Monday, March 31, 2008
The next thing expected of Keyshia Cole would be the next album, which is The Love Album. I want to do more of a sexy feel, opening up to my womanhood & showing the sexier side of me. ... I have never [written] any songs where I'm showing a more vulnerable side of myself, and I want to explore who I am and share that with the world also.
An interesting album title to say the least, as it is very similar to (yet different enough from) the song that got her signed, "Love." With The Way It Is & Just Like You, Keyshia's first two albums, being part of my five favorite albums ever, no new Keyshia news is bad news. It's hard to see how Keyshia thinks she's never really been vulnerable, but she definitely has the voice for it. Keyshia's musical decisions thus far have been on-point, so I'm sure she will bring the heat when her third record drops, supposedly by the end of the year.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Probably my favorite performance of the Mimi era. Accompanied by the famous MIMI display, the expensive car, &, as Mariah would call it, the "festive" scenery, Mariah's performance here of "Shake It Off," in which she looks wonderful, is not only almost more than the eyes can handle, but much more than one might expect at an awards show. Mimi did it big last time around, so I can't wait to see if she tops it with the new record!
"Heartbreaker," featuring UK group Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole, is will.i.am's second single off his soon-to-be-re-released solo album Songs About Girls. Especially after the mess that was his first single ("I Got It From My Mama"), I was not checking for will.i.am as a solo artist, but this song/video had me reconsider. While it is by no means the hottest or most original track out right now, I rather liked the song. Also, the video, which couldn't have taken much money to make, is kinda interesting, with the whole flashlights/dancing routine.
Check out this behind-the-scenes footage of Mariah Carey recording her new song "Love Story," track seven off her upcoming album E=MC², which is set to be released on April 15th. The song is produced by Jermaine Dupri. This one really sounds like a winner. Just from what we can hear on the video, I am excited to listen to the whole thing. Can't wait for the album -- only 16 days!
Friday, March 28, 2008
UPDATE: The song is now available for listening HERE. Hot!
Day26 recently performed their song "Since You've Been Gone" on BET's 106 & Park. While not one of my personal favorites on the album, seeing the boys get into it makes me more interested in the song. They sound pretty good live & I really think their voices blend well. If Bad Boy makes this the second single off Day26's self-titled debut album (out now), it should do well on the radio because it has that sound of R&B guy group songs that are often successful.
This is a pattern you just might have to get used to. My favorite performance of the week? Who cares what the judges say. It's David Archuleta! As far as everyone else goes, Ramiele has got to go. Her talent can't even slightly compare to all the others. End of story. Jason is getting a little old, but I still like him.
Syesha was amazing; she is the most underrated person in the competition by a mile. How Simon Cowell can LOVE Leona Lewis & say crap about Syesha is beyond me. If you listen to the studio version of "If I Were Your Woman," you would agree: Syesha blows Leona out of the water.
Poor Chikezie. He did well, but you just knew the moment the judges didn't like it that he was gone. Brooke has turned out not to really be my cup of tea. I did not dig her, nor have I for a few weeks now. Was "Let It Be" really THAT great? Umm, no. Michael (& David Cook, for that matter) ... *rolls eyes*. Say what you will, but this is not Rock Idol, mk? Carly did great, as always ... I just hope she finds her 'song' soon & Kristy surprised me, but it's clear that she can't really stack up to the talent of some of the others. As far as that "Billie Jean" crapfest goes, David Cook should NOT be praised for "bravery" or "originality" for jacking some other dude's rendition. Again, end of story. Check out the Top 10 Ford Music Video below:
This one was actually really cool. Definitely the best one so far this year. Anyway, second season third place finalist Kimberley Locke performed her song "Fall" on this week's results show. She is a great singer & I like the song. Check it out:
This week's #1 single on the Hot 100 chart^
See full charts HERE.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
"Heaven Sent" is the fourth single taken from Keyshia Cole's platinum sophomore album Just Like You. What a beautiful video! This song actually managed to stand out to me on the practically flawless Just Like You CD, so I'm glad it got the single treatment & did it ever! Shot in Hawaii, the gorgeous views & colors in the video do the song justice. The video's concept comes from the famous "Footprints" poem. It's cool to see Keyshia rocking the black hair, too. Also, even though Keyshia is currently preparing her third album Love, expect yet another single to be lifted from her second LP. Definitely good news (considering the album is full of choices).
