EDDIE MURPHY SLASHES HOUSE PRICE IN
Eddie Murphy has knocked $15
million off the asking price of his
home, hoping to spark some activity
after it sat dormant on the market
for nearly five years. The New
Jersey estate had an original price
tag of around $30 million when the
actor listed it in 2004.
GLOBETROTTERS SCORE NEW ANIMATED
The Harlem Globetrotters will once
again star in an animated
television series thanks to a new
licensing and production
partnership. NBC last ran the
Globetrotters cartoon series, which
featured star black basketball
players, as “The Go-Go
Globetrotters” in 1979.
KANYE VICTIM OF INTERNET DEATH HOAX
Kanye West did not die in a car
accident yesterday, as was tweeted
all across Twitter and the Internet
late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
The rapper is alive and well.
GUESS WHO’S ALBUM FLOPPING NEXT WEEK…
Rick Ross recently took a few jabs at G-Unit in the aftermath of his publicized rap beef with 50 Cent and said he is still waiting for his foes to drop a number one album.
“I made more money, you know what I mean, after you crush such a huge donkey,” Ross said referring to 50. “I’m the only one that put out a number one album and we in this business to put out records and put up numbers and generate funds and as you can see, I’m putting out another number one album while [G-Unit] hasn’t put out one. So it’s elementary to me and I think they learned their lesson, they know to keep going, R.I.P. Hold up, let’s give a moment of silence, it’s only right to bow our heads for Lloyd Banks. I pray my career don’t be like Lloyd Banks’.” (Real Talk NY)
Banks previously spoke on Ross and compared his own selling ability to the Miami rapper.
“You got fat, corny n*ggas like Rick Ross, it’s just so easy to actually make records,” Banks explained in an interview. “He’s gotta ride his wave as long as he can. You know, the funny part, he’s always talking about his success and sh*t that he did, he need to check my record-selling background. This the sh*t that be killing me, shut up n*gga. I got the diamond tester too, I’m gonna have it at the next awards show too…[His album signing in New York,] it was like minus two people there. That n*gga had barricades lined up like he Justin Timberlake or something. Who the f*ck is you, n*gga…That n*gga’s not even half of what I am [lyrically.] That n*gga nowhere near where I’m at, man. You crazy? I’m on another planet somewhere, better get the f*ck outta here with that sh*t.” (Radio Planet TV
One of the stars of TV’s “Smallville” was arrested this morning after cops say he was part of a conspiracy to deal more than 10,000 pills of oxycodone. Sam Jones, who played Clark Kent’s best friend on the show, was taken into custody by DEA agents who claim Jones was a “co-conspirator” in a series of major drug deals in 2008.
According to documents filed in federal court, the DEA claims Jones was the “Hollywood connection” in a plot to illegally purchase and distribute the oxycodone. Jones has been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. He’s due in federal court in L.A. later today.
If convicted, Jones faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
Public Enemy, the Def Jam luminaries who were recently praised on VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors for changing the tone and direction of rap music in the late ’80s, announced two weeks ago that they are seeking funding from fans for their forthcoming album.
Since they first asked for donations through the website sellaband.com, PE has managed to raise $50,000. According to Sellaband, Public Enemy is on track to hit the studio early next year, once they have raised $250,000 which will be used to cover all of the expenses related to recording the album.
I guess Def Jam has no retirement plan in place for its beloved artists who worked so hard to validate their company name. Maybe Flav will be able to donate some of his lovely ladies for their first video.
On Monday, after years of working in obscurity in Pennsylvania, Charles Wesley Mumbere was finally crowned king of his people to the sound of drumbeats and thousands of cheering supporters.
Rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted weapons possession charges today (October 22).
As reported by AllHipHop.com yesterday (October 21), the rapper is expected to receive a maximum sentence of one year in jail, although he is expected to serve around eight months in prison for the offense.
Lil Wayne is going to cop a plea and start a jail term in a few months. Read the story to get the full scoop so you understand the full rumor here. Now, here are some of the things I am hearing. First of all, I am hearing that he’s going to get sentenced to about 8 months, BUT he is likely to get out by April on some good behavior or something. Now, I am not a legal beagle or nothing, but I thought these laws were like mandatory minimums or something. Nevertheless, I also heard that Wayne’s people are already fighting to get him into a jail that is more celebrity friendly. Not sure what that entails, but that’s just the word on the streets. Nevertheless, it would seem that Lil Wayne is taking the fall for a lot of people that were also present in that van that he was in while visiting New York