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Courtesy of SHOWTIMEAhead of its Showtime premiere on Wednesday, the network has debuted a new teaser for its upcoming Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney. "Can I Be Me."

The trailer features archival footage of Whitney, as a voice is heard saying, "Whitney Houston died from a broken heart."

The film, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, offers behind-the-scenes material, candid interviews from those who knew the singer, and performance footage -- including many of Houston's greatest hits. The doc promises to shed light on the late icon's extraordinary career, as well as her struggles with fame, addiction, and her image as a pop star in the public eye.  

A full-length trailer for the documentary was released a month ago.

Whitney. "Can I Be Me" airs on Showtime on Friday, August 25, at 9 p.m. ET.

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ABC/Randy HolmesKeyshia Cole is one of the newest cast members on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, and the "Heaven Sent" singer tells Billboard the show is just what she needed.

Keyshia calls the show "a great platform for one to expand your reach," adding, "I was going to go for my own show, but time frame was very slim." 

Although Keyshia is practically a reality show veteran, having starred in three reality series of her own -- Keyshia Cole: The Way It IsKeyshia Cole: All In, and Keyshia & Daniel: Family First -- the entertainer was relieved to discover how little work she had to put in on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood as opposed to her previous shows. 

"It's half the work. I was happy," she says. "One scene a day or maybe two at the max. It would be maybe shooting for an hour and then that's it. It takes me more to put my clothes on, makeup and stuff than that." 

Besides her new VH1 gig, Keyshia says she's completed some new songs for fans, but is still seeking to create "something with a little rhythm."

"I'm trying to fight the ballads at the moment because I just feel like it's the summer," she says. "I'm not ready to slow it down. I want to dance and shake my derriere."

She also hopes to work with Ty Dolla $ign "because he's super talented" and wants to create another shoe line, start a clothing line for son Daniel Hiram Gibson Jr., and finally sign an artist to her label imprint. 

"Oh yeah, I would love to sign a girl in the 'hood -- a singer or a rapper," admits Keyshia. 

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Visionhaus#GP/Corbis via Getty ImagesRemember when Brad Pitt revealed in GQ magazine earlier this year that he was a huge Frank Ocean fan?

Well, it looks like a bromance is brewing between the Hollywood superstar and the "Nikes" artist, who both appeared on stage at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles this past weekend.  

Even better, festival goers were treated to a performance of Frank singing "Close to You" with someone who's apparently Pitt sitting on the edge of the stage, largely out of sight from the audience, apparently talking on a cell phone, as seen via a clip from a fan.

According to IndieWire, Brad's appearance at Frank's FYF set could be part of a "secret project" between the duo and Oscar-winning film director Spike Jonze, who was spotted filming the whole affair and Frank's gig at London's Lovebox Festival earlier this month.  

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ABC/Image Group LATwo videos from the Carter-Knowles clan have apparently been leaked to the public, according to BlackAmericaWeb.  

One of the clips shows Beyoncé's eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, showing off some impressive dance moves along to the rap song "Just Do It."  

Another clip features Bey, sister Solange, Solange's son Daniel Julez Smith, Jr. and former first lady Michelle Obama saying "Bye Felicia" to the camera during a birthday celebration for Bey.  

Beyoncé and her family are notoriously private, so there's no telling who may have leaked the videos.  

But if the Beyhive can't get to the bottom of it, chances are Beyoncé will.  

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Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicCassie would rather lose a lover than love a loser, as she so explicitly sings in her new song, "Love a Loser."

The song, which features vocals from G-Eazy, is Cassie's first musical offering since last year's "Joint (No Sleep)," heard on the Honey 3 soundtrack. 

Fans have patiently waited for another full-length album from the singer since the release of her 2006 self-titled disc, Cassie.  

She released a mixtape titled RockaByeBaby in 2013 via Bad Boy Records and is currently linked with on-again/off-again boyfriend and Bad Boy founder,  Sean "Diddy" Combs

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Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope RecordsKendrick Lamar's fourth studio album, DAMN., has gone double platinum.  

The rapper dedicated his latest career achievement to his fans on Instagram, sharing a picture of himself crouched down next to a commemorative plaque. 

"These murals forever belong to my fans," he writes. "You've always taken my words above and beyond. Around the world and back again. With trust. I am forever grateful. 2x."   