UPDATE: Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is - A Family Affair, a reunion episode of Keyshia's popular reality show, recently aired on BET. If you missed it (like I did), never fear because it is available for viewing in full HERE.
Mario performed the quickstep in his second appearance on the ABC competition show Dancing With The Stars. He scored a 26/30, following a 24/30 last week, which was the best for the guys. Mario is doing so well on the show & is really displaying his skills as a dancer. Hopefully this will race his excellent new single being advertised all over the internet, "Music For Love," up the charts!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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UPDATE: Also out this week is the digital-only re-release of Kelly Rowland's sophomore album Ms. Kelly: Diva Deluxe. Despite initially feeling a sense of bland- & repetitiveness while listening to clips of the new songs, Miss Kelly's talent shines in the nice, albeit short, set, even if the label did substitute remixes for all-new uptempos. Kelly really needs all the support she can get over here in the US, though, so it's definitely worth consideration. Infact, you can listen to the entire album for free HERE this week (in addition to Day26's CD). Photo credit: Wikipedia
Check out Britney Spears' scenes from Monday's episode of CBS' comedy How I Met Your Mother. Her appearance gave the show it's best ratings ever! Britney was quite funny in the parts she was featured in. It surprised me a little because I didn't expect her to pull something off like this when Jive can't even get her to film a music video anymore. Anyway, I'd never really watched HIMYM, but it seems like a really funny show! To watch the entire hilarious episode (the two-minute date. HA!), click HERE.
“I love Jordans. I’ve been wearing Jordans since I can remember. Ciara loves Jordans and I thought it was a crazy fit. Ciara, JD, and I are all from the Jordan era. The song is bananas! I can’t wait for people to hear it ’cause CiCi got busy.”
Interesting. I'm a big fan of CiCi, so I can't wait to hear it!
Check out Danity Kane performing their first single "Damaged" off what will become their 2nd #1 album Welcome To The Dollhouse on the season finale of Making The Band 4. I'm just jumping on the DK bandwagon, but they impressed me. It wasn't flawless, but they sing live & dance better than I ever would have given them credit for before this new album, which is the hotness.
Last night, Leona Lewis made her American late night debut, performing her single "Bleeding Love" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. The single is taken from her debut album Spirit, due April 8th in the US. She did well & it looks like the promotion is working, with "Bleeding Love" sitting pretty in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 & at #1 on iTunes. In related news, you can now preview the 2 new songs ("Misses Glass" & "Forgive Me") from the US version of her album by clicking HERE.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
- Watch Making The Video: Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" (Pt. 1 // Pt. 2)
- Estelle Tops UK Singles Chart With "American Boy" (Who knew she was so big? How exciting.)
- Kelly Rowland Performs "Daylight/Dilemma" Medley (At least she is performing it somewhere, so that's good to see. I wish I had been there though ... I would have been screaming out those lyrics!)
- Michelle Williams Album Update (Her third album, & first mainstream CD, Unexpected is due in August. "We Break The Dawn" is to be the first single & will be out in April. The popular "Stop This Car" will be released as the second single. Stargate and SoulShock & Karlin, among others, are producers on the project. Check out the tracklisting by clicking the link. I look forward to this album.)
- Estelle Performs "American Boy" (This song is really growing on me!)
- Idol Review: Top 11 (David Archuleta was my favorite performance of the week, but Syesha was amazing as well. Carly was great ... basically everyone else was either alright or bad, keeping everyone right where they were last week in my eyes. Amanda leaving, though, was a shocker for me. Click the link to watch this week's Ford music video.)
- Watch Mariah Carey's New Macy's Commercials HERE & HERE
- Jennifer Lopez "People" Magazine Cover (What a beautiful cover! I'm so happy for Jennifer. Her babies are adorable.)
- Mariah Carey "E=MC²" Tracklisting (A lot of hot producers & more songs than initially expected, so all-around good news here. Danja on "Migrate" makes me even more pumped to hear the song!)
