Archive for January, 2009

WORD ON THE STREET : 1-31-09

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 30, 2009 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  DICK CHENEY  (68 )  –  FORMER VP
2.  PHIL COLLINS  (58 )  –  SINGER
3.  JODY WATLEY  (50)  –  SINGER
4.  CHRISTIAN BALE  (35)  –  ACTOR
5.  WILMER VALDERAMA  (29)  –  ACTOR

 

DMX SENTENCED
WOTS… DMX has been sentenced to 90 days in jail on drug, theft & animal cruelty charges…

WORD IS… the rapper has been in prison since december & has been given no credit for time already served & was placed on 18 months of supervised probation

 

As of now… no comments have been made by DMX or his attorney

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WORD ON THE STREET : 1-29-09

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 29, 2009 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  HEATHER GRAHAM  (39)  –  ACTRESS
2.  GREG LOUGANIS  (49)  –  OLYMPIC DIVER
3.  OPRAH WINFREY  (55)  –  TALK SHOW HOST
4.  TOM SELLECK  (64)  –  ACTOR
5.  WILLIAM McKINLEY  –  25TH US PRES / 1897 – 1901
6.  SHARIF ATKINS  (34)  –  ACTOR / “ER”

 

SO LONG MATTHEW
WOTS… Hou native & former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland has parted ways w/ long time manager & father of Beyonce, Mathew Knowles

WORD IS… the parting was “amicable” & the singer has not announced who her next manager will be

Matthew still manages his daughter Beyonce

 

 MICHAEL IN THE DOGHOUSE AGAIN
WOTS… Michael Jackson is being sued again, this time by director John Landis, the man responsible for the 80’s video “Thriller”

ACCORDING TO KN SOURCES… the director is still owed nearly $1 million for his work on the “Thriller” video

WORD IS… currently Michael has sold the rights of the song & video to a producer who is in hopes of making “Thriller” into a broadway musical

No word yet on how & if Michael will take care of his debt

 

LUDA’s BEST BUY
WOTS… Grammy winning rapper Ludacris has joined forces w/ Best Buy’s teenage-based social networking site “@15” for a special Teen Service Announcement

WORD IS… Best Buy is hoping thaat Luda’s participation in the online program will encourage teenagers to give back.

“… give teens a voice and give them opportunities to direct the company’s philanthropy through the newly-created @15 Fund”

Luda says about the program… “We all make mistakes, but you have to learn from your mistakes. Try not to make the same mistakes twice in life. We all have teenage years where we kind of were rebellious and just doing things that we’re finding out about life… We’ve all been through some bad situations and you learn from them and you become a better person because of it. Adversity can make you a stronger person.”

Additional information may be found at http://www.at15.org

 

1st NOTORIOUS… NOW RUN DMC
Hot off the tails of “Notorious”… WOTS the story of Run DMC will be hitting the big-screen w/ the upcoming film “Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC”

WORD IS… The filmmakers will explore the history of hip hop’s 1st superstars: Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell

ACCORDIN TO DJ Classicz president Dallas Jackson… “It’s an extraordinary rags-to-riches journey that I’m eager to bring to the screen,… And I’m hoping to have Run, DMC andRussell Simmons‘ involvement. This will be a big movie about the 1980s hip-hop movement that took over the world.”

No word yet on when we can expect the film to hit theaters or shelves

WORD ON THE STREET : 1-28-09

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 28, 2009 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  ELIJAH WOOD  (28 )  –  ACTOR
2.  NICK CARTER  (29)  –  SINGER / BACK STREET BOYS
3.  JOEY FATONE, JR  (32)  –  SINGER / NSYNC
4.  SARAH McCLACHLAN  (41)  –  SINGER
5.  ALAN ALDA  (73)  –  ACTOR
6.  DJ MUGGS  (41)  –  CYPRESS HILL
7.  RAKIM  (41)  –  RAPPER
8.  ANTHONY HAMILTON  (38 )  –  ACTOR
9.  MARVIN SAPP  (42)  –  SINGER
10. RICK ROSS  (32)  –  RAPPER 

 

LEGENDARY SUPERBOWL
WOTS… John Legend is set to perform in Tampa Bay during the pregame show for Super Bowl XLIII

The pregame festivities will also feature a live interview w/ President Obama from the White House

Pregame events & performances can be seen noon ET on NBC

 

PLAY LIKE ALICIA
WOTS… Alicia Keys has partnered w/ Yamaha to create a line of musical products

“I’m very excited about the endless possibilities we can manifest together, creating sounds, technology and products that will truly inspire the next generation of great artists”

 

OBAMA IN THE SMITHSONIAN
The inaugural gown worn by First Lady Michelle Obama should be in the Smithsonian by this summer.

