award Swv Best New Artist 6lack H.E.R. Kevin Ross Khalid Sza Best R&B/Soul Male Artist Bruno Mars Bryson Tiller Chris...
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Thomas Rhett’s Moves, Sam Hunt’s Struggles and Garth Brooks’ Surprise: Highlights of Cma Fest’s Stadium Concerts

Thomas Rhett’s Moves, Sam Hunt’s Struggles and Garth Brooks’ Surprise: Highlights of Cma Fest’s Stadium Concerts
We all know Luke Bryan has his signature hip sway, but who knew Thomas Rhett has his own moves, too? Steamy voice or not, Sam Hunt just needs to show up for fans to swoon. And, yeah, Garth Brooks is still untouchable as country’s king.

Those are just some of the takeaways after four nights of gluttonous concert-watching at Nashville’s annual Cma Fest. The multi-bill shows at Nissan Stadium are arguably the most coveted performance slots in country music –which will be compressed into an ABC special to air in August – and all the artists proved not only
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Whitney. “Can I Be Me”‘

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Whitney. “Can I Be Me”‘
“Whitney. ‘Can I Be Me'” is Nick Broomfield’s documentary about the life and death of Whitney Houston, and it’s the rare Nick Broomfield movie in which the filmmaker isn’t center stage. He co-directed it with Rudi Dolezal, and there isn’t a single scene in which Broomfield, with his puckish, dogged delight in stalking interview subjects, invades a room tailed by a crew member holding a boom mike, thrusting himself into the face of Bobby Brown or Clive Davis or Whitney Houston’s relatives or the maid who cleaned her hotel room the night she died. I’m a fan of Broomfield’s conspiracy-theory music docs (“Biggie & Tupac,” “Kurt & Courtney”), but “Whitney: ‘Can I Be Me'” has no conspiracies to uncover. It just has a story to tell, and it does that incredibly compellingly.

“Can I Be Me” gets us to know Whitney Houston, to feel her
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‘Danny and the Dinosaur’ Movie in Development at Branded Pictures (Exclusive)

‘Danny and the Dinosaur’ Movie in Development at Branded Pictures (Exclusive)
Veteran producer J. Todd Harris and Marc Marcum are launching a live-action/animated movie version of the 1958 children’s book “Danny and the Dinosaur” through their Branded Pictures Entertainment.

The light-hearted Syd Hoff story starts with a boy named Danny befriending a good-natured dinosaur at a museum with Danny riding out of the museum on the dinosaur’s neck. The two then spend the day together playing, going to the zoo, having ice cream and letting other children use the dinosaur as a slide.

The company has optioned all non-publishing rights to “Danny and the Dinosaur,” which has sold more than 10 million copies. The script has been adapted by David Bowers and writing team Brian Sawyer and Gregg Rossen.

“The writers have transformed this wonderful book series into a vehicle for a top comedy talent,” said Harris, who has the title of president. “We see the feature version of ‘Danny
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Exclusive: Rebecca and Josh Ignore Their Problems 'Soul Train'-Style in New 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Sneak Peek!

Exclusive: Rebecca and Josh Ignore Their Problems 'Soul Train'-Style in New 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Sneak Peek!
Rebecca and Josh are back together on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and they’re never going to have any problems ever again! At least, according to their Soul Train-style fantasy.

In Et’s exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s all-new episode, "Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?", the reunited couple celebrate their rekindled love -- and blissful ignorance -- in a full-on funk number, complete with matching jumpsuits, platform shoes and hilarious lyrics about how their love has “magically solved” all the pre-existing problems in their relationship.

“We’ll never worry about paying the bills, the only money we’ll need is sunset,” Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) croons in the soulful song, appropriately titled, “We’ll Never Have Problems Again.”

“If we feel like we’ve run out of thrills... Hey look! Another sunset!” Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) chimes in.

Exclusive: Rachel Bloom, 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's' Triple Threat, Is Ready to Take on the Emmys

“Ok, so you guys
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Beyonce Dominates Soul Train Awards 2016: Complete Winners List

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Beyonce Dominates Soul Train Awards 2016: Complete Winners List
Beyonce dominated the Soul Train Awards on Sunday, picking up four trophies, including Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Formation” from her new album “Lemonade.” Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared took home two awards of their own, Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) and Best Collaboration, for their smash hit “All the Way Up.” Neo-soul artist Erykah Badu hosted and executive produced the show, the first since Bet Networks acquired Soul Train earlier this year. Also Read: Kanye West Destroyed on Social Media for Beyonce and Jay-z Meltdown Dru.
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Exclusive: Erykah Badu on Resurgence of ‘90s R&B, ‘Baduizm’ and Brandy’s Influence

Exclusive: Erykah Badu on Resurgence of ‘90s R&B, ‘Baduizm’ and Brandy’s Influence
In the fall of 1996, Erykah Badu -- still largely unknown at the time -- just finished recording her debut album, Baduizm, which came out on Feb. 11, 1997 and ushered in a new genre, neo soul. The style of which was inspired by “a love for ‘70s music,” Badu tells Et and would be proliferated by the likes of D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Maxwell and Lauryn Hill and define R&B in the mid-to-late-‘90s.

