Archive for March, 2010

WORD ON THE STREET: 03-31-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on March 31, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  PAVEL BURE  –  NHL HOCKEY PLAYER
2.  EWAN McGREGOR  –  ACTOR
3.  ANGUS YOUNG  –  LEAD GUITARIST / “ACDC”
4.  AL GORE  –  POLITICIAN / FORMER VP UNDER CLINTON
5.  RHEA PERLMAN  –  ACTRESS
6.  GABE KAPLAN  –  ACTOR
7.  CHRISTOPHER WALKEN  –  ACTOR
8.  HERB ALPERT  –  MUSICIAN / SINGER
9.  RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN  –  ACTOR
10.  SHIRLEY JONES  –  ACTRESS
11.  GORDIE HOWE  –  NHL LEGEND / “MR HOCKEY”
12.  CESAR CHAVEZ  –  CALIFORNIA FARM ACTIVIST
13.  WILLIAM DANIELS  –  ACTOR
14.  JOSEPH HAYDN  –  AUSTRIAN COMPOSER
15.  RENE DESCARTES  –  FRENCH PHILOSOPHER / “I THINK, THEREFORE I AM”
16.  TONY YAYO  –  RAPPER

LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY… AND JAMIE FOXX!
Remember  when Penny Marshall played “Laverne”?  Or was it “Shirley”?

Regardless, it looks like the 70’s tv show is makin a comeback… courtesy of singer Jamie Foxx

That’s right!  Word is, the actor/singer is remaking the old school tv show into a movie!!!  He won’t be alone though… according to KN sources, the original director of the show, Garry Marshall, will be working side by side Mr Foxx

“It’s a whole different modern day take on how they came up on the streets during difficult times”
– Garry Mrshall, TV Guide

Now your prolly wondering who’s gonna play the rolls of “Laverne” & “Shirley”… well here’s your answer:

“Laverne”  –  Jennifer Garner
“Shirley”  –  Jessica Biel

Hmmm… I wonder if these roles are locked in!?

ESSENCE UPDATE
We’re sure you’ve heard the news, but just in case you haven’t… there’s some additions to this years Essence Music Festival in New Orleans

Specifically in the form of Ms Janet Jackson!!!  (this will be her 1st full performance since ’08)

Already on the bill:

  • Alicia Keys
  • Mary J Blige
  • Arrested Development
  • Big Sam’e Funky Nation
  • DJ Soul Sister
  • Estelle
  • De La Soul
  • Irma THomas
  • Irvin Mayfield
  • and Lalah Hathaway

The 2010 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans takes place July 2-4  (Janet hits the stage opening night!)

GET YOUR TICKETS!!!

CHRIS BROWN DENIED!!!
Well Chris’s birthday is coming up & the big question is WHERE is he goin to celebrate it?

I don’t think he even knows!??!

WOTS… Chris Brown is having a hard time looking for a place to have his party because no one wants to book it!

No Miami, No New York, and No Las Vegas!!!

Now it’s hard to believe that none of the venues out there want to host Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend’s party  (is everyone really saying NO!?)

“They don’t want to mess up their relationship, or their potential relationship, with Rihanna”
– New York Post

WOW!

Well apparently Chris has moved on from tryin to hold his party in a club, instead the word is he’s moved his sights on having his event in a private home or restaurant

I wonder if he’s found a place?

EMINEM’S MESSAGE
Well if you’re following Slim Shady on Twitter, then you know that he has something up his sleeve

“Some big news is coming. Soon.”
– Eminem, Twitter

What is it!?  Another album… another movie?

