‘Martin’ Reboot Looking Likely As Cast Reunite

For months, the rumor mill has been in overdrive about a possible remake of classic 90s sitcom ‘Martin’ – and it finally looks to be a go!

Full story below…

First Tisha Campbell (who played Gina) let the cat out of the bag during an interview (perhaps purposefully).

And now today, she was snapped alongside Tichina Arnold (Pamela) and the man himself Martin Lawrence. 

Sharing the snap on social media, the actor/comic simply wrote:

In the words of Ice Cube, today was a good day 
With @tishacampbellmartin & @tichinaarnold

It’s anyone’s guess what the specifics are, including where the alleged remake will land.

During its initial five season run, ‘Martin’ aired on FOX (from 1992-1997). Will it return to the network, which now houses Urban ratings winners such as ‘Empire’ and ‘STAR’? Or could a more unconventional partner be in the mix (ala Netflix)?

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Reboots are tricky terrain, especially for beloved shows such as ‘Martin.’ Still, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t hyped for this.

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Hots Shots: Lil Kim Teams With R. Kelly For “Legendary” Collaboration

Lil Kim and R. Kelly dominated the Urban landscape in the 90s and are aiming to do so together in 2018.

Taking to social media, rap’s Queen Bee revealed that she and the Pied Piper had hit the studio together for a “legendary” collaboration. She told fans:

“Yup the secret is out 🙊 What went down last night was legendary 🔥 Stay tuned!!!”

Word on the curb is that Kim is hard at work on her long-awaited fifth studio album – the follow-up to 2005’s ‘The Naked Truth.’

Does Kelly have the midas touch needed to deliver the magic she needs? Time will tell.

Until then, peep more pics after the jump…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iggy Azalea Denies Dr. Luke Involvement With New Single ‘Savior’

Iggy Azalea has used her platform to cape for a number of causes – including Kesha‘s fight against Dr. Luke who the latter accused of sexual harassment and more.

However, in an odd twist, some are alleging that the femcee’s comeback single ‘Savior’ is ironically produced by… Dr. Luke.

Full story below…

With the Quavo assisted song due out tomorrow, it’s already available in regions such as Australia – as such is playable on streaming services.

On its Tidal credits, the controversial producer is (at writing) listed first:


As the news hit social media, Azalea was quick to respond to a fan to nip it in the bud:

Azalea’s fans went an extra step and reached out to lyric site Genius to demand an amendment too:

Now that’s dedication.

‘Savior’ drops officially in a matter of hours:

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Pepsi Salute Britney Spears & Michael Jackson In New Super Bowl Commercial

Pepsi have a rich history when it comes to their celebrity endorsements.

Indeed, for well over 30 years, the drinks giant have tapped some of the biggest names in Pop to create a fizz of excitement surrounding their beloved beverage.

And as this year’s Super Bowl sponsor, Pepsi celebrate their star-studded past with the Pepsi Generations commercial.

Set to air during the big game this Sunday, the spot – titled ‘This Is The Pepsi’- salutes King Of Pop Michael Jackson and Pop princess Britney Spears.

 

 

See how below…

Peep the originals…

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Major! YouTube Announces New “Official Artist Channels” – Combining VEVO & Personal Channels

As streaming continues to anchor itself as the primary means of music consumption, more pressure than ever is being placed on artists to deliver big numbers on-demand.

Indeed, whereas streams of music video and audio used to serve as an additive measure to the more dominant digital downloads, the roles have reversed.

This has caused for the birth and boom of artists whose success is fuelled primarily by streaming such as Migos, Cardi B, and Lil Uzi Vert. It’s also helped boost acts whose traditional sales aren’t quite blockbuster ala Rihanna. There’s evidence too to suggest that it could very well have been a catalyst for established winners such Beyonce pivoting towards visual-driven roll-outs.

However, streaming hasn’t been as advantageous to all. 

See, part and parcel of the streaming push is the rise and prominence of VEVO, whose “machine” like size and reach have allowed them to help build huge followings for the acts who use their platform. These artists have typically been signed to labels of VEVO partners such as Sony Music, Universal Music, and select indie entities.

This, in effect, has made it quite difficult for many acts not in said equation to compete. For, they’re left to use “normal” YouTube channels (often relegated to drive behind the scenes clips and the like) to push their actual music videos. The end result being lower views than their VEVO counterparts. This has especially been the case for indie talent as well Warner/Atlantic acts – with the few exceptions of the latter being Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and Jason Derulo. 

It’s also put acts who’ve, for example left Sony for Warner, in an odd position. Because in jumping ship, they give up use of their VEVO (and the millions of subscribers accrued) to begin dropping audio and video on their standard YouTube channels. Most of which are often much less populous.

That all looks set to change, though, following a major new announcement from YouTube.

Head below for more on the exciting move, which is set to benefit the likes of Ciara and Rita Ora, as well as veterans like Janet Jackson, in a significant way…

The video giant this week announced that they are gearing up to launch “Official Artist Channels.”

