12/31/10

Happy New Year From Diva78!!

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Just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and may your dreams come true in 2011!!

Diva78

12/30/10

Chris Brown and Raz B Go At It On Twitter


Chris Brown and Raz B take it to Twitter, slanging each other in the mud. I do not need to reiterate in my own words what was said between the two, just take a look at it for yourself:


chrisraz4 Twitter Explodes: Raz B Claims Chris Brown Is A Homosexual
chrisraz5 Twitter Explodes: Raz B Claims Chris Brown Is A Homosexual




All I have to say is:


GIFSoup

Kanye West, Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj 'Monster' Music Video

Knaye West drops his new music video for the single 'Monster' feat Rick Ross, Jay Z, and Nicki Minaj. There is so much to say about this video, but after the jump:


 

Should I type my commentary in red blood runneth over? This video is spooky as hell, and does not devour any rumors that there is a cult-group going on in the music industry. Infact, this video storyline will just add more speculation and theories to that of the Illuminati running rampant in the music industry.

For real Kanye? Sex with dead women? Eating human flesh? Demonic entities? A Nicki Minaj with fangs in her mouth- playing around with another Nicki Minaj?#ICan't! I thought I saw the scariest thing in my when I watched 'The Excorcist', but this sh*t right hurr!...

Love Kanye, love the album, but this video makes me hate my MAC makeup kit now

Whitney Houston Places #34 On Top Grossing Tours Of 2010

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Whitney Houston has a new reason to smile. Longtime legendary diva placed number 34 on top touring acts of 2010 list, grossing $36.3million, devouring any negativity in regards to her successful Nothin' But Love tour. Hate her or love her, the woman can still put people in concert seats. What is even more impressive about her placement on the list, is the 33 acts that came before her, are either young relevant artists who sells well such as Pink and Taylor Swift, or older acts who tour extensively all year long; every year such as Bon Jovi, AC/DC etc.
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Whitney hasn't masked a tour in over 10 years prior to her recent tour, and still was able to gross decently. These numbers from her tour does not reflect her Asian dates, merchandising, nor her private gigs, so it safe to say she grossed over $40million for this tour. Coming in on the list ahead of  much relevant acts such as Rihanna, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, and Rascal Flatts, is no fall feat.
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Imagine how high her numbers could had gotten had she toured the South American market such as Brasil (where her album and single, I Look To You sold well). Had she toured the American market, would had been an extra bonus. Congrats to you Ms. Houston, and we look forward to your future endeavors. Read the top 50 grossing tours of 2010 below:
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Annual POLLSTAR ranking of the concert industry’s top performing artists is tabulated for all shows worked between January 1 and December 31, 2010.
All ticket sales figures are calculated in U.S. dollars and are based on reported information and extensive research by POLLSTAR.™ Copyright 2011.
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50 Worldwide CONCERT TOURS 2010