Well he was suppose to drop his new album “Relapse 2” in 2008, but it never did

So could it be that?  I’m thinkin its bigger news…

I guess we’ll have to all wait

WORD ON THE STREET: 03-20-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on March 30, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  NORAH JONES  –  SINGER
2.  MATT CONSUELOS  –  ACTOR
3.  CELINE DION  –  SINGER
4.  IAN ZIERING  –  ACTOR
5.  MC HAMMER  –  RAPPER
6.  PAUL REISER  –  ACTOR
7.  ROBBIE COLTRANE  –  ACTOR
8.  ERIC CLAPTON  –  SINGER
9.  WARREN BEATTY  –  SINGER
10.  JOHN ASTIN  –  ACTOR
11.  VINCENT VAN GOGH  –  FAMOUS DUTCH PAINTER
12.  TRACY CHAPMAN  –  SINGER

ERYKAH’S THOUGHTS
For those of you who ALREADY have Badu’s new album “New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)”, you may find yourself comparing it to the 1st… kinda like Jay Z’s “Blueprint” albums

Quite different isn’t it?  I bet you’re already saying either “Part 1 is better” or “I like Part 2 more”… well before you come to a FINAL conclusion, here’s Erykah’s thoughts on her new project:

“I called it Part II: The Return of the Ankh because this album is the sister of the left side of my brain — it is the right side… Part I was the left side of my thoughts — it was more socially political and my thought process was more analytical.”
– Erykah Badu, Billboard

Hmmm… Fair enough

Maybe instead of over analyzing it, we should just enjoy the music for what it is!

BIG BOI’S DEAL
It looks like OutKast’s own Big Boi has found himself a new home for his new solo album “Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty”

WOTS… the rapper has inked a deal w/ Def Jam records

Finally fans of OutKast here a new album from one of it’s members.  (we were beginning to think this may fall into the same trap as Dre’s “Detox”)

“People might say [Def Jam] doesn’t have any hot artists, but he got the number one record with Ludacris’ last week . . . My album is a musical nuclear bomb, and we finna drop it”
– Big Boi, Gyantunplugged.com

FINALLY!  Big Boi’s been workin on this album for bout 3 years!!!

Featured on “Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty”… Raekwon, Mary J Blige, George Clinton, Too Short, and more

Boi’s new album SHOULD be hitting shelves in May  (keep your fingers crossed!)

RIHANNA’S NEW MAN?  TRAVIS’S NEW FLING?  NEW COUPLE?
Not quite…

WOTS… Blink 182’s Travis Barker has been teaching singer Rihanna to rock out on the drums for her European tour

According to his latest tweet:

http://twitpic.com/1adwoq – Teaching Rihanna some things on drums. She JAMS!!!!! Watch out for her!! ”
– Travis Barker, Twitter

WOW… can RiRi really jam?  We’ll have to wait & see!

SYTYCD… SEASON 7

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on March 29, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

Are you as excited as we are for the next season of SYTYCD: So You Think You Can Dance!??

Well there’s been some changes!  So just in case you tune in & wonder what the hell is goin on w/ the show… here’s the dealio

According to TV Guide:

  1. Instead of 20 dancers competing for the title “America’s Favorite Dancer”, there is only 10
  2. Instead of 2 dancers going home per week, only 1 dancer will be eliminated weekly
  3. When coupled, each dancer will be paired up w/ a former Dance finalist… ALL STAR PARTNERS!

That’s all the changes we know of so far… till then (or the show) we’ll have to sit & wait in suspense!

SYTYCD Season 7… WE CAN’T WAIT!!!

RICKY COMES OUT…

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on March 29, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

For some of you, you could’ve called this from a mile a way.  For the others… well Ricky Martin is gay

“I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man…”
– Ricky Martin, rickymartinmusic.com

These were the words that the singer posted today (Mon, Mar 29, 2010) on his official website:  www.rickymartinmusic.com

In addition to his announcement on his site, Ricky also posted a link entitled “My Life” on his Twitter which led to his official statement.

In 200, Martin was interrogated by Barbara Walters about his sexuality, but never came out

Why now?  What made him?

