Monday, December 7, 2009
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
HOLD onto your hats ...TV legend MR.T's replacement in the new A-Team movie has been confirmed.
UFC fighter QUINTON 'RAMPAGE' JACKSON is set to fill the infamous role of BA Baracus in the forthcoming remake.
The 6,1" American is a mixed martial artist and a former UFC Light-Heavyweight title holder.
Like Mr.T he is a devoted Christian and he has appeared in several acting roles to date, however he is set to hit the big time with this movie.
LIAM NEESON and Nip/Tuck star BRADLEY COOPER are already confirmed for the film.
Neeson will play Hannibal, while Cooper will take on the role of Face.
Rappers THE GAME and 50 CENT had both been in the running for the role, and earlier this week it was rumoured that The Game was actually confirmed as the new BA.
However, studio execs finally picked the charasmatic UFC star to star in the film after weeks of auditions.
The film is currently being filmed in Canada and is set for release next year.
Let's hope Quinton lives up to his predecessor, he'll go down in history if he does...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
It looks like a familiar face will be missing from the panel of judges on "American Idol" next season. Paula Abdul says her days of arguing with Simon are finito! Abdul broke the news on her Twitter page writing:
"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to #IDOL. I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all ...being a part of a show that I helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon ... What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me ... It truly has been breathtaking, especially over the past month ... I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all."
Abdul had been involved in contract negotiations with Fox this summer hoping for a raise, but it looks like she and executives couldn't see eye-to-eye. Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest are all scheduled to return to next season. Seacrest says he is "shocked and saddened" by Paula's announcement.
The news comes on the heels of Fox's announcement that new judge Kara DioGuardi would be returning to the series for her second year. Fox quickly issued a statement regarding Paula's departure, writing:
"Paula Abdul has been an important part of the American Idol family over the last eight seasons and we are saddened that she has decided not to return to the show. While Paula will not be continuing with us, she's a tremendous talent and we wish her the best."
The upcoming season of "Idol" should prove to be an interesting one. Will the show still maintain its popularity without Abdul on the judges panel? We'll see.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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Sunday, July 19, 2009
Well here's Here's explanation
I'm currently on tour in the UK. This tour began right after a 4 month stint in Prague shooting a world war 2 movie. We're in a different city in a different part of the UK every night, moving non stop. Since my first album, roughly 5 years ago, I've taken 1 vacation, and even that was about 2 years ago.
Basically, I have an issue with not knowing when to say enough is enough, so last night in Manchester, my body said it for me.
I got on stage energized and ready to go, even tho for the last 5 days I've been dealing with a sinus infection. I paid it no real mind, and kept on going, like I always do. My voice couldn't take it. From the first song I knew something was wrong. I shoulda stopped there, but I come from a school where no matter what, the show must go on. It wasn't until about 4 songs in that I came to the painful realization that my voice was done, literally nothing left, and that I would have to stop the show.
Now let me explain something to you:
When I say this music, that stage, my fans, THIS is my life, I'm not saying it cause it sounds good in a sound bite. THIS IS MY LIFE!! Not much else matters to me, honestly.
My music, my family and the people that appreciate my music…..the fans. THAT'S ABOUT IT!!
I've never had to stop a show, never dreamed I'd ever have to. So when I had to walk out on that stage and tell 12,000 of the people responsible for making me who I am that I could not perform for them, it literally broke my heart.
I cried harder than I have in a very long time with no shame whatsoever.
To anyone out there that would like to question my manhood because of this I'll say this to you:
If the one thing you cared about more than anything else in the world was threatened or even taken from you, if you knew that the people you cared for the most you had to disappoint and it was your fault… and this didn't spark some kind of emotional outbreak within you…then with no shame I'll say you are truly a stronger man than I.
To the people of Manchester, know that I love you and I thank you for being so understanding and supportive. And I promise you that you will receive the show deserved.
Thanks to the fans for the love and concern.
And to the bloggers….go to hell.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
When your music is so universal, it will live on forever!
Such is the case with the melodies and tunes of the late Michael Jackson. In spite of the tragedy of his death, his music lives on in his absence, being played on every radio station, every iPod, and every place you can possibly imagine.
It then comes as no surprise to anyone that the King of Pop is back where he belongs: right atop the Billoboard charts. Though the official numbers won't be released until tomorrow, industry experts indicate that three of Jackson's albums, Number Ones, The Essential Michael Jackson, and Thriller, each sold around 100,000 copies last week. (The tracking week ends on Sunday, so really, they sold 300,000 units in 4 days!)
All three titles will rein as the top 3 albums on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart, and Jackson may secure anywhere from six to nine slots in tally's the top 10 with some of his other albums. In fact, there is a good chance that the entire top 10 on the Pop Catalog chart may be filled with Jackson albums, counting the two Jackson 5 compilations, making him the first artist to ever pull off the achievement. And if anyone can do it, Michael can!
Of course, in our digital age, the majority of album purchases came from online. Sources say the three aforementioned albums each sold more than 30,000 digital copies, with Essential moving more than 70,000 downloads alone.
We're sure Michael would be proud to see his music see this kind of rejuvenation.