 Bon Jovi 105.35 36,023 1,909,234 3,795,221 53/ 80 Creative Artists Agency177.0
AC/DC 97.21 56,905 1,820,962 5,531,988 32/ 40 Creative Artists Agency160.9
U2 100.17 73,012 1,606,269 7,313,636 22/ 32 Live Nation Global Touring133.6
Lady Gaga 88.22 14,847 1,514,395 1,309,804 102/138 William Morris Endeavor Ent’ment110.1
Metallica 98.72 26,554 1,115,275 2,621,429 42/60 Artist Group Int’l / K2 Agency104.2
Michael Buble 83.81 12,558 1,243,288 1,052,525 99/111 Beaver Prod. / S.L. Feldman / Leighton-Pope104.1
“Walking With Dinosaurs” 50.56 32,682 2,058,939 1,652,381 63/485 William Morris Endeavor Entertainment93.0
Paul McCartney 138.35 26,888 672,208 3,720,000 25/31 MPL Communications92.3
Eagles 121.85 17,616 757,488 2,146,512 43/54 William Morris Endeavor Entertainment89.5
Roger Waters 126.14 19,717 709,806 2,486,994 36/56 Sensible Events / William Morris Endeavor Ent.87.5
The Black Eyed Peas 66.13 17,411 1,323,254 1,151,369 76/84 Paradigm / X-ray Touring77.6
Dave Matthews Band 57.64 20,094 1,346,287 1,158,209 67/82 Paradigm / International Talent Booking76.6
Muse 62.23 21,223 1,230,917 1,320,690 58/64 Int’l Creative Mgmt. / The Agency Group63.8
James Taylor / Carole King 89.83 16,132 709,824 1,449,097 44/56 CAA / Paradigm / Barry Garber57.4
Cirque du Soleil - “Saltimbanco” 69.49 22,317 825,733 1,550,892 37/246 Cirque du Soleil56.3
John Mayer 57.73 10,377 975,449 599,096 94/98 CAA / International Talent Booking48.3
Justin Bieber 48.90 12,503 987,730 611,392 79/81 Creative Artists Agency48.1
Cirque du Soleil - “Alegria” 67.25 19,336 715,433 1,300,381 37/311 Cirque du Soleil46.4
Pink 62.09 24,920 747,590 1,547,223 30/30 Marshall Arts Ltd.44.6
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 68.68 16,225 648,994 1,114,244 40/46 William Morris Endeavor Entertainment44.5
Nickelback 63.24 10,995 703,668 695,313 64/64 The Agency Group44.4
Cirque du Soleil - “Quidam” 118.17 75,158 375,788 8,881,726 5/227 Cirque du Soleil43.3
Rammstein 80.75 14,492 536,222 1,170,270 37/44 Artist Group International42.9
Tim McGraw 49.20 12,819 871,708 630,766 68/69 Creative Artists Agency42.4
Brad Paisley 47.31 13,367 895,558 632,434 67/68 William Morris Endeavor Entertainment41.6
George Strait / Reba / Lee Ann Womack 84.30 15,919 493,475 1,341,935 31/31 Erv Woolsey Agency / William Morris Endeavor Ent.40.4
Taylor Swift 62.79 17,873 643,414 1,122,222 36/47 Messina Group / William Morris Endeavor Ent.39.7
Guns N’ Roses 71.81 9,370 552,847 672,881 59/60 CAA / International Talent Booking39.1
Leonard Cohen 104.30 8,150 374,880 850,000 46/55 RK Management LLC38.7
Eric Clapton 88.35 13,274 438,030 1,172,727 33/36 Creative Artists Agency38.3
Carrie Underwood 49.17 7,637 778,930 375,490 102/102 Creative Artists Agency37.9
Michael Flatley’s “Lord Of The Dance” 69.56 3,303 545,044 229,770 165/244 The Booking Group / World Concert Artists36.4
Aerosmith 76.12 12,261 478,192 933,333 39/39 Paradigm / International Talent Booking

Whitney Houston 118.89 8,252 305,324 981,081 37/46 William Morris Endeavor Entertainment 36.3

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Andre Rieu 85.56 6,593 421,926 564,063 64/83 Andre Rieu Productions35.4
Scorpions 56.68 8,334 625,028 472,369 75/76 The Agency Group Ltd.33.5
Phish 52.80 22,660 634,469 1,196,429 28/47 Paradigm32.3
Coldplay 77.07 41,910 419,099 3,230,000 10/11 Paradigm / X-ray Touring32.2
Rod Stewart 102.44 16,542 314,304 1,694,606 19/35 Artist Group International32.1
Rush 75.31 10,929 426,238 823,077 39/40 Artist Group Int’l / The Agency Grp. / S.L. Feldman & Assoc.32.0
Depeche Mode 82.75 19,311 386,228 1,598,048 20/24 Sensible Events Ltd31.9
Elton John 90.15 4,782 353,854 431,081 74/80 Howard Rose Agency / Marshall Arts31.5
Jonas Brothers 58.27 13,879 541,280 808,796 39/43 Creative Artists Agency30.1
Jeff Dunham 45.33 5,876 664,019 266,372 113/117 Creative Artists Agency29.4
Alicia Keys 77.27 9,280 380,484 717,073 41/43 MBK Entertainment28.5
Jack Johnson 47.93 13,214 594,617 633,333 45/47 Partisan Ar ts28.4
Rascal Flatts 48.66 11,899 583,056 579,033 49/51 William Morris Endeavor Entertainment28.0
Cher 125.84 3,423 222,508 430,768 1/65 Bonus Management27.9
 Simply Red 75.40 6,852 370,026 516,667 54/56 Creative Artists Agency27.0
Rihanna 64.83 8,861 416,473 574,468 47/50 William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

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12/8/10

Aretha Franklin has Pancreatic Cancer (says sources)




The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has Pancreatic Cancer according to sources and recent reports. This news comes after Ms. Franklin canceled a slew of concerts to undergo an unknown surgery back in November. Family close to Aretha confirms to Detroit's Fox 2 station, Detroit Fox News ,that the 17 time Grammy winner has cancer.

