We caught up with Chrisette Michele, who was at The Universal Music Group Showcase '13 presented by Samsung. Chrisette told us about her new album and hopes for future records!
Remember a few weeks back when Salma Hayek rocked a silk turban over a sleek bob? Well, it seems turbans are making their way back into fashion, as this retro trend is becoming more popular. This time around, however, it's with a more glamorous twist. While Solange Knowles channeled an African queen with a mud cloth print at a recent Guess party, singer Chrisette Michele sparkled in a glittery black version at the 2010 Soul Train Awards last night. As for celebrity stylist June Ambrose, she caught onto this trend early when she wore a different turban every day during 2011 Spring New York Fashion Week. Are you into this look? If so, how would you wear your turban?
- Al Pacino is in talks to star in Blink, an adaptation of Malcolm Gladwell's nonfiction bestseller to be directed and written by Traffic director Stephen Gaghan. — Reuters
- Philip K. Dick's sci-fi book Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said will be adapted for the big screen. — Variety
- Party Down has been renewed for a second season. — E!
- Lie to Me has also been renewed, and the series Human Target and Sons of Tucson have been picked up. — The Futon Critic
- Kevin Spacey will play Washington power broker Jack Abramoff in the true story-based thriller Casino Jack. — ComingSoon
- Things aren't looking good for the pilots starring Lauren Graham and Katee Sackhoff — or for Sit Down, Shut Up. — TV.com
- Chrisette Michele beat out Ciara and Hannah Montana for the No. 1 spot on this week's Billboard charts. — Billboard
- Nicole Kidman has dropped out of Woody Allen's latest, untitled project. — Variety
- A live-action movie version of American Gladiators is in the works. — ComingSoon
Tuesdays are big in entertainmentville: not only do all the new DVD releases hit Netflix, but new music also pours into stores. So I take a spin through each week's music releases and pick out some albums and tracks worthy of a download. In addition to my picks below, you can also download Ciara's new album featuring musical talent including Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliot). Here are today's selections:
Ben Harper rocks: When I think of Ben Harper, I think back to lazy times in my college dorm room listening to his laid-back music. On his new album, he takes a different approach than I'm used to and rocks out on many of the tracks. So far I'm digging songs like the toe-tapping and passionate "Lay There & Hate Me" and the hard-driving rhythms of "Number With No Name."
Neo-soul sounds so good: I'm a huge fan of Jill Scott's music, and Chrisette Michele feels like her second coming. These vocals are to die for. I was into her 2007 debut, I Am, and I've already downloaded a few tracks off today's Ne-Yo-produced second album, including "Fragile," "Another One," and "Epiphany (I'm Leaving)." It's girl power with depth and emotion.
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