50 Cent’s life is like a movie, so it makes sense that he’s writing one. The rapper is working on a feature film, Before I Self-Destruct, which is based on his album of the same name. “It’s not Purple Rain,” 50 says of the flick, which he also directed and produced. “But it was inspired by the actual music.” (His album is due out December 9th; 50 plans to release the movie simultaneously.)
Superstar producer/rapper Kanye West is expanding his talent beyond music videos and taking it to the screen, along with fellow rapper Rhymefest. The Hip-Hop duo have teamed with Jackhole Productions and Comedy Central to create a half-hour, urban-based puppet show titled Alligator Boots.
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*Boston Celtics forward Darius Miles was given a 10-game suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug rules during the end of the 2007-08 season, the league announced Friday.
*Tyler Perry is seeking new talent with the launch of 34th Street Films, a production arm of his Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios that will focus on recruiting outside filmmakers to work under and expand the Perry brand.
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*A rep for Janet Jackson has confirmed that the singer has left Island Records after releasing just one album under a deal signed 14 months ago.
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The Barack Obama fundraising frenzy continues. Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and a host of other artists have announced that they have contributing records to an fundraising album for Presidential candidate. The album entitled, “We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement,” which will retail for $24.99 (digital) and $30 (CD) CD will benefit Obama’s presidential campaign through Election Day on Nov. 4 .
Who says Young Jeezy doesn’t like to do interviews [click to read]? While "Da Snowman" has a reputation for sometimes being impatient with prying press, preferring to not oblige inquiries into the origins of his street-hardened song lyrics and instead let his (thug) motivational music speak for itself, he was surprisingly eager to talk to HipHopDX recently.
The numbers aren't staggering, but Samuel L. Jackson's latest film, 'Lakeview Terrace', took the top spot at the box office this past weekend with $15.6 million. Although the film was met with mixed to negative review, the film, which was produced by Will Smith and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment, had enough star power with Jackson and Kerry Washington to muscle its way amongst the latest films that are currently out.
MEMPHIS, TN--A man charged twelve years ago with child abuse is now charged in the murder of a 19 month-old girl.
*Rapper Lil Wayne will spend his 26th birthday in the Bahamas headlining "Poppin' Bottles," a landmark concert to feature the best in hip hop, dancehall and reggae talent across U.S. and the Caribbean, reports Allhiphop.com.
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