I personally think the Fall Out Boy cover is GOD AWFUL and P!AtD's cover isn't much better.
O.J. Simpson is confessing. Hypothetically, that is.
The former football great, who was acquitted in criminal court 11 years ago of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, reportedly has been paid a whopping $3.5 million to write about the double murder that shocked and riveted the nation in 1994, according to a detailed report in the new National Enquirer.
But Simpson is not actually confessing to the murder — rather, he’s writing a “hypothetical” book — which the Enquirer reports is tentatively being called “If I Did It.”
The early part of the book tells how Simpson fell in love with Nicole and how the marriage collapsed, reports the tab. He goes on, according to the article, to describe in gruesome detail the killing of his ex-wife and Goldman; he stipulates that the murder scenes are “hypothetical.” But, notes the tab, the descriptions are “so detailed and so chillingly realistic” that readers are left with little doubt as to what really happened.
Simpson can never be retried for the murders because of double jeopardy laws, according to the Enquirer, which also claims that Simpson aims to keep any book money instead of paying it out in a civil suit judgment against him by spending it all quickly.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 19, 2006
DIDDY'S "PRESS PLAY" GETS GREAT PRESS PLAY:
NEW ALBUM GATHERS CRITICAL ACCLAIM
"PRESS PLAY," Diddy's first solo project in five years, has been garnering widespread critical acclaim. The collection, which arrived in stores this week, finds the Bad Boy founder and recording artist joined in the studio by a hand-picked cast of modern artists and groundbreaking producers. The result is a cutting-edge collection that brings together a captivating range of sounds and voices in an album defined by depth and diversity.
In its 4-star rave review, the New York Post proclaims, "Musically, there isn't a dud on the 19-track disc... The CD takes wild and welcome swings between Diddy's raps, vocals by an all-star roster of R&B and pop singers, and innovative beats designed by an equally elite squad of producers." The review goes on to call "PRESS PLAY" "an exciting listen" marked by "diversity and innovation."
Entertainment Weekly hails "PRESS PLAY" as "the year's best-produced album," while the Washington Post calls it "perhaps Diddy's best since his 1997 debut... Everything on this album is big. Big fanfares, big drums, big sounds... the ideas are bigger... His acute ear and rich sonic vocabulary serve him well throughout 'Press Play.'" Newsday predicts that "PRESS PLAY" will "spawn hit singles deep into next year," and AOL Music raves that the album is "the most danceable hip-hop record in years! With Diddy's classic and unique sound, 'Press Play' will be an undeniable force on today's music scene."
Allhiphop.com also awarded "PRESS PLAY" four stars, noting that "The album solidifies the return of Bad Boy Entertainment and represents a new age for the hip-hop mogul." VIBE magazine Editor-In-Chief Danyel Smith comments, "With 'Press Play,' Sean Combs continues to take risks and to innovate. But most importantly, Diddy makes us tilt our heads towards the speakers and dance, dance, dance." Billboard Executive Editor/Associate Publisher Tamara Conniff says, "Diddy has once again defined a genre. This is hip-hop soul."
Maybe not? Heres the original EW article found by pikapika217
This article in this post is FROM the record company, so take it with a grain of salt.
Mom-to-be, Tori Spelling
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Even though, the company did not enter into any official agreement to place the product in Jay-Z's video, Armand CEO/President Brett Berish was quick to express his enthusiasm. "We're delighted to have someone of Jay-Z's stature include Armand de Brignac in the first video for his new album," said Brett Berish in a press statement. "Jay-Z has always demonstrated the highest standards and finest taste, and we're honored to see Armand make an appearance in "Show Me What You Got." Armand's unmatched taste and package are a perfect fit for the video."
The video reaffirms Jay-Z's decision to boycott Louis Rodere Cristal brand of champagne back in June, following some disparaging comments by Cristal boss Frédéric Rouzaud. In the video for "Show Me What You Got," Jay-Z is offered a bottle of Cristal, a brand he had endorsed on previous songs and videos. Jay motions for the bottle to be sent back, and a waiter returns with a silver briefcase. It's opened to reveal the Armand de Brignac gold bottle.