- Rick Ross, Usher Top Billboard 200, Hot 100, Respectively [See Below]
- Mariah To Appear On Letterman, GMA, Regis & Kelly And Cover Essence
- New Christina Milian Promo Pic (She's looking great as always. I just wonder what it's for...)
- Teyana Taylor "Google Me" Video Premiere (A fun video for a new artist ... *sigh*)
- See Mariah Carey's "Parade" Magazine Covers HERE & HERE (She looks nice.)
- Christina Milian In New Movie, Single Due This Summer (She will appear in the new Matthew McConaughey film "The Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past," out next year. Also, Christina confirmed that she will drop a new single this summer to lead her next album, due later this year via Interscope/MySpace Records. I'm definitely interested in hearing what Christina has to offer us musically this time around.)
- Ashanti "The Way That I Love You" Behind-The-Scenes (Cool.)
- Chilli "Sister 2 Sister" Magazine Cover (Where is she anymore? I hope she releases that solo album soon.)
- Ciara Album Update (Her third album is due in August/early September & she is working with the likes of Danja, The Clutch, Polow Da Don, & T-Pain. I loved The Evolution & Ciara seems to be bringin' it hard this next time around!)
- Mya "Chicago" Promo Pic (Lookin' good ... now put out an album.)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Check out Mario dancing the cha-cha on last night's Dancing With The Stars above. He did a nice job. Anyway, I apologize for the inconvenience, but I will be going out of town until Monday. There is a slight possibility that I might post while I'm away, but have no worries because I will get you all caught up in a flash when I get back & continue to bring you the best coverage of urban & pop music as soon as I return!
Check out this music video featuring Mary J. Blige's "Come To Me (Peace)" (from her Growing Pains album) for "Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns," which hits theaters this Friday, March 21st. The soundtrack to the movie hits stores today & features "Dig This" by Brandy, "Love Again" by Kelly Rowland, & new music by Estelle, Wynter Gordon, & more. That is one hot line-up, so it's definitely worth consideration. Also, of course, Danity Kane's hot sophomore effort Welcome To The Dollhouse comes out today.
"Got Me Going" is the first single off the self-titled debut album from the Making The Band 4 winners, Day26. The CD, which you can listen to now on MTV's The Leak, will be released next Tuesday, March 25th. I really quite like Day26 & this song, so I hope for the best for them. At first, I thought this was just another cheap video, but I see now why they did what they did & that there's just enough special effects for a new group's video.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Earlier today, Leona Lewis, more or less, made her American debut on Oprah. She performed "Bleeding Love" & gave a short interview afterward. Leona must've realized that this was a big deal because she did really well on the song. Her debut album Spirit, featuring 2 new tracks, is set to be released April 8th here in America.
"A lot of the record is a bit cheeky. Sometimes I'm writing about something serious, but it was fun for me to kind of goof around as well."
To promote Bittersweet World, Ash will be appearing at Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards on March 29th, Today on April 18th & Dancing With the Stars on April 22nd, the release date. She is also planning a summer tour. I like Ashlee's serious records, but she is sounding good on the new material as well. Also, DWTS, from a record-selling perspective, should be a good look.
Here's a preview for the new MTV micro-series that Alicia Keys will star in called Fresh Takes. It follows the lives of three roommates in their mid-twenties living in New York City & will begin airing weekly on March 24th during The Hills. This seems cool, so I might check it out (but I won't be watching The Hills).
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Here's a sneak preview of a new attraction coming to Disney's California Adventure & Disney's Hollywood Studios (in Orlando) theme parks this summer called Toy Story Mania! Being that "Toy Story" is kind of my favoritest movie, this makes me giddy. Also, check out the official site for the ride HERE.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Migrate (ft. T-Pain)
Touch My Body
For the first time anywhere, Mariah Carey performed her first single "Touch My Body" on Saturday Night Live. Then, for the general public to hear for the first time, Mariah performed the new track "Migrate" with T-Pain. They were cool performances. From what I can tell, "Migrate" is a hot song! Mariah was gettin' her gangsta on a little bit. E=MC² drops April 15th!
