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Jan. 24.

Mary J. Blige’s Father in Critical Condition After Stabbing

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The father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige is in critical condition after being stabbed allegedly by a former girlfriend.

Thomas Blige sustained three stab wounds, including one to the neck, during a domestic dispute in an apartment in Battle Creek, Michigan. Police say the former girlfriend has been arrested on a charge of assault with intent to murder.

Officers were called to the apartment complex at 6:58 am where they found blood in the snow near the entrance drive. Police found Blige in the apartment as well as the knife that they believe was used in the attack.

Blige was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he underwent surgery.

Officers found the former girlfriend in blood-spattered clothes in her nearby apartment. She was taken to the Calhoun County jail and was expected to be arraigned Friday.

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Oct. 23.

Mary J. Blige to Sing National Anthem for World Series Game 1

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Singer Mary J. Blige will be opening up Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night, singing the National Anthem.

Tonight’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox will take place at Boston’s Fenway Park.

This isn’t Blige’s first time performing the National Anthem at the World Series. The R&B singer performed the National Anthem before Game 6 of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium.

Blige recently released her first holiday album, A Mary Christmas, with producer David Foster.

Game 1 of the World Series takes place tonight, Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 pm ET on FOX.

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Nov. 29.

Mary J. Blige Sued for Allegedly Defaulting on $2.2M Loan

Grammy award-winning R&B singer Mary J. Blige has been slapped with a lawsuit for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million loan.

The suit was filed by a Manhattan bank and they are accusing Blige along with her husband,Martin Isaacs, for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan.

As per the complaint filed in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday, Signature Bank is aiming to recover the original loan amount plus $58,000 in interest from Blige.

The suit stems from an advance she took out in October 2011 and allegedly failed to pay back by the agreed upon deadline of July 2012.

Mary J’s production company, Mary Jane Productions Inc., is also named as defendant in the suit.

This is not the first time a lawsuit like this has been filed against the singer. Last year TD Bank filed a similar suit against her charity for failing to pay back the advance it loaned the organization.

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Nov. 04.

Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, & More Come Together For ‘Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together’ Benefit

On Friday night many of the entertainment and music industry’s biggest East Coast stars came together for the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit broadcast.

The broadcast was put together to benefit the Red Cross efforts in the aftermath of Sandy, the storm which devastated New York, New Jersey, and much more of the East Coast. Stars from Christina Aguilera to Tina Fey came together for this broadcast.

Aguilera, born in Staten Island, opened the hour-long event performing her song “Beautiful,” after these words:

“I was born in Staten Island. We will not leave anyone behind. Every single one of you matters.”

Jon Bon Jovi, a Jersey native, was shown visiting the aftermath of his band’s hometown. He performed a toned down, acoustic version of “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

Other performances included Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” Billy Joel’s “Miami 2017  (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway),” Sting’s “Message in a Bottle,” Mary J. Blige’s “The Living Proof,” and ending with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s “Land of Hope and Dreams.” Jimmy Fallon also joined Springsteen, Joel, and Steven Tyler for a rendition of “Under the Boardwalk.”

You can support relief efforts at RedCross.org and iTunes.com/redcross.

Check out the performances after the jump!

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Jul. 25.

Rob Thomas Joins ‘The Voice’

The latest mentor to join The Voice is Rob Thomas who will be a mentor for Cee Lo Green’s team.

Thomas told US Weekly:

“I’m really excited to work with Cee Lo and love the idea that I may be in the room with a future superstar that the world has yet to discover.”

Thomas definitely has the talent and knowledge to be a mentor on this singing competition! He is a singer/songwriter and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty. Besides the three albums he released with Matchbox Twenty, he also released two solo albums.

Mary J Blige and Michael Buble have been announced for mentors as Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s teams, respectively. No word yet on who will mentor Christina Aguilera’s team.

The third season ofThe Voicepremieres on September 10 on NBC.

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Apr. 03.

Mary J. Blige Sings in New Burger King Commercial

Mary J. Blige took a break from singing about her heartbreak and life struggles to sing about chicken?! Yes, you read that right!

R&B singer Mary J. Blige is the star of Burger King’s latest ad for chicken snack wraps. In the 30-second spot Blige sings:

“Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla.”

Blige isn’t the only celebrity face in the new Burger King commercials. New commercials also feature celebrities such as Jay Leno, Salma Hayek, and David Beckham. This is all a part of the company’s big move as the number two hamburger chain in terms of sales. Yesterday also marked the premiere of Burger King’s expanded menu.

As of Monday, the Mary J. Blige Burger King spot has been removed from YouTube on copyright grounds from UMG.

 

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Feb. 16.

Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull to Perform at NBA All-Star Game

This year many big musical acts will be heading to Orlando to perform at the NBA All-Star Game!

Among the artists heading to the game include Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, and will.i.am.

Pitbull and Ne-Yo will perform together for the All-Star Game Halftime Show to perform their hit song, “Give Me Everything.” During the game introductions, Minaj will give a performance medley of some of her big hits, including “Super Bass” and her newest single “Starships.” Mary J. Blige will perform the US National Anthem before the game, while pop group Neverest will perform the Canadian National Anthem.

The game will air on TNT on February 26th.

In the evening of February 25th, will.i.am and Flo Rida will perform during the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Events. The night’s events include the NBA Slam Dunk contest and the Three-Point contest.

The Gym Class Heroes and J. Cole will be performing at the NBA All-Star Pregame Show.

It sounds like it’s not only going to be a weekend filled with basketball, but also lots of music!

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Feb. 05.

The Best of the Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Ever since Janet Jackson’s ”nip-slip” at the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime show the halftime shows have veered away from being about the music and more about what shocking, terrible, mishap will happen this year. They have almost become somewhat of a joke and only looked forward to by those who most likely aren’t watching the game. No one seems to remember the good performances that occurred before the infamous 2004 performance, but there were actually some good ones.

There was Sting and No Doubt in 2003, Diana Ross in 1996, Michael Jackson in 1993, U2 in 2002, and even following the 2004 performance there was a great performance from Paul McCartney in 2005.

With the Super Bowl about an hour away and Madonna’s halftime performance hours away, let me share with you one of my favorite halftime show performances — (more…)

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Jan. 11.

[WATCH HERE] Mary J. Blige ft. Drake “Mr. Wrong”

Mary J. Blige released her music video for “Mr. Wrong” almost a month ago and now she re-releases it with the song’s featured guest Drake.

Drake opens up the video, playing “Mr. Wrong,” while Mary J. comes in towards the middle of the video ascending from a music box. The rest of the video is pretty similar to the first release and shows Blige going through what seems like a time machine from fashion’s past through the present.

“Mr. Wrong” is Blige’s second single off of My Life II…My Journey Continues (Act 1) and has been on the R&B/HipHop Song Charts for nine weeks.

Watch the video below!

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Dec. 13.

‘Rock of Ages’ Trailer!

The Broadway musical Rock of Ages has been made into a movie and it has an all-star cast!

The movie features music from Queen, Def Leppard, Foreigner, and Journey. Starring in the movie is Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta Jones, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti, and Mary J. Blige!!!

Check out the trailer below!

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