WORD IS… The curator of the Smithsonian’s “1st Ladies Collection” says she also has her eye on the outfit Mrs Obama wore earlier in the day for the inauguration ceremony

As soon as Michelle gives her approval… repairs, if any, must be made to the dress

 

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
WOTS… Spike Lee, Tyler Perry & Patrick Ian Polk are among nominees for this year’s “NAACP Image Awards”

According to Image Award organizers… Spike Lee’s ‘Miracle Of St. Anna’; Tyler Perry’s ‘The Family That Preys’; and Patrick Ian Polk’s ‘Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom’… are among those nominated in the award’s 3 directing categories.

The NAACP is celebrating its 100th anniversary

WORD ON THE STREET : 1-27-09

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 27, 2009 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  BRIDGET FONDA  (45)  –  ACTRESS
2.  WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  –  CLASSICAL COMPOSER

 

MARIAH’S MC3
WOTS… Mariah Carey has been in the studio recording songs for her next album…  “MC3”

Although JD has been executive-producing her next CD, The Dream is in hopes of laying down his influence on her new project

“I love her, she’s everything… I told her we need to get back [in the studio]. I’m like, ‘Let’s go, let’s do it!’ And she’s up for it.”

As of right now… Mimi & the Dream have already collaborated on tracks for the collection.

No word yet on when we can expect “MC3”

 

ROCKO’S JAILHOUSE ROCK
WOTS… Rocko will have to serve a 48-hour jail sentence after pleading no contest Monday to battery for allegedly striking a woman in the face Feb 2007 in Atl

WORD IS… The victim suffered a black eye & other serious injuries to her face.

Rocko was also sentenced to 12 months of probation & ordered to complete community service.

 

UGK HONORS PIMP C
WOTS… the next UGK album, “4 LIFE”, is being dedicated to his late great Pimp C

Containing 12 track… the CD will feature just the 2 rappers, Bun & Pimp and have no guest artists.

ACCORDIN TO BUN… “This will be a good bookend to the legacy of myself and Pimp… And definitely take not just the group, but Pimp C, to true legend and iconic status”

UGK’s “4 Life” is due out in stores March 31

WORD ON THE STREET 1-26-09

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 26, 2009 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  KIRK FRANKLIN  (39)  –  GOSPEL SINGER
2.  WAYNE GRETZKY  (48 )  –  HOCKEY LEGEND
3.  ANITA BAKER  (51)  –  SINGER
4.  ELLEN DEGENERES  (51)  –  COMEDIAN / TALK SHOW HOST
5.  EDDIE VAN HALEN  (54)  –  ROCK LEGEND
6.  ANGELA DAVIS  (65)  –  ACTIVIST, WRITER, TEACHER
7.  SCOTT GLENN  (67)  –  ACTOR
8.  BOB UECKER  (74)  –  ACTOR
9.  PAUL NEWMAN  –  ACTOR / PASSED AWAY SEP ’08
10.  DOUGLAS MacARTHUR  –  US GENERAL IN WWII & KOREA

 

TI @ THE GRAMMY’S
WOTS… TI is performing twice at this years 51st annual Grammy Awards!

ACCORDIN TO KN SOURCS… TIP will hitting the stage once w/ fellow nominees Jay Z, Lil Wayne & Kanye West to perform “Swagga Like Us”… he is also set to perform alongside Justin Timberlake

The ATL rapper has been nominated for 4 awards

Catch the 51st Annual Grammy’s live from the Staples Center in LA on CBS Feb 8 @ 8 p ET

 

WAYNE’S ROCK
WOTS… Lil Wayne’s much anticipated rock “Rebirth” album is scheduled fora release sometime in April

WORD IS… Wayne will be performing the album’s 1st single “Prom Queen” live  Tuesday evening @ San Diego State University, with the performance being broadcast on AT&T’s FREEdom of Choice Facebook page on Weds

ACCORDIN TO KN SOURCES… AT&T will be selling the rapper’s “Prom Queen” ringtone exclusively until Feb 2

 

WE REMEMBER AALIYAH
WOTS… A “Aaliyah biopic” is in the works & is being directed by “Dreamgirls” own Bill Condon…

ACCORDIN TO CONDON… that the as-yet-untitled Aaliyah film will be true to the late R&B singer’s life

“We are going to great extremities to make this movie perfect… This movie will be seamless the same way it was for Selena fans who enjoyed Jennifer Lopez”

Playing Aaliyah is Canadian singer Keisha Chante… and WORD IS the actress is training w/ choreographer Fatima Robinson

No word on when we can expect the film to hit theatres

WORD ON THE STREET : 1-20-09

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 20, 2009 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  RAINN WILSON  (43)  –  ACTOR / “DWIGHT” ON “THE OFFICE”
2.  BILL MAHER  (53)  –  TALK SHOW HOST
3.  EDWIN “BUZZ” ALDRIN  –  2nd HUMAN BEING TO WALK ON THE MOON
4.  GEORGE BURNS  –  ACTOR / COMEDIAN

 

EMINEM & 50 ALMOST DONE
WOTS…  50 Cent has recently said that Eminem‘s highly-anticipated album “Relapse” is near completion.

