Oprah Winfrey gets awarded a medal at the 2013 Presidental Medal of Freedom Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 20, 2013.
The world renown media mogul was one of 16 notable recipients to get the highest civilian honor from the White House.
This annual event was established 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy for those who have made “meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
Other honorees included, former President Bill Clinton, chemist Mario Molina and jazz musician Arturo Sandoval to name a few…
While she’s hard at work for the international leg of her Mrs. Carter Tour, new promotional pictures of Beyoncé has hit the web!
In these two new photos shot by New York based filmmaker and photographer Daniel Feighery, the “Grown Woman” singer showcases her edgy, bad b***h, leather wearin’ side in one image and her usual sensual side in the other.
No word on what these photos will be officially used for, but they will definitely will keep the Beyonce stans talking. Check out the full images after the jump!
India.Arie takes us behind the scenes of her Songversation Tour in her newest music visual for “Break the Shell.”
Check out her black & white, David Gallardo and Denzel Williams co-directed clip up top. You can find Ms. Arie on tour now. Head over to her official website SoulBird.com to see if she’ll be coming to a city near you.
We guess it’s officially that time of year. First Mary J. Blige, then Tamar Braxton and Ashanti. Now singer-songwriter K. Michelle is gettin’ her Christmas sangin’ on for the most wonderful time of the year.
The Love & Hip-Hop cast member recently revealed that she’s not exactly recording a Christmas album per se, just wanted to record 2 holiday songs for her fans.
You can hear “Christmas Night” (after the jump) and download that and her version of the holiday classic, “O Come All Ye Faithful” on iTunes. Check it.
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has still got it.
The 42 year-old Grammy Award-winning singer is the newest model for Shape Magazine’s December 2013 issue. Inside, Mary J. Blige, who recently released a new Christmas compilation, dishes on how she manages to stay slim and fit.
What does she credit it to? Cardio, strength training and a change in her eating / drinking habits:
ON HER CARDIO WORKOUTS:
The treadmill is fine but running outdoors gives me the best results. I try to log 6 to 8 miles a week. I could be in the worst mood, but when I do my cardio I feel much, much better [...] At first it was very hard [to swim], but once I got in the water and figured out how to breathe, it was so liberating.
Super producer Timbaland drops a new one for your listing pleasure.
This go round he enlists Drizzy Drake, singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy and rapper turned businessman Mr. Shawn “Jay Z” Carter. You’ll find this record on his long-awaited studio album, Textbook Timbo, which is expected to drop soon.
Get your listen on and check it out after the jump!
Bad gal Rihanna has debut the gray-scale themed music visual for her sixth Unapologetic single, “What Now.”
Peep the Jeff Nicholas, Jonathan Craven, and Darren Craig-directed clip up top, which features a dark, isolated and emotionally drained Rih Rih.
Now that the everything has simmered down after the premiere of the TLC biopic, the group’s former manager Pebbles has finally stepped forward.
The “Do Me Right” singer stopped by the Wendy Williams Show to tell her side of the story, but didn’t really say much due to “confidentiality agreements.”
However, she did answer some juicy questions like whether she really gave T-Boz, Left-Eye & Chilli a $25 weekly allowance, if the ladies really had to buy their name back from her and whether she believes that Chilli allegedly slept with her former husband, L.A. Reid back in the day. Ooo wee!
On whether she kicked Chill out of the group:
Absolutely not. T-Boz & Left Eye did [...] Because of what they said was happening in the studio [...] They made group rules.