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50′s Scent? Burnt Rubber & Gas

070322_50cent He got his start in films by doing his own 8 Mile. Now, he’ll continue his acting career by going 80 miles per hour.

Variety says that, 50 Cent will star in "Live Bet," an action film about illegal car racing. The film will be directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Lozano, whose past projects include Matando Cabos and a string of other Mexican films.

And regardless of what you think of Fitty’s career choices — The Fast and the Furious-type fare probably won’t lead to any little golden statues — at least he isn’t jumping in the ring with these two.

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Is Kim Freaky in the Bedroom?

070321_houston_kardashian Marques Houston has a new album out. Marques Houston has a song on the new album called “Kimberly.” Marques Houston has recently been seen jetsetting with sex tape “Superstar” Kimberly Kardashian. So is Marques Houston’s new song about Ray J‘s ex?

“The song was written pretty much for my girlfriend, but the thing behind ‘Kimberly’ is that every woman has (a) ‘Kimberly’ (side),” Houston told SOHH.com. “It’s that freaky side, the woman that is so shy and softspoken, I’m pretty sure she has a ‘Kimberly’ side in the bedroom.”

Houston went on to discuss his relationship with Kardashian. “Kim is my girl, we’re doing a lot of business together. We are good friends.”

Yeah, and with friends like Kardashian, who needs marketing departments?

What do you think: is the song about KK?

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T.I. – Lots of Pals, No Girlfriend

070320_ti In the modern rap game, you’re only as good as the company you keep. So given T.I.’s studio posse, the Southern rapper is hotter than a sweltering July day in downtown ATL.

According to T.I., his upcoming album T.I. vs. T.I.P. (scheduled for a July release) will have the following "features" on it: Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, Ciara, Akon, and Just Blaze, among others. (Whew. Only thing that could make that list more impressive is getting a bald Britney to raise Tupac and Biggie from the dead.)

One person who isn’t likely to visit him in the studio, however, is T.I.’s ex-girlfriend/fianc? Tameka "Tiny" Cottle (left). The two recently announced their amicable split, even though Cottle is due to give birth to T.I.’s fifth child (second with Cottle) in July.

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Mash-Up! Spears vs. Winehouse

It took a while, but Britney Spears finally said "yes, yes, yes" to a bit of clean-up. Those fans looking for an anthem that speaks to that "no, no, no" phase a few weeks ago can still have a giggle, however. Check this mash-up that splices footage of the fallen pop star with the audio of Winehouse?s controversial single, ?Rehab.? If this video is anything to judge by, it would seem Spears?s aunt has the right idea – go home, Britney. Otherwise, you could end up with a tour rider that looks like Winehouse?s.

Tell us a song that best applies to Britney’s latest condition in "comments."

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K-Fed: The New Google?

Kfed Unlikely though it may be, the former Mr. Spears is getting into the online search business: Kevin Federline just launched his own search engine. Like Google or Yahoo (which it?s powered by), Search with Kevin allows users to trawl the Net, looking for news, images, items and the like. Unlike Google or Yahoo, however, if you Search with Kevin, you could win prizes, like, say, tickets to the dude’s private birthday March 24th in Las Vegas. As of yet, there?s no word back on whether certain search terms – do rag, PopoZao, Vanilla Ice – have been doing better than others.

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Wait for It – Interpol, Daniel Craig

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Interpol_waitMope-rockers Interpol have wrapped recording on their third album, due out early this summer on Capitol – their first for their major label. The foursome, the rightful heirs to the suicide sounds of Joy Division and New Order, told NME about a couple of songs (?Mammoth? and ?The Heimlich Manoeuvre?), explained that they?d used more keyboards this time and announced tour dates – in Canada. The reason? Speculation has it that Interpol goes down better in wintry weather, and it stays cold up north at least until August. At least. [NME.com]

– Jonathan Durbin

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Dcraig_waitDaniel Craig‘s ice-blue eyes may be of little use to him in an upcoming role. The man best known as Bond is eying a role in the big-screen adaptation of Blindness, the book that helped nab its author Jos? Saramago the Nobel Prize for literature. The story concerns a town whose citizens mysteriously go blind. Julianne Moore is attached, which is good because she’s awesome and bad because her hotness is totally going to waste on a bunch of blind people. [Hollywood Reporter/Reuters]

