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According to Sean “Diddy” Combs, he recently made “one of the biggest announcements” of his life. Must be exciting, right? Well, it was a major business move by the hip-hop entrepreneur who recently launched music-themed television network Revolt TV.
The 43-year-old music/fashion mogul has inked a carriage deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC) for to distribute Revolt TV, meaning that when the network launches this fall, it will be available to all TWC customers, reports The Huffington Post. This is in addition to Comcast, with whom Combs signed a deal with earlier this year.
“This is a landmark distribution deal that demonstrates Time Warner Cable’s commitment to bringing a platform for music artists and fans to their subscribers,” Combs said in a statement. “It positions Revolt to come out of the gate strong, and we look forward to igniting the passion of initial audiences across the U.S.”
Entering television has been a longtime dream of Combs. “When I was growing up, I was watching television all the time — I used to wonder, ‘Why don’t those people look like me, or talk like me or walk like me?’,” Combs said when he first launched Revolt TV. Comcast was the first to jump on the network. “I would also like to encourage and to invite Time Warner, DirecTV, Cable Vision and all the other distributors to come and get down with the get down.”
Will you watch Revolt TV?
It looks like Keke Palmer has dusted the remnants of her last relationship off and has moved on to another young man. From the looks of things, the new guy could be Diddy’s son (and Al B Sure!’s biological son), Quincy Brown.
I know, who would ever think of them being together? They’ve been friends for quite some time. Back in April, they played a “trick” on their fans by posing as a couple on social media for April Fools’ Day when they were still “just” friends (and could still be but pictures can be worth a thousand words). They also started working on Brotherly Love, a new film set to be released next year, a few months ago. The cast, which also includes Romeo Miller and Cory Hardrict, is pretty young due to the film being based in a high school so it’s no surprise that they all like to hang out.
But it looks like Keke and Quincy have gotten a tad bit closer based on pictures. While his Instagram account has more pictures of them still on set, Keke has posted other pictures of them when it’s just the two of them, And let me tell you, they are really cute.
Before you get to thinking that Keke is publicly cheating on her longtime boyfriend, Rodney, let’s nip that in the bud. According to an interview Keke did Power 105′s Breakfast Club, they actually broke a few months ago. So she’s single and ready to mingle! There’s nothing wrong with moving on with Quincy, even if it’s only casual. Yes, he’s young but he’s of legal age so I can openly say that he is a good looking young man.
Whatever is going on, Keke Palmer and Quincy Brown look like they’re having fun and that’s what “hanging out” is all about!
We’ve known for months now that Danity Kane was coming back. And you know when an artist is trying to promote their new product, they’re going to be making the rounds on the interview circuit. And that’s what Danity Kane is doing now that they’re hitting the road to go on tour. The four ladies who now make up the group sat down with Rap Up to discuss why they’ve decided to reunite now, people not keeping their word the first time around, Diddy and why D. Woods isn’t jointing them this time around.
Why they’re getting back together now.
Aundrea: “It’s not a reunion. It’s more of us just picking up where we left off. It was time, we were ready. It kind of started as a phone call, like a text to each of us and we kind of went to lunch and it was like no time had passed. So we were like ‘ok, let’s do it.’”
They women talk about the moment they knew their music careers were going to be far bigger than they ever thought they would be. And then how they experienced that same feeling when news broke that they were getting back together.
Aubrey: “The same type of feeling occurred when the TMZ story blew up everywhere, we were all having our phones blow up and kind of felt to ourselves the power of our fans. This amazing group of people who have stuck by our side through all this f**kery.”
Dawn: 6 years. We haven’t spoke the name in 6 years and in that second, trending for two–that’s powerful. I think most can’t do that.
D. Woods’ absence
Shannon: D. Woods obviously is not with us right now. We all had a conference call together, we were all were given the opportunity to make this happen as Danity Kane was and the four of us are here now.
Aubrey: That’s the end of that.
The reporter: I saw she released a statement. It was mostly positive.
Dawn: We wish her the best too. There’s no ill will. It’s just we asked who wanted to be here and those who showed up, showed up. It’s nothing more than that. We want people to see this for what it is. This is Danity Kane and if you’d like to accept that and move on we would like to give you the great music and great product that we’re really, really excited to give.
