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Oprah’s favorite Abraham Mcdonald is Guest on EZ’s Podcast Aug. 10th 2012


What do @IAMQUEENLATIFAH @@niecynash @MichelleObama@Oprah @KellyPrice4Real @MonicaBrown all have in common? The voice of @AbrahamMcDonald

Tune in tomorrow! Guys don’t miss this one. Get the secrets of the independent and mainstream music business from to people with over 15 years experience and have done it!

Who’s Hot Friday’s Aug 10th guest Tomorrow!

Abraham Mcdonald 

12 pm pst.

 Show featured on home page of Blogtalkradio.com 

This show had over 20 k listeners in 10 hours

 Who is Ambraham Mcdonald?

Abraham McDonald, whose victory on the first ever Oprah Show Karaoke Challenge earned him an exclusive contract with the Island Def Jam Music Group, returned on Monday for his fifth show appearance with ‘Miss Winfrey,’ as Abraham graciously addressed her and her millions of viewers in a Skype live hook-up.

As Oprah aired, Abraham’s debut single, “Miracle,” was starting a 48-hour free download at http://www.islanddefjam.com/abraham. The single impacts at Urban AC radio on April 26th, and Mainstream AC radio on May 3rd.  “Miracle” was produced by the successful production team of Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello (Whitney Houston, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Jessica Simpson, to name a few).

Judges for the Oprah Show Karaoke Challenge last November 2009 included producer David Foster, songwriter Diane Warren, and Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group, who personally signed Abraham to the label.

When not at the recording studio or visiting Harpo Studios in Chicago, Abraham has been seen performing in front of a sold-out 6,000-seat crowd at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A., singing the National Anthem at the Lakers home game, and headlining the Insider & Style A-list party hosted by Style-TV’s Niecy Nash at posh nightclub The Kress in Hollywood.  And Monday night on live TV again, just hours after Oprah, Abraham was sitting in as a celebrity guest at ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

His win on Oprah’s contest (which included live performances on three shows) was the culmination of a life-long journey to share his musical artistry with the world.  It all began when Abraham won the ACT-SO talent contest at age 13 with his version of Oleta Adam’s “Get Here” – the same song that won him Oprah’s first prize years later.

Abraham reported to Oprah on the progress of his recording sessions, as well as other changes in his life since taking home the $250,000 prize from her contest, and being signed to Island Def Jam.  The singer and his mom have moved into a new home in Hawthorne, and he has seen his dreams take legs “in Jesus’ Cadillac.”  Abraham is also driving a new car – and proudly showed off his “No Phone Zone” certificate, to Oprah’s delight.

First Lady

Mary J. Blige

Stacy Dash 

Was on Oprah TV Show

http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/Abraham-McDonald-Song-Download-and-Music-Video-Premiere

Performance on Oprah

Video’s


BET Awards highlights The EZ Way


Had to give the scoop I found on the BET Awards. Man

this was a blast!

2012 BET Awards: Beyonce, Chris Brown, Kanye West

and Jay-Z take home trophies; Whitney Houston’s

mother gives emotional tribute

Cissy Houston’s tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of

the BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the

vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PUBLISHED: SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012, 10:39 PM
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012, 1:11 AM

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Beyonce and Kim Kardashian both dazzled at the BET awards.

Cissy Houston’s tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of Sunday’s BET Awards, a show that was defined by extended bleeps and the vulgarities that censors failed to catch onstage throughout the night.

Whitney Houston‘s mother gave a rousing performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” that left the crowd in tears, including Beyonce and Melanie Fiona.

BET AWARDS: LIST OF WINNERS

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian put on a smile at the BET awards and showed off the low-cut back of her white dress.

Mariah Carey opened the tribute with memories of her friend. She was followed by a moving number by Monica. Brandy, heavily influenced by Houston, sang two of the late singer’s hits. Chaka Khan blazed the stage with “I’m Every Woman,” which Houston remade. Gary Houston, Whitney’s brother, also performed.

But the nearly four-hour BET Awards was more like the Bleep Awards, as entire segments of performances from Nicki Minaj to Rick Ross were muted out due to foul language.

Beyonce,Jay-Z ,Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

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Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West seemed to be enjoying themselves while Kim Kardashian looked a bit distant and put out.

