At first, R&B singer <strong>Monica</strong> wanted no part of reality television. "I assumed (producers) would not want a reality show about my life as it really is, because my life is drama-free now," the <strong>College Park native</strong> said recently. "If they wanted drama, they would have had to have caught me 10 years ago." <!--more-->


Listen to <strong>Maria More</strong> every weekday at 10:35am on Hot 107.9 for your <strong>Midday Motivation</strong>. Today’s quote: “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” -- <strong>Napoleon Hill</strong> Click below to read the rest of Maria's More's Midday Motivation. <!--more-->

On Thursday, <strong>Rihanna’s</strong> first televised interview since her assault at the hands of former boyfriend <strong>Chris Brown</strong> in February will air. Excerpts of the interview were released today. Click here for details. <!--more-->

Check out <strong>Snoop Dogg's</strong> new video, <strong>"Gangsta Luv,"</strong> featuring Atlanta's own, <strong>The Dream</strong>. The video is the first single from Snoop's forthcoming album, <strong>"Malice in Wonderland,"</strong> dropping on December 8. <!--more-->

<strong>Keyshia Cole's</strong> mama is always up to somethang. This is too funny! I am so glad my mama ain't off the chain. Tell me what you think. <!--more-->

Did <strong>Kanye West</strong> dump his muse <strong>Amber Rose</strong>? Are her days of living in the spotlight over? What do you think? Were you growing tired of seeing her anyway?<!--more-->

<strong>T.I.</strong> is still keeping an eye on things while serving his year-and-a-day prison sentence in Arkansas for felony weapons charges. Last week, <strong>Ludacris</strong> tweeted that he spoke to his fellow Atlanta heavyweight. Click below for details. <!--more-->

Apparently <strong>Whitney Houston's</strong> New Jersey mansion is up for sale, at half price. Click below for details. <!--more-->

The <strong>2009 Soul Train Awards</strong> are taping today at the <strong>Georgia World Congress Center</strong>. Click below for a full list of nominees. <!--more-->

When <strong>voters</strong> go to the polls <strong>tomorrow</strong>, Atlanta voters will see smart, experienced, honest and hard-working candidates for mayor on the ballot: <strong>Kasim Reed, Lisa Borders, Jesse Spikes</strong> and <strong>Mary Norwood</strong>. Who will you be voting for? <!--more-->

R&B diva <strong>Beyoncé</strong> will be hitting fans with a pair of major releases and a <strong>TV special</strong> just in time for the holiday season. First up is the November 23 release of <strong>"I Am ... Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas,</strong> a two-disc live CD/DVD compilation recorded earlier this year at the hotel/casino.<!--more-->

Students at the <strong>Atlanta University Center</strong> united to become a family and rejoiced yesterday that all the people that were involved in Saturday morning’s <strong>bus accident</strong> survived. Only one <strong>Morehouse College</strong> student was seriously hurt and remains at <strong>Grady Memorial Hospital.</strong> <!--more-->