WORD ON THE STREET: 01-27-10

BDAYS
1.  BRIDGET FONDA  –  ACTRESS
2.  CRIS COLLINSWORTH  –  EX NFL PLAYER / TV SPORTS ANALYST
3.  MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV  –  ACTOR / RUSSIAN BALLET DANCER
4.  NICK MASON  –  PINK FLOYD DRUMMER
5.  LEWIS CARROLL  –  AUTHOR OF “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”
6.  WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  –  CLASSICAL COMPOSER
7.  JANIK GERS  –  GUITARIST / “IRON MAIDEN”
8.  KEITH OLBERMANN  –  TV COMMENTATOR
9.  GILLIAN GILBERT  –  KEYBOARDIST / “NEW ORDER”
10.  ALAN CUMMING  –  ACTOR
11.  MIKE PATTON  –  SINGER / “FAITH NO MORE”
12.  TRACY LAWRENCE  –  COUNTRY SINGER
13.  JOSH RANDALL  –  ACTOR
14.  TRICKY  –  RAPPER

JUSTIN… HARVARD’S “MAN OF THE YEAR”
WOTS… Mr TImberlake has been named the “Hasty Pudding Man of the Year” by Harvard!

That’s right!!!  The school has given the singer the award (which is given out yearly) for his “impressive contribution to entertainment”

According to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals (drama club)… they rewarded Justin Timberlake w/ the award because he’s “one of pop culture’s most influential entertainers”

Other celebs who have received the “Man of the Year” honor by Harvard include:  Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, James Franco, Robert DeNiro, Steven Speilberg, Harrison Ford & Anthony Hopkins

Now that’s a good lis to be a part of!!!

Justin will be givin the award on Feb 5th @ Harvard

TO JUDGE or NO TO JUDGE
That is the question that has been placed upon Beyonce

Rumor has it… the Destiny’s Child singer is goin to be a judge for the U.K. hit talent show “X Factor”

Word is… Simon Cowell is in search of a judge to fill the spot as a guest for 6 months while the “real” judge Dannii Minogue is away due to her pregnancy

“Simon leaves nothing to chance and is planning for the future already… He wants to bring in Beyoncé. And what Simon wants, Simon gets. Expect Beyoncé on the panel.”
– News of the World

There has been no confirmation (YET)

WHAT YOU KNOW… BOUT INFRINGEMENT?
Apparently a rapper by the name of Motoe Blizzid has come forward claiming that T.I. uses snippets of his song ’04 “Reverence” for the hit song “What You Know”

Blizzid claims that TIP’s song has the…

“same rate of harmonic range,” and “virtually identical core harmonic progression of descending 4ths,” along with the “nearly identical instrumental melodic lines in terms of pitch, shape, and rhythm”
– Motoe Blizzid

Blah, blah, blah… YOU DECIDE!

**  T.I. “What You Know”  **

**  Motoe Blizzid “Reverence 2004”  **

Hmmm… WHAT DO YOU THINK?

“GIVE ME MY MONEY!”
Ok it’s another case of someone suing someone else…

WOTS… Sony is being sued over an album cover that was made for Shakira’s “She Wolf”

Apparently, Lee Swillingham is claiming that he was never paid for the art work he did… $64,000

Word is… contracts were signed stating that Swillingham would be paid half up front & the other later.  BUT, the contract also stated that if Sony was not pleased w/ the work that was done, then the label owes nothing!

The designer’s lawyer is accusing Sony of “falsely” claiming that the work was not good enough, BUT (this is a big one) using the artwork anyways

Here’s a thought… So if they didn’t like the artwork, then why use it!??

Sounds like there’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing!

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2 Responses to “WORD ON THE STREET: 01-27-10”

  1. Harrison is incredbily talented. I don’t think I’ve ever not liked one of his movies.

  2. Despite coming across as a massive jerk on TV, Simon is actually a great guy. He does a lot for charity. Top bloke.

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