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The Last Client Lou Pearlman Ever Signed: Sean Van Der Wilt

Among the most underrated triple threats of the decade is Sean Van Der Wilt. After opening up for the Black Eyed Peas, dancing alongside Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Usher, Rihanna, Beyonce and other legendary musicians as well as appearing in films such as My Week With Marilyn, Bring It On and The Producers, to name a few, Sean's career was obviously picking up steam as he headed for stardom. Most notably, Sean was the last client to ever be signed by the infamous music mogul Lou Pearlman, who established his notoriety by signing and building boy bands such as The Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Aaron Carter and more, before it was learned that Pearlman had been running one of biggest Ponzi schemes in entertainment history. Then came a huge blow to the thrilling roller coaster ride of success Sean was experiencing in 2008, when Pearlman was caught on the run and sentenced to 25 years in prison, pleading guilty to conspiracy, money laundering, and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding. Amidst the Pearlman debacle, family health issues and a tarnished ex-record label, Sean amazingly regained his momentum, performing alongside Pong Long for the inaugural ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, acting in theatrically distributed films (listed above) and most recently linking up with Mark Cole (Chris Brown, etc) to produce his latest single and music video, "SWC" (Shoulda Woulda, Coulda) released by VEVO less than two weeks ago. The video features the stunning Tyne Stecklein (of Dancing with the Stars acclaim) and clearly marks Sean's re-entrance to the world of pop, now with a new dash of EDM to go along with his already familiar dance, stunning voice and his indisputable and remarkable showmanship. His new single, "All In" will be premiered at one of Hollywood's finest venues and one of the biggest, most prestigious events of the year. Details soon to be announced. Watch the SWC video here

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Beyonce And Travis Scott Are Reportedly Working On Music Together

Who would have imagined Beyonce and Travis Scott would be embarking on new music together? According to Tone Stith, talks of a collaboration between the two artists were buzzing for L.A. songwriters.

Speaking to VIBE for our Views From The Studio series, the 20-year-old shared how his single "Good Company" with Swae Lee and Quavo was created with Beyonce and Travis Scott in mind.

"I made the track originally for Travis Scott and Beyonce because somebody told me they were looking for a song but he [Swae] heard the track and was like, "Let me do something with this."

"Good Company" was also conceived by way of a pick-up basketball game. "They just came over to the house one day. Swae Lee came over first and we were playing basketball," the singer continued. "I don't know if everybody loves basketball, it was a good ice breaker."

Nobody was aware that the "Sicko Mode" rapper was in talks of collaborating with Queen Yonce herself, but we are obviously all here for it. The Houston natives are fans of each other as Bey attended Scott's Astroworld tour last year with Jay Z.

Stream Tone Stith's "Good Company" single below.

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A Billie Holiday Documentary Is Currently In The Works

A documentary about beloved jazz great Billie Holiday--appropriately titled Billie--is in the works and will reportedly feature new interviews from the icon's contemporaries.

According to The Hollywood Reporter James Erskine will helm the film and has received support from the successor to Billie Holiday's estate, Concord. The film will follow Holiday's life through the eyes of 1970's journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl.

More than 200 hours of interviews with Charles Mingus, Sarah Vaughn, Tony Bennett, Count Basie will be featured, as well as some of Holiday's classmates, her step-parents, her cellmate, her drug dealer, her pimp and even the FBI agent who arrested her will be in the documentary.

Kuehl died in 1979 without completing her book about the "Strange Fruit" singer. Her interviews will be seen for the first time in the forthcoming documentary.

Holiday, real name, Eleanora Fagan, died in 1959. Her life was brought to the big screen in 1972 in the now beloved film Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams.

"We are thrilled to be working with the creative team of James Erskine and New Black Films, who have taken great care to produce a documentary that honors the life and work of Billie Holiday in an exciting, genre-defying way," she said in a statement.

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Barack Obama Tweets About Duke Basketball Star Zion Williamson's Injury

On Wednesday evening (Feb. 20), former President Barack Obama took time out of his day-to-day activities to sit court side at a Duke vs. North Carolina basketball game. While reports of a $2,900 ticket to attend the game circulated, it was main attraction Zion Williamson that generated everyone’s attention, including No. 44.

During regulation, Williamson tore through his Nike sneaker and injured his knee, immediately taking him out of the game. The Blue Devils succumbed to the Tar Heels 72-88. Since Williamson’s injury, Obama tweeted his well wishes for one of college basketball’s most talked about athletes.

Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2019

Zion's shoe: destroyed 😳 pic.twitter.com/LqQ2te0Jay

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 21, 2019

Since his time at Duke, the power forward has broken the university’s basketball records, namely the single-game points data held by a freshman. Williamson has also garnered attention from the NBA’s leading athletes, specifically LeBron James. The Los Angeles Laker praised Williamson for his athleticism and command of the game.

“With his athleticism, with what we all see, to jump well beyond the 10-foot rim is incredible,” James said to USA Today. “I think what’s also incredible is at his size his speed, his agility, his quickness. And then to add on to that, I think he’s just a great kid.”

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