Sean 'Diddy' Combs Signs With Interscope Records

FORTHCOMING ALBUM, LAST TRAIN TO PARIS FIRST RELEASE ON NEW BAD BOY/INTERSCOPE IMPRINT

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiplatinum-selling and three-time Grammy-winning Sean "Diddy" Combs, one of the best-known and most successful recording artists and producers in the world, has signed with Interscope Geffen A&M, it was announced today by Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. The new label deal will include all Diddy's future music ventures and his upcoming album, Last Train To Paris, will be the first release on the new joint venture between Bad Boy Records and Interscope. The single "Love Come Down" will be serviced physically and digitally this week with a video, directed by Rage, to follow shortly.

Said Iovine: "Puff is a rare person in the music industry today, that can move the culture in many areas - fashion, TV, music - as well as making records. Whenever a free agent like him comes along, which is rare, you grab him."

Diddy leaves Warner Music Group (WMG) imprint Atlantic Records after five years. The current Bad Boy roster and catalog will remain with Bad Boy's WMG joint venture.

Said Diddy: "I am excited to be partnering with Jimmy Iovine and the Interscope Records family on all my future music ventures which include my career as a recording artist and upcoming record label. With this new deal, I look forward to signing music's next great superstars to the label and continuing the legacy of making great music at my new home. This is the beginning of a new musical era for Bad Boy."

His sixth studio album, Last Train To Paris follows 2006's Press Play, which debuted at #1. Three of his five albums have reached #1 and the other two peaked at #2. His 1997 debut No Way Out was seven times platinum and the following three certified platinum. Ten singles as a solo artist have reached the Pop Top 10, including a pair of #1s. As a featured performer, he has been heard on six more Pop Top 10s, including three more #1s. He won his third Grammy for the #1 "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the Bad Boys II soundtrack, which he executive produced. Diddy has also produced chart-toppers for superstars including Aretha Franklin, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and the Notorious B.I.G. To date, Diddy has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.

As CEO and founder of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, Combs oversees one of the world's preeminent urban entertainment companies, encompassing a broad range of businesses including recording, music publishing, artist management, television and film production, recording facility, apparel and restaurants. He was recently named "One of the Most Influential Businessmen in the World" by Time Magazine and CNN.

Courtesy of Interscope Records

I Am Not My Hair


Solange To School Oprah on Hair

Solange Knowles will school Oprah Winfrey on hair, specifically her decision to cut off her lengthy locks over the summer.

Set to appear on Winfrey's Wednesday, September 30 episode, Solange joins comedian Chris Rock.



Rock, appearing in support of his new documentary "Good Hair," will reportedly discuss the film and the ways in which people are effected by their hair.



Wednesday's episode is also historic for Solange, as it will be her first appearance on Oprah .

Courtesy of www.singersroom.com

Oh Baby!

Is something in the water or is maternity wear the newest fashion trend?



Christina Milian and music producer The Dream, 27, tied the knot at the Little White Chapel in Vegas on September 4th. The two were said to have been secretly engaged for months.



It's a boy for actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel.




Walker Nathaniel Diggs was born Wednesday, September 2nd and "Mother, father and son are all doing well," reps said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. Walker is the couple's first child.

The Private Practice star and Menzel, both 38, wed in 2003 after meeting on the Broadway production of Rent in 1996.





OH NO BABY!
Everyone, Halle Berry is not pregnant!

The Oscar winner hit the set of "The Jay Leno Show" in a form-fitting black dress and when the funnyman complimented the star on her sexy look, she took a moment to address the rumors she has her second baby on the way.

"Thank you for that Jay because that must mean all these pregnancy rumors can be put to bed," Halle laughed.

The actress said the recent rumors she had a sister or brother for her daughter, Nahla, on the way were really affecting her.

"I was getting a complex," Halle said, thanking Jay again for his compliment. "I was like, [I've got to] stop with the burgers or something."

2009 MTV VMA Recap




Michael Jackson Remembered



It wouldn’t be right to start the night off without remembering the man who basically put MTV on the map. The night belonged to Michael Jackson and in making it so, a myriad of song and dance numbers were dedicated to him. The dedication was topped off by Janet Jackson who performed the hit “Stop Pressuring Me’, a duet she and her brother Michael performed together. It was met by a standing ovation and dancing in the aisle.

Long live the King of Pop.


Kanye West…Boy Stop!



When delivering the first moon man of 2009 for the best female video, Taylor Swift was making an exceptionally humble acceptance speech when Kanye West so rudely approached her on stage, took her mic and announced Beyonce’ had “…one of the best videos of all time”. In utter disbelief, Taylor like everyone else stood speechless until he gave her the mic back and exited stage right.

The look on Beyonce’s face…utter disbelief! You could read her thoughts. “How unnessesary…that’s just wrong…I can’t believe this fool…oh Lord!”

Seriously, the boy must be stopped. His immature antics are not funny and will soon get his ass whooped and have him banned from every major awards show on tv. But he did it now. He went and messed with a good ole country girl and you know how country folks feel about them there colored folks. You know the country stations will be calling for a good ole fashioned whipping to teach that boy a lesson. Kanye, I love your music but for once, I agree with the good ole boys.



Best Male Videos

When the lineup for Best Male Video was announced by Diddy (and that other guy), it was no surprise that Kanye was nominated and when his name was mentioned as a nominee, he received unanimous boos from the audience as they began chanting, “Taylor…Taylor!”

He was amongst other deserving nominees such as NeYo, T.I. and Eminem. Personally I feel like Kanye won, but they changed the envelope at the last minute in retaliation for his bad behavior! Shame on you Kanye, you need a muzzle and a shock collar. T.I. got the moon man and it’ll surely be waiting on him when gets released from the clink!

By the way, when announcing the winner, Diddy gave a shout out to T.I.’s wife! What you talking bout Diddy?

Beyonce's Performance – Put a Ring On It

B had the audience up on their feet and waving their ring fingers and shaking their hips. She did her thing.


WTF?

Did Solange cut off all of her hair? Not a good look! Some people just look better with hair and you were one of them. Solo girl, get a wig. B got plenty.


Best Hip Hop Video





Eminem – We Made You
Flo Rida – Right Round
Kanye West - Love Lockdown – BOOS
Jay Z – D.O.A.
Asher Roth – I Love College
….and the winner for Best Hip Hop Video goes to Eminem

Em shouted out the fans who stuck with him along with family and colleagues. He shout out those who stuck with him though his struggles. He sout out Proof who was killed.

Best New Artist

Presented by Tracy Morgan and Eminem

303, Kid Cuddi, Asher Roth and Lady Gaga
…and the moon man goes to Lady Gaga


Video of the Year

Beyonce – Single Ladies
Eminem – We Made You
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Kanye West – Love Lockdown
Britney Spears – Womanizer
…and the winner is Beyonce! She in her own classy way invited Taylor Swift to come back out onstage and have her moment that Kanye took at the beginning of the show.
“Maybe we can try this again.” Said Taylor as she began her humble thanks.
















End of Show

Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys (singing and playing piano w/ symphony accompaniment) singing an ode to New York.





The performance was classic but what was Lil Mama doing walking up onstage at the end like she did something? Anyone else confused by that? It's not even worth the photo op.