WORD ON THE STREET : 1-14-09

BDAYS
1.  JASON BATEMAN  (40)  –  ACTOR
2.  LL COOL J  (41)  –  RAPPER / ACTOR
3.  FAYE DUNAWAY  (68 )  –  ACTRESS
4.  ANDY ROONEY  (90)  –  “60 MINUTES”  AUTHOR & COMMENTATOR
5.  SLICK RICK  (44)  –  HIP HOP PIONEER
6.  DAVE GROHL  (40)  –  FRONTMAN OF THE FOO FIGHTERS

 

J. HUD & THE SUPERBOWL
WOTS… Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” @ Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla on Feb 1

This appearance will mark the Oscar-winning singer’s 1st performance since the murders of her family members last October.

After the Super Bowl… WORD IS  will sing tribute songs to Neil Diamond @ the Recording Academy’s MusiCares “Person Of The Year” benefit dinner Feb 6 in Los Angeles

 

Hip Hop invades the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame
WOTS… Run DMC, Bobby Womack and the Imperials are artists that have been chosen for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year

 The 2009 ceremony will be held April 4 in Cleveland, and will be shown live on Fuse TV

Run DMC are hip hop’s 2nd group to make it into the Hall, next to 2007 inductees Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.

 

WAYNE & THE GRAMMY’S
WOTS… Lil Wayne is set to perform @ the 51st annual Grammy Awards

Wayne leads the Grammy nominees w/ 8 n, including Album of the Year for “Tha Carter III”

Currently… the Lil Wayne documentary “The Carter” will be premiering this weekend @ the Sundance Film Festival in Utah

The 51st Grammy’s airs live from Los Angeles on Feb 8 @ 8p ET

 

NAS & KELIS EXPECTING
WOTS… 29 yr old singer Kelis & her husband Nas are expecting their 1st child together

The couple tied the knot in Atl in 2005.

Currently… Reps for the couple have no comments

 

A BRAND NEW “KARATE KID”
WOTS… Jackie Chan is in negotiations to star in Columbia’s remake of “The Karate Kid”

WORD IS… The Kung Fu Master will be playing the role of Mr. Miyagi… a role that was made famous by Pat Morita in the original

Already set to star in the new “Karate Kid” is the son of Will Smith… Jaden

Shooting for the new film may start later this year in Beijing

 

DMX TURNING A NEW LEAF
WOTS… one of Hip Hop’s most successful rappers is turning a new leaf in life

ACCORDING TO KN SOURCS…. DMX is preparing on becoming a pastor

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