March 16th, 2006

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Is the world ready for Patrick Swayze: Hip-Hop Star?

Actor, dancer, and 80's heartthrob Partick Swayze is hoping to add "rap star" to his resume.
The Dirty Dancer has teamed up with hip-hop artist Antonius Maximus on an as-yet-unnamed track that samples Swayze's 1987 radio hit "She's Like the Wind" featuring updated vocals from the B-movie icon. "Rap rythms are an emotional undercurrent for ballads," Swayze told Blender. "We've already played it in a few clubs in L.A. and San Francisco, and the crowds went wild."
The Ghost star is already a part of the rap lexicon. Sir Mix-A-Lot namechecked the star in his 1992 song "Swap Meet Louie" ("I'm rockin' more fools than Patrick Swayze"), and the recent SNL short film "Lazy Sunday" spit the lines "Throw rhe snacks in the bag and I'm ghost like Swayze."

Source: Blender Magazine

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Rapper Kanye West heads to the big screen

LOS ANGELES - Rapper Kanye West is bringing his music to the big screen.

The Grammy-winning West has joined with New Line Cinema and the production company Anonymous Content to develop a film inspired by his music, New Line announced Wednesday.

West will also appear in the film, a multi-perspective look at life in the U.S. through the eyes of West and various writers and directors.

The untitled project will "synthesize (West's) vision with a fantastic group of filmmakers to create what will be a one-of-a-kind film experience," said producer Richard Brown.

West has won six Grammy awards for his two multiplatinum albums, 2004's "The College Dropout" and last year's "Late Registration."


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Del Toro To Play Wolf Man

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Traffic Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro is set to play a classic movie monster in the big screen remake of The Wolf Man. The Sin City actor will star in and co-produce the new version of the horror film. Like the original film, which starred Lon Chaney Jr., the remake will be set in Victorian England. Se7en writer Andrew Kevin Walker has started working on the script for the film. Shooting is scheduled to begin early next year, once Del Toro completes work on the Che Guevara biopic Guerrilla. The film will be released in 2008.

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C-Murder Coming Home Today, Speaks On Overturned Murder Conviction.

Corey "C-Murder" Miller will officially be a free man in the next 24 hours, as the rapper will be released from prison today (Mar. 16).

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Miller has been incarcerated since 2002. He is currently being held in the Concordia Parish Jail in Ferriday, Louisiana, where he has been held since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans.

The rapper will be home sometime today after going through processing.

"Its been a long road but the truth finally came out. I can't wait to go home, see my people and be up in the studio to finish up my album and focus on my label", C-Murder said in a statement released to AllHipHop.com through his managers Barbara Pescosolido and Lupe Ceballos.

Miller was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Steven Thomas. Thomas was shot in the chest after an argument inside of the Platinum Club in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in January 2002.

The rapper was convicted in Sept. of 2003 and sentenced to a mandatory life sentence. He appealed the case in 2004, after discovering prosecutors had expunged the criminal records of some of their witnesses and withheld evidence from Miller's defense team.

In 2004, the original trial judge, Judge Martha Sassone ordered a new trial for Miller in light of the new evidence.

Prosecutors appealed Sassone's ruling and in March of 2005, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal struck down Sassone's ruling and upheld Miller's second-degree murder conviction.

Miller appealed the ruling in Feb. 2006 and on Mar. 10, the Louisiana Supreme Court overturned Miller's murder conviction and ordered a new trial. It is now up to prosecutors to decide if they want to take Miller to trial again.

The rapper's bond was set at $500,000 yesterday (Mar. 15), despite a prosecutor's protest that Miller is a "danger to the community."

Miller was originally held on $2 million bond in 2002, but it was revoked, after it was learned that Miller bribed two Jefferson Parish prison officers to smuggle in a cell phone into prison, which prosecutors said Miller used to intimidate potential witnesses.

"I still think Mr. Miller is an imminent danger to the community," prosecutor Roger Jordan told Judge Sassone during yesterday's hearing. "Witnesses fear this defendant. They were afraid to come to court in the last trial."

Once released, Miller could be held in Baton Rouge, where he faces two counts of attempted second-degree murder in a separate case, which is slated to go to trial May 30.

The charges stem from an incident shortly before Miller was charged with killing Thomas, in which Miller fired a gun at a nightclub owner and security guard, after he was told he would be searched entering a nightclub in New Orleans.

