Quote: "We had dinners with the producers every day, like a family. It was like a camp. Weekends off. You could go and jump in the pool and ride bikes... The ocean and grass and sunshine... It was a really safe place." Beyonce made sure to have fun with her collaborator pals Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and The-Dream while recording new music in the posh Hamptons area in New York.
Fact: Pop superstar Beyonce performed the second of four sold out dates at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday (16Aug11) in front of a star-studded crowd - her rapper husband Jay Z was joined in the audience by hip-hop moguls Russell Simmons and Sean Combs, director Brett Ratner and R&B singer/songwriters Ne-YO and The-Dream. The Crazy In Love hitmaker is due to return to the venue for two more concerts on Thursday (18Aug11) and Friday (19Aug11).
Quote: "Christina’s very attached. She doesn’t let anybody near that baby. Not even me sometimes!" R&B singer/producer The-Dream has his wife Christina Milian to contend with when he wants to spend time with their four-month-old baby daughter Violet.
Quote: "Nope, there's not another album, this is it. Nobody appreciates music so I'm out. I'm out. I'm good, so take that... So it's out." R&B star The-Dream is sticking by his promise to retire as a singer after the release of his third album LOVE KING in June (10).
Quote: "I am nervous about giving birth to the baby. That's probably the most nerve-wracking part of it all. Every day I wonder, 'What happens if she comes earlier than expected?'" Pop star Christina Milian is wracked with nerves about giving birth to her first child with husband The-Dream.
Quote: "I don't know how it happened, man. Everyone is telling me I need to finesse (fire) some people, but I don't play the politics game. I'm a busy man." R&B hitmaker The-Dream refuses to dwell on his Grammy Awards snub. The singer/producer's second album, Love vs. Money, was named among the top 10 albums of the year (09) by both Rolling Stone and Time magazines, but failed to garner any nominations for the 2010 ceremony.