Film

ICE CUBE AND BOW WOW SET TO STAR IN NEW FILM ‘LOTTERY TICKET’

Ice Cube Rapper Bow Wow and rapper/actor Ice Cube will star in the new film comedy entitled Lottery Ticket. According to Digital Spy  music video director Erik White is on board to steer the movie, which is about a young man in the projects who holds a winning lottery ticket worth $350 million. He must rebuff attempts from his opportunistic neighbour to steal the ticket over the weekend. Abdul Williams wrote the script for the comedy, which has moved from its original home at Rogue []

DOCUMENTARY: LIGHT SKIN VS DARK SKIN

This Light Skin vs Dark Skin vehicle is pointless and who are those idiots ‘hamming’ it up for the camera? What was the brief from the director/producer – ‘We want to cause a stir, so say some controversial s**t, because we desperately want this documentary to be a talking point within the community’. Whatever….   The light skin / dark skin ‘debate’ is BORING!  MOVE ON!!!!

UK EVENT: HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE SHOWCASE

Via The Metro On Saturday (July 25th) Akala and Ms Dynamite will host a showcase of scenes from Shakespeare plays reinterpreted by The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. The award winning artists will perform alongside undiscovered young talent and other special guests  from the world of film and music.   Hip Hop Shakespeare @ The South Bank Centre Address: Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, SE1 Time: 5.15pm Contact: Tel: 07783119555 http://www.uproaruk.com

PRIDE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (JUNE ISSUE) IDRIS ELBA

Via Pride Magazine Idris is an attractive man but I just don’t fancy him. I do look forward though to reading his interview and I cannot wait to see the hunks featured in the Britain’s Top Bachelor list. I plan on stopping off at my local newsagency tonight!

BET AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2009

The BET Awards 2009 nominations have been announced folks! Via Pinboard Blog Best Male R&B Artist The Dream Jamie Foxx Ryan Leslie Neyo T-Pain Best Female R&B Artist Beyonce Keyshia Cole Keri Hilson Jennifer Hudson Jazmine Sullivan Best Group Day 26 GS Boyz NERD The Roots Three 6 Mafia Best Collaboration Jamie Foxx ft T-Pain-Blame It Keri Hilson ft Lil Wayne- Turnin Me ON Jim Jones & Ron Browz ft Juelz Santana-Pop Champagne TI ft Rihanna-Live Your Life Yung LA ft TI []

UK NEWS: FORMER SO SOLID STAR/ACTOR ASHLEY WALTERS ARRESTED

Via BBC News Former So Solid Crew member and actor Ashley Walters has been arrested by police investigating an assault at a nightclub in Belfast. Mr Walters was one of four men arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning in relation to an alleged assault at Thompson’s Garage. It is understood all four men remain in police custody. Mr Walters has been in Northern Ireland filming for a forthcoming television production. Small Island is being shot in the Portaferry area of []