1. Kid Cudi Gives Inspirational Speech On 'One Tree Hill'

    December 01, 2010 3:12 PM EST Kid Cudi is taking his acting chops around the small screen. Cudder appeared on CW's "One Tree Hill" and gave a motivational speech to singer Laura Izibor 's character "Erin" on her singing talent. Watch the clip below. Video: Kid Cudi on "One Tree Hill"…

  2. Janet Jackson Dazzles Crowd at Essence Festival

    July 03, 2010 11:44 AM EDT Janet Jackson enthralled the Essence Music Festival audience Friday, kept them on their feet for more than two hours and reminded fans why seeing her in concert was worth waiting two years. From the opening notes of "The Pleasure Principle" to "Control" to "Rhythm…

  3. Beyoncé, Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead Nominations For Soul Train Awards Return

    October 23, 2009 11:27 AM EDT With four nominations each, Beyoncé , Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET's recently launched CENTRIC Network. Taping…

  4. Maxwell Adds New Dates To 'BLACKsummers'night' Tour

    August 07, 2009 2:06 PM EDT Following a sold-out summer tour, Maxwell will hit the road again this fall in support of his hit comeback album , "BLACKsummers'night." The Live Nation-produced trek, which upgrades from theaters to larger-capacity arenas, begins at Toronto's Air Canada Centre Sept. 25…

  5. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  6. Laura Izibor

    November 25, 2008 10:38 PM EST Irish singer/songwriter Laura Izibor didn't know she could sing until she was 13, but once she did, she knew she was on to something. "I was in drama class at school and the teacher asked everyone to get up to sing. I was pleading, 'Please don't ask me,'" Izibor…