Beyonce and Lady Gaga team up for “Video Phone” video

Beyonce and Lady Gaga (Photo:

Beyonce’s Video Phone (Extended Remix)” has been one of the most highly anticipated videos. The video will feature Lady Gaga. Hype Williams directed the video. The video premiered tonight at midnight EST on Tuesday, November 17.  Check out the full video at here: Video


Rihanna Releases ‘Russian Roulette’ from Upcoming ‘Rated R’ Album

Rihanna's "Russian Roulette" single cover. (Photo: AP/Def Jam)

Rihanna's "Russian Roulette" single cover. (Photo: AP/Def Jam)

Rihanna released her new single, “Russian Roulette,” from the upcoming album “Rated R”.  The was single, written and produced by rapper Ne-Yo, was placed on Rihanna’s web site, “Rated R”, her fourth album, is set to hit stores on November 23. The video for “Russian Roulette” will debut on ABC.

Thursday On TV: VH1 Divas Concert with Paula Abdul and Miley Cyrus

Clockwise: Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Sparks, Leona Lewis, Shania Twain

Clockwise: Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Sparks, Leona Lewis, Shania Twain

VH1’s annual Divas Concerts airs tonight with performances by Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson,  Stevie Wonder, Shania Twain, Jordin Sparks, Adele, Leona Lewis and  Miley Cyrus. Paula Abdul hosts.

Also on today

“Bones,” 8 p.m. (Fox): Angela’s psychic, Avalon Harmonia (Cyndi Lauper), alerts Brennan and Booth to the presence of a mass grave beneath a fountain.

“Dances with Wolves” (1990), 8 p.m. (AMC): Kevin Costner’s epic vision of the American frontier as seen through the eyes of a 19th-century U.S. Cavalry officer.

“The Vampire Diaries,” 8 p.m. (CW): Stefan tries to make Vicki forget who attacked her; Jeremy struggles with drug use and his feelings for Vicki; Damon reveals information about Stefan’s past.

“The Office,” 9 p.m. (NBC): Michael feels left out when the rest of the staff gossips about the summer interns, so he hunts for a juicy secret to share.

“Fringe,” 9 p.m. (Fox): Peter, unwittingly in a race against time with an ominous force, investigates Olivia’s visit to a parallel universe.

“Police Women of Broward County,” 9 p.m. (TLC): Andrea goes after a drug dealer operating from an apartment; Julie tracks a sex offender who has violated parole; Ana helps nab a violent gang member.

The New York Times

Remembering R & B sensation, Aaliyah

An artist taken before her time 8 years ago today, R&B singer Aaliyah, was to the late 90s what Rhianna and Ciara are to Soul and R&B music today. Her is one of her most popular songs, “Try Again” from the Romeo Must Die Soundtrack. She starred in the movie with Jet Li. Aaliyah sold over 32 million records. There are talks that a movie chronicling her life is in development.

Here is “Try Again”:

The West Coast premiere screening of Jackson 5 In Africa Saturday August 22 in Los Angeles

AfricaThe Downtown LA Film Festival will show “The Jackson 5 in Africa” for its closing-night gala. Director Mamadou Johnny Sekka documents the Motown sensations on their 1974 trip to Senegal, with father Joe as escort for their first African tour.   The unfinished film was cut short after investors ran out of funding. It sat around for decades until it was found and released by the Harlem-based nonprofit ImageNation Cinema Foundation.  To read more about the film, click: Jackson 5 in Africa.

Check out a trailer of the film below:

40th Anniversary Woodstock Poster available at International Poster Gallery in Boston

Woodstock 40th Anniversary Poster

Woodstock 40th Anniversary Poster

A new poster celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock has been released. Arnold Skolnick, designer of the iconic 1969 poster showing a dove perched on the arm of a guitar, also designed the updated 2009 edition poster.

“The client said he wanted the event to be ‘peaceful, three days long and a lot of music’ so that’s what I gave him”, said Skolnick when remembering how the original poster came to be.   Skolnick’s subdued design and peaceful message insured that the event would not be banned. In doing so he created a unique rock poster for the ages.

The Woodstock 40th Anniversary silkscreen poster is available exclusively

Woodstock Original 1969 Poster

Woodstock Original 1969 Poster

through International Poster Gallery in Boston in a limited edition of 285, numbered and signed by Skolnick. International Poster Gallery is located at 205 Newbury Street in Boston. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. For information, call (617) 375-0076 or visit

New Movies: Soul Power

In a look at new movies, there are surely some that might get overlooked in all of the advertising and marketing of the big summer blockers.