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Bubba Sparxxx Responds To 'Booty' Controversy.

Rapper Bubba Sparxxx has responded to the growing controversy surrounding his new video and single, "Ms. New Booty."

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A videoclip for "Ms. New Booty," which features The Ying Yang Twins, recently premiered on BET's 106th & Park countdown show and quickly entered into the Top 10.

The song was produced by Mr. Collipark, the hit producer who has crafted hits for Lil' Jon, The Ying Yang Twins, Young Jeezy, David Banner and others is currently #5 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks single's chart.

The video features Bubba Sparxxx as a Home TV spokesman and door-to-door salesman "for a miracle new product" that enhances a woman's "booty."

"Ms. New Booty to me, is about a woman who exudes confidence and does her thing with a swagger that's unique to her and only her," Sparxxx explained to AllHipHop.com. "You take a woman, she's a flower waiting to bloom. Sometimes you meet a woman, a woman that maybe most people don't see her beauty. You know with some adjustments you can bring her beauty out."

Sparxxx explanation comes amidst criticism of the song and an accompanying website that was being marketed, www.msnewbooty.com.

The site allowed 18-and-up fans of the song to enter into a seven-week contest seeking to award "Ms. New Booty" with a part in a new Bubba Sparxxx video.

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Hoopz interview.

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Unless you live under a crack rock, you are probably well aware that Hoopz knocked New York out of the box on Flavor of Love. Ron Mexico got to have quite the interesting chat with Nicole “Nikki” Alexander. The 313 representative took the gloves off and let it fly about her Flavorful future, getting it from her mama, and stealin on New York.

Seriously, homegirl Hoopz can talk her shit with the best of us. She belongs on Talkin’ Videos. Here's a short audio version.. Find out what Hoopz really thinks about Pumkin spitting on New York.

No different from anyone we’ve ever talked to about Foofy, our darling Nikki cites his wonderful, earnest personality as a reason for attraction and believes she’ll be able to keep him happy because their personalities match.

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LOLLAPALOOZA 2006 LINE UP

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kanye West
Manu Chao
Wilco
Death Cab For Cutie
The Raconteurs
The Flaming Lips
Ween
Queens of the Stone Age
The Shins
Common
Matisyahu
Ryan Adams
Umphrey's McGee
Sonic Youth
Thievery Corporation
Sleater-Kinney
Nickel Creek
Blues Traveler
Broken Social Scene
The New Pornographers
Iron & Wine
Poi Dog Pondering
Coheed And Cambria
The Secret Machines
Eels
Panic! At the Disco
The Disco Biscuits
She Wants Revenge
The Dresden Dolls
Reverend Horton Heat
The Smoking Popes
Andrew Bird
Gnarls Barkley
Stars
Cursive
Blackalicious
Editors
Lyrics Born
Lady Sovereign
Hard-Fi
Calexico
Nada Surf
Feist
Aqualung
The Frames
The Hold Steady
The Go! Team
Mates of State
Pepper
Particle
The Redwalls
Mute Math
Wolfmother
Sparta
The Subways
Of Montreal
Blue October
Jeremy Enigk
Living Things
Sound Team
The M's
Hot Chip
The Benevento-Russo Duo
Matt Costa
The New Amsterdams
deadboy & the Elephantmen
Sybris
Anathallo
The Burden Brothers
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Manishevitz
Husky Rescue
The Towers of London
Ohmega Watts
Boy Kill Boy
Jim Noir
The Standard
Be Your Own Pet
Elvis Perkins
Trevor Hall
Midlake

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So, the rumors weren't true, The Smashing Pumpkins are not on it. Boo. :( Still a great line up though.
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OUR LITTLE MADDOX IS ALL GROWN UP



Despite persistent rumours suggesting Brangelina is getting married this weekend on a boat in Lake Como, reps for Brad Pitt told The Insider that there are no such plans.
Furthermore, as Angelina Jolie's due date gets closer and closer (rumoured to in late May/early June), it looks like not only will baby Jolie be born out of wedlock, but he will have his French passport in hand -- the duo have no plans to fly back to the U.S. any time soon.

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George Clooney gives people another reason to like him...

Clooney Donates Oscar Gift Bag to Charity


The Oscar was gift enough for George Clooney.

The winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in "Syriana" has donated his overflowing Oscar gift bag to the United Way, a spokeswoman for the organization said Wednesday.

