After many production delays and salary negotiations, Chris Tucker, and Jackie Chan have teamed up for their third installment of the Brett Ratner directed “Rush Hour 3”.
The new motion picture is bound to pull Chris Tucker, and Chan some major cheese. Word is Chris will receive a percentage of all domestic ticket sales as well as a 25 million dollar paycheck. And Jackie will reap a percentage of the international ticket sales. Either way it’s a good look.
The budget for the comedy/action film is currently at 160 million dollars.
According to an inside source Def-Jam will be releasing the soundtrack and word has it it’s going to be a very successful project. No track listing has been made public just yet. I will keep you posted.
Rush Hour 3 hits theaters August 10th. Set your calendars.
Y'ALL BETTER WATCH OUT, BECAUSE TIFFANY EVANS IS ABOUT TO GIVE SOME A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY!!
By L.T. Dinwiddie
Tiffany Evans is her name and throwback is her game. Owwwww (alright), this song is taking me back. The video is reminiscent of Blaque and TLC. The bright colors, the dancing..YES! That’s what I’m talking about.
The song is so bubble gum I feel like smacking my damn lips. With LiL Mama doing her thing and now Tiffany Evans about to do hers, I am so elated that young people have some clean harmless artists to look up to.
You better do it Ms. Tiffany…I got my eye on you girl!
By L.T. Dinwiddie I dont know about you but I know where I will be tomorrow night (Saturday June 23rd). And it's going to be right in front of my television soaking up all the scandal, and debauchery from former teen idol Brandy Norwood.
Brandy used to be on top of her game, with hit singles that dominated the music charts, and a successful televison sitcom. But it seems that present life hasnt been all that promising for the former America's Got Talent judge. With lawsuits looming and no new music or projects in the works, it seems life has taken a dramatic turn for the worst.
Be sure to tune into E! at 6 P.M. tomorrow night to find out what really happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real. (LOL)
I recently caught up with vocalist Lil Mo at her video shoot here in Atlana, GA a few days ago. I know most of y’all are thinking “who” but don’t trip, you know Mo has made a lot of songs hot with her boisterous sound.
She’s now gone independent and her new song “Sometimes” is the lead single from her up coming album. Check the video out, she’s doing her thing, and my, look at that rack.
By L.T. Dinwiddie Ok, I think I am going to just turn my ears off regarding any future musical projects my girl Janet Jackson drops in the future so that I may preserve my fondness of her.
Not for nothing, lawd knows I love me some Janet. But, I cant take the disappointing reports that she is in fact in Miami, FL recording new tracks with Jermaine Dupri. As if she hasn’t learned her lesson already.
This is what the Miami Herald reported on their site yesterday:
Janet Jackson and a group of male and female friends--no sign of boyfriend Jermaine Dupri---slipped in the back door of Prive Saturday night for promoter Justin Levine's Empire Events party. Holding court in Prive's hip hop section, Ms. Jackson, clad in head to toe form fitting white pants, shirt and shoes showed off her svelte figure while sipping red wine and grooving to hits by Diddy, Jay-Z and a vintage Jackson 5 remix. Jackson is down here with record exec LA Reid for the next three months recording her new album at Circle House Studios. Boyfriend Dupri is also in on the production.
Boo…No! Stop being cute and get your little ass back in the studio with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. I hate to say it Millicent (do your history) but your voice can’t support JD’s beats.
By L.T. Dinwiddie Damn can I open my eyes and get a good stretch before everyone starts blowing up my email about Tranny look alike Tameka Foster. Listen, we all know the stylist turned home wrecker by now so let me just get into this “interview” Tameka recently participated in for Essence.com
Tameka Foster takes on the Queen of All Media
Radio Talk: "Wendy Williams Is Obsessed With Me"
Essence.com: You aren't just talked about in cyberspace; you're being shouted out on the airwaves as well, especially by shock jock Wendy Williams.
Tameka Foster: Wendy Williams is obsessed with me. I think that is so sexy to have someone talk about me every day, especially when I don't have a CD, demo or TV pilot. I'm just a stylist and designer and if I can be mentioned in the same breath as Diddy, then I must be doing something right. I think she loves me more than she lets on. I need to make her a part of my marketing team.
Essence.com: Has she ever met you?
T.F.: Yes, I appeared on her show a couple of years ago after meeting her at a fashion party for Rocawear at the Hotel Gansevoort in Manhattan. She invited me to come on her show and talk about my clients. I knew she'd ask me some personal things. When I showed up she jumped right into asking me questions about Usher and his mom and whether or not he is rude to her and if they get along. I didn't go there for that... So her version is that I was drunk and I came to her show to air dirty laundry on Usher. But the truth is she got mad because I wouldn't dish on anybody.
“Oooooo” I can take many things but I just cant stand a liar . Which makes working in this industry very difficult at times. If anyone listens to The Wendy Williams Experience then you know full well that Wendy doesn’t need some unknown (at the time) stylist to come on her show to lie about people. First off it isn’t that serious, secondly Wendy, as well as the rest of us, have enough celebrity truth’s to focus on then to make up sh*t
Tameka Foster talks about her fantasy wedding and walking down the aisle as Mrs. Usher Raymond
Love Jones: "I have a good man in every sense of the word"
Essence.com: When did you know that Usher was The One?
