R. Kelly

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  • Birth Name: Robert Sylvester Kelly
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/08/1967, Capricorn
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; record producer
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Idol's C.J. Harris Discusses Facing Adversity as a Black Country Artist

C.J. Harris has come a long way from playing bars in Jasper, Alabama to making it to the Top 6 on Season 13 of American Idol — and his journey wasn't without a few bumps along the way. Harris weathered some pretty harsh criticism on the show about his singing style, but that was nothing compared to some of the prejudice he faced back home when he was first starting out as a musician.

"I would go in some bars and people didn't want to see [me]," Harris told TVGuide.com this week. "It didn't matter how good I was. They didn't want to hear it. I've had people walk out on me. I've booked shows back at home, and I'd come and play the show, and the owner would come up to me and say, 'Hey, people just aren't enjoying your music tonight. We want you to cut it short.' It was obviously because of one reason. I've dealt with that."

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Top Videos: Fallon's Tonight Show, Parks and Rec Webisode, Marlon Wayans' New Comedy Channel

This week, Jimmy Fallon made his debut as host of The Tonight Show, and welcomed a host of celebrity guests — the most entertaining of which was Kristen Wiig, who did her entire interview in character as One Direction's Harry Styles. With NBC devoting its prime time programming to Olympics coverage, Parks and Recreation launched its online spin-off The Hapley Group, and Parenthood's companion web series incorporated the show's long-awaited crossover with Friday Night Lights. Also bowing this week were Marlon Wayans' new comedy channel, and Chipotle's original web series Farmed and Dangerous. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Top Moments: Homeland Leaves Us Hanging, and Gaga and X-Tina's Diva Duet

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10. Strangest Showstopper:
 On The X Factor, it's not the three finalists that everyone is buzzing about but judge Paulina Rubio, who performs her song, "Boys Will Be Boys." Dressed in what appears to be an armored black teddy topped with marabou feather epaulets, Pau Pau is a vision in fetishwear as she prances around on stage, whipping ...
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Delvin Choice: I Believe I Can Fly
R. Kelly Performs
R. Kelly: Step In The Name Of Love
The Ragtime Gals: Ignition (Remix)

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Year Title Description
2013 SKEE VAULT TV Show Series, Remarks by
2013 R. Kelly Takeover TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 R. Kelly Sings Sam Cooke TV Show Series, Performer
2013 BET Experience TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 BET Awards 2013 TV Show Series, Performer

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Top Moments: Blacklist Has Serious Daddy Issues

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14. Worst Name-Dropping: 
Country diva Juliette exerts her power over reality star Layla by switching sets and stealing her duet with boyfriend Will on Nashville. In return, Layla anonymously calls TMZ and reveals that it was Juliette who broke up the marriage of one of the country's most well-known couples. At least this will make good material for a song?

13. Worst Missed Connection: Yes, everyone knows that Simon Cowell loves to be mean. But the acerbic judge accidentally takes it too... read more

Saturday Night Live: How Did Lady Gaga Do as Host?

Lady Gaga pulled double duty as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live and she didn't hesitate to poke a little fun at herself. The night's sketches included a glimpse into the future, with a washed-up Gaga reminiscing about her glory days in her Upper West Side apartment, where she's forced to call upon her superintendent to keep her company. On the musical side, Gaga was joined by special guest R. Kelly for her single "Do What U Want."Check out highlights from the episode below:

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Listen to Lady Gaga and R. Kelly's Collaboration "Do What U Want"

Lady Gaga has debuted the latest single from her forthcoming albumARTPOP: a collaboration with R. Kelly called "Do What U Want."

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VIDEO: R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet Adds New Chapters

R. Kelly's Closet is getting a little bigger.

Trapped in the Closet, the singer's "hip-hopera" that currently stands at 22 chapters (available on DVD), will add 11 more to its canon Friday, premiering the extra hour of footage on IFC at 9/8c.

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Ex-Wives of Eddie Murphy, Prince and Will Smith Join VH1's Hollywood Exes

Hollywood's starter wives aren't finished yet.

VH1 will debut its new series Hollywood Exes this summer. The show will follow the ex-wives of Eddie Murphy, Prince, Will Smith, Jose Canseco and R. Kelly, the network announced Wednesday.

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