The swag will be sold in an online auction to benefit the United Way Hurricane Response and Relief Recovery Fund, said spokeswoman Sheila Consaul. Clooney is a member of the charity's board of trustees, she said.

"This refocuses people back to the long-term nature of hurricane recovery efforts," she said.

The pricey gift bag given to presenters at the 78th Annual Academy Awards included a BlackBerry 8700c, a Kay Unger kimono and a cultured Tahitian-pearl necklace.


The entire collection will be sold to "one very, very lucky bidder," Consaul said.

The auction will begin March 21 on the United Way Web site.

The winning bidder will also receive a handwritten thank-you note from Clooney acknowledging the donation to hurricane relief, Consaul said.


source: yahoo.com


**I think that's really nice to do since celebrities really don't need half the shit award shows give them..; )
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50 Cent album held back by Eminem

LONG BEACH, California — Even 50 Cent has to listen to his boss.

The rapper revealed Monday he was planning to release another album July 18 until higher powers stepped in.


"Em didn't agree with me," 50 said of his Shady Records boss while on the set of Mary J. Blige's "Enough Cryin' " video. "My motivation wasn't really right. I get a little frustrated from time to time and I got so much material that I make that isn't being heard that I was like, 'Yo, I just wanna release an album again.' And he was like, 'Nah, you gotta wait.' I don't care about none of that [timing], I just want the record to go out, but it just makes better sense to take our time and re-create the new album."

50's got an album's worth of material in the can but expects none of it will make his next record when it's finally released.

"By the time the summer passes, the music that I planned to release will be dated to me and I'll have so many new ideas that I wanna write something else," he explained. "I don't ever receive the credit I'm supposed to receive for my music. I receive all the checks I'm supposed to receive, I just don't receive all the trophies. But I'm cool with it. I just look at it like I should continue to dominate with it more. I'll get lifetime-achievement awards opposed to best-new-artist awards, so it's cool."

If it were up to 50, he'd also be awarded as a label boss, as running G-Unit takes a massive amount of his time.

"I've sacrificed a lot for my actual camp," he explained. "I'll have an album and do three videos ... and the album will be over. Even though I put together 21 cuts [for 2005's The Massacre], which is a double album, and there's easily another three records on there that I could be shooting visuals for, I stopped shooting in order to move to the next project, to make sure that everybody around me is in a great space creatively and financially. So for me it's a definite sacrifice."

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Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver Feud

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NEW YORK -- Their songs should be so passionate. The frontmen for intertwined rock bands Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver — both struggling to complete albums for release later this year — have spent the past week or so spewing venom back and forth. Which can't be bad for business.

The feud began when top Gunner Axl Rose launched a countersuit against his former GNR bandmates Saul "Slash" Hudson and Michael "Duff" McKagan, who left GNR in the 1990s and have since formed Velvet Revolver. The two had filed suits in 2004 and 2005 seeking the rights to the old GNR songs, accusing Rose of killing deals that would have put their songs in a half-dozen movies, including "Old School," and "Black Hawk Down."

Rose's counterclaim asks a Federal Court to confirm his ownership of his "creative works" and defends his decision to choose when to license the music and to whom.

But Rose didn't leave it there.

He added a diatribe against his former lead guitarist, accusing Slash of making "negative and malicious statements" about him "in order to garner publicity for himself." He described Slash as a "consummate press, photo and media opportunist and manipulator" who was trying to "take credit for something that was not his."

But it was a bizarre addendum to the statement, totally unrelated to the suit, that drew the wrath of Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland. Rose recalled a day last October where Slash, whom he hadn't spoken to in almost a decade, showed up unannounced at his door at 5:30 one morning. Rose claimed that during their conversation Slash tore into his VR bandmates, calling Duff "spineless" and Weiland "a fraud," among other things. Despite Slash's hard-partying reputation, Rose insisted his former bandmate did not appear under the influence when he allegedly made these comments during this pre-dawn meeting.

The story raised hopes among die-hard GNR fans wishing for a reunion and disillusionment among dedicated VR fans, who worried this could spell the end.

Following the statement, the normally media-friendly Slash was uncharacteristically silent, making no comment on Rose's statement.

The deafening silence appeared to validate Rose's comments about the meeting and further fueled talk of a pending Velvet Revolver breakup.

