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TV Bits: ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Returning September 7

‘Stand Up To Cancer,’ the multi-network simulcast fundraiser, will return for its third edition in September. CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime airtime (8-9 PM ET/PT) for the special.  Cable networks HBO, HBO Latino, Bio, Lifetime Movie Network, Logo, MLB Network, mun2, Palladia and VH1 also have committed airtime to the telecast, with more expected to join in.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen’s Tenth Planet Prods are executive producing the show, which like past years will feature performances and celebrities answering calls in the phone bank.

The fundraising special returns September 7.

Video| VH1 Storytellers: Jill Scott

“When the writing is a labor & the tears falls onto paper & what is old is new again, this is the plight of the storyteller”- Jill Scott

The three-time Grammy Award winner commanded the stage on VH1 Storytellers, as she shared the stories behind her music. Proving once again she is one of the best vocalists and all-around performers of this generation, Scott belted through her early hits (“Gettin’ In The Way” “The Way”), seductive ballads (“Come See Me”) and feel-good jams (“Golden” “Blessed”) on the hour-long special.  Her rendition of “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)” is an aural orgasm.

Watch Jill DESTROY the stage below.

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Watch: Brandy – ‘Behind The Music’

From her multiplatinum successes to her million dollar mistakes, Brandy revealed all on last night’s episode of VH1’s Behind The Music. Recalling the most difficult times in her career, the “I Wanna Be Down” singer opened up about losing her close friend Whitney Houston, living up to media expectations, lying about her marriage, the downfall of her career, the fatal car crash, and finding love in the hour-long special. If you missed it, here’s your chance to hear Brandy in her own words. Watch below.

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Sneak Peek: Brandy – ‘Behind The Music’

Brandy recalls the highs and lows of her life and career for the latest episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, airing Wednesday at 9 p.m.  From the death of Whitney Houston to lying about her marriage and the car crash that continues to haunt her, nothing is off limits for the “Never Say Never” singer, who will release her sixth studio album, Two Eleven, this summer.   Watch a 10-minute preview of  the episode below.

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Preview: Nas – ‘Behind the Music’

Born to a jazz musician and a postal worker, Nas shares his journey from the streets of Queensbridge to the top of Billboard’s charts on the latest episode of VH1’s Behind the Music.  Along with those who know him best, the Illmatic rapper recalls the events that shaped him, including his parents’ separation, his days of dealing drugs, the death of a close friend, and his marriage to Kelis. Watch the ten-minute preview of the episode, which airs on Wednesday, below.

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New Music: T.I. – “Love This Life”

Since 2010’s No Mercy, we’ve heard mixtapes and guest spots from the KANG of the South. Finally, T.I. returns with the first single from his eighth studio album Trouble Man, due this summer.  Tip caters to the ladies on “Love This Life,” where he sings on the hook over the drum-heavy beat, provided by Mars of 1500 or Nothin’.  Though “Love This Life” offers nothing new from the three-time Grammy winner, its sure to have no problem finding a place on mainstream and urban radio.

Listen below.

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Sneak Peek: Game on ‘Behind the Music’

West Coast rapper Game shares his story of trial and triumph on VH1’s Behind the Music.

The rapper, born Jayceon Taylor, recounts his rough childhood, filled with drug abuse and violence, with testimonies from his parents, grandmother, and fiancée.  In the one-hour episode, airing Thursday (March 22), Game reveals his father’s troubled past, including the times he abused his mother and sexually assaulted his 11-year-old stepdaughter.

Watch a 9-minute preview of the episode below.

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T.I. Lands Guest Role on ‘Boss’ with Kelsey Grammar

T.I. has landed a season-long arc on the second season of Starz’ Boss, the critically acclaimed drama series, starring Kelsey Grammar.

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