WORD ON THE STREET : 1-29-09

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

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One Response to “WORD ON THE STREET : 1-29-09”

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