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Owner Don Pooh and 'Power' star Mary J. Blige attend the opening of Brooklyn Chop House in Times Square (253 W 47th St.) on Monday, April 25.

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Celebrities on hand for the private Black Tie Celebration included DJ Clark Kent (left), DJ D Nice (right), Fat Joe, Joe Budden, Shyne, Angie Martinez, Styles P, Mayor Eric Adams, and more.

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Owner Don Pooh (left) posed with the music industry's finest, including Fat Joe (center), and Shyne (right) at the opening of Brooklyn Chop House Times Square.

Owners Don Pooh, Robert Cummins, and Dave Thomas brought everyone together who supported Brooklyn Chop House throughout the years. The restaurant is aiding in the economic recovery of Times Square, NYC.

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The black tie event was sponsored by Hennessy.

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Mary J. Blige is single and childless by choice. The 51-year-old singer & actress recently revealed why she decided not to bring any children into the world.

Blige said she thought about it, but seeing mothers struggling with their own kids made her appreciate the single life more.

"I'm not there yet, so I'm good! Listen, I have nieces and nephews forever and I'm always watching how people are scrambling for babysitters," she said in an interview with E!'s Daily Pop. "I don't want to go through that," she laughed.

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She continued: "I like my freedom to go and move and do what I want to do. I don't want to tend to someone all the time. I don't think it's gonna happen."

Blige accepted her role as stepmother while married to ex-husband Kendu Isaacs.

The "No More Drama" singer said the title for her hit R&B song "Good Morning Gorgeous" came from "some real heavy, trying to dig myself out of some terrible, horrible place."

To lift herself out of that space, she tells herself "Good morning gorgeous, good morning beautiful, good morning sexy, good morning... whatever it is!"
 

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Singer Mary J. Blige arrives at ABC's The View to promote her new album Good Morning Gorgeous in New York City.

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Tameka "Tiny" Harris makes a low-key departure out of Los Angeles after attending the Super Bowl and related parties with husband, Tip "T.I." Harris

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A young fan begged Venus Williams for a photo as she watched a 2nd round tennis match at the 2022 Delray Beach Open by Vitacost.com in Delray Beach, Florida.

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L.A. Lakers star, Dwight Howard is seen with his young son, David Howard, after he sat out a game with an apparent back injury. The NBA legend took custody of David after the boy's mom, Melissa Rios, 31, passed away on March 27, 2020. The 6'10" NBA star was seen wearing stylish cream colored joggers and matching hoodie, a Louis Vuitton cross body bag and a huge quartz crystal around his neck.

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Sean Penn was spotted with his estranged wife, Leila George, amid reports the two are divorcing. Penn and his stunning Australian actress wife were seen catching a flight out of LAX.

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Mary J. Blige dropped her new album, Good Morning Gorgeous, today ahead of her historic performance during the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show this Sunday.

9x Grammy award winning and 2x Oscar nominated artist, producer, and actress Mary J. Blige released her new studio album, Good Morning Gorgeous, that can be streamed or purchased now HERE.

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The 13-song tracklist includes collaborations with Anderson .Paak, Usher, DJ Khaled, Dave East, and Fivio Foreign. Blige also dropped the music video today for "Rent Money" (featuring Dave East) and directed by Eif Rivera that can be viewed HERE.

The album follows Mary's leading role performance as drug queenpin Monet on Starz's 'Power Book II: Ghost' that won her the NAACP Image Award for 'Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series' in 2021 and the nomination once again in 2022, among other honors.

The release of Good Morning Gorgeous leads into a historic performance this Sunday, February 13th, at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar.

Blige launched the album campaign with single and video
"Good Morning Gorgeous" along with "Amazing" (featuring DJ Khaled). Since its release, "Good Morning Gorgeous" has been used by fans on TikTok to express and promote self-love, self-empowerment, and self-care with over 40,000 total creates, and is growing 40% every week.

A compilation of select videos can be viewed HERE. The song is also climbing the radio charts, having entered the Top 30 at Urban and is poised for #1 at R&B.