DAMN. is currently #2 on the Billboard 200, behind JAY-Z's 4:44 at #1.  

Kendrick is currently on the road for his DAMN. tour, which ends this September.  

For tickets and other info, visit KendrickLamar.com

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ABC/Fred WatkinsIt appears that Usher could have a major STD scandal on his hands.

Attorney Lisa Bloom claims three women have reached out to her for legal help against the R&B singer, and alleges he may have infected them with the herpes virus.  

Last week, legal documents from 2012, obtained by Radar Online, revealed tha Usher allegedly gave a woman herpes after failing to tell her he had the disease, and he paid the woman $1.1 million after she sued him. 

Over the weekend, Bloom tweeted, "How much unprotected sex did Usher have after his herpes diagnosis? Women are reaching out to me. How dare he endanger women's health?"  

She continues, "It's also a violation of criminal law in many states to have unprotected sex without disclosure of your STD. As it should be." 

"I said the same about Charlie Sheen and represented a woman who has a similar claim against him. Protecting women's health is important," Bloom added.   

Lisa Bloom is a prominent attorney who's represented a number of celebrities, including comedian Kathy Griffin and The O.C. actress Mischa Barton. She's and currently Blac Chyna in her ongoing troubles with Rob Kardashian.

When news of Usher's 2012 scandal came to light last week, he began to trend on social media, though he has yet to respond publicly respond.  

However, Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Foster took to Instagram to let everyone know that the alleged lawsuit has "NOTHING" to do with her and that she's in optimal health, other than needing eyeglasses and dealing with a bum knee. 

Usher and Tameka divorced in 2009. They share two sons: Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond.

Usher married music executive Grace Miguel in 2015. 

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Courtesy of S.Carter Enterprises/Roc NationJAY-Z's latest hit album, 4:44, is number one on the Billboard 200 chart for a second week in a row.  

According to Billboard, the disc earned 87,000 equivalent album units by the end of last week.  

Not bad, but down 67% from the 262,000 units moved the debut week.

The "Empire State of Mind" artist has now spent 25 total weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200, though half of his fourteen number-one albums spent just a single week atop the chart.  

All of Jay's albums, from 1996's Reasonable Doubt to 4:44, have entered the album chart at #1.  

The only other rap artist to spend more weeks than Jay at number one on the Billboard 200 is Eminem, who's tallied 31 total weeks at #1.  

Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. is currently at number two on the Billboard 200, while French Montana's sophomore album, Jungle Rules, debuted on the chart this week at number three.  

 DJ Khaled's Grateful holds on to the #4 spot.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAlicia Keys unveiled a fierce new hairstyle over the weekend, giving new meaning to her song "Girl on Fire."  

A picture the singer shared on Instagram shows her sporting neon orange, yellow and pink-hued braids, with her back turned to the camera, enjoying a view of New York City.  

Another photo features Alicia looking straight at the camera, with a handful of braids hiding one of her eyes.   

Alicia is known for donning natural hairstyles and was an endorser of the no-makeup movement last year, appearing on red carpets without a stitch of concealer, lipstick or foundation.  

She was also featured in People magazine's annual Most Beautiful issue earlier this year as one of the publication's Fabulous Faces of 2017.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesWeed enthusiasts will soon be able to light up with an official Snoop Dogg bong.

The Long Beach, California MC is partnering with the Famous Brandz company to launch Pounds Smoking Accessories.  According to AllHipHop.com, the line of five water pipes are named after his recording studios: Battleship, Mothership, Rocketship, Spaceship, and Starship.

“Pounds is my way of offering and sharing a premium smoking experience for any consumers,” he says in a statement. “Whether you’re into flower or oil, Pounds has the product for you.”

The pipes range in price from $129 to $279. 

This is the latest in a series of marijuana ventures for the former Death Row recording artist. Two years ago, he launched his Leafs by Snoop marijuana line in Colorado. He also owns a marijuana lifestyle website, Merryjane.com.

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Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagicThe memory of the late Prodigy is being kept alive with the debut of a previously unreleased Mobb Deep song.

Long time Mobb Deep collaborator, producer The Alchemist, reached into his archives to release “Try My Hand." It's featured on his new double album recorded with Budgie, The Good Book, Vol. 2.

On the track, Prodigy raps, “She never heard talk like this, I capture your attention/My gat is a gift from God for you to listen."