Set for roll-out in the coming weeks, the move will see ONE primary destination created for  each artist. In effect, all of an artist’s channels – including their VEVOs – will be consolidated into one all-encompassing destination.

With the change, subscribers will receive notifications for all content officially uploaded by an artist anywhere on the YouTube platform – whether that be VEVO or their standard YouTube channel.

Peep the explanation video:

While this is a huge development for hundreds of artists, it has sizeable benefits for some of TGJ‘s top names.

Ciara and Rita Ora are two acts who made the move from their Sony Music labels to Warner last year. In doing so, they effectively left behind the millions of subscribers earned on their VEVO channels. CiCi has yet to release, but Rita has and, despite managing to still notch up hits, the disparity between views on her current artist channel and her VEVO are undeniable (i.e 10s of millions vs 100s of millions). With this new system, she’ll now be able to benefit from the reach she built on her previous label/platform. Same with Ci.

Elsewhere there are legends such as Janet Jackson who’ve made the move from the major label system to running her own indie imprint. The end result has seen her YouTube presence become super scattered: some videos on VEVO, others on her personal page, and countless more uploaded by fans. By uniting everything into one official spot, the confusion is somewhat remedied.

The news comes after Warner Music inked a deal with VEVO recently to begin sharing their content on the powerful platform. It also arrives following YouTube’s hiring of respected industry juggernaut Lyor Cohen as its Global Head Of Music.

Put simply, this levels out the playing field for artists and allows them to capitalize on their established brand, catalogue, and followings towards the benefit of their current outleti. For fans, they’ll be able to stay in the loops regardless of whatever label changes happen “behind the scenes.”

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Camila Cabello To Star In ‘Westside Story’ Remake?

Camila Cabello may have bagged the leading role in a ‘Westside’ story remake.

Awesome news below…

Joseph Kahn, the awesome director behind a number of Taylor Swift videos, took to social media to suggest that he’d heard Cabello is to portray the character Maria.

 

 

 

 

Unfamiliar with the original?

The musical is inspired by William Shakespeare‘s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and delves into the lives of two rival gangs living in the cultural melting pot that is New York City.

Keep it locked on TGJ for more on this developing casting story!

Want more Cabello news?

Hit this link for details on her chart-scorching debut album.

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Watch: ‘Black Panther (The Press Conference)’ #Marvel

Only two weeks separates the world from the unveiling of Marvel‘s ‘Black Panther’, the Homeric movie fronted by Chadwick BosemanAngela Bassett and Forest Whittaker.

The movie is projected to earn $120 million in its opening weekend and this has given Marvel good reason to up the ante on a promotional tip this week. Their latest move?

 

 

A press conference that sees the movie’s stars and director Ryan Coogler shed a tonne of light on the project and give movie buffs even more reasons to soar into cinemas when it impacts the world on the 16th.

Watch below…

Brilliantly insightful.

Are you planning to see the movie? If so, let us know…

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Must See: Jackee’ Harry Spills Details On ‘Sister Sister’ Rival

Jackee’ Harry has shed fresh light on the logistics behind the potential ‘Sister Sister’ reboot during an appearance on the Porsha Williams fronted ‘Dish Nation.’

Why what she reveals may disappoint some of the show’s fans?

Find out below…

Harry seemed to insinuate hat efforts to solidify the show’s return are still yet to bloom because of money.

Hit the 1 minute 29 mark below.

Quite interestingly, this was the face she made when asked if all of the show’s original cast members would be returning.

Interesting, because there is talk that Marques Houston (who portrayed the beloved character Roger) has been axed from any potential reboots because he is still facing harrowing claims that he molested a number of African-American children in the early 90s.

 

He has always denied these allegations and has never been charged.

So, let us know…

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Preview: Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Heats Up ‘Lip Sync Battle’ With ‘Bootylicious’ [Video]

As we reported here, ‘Work From Home’ hitmakers Fifth Harmony are all set to go to work…work…work…on the ‘Lip Sync Battle’ stage with four sizzling solo performances.

With Lauren assuming the getup of Amy WinehouseAlly becoming fly girl Jennifer Lopez, and Dinah dazzling as a character from Disney flick ‘Moana,’ arguably the most highly anticipated of the foursome’s performances will be that of Normani bouncing as Beyonce to the beat of Destiny’s Child‘s 2001 chart-topper, ‘Bootylicious.’

 

 

 

Think you’re ready for her jelly? Look inside and see:

 

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Busta Rhymes Recruits Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott For New Single / Drops This Friday

Busta Rhymes is on the comeback trail and has enlisted both Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott to assist him.

Details below…

The veteran rapper will be unleashing a new collaboration with the ladies and fans won’t have to wait long to hear it. Because, it’s coming on Friday (February 2nd).

The reveal came courtesy of Missy, who shared the following on Twitter:

No word on the song’s title, but we’re amped to hear it.

And it seems Busta is making the necessary moves to make sure it moves the needle upon its release. Today he stopped by the Spotify office:

A hit incoming? Stay tuned.

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