Turkey Gives Jawan Harris A Scare

Jawan Harris

Jawan Harris checked in with his Twitter followers (@singerjawan) this evening to discuss a fowl encounter. The Chicago R&B singer writes:

I meant to tell y’all that I got chased by a HUGE TURKEY yesterday!!!!! #RadomTweet Lol. Y’all should’ve saw me… I was GONE!!!!

I was TERRIFIED!!!!!… This was my facial expression.

That turkey was 3x the size of my stomach… And y’all know I got a big stomach.?? Lol. It was determined to catch me too!!! #FunnyTimes

I was walking looking down. Next thing you know, I see @sopranasinger @TheWorldOfX running the opposite direction.

So as I see them running… Of course I wanted to run. But I didn’t have a reason for running. Until…

I kept walking and looking at the ground and hear a sound… Of course I looked up. And saw “The biggest Turkey Ive ever seen in my life”…

…Charging at me!!!!! I’m literally laughing in tears right now!!!

The new trend is… #TeamJawanTurkeyStory …NOT #TeamCookieSnatchinThug anymore. Lol. Spread the word!!!

Fantasia Offers Encouragement To Top Three ‘Idol’ Finalists

Fantasia Barrino resting

Fantasia Barrino checked in with her Twitter followers (@TasiasWord) last night while watching the ‘American Idol’ results show. The season three winner hasn’t tweeted her thoughts yet about Joshua Ledet getting voted off, but did offer encouraging words to all three of the remaining contestants at the time. The 27-year-old writes:

Tonight will determine who stands for the finale on next week, but I want to say to all 3 contestants that you are winners no matter what

It’s American Idol time, tune in now folks.

Great start for the top of the show guys. You all own the stage every single time you approach it

I remember being right where the 3 contestants are tonight and I can never ever forget that moment.

I’ll be back later guys, I’m going to enjoy Idol and I’ll tweet again once the decision on who America has put through to the finale.

Tank Summer Music Festival Tour Dates

Tank in a blue jacket

This summer in support of his fifth studio album ‘This Is How I Feel’, Tank will hit the road on the ‘Summer Music Festival Tour’. The trek begins on July 13th at the DTE Music Theater in Detroit, Michigan and continues through the summer, wrapping up on August 11th in Los Angeles, California. The new set of dates sees the R&B singer taking amphitheaters nationwide, alongside such R&B legends as Patti Labelle, The O’Jays, Babyface and Maze. In July, Tank will head to New Orleans to take the stage at the 2012 Essence Music Festival, which also features performances from Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Keyshia Cole, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson and more. This marks the second consecutive year that Tank will take part in the three day festival, which celebrates contemporary African American music and culture.

Tank Summer Tour Dates:
July 13 Detroit, MI DTE Music Theater
July 14 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
July 15 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 19 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 22 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
July 25 New York, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 27 Philadelphia, PA Mann Music Center
July 29 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
August 1 Raleigh, N.C. Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 3 Dallas, TX Gexa Amphitheatre
August 4 Houston, TX Toyota Center
August 5 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
August 10 Oakland, CA Sleep Train at Concord
August 11 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

Keri Hilson Thanks Fans For AIDS Walk New York Donations

Keri Hilson with the ladies

Keri Hilson checked in with her Twitter followers (@KeriHilson) on Wednesday (May 16) ahead of Sunday’s AIDS Walk New York event. The 29-year-old was soliciting donations for the event. Hilson writes:

–if you can’t make it but wanna do ur part to save lives, donate ANY amount–> http://bit.ly/IxuXUF check this out–> http://bit.ly/KjLERs

There’s an option to donate anonymously. Goes under “Keri Hilson” on the list. Just found out abt another DOPE prize to TWO highest donors!

I wish they’d chosen another name tho, that’s a little misleading. It does not reflect w/ my personal donation *whistles off* Anywho!

Big hug to everyone who has either donated their time on Sunday, or their hard-earned money to end the worldwide epidemic that is HIV/AIDS.

…and some of you are donating both time & money! BIG BIG HEARTS like yours can change the world.

Watch a video featuring Keri thanking supporters for their generosity below.

John Legend: ‘X Factor’ Judge Britney Spears Can’t Sing

John Legend took a shot at some rival reality singing competition judges in an interview with E!. The entertainment network spoke with Legend and fellow ‘Duets’ judges Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke at the EW-ABC Upfront party. “You know it’s interesting. It should be very interesting. I don’t have much to say,” Legend said about ‘The X Factor’ adding Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as judges. “It’s interesting when people you know who are judging singing competitions when they aren’t really singers. It’s interesting.” Thicke and Clarkson had different views about the subject. Watch their comments below.

Update: John had this to say to his Twitter followers (@johnlegend):

Read my mentions today if you want some entertainment served with a side dish of crazy and a sprinkle of racism.

I’ve never heard Demi’s voice btw. Wasn’t referring to her.