All new music is released through Blige’s own banner, Mary Jane Productions, and in partnership with 300 Entertainment.

Good Morning Gorgeous Track List

    1. No Idea
    2 Love Will Never
    3. Here With Me (feat. Anderson .Paak)
    4. Rent Money (feat. Dave East)
    5. Amazing (feat. DJ Khaled)
    6. GMG interlude
    7. Good Morning Gorgeous
    8. Come See About Me
    9. On Top (feat. Fivio Foreign)
    10. Love Without The Heartbreak
    11. Failing in Love
    12. Enough
    13. Need Love (feat. Usher)

For more information, please visit www.maryjblige.com.

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R&B singer/actress Mary J. Blige enjoyed some downtime at the beach during Art Basel 2021 in Miami on Monday.

The 50-year-old star relaxed on the beach while soaking up some sun rays in a stylish Dior bikini and matching bucket hat.

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After getting her daily recommended dose of Vitamin D from the sun, the R&B queen stuffed her curves into a pair of cutout denim shorts.

Mary gained a new generation of fans in her role as drug queenpin Monet Tejada in TV drama Power Book II: Ghost. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul returns to the music scene with an empowering new single, "Good Morning Gorgeous."

    I wake up every morning and tell myself
    Good morning gorgeous
    Sometimes you gotta look in the mirror and say
    Good morning gorgeous
    No one else can make me feel this way
    Good morning gorgeous
    Good morning gorgeous

 
Check out the music video below.
 

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Singer Mary J Blige rocked the new Balenciaga X Gucci puffer jacket as she stepped out ahead of her performance at Barclays Center in New York City last week.

The Queen sold out the Barclays Center, where she took the stage wearing a $4,800 Jumbo Gucci GG Canvas coat embellished with crystals, The Hacker Project Knife boots ($2,500), matching Gucci GG shorts, and Gucci sunglasses.

She accessorized her outfit with a white fitted top, gold hoop earrings and gold jewelry.
 

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Mary was spotted in Manhattan after attending the Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 Premiere, which aired Sunday on Starz. The new season kicks off with Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) still fighting to protect his family.

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"Working with Mary is dope. She's so cool," Michael (far left) told The Hollywood Reporter. "We talk about damn near everything. Just being able to be in the presence of a legend and she's just there talking to you like she's your homegirl."

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Even at 50-years-old Mary is keeping her boot on Beyoncé's neck.

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Mary J. Blige is leading a new breast cancer campaign aimed at Black women after confessing she ignored breast cancer screenings and mammograms until she was 40.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the 50-year-old "Family Affair" singer hopes to bring attention to breast cancer screenings and preventative care in an effort to save lives.

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Taking part in a panel discussion organized by bosses at Hologic, the company behind the 3D Mammogram exam, Mary urged women of color to set aside medical mistrust and negative experiences with doctors and make sure they stay on top of cancer check-ups.

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"My aunt died from breast cancer and my grandmother died from cervical cancer and one of my aunts just died from lung cancer," Blige said, according to The Source. "What happens is they end up in the hospital and there's no one in our families speaking about it when we're younger.

"I didn't know about breast cancer or mammograms until I was 40 and I was in the music business and I was trying to take care of myself. My body started talking so I started listening. I found out about it at the GYN (gynecologist). They don't discuss this when we're children. They don't say, 'Go get a mammogram'. You learn about this as you get older."

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Mary said it's "extremely important" to let women know, "that no matter how scary it is or who's telling you it's scary, take care of you. Take care of your health... I want to help women heal from breast cancer. I want to help us feel beautiful all the way around."

Screening tests include clinical and self breast exams, mammograms, genetic testing, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Screenings help to detect breast cancer early in asymptomatic women to improve outcomes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity.

According to Breastcancer.org, about one in eight women in the U.S. (about 12.4 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life.

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Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz attended the MTV VMA Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12. Afterwards, she celebrated Swizz's 43rd birthday with friends at Little Sister in NYC.