Read HIS side of the story here:  www.rickymartinmusic.com

WORD ON THE STREET: 03-29-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on March 29, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  JENNIFER CAPRIATI  –  PRO TENNIS PLAYER
2.  LUCY LAWLESS  –  ACTRESS
3.  ELLE MACPHERSON  –  SUPERMODEL
4.  PEARL BAILEY  –  LEGENDARY BIG BAND SINGER
5.  SAM WALTON  –  FOUNDER OF “SAM’S CLUB” & “WALMART”
6.  CY YOUNG  –  BASEBALL LEGEND / PITCHING AWARD NAMED AFTER
7.  JOHN TYLER  –  10TH US PRES (1841-1845)
8.  ERIC IDLE  –  COMEDIAN
9.  CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT  –  ACTOR
10.  PERRY FARREL  –  SINGER / “JANE’S ADDICTION”
11.  AMY SEDARIS  –  COMEDIAN
12.  JOHN POPPER  –  SINGER / “BLUES TRAVELER”

FERGIE FALLS!!!
Falling in the footsteps of Lil Wayne, Beyonce & Jennifer Lopez… The Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has also taken a fall during one of her performances

WOTS… “Fergie Ferg” was performing in Kansas City when she tripped over her own feet, landed on her hands & knees, then jumped back up to finish her song

Have you seen it?  Well HERE it is…

ENJOY!!!

BEYONCE BANNED!
Have you heard the news?  Can you believe it?  Beyonce has been banned from posting her OWN videos on Youtube!!!

Crazy right!?  Well according to KN sources… Sony Music Group has blocked the singer from making posts on her Youtube page due to copyright infringement laws!

B’s video page reads…

“This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”
– Youtube.com

Hmmm… that’s weird.  I just typed in “beyonce” on Youtube’s search engine & viewed a video!?  Is this real?  (and if so, what page is Sony talking bout?)

Check it out!

Hmmm… I guess this isn’t her “personal” page.  What is?  Is it this?

I’m confused… can someone PLEASE HELP!???

MARIAH & JANET WORKING TOGETHER?
Is it a collaborative album?  NOPE!  Its for a brand new film by Tyler Perry…

WOTS… Mariah & Janet Jackson have joined the cast of actors for Perry’s rendition of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf”

According to KN sources… Mimi & Jackson join:  Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad & Macy Gray

Word is… filming for Tyler’s newest passion will begin later this year & will be in theaters (hopefully) on Jan 14, 2011

LUDA’S CENSUS
Well that’s what the rapper has made it…

WOTS… Ludacris has taken the 2010 Census & made it his own.  All this in hopes to raise awareness in the African American community

“Luda on the Block” is the name of his campaign… and he wil tour the country making stops in areas w/ large black populations hoping to get people to participate in the census

“I look at our communities now and I see many empty lots, closed clinics, dilapidated schools and an overall breakdown of social services for the poor and elderly… Today is a day for change. I plan to knock on doors in various neighborhoods around this country to try and dispel any myths about the Census. It’s important that we all stand up and be counted so we can help create potential financial opportunities for our dying communities.”
– Ludacirs

Ludacirs has already made stops in Dallas & New Orleans… and plans on making more stops:

  • New York  –  Apr 5
  • Washington D.C.  –  Apr 6
  • Atlanta  –  Apr 9

YO GO LUDA!!!

RIHANNA LIKES IT ON TOP!

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on March 26, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

For the 2nd wk in a row Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” has held down the #1 spot on Billboard’s HOT 100 chart!  (my new favorite song!)

Right behind “Rude Boy” & sitting pretty @ the #2 spot is Lady Gaga (of course) w/ Telephone

BUT… proudly holding the #3 spot, right under Lady Gaga, is Bobby Ray… aka B.O.B. w/ his song “Nothin On You” feat Bruno Mars (another personal favorite!)

So the charts are lookin good… definitely filled w/ some GOOD MUSIC!

Congrats to all the artists!

DOWNLOAD BADU FOR FREE!!!

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on March 26, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

We’ve all done it… download music illegally.  C’mon!  Even if you’ve done it once, we’re all guilty of it!!!

Well you can put your guilty conscience aside because this time you can download Erykah Badu’s new single for FREE!!!

That’s right!  The singer is letting you download her latest single off of her album “New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh”

“Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)” is the track Erykah has made available… it’s as easy as one click:

DOWNLOAD HERE:
Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)

Badu fans ENJOY!!!  And don’t forget “New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh” drops in a few days… March 30

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