Singer D’Angelo is 40 today
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. -Maya Angelou
Feb. 11: Singer D’Angelo is 40. Singer-actress Brandy (“Moesha”) is 35. Singer Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child) is 33. Singer Aubrey O’Day (Danity Kane) is 30.
Feb. 11, 1976: Clifford Alexander, Jr. is confirmed as the first African American Secretary of the Army. He will hold the position until the end of President Jimmy Carter’s term.
*“The X Factor” is history in the U.S.
On the heels of ITV’s announcement that franchise creator Simon Cowell will be returning to the UK edition as a judge this year, Fox has announced that its U.S. version of the singing competition will not be renewed for a fourth season.
“I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on ‘The X Factor’ and ‘American Idol,’” Cowell said. “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the UK version of ‘The X Factor’ in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the UK and I want to thank Fox for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”
- Rapper Missy Elliott hosts the evening at HAZE Nightclub in Las Vegas. (May 16, 2013)
*It’s been almost a decade wince Missy Elliott released her last album, “The Cookbook,” in 2005, but she’s not worried about the long absence affecting her career.
In an interview with Yahoo’s “Yo Show,” she said the time hasn’t been right to drop another album.
“When I create something, it’s got to be special,” she said. “And it can’t just be to throw something out there because I feel like I’m Missy.”
“I don’t throw out just microwave records,” she added. (Watch the entire interview below.)
*On Saturday, Jay Z hosted a pre-Grammy brunch at a palatial mansion in Beverly Hills.
Late arrivers were left on the outside looking in at the private party where the icon’s annual Roc Nation brunch was held.
Most of the guests were bused to the secret location. But the fête proved to be so popular, authorities denied entry because of overcrowding concerns.
*The Internet is buzzing about Beyonce’s latest Instagram posting that appears to diss her girl Kelly Rowland.
On Thursday (Jan. 16), Rowland posted the above photo to her Instagram account of herself with Beyonce and Aaliyah, who would have celebrated her 35th birthday that day.
A few hours later, Beyonce posted the same photo (below) to her Instagram account, but Kelly was cropped out.