Archive for November, 2008

WORD ON THE STREET : 11-25-08

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on November 25, 2008 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  BARBARA & JENNA BUSH  (27)  –  FRATERNAL TWINS / DAUGHTERS OF GEORGE W. BUSH
2.  DONOCAN McNABB  (32)  –  PHILADELPHIA EAGLES QB
3.  AMY GRANT  (48)  –  CHRISTIAN SINGER
4.  JOHN F KENNEDY JR  (48)  –  JFK’s SON / PASSD AWAY IN 1999
5.  JOHN LARROQUETTE  (61)  –  ACTOR
6.  RICARDO MONTALBAN  (88)  –  ACTOR WHO PLAYED “MR ROARKE” ON FANTASY ISLAND
7.  JOE DiMAGGIO  –  LEGENDARY BASBALL PLAYER
8.  ERICK SERMON  (40)  –  RAPPER
9.  CHRISTINA APPLEGATE  (37)  –  ACTRESS
10.  EDDIE STEEPLES  (35)  –  “DARNELL” ON MY NAME IS EARL

 

J HOLIDAY IS BACK FOR ROUND 2
WOTS… The R&B singer J Holiday is back to seduce his fans once again…

The man who hit big in 2007 w/ his his single “Bed” is returning w/ a brand new album entitled “Round 2” & a brand new single “It’s Yours”

Die hard fans of Mr Holiday can preview his new CD via his Myspace page @ http://www.myspace.com/jholiday

J Holiday’s “Round 2” is due out in stores stores next year in February

 

JOHN LEGEND HELPS FIGHT AIDS
WOTS… John Legend is one of the many artists contributing music to (RED)Wire… a new subscription based music download service working in conjunction w/ U2 singer Bono’s (RED) initiative

Word is… John recently recorded a new version of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” which will be one of songs available via (RED)Wire, which raises funds for people living w/ HIV or AIDS in Africa

The (RED)Wire service launches MON (DEC 1) in commemoration of World AIDS Day

 

A NEW ADDITION TO THE “I AM MUSIC TOUR”
WOTS… R&B singer Keri Hilson has been added to the “I Am Music Tour” which kicks off Dec 14 in Miami.

Already on the tour are Keyshia Cole, TPain, the Gym Class Heroes, & Lil Wayne

 

VICK PLEADS GUILTY
WOTS… Former NFL star Michael Vick pleaded guilty this morning, TUES (NOV 25), in Sussex County court to a single dogfighting charge and received a suspended 3 yr sentence

WORD IS… The prosecution agreed to not prosecute a 2nd felony count of cruelty to animals… 

In a statement… Vick apologized to the court, his family and “all the kids out there,” who had viewed him as a role model.

Michael Vick is scheduled to be released from prison on July 20, 2009… 20 months to the day since he reported in advance of his De. 10, 2007, sentencing to begin serving his time.

WORD ON THE STREET : 11-24-08

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on November 24, 2008 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAY
1.  KATHERINE HEIGL  (30)  –  ACTRESS
2.  ZACHORY TAYLOR  –  12TH US PRES (1849 – 1850)
3.  TERRY LEWIS   (52)  –  SUPER PRODUCER

 

FLO RIDA HANDING OUT TURKEYS…
WOTS… the MIA rapper Flo Rida has teamed up w/ McDonald’s & other Miami-based rappers to give away free turkeys to needy families

An estimated 700 turkeys are expected to be handed out this week

IN OTHER NEWS… Flo Rida recently performed @ the 1st ever MTV Africa Music Awards

 

CHRIS BROWN OWNED THE AMAs
Chris Brown was the big winner @ Sunday’s “American Music Awards” w/ 3 trophies… including the “Artist of the Year” honor

ACCORDIN TO THE YOUNG SINGER… “I know everybody was like, ‘Huh?… I thought Coldplay should have genuinely won that award, but I’ll take it!”

Also winning @ the AMA’s & taking 2 awards each… Rihanna, Kanye West and Alicia Keys, who closed the show singing “Superwoman” f Queen Latifah and opera singer Kathleen Battle.

 

ANOTHER LEGEND PASSES
ACCORDING to his manager Darry Morris… Legendary Flint, Mich., rapper MC Breed died Sat (NOV 22) @ a friend’s home

Prior to his passing… the 37 yr old rapper was hospitalized in Atlanta w/ kidney failure

MC Breed was the 1st commercially successful rapper to come out of the Midwest w/ his 1991 hit “Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin'”

 

WYCLEF GOES UNDER FORECLOSURE
WOTS… Wyclef Jean took out a $2 million mortgage to purchase & renovate a Miami mansion but has failed to keep up w/ the monthly payments

According to document… the musician owes the bank $2.4 million on the property.