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Wait for It – Gerard’s Snake, Rick’s Wake

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Thanks to 300‘s ballistic opening-weekend box office, star Gerard Butler suddenly is hot property and so is the upcoming remake of John Carpenter‘s 1981 cult flick Escape From New York that the actor’s attached to. A bidding war has launched for the remake, which is to be written by Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). Gerard will be filling Kurt Russell‘s decidedly big shoes in this decidedly risky venture, considering how beloved Carpenter’s flick is to many. "A man should remember his past," says Kurt’s character Snake in the original movie. If he’s smart, Gerard will live by those words. [Variety.com]

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Rickjames_waitAn onslaught of new Rick James related material is on its way, including an autobiography (Memoirs of a Superfreak, due April 15) and possibly a biopic. Not the least of it all is the inevitable posthumously released music, which the world just got its first taste of via the new single "Deeper Still." That cut is due off an as-yet-untitled album due this spring, which collaborator Danny LeMelle says will show off Rick’s rock and roll and Americana tendencies. There are at least three other Rick records in the can, which means that if you miss him now, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be sick of him. [USA Today]

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The Quotable Avril Lavigne

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"They?re all these gross older men, like disgusting ? scum of the earth. They follow you around with clipboards and these glossy pictures of you and a blue Sharpie. They shove it in your face when you walk out of a club, then sell it on eBay, so I went ‘F*** you, f*** you, f*** you’ on mine. Then I spit on them. And they love it. They’re all laughing ? ‘Avril spit on me!’ But I’d been spitting on them for two years ? and that one time it became a story." Avril Lavigne, simultaneously taking back her apology regarding an incident last fall and proving how punk rock she is. Spitting? Oi! [The Showbuzz/CBS]

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Wait for It – Buckley Exhumed, Disney Enlightened

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Jeffbuckley_waitSure, it’s emotionally confusing to look forward to the anniversary of the day original emo heartthrob Jeff Buckley died.  But that’s precisely what I’m doing. A collection of the more famous-in-death Buckley’s work, So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley, will be released on May 22, marking a decade since the singer drowned in the Mississippi. This is the third posthumous release of the singer’s work, culling material from his albums Grace, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk and Live at Sine. In addition to the audio component, the hour-long doc on the singer’s career Amazing Grace will be included in the package. [Billboard.com]

–Lauren Harris

Movies

Disney_waitDisney announced at its annual shareholder meeting Thursday that it will produce a hand-drawn movie called The Frog Princess, which will feature "the very first African-American Disney princess." Gee, it only took the company, what, 70 years? Welcome to post-Jim Crow America, Disney! The flick will be set in New Orleans and should be out in 2009. So it’ll still be a while before you can say, in good faith a la Kanye West, "Disney does care about black people." [Hollywood Reporter]

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Wait for It – Rachel’s War, Swizz’s Choice

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Rachelmc_waitRachel McAdams has signed on for a role in the Iraq war drama The Return. It’s about time Rachel chose a potentially heavy-hitting project: she’s got major ground to cover if she wants to live up to her reputation as the "next Julia Roberts."  The Return will concern three injured soldiers who are faced with harsh realities upon returning to the U.S. As exciting as Rachel’s involvement is, it doesn’t really hold a candle to co-star Michael Pena‘s plotline, which is set to involve post-war impotence. That is what you call drama on top of drama. [Hollywood Reporter/Reuters]

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Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz has fashioned a career out of outfitting others with his work, and it seems only appropriate that his upcoming album, One Man Band, will be a multi-guest affair. The disc, which is set to drop May 15, will feature the likes of Kanye West, Just Blaze (both on production) and Coldplay, whose contribution, "Part of the Plan," may be brought to the small screen with a video helmed by Crash director Paul Haggis. All that sounds great, but one question: why does a producer need to enlist other producers for his album? Getting lazy there, Swizz? [Billboard.com]