In addition to several Mobb Deep songs, Prodigy and The Alchemist released two duo projects together: Return of the Mac in 2007, and 2013's Albert Einstein. 

Prodigy passed away last month of complications from sickle cell anemia. He was 42.

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Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesAs a single father with a busy acting and music career, Common has much love for how Beyonce and JAY-Z are raising their children.

“I got a lot of respect for both of them,” the Chicago rapper tells People.com. “For them to have tremendous careers, and then to be building a family like that, they set a good example for us.”

As previously reported, Common is showing his commitment  to youth by adopting the Renaissance School of the Arts in Manhattan in partnership with Burlington Coat Factory and AdoptaClassroom.org. His support includes donating $10,000 to the school for student supplies.

While Bey and JAY raise Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir, Common is very happy about the success of his own daughter, 19-year-old Omoye Assata Lynn, who, he boasts, is "going to school to be an attorney.”

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Rick Kern/WireImageThe father of one of the women who's allegedly a member R. Kelly’s equally alleged cult is continuing his attacks against the Pied Piper.

“It’s the abuse that we’re talking about. It’s almost like slavery,” Tim Savage tells TMZ. “Nobody can allow women to go through what we’re going through, especially our daughter. We have experienced this firsthand and we know what’s going on.”

Savage claims his daughter, Jocelyn, is being held hostage by Kelly.  She and Kelly have both denied his accusations.

In response to her claim that her father orchestrated her living with Kelly, Savage says, “That never happened. I don’t know if she got that from R. Kelly or whatever. It never happened. Not one time I orchestrated anything about this.”

The allegations about Kelly stem from a BuzzFeed report that claims the R&B singer is keeping up to six women at his various properties and controlling every aspect of their everyday lives, from what they eat and wear to their sexual encounters with him.

The cult claims have led to a new online petition demanding that recording label Sony drop Kelly.  As of early Friday afternoon, U.S. ET, it had been signed by over 22,600 people, with a stated goal of 25,000 signatures.

“We must not let habitual abusers float above justice simply because they are rich and famous,” the petition reads. “Join us in telling Sony to #DropRKelly for habitually preying on teenage girls for the past 25 years!”

That reference likely refers to past charges against the singer, such as when he was acquitted of 14 charges of making child pornography.  The author of the Buzzfeed report is the same journalist who reported on the case against Kelly in 2008.

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David Becker/Getty Images via ABCDiddy and Lil Yachty are among the stars in the first Pirelli calendar to feature only Black celebrities.

The 2018 calendar for the Italian tire company follows a fantasy theme featuring characters from Alice In Wonderland, Billboard.com reports.

Diddy portrays The Royal Beheader, posing with Naomi Campbell. He posted an Instagram photo of them shooting the calendar with the comment, “I moved mountains to be a part of this. This was a chance to push social consciousness and break down barriers."

He adds, "For so many years, something like this would not have happened in the fashion world, so it feels like being part of history and playing an active role. I want to lead by example!! Love to my sis.”

17 stars appear in the 45th edition of the high-fashion calendar, including Whoopi Goldberg, Lupita Nyong’o, RuPaul, and actor Djimon Hounsou.

The calendar will be available in November.

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ABC/Image Group LAProtests from the Beyhive about the controversial Beyonce Madame Tussauds statue have been addressed.

The wax figure, which many fans complained had a much lighter skin tone than Queen Bey's, was briefly removed Thursday afternoon, and then returned Friday with some alterations, ETOnline.com reports.

A museum spokesperson says in a statement, “We love, respect and enjoy a working relationship with Beyoncé, We have adjusted the styling and lighting of the figure and she is on display at Madame Tussauds New York.”

The statue was missing Thursday afternoon -- a staff member told the New York Times it was “off the floor until further notice.”

As previously reported, Madam Tussauds responded to the original uproar with this statement provided to ABC News: "At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately color match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted." 

The statement went on to say, "Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the color of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage."

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Quincy Jones with Michael Jackson at the 1994 Grammy Awards (Chris Walter/WireImage)Quincy Jones took the stand Thursday in Los Angeles in his lawsuit against the Michael Jackson estate, and he made it clear straight away that he’s not taking legal action against the King of Pop.

"I'm not suing Michael," Jones said as he looked at the attorney for the estate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm suing y'all."