Ms. Franlkin recently released a statement saying:

"The surgery was highly successful," she said. "God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers!" -Aretha

Ms. Franklin never disclosed as to why she underwent sudden surgery, but she did disclose it was for "medical reasons", Now reports are confirming that the Queen of Soul has Pancreatic Cancer, and less than a year to live.

This is a statement we wanted to post from a concerned fan, that speaks on how much power and influence Aretha has made, and the elite class she has been in the presence of:

"When you consider that Aretha Franklin has always made herself accessible during some of the most significant moments in American history such Mahalia Jackson's funeral, Rosa Parks funeral, Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral, Jimmy Carter's inauguration, Bill Clinton's inauguration, Barack Obama's inauguration, etc. I will say now that if something befalls the Queen of Soul in 2011 (and I pray it doesn't) folks better represent her the way she has always represented". -NiceGuy

All of our prayers and wishes goes out to Ms. Aretha Franklin, friends, and family, for we know that God is the Ultimate Decider on our lives, and not Doctors.
Read the entire article here

Back in September, I personally named Aretha as one of the Ultimate Divas of all time, amongst others. Read that article here

11/29/10

Lil Kim To Work On 'Hardcore' Sequel




Lil Kim is riding the hi-waves, after her dis track Black Friday caused a frenzy on the net. Black Friday is a dis track in response to Nicki Minaj's recent interview with Hot 97 and subliminal shots at Kim on Roman's Revenge feat Eminem.

Well AllHipHop.com has picked up on the rumor, that after Kim's massive support and response for spittin' hard at Nicki on Black Friday, that she is set to hit the studio to work on 'Hardcore2: All Hail The Queen', which is the sequel to her critically acclaim album 'Hardcore'.

Kim took it to her Twitter a few days ago, to call-out all the people she took shots at in her dis track, check some of her Tweets out below:


WHO THE FUCK WANT WAR??? I'm turning Pink Friday to Friday the 13th. #LILKIMBLACKFRIDAY

Foxy CHECK, Eve CHECK , Remy, CHECK , Nicki 11-26-1020 CHECK

Nicki Minaj's Interview with Hot 97 Angie Martinez:
 



Nicki Minaj feat Eminem 'Roman's Revenge'



 




Lil Kim responded with 'Black Friday' (Warning, Explicit Lyrics)



 

TI feat Christina Aguilera 'Castle Walls'

TI                                                 Christina Aguilera


TI teamed up in an unlikely collabo with Christina Aguilera on Castle Walls. I must say I really like this track. Remind me of some of that ol' school rap grooves from the 90s. Christina did not over-sing on the hook and TI delivered  a mellow flow.

This unlikely duo mashed well with one another, and this may even become a nice size hit for the both of them. Kudos to TI and XTina for this Eminem/Dido-sounding track.


Castle Walls

11/25/10

Usher vs Justin Timberlake vs CHris Brown. Who's The Best Dancer???

For the past decade or so, there has been three male dancers that has been this generation's Michael Jackson when it comes to dancing. Usher, Justin Timberlake, and of course Chris Brown. All three of these gentleman have cited Michael Jackson as their sole influence. 





Usher started his career as a young R&B singer/dancer that has incorporated the essence of Michael Jackson into his own original moves, and pretty much been dubbed this generation's Michael Jackson. But is it rightfully so?




Justin Timberlake started his career as the youngest member of a boy band, that branched out into his own solo career as a pop/r&b dance artist. And like Usher, Justin has incorporated the essence of Michael Jackson into his moves, with a touch of his own choreography.




Chris Brown started his career not too long ago, and ever since his debut onto the music scene, he has been compared more to Michael Jackson then that of the other two. Chris's choreography has been cited as more technical than that of Usher and Justin. But is that true?




So this question brings me to ask everyone, who do you think is the best dancer of the three? Focusing solely on performance, versatility, technicality, originality, and of course, the better interpreter of Michael Jackson.


Note: This has nothing to do with their music, their voices, nor their time in the business, only dancing.



These three men are to dancing what singing is to Whitney Houston or what playing a saxophone is to Kenny G. So if that help put things into more of a sensible perspective, then let's go on that.


Who is the better dancer??


