Ten to One: The Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 (Honorable Mention)

Okay, so some of your favorite artists were thiiis close to making our Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 list. To others, we say "thanks, but no thanks." Below are five additional goodies we're checking for, followed by albums that artists can keep to themselves.

Game, The R.E.D. Album (Interscope) – Jayceon believes in the beats executive producer Pharrell Williams supplied. So much so that he got the Star Trak (Williams’ label) logo tatted on his right arm. And with Ryan Leslie, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown and a ton of other guests, the music has to be incredible, right?

Eminem, Relapse 2 (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) – The sober Slim Shady stood up last year after a few rehab stints and proved his flow was still sick as ever. Since we already got our fix in May, the anticipation isn’t as high. But Mr. Mathers returned to the studio even more clearheaded, so expect a more lucid lyricist this time around.

Nicki Minaj, TBD (Young Money/Universal) – Although half the time she raps like Rosie from The Jetsons, Nicki Minaj has mastered the fine art of combining quirky and sexy. But she's not sliding on looks alone; the girl can rhyme. Her debut album will show if female hip-hop's next great hope is the real thing, or faker than Barbie's figure.

Rick Ross, The Teflon Don (Maybach Music/Def Jam) – The boss stomped on all the critics last year with his critically acclaimed Deeper Than Rap, even putting the cuffs on 50 Cent, who had the most jokes for the former correctional officer. This time around Ricky is lifting his gangster image to untouchable status. With his lyrical improvement obvious and a cast of talented producers, including the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League riding with him, we expect more heat from Miami this year.

The-Dream, Love King (Radio Killa/Def Jam) – Terius spent his first two albums battling hate and money with love, but after putting a ring on Christina Milian this winter, it’s clear that his heart won. What twists and turns will the singer/songwriter’s love rollercoaster take us on now that his love’s locked down? We can’t wait to find out.


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Three weeks into his battle with COVID-19, Jeremih has been removed from the ICU and transferred to a regular room at the Chicago medical center where he is receiving treatment. The 33-year-singer was at his mother, Gwenda Starling’s, home when he started feeling ill earlier in the month.

Within a couple of hours, he couldn't walk properly and decided to go to the hospital, where he has been since Nov. 5. “A couple hours later he was calling me saying, ‘Mom, I need to go to the hospital. All of a sudden he couldn’t walk,” Sterling told ABC Chicago. “He was barely walking. He was holding his stomach.”

Thankfully, Jeremih’s condition got worse from there. He was in critical condition and placed on a ventilator. Starling described the experience as a “tremendous nightmare.”

“The whole family was just so saddened and just shocked, first of all. After we gout out of that whole shock thing, it was like ‘OK, we’ve got to pray.’”

Jeremih’s condition has slowly improved over the last several days. His mother noted that she knew he was healing when he started asking her for real food. “I got so teary-eyed, but I get so joyful at the same time because he’s pulling through,” she said.

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‘Chappelle’s Show’ Removed From Netflix At Dave Chappelle’s Request

Chappelle’s Show is no longer streaming on Netflix, at the request of Dave Chappelle. The comedian reached out to the company to ask them to remove the series, for which he received no residuals, and they quickly complied.

On Tuesday (Nov. 24), Chappelle’s posted an Instagram video from a recent stand-up show, called Unforgiven, where he further explained his reasoning for not wanting the Viacom/CBS-owned show to stream on Netflix. “[ViacomCBS] didn’t have to pay me because I signed the contract,” he explained of the sketch comedy show. “But is that right? I found out that these people were streaming my work and they never had to ask me or they never have to tell me. Perfectly legal ‘cause I signed the contract. But is that right? I didn’t think so either.

“That’s why I like working for Netflix,” he continued. “I like working for Netflix because when all those bad things happened to me, that company didn’t even exist. And when I found out they were streaming Chappelle’s Show, I was furious. How could they not– how could they not know? So you know what I did? I called them and I told them that this makes me feel bad. And you want to know what they did? They agreed that they would take it off their platform just so I could feel better.”

Episodes of Chapelle's Show had been streaming on Netflix for about a month. While the showw has been wiped from the streaming outlet, episodes remain on Comedy Central, CBS All Access, and HBO Max.

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‘Black Panther’ Sequel Will Reportedly Begin Filming In Atlanta Next Year

Filming on the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther is set to begin next summer. Marvel Studios will start shooting the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel in July 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The series are the priority, “ a source told THR of Marvel’s film strategy going into next year. “Ramping them up takes a lot of focus. The movie machinery is well established.”

The shoot will last at least six months. Princess Shuri, the character played by Letitia Wright, who plays King T’Challa's sister Princess Shuri, could take on an expanded role given the death of Chadwick Boseman.

Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta will reportedly join the cast, while Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Windsor Duke are also expected to return for the second installment of the Marvel film.

In September, Black Panther’s executive producer Victoria Alonso denied rumors that Boseman would appear in the film via CGI technology. “There's only one Chadwick, and he's not with us,” Alonso said. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, in reality.”

Boseman, 43, passed away from colon cancer in August.

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