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BBC Reps Shoot Down 50 Cent's 'Eastenders' Dream

9/14/2010 7:30pm EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent's dreams of achieving TV stardom in London's East End have been dashed - representatives for hit British soap opera Eastenders have shot down rumors the rapper's set to make a cameo on the show.

The In Da Club hitmaker has become an avid fan of the long-running BBC program after catching episodes during promotional trips to the U.K.

Tabloid reports claimed this week the hip-hop star had landed a role on his favorite show, although the negotiations came too late for him to appear opposite his favorite character, tough landlady Peggy Mitchell, played by veteran British actress Bar...
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50 Cent Finally Achieves His Soap Opera Dream

9/14/2010 11:00am EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent is preparing for a long-awaited cameo on U.K. TV - the rapper will appear in hit British soap opera Eastenders.

The In Da Club superstar is an avid fan of the long-running BBC show, set in the East End of London, after catching episodes during promotional trips to the U.K. And he has organized a guest appearance with BBC bosses, according to Britain's Daily Mirror.

However, the star is devastated the talks took so long - because he's too late to appear opposite veteran British actress Barbara Windsor, who retired from her role as tough landlady Peggy Mitchell earlier this month...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 6

8/6/2009 3:00am EDT
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8/6/2008 3:00am EDT
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 6

8/6/2007 3:00am EDT
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M. Night Shyamalan
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