Aubrey: And the new era of Danity Kane is never trying to compete or disrespect the old era. We were then was so amazing and what we had together then was so powerful. And really now this is just the future vision of what we all knew we wanted to see happen the first time. We always appreciate and love and respect everyone who was involved in the first round. And this round we’re really going to take control and send out into the world the artistry that we always envisioned ourselves having.
Could she come back?
Dawn: I think at this stage we gave each other a date and a time on when we would give– everybody had solo careers, everybody was moving toward something and we all told each other we would stop. And we respect that. In this time word is everything. Word is bond. The word was very loose in the beginning. I think that’s why things were hard to believe and trust because a lot of people didn’t keep their word in all of the business. So this time around our words mean everything. And so we’re deciding that if that’s the close time, that’s the close time. So now this is the four, this is Danity Kane but we respect and love everybody’s choices.
The reporter asked if the women had heard from Diddy since announcing their comeback.
Aubrey: No but we definitely want to congratulate him on Revolt TV. We think that that’s great that he finally got that off the ground. He’s been wanting to do that forever. And we wish him the best and hope that he wishes up the best. And you know, hopefully we’ll see him at the Grammys in a year. When we’re on stage and we’re getting our award. Maybe he’ll bring us cheesecake.
Dawn: I doubt that very seriously.
Are you excited about their return to music?
You watch both parts of their interview in the videos below.
Diddy is on a roll this year. He can’t stop cuz he won’t stop. Just when you thought Diddy’s CIROC has reached the pinnacle of success, he pulls a fast one on us! CIROC just landed a pretty sweet deal with the NBA, RapBasement reports.
The NBA and Diageo — the parent company of CIROC — has entered into a multi-year agreement unveiled as “The Toast of the NBA.” The campaign, pushed by Sean “Diddy” Combs, will not only be a boost to the vodka’s visibility, but the hip-hop mogul also hopes to instill a message of responsible drinking, as well.
“Life is filled with moments of celebration and nothing brings people together in celebration quite like sports. With CIROC I hope to elevate these moments and help champion social responsibility among fans,” Diddy said.
Throughout the 2013-2014 season, CIROC and the NBA will combine creative juices to get fans involved with what Diddy calls “The Art of Celebration.” NBA feature events like the All-Star Game and the Playoffs will lend itself to engaging fans through social media and consumer sweepstakes. “The NBA and CIROC will also produce a series of public service announcements videos which will star NBA talent,” XXL magazine reports.
The NBA agreed to make CIROC their exclusive spirits brand due to Diageo’s success with ad campaigns. Besides CIROC, Diageo is behind Captain Morgan, Ketel One, Johnnie Walker, and Guinness.
“Diageo has a strong track record for successfully engaging consumers and, in this case, our fans. They do it in a unique and exciting way. That storytelling that Diageo is so good at, and the storytelling about our game and our players, is critical to broadening our reach,” said Mark Tatum, the NBA’s exec VP-global marketing partnerships.
Expect to see more commercials of Diddy living the good life with his dapper buddies, and of course, good ol’ CIROC, during NBA programming on ESPN, TNT, ABC, and NBA TV.
According to MN, Diageo first brought on Diddy to CIROC back in 2007. Now, “CIROC has become one of the most recognizable and sought after spirits in the liquor industry.”
They’re international, baby!
It’s no surprise Mrs. Sasha Fierce and her equally ferocious husband have taken the world by storm landing on Forbes’ 2013 list of the World’s Highest-Paid Musicians. Beyonce took ninth place in a tie with country singer Kenny Chesney, while Jay Z landed in the 18th spot. The wife and husband duo earned $53 million and $42 million this year, respectively.
Beyoncé snapped back with a quickness after the birth of Blue Ivy and launched the Mrs. Carter World Tour, an homage to her husband. She grabbed $2 million in every city she performed in and let’s not forget the steady flow of cash she collects from her old hits. The sultry songstress, endearingly called “Queen Bey” by fans, also accumulated her wealth through endorsement deals with Pepsi and H&M.
Her husband, making $11 million less than his wife, made his 2013 fortune with his keen eye for business. His ventures with Armand de Brignac champagne, D’Ussé cognac, and his Roc Nation management firm helped place him on Forbes’ coveted list.
Jay Z’s bad girl protégé, Rihanna, sits right on top of her mentor in 16th place. The Bajan beauty pulled in $43 million in 2013. With the release of her seventh album, Unapologetic, and dishing out hit-after-hit, like Diamonds and Stay, Rihanna’s rockstar persona continues to rake in the dough.
