Entertainment

Sean “Diddy” Combs Revolt TV Unites With Time Warner For National Distribution

POSTED ON JUNE 21, 2013 BY 

Diddy Revolt

Yesterday, Sean “Diddy” Combs announced the launch of his network Revolt TV. Combs revealed that he reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable for distribution of his network, Revolt TV. Combs stated that Revolt TV will be music-themed. In an interview with Adweek Combs explained, “there was no longer a platform for musical artists to trust with their art and with their creativity, and also no place that was covering music [as ESPN covered sports and CNN covered news]. Combs went on to say, Revolt “will be authentic and speak their language,” giving the artist the opportunity to, “celebrate who they really are…Cool is priceless.”

Check out the brief announcement video below:

Sources: Adweek & Variety

Jay-Z Links Up With Samsung For The Release Of “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

POSTED ON JUNE 17, 2013 BY 
Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail

One thing that no one can deny about Jay-Z is that he is an extremely smart businessman. He said it best himself, “I’m a hustler baby I sell water to a well.” Jay-Z will be releasing his 12th studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail, on July 4th. Jay-Z strategically announced the release of his upcoming album by teaming up with some of his heavy hitter producer friends, and Samsung in a three minute commercial that aired during game 5 of the NBA Finals (Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs).

The three-minute commercial shows Jay-Z as he collectively brainstorms with Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Pharrell, and Rick Rubin on ideas for his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail. How does Samsung tie into the equation? Well, Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail will be first accessible to Samsung Galaxy holders (Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II). The first million Samsung holders that download the “Magna Carta” app, will receive a free copy of Jay-Z’s upcoming album, and they will receive it on July 4th, which is three days before the assigned release date.

This is brilliant in a time in which albums are no longer selling like they use to. Jay-Z has possibly found a way to go platinum before the release of his album. According to the Wall Street Journal Samsung has purchased 1 million copies of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail at $5 dollars a piece.

Congratulations to Jay-Z, this is marketing at its finest!

For more information on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail and Samsung visit here!

Serena Williams Wins French Open 2013

POSTED ON JUNE 8, 2013 BY 

Serena Williams after winning 2013 French Open
Sending a very special congratulations to Serena Williams for winning the French Open 2013 title!!! This win is Williams second win within 11 years. Williams won her first French Open in 2002!

Williams went on defense, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova. With a 6-4, 6-4 victory, the No. 1-ranked Williams won her first French Open championship since 2002.

“Eleven years,” Williams said in French during the trophy ceremony. “I think it’s unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It’s difficult for me to speak because I’m so excited.”

Serena Williams holding her French Open 2013 Trophy

Serena Williams topped off her defeat over Maria Sharapova by giving her victory speech in French! Brains and Beauty! Congratulations once again!

Below is a video of Serena Williams victory speech!

Source: Fox News

Brandy Norwood Signs With Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

POSTED ON JUNE 6, 2013 BY 

Brandy Norwood Two Eleven booklet image

On June 4, 2013 The Hollywood Reporter divulged exclusive information about R&B songstress Brandy Norwood signing with CAA!

After recurring on BET’s The Game last season, the former Moesha star joined the cast full time in season six as Chardonnay, the wife of Coby Bell’s ex-athlete Jason Pitts. The network announced in April that it was renewing the dramedy for a seventh season. Brandy also recently appeared on the big screen in Tyler Perry’sTemptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

As a recording artist, Brandy recorded her self-titled debut album in 1994, at the age of 15, and won a Grammy for her duet with Monica on 1998’s “The Boy Is Mine.” Her sixth album, Two Eleven, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in October 2012, and its lead single, “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown, was Brandy’s highest-charting song since 2002’s “What About Us?” She is currently preparing a summer tour.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter & True Exclusives

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