Young Money’s R&B songstress Shanell puts her own touches on Weezy’s hit song, “How To Love” – giving it a sensual, female spin that hits home for the ladies that believe their men “deserve the best“.

Shanell is currently working on her debut album with Young Money/Universal Records, before going on tour with Wayne for his “I Am Music” tour set to hit the road next month.

Listen for it here:
Shanell “How to Love” Remix by jsharpeagency

 

The 24th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards took place on June 24th Paying tribute to top recipient Sean “P.Diddy” Combs who received the founders awards and gospel group Mary Mary, the recipients of the ASCAP Golden Note Award. The award ceremony brought out tons of your favorites stars as the night was all about celebrating those who contribute so heavily in music industry. Young Money’s  Drake was  in attendance and presented the award, Songwriter of the year, to Noah “40” Shebib and Mathew ” boi-1da” Samuels. Off course there were some stunning performances by your favorites artist like Miguel, Pusha-T, Neyo, Latoya Luckett, Foxy Brown, Diddy Dirty Money, and many more.

Say what you want about “Diddy”  but he has contributed so much to this industry. It’s not that many entertainers his age that are still RELEVANT in the game today. Congrats PUFF, you deserve it !!

You may know her as Pam on the 90’s sitcom “Martin” or Rochelle on “Everybody hates Chris” but now Tichina Arnold is making her return to television on the series “Happily Divorced” airing on TV Land. Arnold will star alongside the “Nanny” star Fran Drescher as the best-friend Judi who is looking for love while supporting and helping newly divorced Fran re-enter the dating world. This scripted comedic show re-envisions Fran Drescher’s real life divorce after finding out that after 18 years of marriage to her husband, he was gay. Tichina Arnold was quoted saying that she feels her character is this show is mostly similar to the character Pam.

“They’re both single, no man and looking for love!”

Happily Divorced” airs on TV Land Wednesday (today), at 10:30pm. Check it out !

Meet Tichina’s Character “Judi”

See show teasers here

R&B crooner Ameriie (formerly, Amerie) tied the knot at a private ceremony yesterday on the small island of Anguilla in the West Indies.

The 30-year old singer wed her boyfriend of almost 4 years, and former Columbia Records executive Lenny Nicholson at the luxurious resort, Viceroy Anguilla.  The celebration would be followed by their honeymoon at the elegant Romance Villa which includes their own private beach.  The Grammy-nominated singer says to People,

“This is such an exciting time for me,” she states. “This is my first marriage and I am over the moon.
“I look forward to a loving and enduring marriage. This day couldn’t come any sooner for me, I am beyond thrilled.
“I will remember this day forever.”

The Island Def Jam recording artist is working on her fifth studio album currently, entitled Cymatika Vol. 1, which is the follow-up to her last release Love & War in 2009.   Her upcoming CD is set to be released sometime in 2012.

Directed by Iren Sheffield and Chris Robinson. All Of Me hits stores sometime this fall.

Michelle Obama joined by daughters Sasha and Malia, visited children at a day care center yesterday in the township of Johannesburg, South Africa where they took turns delivering animated readings of The Cat in the Hat, which Mrs. Obama says, she read to her children when they were very young, as well.

The visit took place after the Obama ladies spent the morning with former South African President, Nelson Mandela, 92, and his wife, Graca Machel; which was not scheduled in Michelle’s itinerary due to Mandela’s poor health recently, but fortunately, they were able to make it happen.  Afterwards, our First Lady stopped at The Apartheid Museum and took pictures with 75 other women who would take part in a session with Mrs. Obama for The Young African Youth Leaders Forum.

Michelle Obama’s historical visit to South Africa is to focus on engaging the youth of Africa, while also sending a personal allegiance to the cultural heritage and political struggles of the continent.  Her trip ends on June 25th where she will meet with employees of the US Embassy in the Botswanan capital Gaborone before going on a safari with the rest of the Obama family.

Look for more pictures after the break:

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As MSDTV reported earlier, Jimmy Rosemond’s name has been brought up in a number of connections to hip-hop related crimes, including Tupac’s murder back in ’96.   Well, you can’t go hiding forever – DEA agents apprehended Rosemond yesterday in New York City primarily for his association with a narcotics trafficking ring.  Sources say, the “henchman” was seen leaving the W Hotel in Union Square, where he tried to outrun federal agents but was captured on 21st street and Park Ave.  Feds were offered a tip from members in Rosemond’s camp, and reacted immediately.  Word on the street is, Rosemond had a mass amount of cocaine shipping back and forth from New York, which sometimes was covered with mustard to thwart off trained, drug-sniffing dogs.

Rosemond was scheduled to appear in Brooklyn Federal Court later on Tuesday afternoon, where it is reported that he maintained a “not guilty” plea, which is what his legal defense was predicting, anyway.  Rosemond’s attorney, Jeffery Lichtman states in an interview with MTV News:

“These charges obviously aren’t surprising, we’ve been anticipating them for years now,” he said. “But they’re built on the backs of people that have lied and cheated, have been threatened, have been bribed by the government. Anything to get Jimmy Rosemond, but all of this is going to be exposed. We’ve been waiting a long time for our day in court — we finally have it.”

Doing what a good lawyer does, Lichtman stands behind Rosemond 100%.  Lichtman strongly believes that the evidence used in this case is due in large proportion to, well-known criminals in direct opposition to Rosemond simply looking for a margin of safety.  He goes on to say:

“When you got witnesses like that against you, it can make anybody paranoid and believe that they won’t be getting a fair trial,” Lichtman said. “When the case starts, we’ll be ready to go.”

Hmm…time will tell.  As always, MSDTV will keep you updated on this story.