ACCORDIN TO 50… “His new album is almost actually done. I went to Detroit to mix my song ‘I Get It In’ w/ Dr. Dre and Eminem is currently mixing his album right now. It won’t be more than maybe 2 weeks before they start trying to figure out when they will start scheduling the release of his actual project.”

No release date for Em’s “Relapse” has been announced.

 

50 LAUNCHES FILM COMPANY
WOTS… 50 Cent has announced plans to begin producing films w/ the launch of his latest venture, a film production company called Cheetah Vision.

WORD IS… 50 & Cheetah Vision have already 8 scripts.

ACCORDING TO THE GUNIT GENERAL… “They are all different types of movies that I bought the rights to, and we’re developing projects. You will see different things from me in the future” 

Currently… 50 is prepping the company’s 1st production w/ Nicolas Cage…  “The Dance “

“He plays the founder of a boxing program, and I play a fighter who goes to state prison” 

 

THE SOURCE CLEANS UP
WOTS… Long time running Hip Hop publication “The Source” has recently announced the withdrawal of pornography-based advertising from their montly magazine.

ACCORDIN TO ROUCES… “Source has stopped accepting so-called booty ads for adult films and Web sites, as well as escort services… the magazine hopes to attract more mainstream marketers”

No information on when the new policy will take place

WORD ON THE STREET : 1-19-09

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 19, 2009 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  JODIE SWEETIN  (27)  –  ACTRESS / “STEPHANIE TANNER”  ON FULL HOUSE
2.  SHAWN WAYANS  (38 )  –  ACTOR / COMEDIAN
3.  JUNIOR SEAU  (40)  –  PRO FOOTBALL LINEBACKER
4.  ROBERT PALMER  (60)  –  SINGER / SONGWRITER
5.  DOLLY PARTON  (63)  –  SINGER / ACTRESS
6.  JANIS JOPLIN  –  SINGING LEGEND
7.  JOHN H JOHNSON  –  FOUNDER & PUBLISHER OF “EBONY” & “JET” MAGS
8.  EDGAR ALLEN POE  –  LEGENDARY POET
9.. ROBERT E. LEE  –  CONFEDERATE GENERAL DURING THE CIVIL WAR
10.  PAUL RODRIGUEZ  (54)  –  ACTOR / COMEDIAN
11.  KATEY SAGAL  (52)  –  ACTRESS / “MARIED w/ CHILDREN”
12.  TREY LORENZ  (40)  –  SINGER

 

DEATH ROW GOES FOR MILLIONS!
WOTS… Death Row Records’ assets, including master recordings of 2Pac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, were sold Thurs  (JAN 15) at auction for $18 million to Canadian development company WIDEawake Entertainment Group.

ACCORDING TO KN SOURCES & much to Lydia Harris’ (Death Row Records CO-founder) contest of the auctio… “The only creditor likely to profit from the deal is the IRS”

In April 2006… Death Row filed for Chapter 11 protection

 

KIMORA EXPECTING…
WOTS… Kimora Lee Simmons & actor Djimon Hounsou are expecting their 1st child together

CURRENTLY… Kimora has 2 daughters, Ming Lee, 8, and Aoki Lee, 6, with hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, whom she divorced in 2008 after nearly 10 years of marriage.

When asked if the fashionista wanted more kids, Simmons said… “I would love to. I practice everyday.”

 

4 MEN STABBED… NOTORIOUS
WOTS… 4 men were stabbed @ a NY nightclub during an after-party for the premiere of “Notorious”

SOURCES SAY… A 21 yr old man was left in critical condition after being stabbed several times @ the Djumbala club in Brooklyn.

WORD IS… 3 others were listed in stable condition after the incident

Although the party had been promoted as the “official after-party” for “Notorious”, Fox Searchlight says it had no affiliation w/ the event.

The Brooklyn nightclub stabbing is not the only incident of violence to be tied to the film

According to KN SOURCES…  a man was shot twice Fri inside a N.C. theater during a opening night sold out show… WORD IS… the film’s star Jamal Woolard was actually in attendance at the time of the shooting.

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