Dr. Dre, Jay Z’s former partner in rhyme, ranked 20th along with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, earning $40 million. Diddy outdid them all, and even his former lover, Jennifer Lopez who’s in 15th place, and ranked 12th on the list. Hip-hop’s richest artist earned himself $50 million in 2013 thanks to his Ciroc vodka deal, Bad Boy label, Sean John clothing line, and marketing firm Blue Flame. That $50 million might grow exponentially if Diddy’s new TV network, Revolt, takes off.
As for the top three richest musicians of the world, the honor go to Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Bon Jovi, who reaped in $125, $80, and $79 million, respectively.
To come up with their list, Forbes looked at the musicians’ income between June 1st of 2012 and June 1st of this year, taking into account concert ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals, and other business ventures. Their data sources included the RIAA, Pollstar, Nielsen SoundScan, attorneys, managers, and even many of the artists as well.
He’s a liar and a cheater. And at times he’s even disrespectful and is considered a womanizer by many. To top it all off, he craves attention and is so flashy he puts Diddy to shame–but you dated him. Not only did you date him but you date many other guys like him. So ultimately, what does that say about you?
Unfortunately, the aforementioned comments are what many of us have spewed out about some of the men we’ve allowed in our lives. We’ve dogged them, complained about them, and even cried over some of their less-than-stellar ways. While some of the relationships or ‘situations’ ended quickly, others lasted way past their allotted season. And it’s all because we gave them permission to linger around longer than necessary.
This is basically what happened to me during my serial dating spell a few years ago. While I was meeting a lot of different guys from different backgrounds with diverse personalities, the ones I allowed to overstay their welcome seemed to possess many of the same traits. They were loud, flashy, and had lots of women. I know, it really was as pathetic as it sounds. While it was happening I blamed the men for being no-good and not ready to settle down; but in hindsight I’ve had a change of heart and now point the blame, the wasted tears and excessive heartbreaks, at yours truly. As I’ve matured, I’ve realized that the men that I dated were in fact a reflection of me.
I didn’t blatantly let a man dog me. I never got called out of my name, nor did I catch any of them red-handed while cheating; but I did allow text messages to replace phone calls and late night visits to replace dates. Sooner than later, I realized that I wasn’t attracted to the guy, but instead the idea of him. His obsession with material things and using me as a ‘trophy girl’, said more about my self-esteem, than his flashy jewelry.
It’s easy to blame another person for the bad that happens in our lives. And while people are sure to disappoint you or hurt you, the number of times you allow it to happen is solely up to you. If a man is no good and you tolerate it, what does that say about you? If he lacks ambition and you keep him around, what does that say about what you accept? And seriously, if he is considered no-good by the majority of society, what can be concluded about your own values and morals?
Before dogging the man for his undesirable traits, we have to take a closer look at the type of men we attract and most importantly, those that we allow to stick around. Ultimately, who you’re letting into your life, whether they’re staying or squatting, speaks volumes about the kind of woman you are.
Actor Michael Ealy has come a long way, and you ain’t eeen know it.
In a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres (to promote his show Almost Human), the gorgeous guy talked about his life before the movies, when he was out here waiting tables and trying make ends meet off of tips. If you live in New York, I’m sure you know a thing or two about the Jamaican restaurant Negril Village. So who else is mad that they missed out on being served by the blue-eyed beauty back in the day? Anywho, Ealy opened up about his past waiting tables for famous folks, including Diddy, who he says was the best tipper Ealy came across. It all started after the actor gave props to Ellen (who also used to wait tables) for giving a waitress a $10,000 tip a few weeks ago:
“I saw what you did for the waitress in Connecticut and just let me say that really warmed my heart. I waited tables. I did the textbook actor thing. I left college and I said, ‘What should I do to make a living?,’ and it was, I saw people interviewed and they said they waited tables. That’s what I did. I had no experience and so I ended up waiting tables. It was a great experience because I actually learned so much about human behavior. You know, like the things that you can tell. Let’s just say a couple on a first date, you can tell because the guy is extremely chivalrous. And after a few weeks, not so chivalrous. Little less chivalrous. It was in New York City. It was a high-end Caribbean spot called Negril and a lot of celebrities came through there. Yes, I know who’s a good tipper and a bad tipper and all of that.”
Ellen: “Who’s the best tipper?”
Ellen: “Yeah? He’s the best tipper? What was the check and what did he leave?”
“I think the check was like, 40 bucks and he left me like, 100.”