Tameka Foster: I knew he was the man for me when I told him personal things about me and he didn't flinch. I never felt like he judged me. Instead, he just accepted me for who I am. I am 36 with three children so I don't the body of a 21-year-old. I have flaws, I have an attitude problem, I never make flights and the list goes on. Overall, I have issues that a person could either love or hate, but he accepted me completely. And every day he still treats me like we just met. He opens my car door, calls me to ask if I need anything. He gives a 100 percent and doesn't waver on consistency.
Essence.com: Aww, Black love. So why do you think people still believe this is all a publicity stunt?
T.F.: That's so foolish. Usher doesn't have to date any woman to sell albums. He has one of the best voices and can outperform almost anyone. He naturally garners attention wherever he goes. The fact is he has many options and could have chosen to be with anyone, including a Hollywood actress that the press would have loved to write about daily.
Somebody get me some coffee. It is far too early for this bullsh*t. First off yes Usher does publicize his relationships to sell albums..and secondly he does not have one of the best voices in the game. And she says he can outperform anyone…I bet you he cant hold a flame to his new replacement Chris Brown. Yea, I said it!!!!
Essence.com: What do you say to those who question the sincerity of your relationship?
T.F.: Tell them to keep watching. Usher has done a major coming-of-age. So if he's doing anything that doesn't fit the cookie-cutter image people expect from him, then they have something negative to say. If I'm not the right person for him, let time tell. I don't know that we'll be together until we die, but we're happy now and we ain't bothering nobody.
**Translation** "I’m spending his money and having a good ass time. If he drops me after this next album because he needs a new beard, then that’s on him."
By L.T. Dinwiddie I got the chance to listen to Kelly Rowland’s self titled sophomore album last night. And I have to be honest with you all, before I hit play button on my Ipod, I got down on both knees and prayed to the high heavens “please dear God, let me like it!”
But it seemed Jesus had more pressing issues, because I can’t say anything positive about this project. It’s become painfully clear, and though I hate to say this, Beyonce carried Destiny’s Child. They have proven that they are nothing without B by their side. Kelly’s voice has no personality. It’s boring, and very unassuming!
Her new CD is dull with a capital D! Each track sounds worst then the one before it. Where’s the passion? Where’s the believability? I hate to compare “B-Day” to “Ms. Kelly” but I really don’t have a choice – you could hear it in Beyonce’s voice that she ran—not walked— into the studio to lay her vocals meticulously on each track.
Kelly on the other hand sounds as if she was forced kicking and screaming.
Miss Kelly is a proverbial flop that has no chance of cracking the Top 10 let alone having any summer time shelf life. I really wanted to like it – I truly did. But I’m going to put it you “Like This”…don’t waste your money.
Though her name continues to escape me (people tell me it's Yanet), ironically she was playing Jim Jones “girlfriend” in the video. Funny, how they both are keeping the same real-life secret from each other, hilarious!
By L.T. Dinwiddie Here is a new song from Ne-yo’s sophomore effort titled “Do You”.
With today’s generic uninspiring gimmick artists, producers, and songwriters, I tend to be highly critical of today’s hip-hop and R & B. But when it comes to Ne-Yo I am puddy in his lyrical and superb songwriting hand.
And he has done it again with his second single off his highly anticipated CD. The song is a duet with Mary J. Blige who is proving to all of us hat she is just like fine wine—getting better with age.
Check out the track jacked from blogging buddy Sandra Rose.
I know everybody is posting that damn Child Molestor and the Tranny enticed (look at his fiance) media whore's video, but I refuse to be apart of it.
I watched it and felt nothing…there was nothing about the song that was orginal, eye popping, or even worthy of a discussion. And I don’t get it, what the hell was the point of the song being titled what it was if they were twins.
Like Jay-Z said: "You so llllllaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeee!!!!"
By L.T. Dinwiddie Diddy continues to keep the spotlight on him as his new season of Making The Band hit the airwaves last night.
While I have never been able to understand why anyone would affiliate themselves with the ever so lame – Bad Boy Records. In the same breath I love the show because all the high- octane antics make for over all great reality TV.
This year the cast has changed to focus on creating the boy super group. New Edition’s Micheal Bivins, R&B crooner Joe, “super-producer” Brian Cox, A&R rep Slam, Vocalist Ankh Ra, and choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson round out the cast of judges in this season’s uber- salacious installment.
This year Diddy and his team traveled to familiar metropolitans to find the “next big thing”. Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte, Washington, Detroit and of course NYC - The gays (I’m just kidding) –guys— came out in full force to belt out classic hits in hopes to be apart of Diddy’s next side project.
One of the things that made me interested in this season was the fact that Diddy, and MTV thinks that they can put these extra pretty, extra in shape, highly emotional MEN on television — for the entire world to scrutinize. And think that they are actually going to have a chance at being successful recording artists.
I think the one thing (although I could be wrong) that made Boyz II Men, 112, The Jackson 5, and countless other male singing groups successful - was due to the fact that we never were privy to the inner workings of their creation. I’m sure if we had, then a lot of legends who have gone down in history for being successful male singing groups wouldn’t have been so legendary.
But I wont let any of that get in the way of tuning in every week to watch all the drama.
While I think Diddy is as corny as any as a husk of corn itself. The man certainly creates great water cooler moments.