From Good Deeds to Good Times, Tyler Perry, is highlighting black thespians and working strenuosly to deliver films that’ll stake his claim as a respected fim director, despite the loud heckling of naysayers. One of our four to be released this year, Madea’s Witness Protection, began production today at Perry’s Atlanta studio.
Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, John Amos, Marla Gibbs, Doris Roberts, Romeo Miller, and Tom Arnold will star in the film. Shadow & Act reports,
Comic legend Eugene Levy (the AMERICAN PIE franchise, BEST IN SHOW) stars in the film as George, a high level CFO at the center of a Ponzi scheme in New York City who is enrolled in the Witness Protection program along with his family in the one place that absolutely no one will think to look for them: Madea’s house down South.
Lana Del Rey, glamour girl with the sultry voice, is blossoming right before our eyes, introducing her unique style to a mainstream audience. The chanteuse is an acquired taste, certainly, but one must admit: the retro glam bombshell is quite intriguing.
At the age of 17, Lana, who comes from a musically competent family, had a vision of making her life a work of art. She sought to accomplish this vision by collecting vintage footage from archives and placing classical music on motion picture clips.
Watch a Q&A session below, courtesy of Myspace.
Wale continues filling his songs with sports references on “Albert Pujols,” a MLB player that signed a $254 million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. MMG leader Rick Ross joins the DC native, along with Fabolous.
Initially, this was intended for Ambition, but obviously didn’t make the final selection. Read More
New York songbird, Karina Pasian, is preparing the re-release of her latest EP, Trips To Venus, and stops by AOL’s The Boombox to dish out details of the set, which includes a cover of a Minnie Ripperton classic.
Pasian on naming the EP…
“I literally just had a list of titles that I was brainstorming and that was one of them. I just thought, all the songs are love-based and Venus has to do with love and beauty and stuff. I don’t know where it came from, I just wrote down the title on the list, and that one just stuck out to me.”
Love & Hip-Hop’s Olivia joins forces with fellow New Yorker Fred the Godson for joint mixtape attentively titled Beauty & The Beast. It’s scheduled to drop on Valentine’s Day, and the beautiful and beastly duo have liberated, “Freshy,” the first offering from the project. Read More
“Foolish” singer Ashanti, 31, stopped by Access Hollywood to share her thoughts on the Superbowl, her disco ball earrings and how she keeps her body toned. Also, the ‘moguler’ spoke on being more involved with the business aspect of her career, including the launch of her label Written Entertainment, a partnership with iTunes and more. Read More
As we know, Dr. Dre credits stretch from Snoop Dogg to Eminem to 50 Cent. All hip-hop heavyweights in their own right. His latest collaboration is with current rap frontrunner, Rick Ross.
Rozay revealed their meeting on Twitter, which later extended to a celebration at his birthday party. Details regarding their meeting have been minimal, until now.
“The advice he gave me, it’s already affected the way I’ve been in the studio for the last week,” Ross told MTV. “So let’s just say he’s full of knowledge and he’s a solid guy. Most definitely that’s maybe my biggest hip-hop influence in the game.” Read More
Yet again, dissimilar duo Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell has parted ways. This time, the splitting occured on American Idol’s lesser successful competition, The X Factor. Paula is joined by host Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger.
Simon says, “I want to say a massive thank you to Paula, Nicole and Steve for being part of The X Factor last year.”
Although Jones never developed any type of connection with the audience, and Scherzinger bickered with Cowell throughout the bulk of the season, Simon wishes them well. He even says he and his “very close friend” Paula would work together again in the near future.
Paula confirms her exit from the show and “have absolute understanding” that she was fired because of a business decision. Read More