WORD ON THE STREET : 12-01-08

BDAYS
1.  BETTE MIDLER  (63)  –  SINGER / ACTRESS
2.  RICHARD PRYOR  –  LEGENDARY ACTOR / COMEDIAN
3.  LEE TREVINO  (69)  –  PGA CHAMP
4.  WOODY ALLEN  (73)  –  ACTOR / WRITER / DIRECTOR
5.  LOU RAWLS  –  LEGENDARY SINGER
6.  SARAH SILVERMAN  (38)  –  COMEDIAN / ACTRESS
7.  ASHLEY MONIQUE CLARK  (20)  –  ACTRESS / “THE HUGHLEYS”

NEYO TEAMS UP w/ BARBARA STREISAND
WOTS… Ne Yo has been tapped to perform a song for Barbra Streisand when the legendary singer is saluted @ the Kennedy Center Honors gala Dec 7 in Washington, D.C.

Also singing… Beyoncé is set to sing w/ a rendition of Barbara’s 1973 tune “The Way We Were.”

 The event will air on CBS on Dec 30

THE VERDICT IS IN ON THE MURDER OF TI’s FRIEND
WOTS… Hosea Thomas was found guilty Friday (NOV 28) in the 2006 shooting death of TI’s childhood friend & assistant Philant Johnson

A Cincinnati jury convicted the alleged triggerman on 11 counts, including murder, felonious assault and other offenses.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Dec 23. 

WORD IS… Hosea faces a minimum sentence of 20 yrs to life & a max sentence of 70 yrs to life

EM’s SEQUEL TO STAN…
WOTS… Eminem has recorded a sequel to his 2001 smash hit, “Stan,” for his upcoming album “Relapse

Produced by Swizz Beatz… the superproducer describes “Stan 2” as “totally genius.”… Swizzy also describes Em’s sound on the new CD as different

“… But it’s the Eminem that you missed, that you loved, that you need… He’s coming back to take the cake.”

Em’s “Relapse” is expected to hit stores in early 2009

FORMER FUGEE PRODUCER OUT OF JAIL
WOTS… Ex-Fugees associate John Edward Forté was pardoned by President George Bush on Mon (DEC 1) for his crimes & is expected to be released from prison on Dec 22

The Grammy-winning producer was sentenced in 2002 to 14 yrs in prison for allegedly transporting $1.4 million worth of liquid cocaine into the United States.

Singer Carly Simon and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch have been vocal advocates on John’s behalf, believing that he didn’t receive a fair trial

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