DO-GOODERS
Help Save Music Education With VH1 and WJM's Music Fund

At last week's TEDx event at the United Nations, Paul Cothran, Vice President & Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation brought the world's youngest social impact rock band, WJM, to the stage, while announcing that the two are teaming to create a new fundraising program for children's education. It is an initiative that will be pushed by kid for kids.

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children.

DO-GOODERS
Cosmic Gate To Participate In Pioneer DJ's Art Mix Project

Cosmic Gate is joining an inspiring group of other DJ/producers as they prepare to participate in Pioneer’s DJ Art Mix Exhibition. With the help of renowned German urban illustrator Norm/ab_artig, Nic Chagall and Bossi will be designing a unique one-of-a-kind Cosmic Gate CDJ. Once completed, this rare piece will be auctioned off with other participating DJs’ CDJs in a month-long online auction, commencing mid-October. A worthy cause, all proceeds will go to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

TV TALK
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Biopic Premieres This Fall

Grab a one-way ticket, and hop aboard VH1's train headed straight to Nostalgia Land. This October, the network will premiere the made-for -TV biopic of the beloved 90’s group TLC. VH1 released the trailer just this past week and fans are silly intoxicated with anticipation.

The film, appropriately titled CrazySexyCool, will tell the story of Tionne “T-boz” Watkins (played by Drew Sidora), the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (played by Lil Mama), and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas (played by KeKe Palmer). Follow the tale of the legendary trio: from their humble beginnings in Atlanta, Georgia to their worldwide superstardom.

CAUSE OF THE WEEK
Get EMPOWERED With Alicia Keys and National HIV Testing Day

If you follow VH1's new series of public service ads where pop phenomenon Alicia Keys shares a conversation with different women each week, it may seem unlikely that people from such different backgrounds could have so much in common. On the surface, you have a graduate student from San Francisco, a Texan widow, and a mother from Portland among others. Yet underneath the veneer of their seemingly simple and unconnected lives, each woman is very similar in that they are all silently struggling with one of the world's deadliest epidemics: HIV.

In a partnership with the Greater Than AIDS Organization, Alicia Keys has filmed these adverts as a way to encourage women to get tested and live in spite of the hardships that HIV inflicts on people around the world. The name of this campaign is EMPOWERED and with the support of VH1, the message of this charitable cause will help reach millions of viewers. Conversations with the women featured in this campaign will help reveal how people struggling with the disease can empower others by showing how they carry on their lives. Today, which is National HIV Testing Day, people all around the country are not only encouraged to share EMPOWERED's message, but also to help prevent the disease by getting tested.

TV TALK
Bringing the “Real” Back to Reality TV

After a lack luster season from its New York counterparts, Stevie J and the rest of the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast return for Season 2 of the VH1 series. Picking up right where it left off, tangled in a web of love, sex, lies, and misplaced aggression, all 11 original cast members treated their audience to a night of pure entertainment.

From the continued love triangle between Stevie J, Mimi Faust and Joseline Hernandez, which looks to be materializing into a Marvel Comic-esque battle of good versus evil, Mommy Maid versus The Prostitute, to Momma Dee's deluded depiction of her son, Lil Scrappy as Atlanta’s Prince William while sipping red wine through a straw. Her extreme exhibition of undeniable tactlessness delivers a ratchet rawness uncommon to reality television.

NIGHT STALKER
Master of the Mix Premiere Party

Watch the Season 3 premiere of Master of the Mix on VH1 tonight, April 1st at 10pm.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Emily B. Leaves Love and Hip Hop

Emily B. took to her Twitter account to say...

“There will be a 3rd Season of #loveandhiphop NY but I will not be a cast member. The show was a great experience.. Thank you Mona and Stefan.”

A few moments later she hinted that there may be an other project in the works...

“But…. You won’t miss me for long ;) hmmm.. #Vh1”

On Love and HipHop, Emily was portrayed as the sad single mother who just wanted her baby father to step up and put her and their family first. From season one to season two we watched Emily grow into an independent lady with goals that didn’t revolve around her and rapper Fab’s relationship. Recently Fabolous and Emily have been spotted out together publicly acting like a real couple! So it looks like she finally may have gotten what she wanted.

DO-GOODERS
Kris Allen Kicks Off VH1's Save The Music Tour

Yesterday afternoon, pop superstar and American Idol winner Kris Allen came to Robert Frost Middle School in Los Angeles to kick off Starburst's Music With The Masters Series; which benefits the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The first of three events held in various cities over the coming months included Allen performing his hit single "Live Like We're Dying" with the school band and walking them on a tour through his musical history.

The presentation also featured Allen covering some of his favorite songs throughout time (including Coolio's "Gangstas Paradise" and to "keep the crowds interested," "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears). He capped the presentation by performing his new hit "The Vision of Love." To top off the event, in conjunction with Starburst, he donated the piano used in both music video and his performance to the school. Overall, the event served as a great kick off to the series in conjunction with which Starburst is donated $250k to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

HAPPENINGS
Party with Your Pooch at Shadow

Did you know that black dogs and cats are last adopted, first euthanized? On Saturday, March 10th, Celebrity Catwalk will host "MardiPaws: Back in Black," a star-studded evening of drinks and entertainment to benefit dog and cat rescue. The event's A-list emcees include Ramona Singer of "Real Housewives of New York," Yandy Smith of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop," Ryan Nickulas of Logo's "The A-List: New York," choreographer and author Darrin Henson, and WPIX11's Francesca Maxime. Guests will enjoy celebrity sightings, games, competitions, and a spectacular silent auction featuring designs by Vienna Couture Canine, Haute Puppy, and INAMORADA, plus other goodies for pets and people.