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chainz-040314.jpg 2 Chainz tested out a $5,000 toothbrush. The rapper tested the toothbrush as part of his hosting gig for the segment "GQ's Most Expensive Sh**." 2 Chainz received his very own engraved version of the Reinast luxury toothbrush, which features a titanium design and patented antibacterial coating. The brush is designed to last a lifetime.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé and Jay Z are putting all the divorce rumors to rest by renewing their wedding vows and going house hunting in Paris. According to E! News, the couple looked at a big house with a private garden in the wealthy west suburb of Neuilly Sur Seine this week, with the property said to carry well over a €3-4 million price tag.

JazmineSullivan-033114.jpg Jazmine Sullivan has released "Mascara," the third single from her upcoming third studio album Reality Show. The teaser was dropped via Instagram, and Sullivan captioned it "rainy day shenanigans." "Although this is just a snippet of the tune, we can say that we're definitely digging it," writes This Is RNB of the cut.

Brandy.jpg Brandy and Nile Rogers both appear on "Number 1," a new track from Mystery Skulls. The duo also appears on the track "Magic." Both songs are taken off of the band's debut album Forever. Mystery Skulls, which consists of Luis Dubuc, Casey Crawford, and Zack Ordway, says that when they wrote "Number 1" they actually had the R&B singer in mind.

JenniferHudson-042611.jpg Jennifer Hudson has debuted a bold new look - purple hair. The new hairstyle, debuted by the star's stylist, Cesar Ramirez on his Instagram page, shows off Hudson's new short bowl-cut hair with shaved sides and back. The star also went from black to a shade of lilac.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown and Jodeci will be performing at the Soul Train Awards next month. Brown will open the show and leads the pack in nominations with seven, including those for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Song of the Year (for "Loyal"), and Video of the Year {for "New Flame").

Drake-052311.jpg Drake and iLoveMakonnen have released the music video for "Tuesday," the latest single from the latter artist. In the vid, ILM and Drizzy hit the club for a night of dancing with the ladies. The club footage is interspersed with clips of ordinary folks doing ordinary deeds like making breakfast, folding laundry, playing basketball, and relaxing with the fam.

miguel2-052011.jpg Miguel is joined by Lorde and The Chemical Brothers for "This Is Not a Game," a cut from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. "Electric and dark, the tune seems perfectly posed to set the mood for the particularly angsty third installment of the hit franchise," writes Billboard of the latest release from the Lorde curated OST.

rapperT-I.jpg T.I. has released the music video for "King," a cut from his latest album, Paperwork. In the vid, Tip meets with a business associate at a dive bar, but things go south and he's forced to shoot the place up. The 18-cut deluxe version of Paperwork features a host of guests, including Jeezy & WatchTheDuck ("G Sh*t"), Iggy Azalea ("No Mediocre").

faithevans-082112.jpg Faith Evans, the widow of the late Notorious B.I.G., has spoken up about her late husband's infidelities with Lil Kim. Speaking with Vlad TV, Faith said that she had no idea of the affair at the time. "I didn't know anything about them for . . . this is probably at least a year-and-a-half after we were together so I didn't know anything about them . . ."

NickiMinaj-081011.jpg Nicki Minaj is featured in a photo shoot in the November issue of GQ magazine. Sexy pics of the rap Queen include her posing with two poodles - one dyed blue, the other dyed pink. She also sat for an interview, during which she discussed the massive success of the music video for "Anaconda." "I think the video is about what girls do. Girls love being with other girls," she said.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown, Trey Songz, J. Cole and T.I. have joined the lineup for a Los Angeles radio station concert, Cali Christmas, sponsored by Foot Action. The show goes down on December 5. HotNewHipHop writes that fans can expect a hook up between Breezy and Trigga. "Expect longtime chums Chris Brown and Trey Songz to perform together, as they've been pairing up."

Drake-052311.jpg "How About Now," a previously unheard cut from Drake, has been leaked to the web. According to Billboard, it is "not clear whether it's an old song that didn't make the cut onto Nothing Was the Same or something new from his upcoming Views From the 6." The cut samples Jodeci's "My Heart Belongs To You," and features Drizzy boasting of his current successes.

mariahcarey-072312.jpg Mariah Carey released a video of her hitting high notes while cleaning up around her house. The vid came after Mimi was criticized for a poor vocal performance on her Elusive Chanteuse Show tour. In September, fans of the diva posted video from the Asian leg of her tour, showing Carey struggling to make it through songs like "Vision of Love," "My All" and Heartbreaker."

Ashanti-062111.jpg Ashanti, DMX, Foxy Brown and Ja Rule helped Def Jam celebrate 30 years in the music business at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday, October 16. Ash joined Ja Rule on stage to perform "Mesmerize" and "Always on Time," before singing "Happy" and her debut single "Foolish."