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VIA SINGERSROOM:

Mary J. Blige is ready to unveil the anticipated video for “One”.

Deemed the lead single from her forthcoming album “Stronger,” “One” features Drake and is due to premiere on Blige’s official website Friday, August 28.

Speaking of the video premiere on Twitter, Blige wrote “TODAY!!!!!!!!!! WATCH THE 1ST VIEWING OF “THE ONE”!!! ONLINE @ WWW.MJBLIGE.COM 6PM EST 3PM PST”

The video premiere of “One” follows that of “Stronger,” a single released in conjunction with the Lebron James based film ‘More Than A Game’.

“One” also precedes Blige’s big screen debut in Tyler Perry’s ‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’.

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VIA EURWEB:

To promote her new memoir “On the Line” – which covers her love of fashion, her body image, love life and how much she loves her sisters – tennis star Serena Williams hooked up with People.com to discuss those topics in detail.

The book includes her experience coping with the 2003 shooting death of her eldest sister Yetunde Price, a loss she has chosen to endure privately – until now.

What did you want to say in your memoir?

I wanted to explain how I see things. I wanted to talk about my body and my sisters, my career, what I’ve learned, what I’m still learning. I want women to know that it’s okay. You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.

The heart of the book is about the loss of your sister, Yetunde.

It was a real dark period in my life. I went through depression. I never even talked about it to my mom. No one knew I was in therapy, but I was. I was so close to her.

[After Yetunde’s death, Williams gained about 20 lbs. Although she says she has always been ‘thick,’ Williams was the heaviest she’d ever been.]

There were a lot of comments about your size. Was that strange?

Yes. For some reason, everyone is obsessed with weight. Are you bigger? Are you smaller? And everyone cares about that! It’s insane. Some days, I’ll be bigger. Other days, I’ll be smaller. It’s not a big deal.

You mention that in your memoir. But just a few sentences later, you say that you’re insecure about your body.

I think every female does that. We think we look good one day, and then the next day – or the next minute – we’re insecure about something. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and am like, ‘I want to lose my inner thigh. I’ve got to do an hour of cardio today,’ or whatever. I try not to do it, but the insecurity comes back sometimes. I do want to look good still; I do want to be healthy.

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VIA HIP HOP RX:

Oakland, California rapper and hip hop veteran Too Short seems to be the latest to be hit with charges for either drugs or alcohol or for both. According to Las Vegas, Nevada law enforcement, Too Short born Todd Shaw, 43, was arrested after allegedly speeding and burning rubber (exhibition of power) on a street in Las Vegas.

The rapper was apprehended early Thursday morning where they found less than an ounce of marijuana in his possession in addition to being over the legal alcohol limit.

Too Short was initially pulled over for peeling his tires to the pavement in the city of sin “Sin City.”

This is Too Short’s second time in less than 3 months to receive a DUI while in Las Vegas.

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