Jill Scott

Jill Scott receives Soul Train Awards' first ever Lady of Soul Award

Jill Scott received the first ever Lady of Soul Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards, where the Grammy-winning singer talked about wanting to make music people could relate to in her acceptance speech.

“The goal was to be in your house when you make that new baby,” Scott said with a smile. “To be there to squash that argument, to incite it if necessary. I didn’t want to be sexy for anybody, I swear I didn’t. But I did want to write some sexy stuff for you.”

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Being Mary Jane postmortem: Jill Scott talks key guest role

SPOILER ALERT: The following contains details from “Hot Seat,” Tuesday’s episode of Being Mary Jane

Have you recovered from what went down during the last episode of Being Mary Jane? “Hot Seat” featured a slew of all-important firsts, like Mary Jane dating a white man and Jackie (played by singer-actress Jill Scott) making an appearance in an attempt to connect with her daughter Niecy.

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Azealia Banks to make film debut in Coco, directed by RZA

Azealia Banks is ready for her first, non-black-and-white-YouTube close-up. The hip-hop artist has been cast as the titular lead character in Coco, an upcoming film directed by Renaissance man and Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA, EW confirmed. The Lionsgate project also added Common, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, and Hana Mae Lee to the movie.

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Essence honors Jill Scott at Black Women in Music event

Beyonce, Emeli Sandé, Whitney Houston, Brandy, Rihanna, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan, MC Lyte, Lianne la Havas: What do these names have in common? They’re all successful, talented, black, female musicians who were lauded by attendees of Essence’s 6th annual Black Women in Music event as inspirational forces to be reckoned with. 

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Essence Black Women In Music: See the live stream

Just in time for the Grammy Awards, Essence is celebrating the accomplishments of rising stars and established influencers in the music industry with the sixth annual Black Women In Music event. Check out a live stream of the red carpet starting at 10:30 p.m. ET, and head over to Essence for highlights and a special behind-the-scenes look.

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'Fringe' scoop: Singer/actress Jill Scott set to visit the Fox sci-fi saga as...

Jill Scott

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The future-flung heroes of Fringe, currently busy saving humanity from folically-challenged time travelers with noodle-baking psychic powers, are about to meet another kind of mentalist – and we’re not talking Patrick Jane or Sherlock Holmes.

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VH1 Divas tonight: Five reasons you should watch

VH1 Divas

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EW was on the scene at last night’s taping of VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul (airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET). In addition to talking to the Divas – including repeat performers Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Kelly Clarkson, plus Jessie J and Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch – we narrowed down exactly why the 13-year-old institution is still worth checking out. Below, five reasons to tune into tonight’s special.

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December's 'VH1 Divas' adds Chaka, Eryka, Estelle, and -- yes -- some boys

Chaka Kahn

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Divas, make way! VH1 has added a bevy of other ladies – and, yes, some dudes, too – to the line-up for its annual special VH1 Divas, including Chaka Kahn (pictured here), Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius. The non-diva entities –i.e.

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