Mary J. Blige - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mary J. Blige APNewsBreak: Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce dominated last year's BET Awards with "Lemonade," but there's more juice in her cup. The pop star is nominated for seven awards at the 2017 BET Awards, the network told The Associated Press on Monday. The show will take place June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Bruno Mars follows Beyonce with five no... Mon, 15 May 2017 11:38:00 GMT 2017-05-15T11:38:00Z Halle Berry to appear on VH1 show celebrating moms NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Berry has signed on for VH1's show honoring moms ahead of Mother's Day. The cable channel says the Oscar-winning actress will honor a mother from the non-profit domestic violence organization, the Jenesse Center, at "Dear Mama: An Event To Honor Moms." VH1 says the second annual edition of the show will include stars paying tribute to their mothers. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 16:02:00 GMT 2017-05-02T16:02:00Z Making new album an emotional rollercoaster for Mary J. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary J. Blige may be spitting fireball lyrics about her soon-to-be ex-husband on her new album, but the songs didn't start from a place of anger and hate. It began with hope. "This album ... (was) written from the perspective of me fighting for my marriage. And then when it all blew up in August, I had to start rewriting songs," Blige said in an interview ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-04-28T19:51:00Z Jazmine Sullivan to Beyonce: Let's make lemonade together! NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan wants to turn lemons into lemonade with Beyonce. Sullivan — who has written four tracks on Mary J. Blige's new album, "Strength of a Woman" — said she's hoping to get in the studio and pen a song for Queen Bey. "I love the way Bey delivers a song and I would love to get something wi... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:56:00 GMT 2017-04-28T13:56:00Z 'Sad Mary' is back: Blige breaks down, toughens up on album Mary J. Blige, "Strength of a Woman" (Capitol) Let's state the obvious here: Mary J. Blige has a way with hurt. Songs like "Not Gon' Cry" and "No More Drama" might even prove that Blige is at her best when she's at her worst. Her latest set, "Strength of a Woman," supports that almost-fact. Sure, "happy Mary" can make a hit. (Please see... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:11:00 GMT 2017-04-27T17:11:00Z Harry Connick Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Harry Connick Jr. knows his way around a racetrack, having watched the horses with his dad at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer will make it to horse racing's biggest stage next month when he sings the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby. The jazzman, actor an... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:49:00 GMT 2017-04-12T13:49:00Z Chance the Rapper added to Essence Festival NEW YORK (AP) — Chance the Rapper is bringing his Grammy-winning music to the Essence Festival. The rapper won three trophies at this year's Grammy Awards including best new artist. He is the latest performer to join the annual music event as a headliner. Others that were previously announced include Diana Ross, John Legend and Mary J. Blige. ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:03:00 GMT 2017-03-01T20:03:00Z Essence honors Erykah Badu for 20 years of 'Baduizm' LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the 20 years since her groundbreaking debut "Baduizm," Erykah Badu has only gotten more creative. Besides continuing to make music, she's been a TV host and producer, performed with her daughter in the Lone Star Circus and delivered dozens of babies as a certified doula. She even changed her Twitter handle to ErykahBadoula . Essence ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:26:00 GMT 2017-02-08T20:26:00Z Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates Sundance PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances. ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:24:00 GMT 2017-01-22T20:24:00Z Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box offices to shut down briefly Saturday afternoon. The Festival issued updates to attendees via their official account and say that online ticketing for future shows is currently back up and running. ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:22:00 GMT 2017-01-22T02:22:00Z 'An Inconvenient Sequel' kicks off climate-focused Sundance PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ten years after the watershed environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" debuted, climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us, say directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, whose film "An Inconvenient Sequel" kicks off the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday. The film, which follows former Vice ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:04:00 GMT 2017-01-19T20:04:00Z Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, John Legend headline 2017 Essence NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time, music icon Diana Ross brings her star power to a stage at the 2017 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Ross was among the headliners announced Thursday for the festival annually held in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. "This is big," said Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., on getti... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:27:00 GMT 2016-12-15T14:27:00Z Jessica Williams, Cate Blanchett star in Sundance premieres LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams flexes her dramatic chops, Cate Blanchett pays homage to great 20th century artists and "Silicon Valley" star Kumail Nanjiani tells a very personal story in some of the films premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Festival programmers announced their selections for the documenta... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:45:00 GMT 2016-12-06T00:45:00Z