Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of ‘Me’
After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005’s “The Way It Is” and 2007’s “Just Like You,” Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on “A Different Me,” due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. “The first two albums were more … painful,” she tells Billboard over lunch in Los Angeles. “It’s a different me this time: a young woman who’s still growing and finding myself, exploring life through different routes musically and in other areas. I wrote more about other people’s situations than my own. I’m moving forward.” “A Different Me” features Cole collaborating with a combination of marquee names and newcomers, including Polow Da Don, the Runners, Neffu, Kwame, Orthodox & Ransom and the Trackmasters. On her previous albums, Cole worked with such songwriter/producers as Greg Curtis, Missy Elliott, Scott Storch, Bryan-Michael Cox, Rodney Jerkins and Sean Garrett. (Continue Reading…)

Beyonce on Offers for Wedding Pics: ‘Ridiculous!’
Beyonce insists she would have never considered selling photos of her hush-hush wedding to Jay-Z to a glossy celebrity magazine. Still, the singer acknowledges that she was amazed at the amount of money that was offered. Now, they offer crazy money that’s just ridiculous,” she said in a recent interview, laughing. “But in the end, absolutely not. It’s so not worth it. If anything, if you wanna put something out, then put it out, not for (money).” Beyonce and Jay-Z were married in April in an intimate ceremony in New York City. (Continue Reading…)

Massive Malaria Vaccine Trial to Begin in Africa
Researchers trying to create the world’s first malaria vaccine are launching a massive medical trial as early as next month involving 16,000 children that could be the largest such trial ever conducted on children in Africa. British-drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC is teaming with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, which is an anti-malaria charity funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and clinics and research centers in Africa to develop a malaria vaccine. “This is probably going to be one of the largest studies in infants and in children in Africa,” said Joe Cohen, a top vaccine researcher for GlaxoSmithKline. Malaria, caused by parasites and spread by mosquitoes, kills nearly 1 million people every year, most of them children in Africa. The trial may start as early as next month, and should be well under way by January, said Cohen. (Continue Reading…)

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