Beyoncé Concert Series to Air on HBO
If you enjoyed watching Beyoncé shake a tailfeather on her self-directed Life Is But a Dream HBO special last year, get ready for some more Bey action on the network because starting June 29, Home Box Office will begin airing 10 four-minute segments of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (which came to a close in March). The mini-concerts will feature both songs from her recently released, self-titled surprise LP, as well as classics like “Get Me Bodied,” “Baby Boy,” “Diva,” “Girls” and “Why Don’t You Love Me?” Kudos again to Bey, but will you people ever get tired of this lady?
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Pharrell to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Pharrell Williams has always been a super-talented entertainer who’s contributed some of the hottest tracks in the history of hip-hop and pop. But this past year, the hat-wearing Neptune has really been shaking up the universe. He concocted literature’s first-ever social book, earned an Oscar-nod and had a worldwide hit that made people all over the globe so “happy” it made him cry on Oprah. That’s exactly why Skateboard P is up for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Along with a handful of other stellar entertainers (Pitbull, Kool & the Gang), P will have his name etched in the historic walkway sometime in 2015. Congrats!
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Kevin Liles Says D’Angelo Album Will Happen This Year
D’Angelo fans have been waiting almost 15 years for a follow-up to his classic 2000 LP, Voodoo. We’ve been scammed time and time again, promised that his third album would soon come only to be left looking as pitiful as fans desperately anticipating Jay Electronica’s imaginary debut and Dr. Dre’s Detox. Well, according to D’Angelo’s manager Kevin Liles, that long-awaited treasure is definitely coming in 2014. Questlove even claims to know the new title! Although… I wouldn’t get too excited if I were you, because if the past is any indication, this just might be another pacifier to keep us quiet for an extra five years. But who am I to judge?
Read it at Billboard.