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Jennifer Hudson & John Legend To Hit Concert Stage Together -- EXCLUSIVE

John Legend and The Roots have some very special guests for their special UNSTAGED concert on Thursday (September 23) in New York City. can exclusively confirm that Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, Melanie Fiona and Common will all hit the concert stage as part of UNSTAGED, an original series from American Express in partnership with VEVO and YouTube.

If you don’t have tickets to the show, don’t worry! Tune into the live online concert, directed by Spike Lee, on September 23 at!

FYI: John and The Roots have their new album, Wake Up!, on iTunes and in stores now!

(RED): The Lazarus Effect PSA!

(RED) is introducing The Lazarus Effect Campaign, intended to increase awareness for its efforts to fight AIDS in Africa.

The campaign, directed by renowned photographer Brigitte Lacombe, has celebrities rattle off items that could be bought for 40 cents (the value of one day’s worth of life transforming antiretroviral medication).

Celebs featured: Bono, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, Iman, Hugh Jackman, Orlando Bloom, Lucy Liu, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Michelle Rodriguez, Gwen Stefani, Hayden Christensen, Don Cheadle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ludacris, Common, Benicio Del Toro, Dakota Fanning and Christy Turlington.

The Lazarus Effect documentary will air on May 24 on HBO with director Spike Jonze as executive producer. Watch the PSA below!


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James Franco & Mila Kunis: New 'Date Night' Stills!

The unconventional Whippit (Mila Kunis) and Taste (James Franco) are about to have a very strange encounter with a married couple in this new promo pic for the upcoming comedy, Date Night, out April 9.

Also pictured below: Leighton Meester plays Katy, a babysitter for a couple out on the town for a memorable date night. Common and Jimmi Simpson are in a hot pursuit of a married couple on a very strange date night. Mark Wahlberg plays a perpetually shirtless security expert who comes to the air of a beleaguered couple (Steve Carrell and Tina Fey).

Date Night opens everywhere on Friday, April 9. Check out the official website at!

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Shack Up At Hotel 944 Super Bowl Weekend

Still figuring out how to celebrate the Super Bowl this coming weekend?

Tickets and VIP Packages are still available for Hotel 944′s Super Bowl blowout, with three days and nights of entertainment with celebs on hand at the Miami Beach’s Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel!

Common and Drake are headlining Friday night before a Saturday party to support Haiti with Wyclef Jean and Kid Sister!

Check out rates at or text GAME to TXT944 for your chance to win tickets.

Kate Bosworth is Diesel Delectable

Kate Bosworth sits front row at the Diesel Black Gold Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Tent at Bryant Park on Tuesday (February 17) in New York City.

The 26-year-old actress toted around the Mulberry “Jenah” bag in black and wore a black Maler cardigan with gray insets, Wilba silk scarf, a black Trenis Singlet tank, and a blue Oxer skirt, all from the Diesel Black Gold Collection.

Sitting next in the front row was to Kate was rapper Common, Irish singer Roisin Murphy and Nicole Richie.

Other pictures include Kate and on-again boyfriend James Rousseau at Joans on Third restaurant in West Hollywood on February 11.

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Common Installs Softwear

Common wears his own design while out shopping earlier in the week at the Dolce & Gabbana store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor/rapper wore his “I Used To Love Her” t-shirt from his upcoming t-shirt line, Softwear by Microsoft (out in Spring 2009).

Other pictures include Common departing LAX airport in Los Angeles on Friday (February 6) with his girlfriend, tennis champ Serena Williams (she most recently won the Australian Open).

10+ pictures inside of Softwear sexy CommonMore Here! »

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Common Interview -- Exclusive

Common took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with about his narration work with Gatorade, what it was like shooting Wanted with Angelina Jolie and why he’s a pescatarian. Here’s what the 36-year-old actor/rapper had to say:

JJ: Are you Internet savvy? Which blogs do you read?

C: I definitely check my Think Common blog, Kanye West’s blog, and Hypebeast.

JJ: What are you working on in NY?

C: I’m here doing promotion for my new album, Universal Mind Control, which came out in December. We’ll be doing a lot of live performances and shooting some spots. I’m doing some stuff at All-Star weekend, and also I’ll be doing something with Ludacris in LA in February.

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