On the third day, though, Weiland went ballistic, issuing his own statement in retaliation. On VR's official web site, he called Rose "fat," "Botox faced," "wig wearin'" plus other names that can't be printed here. He also attacked Rose's long-delayed album and ridiculed his aborted 2002 tour.

"What we're talking about here," Weiland said, "is a frightened little man who once thought he was king, but unfortunately this king without his court is nothing but a memory."

Source: http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=218712>1=7702

De Rossi Blames 'Ally McBeal' For Eating Disorder.



Actress Portia De Rossi developed anorexia while starring in "Ally McBeal," because she used co-star Calista Flockhart and the other thin women on the show as her role models.

The actress hit her lowest point in 1999, when she starved herself down to a life-threatening 82 pounds.

She reveals in the April issue of Vogue magazine, "I've often wondered if I wasn't on that show if it (anorexia) may not have happened.

"I didn't really know at that point what it was like to be a celebrity, and the only people I knew at the time who had a similar experience were these women whom I worked with.

"They became my role models."

The actress decided to come clean about her anorexia with the help of her girlfriend, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

She adds, "We've talked a lot about this. I'm not proud of this struggle.

"(While anorexic) it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear."

Source: SF Gate's Daily Dish.

Does anyone have the pictures of her when she was 82 pounds? I remember seeing them here awhile back.

gay indie hip-hop group inspired by antm catchphrase

The Mirror Boiyz are a hip-hop duo from CT who rap about everything from college parties to sexual predators on the internet. Somehow, their repertoire includes a song inspired by America's Next Top Model contestant Ebony Taylor (Cycle 5). The song is called "Don't Get It Twisted". I am obsessed with it, and I was hoping I could share it with yall.

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I can't wait for the full album!  In their defense, they do not claim Ebony was the first to use this phrase, nor do they claim that CT is actually gangsta.  All hip-hop music doesn't have to be about bitches and hoes, and they're not claiming they know that.  SO STOP HATIN!

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Nick and Krisitn

Last week after Nick Lachey and Kristin Cavallari were spotted together, she said they were "just friends." But they were spotted together again over the weekend, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue.

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The pair were seen having a drink together at Stanley's restaurant in Sherman Oaks, Calif. So, is it turning into something more substantial than "just friends"?

"Eventually it might turn into something more serious," a pal of Cavallari, 19, who recently split from reality star Brody Jenner, tells PEOPLE. "But right now it's not. They're at that stage when they're getting to know each other."

That seemed to be what they were doing over drinks. "They were talking to each other. They weren't being overly touchy-feely; he was playing it pretty cool," says a patron standing nearby. "But she was definitely flirting. She was laughing and flipping her hair back. They seemed to be enjoying the conversation."


A buddy of Lachey's admits that Cavallari, who starred in Laguna Beach, "actually is his type: blonde, a little ditzy, a sweet girl. It makes sense, but I just can't imagine he would follow through with it."

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According to Cavallari's friend, she and Lachey, 32, "have not hooked up." And a source close to Lachey insists, "Nick's not looking for a girlfriend. He's not exactly healed from (Jessica)."

Besides, on Monday, Lachey began an 11-city radio tour to promote his CD. Says the source: "That's what he's focused on


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Blind item from Popbitch

Which Hollywood movie director can't stop hitting on beautiful young boys - both on the casting couch or at parties? Recently he took his latest fancy with him to a dinner party in the Hollywood Hills, but on arrival decided he preferred the companion of another guest. So the two men simply swapped boy-toys between main course and dessert.

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It's probably Bryan Singer, boooooooring.

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Glitter Appeals Molestation Conviction

The "Do You Wanna Touch" singer, who was convicted of committing obscene acts on two girls, ages 10 and 11, at his seaside villa in the Vietnamese coastal resort town of Vung Tau, is appealing his three-year jail sentence, his attorney confirmed to the Bangkok Post Thursday.

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Tupac Lives.... In Wax.

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum will immortalize the late Tupac Shakur on April 5 when it reveals a never-before-seen wax sculpture of the rapper at its Las Vegas museum at the Venetian Hotel.

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The sculpture will be part of the "Tupac Eternal" exhibit and will boast the now iconic image of a shirtless Tupac sporting a bandana and displaying his tattoos.

