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NickiMinaj-081011.jpg Nicki Minaj appears in the first trailer released for Barbershop: The Next Cut. The female rapper plays the role of the feisty hairdresser Draya, who is the potential romantic rival of Terri, played by Eve. Actors who were in the original film, who are returning for the forthcoming one, include Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson.

Slyfamilystone-041715.jpg Cynthia Robinson, a founding member of Sly and the Family Stone, has died after a battle with cancer. The musician's Facebook page and Billboard confirmed the news. She was 69. Robinson served as the trumpet player for the band. She also played in Graham Central Station and worked with George Clinton and Prince.

JanisJoplin-041612.jpg Janis: Little Girl Blue, the new Janis Joplin documentary from director Amy Berg, will air as part of PBS' American Masters series. For Janis: Little Girl Blue, Berg worked with the support of Joplin's family on the film, which offers previously unseen glimpses of the singer's personal life.

Alanjackson-102009.jpg Alan Jackson has been named the official Good Project Ambassador for Ply Gem's Home for Good Project. The country star partnered with Ply Gem Industries to help build 300-plus homes throughout the United States with Habitat for Humanity. The Home for Good Project, a multi-year initiative, will include a donation to Habitat for Humanity of more than $1 million.

scottstapp-031011.jpg Creed rocker Scott Stapp took some time out early this week to lend his opinion of the new Rocky film, also titled Creed. In the video, arranged by funnyordie.com, the oft-maligned post-grunge star joked that the plot was slightly different than what he had expected.

Ladygaga2-060111.jpg Lady Gaga is working with Mark Ronson new music, according to Lily Allen, who revealed the news in a recent interview. During a red carpet interview at the British Fashion Awards, Allen said that she had booked studio time with Ronson, but he had to cancel on her, because of Gaga.

DamonAlbarn-080511.jpg Damon Albarn has denied that he has any sort of feud with pop icon Adele. He addressed the issue speaking with Time Out magazine, saying that quotes from both parties were taken out of context and they, in fact, have no ill will towards one another. Rumors of the possible feud spread earlier this year after Adele seemingly claimed that Albarn was combative towards her.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown has opened up about his upcoming release Royalty and his background with a local New York City radio station. During the interview Breezy said he tries to communicate with fans from the inner city because that's the life he knew as a child. "I can't even get into politics 'cause I don't know nothing about it," he said. "That's not even my lane."

CourtneyLove-090911.jpg Courtney Love has offered her support for Justin Bieber's decision to wear a Nirvana shirt to the American Music Awards on Sunday night. The Bieb's fashion decision upset some fans of the band who lashed out via social media. Love, however, hit Twitter to give Justin props. "You're cool in my book @justinbieber xc," she wrote.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna has announced a massive tour behind her upcoming eighth studio album, ANTI. The record, due December 3 via TIDAL, will be backed by a 60-date trek across North America and Europe. The trek begins at San Diego's Viejas Arena on February 26, and wraps at Zurich's Letzigrund Stadion on August 12.

Adele-050211.jpg Adele says she's itching to do a remix of Drake's hit "Hotline Bling." Speaking with e-Talk, the U.K. superstar had high praise for the OVO boss. "I really want us to do an official remix," she began. "I love Drake. I love Drake so much. I even got the coat that's in the video—I got it delivered the other day, I ordered it. The red one."

Weiland-240915.jpeg Scott Weiland says that he is getting less and less excited about touring the older he gets. "It's way harder," he tells Detroit Soundhouse. "We used to have marketing budgets of a couple of million dollars, now it's like $75,000. You have to spend a lot of time on the road to make up for the loss of income from selling records."

chainz-040314.jpg 2 Chainzhas released a video for the new remix of his track "BFF," featuring Jeezy. In the clip, 2 Chainz walks through a mansion, sits on a gold throne while sporting a Chanel padlock necklace, parties with women dressed in white. There's women hanging out in a hot tub filled with gold coins and stacks of cash and cupboards in the kitchen are lined with cash.

David-Bowie.jpg David Bowie's upcoming new studio album Blackstar will "avoid rock n' roll," according to producer Tony Visconti. "We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar," Visconti told Rolling Stone. "We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn't do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there . . ."

image1-022814.jpg Janet Jackson will be honored by EBONY as part of their 2015 Power 100 list. "EBONY recognizes those who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents, the very best in Black America," the publication's website says. "This year, on December 2nd, the EBONY POWER 100 event will be held in Los Angeles, California."

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