Drake, just scored big with a record deal with Young Money and Universal Republic.
Drake's debut album, Thank Me Later, is slated for a late 2009 release and features collaborations with Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z.
Drake will be supporting Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy this summer on their Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival tour.
All the labels were trying to sign him and he ended up going with Wayne's label for a cool $3 mill.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson has passed away, TMZ is reporting.
The singer suffered a cardiac arrest Thursday afternoon and was rushed to the emergency room.
When paramedics arrived at Jackson's home, he had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.
Once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate Jackson but they had no luck.
Such a sad loss, especially for his three young children.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
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Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
After two years of divorce rumors, R&B singer Usher Raymond and his wife Tameka Foster-Raymond, are calling it quits. According to reports, the singer filed divorce papers this morning in Atlanta and moved out of their Atlanta home several weeks ago.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
The auto-tune king recently copped himself a new chain, and posted photos of the new piece on Twitter, which he said cost a hefty $410,000, 197-karat accessory, weighing in at 10 pounds.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This young man was granted a visit to the White House and asked a simple enough question to our President. “Can he feel his hair, to see if it felt just like his?”
Barack Obama being elected President of the United States is a monumental occurrence for so many around the world.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
So the rumor is that Lauren London is pregnant with young D'wayne Carter's baby. I wasn't going to post this at first because by internet standards this is someone dated news, but it's more disturbing than anything. Lil Wayne just had a kid about a year ago. Plus he has 2 other children before that. I even have a cousin in DC who claims Lil Wayne is the father of her child. People are dying from sex out here. I'm not saying get your groupie action. I'm saying put a condom on. This is not a game. Stop going Shawn Kemp on us Wayne.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Rihanna was reportedly “making out” in public last night with up and coming Toronto rapper Drake :
RIHANNA is officially over Chris Brown. The Barbadian beauty showed up with a group of friends Monday at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge on West 42nd Street, but spent most of the night locking lips with Canadian former child actor-turned-rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham. “She was drinking whiskey and apple juice and making out with him all night,” says a spy. “They were really cute together.” Rihanna, who’s also been spending time in town with Katy Perry, peeled off with Drake at about midnight.
Drake is blowing up right now, this is a better move for Rihanna in terms of her career and if she wants to keep bruises off her face and body.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
DreamWorks has picked up the life rights to Martin Luther King Jr. and plans to develop a biopic on the assassinated civil rights leader, according to Variety. Steven Spielberg
, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will produce.
King, who was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis at the age of 39, copyrighted his speeches, books and famous works during his lifetime. The DreamWorks project marks the first film to be authorized by King's estate and gives the producers the right to utilize King's intellectual property -- including his famous "I Have a Dream" speech delivered during the 1963 March on Washington -- to create the definitive portrait of his life.
"We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these defining, historic events," Spielberg said. "It is our hope that the creative power of film and the impact of Dr. King's life can combine to present a story of undeniable power that we can all be proud of."
A King film has been a longtime dream for Spielberg and DreamWorks CEO and co-chairman Stacey Snider, who has been working feverishly on acquiring the rights since exiting Paramount Pictures and setting up a solo enterprise.
King's son Dexter, who is chairman and CEO of the King Estate, has been embroiled in a legal tussle with his siblings Bernice King and Martin Luther King III over who controls the personal papers of their late mother, Coretta Scott King, among other things.
King, who was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and discrimination, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.
"In trying to tackle such an ambitious project, the question we had to ask ourselves is, 'Why now?' " Snider said. "The answer lies in MLK's own words: 'All progress is precarious.' With every step forward, new obstacles emerge and we must never forget that his life and his teachings continue to challenge us every day to stand up to hatred and inequality."
The Associated Press reports:
Rapper T.I. will be coming to Arkansas — to serve a federal prison sentence.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., must report to Forrest City's low-security federal prison by noon on May 26, according to court filings. There, Harris will join 1,500 other inmates as he serves a year-and-one-day prison sentence after pleading guilty in March to federal weapons charges in Atlanta.
The rapper, the self-proclaimed "King of the South," had faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge in his three-count indictment.
Harris will be credited for 305 days of home detention he already has served after being charged, so his stay at the Forrest City prison likely will be only two months.
R.D. Weeks, a spokesman for the prison, said Harris likely would be treated like any other prisoner coming into the facility.
"Unless there are custody or security concerns, all incoming inmates are placed in general population," Weeks told The Associated Press.
Weeks said each cell at the prison is double-bunked. Harris also will have the opportunity to use the recreation yard, as well as take part in counseling or participate in the one of the facility's 14 religious groups, Week said.
Harris, 28, was arrested after trying to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers from undercover federal agents in 2007. That came after Harris' best friend was killed following a post-performance party in Cincinnati in 2006. The rapper has said the bullets that killed his friend were meant for him.
Upon his release, Harris will be on probation for three years. He also must pay a $100,000 fine as part of his sentence.
