- Created on 14 June 2013
Mouth almighty Tamar Braxton (pictured far left) will finally get a platform to chat about all things.com as Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. TV gives her, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley (pictured second from left), comedienne Loni Love (pictured center), fashion expert Jeannie Mai (pictured second from right), and former Cheetah Girl...
- Created on 13 June 2013
Legendary bluesman Buddy Guy, the six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree will release his new studio album "Rhythm & Blues" on July 30 on RCA Records.
The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album "Living Proof," this double-disc features first-time studio collaborations with genre melding artists like Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. "Rhythm & Blues" will be available for pre-order at all online retailers on June 25.
Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge ("Skin Deep," "Living Proof"), "Rhythm & Blues" captures the 76-year-old Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.
The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves, such as the Junior Wells' 1960 hit "Messin With The Kid" featuring Kid Rock, "One Day Away" with Keith Urban, and "What You're Gonna Do About Me," a duet with Beth Hart. Guy rounds out the disc with "Best in Town," "Whiskey Ghost," Guitar Slim's "Well I Done Got Over It" and more.
The Blues disc taps into the genre's rich history with "Meet Me In Chicago," "I Could Die Happy," "Never Gonna Change" and "All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues." Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry and Whitford contribute to the musical lesson with "Evil Twin" while Gary Clark, Jr. joins Guy on "Blues Don't Care."
In a career that spans nearly 50 years with more than 50 albums released, the incomparable Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements.
Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including six Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards' Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.
Rhythm & Blues track listing:
RHYTHM – Disc 1
01 Best In Town
03 I Go By Feel
04 Messin' With The Kid featuring Kid Rock
05 What's Up With That Woman
06 One Day Away featuring Keith Urban
07 Well I Done Got Over It
08 What You Gonna Do About Me featuring Beth Hart
09 The Devil's Daughter
10 Whiskey Ghost
11 Rhythm - Inner Groove
BLUES – Disc 2
01 Meet Me In Chicago
02 Too Damn Bad
03 Evil Twin featuring Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford
04 I Could Die Happy
05 Never Gonna Change
06 All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues
07 My Mama Loved Me
08 Blues Don't Care featuring Gary Clark, Jr.
09 I Came Up Hard
10 Poison Ivy
- Created on 12 June 2013
Famous father and daughter duo Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones have teamed up for a PSA on behalf of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF).
The clip, entitled “Cherishing Life’s Special Moments,” seeks to raise awareness about the importance of speaking with your doctor about prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for men in the United States, affecting one in six men, according to PCF. In the U.S. alone, 2.5 million American men and their families are currently living with prostate cancer.
Quincy Jones has enjoyed one of the longest, most successful careers in popular music as a record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, and trumpeter. Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, he has been nominated for a record 79 Grammys – won 27 – and in 1991, received the Grammy Legend Award. In addition to his numerous awards and honors, most recently Jones was inducted into the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Now go watch the PSA here!
- Created on 13 June 2013
"I feel lighter, I feel healthier, and even though I'm 31—which really isn't old, but for an athlete, particularly a tennis player, it's old—I promise you, my body has never felt better. Considering how much I've played and how much I've done, I feel fine. I'm strong..." says Serena Williams.
Her 5-foot 9-inch, 155-pound powerhouse frame is a mind-blowing combination of speed, power and never-before-seen toughness that have allowed Williams to run roughshod over all comers during the last decade.
But two years ago, the champion was engaged in the ultimate match of her life and fighting just to breathe after suffering from a pulmonary embolism. Today, she tells ESSENCE that she's healthier than ever, and winning not just in tennis but in life. For more on Williams' story and the July "Body Issue" of ESSENCE, visit ESSENCE.com. The July issue hit newsstands on June 7.
- Created on 12 June 2013
After U.S. critics lambasted Will Smith’s “After Earth” for being a sci-fi snore, foreign audiences begged to differ, propelling the summer flick to No. 1, according to The Wrap.
The film, which was produced by Smith and co-stars his son Jaden,...