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Any fan of Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (aka Lil Wayne), his punch-line peppered raps, Espn The Magazine and/or Around the Horn knows the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstar loves him some sports. Lil Wayne’s had a column in Entertainment and Sports Programming Network’s online version of its print publication since 2008 and talked sports shop with notable writers Michael Smith and Woody Paige courtesy of Tony Reali back in early 2009. When Wayne began a temporary eight-month stay at Rikers Island in early 2010 courtesy of pleading guilty to a gun possession charge, he passed the time by blogging about sports. Now, Lil Wayne is putting that passion for professional athletics, a recent penchant for odd behavior, and a seeming want to not rap into video form. He released Weezy’s Sports Corner on December 24 with producer/friend Derick G. The program features the Young Money president on a couch, surrounded »
- Joshua Cohen
It was a courtside Christmas for celebrities in California! Kanye West, Megan Fox and Adam Levine (to name a few) came out to the Staples Center to watch the L.A. Lakers-Chicago Bulls matchup. Despite battling both a wrist injury and the hype surrounding his impending divorce, Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 33, scored a team-leading 28 points in L.A.'s first game of the NBA season. But it was also Bryant who had what would have been a game-winning shot blocked in the final seconds, allowing the Bulls to win by a single point.Playing in a record-setting 14th straight Christmas Day game, »
While pop-rap superstar Drake may hail from the great wintery north (aka Toronto), that doesn't mean his loyalties don't reside elsewhere. If the video for his new single "The Motto" is any evidence, much like Tony Bennett, Drake may have left his heart in San Francisco.
The video opens with a clip of Wanda Salvatto, Mac Dre's mother, posthumously thanking her son, the Bay Area rap legend who died in a 2004 Kansas City shooting. "As long as I'm here," she says, "you'll be here."
Directed by Lamar Taylor and Hyghly Alleyne, the video is an outgrowth of the song's theme of paying respects to Northern California's rich hip hop scene. "Rest in peace Mac Dre/I'm gonna do it for the Bay," rhymes the former Degrassi star as he drives around the Bay Area in a classic convertible hitting landmarks like the Bay Bridge and Berkeley's Amoeba Records.
"You know »
- Aaron Sankin
The nominees have been announced for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Kanye West leads the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. The Grammys air live on CBS Feb. 12, 2012.
Album Of The Year:
21 -- Adele
Wasting Light -- Foo Fighters
Doo-Wops & Hooligans -- Bruno Mars
Loud -- Rihanna
Record Of The Year:
"Rolling In The Deep" -- Adele
"Holocene" -- Bon Iver
"Grenade" -- Bruno Mars
"The Cave" -- Mumford & Sons
"Firework" -- Katy Perry
Best New Artist: (artist/producer)
The Band Perry
Song Of The Year: (songwriter)
The Lil' Wayne/ Drake collaboration Young Money/Cash Money CEO Birdman promised us is no more, Drizzy and Weezy confirmed to Xxl magazine. It seems Young Money's favorite sons realized even they aren't up for the inevitable comparisons to Jay-z's and Kanye's "Watch The Throne." Here Drizzy goes, lookin pitiful:
“Me and Wayne scrapped the idea of a collaboration album,” Drake exclusively told Xxl. “We just agreed that it would be looked upon as…It would be sort of this competition [with Watch The Throne]. I feel like it would get caught in this whirlwind of hype. [Wayne] agreed. We just said, ‘If we do it, we’ll do it down the line. But right now is not the time.’”
As long as we're on the subject of inevitable comparisons, Drake currently owns as many sweaters as Imelda Marcos had shoes. Wherefore the same spirit here, oh bewooled one?
For now, we will content ourselves »
- Mallika Rao
If you happened to be looking at the comments on any of Lil Wayne's YouTube videos last night, you might have been in for a nasty shock. Take, for example, the top rated comments on the video for "Prom Queen:"
Similar "well wishers" showed up in several other videos, attributing Wayne's death to everything from car crashes to autoerotic asphyxiation. But just in case the title didn't tip you off, you've got nothing to worry about: Lil' Wayne did not die in a car crash while suffocating himself.
