WORD ON THE STREET 1-26-09

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

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