11/24/10

This Week In Chart View

Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle's latest Christmas CD The Gift remains at the top of the charts with an impressive three consecutive weeks of selling pass the 300k mark. It is safe to say the new Queen of Platinum is just that, "Platinum", within just three weeks of her album release. This week the British star managed to sell another 323k, which is unheard of for a an album these days to sustain that power on the charts, let alone a Christmas CD. Black Friday Weekend should be icing on the cake for Susan, all the way through Christmas. How far will she go? Say tuned to find out.





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Jackie Evanchio
Another talent show winner America's Got Talent champion, Jackie Evanchio, shows us age doesn't mean a thing when it comes to the numbers. The cute as a button 10 year old Opera singer, sold an impressive 239k in her debut week, crushing the rest of the field. A 10 year old snatching wigs? You cannot make this stuff up. Makes me that much more excited for Willow Smith's upcoming efforts. 







Rihanna
Rihanna may be today's Queen of The Singles Charts, but the Bajan Pop sensation is clearly not much of an album seller. Although her latest album Loud is her biggest first week opener to date (and not bad), one would think with all the promo and high profile appearances she's embarked on, she would be a shuin for a debut week of 300k or even more, but opened with an okay 206k. To Rihanna's defense, I think it is her best material to date, and her best effort vocally. Check out my previous post on Rihanna by clicking here






Taylor Swift
 Country superstar Taylor Swift who opened with an impressive 1 million in one week just a couple weeks back, falls from the #2 spot (last week) to #9 this week (-29% drop), selling 149k copies this week. Although Taylor's album is certified Platinum in just under a month, her sales drop has been substantial. Was it all hype? Too early to tell. Her last CD Big Machine consistently sold well all the way through and is STILL on the charts. How will her latest effort fare?



The rest of HitsDailyDouble top 50 prediction chart below: 




LWTWartist / albumlabelpower index% change
1 1SUSAN BOYLECOLUMBIA323,428+1%
THE GIFT
-- 2JACKIE EVANCHOCOLUMBIA239,453--
O HOLY NIGHT
-- 3RIHANNADEF JAM/IDJ206,018--
LOUD
-- 4JOSH GROBANREPRISE190,169--
ILLUMINATIONS
-- 5KID ROCKATLANTIC176,920--
BORN FREE
-- 6RASCAL FLATTSBIG MACHINE167,819--
NOTHING LIKE THIS
-- 7KEITH URBANCAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI165,834--
GET CLOSER
-- 8GLEE CASTCOLUMBIA160,730--
CHRISTMAS ALBUM
2 9TAYLOR SWIFTBIG MACHINE149,537-29%
SPEAK NOW
--10NELLYUNIVERSAL MOTOWN62,454--
5.0
611JASON ALDEANBROKEN BOW56,897-29%
MY KINDA PARTY
--12A DAY TO REMEMBERVICTORY55,188--
WHAT SEPARATES ME FROM YOU
413NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 36CAPITOL/EMI54,755-38%
VARIOUS ARTISTS
--14P!NKLAFACE/JLG52,214--
GREATEST HITS SO FAR
815SUGARLANDMERCURY NASHVILLE47,276-23%
INCREDIBLE MACHINE
--16BRUCE SPRINGSTEENCOLUMBIA44,475--
THE PROMISE
--17LEE DEWYZE19/RCA/RMG39,602--
LIVE IT UP
1018EMINEMSHADY/AFTERMATH/INT34,820+1%
RECOVERY
1419MARIAH CAREYISLAND/IDJMG34,775+15%
MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU
3720LADY ANTEBELLUMCAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI33,789+126%
MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
--21BRUCE SPRINGSTEENCOLUMBIA32,469--
PROMISE: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE
1322LADY ANTEBELLUMCAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI32,178-1%
NEED YOU NOW
--23CHRIS TOMLINSIX STEPS RECORDS32,067--
AND IF OUR GOD IS FOR US
524BON JOVIISLAND/IDJMG32,035-63%
GREATEST HITS
325KID CUDIUNIVERSAL MOTOWN31,807-82%
MAN ON THE MOON 2: LEGEND OF MR.
3026ANDREA BOCELLIDECCA31,127+73%
MY CHRISTMAS
--27NORAH JONESBLUE NOTE/EMI29,956--
FEATURING
928LIL WAYNECASH MONEY/UNIV MOTOWN27,906-20%
I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING
--29JOSH GROBANREPRISE27,730--
NOEL
3930TAYLOR SWIFTBIG MACHINE26,005+85%
HOLIDAY COLLECTION
1631KATY PERRYCAPITOL/EMI25,514-10%
TEENAGE DREAM
2232JUSTIN BIEBERISLAND/IDJMG25,223+10%
MY WORLD 2.0
1733KENNY CHESNEYBNA25,098-5%
HEMINGWAY'S WHISKEY
3534NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL XMAS V.4CAPITOL/EMI24,094+51%
VARIOUS ARTISTS
735REBA MCENTIREVALORY23,721-63%
ALL THE WOMEN I AM
--36MICHAEL BUBLEREPRISE23,213--
LET IT SNOW
2537THE BAND PERRYUNIV REPUBLIC NASHVILLE22,733+4%
THE BAND PERRY
3138SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENEHOLLYWOOD22,204+23%
A YEAR WITHOUT RAIN
2039ZAC BROWN BANDATLANTIC22,075-14%
YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE
1240KINGS OF LEONRCA/RMG21,562-34%
COME AROUND SUNDOWN
2741MUMFORD & SONSGLASSNOTE21,104+3%
SIGH NO MORE
1142CEE LO GREENNEW ELEKTRA20,979-39%
LADY KILLER
1543MIRANDA LAMBERTCOLUMBIA NASHVILLE19,856-31%
REVOLUTION
--44BEATLESCAPITOL/EMI18,624--
ABBEY ROAD
--45ANNIE LENNOXDECCA18,155--
CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA
3346TREY SONGZATLANTIC17,369-3%
PASSION PAIN & PLEASURE
3447BRUNO MARSNEW ELEKTRA17,072-3%
DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS
2648BLAKE SHELTONREPRISE16,646-22%
LOADED: BEST OF BLAKE SHELTON
2849DARIUS RUCKERCAPITOL NASHVILLE/EMI15,714-21%
CHARLESTON, SC 1966
--50SUSAN BOYLECOLUMBIA15,078--
I DREAMED A DREAM