Apparently, this is not the first time Wayne's death has been prematurely announced. Back on November 3rd, 2008, a fake BBC News site reported that Wayne was killed in a shooting. The same rumor surfaced again in 2009, then changed to Wayne being killed in jail during 2010, and finally became Wayne dying in a car crash earlier this year. At this rate, we're going »
- Jonathan Moormann
Drake revealed the bonus cut off his forthcoming 19-track doozy of an album, Take Care, on Tuesday. "The Motto" is yet another collaboration with Lil' Wayne, but this one is more break dance than the slow dance jam that was "The Real Her," and it sounds like the rappers doing exactly what they want to be doing.
Take Care is out Nov. 15 (tracklist below).
1. "Over My Dead Body"
2. "Shot For Me"
4. "Crew Love (feat. The Weeknd)"
5. "Take Care (feat. Rihanna)"
6. "Marvin’s Room"/ "Buried Alive Interlude"
7. "Under Ground Kings"
8. "We’ll Be Fine"
9. "Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj)"
10. "Lord Knows (feat. Rick Ross)"
11. "Cameras"/"Good Ones Go Interlude"
12. "Doing It Wrong"
13. "The Real Her (feat. Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne)"
14. "Hyfr (Hell Ya Fu**in Right) (feat. Lil Wayne)"
15. "Look What You’ve Done"
17. "The Ride"
18. "Hate Sleeping Alone (Bonus)"
19. "The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne)" »
- Gazelle Emami
So this is the second time today I'm writing about something that happened at Seth MacFarlane's party in Los Angeles, and it's just making me wish I'd been there, except that Amanda Bynes might have eaten me.
Anyway, at the party it was confirmed that Wilmer Valderrama of That '70s Show, 31, is dating Demi Lovato, 19. They've been going out for quite some time, apparently, only having taken a break when Lovato went to rehab in 2010.
A source said, "They showed up together and made no effort to hide that they're back together. "They were dirty-dancing to the music, and when they were seated, Wilmer had his hands on Demi's knee the entire time. He was being very boyfriend-like and affectionate."
- Anna Breslaw
"G'd Up" didn't make Carter II for some reason, Lil' Wayne's 2005 album. We don't know why, because the tracks' got a solid beat and a classic title. There's also a verse from one of Spitta's old Young Money/Cash Money buddies, Curren$y. Who knows if the track'll get a wider release (maybe Carter V?), but until then, thank DJ Ill Will for this episode of Lil' Wayne's Hard Drives:
(via Prefix) »
- Mallika Rao
The Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony-winning subject of the documentary "Sing Your Song" -- which has been shown at such film festivals as Sundance and Tribeca, and makes its HBO debut Monday, Oct. 17 -- legendary entertainer and activist Belafonte tells Zap2it he's "ambivalent" about the Washington, D.C., site that honors King.
"I think that to have gotten the nation behind the idea of a place on the Mall where a statue was erected to a force who, by all measures, commanded the best of the 20th century morally and socially is a validation that I'm proud our country could wind up making the commitment to. Now, that's the positive side.
"The other side of it," Belafonte adds, "is that a lot of people soiled the mission. »
A lot of heavyweight's released new albums this week. Lil' Wayne finally dropped _Tha Carter IV_ teaching children everywhere how to spell incorrectly and about roman numerals. Another highly anticipated album, Red Hot Chili Peppers _I'm With You_, the first without John Frusciante also came out. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, released his third album under his Nightwatchmen name while the ever present Lenny Kravitz explored _Black and White America_ for his latest release. »
 We've been getting flooded with TV news lately, and today's no exception. So let's get right to it. Ater the jump, read about: Teasers for Season 2 of The Walking Dead Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes' new 19th-century project MTV's decision to have no one at all host the VMAs The miraculous resurrection of Fox's Breaking In With all the behind-the-scenes drama  surrounding AMC's The Walking Dead, I nearly forgot that the show itself was still a thing. Thankfully, the marketing team has seen fit to remind people like me of the series' October return with four new teasers. They're just 11 seconds each, but if you watch them all back-to-back, they add up to one regular-sized promo. My favorite is the last one, which comes across to me like someone in the marketing department just really wanted to use that "Makes True Blood look like iCarly!" quote and couldn't figure »
- Angie Han
MTV today revealed that ravenous fans of The Hunger Games need not look further than the "2011 MTV Video Music Awards" for an exclusive first glimpse at the film that will be introduced by the film's star Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class). The "2011 "2011 MTV Video Music Awards" will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9Pm (Live Et/Tape delayed Pt.)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where North America once existed, The Hunger Games follows the quest of "Tributes" - one teenage boy and girl chosen from each of the country's twelve districts - as they compete in The Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for »
Lil Wayne, who is currently touring and slated to perform on Sunday's (Aug. 28) MTV Video Music Awards, needed stitches after hitting his head in a "gnarly" accident at a St. Louis skatepark.