It started during the opening number by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music group, which included Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. There were long moments of censored silence when the rappers performed “Mercy,” though not all the offending words were bleeped out. Moments later, Samuel L. Jackson, the show’s host, was joined by Spike Lee as they did a comedic version of Jay-Z and West’s hit song “… In Paris,” to laughs.

“Two distinguished Morehouse men,” Lee joked after the performance, referencing the alma mater of the two.

The censor police also worked overtime when Rick Ross performed with his Maybach Music Group and during Minaj’s performance and acceptance speech for best female hip-hop artist. Minaj’s win was her third consecutive time taking the prize.

Kim Kardashian and singer Beyonce

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Despite sitting far apart during the awards, Kim and Beyonce did give each other a hello at the event.

“I really, really appreciate BET for keeping this category alive, and I appreciate all the female rappers doing their thing, past, present and future,” she said, before uttering an obscenity.

Gospel star Yolanda Adams, who also performed, gently took some of her peers to task as she won best gospel artist, urging them to act mature and use their fame wisely.

“We need all of y’all,” she said. “I’m saying the world needs everyone in this room. Please make sure that you use your gift responsibly, ’cause we’re watching. Our babies are watching, and they want to be like us.”

Mariah Carey BET

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Mariah Carey opened the tribute to Whitney Houston.

West, who was up for seven awards, was the top nominee. Beyonce was the second most nominated act with six. She won video director of the year (along with Alan Ferguson) and best female R&B artist and thanked the genre and her female influences.

“I fell in love with music by listening to R&B. It’s the core of who I am,” she said, giving special thanks to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and “Whitney Houston, my angel.”

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj performs.

When she lost video of the year to Jay-Z and West, she playfully hit her husband and laughed. The joking continued: Moments later, as West was giving his acceptance speech, Jay-Z interrupted him and said: “Excuse me Kanye, I’m gonna let you continue, but …,” and the audience erupted with laughter, recalling West’s infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s MTV Video Music Awards speech a few years back.

Chris Brown was also a double winner. Kevin Hart — who hosted the awards last year — also won for best actor, Big Sean was named best new artist and Wale and Miguel’s smooth hit “Lotus Flower Bomb” won best collaboration.

Kanye and Jay-Z BET

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Kanye West and Jay Z celebrated at the BET awards.

The tone of the night fluctuated frequently, as the show shifted from hotly anticipated performances to solemn moments to irreverence. Usher performed his groove “Climax,” and Nicki Minaj sported a blonde wig with pink tips as she performed the songs “Champion” and “Beez In the Trap,” which featured 2 Chainz.

The night also featured some tributes to deceased greats: Chante Moore performed a medley of Donna Summer’s hits and Valerie Simpson sang a song in honor of her husband and writing partner Nick Ashford. Don Cornelius, Dick Clark and Hal Jackson were remembered. Even West offered tributes: after his performance, he name-dropped Rodney King and Whitney Houston in a verse that got cheers from the crowd, including his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian.

Chris Brown BET

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Chris Brown shows his athleticism during his BET Awards performance.Chris Brown was also a double winner. Kevin Hart — who hosted the awards last year — also won for best actor, Big Sean was named best new artist and Wale and Miguel’s smooth hit “Lotus Flower Bomb” won best collaboration.

The tone of night fluctuated frequently, as the show shifted from hotly anticipated performances to solemn moments to irreverence. Usher performed his groove “Climax,” and Nicki Minaj sported a blonde wig with pink tips as she performed the songs “Champion” and “Beez In the Trap,” which featured 2 Chainz.

Presenters included Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx, who wore a T-shirt that had a picture of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Frankie Beverly featuring Maze were honored with the lifetime achievement award, and they were serenaded with performances by Tyrese, Faith Evans and Joe.

D’Angelo also performed, his first televised performance in years as he attempts a comeback.

Brown also performed in his first televised appearance since the New York City nightclub brawl between his entourage and Drake’s. Brown, his girlfriend, his bodyguard and NBA star Tony Parker were among those injured in the June 14 encounter, where bottles were thrown.