According to Madame Tussaud's, Tupac has been the celebrity most requested to receive a wax tribute. The unveiling of the sculpture will come almost 10 years after his death on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas. He was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting on September 7, 1996

The wax portrait of Tupac was sculpted by Jeni Fairey of The Tussauds Studio London, who has previously worked on Beyoncé for the museum. It took more than 700 hours of work and over 330 pounds of clay to create the portrait.

Madame Tussauds is currently in the process of trying obtain the rights to use some of Tupac's music through Interscope Records and Universal Music Publishing to make the "Tussauds - Tupac experience" more realistic and unique.

Madame Tussauds is also planning on sending Tupac's wax figure on its own world tour later this year to honor the significant 10th anniversary of his passing. After its Las Vegas viewing, the sculpture is destined to travel to Madame Tussauds' other galleries in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and London before it will be exhibited at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts (TASCA) in Atlanta for a full month.

The figure is scheduled to arrive at the Center by the end of this memorial year.

In related news, The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation has joined forces with Judge Mablean Ephriam of "Divorce Court" fame to honor fathers by co-hosting Atlanta's First Annual Honoring Unsung Fathers Awards (H.U.F.) in June.

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Dita Von Teese...

Rocker MARILYN MANSON's wife DITA VON TEESE has hit out at Hollywood standards of beauty, branding them unrealistic and unoriginal. The curvy burlesque dancer, who has dark hair and pale skin, is frustrated with the pressure on women to be stick-thin, with blonde hair and tanned skin. Von Teese tells UK's Cosmopolitan magazine (article title - "Why there's nothing sexier than being yourself...!") she wishes women would value their health over their looks and be individuals. The showgirl says, "My advice would be to experiment, ignore trends and work out 'this is how I look best.' "We don't all have to blend in or look like SIENNA MILLER."

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Oh, Hussy Purr, every day I come a wee bit closer to understanding why you change moods more often than hairstyles.

Sometimes, a story unfolds slowly. What we know is Hussy and her onetime perma-man-candy, Drinkel Manslut, may be no longer. And zillions of theories abound, citing everything from HP's unconventional love life to Drink's roving eyes, hands, etc.

Alas, while I'm sure neither Hussy nor Drinkel deserves to be canonized anytime soon, I've learned from excellent sources that it was her misbehavior that put them into "get away from me once and for all" land. And to top it off, I'm told Hussy put her man into a hissy overdrive with an announcement that's straight out of Jerry Springer: I'm pregnant. And you ain't the daddy.

I'm sure she put it more gently, of course, but whatev.

Not that Hussy ever seemed much of a conniver, mind you. Were she not so famous, none of this scandalicious horror would seem so shocking.

But Hussy is. And so is the father. So, don't expect to see any pics of her preggers in the tabs anytime soon. 'Cause you won't. Any guesses why?

AND IT'S NOT: NICOLE RICHIE AND DJ A.M., SIENNA MILLER AND JUDE LAW OR MISS PIGGY AND KERMIT THE FROG

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Linds Or Jess For Dallas?

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We already know some of the stars who are reportedly lined up for the new movie version of classic TV series Dallas...
But there are still two big names jostling for one of the key roles.
According to the Daily Mirror, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson are rumoured to be battling for the part of teen Lucy Ewing.
Director Robert Luketic remarked that celebs are desperate to bag a bit of the Dallas action, saying: "There are people scratching each other's eyes out."
Lucy was originally played by Charlene Tilton and nicknamed the Poison Dwarf by Terry Wogan in the eighties. Charlene, now 47, said:
"They are thinking of casting Lindsay Lohan as Lucy and I'm a fan of hers. I think it is a great choice."

So far John Travolta and Jennifer Lopez are meant to have been cast as oil tycoon JR Ewing and his wife Sue Ellen.
Luke Wilson is lined up for the role of Bobby Ewing, and there are whispers that Desperate Housewife Marcia Cross is in the running to play his wife Pamela.
Shirley MacLaine will play matriarchal Miss Ellie, with Bill Murray stepping into the shoes of 'Jock' Ewing.
How the makers will choose between Linds and Jess, we don't know - but check out the gallery above to see who wins when we pitch them against each other...

Go here to see the Jessica vs. Lindsay gallery:
http://www.sky.com/showbiz/picture_gallery/0,,50001-1215558,00.html

Source: http://www.sky.com/showbiz/article/0,,50001-1215565,00.html