Two decades later, it feels as if those artists are back on top again with A Tribe Called Quest, who blurred the lines of hip-hop and R&B, at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service and the re-emergence of D’Angelo, who surprised fans with the release of Black Messiah in late 2014. Hill, who after missing her surprise performance at the Grammys, made up for it with epic duet with The Weeknd on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Then
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Inside Erykah Badu’s Intimate Vegan Soul Food Dinner Celebration

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Inside Erykah Badu’s Intimate Vegan Soul Food Dinner Celebration
It was all about love, light and delicious fare at Erykah Badu’s Soul Food Vegan Dinner Party on Monday night. Held at New York City’s popular private dining space The Kitchen Table, the Grammy-award winning singer celebrated her hosting gig on the upcoming Soul Train Awards with a savory seven-course meal created by friend and popular Oakland-based vegan chef Bryant Terry. To quote another soulful star, Solange, People was happy to have a seat at the table!

“I just want to thank you all for coming. Please eat with me, drink with me and talk with me,” Badu,
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Bobby Brown Achieves Happiness by ‘Loving Every Day’

Bobby Brown Achieves Happiness by ‘Loving Every Day’
After Bobby Brown finished telling his story in his new autobiography Every Little Step: My Story, he felt a weight lifted off his shoulders.

“I’m just glad to get it all off my chest,” he told People while attending the Soul Train Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. “I’m glad to move forward with my life. I’m doing a lot better than I was since I was born. It was just good to get it off my chest. I’m glad it’s out.”

The book pulls no punches, dealing with Brown’s sexual exploits, his
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Erykah Badu Will Return to Host This Year’s Soul Train Awards

Erykah Badu Will Return to Host This Year’s Soul Train Awards
The Godmother of Soul is back!

Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu is set to host the 2016 Soul Train awards again — and it’s no surprise after last year’s headline-making performance.

One attention-grabbing moment from her 2015 hosting stint came when she declared that the R&B-focused award show isn’t for rappers and jokingly pretended to call rapper Iggy Azalea.

Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey!” she said. “Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. You can come, ’cause what you’re doin’ is definitely not rap.”

Azalea seemed to respond in a tweet days later, although she did not name the R&B singer.
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Drake Leads Soul Train Awards With 12 Nominations, Beats Out Beyonce’s Eight

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Drake Leads Soul Train Awards With 12 Nominations, Beats Out Beyonce’s Eight
Only days after breaking the record for most American Music Award nominations, Drake leads the list of Soul Train nominees. Related: Drake Breaks Michael Jackson’s Record, Snags 13 Ama Nominations The Canadian megastar has snagged nominations for Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year and Song of the Year, to name a few. Beyonce […]
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Beyoncé Strolls Through the Big Apple Looking Like a Candy-Coated Dream

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Beyoncé Strolls Through the Big Apple Looking Like a Candy-Coated Dream
Beyoncé, our human angel, was practically floating as she strolled down the streets of Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon. The singer, who will be wrapping up her Formation world tour at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Friday, looked like a candy-coated dream in a pink and silver striped skirt complete with a matching butterfly sweater and Gucci hat. Beyoncé's casual outing comes a month after she attended Budweiser's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia with husband Jay Z, and although she's been keeping a low profile, she did celebrate her 35th birthday with a star-studded Soul Train-themed bash in September. Related Stories:This College Course on Beyoncé’s Lemonade Has Us Thirsty For Knowledge30 Beyoncé Dance Moves That Will Make Your Soul Shiver20 Beyoncé Facts Only a Real Beyhive Member Would Know
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Jimmy Kimmel Uses Emmy Monologue to Blame Celebrity Apprentice Creator Mark Burnett for Donald Trump

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Jimmy Kimmel Uses Emmy Monologue to Blame Celebrity Apprentice Creator Mark Burnett for Donald Trump
Talk about an opener. Jimmy Kimmel brought razor-sharp humor to several surprising targets in front of a packed Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles as host of Sunday's 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards. As he'd exclusively revealed to People, Kimmel, 48, pulled no punches in his opening monologue, delivering zinger after zinger about famous friends and nominees alike - and he saved his punchiest material for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. But first things first: After a fiery, Jeb Bush-ful opening video, Kimmel started his monologue by finding Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor in the audience and handing him an Emmy. "Alright, that saves us 22 minutes,
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Usher's Kids Are All Grown Up! See the Boys at His Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

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Usher's Kids Are All Grown Up! See the Boys at His Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
Usher had two very special guests at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony in La on Wednesday afternoon: his two sons, 7-year-old Naviyd and 8-year-old Usher Raymond V. The R&B singer was honored with the 2,588th star for being "one of the most successful artists of our modern music world," but it was his kids, whom he shares with ex-wife Tameka Foster, who ended up stealing the show. After receiving his star, Usher celebrated his accomplishment by showering Naviyd and little Usher with kisses and posing for pictures together. At one point, his boys got silly and held up bunny ears over their dad's head. Over the weekend, Usher attended Beyoncé's Soul Train-themed 35th birthday party along with Serena Williams, Alicia Keys, and Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Fortunately, he was kind enough to record the adorable moment when Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter,
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Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé's Birthday Weekend: Watch!

Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé's Birthday Weekend: Watch!
It was an exciting weekend for Beyoncé! The superstar turned 35 on Sept. 4 and she celebrated with all of her close friends and family. After attending the Made in America Festival on Sunday, Beyoncé threw a Soul Train-themed birthday party Monday evening. Beyoncé wore a sequined ensemble at the bash where she partied with her husband Jay Z, her sister Solange Knowles and tons of celeb guests, including Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Usher and Serena Williams. Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter Blue Ivy Carter was also at the party and gave her mom a sweet birthday shout-out during the celebration. Take a look at the E! News video above to get more scoop on...
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