Among some of those angry incoming Tweets:

Becc****ber1: @johnlegend LOL at you saying demi can’t sing? I mean who the fu** are you anyway? Thought so, irrelevant fu**.

Sab****yes: @johnlegend Who the fu** are you to say my Idol can’t sing?

Lo****ca: @johnlegend you’re a fu**ing moron, never speak ill of @ddlovato, she is the best, and your a fu**ing idiot.

Mario Observes How We Celebrate Mother’s Day

Mario jeans

Mario Barrett checked in with his Twitter followers (@MarioSoulTruth) a day after Mother’s Day, talking about the holiday, moms and his mother. The 25-year-old, currently readying his fifth album ‘Restoration’, writes:

Mom’s you are blessed to have another day in your honor. #MarioMondays is dedicated to YOU today. lol

On Mother’s Day, I paid very close attention to the world around me & consciously observed how we all celebrated our mothers. #MM

It was interesting to see what changes and additions took place in honor and preparation for celebrating moms. #MM

the grocery stores dedicated an entire isle for cards, flowers, chocolates and hearts with “MOM” printed on everything. #MM

Intersections of street corners were flooded with people selling flowers and teddy bears who could barely speak english. lol #MM

Bouquets & stuffed animals were doubled in price every store used the holiday to brand a product and solicit business. #MM

every store used the holiday to brand a product and solicit business. “get mom an oil change for Mother’s Day! 20% off” lmao

but on the day of Mother’s Day, only one thing mattered: Mother’s around the world were thought of, remembered. recognized, and honored.

I did something very personal for my mother that is just between her and I that made her feel special and loved.

Don’t ask me “what?” lol… I said it was personal ;-)


How did she react?

I can’t tell you how special my mother really is to me. #MM
ya, we have had our bullsh** but at the end of the day, my mother did all she could in her power to help me succeed..and still does #MM

one of my most memorable memories with my mother is so silly but it’s “ours”. #MM

We would get in the car together & harmonize to “Mary Had A Little Lamb” lmao. The first time I was about 9. #MM

If you have ever heard my mother harmonize you’d be surprised, her ear is on point! #MM

REDi ‘Light The Club’ Video

REDi 'Light The Club' music video

REDi are out with the music video to their debut single ‘Light The Club’. The group is comprised of producer Redwine, Grammy nominated songwriter Rob A!, singer Robby Blackwell as well as actor-rapper Aundrus Poole. The video was shot during an actual night out with the quartet as they hit the Los Angeles club scene. Watch it via YouTube below.

Jennifer Hudson And Sister React To William Balfour Guilty Verdict

Jennifer Hudson singer

Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia released a statement regarding the guilty verdict given to Julia’s estranged husband William Balfour for the murder of their brother Jason, mother Darnell Donerson, and nephew Julian King. Balfour, 31, faces a mandatory life prison sentence. The statement reads:

We have many people to thank but our first thank you is to God, always. We are so grateful to prosecutors James McKay, Jennifer Bagby and Veryl Gambino and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and her team for their dedication and tireless work from the beginning. We have the best police department and they have been with us every step of the way. We thank all of the State’s witnesses who came forward on our behalf. We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very grateful. We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family. We have all suffered terrible loss in this tragedy. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them (2 Corinthian 4:3-4). It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday.

Musiq Soulchild Releases ‘Best Of Musiq Soulchild’

'Best Of Musiq Soulchild'

Musiq Soulchild has released his greatest hits release ‘Best Of Musiq Soulchild’ on May 1st via Island Def Jam. The 11 tracks feature songs from his debut album ‘Aijuswanaseing’ (‘Just Friends’, ‘Love’, ‘Girl Next Door’, ‘Mary Go Round’), sophomore album ‘Juslisen’ (‘Halfcrazy’, ‘Dontchange’, ‘Newness’, ‘Previouscats’) and the third album ‘Soulstar’ (‘Forthenight’, ‘Whoknows’, ‘Dontstop’).

‘Best Of Musiq Soulchild’ Track Listing:
1. Just Friends (Sunny)
2. Forthenight (feat. Aaries)
3. Halfcrazy
4. Love
5. Girl Next Door (feat. Ayana)
6. Dontchange
7. Mary Go Round (feat. Osunlade)
8. Previouscats
9. Newness
10. Whoknows
11. Dontstop (feat. Bilal)

Fantasia Barrino Going Hard In The Studio

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino checked in with her Twitter followers (@TasiasWord) on Wednesday (May 9), talking about progress on a follow-up to her 2010 album ‘Back to Me’. The ‘American Idol’ season three winner writes:

Good afternoon family. As you all know I’m going hard in the studio for this next project.

I have another smasher that is just for my love @CeeLoGreen. I admire his work & he & I must once again make history.

@CeeLoGreen Let’s do this once again my brother. Call me

As usual I’m on my studio flow once again and I will not stop until my project is completed.