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Mary J. Blige Won't Adopt | Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige Won't Adopt

Originally posted 09/24/2009 09:30AM

Don't expect Mary J. Blige to join the ranks of celebrities adopting – she's already got her hands full.

"I don't think I'll do foster care or adopt, to be quite honest," the singer, 38, said at the Cipriani 42nd Street for New Yorkers for Children event where she was honored. "I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that [would be] poor parenting on my [part]."

Blige is stepmother to two children, Jordan, 11, and Nas, 10, with husband Kendu Isaacs, who also has a grown daughter, Brianna, 23.

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The Amazing Race Introduces Contestant with Asperger's Syndrome

The Amazing Race Introduces Contestant with Asperger's Syndrome

Originally posted 09/23/2009 08:30AM

Zev Glassenberg says he has "as good a shot as anybody to win the race"

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Mary J. Blige to Headline at Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party | Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige to Headline at Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party

Originally posted 09/10/2009 12:00PM

The big show on Emmy night may actually take place after all the awards have been handed out – Grammy winner Mary J. Blige will perform at the 13th annual Entertainment Tonight Emmy party, at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles after the telecast.

"I am so excited to break the news that I will be performing at the ET Emmy party!" Blige said.

The Sept. 20 party, sponsored by PEOPLE, will also feature music spin by DJ Samantha Ronson. Previous performers to headline at the party include Prince, Duran Duran, Billy Idol and Earth, Wind and Fire.

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Mary J. Blige, Melissa Etheridge Help Fight Prop 8

Mary J. Blige, Melissa Etheridge Help Fight Prop 8

Originally posted 10/23/2008 10:00AM

While uncharacteristically mum about its choice for president, Hollywood's been highly vocal about another political issue – giving a loud "No" to Proposition 8.

And if those sentiments weren't clear enough, the concert by Melissa Etheridge and Mary J. Blige Tuesday night to fight Prop 8 raised $3.9 million.

The $1,000-a-head event was intended to help close the gap between the No on Prop 8 supporters, who have raised about $25 million, and the Yes on Prop 8 boosters, who have $27 million in their coffers, reports Variety.

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Mary J. Blige's Concert Shout-Out to Jay-Z & Beyoncé | Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige's Concert Shout-Out to Jay-Z & Beyoncé

Originally posted 04/06/2008 12:00PM

Mum was the wedding word from Jay-Z as he hit the stage in North Carolina on Saturday – a day after a friend says he married Beyoncé Knowles – revealing nothing about a ceremony and wearing no ring.

But co-headliner Mary J. Blige on the "Heart of the City" tour couldn't maintain the same level of silence, shouting to the sold-out Greensboro audience: "Congratulations to my man, Jay-Z, and my girl B," before starting her set with "You're All I Need."

Otherwise, it was musical business as usual for Jay-Z, who stuck to the concert script, performing on his own and doing duets with Blige. Beyoncé was nowhere to be seen, and his only reference to her came when he played a few notes of "Crazy in Love," then cut it off, saying, "Sorry, B." But this is something he does at every show.

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Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent in Steroid Probe | 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent in Steroid Probe

Originally posted 01/14/2008 10:55AM

Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland and Tyler Perry are among the names that have surfaced on a long list of people in a current New York investigation of those who may have obtained steroids or human growth hormones, the Albany Times Union reports.

No one on the list is being accused of violating the law, says the paper, which explains that the probe is about halting the flow of the drugs by doctors who illegally write prescriptions without seeing patients. Witnesses on Long Island who are cooperating with investigators reportedly supplied the names of the celebrities, but the probe is mostly concerned with doctors' actions.

A rep for Blige, Karynne Tencer, is quoted in The New York Times as saying: "Mary J. Blige has never taken any performance-enhancing illegal steroids."

Spokespeople for the others were not available for comment. – Stephen M. Silverman

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Mary J. Blige Says Her Husband Saved Her Life | Mary J. Blige

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Mary J. Blige Says Her Husband Saved Her Life

Originally posted 02/01/2007 10:20AM

After years of addiction and abuse that she says left her "totally done, spinning out of control, suicidal," this year's top Grammy honoree, Mary J. Blige, credits her husband with saving her life.

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Mary J. Blige Dominates Billboard Awards | Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige Dominates Billboard Awards

Originally posted 12/05/2006 08:15AM

Even Mary J. Blige was impressed: She won a whopping nine times at Monday's 2006 Billboard Music Awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist of the year, female R&B artist of the year and R&B/hip-hop album of the year (The Breakthrough) and song of the year ("Be Without You"), as well as Hot 100 airplay song of the year.

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Hear Mary J. Blige's New Album | Mary J. Blige

Hear Mary J. Blige's New Album

Originally posted 12/20/2005 06:00AM

Listen to Blige's Complete Album In Windows MediaIn Real Player She once sang about not wanting any more drama in her life, and it seems like Mary J. Blige has gotten her wish. "I'm content with Mary for the very first time," the 34-year-old R&B diva tells PEOPLE about what listeners will learn from her seventh studio album, The Breakthrough. "I love her, I like her, and I accept everything I cannot change and I accept the things that I can change about her. So they're actually getting a hopeful album from Mary J. Blige."

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Clay Aiken Learns to 'Play Fair' | Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken Learns to 'Play Fair'

Originally posted 10/20/2004 06:00AM

Clay Aiken wrapped up his solo tour this week, playing two concerts Monday to a screaming crowd at the North Carolina State Fair in his hometown of Raleigh. It's quite a new look at the fair for the "Invisible" singer, who admits that as a young boy he was too scared to get on the rides. "I was a very nervous child," he tells local paper The News & Observer. As he got to be a teen, his friends tried to persuade him to sing in the fair's karaoke booth, but he refused. "I was always so nervous. I didn't want to sing," he said. "I was always worried that someone was going to boo me." How times have changed. When tickets for his State Fair shows went on sale last month, they sold out in minutes (9 for the first show, 12 for the second, according to local CBS affiliate WRAL) – which is a good thing, since the American Idol runner-up was reportedly paid $100,000 for each show.

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