Check out this new promotional video for Keri Hilson's upcoming debut album In A Perfect World... (due this May) featuring her behind-the-scenes at a photo shoot. It almost doubles as a music video for one of her really cool songs! She looks amazing in all the photos, too. She is the whole package & I am definitely anticipating this project!
Better In Time
Footprints In The Sand
Leona Lewis once again performed her 2 new singles, "Better In Time" & "Footprints In The Sand," at the benefit for the organization they are supporting. She looks & sounds great, like always, but I am curious about one thing. Why do they make the background singers lip-sync the background parts that Leona recorded? They aren't fooling anyone ... it just looks silly.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee returned to American Idol this week to perform the song "Something" with David Foster on the piano. She just got up there & showed the new top 12 how it's done. It's not to say that some of them aren't better singers (& some worse), but she is so professional at this point & so confident. She looked and sang beautifully. Kat also said that she was recording new material, so hopefully, with a new label, she can have that sophomore album out to us in no time.
I must say, there isn't alot to talk about when it comes to the top 12 this week on Idol...
+ Syesha did well & did not deserve the bottom 3; Chikezie was, of course, surprisingly good; Amanda, for me, was really good this week (she is inconsistent overall, though); Jason & Carly were good ... again; & David A. didn't have his best week, but he is still amazing.
- I still don't like David C. or Michael; Brooke did nothing for me; I'm glad David H. is out of our hair; Kristy, of course, disappointed (I'm hoping she can show us what she's really made of in what is probably her last shot this coming week); & Ramiele was horrible, further causing me to question her placement in the competition.
I was not a fan of this Lennon/McCartney songbook & I'm not happy that they can come up with nothing better to do than the same thing again next week. No performance particularly stood out to me, but I would like to suggest purchasing David Archuleta's studio version of "We Can Work It Out" on iTunes. That kid is InCrEdIbLe in the studio. Ready already.
UPDATE: Here's the Top 12 Ford Music Video. I think I'll post these every week...
Check out [to the left] the cover for Ashlee Simpson's upcoming third album Bittersweet World, dropping April 22nd. The project is set to feature both singles "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)" & "Little Miss Obsessive." I am interested in the direction Ash is taking. However, though I don't hate it by any means, the cover looks fake (which it's not) & cheap (which it very well might be). Still, I'm a supporter of the younger Simpson & am anticipating this album.
This is a preview of the new Dreamworks Animation sequel "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," which is set to hit theaters November 7th. While not the official teaser, this trailer features scenes from the new movie, as well as Ben Stiller (voice of Alex the lion) talking about it, & is featured on the recent DVD release of their film "Bee Movie." It should be noted that the movie was, in fact, originally set to be called "Madagascar: The Crate Escape," but very recently went through a title change. Penguins, lemurs, giraffes ... oh my!
Check out this on location performance Mario did for Pepsi Smash on Yahoo! of his current hit single "Crying Out For Me." This song has actually been out forever, but it's so cool. I really think Mario did his thing with this song & his incredible album Go way before Usher came back on the scene. I thought the vocals were good on this & it's just an interesting video to watch.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
"Run The Show," featuring Busta Rhymes, is Kat DeLuna's second single from her debut album released last year, 9 Lives. I'm not particularly a fan of her's, but I thought I'd share this video because I must admit that the song is pretty hot. I did like her first single "Whine Up," but didn't like her album, which I didn't give much of a shot in the first place to be honest. I'll have to read around to see if her album is worth checking out. There is word of a re-release, but nothing is set in stone. Busta is cool, so I guess he's a decent addition to the song.
See full chart HERE.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I am anxious to hear what the fans came up with for Missy's album title. She is always so creative & original, so hopefully some of her listeners are just like her. Missy working with longtime partner Timbaland, as well as the hottest producer out there currently Danja, definitely increases my anticipation level for the project, especially if the previously released tracks (the latter a Timbaland production) are any indication of what to expect. I had to note that Missy will be working with Jazmine Sullivan because that girl is an amazing up-&-coming artist that has some material floating around that is definitely worth checking out. As for the number of songs to expect, it's a little disappointing, but I won't judge until I hear the tunes.