Drake, however, didn’t show, despite being nominated.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/bet-awards-2012-kanye-west-performs-wins-best-group-jay-z-article-1.1106082#ixzz1zhgpwlPH


BOBBY BROWN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE


BOBBY BROWN ARRESTED FOR DUI

WOW think he is still hurt about the Whitney Houston thing.

Story by: Dazzhot.com

 

BOBBY BROWN ARRESTED FOR DUI!

by  on MARCH 27, 2012 inFEATURED

Bobby Brown was arrested by law enforcement officers at 12:20 PM PST Monday in Reseda, CA for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The R&B singer was originally stopped by officers for talking on his cell phone while driving, but was subsequently given a field sobriety test and taken into custody.

The 43-year-old ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston is currently in custody at the Van Nuys jail. It is not yet known what substance cops suspect Brown had been using.

Brown already has one DUI conviction on his record from a 1996 arrest in Georgia, for which he spent eight days in jail.

Story developing…


Whitney Houston News on Cause of Death


Here is some more news on Whitney Houston’s cause of death guess. May she rest in peace. There are speculations that it was drugs not drowning. I say whoever got her involved in the drugs needs to be prayed for!!! 

Whitney Houston did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs.
Whitney Houston‘s family was told by L.A. County Coroner officials … the singer did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol … this according to family sources.

We’re told Coroner’s officials informed the family there was not enough water in Whitney’s lungs to lead to the conclusion that she drowned.

Our sources say the family was told Whitney may well have died before her head became submerged.

And family sources tell us … it was actually Whitney’s aunt, Mary Jones, who discovered Whitney’s body in the bathtub. Mary had laid out Whitney’s dress for the evening on the bed and then left for about a half hour. When Whitney didn’t come out of the bathroom, Mary entered, pulled Whitney out of the tub and began administering CPR.

And we’re told … Whitney’s mom has arranged to have the singer’s body flown back to Atlanta, as early as tomorrow. The family was told the Coroner has no problem releasing the body because there is no evidence of foul play —  and unless cops put a hold on the body, it can be flown back East.

Compliments of TMZ.COM


Amber Riley Whitney Houston “I WILL LOVE YOU” 2


Loved Whitney. Will be posting many updates that come up

on her passing or tributes guys.

[Listen] Amber Riley Covers Whitney Houston’s “I Will

Always Love You”2

“Glee”, a show that is often-known for doing a helluva job covering popular songs from A-list artists, has done it again (or at least I think so). Prior to Whitney Houston’sdeath, the show had planned to have Amber Riley cover “I Will Always Love You.” And since her untimely death, the show will dedicate the entire episode to Houston. Peep Riley cover the classic and chime in on whether she nailed it or not.

Content compliments of The Jasmine Brand


R.I.P. Whitney Houston Death Details


HOLLY CRAP!! PRAYERS GUYS!!!

WHITNEY HOUSTON Found Underwater

Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday ... with her face underwater
Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday … with her face underwater … people close to Whitney tell TMZ.

According to our sources, her stylist, hairdresser and two bodyguards were among the people in the room at the time. We’re told they became worried about Whitney because she had been in the bathroom for over an hour and it was time to start getting ready for the Clive Davis party.

Our sources say they began to knock on the door and there was no answer. We’re told the hairdresser, who is female, went in to check on Whitney. She immediately screamed and, according to our sources, one of the bodyguards came running in and pulled her out of the tub.

We’re told Whitney’s face was below the water and her legs were up … like she had slid down the back of the tub.

According to our sources, her body was very cold and the bodyguard attempted CPR. That’s when hotel security was called.

Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter, but Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.

Courtesy of TMZ.COM


R.I.P. Whitney Houston


Isn’t it odd how michael jackson passed around the Bet Awards or Grammy’s? Now Whitney Houston dies the day before the Grammy’s SHE WILL SO BE MISSED! I LOVED HER!

wow I can’t believe this! This was a legend! My Prayers go

out to her family, fans and friends

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

WHITNEY HOUSTON Dead at 48

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Whitney Houston died this afternoon … a rep for the singer told the Associated Press.Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards during her record-breaking career. Her album “Whitney” was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She has sold 200 albums world wide.Houston holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Houston had one child, Bobbi Kristina, with husband Bobby Brown. Houston and Brown were married from 1992-2007.

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Story courtesy of TMZ.COM