Olivia Longott’s new tell-all book reveals ‘Love and Hip Hop’ “storyline,” 50 Cent relationship, and more


#TaniaOnTheScene - She’s the Brooklyn native, R&B singer that emerged into the game as a teen.

Olivia Longott became the first artist signed to Clive Davis’ record label: J Records. She also became the first woman to sign to 50 Cent’s label: G-Unit Records.

With powerful vocals, many wondered why she left both labels.

While singing, Longott also took to acting. She was an original cast member on VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop.”

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Katy Perry straddles another pop singer in racy V magazine shoot


#TaniaOnTheScene — Katy Perry broke up with her dj boyfriend and she’s not wasting any time getting her sexy on, at least for a few pictures.

Perry is on the cover of a magazine with a blonde bombshell.

Can you tell who from the legs?

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Celebs Rock Fierce And Fun Outfits to MTV Movie Awards


#TaniaOnTheScene - It’s that time of year again!

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards red carpet is one of the most fun events to watch if you’re a fan of fashion: not only do some of the biggest celebs in the biz show up to flaunt their hotness but more often than not, the outfits are remembered for years because of their coolness.

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"My Mother Has 4 Noses"

#TaniaOnTheScene - This 90 minute off-broadway play was written and performed by Jonatha Brooke is a must see!

Jonatha’s mom did have 4 noses, at least as many names, and an indomitable sense of humor. She was a published poet, a clown, a Christian Scientist, and she had Alzheimer’s. In their final two years together, Jonatha and her mother would mine the daily goings-on for theatre. “Boolie (Jonatha’s nickname), are you getting this down? We should make a play out of it!” My Mother Has 4 Noses is the result.

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Bruno Mars Injects Soul into the Super Bowl Halftime Show

#TaniaOnTheScene - Concert of the Year? That’s what the NFL claimed all week long as it hyped its halftime show with Bruno Mars. But could a relatively young artist without huge name recognition carry the day? Even one of the football commentators came out and said “There were a lot of doubters.” Once Mars was done, though, doubters should have been few.

Two stunts marked the opening of his halftime performance, one slightly less nauseating than the other. It began with a children’s choir and segued into a drum solo performed by Bruno himself. (His lookalike brother, Eric Hernandez — Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez — took over soon after). But then it was time to break out the gold jackets and skinny ties and launch into “Locked Out of Heaven.” His jumbo band of brass, backup singers and bass put the song across nicely. Not only that, but when they broke into “Treasure,” the synchronized dance moves provided a moment straight out of the Platters, circa 1966.

Then, Bruno started to snarl. “Who you rockin’ with — you rockin’ with the best!” All of a sudden, the man was James Brown, singing “I don’t want to hurt you baby, I just want to work you baby. ” And he gave it his best JB shuffle before a segue into the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away Now.” Instantaneously, lamé jackets gave way to shirtless man flesh as Anthony Keidis, Flea and the rest of RHCP took the stage.

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Grammy predictions: Macklemore favored for new artist


#TaniaOnTheScene - Bet on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to win Grammy’s best new artist trophy this year. Just don’t bet a lot.

The newcomer competition, historically fraught with controversy, left-field picks and puzzling shutouts, may be the most difficult contest to call.

Transgressions have been endless. The prize went to such short-lived sensations as Starland Vocal Band and Christopher Cross. Lip-sync duo Milli Vanilli’s award was revoked. Elvis Costello lost to A Taste of Honey. Among scores of legends never even nominated as bright start-ups were Madonna, U2, Prince, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen.

This year, Macklemore dukes it out with country singer Kacey Musgraves, hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, British crooner Ed Sheeran and London singer/producer James Blake.

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Beyonce on Surprise Album, Career: ‘I Wanted to Follow in Madonna’s Footsteps’

#TaniaOnTheScene - The singer hosted a private screening of the 17 videos accompanying her new album at New York’s School of Visual Arts Theatre on Dec. 21.

Beyonce Knowles just pulled off one of the most spectacular surprise album drops of all time with the Dec. 13 release of her self-titled visual album, setting both iTunes and Billboard chart records in the process. What facilitated the successful campaign? The singer made it clear on Saturday night that it came to one major business decision.

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