UPDATE: Rap-Up recently previewed Missy's new album as well. They revealed 4 new song titles: "Act A Fool," "All For You," "Love" (produced by Timbaland), & "Please Don't Go," which is another title given for the song formerly known as "Milk & Cookies." They also reveal that Timbaland is behind Missy's song with Jazmine Sullivan, "Like When You Play The Music," while Danjahandz produced first single "Best, Best."
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
"Damaged" is the first single taken from Danity Kane's sophomore album Welcome To The Dollhouse, which will be released next week on March 18th. This video is a bit strange, though alright, until the slow part of the song, when the random part with the guy comes into play. That, along with that slow section of the song, doesn't flow with the rest of the vibe, but whatever. I am really feeling DK this time (for the first time); from "Showstopper" to this: what a long way. They really have come into their own, & I have to say that I think my fav member is Dawn for those amazing ad-libs! I am excited to hear the rest of their new material (some of which is better), which you may also do this week courtesy of The Leak over at mtv.com.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Soon, Dreamworks Animation will release all of their films in 3D. One of their biggest releases of this year (&, quite honestly, probably my most anticipated release of the year) is the sequel to their hit film "Madagascar." It seems as if, though, that they will be switching the name up for the second film from "Madagascar: The Crate Escape" to "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa." The first picture from the movie is featured to the right.
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Here's a fun video I just spotted on Mariah Daily. Some talented individual has posted a piano instrumental to Mariah's new single "Touch My Body" on YouTube & I absolutely love it, so I thought I'd share it with you all. It really brings out how beautiful the song actually is (which I did not realize!).
Better In Time
Footprints In The Sand
Leona Lewis, whose debut album Spirit will finally be released on April 8th here in the US, performed her new double A-side singles "Better In Time" & "Footprints In The Sand" from the album on the popular UK show Dancing On Ice. They were interesting performances to watch, considering the venue, & she did a wonderful job. I hope she does gigs like this in the US soon because I am so loving her right now!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
In preparation for the release of her throwback third album Back To Basics, Christina Aguilera lined up a performance on the MTV Movie Awards to debut her first single off the project, "Ain't No Other Man." She set the mood, giving fans an idea of what to expect, in this visually stunning performance that night of what would become a very successful hit for her. Having just given birth to her first child, I'm not expecting new Christina too soon, but knowing that she has the ball rolling is quite exciting!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Top Guy Performance: David Archuleta
Top Girl Performance: Syesha Mercado
Good--Jason, Chikezie, Asia'h, Amanda, Carly, Brooke
Bad--Luke, Danny, David H., Michael, David C., Ramiele
David A. is my favorite guy & Syesha is my favorite girl--you should know that going in. They both did great this week, so keep an eye out for them on here in the coming weeks, especially David A. Jason is my 2nd favorite guy & he did well, though not perfectly, this week; Chikezie impressed me, though, as I did not expect such Luther Vandross-esque vocals from him. Asia'h surprised me, so I am sad she is gone, while Amanda proved she had the ability I knew she was capable of all along. Carly is such an amazing vocalist & though she sort of needs to come into her own in the competition, she completely deserves to be in it (in reference to that debut album of her's ... the clips on Amazon make her sound like some awful Britney wannabe & do her no justice whatsoever); Brooke is growing on me week by week, as I never realized how intriguing her voice is until this week. Anyway, let's get this straight: I personally do not like David C. or Michael, so they will not receive praise on my part. However, not only do I not like her, but Ramiele is not a strong singer whatsoever & does not deserve to still be in the competition. I realize that "Against All Odds" is not originally Mariah's, but she sang it & compared to that version (sorry Rami, but not really--you did it to yourself), Ramiele sounded horrible. It's also worth noting that David H. made a huge mistake, imo, taking on a song Celine sang. I don't care how gay you are, you can't pull Celine off. (No offense, but it was bad.) Next week: Top 12!
Janet, the ultimate performer, mixed with the uptempo jams from Discipline = magic. What an amazing show I'm sure it will be. Also, Janet will release the book she has been writing about her weight issues with her nutritionist before the year is out.
"I'll probably tweak things from the last stage and stuff I had prepared for everyone," Jackson says. "It'll be an uptempo, upbeat show."