Next week's match-up,  Kanye and Niki Minaj duke it out. 




And if HitsDailyDouble is anything to go by, it looks like a close one


 
View my previous Chart In View Here

DIva78's 'Celebrities Who Look- A-Like (Part 1)'




I decided to do a fun post about celebrities who I think can be related to each other based on their striking resemblance. I scorned through the net looking for certain pictures (with celeb-look-alikes already in mind), where I can show you how coincidental their features are to one another, even if some of them are of different races. Agree with me? Well let's take a look at what I've come up with:





Terry Ellis of En Vogue and Holly Robinson Pete
Terri Ellis (member of the quartet En vogue) on the left, and actress Holly Robinson Pete on the right. 

You know what they say; "once you hang around someone long enough, you start to look like them."  That is the case with these two. Terry and Holly has been friends for several years, and if that quote is anything to go by, then these ladies just proved it.



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Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill is what many would refer to as a musical genius. But I am sure she would hate to be related to someone who's attitude  is that of a nymcompute.....














Naomi Campbell


....Naomi Campbell. Am I the only one here who see this resemblance?








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Tia and Tamara Mowry
 
Forget the Olsen twins. My next pair of sisters are my fav twins, Tia and Tamara Mowry. Tia and Tamara may be real Sister Sister's, but this next celeb-look-alike match-up, looks like she can be their real sister too.....













   ...Actress Essence Atkins. Now you guys know this is definitely a good match-up
















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It's not all about the women though, I wanted to throw some men into the mix as well. You think my last match-up was a good one, wait til you get a hold of this one.


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Actor Elijah Wood of the Lord Of The Rings Trilogies, may not be aware that he has a twin brother of another trilogy.......













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.....Actor Daniel Radcliff of the Harry Potter Trilogies. These two can go for hobbits...I meant twins



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Snoop Dogg may be the reigning Gangsta of the West Coast, but if this next match-up could call it, he can make Snoop look real soft if they were brothers....










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        ....Former Backstreet Boy Kevin. LMAO at this one.
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Idk if Teyana Taylor can act, but if this next match-up was her real sister, I am sure she can teach her some of those acting chops.....
 











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.......Superb Actress Kimberly Elise (Set If Off, For Colored Girls). Maybe I should change this one to mother and daughter.
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Singer Amerie












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Kourtney Kardashian 





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I'm going to hell for this one lol


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Actor/Comedian Orlando Jones










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Solange Knowles

















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Actress Brooke Crittendon





















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Singer Keri Hilson
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Chris Brown















L.A Lakers Shaun Brown















Make sure you stay tuned for Part 2 of my celebrity look-a-like match-ups!
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