The Jimi Hendrix estate has shot down reports that a new movie about the late guitarist is in preproduction. The rumored biopic, ‘All Is by My Side,’ stars Andre 3000 as Hendrix and is being directed by ‘Three Kings’ writer John Ridley.
Whitney Houston will be saluted at this year’s ‘VH1 Divas’ special, according to Billboard. The tribute show is scheduled to be taped in December in Los Angeles. Houston’s former musical director Rickey Minor will executive produced the event.
This is very poor timing. The Beastie Boys were slapped with a copyright-infringement lawsuit just one day before group member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch passed away. According to AllHipHop.com, Tuf America filed the lawsuit on May 3 claiming the group unlawfully sampled portions of Trouble Funk’s songs on two of their classic albums.
If you’re interested in obtaining some Michael Jackson memorabilia then check this out. A black surgical mask that was allegedly worn by the late pop singer is up for auction, reports TMZ. So far, the bidding has exceeded $20,000 for this one-of-a-kind item.
For those who may not know, today is 4/20, a day in which people gather to celebrate and consume the sticky icky (aka marijuana). Snoop Dogg already released ‘Roll Me Up‘ in honor of the smoker’s holiday. Now comes this Beyonce parody video which celebrates the joys of getting high.
Taxpayers in Newark, N.J. are not too happy to learn that they will have to pay the bill for extra security that was provided for Whitney Houston‘s funeral last February. According to CBS 2, the city racked up $187,000 in police overtime during the pop icon’s funeral service.
After critics cried foul over Mary J. Blige‘s chicken wrap commercial for Burger King because it was too stereotypical, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has finally addressed the issue, claiming she never co-signed the “unfinished” ad to begin with.
This summer, the Jacksons — Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and Tito — will honor their late brother Michael Jackson with a once-in-a-lifetime tour. The brothers have announced dates for their upcoming Unity tour, their first excursion in nearly 30 years.
Usher is getting in shape and there’s a reason why. The R&B superstar is prepping to play legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. The biopic ‘Hands of Stone’ also stars Robert De Niro and Gael Garcia Bernal, who is also directing the film.
Despite the news that Whitney Houston died as a result of an accidental drowning and that there was cocaine in her system, police say the report doesn’t raise issues to further expand their criminal investigation, reports the Los Angeles Times.
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