Janet Jackson visited Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week to further promote & discuss her new album Discipline. If anyone watches Jimmy Kimmel, then the joke Janet makes is quite funny. Anyway, its a short & worthwhile watch.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
“We haven’t started yet because I’m going to work on my album. I think it’s fair that I committed myself, and promised that after I finish going on a tour, I’ll be ready to come back and commit myself to Miss Celie again,” Fantasia explained. “I miss my music.”
I think it would be great for her to do the movie-musical adaptation, as I was never able to see her doing her thing live, but at the same time, I'm also glad she is returning to music, as well as touring, first because I love Fantasia's music. She is so unique, so I can't wait to see what she'll prepare for us this time, as her last album (2006's Fantasia) was, & still is, off the chain! Anyway, Oprah is actually behind the "Purple" project & is willing to wait until Fantasia is ready to make it happen. Good for her!
FINALLY! Not only are there changes, but they are totally for the better! Janet Jackson scores her first #1 album since 2001's All For You, and rightfully so, with Discipline, which sold 181,000 copies week one. Sure, these aren't great numbers for her, necessarily, but, when you consider 1) the staying power of her album The Velvet Rope, which sold a barely better 202,000 copies in its first week and 2) the jump from #53 to #19 (as well as the Sales Gainer title) for first single "Feedback" on this week's Hot 100 chart, things are looking up for Ms. Jackson! On the singles side, who knew people were checking for Usher like this! "Love In This Club," which features Young Jeezy, rocketed from #51 up 50 slots to #1 this week, after selling 198,000 digital copies in its first week of release, as well as gaining this week's Airplay Gainer title. While I'm happy for Usher & I can't wait for his new album Here I Stand to drop in June, "Club" is, imo, the weakest slow jam that has leaked from him at this point, but that just means his album will be fire & he will have more opportunities for more #1 singles! More good singles news this week comes for Jordin Sparks, whose duet with Chris Brown, "No Air," has jumped into the top 10 at #6, giving Jordin her highest chart position yet, and Leona Lewis, who is thisclose to cracking the top 40, with "Bleeding Love" jumping into the top 50 at #41. What a good week for urban music!
TW: #24 - LW: #34 - Peak: #24 - Week: #3
UPDATE: As confirmed by her official site, Mariah's BET Special, in which she performs new songs from E=MC² & some of her biggest hits, will air on April 16th, the day following the album's release & apparently the same day as her Idol appearance. What a Mariah-ful day it will be (literally)!
1. Daylight (ft. Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes)
3. Comeback (Karmatronics Remix)
4. Like This (Redline Remix)
5. Love Again
7. No Man No Cry
*Sigh* Well, while I don't see this adding much to the disappointing 211,000 copies sold thus far, but as a Kelly fan, I'll take what I can get. It's interesting how this whole project went from a full-out physical re-release of Ms. Kelly with new & old material mixed together to a digital mini-album of all new material & a couple of remixes. What is interesting, though, is that, despite its success overseas, there is no sign of the Freemasons remix of "Work" on this release. Speaking of that, however, something I did not know is that, in the last two weeks, Kelly has released two separate remix EPs to iTunes for "Work" & "Daylight." I'd sure like to get those, though I'm still a CD lover, so it sucks not to have physical copies (like Beyonce, for whom I own four maxi singles to Kelly's sole one.) In related news, Kelly has recently admitted to having breast enlargement surgery. Check out the confirmation HERE. Whatever makes her feel better ... I still love you, Kelly!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
"Rock With U" is the second single off Janet Jackson's latest album Discipline, which was released last week & is currently the country's #1 album (as well as mine!). I love this song & I think the video is wonderful. Janet is dancing, which is enough to make a video great anyway, plus it has a cool look to it. Excellent.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Janet mania isn't quite over yet, folks! Ms. Jackson visited Larry King Friday for an in-depth interview that is very interesting. She discussed just about everything that people wanna know about her this time around. I definitely recommend watching it. In related news, the most exciting tidbit (not in the interview, though) is that the music video for Janet's 2nd single "Rock With U" will premiere Wednesday on BET's Access Granted! That song has become one of my very favorites on Discipline, so I can't wait!