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American Idol's Randy Jackson launches hip-hop dance reality series on NBC
Record producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson is executive producing and hosting a new Hip-Hop dance competition reality show titled World Moves which will premiere on NBC during the upcoming fall season.
During the unscripted series, Jackson and the creators of the World Hip Hop Championship dance competition audition thousands of dance crews from around the world, for a chance to come to Los Angeles to compete for the global championship and to win an international touring contract.
The live television series features five to seven members demonstrating their creativity, athleticism and ability to dance, while capturing the personal drama that unfolds within each of the teams.
World Moves is part of NBC's new 2007-08 primetime line up, which was announced two days ago (May 14).
Ludacris to appear on 400th episode of The Simpsons this Sunday
Ludacris will appear on the historic 400th episode of The Simpsons this Sunday night (May 20) on FOX. Luda (Chris Bridges) will play himself on the show.
The Simpsons' 400th episode is called 24 Minutes and will be a parody of 24. It will guest star Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub as the characters they play on the popular Fox series: Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brian.
Ludacris is currently working on his next solo album entitled "Theater of The Mind" due for release in late 2007. The next release from his DTP Records will be the second Disturbin' Tha Peace compilation album.
The Game posted $50,000 bail today (May 12) and has been released from police custody, after being arrested last night for allegedly making criminal threats.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers searched the rapper's upscale Glendale, CA home for over three hours starting around 9:00 PM yesterday, in connection with an undisclosed incident that took place in Feb of 2007.
The Game (Jayceon Taylor), was booked at the LAPD's 77th Division on a felony charge of making criminal threats.
Local news cameras caught the rapper in a white Charlotte Hornets t-shirt, smirking in the backseat of an LAPD police cruiser, as he was taken to the police station.
13 May 2007 by News Team
The Game arrested in LA; Charged with making criminal threats
The Game was arrested by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers in connection with an incident that took place in Feb of 2007.
According to reports, police raided The Game's Los Angeles area home and searched the premises for over three hours.
The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, was eventually charged with making criminal threats.
Bail was set at $50,000.
13 May 2007 by News Team
Eminem makes donation to Hip-Hop 4 Habitat
Hip-Hop star Eminem is most well known for being a rapper, producer and actor, but now the Detroit native can add philanthropist to his lengthy list of accomplishments.
Today (May 10) an undisclosed amount was donated on behalf of Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation program to Hip-Hop 4 Habitat.
Hip-Hop 4 Habitat is trying to raise $75,000 so they can proceed in building an 1,100 square-foot home in Detroit's east side.
"Hip-Hop 4 Habitat is meant to be a positive project and a way for the Hip-Hop community to come together and support a family in need," Alyce Hartman, founder of A Prophetic Generation, a non-profit organization told The Detroit News . "We're so thankful Trick and Eminem are leading this effort."
When the home is completed volunteers will be treated to a concert by Detroit rapper Trick-Trick; Trick-Trick will also help volunteers build the home.
13 May 2007 by News Team
Debut album of Hood Surgeon, Dr. Dre's son
Affluent Records is planning to release the debut album from Hood Surgeon, the son of legendary West coast producer Dr. Dre.
The 16-track album, titled The Hood Surgeon: The Autopsy of Curtis Young, features production by Knocturnal and a cameo appearance by David Banner.
The Autopsy details Hood Surgeon's life growing up in Compton, CA which has produced a number of legendary rappers, including his father Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, NWA, Eazy-E, The Game, MC Eiht, DJ Quik and numerous others.
"It’s like, you know you’re gonna hear the struggle I went through..." Hood Surgeon told AllHipHop.com in a previous interview. "Motherf**kers can my s**t and see what I been through and where I grew up at, and they’ll see that I’m not lying. I’m not gonna say I was out there shooting motherf**kers and doing all that, but I grew up around that, so I might speak on something that happened around me in my music. They ain’t gonna hear me say something I didn’t do."
Rapper Xzibit lost his license and was fined in Holland, while taking part in The Gumball 3000 Rally.
The Gumball 3000 is an annual 3000 mile international tour that occurs on public roads, typically in Europe.
The event, which is modeled after coast-to-coast competitions in the United States, includes stops at tourist attractions or in large urban centers.
Film, television, music, fashion, and modeling celebrities traditionally compete in the annual event.
Xzibit, who hosts MTV's hit automotive series Pimp My Ride, was among a group of rally participants who, according to reports, were pulled over on Sunday (Apr. 29) by Holland as the cars passed through the Netherlands.
Xzibit was one of seven drivers who had their licenses taken by the police. The rapper was reportedly driving 100 mph in a 60 mph speedzone.
After paying the fine, Xzibit's teammate and well known L.A. producer Fred Wreck assumed driving duties for the rapper's Lamborghini Gallardo.
UK police forced Lloyd Banks concert to be canceled
(May 4, 2007) Police in the UK obtained a court order that forced a club to close for 24 hours to stop a concert by American rapper Lloyd Banks, amid fears that the show will attract gang members.
According to the Derby Telegraph, over 600 fans bought tickets to see the G-Unit member perform at club T-Five tomorrow (May 5) in Derby.
Derbyshire police were made aware of the performance on Monday (Apr. 30) and applied for a court order to close T-Five, citing a history of violence at concerts featuring Banks and his fellow G-Unit members.
The court order, which was granted by Southern Derbyshire magistrates yesterday, forbids the club from opening for 24 hours starting at noon on Saturday.