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Stars attending the intimate bash included Vanessa Bryant, left, La La Anthony, right, Mary J. Blige, rapper Fabulous and Emily B, rappers French Montana, Busta Rhymes, and more.

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On Monday night, Alicia was surprised by fans singing her hit song "Empire State of Mind" as she emerged from the Hotel Carlyle on her way to the 2021 Met Gala.

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After attending the Met Gala with Swizz, Alicia threw the best Met Gala after-party of the night.

Stars attending the super private event at Casa Cipriano include actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Zoe Kravitz and her boyfriend Channing Tatum, NBA legend Michael Jordan, Elon Musk, Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant and their daughter Natalia Bryant, and more.

See the photos from the party HERE.

According to WENN.com, Alicia treated her celebrity guests to a performance before joining them on the dance floor.

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Other Met Gala after parties includes one thrown by Rihanna, which was attended by Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Leon, who created a buzz by showing off her armpit hair on the Met Gala red carpet.

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Singer/actress Mary J. Blige is seen brandishing a handgun on the set of "Power Book II: Ghost" in NYC on Wednesday, July 28.

Blige plays the ruthless designer clothes-wearing drug queenpin, Monet Stewart Tejada in "Power Book II: Ghost."

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Blige is dressed in Fendi from head-to-toe as she crouches behind a dumpster for cover with a youngster during an intense shootout scene on a hardtop basketball court.

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The 50-year-old New York native has won 9 Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and has sold 100 million records worldwide.

She is best known for her No. 1 R&B hits "You Remind Me", "Real Love", "Not Gon' Cry", and "Be Without You."

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Rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs raised a toast to his late friend and mentor Andre Harrell on Saturday, Sept. 26, to mark what would have been his 60th birthday.

The legendary Uptown Records founder responsible for discovering the likes of Sean Combs and Mary J. Blige died after suffering a heart attack in May. He is pictured below with then-girlfriend Da Brat.

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Both of Andre's former proteges made sure to take a moment to salute his legacy this weekend.

Diddy shared a series of old photos and videos of the Uptown Records founder on social media and wrote, "Andre The Great!!!!! Today we will honor and celebrate your 60th birthday like the legend you are!!!!! Love you and miss you forever King!"
 

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ANDRE THE GREAT!!!!!!

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Blige posted the same photo of Harrell on Instagram and captioned it, "Happy Birthday Andre!! I miss you so much!!"

And rapper Nas admitted the loss of his old pal still hadn't completely sunk in as he uploaded a picture of the pair laughing during happier times.

"Still hard to believe. Wish i could talk to ya (sic)," he wrote. "Keep guiding us Andre Harrell."
 

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Jaguar Wright has set her sights on Mary J. Blige. Jaguar claims the R&B singer and actress is a closeted lesbian who tried to sabotage her career.

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For years it was rumored that Mary, 49, and MC Lyte, also 49, were a romantic item. But the rumors were unconfirmed.

Jaguar has been on quite a tear lately, exposing dirt on rapper Common and musician Questlove, as well as singer R. Kelly, who is locked up in a Chicago facility.

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But the 43-year-old Neo soul singer's latest revelation came as a shock to Mary's fans who didn't know Mary was trapped in the closet. Mary has a history of failed relationships, including a bitter divorce from music exec Kendu Isaacs (pictured below).

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In a comment and rambling video message posted on Instagram, Jaguar claims Mary is a closeted lesbian and attributes all her problems with men to her refusal to come out.

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Jaguar called Mary a "fraud" and demanded an apology while accusing her of trying to sabotage her career when she first came out.

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Jaguar also promised to expose everyone in the music industry, sparking a panic and causing celebrities to reach out to their attorneys.

"Leverage is leverage and revenge is a dish best served cold!" she wrote on Instagram.
 

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Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige films an episode of 'POWER' outside the MCM store in SoHo, New York. The songbird-turned-actress was seen wearing MCM from head to toe.


 

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Nelly, Skai Jackson, Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart were seen arriving for Dancing with the Stars practice at the dance studio on Wednesday.