Mary J. Blige sings R&B tunes. She's one of the more respected artists in that genre.

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Mary J. Blige is both in Shape and still in mourning.

The 42-year old Grammy winner covers the latest issue of this magazine, showing off an impressively flat stomach and saying she remains inspired by the tragic death of Whitney Houston.

Mary J. Blige Shape Cover

Saying that event "really crushed her," Blige expounds on how it changed her life.

“I haven’t had a drink in a year and three months," according to the artist. "I had quit for a long time but started again about five years ago. I’m off it completely once more, and now I feel stronger than ever.”

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Burger King is no longer in the fast food business with Mary J. Blige.

The chain has pulled a controversial ad from the airwaves, citing a music licensing issue, but causing many to wonder if it gave in to pressure from critics who believe the spot is an insult to African-Americans.

In response to Blige standing atop a counter and singing about "crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla," lifestyle publication Madame Noire has written an open letter to the Grammy winner that reads:

“Having a black woman sing about chicken was no mistake. They’re trying to reach the ‘urban’ (aka black) demographic and they used you. Because God knows black folk won’t buy anything unless there’s a song, and preferably a dance, attached to it.”

Salma Hayek, Jay Leno and David Beckham have also been hired to pitch this new product and Burger King claims the commercial will air again once the licensing issue is solved.

Watch above and decide for yourself: Should it be yanked?


UPDATE:  Blige has released the following statement: “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that's not what was happening in that clip.

"I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you’re a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw go out."

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American Idol delivered bad news to Jeremy Rosado last night, as this aspiring singer became the first finalist to be eliminated on season 11.

But the competition also provided a bit of good news for Jeremy a, audience members in attendance and viewers around the world, as one of this generation's true superstars took to the stage and gave the Idols an idea of how it's truly done.

Take it away, Mary J. Blige! Check out this superstar's rendition of "Why," courtesy of last night's results show, now:

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The most adorable media tour in America stopped by The View this morning.

Following appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Today Show, among other stops, Justin Bieber sat down with the ladies on this ABC gabfest. He then took to the stage and performed a version of "Mistletoe" with a very special guest: Mary J. Blige!

Have you purchased the artist's holiday album yet?!? If not, watch his latest rendition of this instant classic now and then hurry up and do so!

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On an evening chock full of impressive performances, Mary J. Blige stood among the best last night.

Following an introduction by Alanis Morissette, the artist - accompanied by Drake - belted out a version of "Mr. Wrong" and then paid tribute to the late Heavy D, saying: "Rest in peace to my dear friend, my loved one, my brother, the lovable and great Heavy D. I miss you so much brother. God bless."

Blige's new album drops this week. Sit back and watch her performance now:

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Opening up about an emotional topic, Mary J. Blige told VH1's Behind the Music that being molested when she was a child made her feel "worthless."

Last night, the Grammy award-winning singer gave a candid interview in which she talks about her difficult childhood and molested at the age of five.

Discussing the sexual abuse, Mary said: "When I was five years old I was molested and just, you know. I remember feeling, literally right before it happened, I just could not believe that this person was going to do this to me."

Mary J. Blige Photograph

However, the fear and anger soon turned to blaming herself. She added: "That thing followed me all my life. The shame of thinking my molestation was my fault."

"It led me to believe I wasn't worth anything."

Mary also opened up about her alcohol problems and credits husband Kendu for her ability to quit: "When I stopped drinking, it was willpower."

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Forget Bieber Fever for a moment.

There's another outbreak in Hollywood: it's the celebrity trend of attending event in a one-strapped red dress.

Although the details differ slightly, Taylor Swift, Eva Longoria and Mary J. Blige were all spotted in recent weeks donning a variation of this style. Would you wear it? What do you think of it?

Red Dresses

Who looks best in her red dress?


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A slew of celebrities, many of them from the world of hip hop, have been implicated in an enormous steroid scandal that makes the rear end on Kim Kardashian look small.

According to The Times Union of Albany, the following names have been linked to the performance enhancing drug bust:

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  • 50 Cent
  • Tyler Perry
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Timbaland
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Sylvestor Stallone

Now, we've seen a few minutes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne - and if the dude is on drugs, they certainly aren't enhancing the performance of this awful sitcom.

The newspaper cites information from "several cooperating witnesses" in the investigation, stating:

"Blige and other stars were shipped prescribed human growth hormone or steroids - sometimes under fictitious names - at hotels, productions studios, private residences, an upscale Manhattan fitness club and through the Long Island office of Michael Diamond, a chiropractor affiliated with the celebrities."

However, the article also reads: "Law enforcement officials have said they have no evidence in their sprawling multi-state probe that customers, including Blige or other entertainers, violated any laws."

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Is Mary J. Blige rocking out to her own tunes in this picture?

It's hard to know for sure. Is the diva smiling because she has an up close, personal view of Jennifer Love Hewitt and her boobs? That's pretty much certain.

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The Grammy Award-nominated singer and beautiful actress share a moment here between takes of the series, Ghost Whisperer, on which Blige is guest starring.

No, the name of the show does not refer to either of the Olsen twins. But we can see how you'd make that mistake.

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Britney Spears, you are not alone.

Sure, Paris Hilton may have moved on and countless fans may be sick of your no-pants-wearing ways, but a Grammy Award-winning artist is coming to your defense.

Britney Spears on GMA

Reformed drug addict, Mary J. Blige, says Spears is just going a bit wild with her newfound freedom and will soon settle down again.

"I know that at some point in our lives we've had a situation like Britney's, meaning that we all were with someone we thought loved us and actually didn't," Blige shared. "We make mistakes. I am looking at Britney as a human being just like myself. I messed up big time in my life."

For the sake of Jayden James Federline, let's hope Mary is right. The kid needs a responsible mother, Brit.

Do you want him to turn out like Brandon Davis?

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