The mansion will now hit the auction block Dec 12

 

WORD ON THE STREET : 11-21-08

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on November 21, 2008 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  KEN GRIFFEY JR  (39)  –  BASEBALL GREAT
2.  TROY AIKMAN  (42)  –  FORMER COWBOYS QB
3.  GOLDIE HAWN  (63)  –  ACTRESS
4.  HAROLD RAMIS  (64)  –  ACTOR /  DIRECTOR “GHOSTBUSTERS”
5.  CHAUNCEY HANNIBAL  (40)  –  SINGER / BLACK STREET
6.  PRETTY LOU  (37)  –  RAPPER / “THE LOST BOYZ

 

BRANDY LIED! ! ! 
WOTS… Brandy has revealed that her 2002 announcement that she and music producer Robert Smith secretly wed just 4 months prior to giving birth to her daughter was a complete lie!

Brandy says… “I lied because of the fear of what people would think and the pressure to be a good role model… Our relationship was very real; we just weren’t legally married.” 

The couple eventually split a year later

 

ALICIA & JOHN TO PERFORM FOR THE HEROES
WOTS… R&B superstars Alicia Keys and John Legend are set to perform on the CNN special “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” 

WORD IS… The special honors the Top 10 heroes of 2008 as picked by CNN viewers

ACCORDIN TO KN SOURCES… Alicia will sing her song “Superwoman,” while John (backed by the Los Angeles-based Choir) will perform his unity anthem “If You’re Out There” from his new CD, Evolver.

The program airs Thanksgiving Day at 8p

WORD ON THE STREET : 11-20-08

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on November 20, 2008 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  BO DEREK  (52)  –  ACTRESS
2.  SEAN YOUNG  (49)  –  ACTRESS
3.  MIKE D  (43)  –  RAPPER FRM BEASTIE BOYS
4.  SEN DOG  (43)  –  RAPPER FRM CYPRESS HILL
5.  MARISA RYAN  (34)  –  ACTRESS / NY UNDERCOVER
6.  NADINE VELAZQUEZ  (30)  –  MY NAME IS EARL

 

TACO BELL FIRES BACK @ 50
WOTS… Taco Bell is countersuing 50 Cent in response to his $4 million lawsuit, in which the rapper claimed the fast-food chain infringed on his name to help sell tacos

In other 50 news… the G-Unit general takes shots @ Nas and Young Buck in the January issue of XXL… also in the magazine, 50 gives his props to Kanye West

The January issue of XXL hist stands next week

 

USHER’s MOM BEING INVESTIGATED
WOTS… Usher’s mother, Jonetta Patton, is @ the center of a police investigation after she allegedly withheld payment from a limo driver during the BET Awards

ACCORDIN TO The driver… He says Usher’s mom owes him $1,668.

IN OTHER NEWS… Usher has confirmed that his wife, Tameka Foster, is expecting a 2nd son in mid-December… 

The R&B singer says… its “One of the best Christmas gifts there is to have”

 

NATALIE COLE REMIXES HER DAD
WOTS… Natalie Cole has collaborated w/ the Black Eyed Peas own Will.i.am to remix Nat King Cole’s “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” 

The song will appear on “RE:Generations”… an album featuring today’s artists covering Nat King Cole’s classics

ACCORDIN TO NATALIE… “It’s so very cool and Dad would get quite the kick from this… It doesn’t get much better, and this entire album is so amazing.”

The CD hits stores March 10

 

FORBES 20 TOP EARNING COUPLES
No. 1: Jay Z and Beyoncé Knowles
Total: $162 million

No. 2: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Total: $85 million

No. 3: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
Total: $58 million

No. 4: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Total: $35 million

No. 5: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Total: $34 million

No. 7: Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani
Total: $28 million

No. 8: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Total: $25 million

No. 9: Tony Parker and Eva Longoria
Total: $22.5 million

No. 10: Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
Total: $22 million
 

WORD ON THE STREET : 11-19-08

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on November 19, 2008 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  KERI STRUG  (31)  –  OYLMPIC GOLD MEDAL GYMNAST
2.  JODIE FOSTER  (31)  –  ACTRESS
3.  MEG RYAN  (47)  –  ACTRESS
4. CALVIN KLEIN  (66)  –  FASHION DESIGNER
5.  TED TURNER  (70)  –  MULTI MILLIONAIRE FOUNDER OF CNN
6.  DAVID CAVETT  (72)  –  TALK SHOW HOST
7.  LARRY KING  (75)  –  TALK SHOW HOST
8.  JAMES GARFIELD  –  20TH US PRES  (1881)
9.  AHMAD RASHAD  (59)  –  SPORTSCASTER
10.  TONY RICH  (37)  –  SINGER
11.  TAMIKA SCOTT  (33)  –  SINGER FRM XSCAPE
12.  LIL MO  (31)  –  SINGER

 

BEYONCE… aka SASHA SET FOR #1
WOTS… Beyonce’s new album “I Am… Sasha Fierce” is on track to debut at #1 on the albums sales chart next week.

According to KN SOURCES… the CD will debut at the top of the charts. The projection is that it will sell between 500,000 and 550,000 copies.

CURRENTLY… “If I Were A Boy” is #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart

“I Am… Sasha Fierce” is in stores now.

 

SUGE KNIGHT CALLS FOUL PLAY… AGAIN
Just over a week after filing a lawsuit against Kanye West over a missing diamond stud earring… WOTS… Suge Knight is now blaming California authorities for another case of stolen jewelry

According KN SOURCES… the former Death Row mogul has placing blame on the  Barstow police in his U.S. Bankruptcy case.

