Bow Wow, Mack Wilds, & Sevyn Streeter Join Ice Cube at ‘Ride Along’ Premiere

Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri

Following the Hollywood premiere, Ice Cube headed east for the New York premiere of Ride Along on Wednesday. The rapper-actor hit the red carpet with his co-stars Kevin Hart and Tika Sumpter. He also rubbed shoulders with Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, Mack Wilds, Sevyn Streeter, Estelle, and The Lox’s Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss.

Cube plays an undercover cop in the film, which opens Friday. During his appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” he spoke about working with Hart, being a protective dad to his daughter, and getting his name on the Goodyear blimp.

In honor of his classic hit “Today Was a Good Day,” a charity campaign has been launched to get “Ice Cube Is a Pimp” on the Goodyear blimp on January 20. Only half of the $25,000 goal has been reached, but Cube has offered to pony up the rest of the money.

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Ciara Struts Into Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


After rubbing shoulders with fashion’s elite at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala earlier in the week, Ciara mingled with models at the “2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” taping in New York on Wednesday.

The “Body Party” singer ripped the pink carpet in a dark blue Prabal Gurung dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels, with her latest accessory, the 15-carat diamond engagement ring given to her by Future.

After getting engaged on her 28th birthday, she revealed that she and her fiancĂ© have set a wedding date. “I’m very very excited! [Just] like every girl…we think about making that dress and that moment, and being with your bridesmaids,” the bride-to-be told E! News. “I just can’t wait to do everything, I’m like a little kid right now.”

She snapped an Instagram photo with her BFF La La Anthony. “Me and My Best Friend @Lala Having Perfect Fun. In the end it’s all about being with the people you LOVE,” tweeted CiCi.

Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, and A Great Big World rocked the stage alongside Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and Behati Prinsloo.

The show will air on Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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New Music: Estelle – ‘Love & Happiness, Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale’ EP

Love & Happiness, Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale

Estelle spreads more Love & Happiness with Waiting to Exhale, the second installment in her three-volume EP. The British songstress, who launched her indie label New London Records earlier this year, serves up a soulful trio of tracks on the follow-up to June’s Love Jones.

The new collection features the Jeremih-assisted single “Be in Love,” the sultry Sonny Digital-produced duet “I Don’t Wanna Stay” featuring Jim Jones, and the upbeat “So Different” produced by K. Dot.

Estelle will drop one more free EP, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, in October prior to the release of her fourth album in February.

Download and stream Love & Happiness, Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale below.

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Video: Raekwon f/ Estelle – ‘All About You’

Raekwon and Estelle

Raekwon cooks up a collaboration for the ladies with his new single “All About You.” The Chef teams with Estelle in the red-hued clip, which was shot in New York in June. He works through relationship drama and hits the club with his British co-star, who rocks a Bulls jersey. The Jerry Wonda-produced song shows a softer side of the Wu-Tang Clan MC.

“I wanted to glorify the women [in this song] because I do have a lot of fans that are women and they say, ‘Yo Rae, make something for us,” he tells Fuse News. “We know you as that MC skillful guy that you are, but make a record for the women.”

He previously worked with Estelle on 2011′s “Chop Chop Ninja.” “Just to work with Estelle again is a great thing because her voice is golden to me,” says Raekwon. “We have chemistry when it comes to making great music.”

Raekwon’s solo album Fly International Luxurious Art is due early next year, while Wu-Tang is set to reunite with their first album in six years, A Better Tomorrow.

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New Music: Estelle f/ Jeremih – ‘Be in Love’

Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale

Estelle connects with Jeremih on “Be in Love,” and the results are electric. The R&B crooners show off their chemistry on the island-flavored duet, which will appear on Vol. 2: Waiting to Exhale, the second in Estelle’s 3-volume EP series Love & Happiness.

Earlier this month, the British singer announced that she had left Atlantic Records and launched her independent label, New London Records, in partnership with BMG.

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Estelle Launches Independent Label, Readies Album for February


Estelle is taking her career into her own hands. The British singer has launched her independent label, New London Records, in partnership with BMG.

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Rick Ross, Maxwell, & Melanie Fiona Attend Art for Life Gala

Rick Ross and Maxwell

The stars flocked to the Hamptons for Russell Simmons’ 14th Annual Art for Life Gala: A Field of Dreams on Saturday. Moguls, musicians, and philanthropists rubbed shoulders at the fundraiser dedicated to exposing inner-city youth to the arts.

Tyler Perry, Anne Pasternak, Walter Mosley, Sam Englebardt, and William D. Johnson were among the honorees, while Rick Ross, Maxwell, Doug E. Fresh, and Estelle entertained the star-studded crowd.

Fresh off making his acting debut on Starz’ “Magic City,” Rozay performed his street anthems, while a dapper Maxwell had the ladies swooning during his smooth set.

In an interview with L.A. Leakers, Ross said that’s been working with Timbaland on his upcoming album Mastermind. “We got in the studio and recorded a few records,” he said.

Check out some of the star sightings below.

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