Now that’s how you tip! Have you ever waited tables? Check out Michael’s interview below, and even if you don’t hear anything he says, you can just stare at all the beauty of that man…
Leave it to Diddy to stir up some controversy just as he’s starting one of the biggest things he’s done in years.
For those who don’t know, Sean “Diddy” Combs launched Revolt Tv on Monday on Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The network is being touted as American music oriented cable channel that will focus on music videos, live performances, music news and entertainment.
But early Saturday morning, Diddy posted a picture on Instagram that might make a lot of people turn him all the way off.
In the photo, a black woman is standing tall in the center while white women are basically bowing down to her in a circle. Diddy captioned the photo with, “As it Should Be!!!!!!! #BlackIsBeautiful”
Ring the alarms.
The comments section were immediately on fire with some white people angry at Diddy for posting “something like this,” some black people happy he did it and a mix of everyone else a bit unsure of the reason for posting it. Oh, and it wouldn’t be social media if people weren’t just arguing with each other.
Here’s a sample (we’ll quote them without sharing names):
“All the white chicks on this post look better than this black b***h”
“I see it as him telling black women you are beautiful and it’s time we see that. I don’t see the black woman being pulled down but instead lifted by white women…”
“‘As it should be?’ Wrong! That’s counter racism! That’s just as ignorant with the roles turned around.”
“Boy please…then why u don’t use black females as lead models then??? Hypocrite!”
As you can see, the comments section has gotten intense with more than four THOUSAND responses.
What do you think? Was Diddy’s post or caption reverse racism? Ignorant? Right on track with what you believe?
From The Grio
Ma$e is back from his nearly decade-long hiatus and announced that he is working on a new album.
The rapper revealed his latest project on Twitter this week and said his album is titled Now We Even.
In one particular post, the former Bad Boy artist said his “ideal album” would feature collaborations with artists like Lauryn Hill, 2 Chainz, CeeLo Green, Diddy and Drake, among a handful of other musicians.
Ma$e’s last album, Welcome Back, was released in 2004, which quickly climbed the charts and ultimately reached certified gold status.
Read more at TheGrio.com
The mission of Revolt TV, according to Diddy, is be the sole outlet for young talents to have a voice on the network. The essence of Revolt will be what MTV and VH1 once was: a focus on breaking out new music videos and rising stars, USA Today reports.
Diddy realized that television lacked a voice for aspiring artists, VJs, and designers; “I saw that there was no ESPN of music. There was no CNN of music. There was no one trusted destination,” he said on Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club. The music mogul, worth $580 million, realized that more talents have heavily relied on the internet to heighten their visibility among fans and scouts. That, Diddy told USA Today, needs to be changed. He wants to bring the “kids back to television.”
“We’re looking for greatness, we’re looking for great stars, we’re looking for people who have something to say. Our bar is extremely high… There are other places artists will be able to get exposure, but when you make it to Revolt you will feel you’ve been authorized,” Diddy said.
He insinuates brain-cell killing reality TV won’t be the focus on his network. “Think of it as MTV if The Real World or The Jersey Shore or Teen Mom never happened. All about the music, baby, in the form of performances, videos, news and documentaries,” USA Today explained.
Diddy added that Revolt TV won’t be afraid to explore and expose all music genres.”Our whole thing is having enough fearlessness to play what doesn’t normally get played,” Diddy told The Breakfast Club.
Revolt TV officially launched this last night at 8 p.m via Time Warner Cable and Comcast. And the reception has mostly been positive. “this Revolt TV cool.. was hoping for HD but I’ll take 24 hour video blocks instead,” one Twitter user said. Another user complimented Diddy’s dip into every business venture possible: “Diddy is a genius bruh, he is never satisfied. He got bad boy, ciroc, sean john, aqua hydrate water, revolt tv…all successes …$$$$$$.”
“Once it goes on, it doesn’t go off!” Diddy promised about Revolt TV at it’s official launch in New York City.
While he’s confident about the fate of Revolt, there’s one thing that, looking back, he regrets. In preparation for the launch of the network, Diddy spoke with The Wall Street Journal, saying that one of his biggest marketing mistake was changing his name.
“It was just being young and not being strategic and having lots of nicknames. When you’re growing up in the inner city neighborhood, that’s really common – there may be someone called Joseph, they may call him Jojo, they may call him Pop Pop because he likes lollipops,” he told the paper. Which name do you prefer?