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Congrats goes out to both BET and Keyshia Cole! According to reports last Tuesday night, BET premiered the first two episodes of the third season of ‘Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is’ but i don’t think that BET could expected the new season to start of not  only becoming the network’s #1 original series season premiere telecast for this year, the second episode scored the best ratings in the history of the network for an original program.

If you missed the first two episodes, you can catch them at BET.com

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The official cover of Keyshia Cole‘s upcoming LP A Different Me is here:

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Love it. Very grown and sexy, although it’s a little Rihanna-esque. Don’t you think? The hair, body suit, pose, etc. It looks good none the less. Work it out then Keyshia- literally.

Keyshia Cole has a new album that will  hit stores soon called  A Different Me.. The album is scheduled for December 16, 2008 release. The lead single “Playa Cardz Right” features the late rapper 2Pac. This album, which Cole recenlty said in a TV One Interview, in many ways will follow the path of one of her influences — Mary J. Blige. “If I could walk in her footsteps just a quarter of the mile that she has already walked, it would be a blessing fulfilled.”  Cole has also started filming her third season of the BET reality series, The Way It Is, which will premiere in November of 2008.

Keyshia Cole has also been showing her support for the Respect My Vote! Get Out The Vote Bus Tour Campaign.

Ms. Cole was also named “Soul Survivor of the Year”!  by US weekly magazine.

I myslef have to say that Keyshia has been looking great lately. The new hair color has, for some reason given her a more mature look. Everytime I see her out I am in amazement.

Hip Hop’s biggest event took place this weekend with the BET Hip Hop Awards in the“A”—the new Hip Hop mecca. Katt Williams was all set to host this event for a 3-peat, but plans changed when Katt challenged T-Pain to a break dancing competition. With some serious consideration T-Pain accepted the challenge and was crowned victorious, as the new host for the 2008 Hip Hop Awards. But, enough of the small talk. Check out the red carpet:

Ciara hit the carpet with designer Michael Knight (of Project Runway fame), and looked all the way fab.

Monica, her Louis Vuitton bag and her fiancee Rocko hit the carpet matching in all black.

A-Town native, Keri Hilson, hit the carpet looking FAB-U-LOUS. Love the hair, accessories, make-up, dress, everything!

She also stopped to take a flic with the “Go Girl” CiCi. I must say, these two ladies are my favorite looks from the whole night.

The very sexy talented Nelly came out looking very event appropriate. God this man is so… talented.

Kerry Washington gave Hollywood a couple days off to take the A by storm. She looked gorgeous- per usual

Founder & Executive Director of WEEN Valeisha Butterfield came out looking stunning. Love the magnolia lips! President/CEO of Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Dr. Benjamin Chavis came out with the lovely lady.

The host of the event, T-Pain, hit the carpet looking very T-Painish if that makes sense.

Pharrell showed up and showed out on the carpet.

Mr. Curtis Jackson came out (for the first time since the BET Hip-Hop Awards started). Good to see all is well with him, he also has several projects coming out soon. He’s not the richest man in hip-hop for no reason.

Soulja Boy came out looking… interesting, to say the least. Are those tigers on your jeans?

Bow Weezy hit the carpet looking casual and very very nice I must say. This works.

Hip-Hop superstar turned box-office phenomenon, came out out to show love to the culture that gave him so much. Something as simple as this is how you give back. Just show up and show love.

Who said only rappers love hip-hop? R&B/Soul sensation Musiq Soulchild also made an appearance.

Common came out, I love this new look of his. It’s very fitting. Clear lens glasses? Who would have ever thought.

The fabulous Tocarra came out, gotta love this girl.

Salt N Peppa came out, good to see all is well… hopefully. Gotta love these ladies.

The ladies of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” came out. Might I add I’m addicted to that show?

50 Cent, Big Boi, T.I. and recipient of the “I Am Hip-Hop” Icon Award, Russell Simmons, all got together for a group shot.

Kevin Liles & Shawty Lo looked quite dapper but still very “hip-Hop”. Whatever that means.

Hip-Hop legends YoYo and Ice Cube posed for a flic all in the name of that good ‘ole hip-hop.

The star of the upcoming “Notorious” movie (a biopic of Biggie Smalls life and death) Jamel “Gravy” Woolard of course made an appearance.

Appearances for the show included Nelly, LL Cool J, Rick Ross, Pharrell, Plies, Salt N Pepa, Common, Ciara, Keri Hilson, 50 Cent, Common, Soulja Boy and Bow Wow, The Real Housewives of Atlanta– to name a few. Actors Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who plays Notorious B.I.G. in an upcoming biopic, and Derek Luke (“Antoine Fisher”) presented as well. [This is a must see movie, it comes out January 2009. I can’t wait!] TI was also in the buildingafter being a no show last year after being charged with federal gun charges. The self-proclaimed “King of the South” also did a surprise performance with Ludacris, which confirms the notion that the beef is finally squashed. (Thankfully, because these two are way too talented to fight over foolishness!) Russell Simmons also made an appearance as the recipient of the “I Am Hip Hop” Icon Award. (kudos to Russey!) The big question for the night was where were B and Jay?

Lil Wayne walked away with three awards and also had some big news about his son on the way. He told the crowd, “I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me.” Surprisingly Shawty Lo included some of the big winners for the night. In effort not to ruin the show for those who have yet to see it, you can watch to see everyone who wins this Thursday, October 23rdon BET at 8pm. BUT for those who don’t mind a spoiler, check out the flic’s from the show under the cut…… Read the rest of this entry »

13 fabulous ladies got together to perform ‘Just Stand Up’ [to breast cancer] at tonights telethon which aired on NBC, ABC and CBS:

Check out the performance:

I love this song! It was also a beautiful performance. When females stick together, beautiful things happen. The song is currently available for purchase in iTunes and proceeds go to the ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ breast cancer foundation.

Some of music’s biggest and brightest stars have come together to record ‘Just Stand Up’ in aid to the ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ campaign. The song, which premiered today on radio, includes Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Ashanti, Fergie, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Natasha Bedingfield, Ciara, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rhimes and Melissa Etheridge. To hear the song, click the link below:

Just Stand Up- Various Artists

It’s beautiful when women come together for a good cause. We need to come together more often for things like this. I Love it! Good song, good concept and the best artists to carry it out.