Harris' sixth album, "Paper Trail," has sold about 2 million copies and the rapper earned a Grammy for the song "Swagga Like Us" that he performed with Jay-Z. Harris wrote the lyrics for the album while awaiting trial.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige and director Kenneth Branagh have found their Thor and it's Chris Hemsworth, who millions have now seen playing George Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. At the same time, the 25-year-old Australian actor, who got his start on the popular local television show "Home and Away," is also reported to play the lead in MGM's remake of Red Dawn, taking over the role of Jed Eckert, originally played by Patrick Swayze. (A MGM representative has confirmed with CS that Hemsworth will be playing the role in Dan Bradley's Red Dawn.)
As has been standard, there is no comment or confirmation from Marvel Studios, but one expects if it is true, it will be confirmed by Monday. UPDATE: Variety confirms that Hemsworth is in final negotiations for the role of Thor, and Nikki says that Marvel will be releasing a press release announcing the casting, as well as other casting for the movie sometime tonight.
You can read Nikki's report on how and why Hemsworth got the role (and who he was in competition with) over on Deadline Hollywood Daily and then let us know what you think of this casting below.
Thor is scheduled to open on May 20, 2011, while Red Dawn is scheduled for release on September 24, 2010.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
In a few weeks, I will begin a one-year prison sentence for being in the possession of illegal firearms. Where I come from, having a gun is just part of everyday life. But, through this painful process of going to court and being convicted, I realized that I had to make a change. I made some bad decisions. I broke the law and will accept my punishment. With deep reflection about where my life was headed, I have begun the process of redemption, and decided that before I go to prison, I want to speak to young people about responsibility as a lifestyle. I hope that through my mistakes, young people can begin to learn, as I did, that we have to put our guns down and start to give our guns back. It pains me inside to hear about so many of our people dying because of gun violence. Just in the past weeks, a 13-year old boy was shot in the head in Harlem, a 17 and 19-year old were murdered in a double homicide in Queens and a 15 year old was chased, beaten, shot and burned in Chicago.
We will gather today in Harlem, with many mentors and supporters by my side, including Rev. Al Sharpton, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Political Swagger, Mobile Regime and the C.H.A.N.G.E. Initiative to share the message that now is the time. Now is the time to speak out against gun violence. Now is the time to take responsibility for our actions. Now is the time to make our communities safer. Now is the time to support good
We can and we will do better.
For more information on the “Responsibility is a Lifestyle: It’s Time to Bury Da Beef” visit: www.TheKINGFoundation.com or text KING to 878787
Let's be clear. Video games based on movies suck, and suck bad. Video game developers are usually given shorten deadlines to put out games that coincide with the release of the movie. So what that usually does is put an unfinished on the store floor Hardcore gamers have known this for years. Every now and then a good game seeps threw the cracks. Chronicles of Riddick and Spiderman 2 are the two exceptions to the rule. However, I think we might have to add one more game that is at least competent enough to be enjoyable. X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I'm not going to lie, I'm a die hard X-men fan. However, I don't see all things X through rose color glasses. The movie this game is based on is OK to me. The game on the other hand was quite enjoyable. Where this game stands above it's previous X-Men games is the sheer gore. Considering Wolverine is a character that has 6 blades sticking out of his hands it's some what surprising that you never really see him go all savage outside of the comic. That's where this game wins. For the first time ever you see Logan just going nuts. There is just blood everywhere. The cut scenes are awesome too. I heard the developers had an extra year to fine tune this game and it shows at some points. The overall game play is pretty much a God of War ripoff. Not a bad game to rip off though. Like GOW it has some RPG elements in it. You have the ability to upgrade Wolverine however you see fit. They also introduced a cool feature where you can lunge at your enemies from great distances. This was my favorite part of the game.
It does however have some draw backs. After awhile it tends to get a bit tedious. The boss battles go a little long, and some of the animation doesn't quite sync up at times. The most frustrating experience I had was a part in the game where I need to get this cage that was too high for me to reach I couldn't figure out how to get to it. I spent about an hour on this level trying to figure it out. Until I turned the game off. I ended up coming back to it a little later just to find that there were ropes that were not there the first time that just magically appeared the second time around. Glitches like this keeps Wolverine far from being a perfect game.
All in all I do think it is worth playing. I highly suggest renting considering the game is a little short. So if you are in the mood for some good old fashion mutant hacking a slashing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is the game for you
Sunday, May 10, 2009
For those who never watched Flavor Flav’s reality show “Flavor Of Love”, Hoopz was the winner first season. And like every winner since then, she and Flav broke up after the show ended. She also won 250,000$ on some other VH1 show, which she must of spent because I’m hearing she’s either shopping this tape around or releasing it herself. Peep the censored pics/video after the jump and keep praying that Beyonce is next..
Friday, May 8, 2009
I guess The King is doing some damage control and decided to fire the snitch. Here's what TIP said.
"I am stunned and totally surprised by the news about Alfa “Ced Zellars” mega (Ced Zellars). Even though all of our artist and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history, at no time did Alfa disclose to me or Grand Hustle what is now appeared in the media.
He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior. As I have always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions.
We at Grand Hustle cannot support or condone blaming others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray that God blesses Ced in his plans, but I don't forsee me or my company playing a role in his personal or professional business."
Thursday, May 7, 2009