WORD IS… Suge claims that 3 yrs ago while being transferred from police headquarters to West Valley Detention Center to the California Institution for Men, his earring was stolen

Recently Suge sued Kanye for over $135,00 stemming from a gun shot wound & robbery he received @ the Kanye’s pre-MTV Video Music Awards party back in ’05.

In other news… Suge also made headlines after being charged w/ 3 felony & misdemeanor charges stemming from a physical confrontation w/ his girlfriend last summer

 

TPAINS CIRCUS BRIGNS IN 167K
WOTS… TPain’s new album “Thr33 Ringz” has landed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 (w/ over 167,700 copies sold in its 1st week)

In reaction TPain says… “I got the most number 1’s… I’m not just saying that. It’s really on the charts. I got 11 numbers [in one year.] In the history of time, The Beatles got 13. So if I woulda got 2 more in that year I would beat The Beatles. That’s why I’m the ringleader.”

Other new releases this week include Christina Aguilera’s “Keeps Gettin’ Better – A Decade of Hits” which lands @ #9 selling over 72,900 units. 

R&B singer Seal also debuts @ #13 pushing 44,900 copies & Jedi Mind Tricks w/ “History of Violence” which opened up at  #169

 

MICHAELS DR’s NOTE…
WOTS… Michael Jackson may be able to avoid traveling overseas to testify in a London court for a $7 million lawsuit thast was recently filed against him.

WORD IS… the “King OF Pop” is being charged by Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain w/ accepting various cash arrangements to produce an album & book that he never delivered.

Jackson’s attorney claims a request to testify via a video link is being considered.

Of course… Khalifa’s lawyer is not satisfied w/ the request… “It’s not the first time a sick note has been presented by Mr. Jackson”

A judge will wait until Thurs (Nov 20) to decide upon Jackson’s travel request after medical experts from both sides give their arguments

 

WU TANG INKS NEW SHOE DEAL
WOTS… Wu Tang Clan has re-linked w/ Fila to offer fans the “Wu-Tang Weathertech” boot for the winter

WORD IS… The new kicks will feature an oiled suede upper section, molded rubberized vamp along w/ a unique d-ring lacing style and padded ankle collars…. there will be signature Wu-Tang yellow highlights throughout and the group’s insignia on the side and heel tabs

Fila has continued its stride and partnerships w/ hip-hop superstars including New York rapper Nas

Nas recently signed a 1 yr deal w/ the shoe company showcasing him in their products and co-creating a clothing line resembling the late 80’s fashions

Fila is also working w/ Southern rapper Hurricane Chris.

Wu-Tang’s new boot will be released this winter for $100… Check http://www.fila.com/wutang for a list of stores

In other news… the DVD “Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan” is in stores today

 

WORD ON THE STREET : 11-18-08

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on November 18, 2008 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAY
1.  OWEN WILSON  (40)  –  ACTOR
2.  KIRK LEE HAMMETT  (46)  –  LEAD GUITARIST FRM METALLICA
3.  SINBAD  (52)  –  ACTOR / COMEDIAN
4.  ALAN SHEPARD JR  (85)  –  TEST PILOT WAS 1st US ASTRONAUT IN SPACE
5.  FABOLOUS  (29)  –  RAPPER
6.  MIKE JONES  (28)  –  RAPPER

 

KANYE’s MIXTAPE IS SKY HIGH
Before Kanye’s “808s & Heartbreak”is set to drop… WOTS… fans can check out his “Sky High” mixtape now…

WORD IS… The 20 track mixtape contains remixes of tracks from all 4 of Kanye’s albums

Check out the mixtape “Sky High” here:
>http://djbenzi.com/index.php/BENZI_v3/comments/sky_high_is_here/ 

 

RIHANNA IN THE RECORD BOOKS
WOTS… the R&B diva Rihanna has set a new record w/ her single “Rehab”

ACCORDIN TO KN SOURCES… The singer has tied country star Shania Twain for the most charting singles released by an artist from one album

The song “Rehab” (from Rihanna’s “Good Girl Gone Bad”) recently entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart @ #91

In other Rihanna news… check out the new Rihanna doll:
 

 

50 CENT POSTPONES HIS SELF DESTRUCTION
WOTS… 50 Cent has pushed the release of his anticipated CD “Before I Self Destruct” from Dec 19 to early 2009.

ACCORDIN TO THE RAPPER… “I’m not comfortable where I’m at right now… My song ‘Get Up’ is performing great. But I’m just looking for the opportunity to present more of my material [prior to the album’s release].”

FAREWELL TO “MTV’s TRL”

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on November 17, 2008 by The Kracker Nuttz

This past Sunday, Nov 15, 2008… A generation of programming said “Good Bye”, making room for the next generation of who knows what!?! Let’s hope that its not more “REALITY” programming!

On hand to help say farewell were Ludacris, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Diddy, Beyonce, and 50 Cent to name a few.

Check out it our for yourself…

 

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