"The Lou was good but I busted my head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my eye!," tweeted the rapper, real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.
"Thx to u all for the concern but pls know that I will eventually take even harder falls if I wanna get better."
The rapper's newest album, "Tha Carter IV," will be released digitally after his MTV Vma performance on Sunday.
In 2010, he served time in a New York jail after pleading guilty to gun charges. »
Lil Wayne said Monday he is recovering after gashing his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park. The 28-year-old rapper whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was in suburban St. Louis Sunday for a performance at the outdoor Verizon Amphitheatre. Ktvi-tv reported that Lil Wayne, accompanied by a large entourage, showed up Sunday at DePaul Health Center's emergency room. Hospital spokeswoman Jamie Newell said she could not confirm Lil Wayne was at the hospital, citing privacy laws. But Lil Wayne wrote about it on his Twitter account. "The Lou was good but I busted my »
- Jim Salter (AP)
St. Louis — Lil Wayne said Monday he is recovering after gashing his head at a St. Louis-area skateboard park.
The 28-year-old rapper whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was in suburban St. Louis Sunday for a performance at the outdoor Verizon Amphitheatre. Ktvi-tv reported that Lil Wayne, accompanied by a large entourage, showed up Sunday at DePaul Health Center's emergency room.
Hospital spokeswoman Jamie Newell said she could not confirm Lil Wayne was at the hospital, citing privacy laws. But Lil Wayne wrote about it on his Twitter account.
"The Lou was good but I busted my ... head at the sk8park! 9stitches! Gnarly gash over my left eye! Luv the people," he wrote.
Messages left with Lil Wayne's management on Monday were not returned. Details about how he was hurt, and where, were not immediately available.
Lil Wayne is about to release his new album, "The Carter IV. »
As a movie star and general Hollywood woman-about-town, Anne Hathaway is no stranger to paparazzi attention. Still, recent stealth photo work of her on the set of "The Dark Knight Rises," and the relatively negative reaction it has engendered, has apparently taken its toll on her.
What else but stress could drive a perfectly normal, Academy Award-nominated actress to resort to rapping in the style of Lil' Wayne?
That's exactly what Hathaway did during a recent appearance on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show after a rather awkward and obviously pre-planned setup. Did she have the skizillz to pay the bizillz? Given the context, her efforts were impressive, to say the least. With some grooming, we could see a Hathaway/Lil' Wayne team-up being the next "Watch the Throne."
Ch-ch-check it out:
- Adam Swiderski
Washington, Aug 18: 'Valentine's Day' actress Anne Hathaway has revealed that she penned a rap song about the attention the paparazzi give her in order to relax and forget about the pressures of fame.
"With all the stuff that's been going on with 'Batman', the paparazzi attention's been a little intense so I actually wrote a rap song about it. It's in the style of Lil' Wayne," Contactmusic quoted her as telling talk show host Conan. »
- Arun Pantit
While promoting her latest film One Day on Conan, actress Anne Hathaway took her frustrations out on all the paparazzi that have invaded the set of The Dark Knight Rises, where she has been starring as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman), by showing that she's a pretty darn good rapper. To watch Anne Hathaway perform a new rap that she wrote herself in the style of Lil' Wayne that goes out to all the Batarazzi, check out the clip below.
Click to watch Anne Hathaway Raps About the Dark Knight Paparazzi!
The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters July 20th, 2012 and stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan. »
Fame Monster Lady Gaga will be performing at the upcoming 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV.com reveals that she will join previously announced performers Adele, Lil' Wayne, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and Young the Giant. So far, the presenters include Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Kim Kardashian and Odd Future, with more to be announced soon. In addition to performing, Lady Gaga is up for four VMAs, including Best Female Video ("Born This Way"), Best Art Direction ("Judas"), Best Choreography ("Judas") and Best Video With a Message ("Born This Way"). Gaga's latest video, "Yoü and I," leaked online »
- HitFix Staff
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