The producer of Jackson’s Thriller, Bad and Off the Wall albums says he’s owed $30 million in royalties from those releases and other music he recorded with Michael.

Jones claims his agreements with Jackson stipulate he would receive additional payment when those songs are used for films, such as the posthumous concert documentary This Is It. The estate attorneys argue Jones is only entitled to a percentage of record sales.

Estate attorney Howard Weitzman asked Jones if he should receive money from music licensed for new projects, even though the estate interpreted the contract to mean he was not entitled to licensing fees. Contract montract," Jones responded. "If we made the record, we deserve to get paid."

When asked why he didn't file his lawsuit while Jackson was alive, Jones said, "I cared more about him as a human being than about the money."

The estate previously offered Jones a settlement of between $2 million and $3 million before trial, which it what it believes Jones is owed.

Closing arguments in the case are scheduled for Monday morning.

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Daniel Smith/STX EntertainmentRihanna Navy, get hyped: your girl is landing at your local multiplex this weekend.

The singer stars in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a sci-fi epic from director Luc [Luke] Besson, based on a popular comic book series.  Rihanna plays Bubble, a shape-shifting alien.  She says when Besson described the part to her, she was hooked.

"Sci-fi movies are always really fun and this one has such a modern twist," Rihanna says. "There’s a lot of reality in this world that’s not real, and that’s why I think I was [attracted] to it."

Rihanna also liked working with Besson, the director of The Fifth Element, The Professional and Lucy, because she says he gave her a lot of help on set.

"He is very patient when it comes to working and directing me because I’m very new to the movie world and he’s very considerate of that," she explains.  "He knows exactly how to get what he wants out of you and that’s what a director is."

As for Bubble, when we first meet her, she's being forced to perform for patrons in a space cabaret called Glam Club.

"She’s in this place and she has to perform and the thing that makes her feel free is her performing, her being an artist, her becoming whatever and making people happy in that way," says Rihanna of Bubble. "She’s an entertainer...She’s very sensitive about her art, as all artists are."

Rihanna's previous films include 2012's ill-received Battleship, and the animated movie Home, in which she voiced the main character.  She also had cameos in Annie and This Is the End.

 

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCDrake is showing his love for H-Town with the launch of his Houston Appreciation Week, Thursday night in Texas.

The first event was a charity barbecue, and Drizzy also kicked off the Manchester Derby soccer event at NRG Stadium with Houston Texas football star J.J. Watt. Drake posted an Instagram photo of himself bringing out the game ball, with the caption, “Was eating turkey leg an hour before this in the 3rd Ward. Life is surreal.”

The H.A.W. events continue tonight with a black-tie party hosted by Lil Wayne, followed by the OVO pool party Saturday, and the grand finale celebration Sunday night hosted by Drake.

The “Passionfruit” rapper from Toronto created Houston Appreciation Week in 2014 to pay tribute to the city he calls his second hometown. Drake remembers a May 2009 concert in Houston as one of early shows that catapulted his career.

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Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicE! is gearing up for the fall premiere of a brand new series featuring "music's most savvy women" on a show called The Platinum Life.  

What makes the show even more intriguing is that each woman is married to or in a relationship with some of music's most successful men, such as Ne-Yo, Nelly and Miguel.   

Viewers can expect to see lavish lifestyles, behind-the-scenes business deals and red carpet glamour courtesy of cast members Shantel Jackson, who's linked to Nelly; Ne-Yo's wife Crystal Smith; Kid Ink's wife Asiah Azante; Miguel's fiancee Nazanin Mandi and more.

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Dennis LeupoldOne of Sevyn Streeter's newest songs, "Before I Do," from her debut album Girl Disrupted, in an interpolation of late Aaliyah's 1994 song, "At Your Best."  

Explaining her take on the song in a new video for Genius' Verified series, Sevyn says, "I just wanted to do my best Aaliyah impression, truth be told. 'Cause I love how she made us feel." 

Sevyn's songs, which is about confronting a guy she's interested in with his rumored past, adds that she "just wanted to stay very true to what the narrative is saying." 

"It's just very straight-to-the-point. It's a very, not beating around the bush type of song. Every time you enter into a new relationship, what's the first thing that we do? We go on Instagram, we go on Twitter, we try to find out who this person dated before us. We hear little things here and there about their past," she says. 

To see more of Sevyn's "Before I Do" lyric breakdown, head over to genius.com.  

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