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Xzibit Visits Juvenile Detention Center Down Under

December 15th, 2011 11:24am EST
Xzibit
Rapper Xzibit has visited inmates at a juvenile detention center in Australia to talk to them about his own experiences of incarceration.

The hip-hop star arrived at the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Center in Darwin, Australia on Thursday and he spoke to the youngsters about the time he spent in a young offenders institution when he was a teenager.

Xzibit talked frankly to the inmates and urged them to turn their lives around.

Speaking to reporters after the visit, he said, "I take time to go speak to kids like this because I was once in a situation like this - I was in juvenile detent...
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Xzibit Annoyed By 'Planking' Craze

July 7th, 2011 11:32am EDT
Xzibit
Rapper/actor Xzibit is disgusted by the current craze for 'planking' after learning the awkward position was once used in the slave trade.

Stars including Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Demi Moore and Rosario Dawson have all declared their love for the internet phenomenon, which sees people posting online pictures of themselves lying face down like a plank of wood in unusual locations.

However, the hip-hop star is fuming that 'planking' is so popular, as slaves were made to lie in similar positions in ships' cramped cargo holds as they were transported between countries.

In a series of post...
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Flavor Flav & MC Hammer To Join Charlie Sheen At Insane Clown Posse Festival

July 7th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav, Ice Cube, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Lil Jon will join Charlie Sheen at the Insane Clown Posse's four-day rap and wrestling festival in Illinois next month.

Sheen announced he'd be among the presenters in an excited tweet on Wednesday, and now the full line-up has been announced.

Sheen and Flav will co-host the music and wresting event, dubbed the Gathering Of The Juggalos, while rappers Ice Cube, Lil Jon, Paul Wall and MC Hammer will join Bobby Brown on the bill.

The 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos will take place at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois from 11-14 August.

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Snoop Dogg Leads The Tributes To Nate Dogg

March 16th, 2011 10:32am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Stars of hip-hop including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris and The Game have paid tribute to rapper/singer Nate Dogg, who died on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with ill health.

The 41 year old passed away in Long Beach, California, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to his family. The cause of his death is not yet known, but the hip-hop star spent the last few years struggling to recover from a series of strokes, which paralyzed him down the left side of his body.

Snoop Dogg has now spoken of his devastation following the tragic news, insisting his longtime friend and form...
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Xzibit Owes $959,523 In Back Taxes

December 30th, 2010 8:14am EST
Xzibit
Rapper Xzibit is facing a massive tax bill - he allegedly owes U.S. officials more than $959,523.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) authorities filed a $22,196 lien against the hip-hop star in Los Angeles last month, marking the fourth tax demand he has received in recent years.

Last year, he was hit with two bills amounting to $640,972, while he was also said to owe $296,355 in unpaid income taxes in 2008.

The star - real name Alvin Nathaniel Joiner IV - has filed for bankruptcy twice, citing the cancellation of his reality TV show Pimp My Ride for his financial woes.

According to ban...
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'American Violet', Inspired By A True Story, Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 13

October 7th, 2009 6:35pm EDT
American Violet DVD release
Based on true events in the midst of the 2000 election, American Violet tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town who is barely making ends meet on a waitress' salary and government subsidies.

On an early November morning while Dee works a shift at the local diner, the powerful local district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her Arlington Springs housing project with military precision. Police drag Dee from work in h...
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'The X-Files: I Want To Believe'; On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 2

November 13th, 2008 7:00pm EST
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
The truth is finally out there on DVD and Blu-ray! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents The X-Files: I Want To Believe, a gripping feature film based on the global phenomenon that descends onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on December 2nd.

Marking the Studio's first foray into BD-Live, The X-Files: I Want To Believe BD release takes full advantage of the high-def format's "web-enhanced" functionality with exclusive features, games, additional content and connectivity to other BD-Live users and X-Files fans nationwide. "The X-Files Dossier" allows BD-Live connected users to c...
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Linkin Park's Joe Hahn To Release Short Film, 'The Seed,' On iTunes

March 30th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Linkin Park
The Seed, a short film produced and directed by Linkin Park DJ Joseph Hahn and presented by Shorts International will make its debut on iTunes today. Hahn, whose directorial credits include such award-winning videos as Linkin Park's "In The End" (2002's VMA "Video of the Year" winner) and "Somewhere I Belong" (2003's VMA "Best Rock Video" winner), as well as music clips for Xzibit, Story Of The Year and Alkaline Trio, makes his first foray into directing short films with The Seed. Hahn recently directed Linkin Park videos for the smash hits "What I've Done" and "Bleed It Out" off their dou...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 18

September 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Happy Birthday to "Flicka" actress Alison Lohman (1979), rapper Xzibit (1974), Puffy Amiyumi singer Ami Onuki (1973), "X-Men" actor James Marsden (1973), "The Matrix Revolutions" actress Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (1971), New Edition singer Ricky Bell (1967), "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson (1964), "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini (1961), Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1952; d. 2002), Kansas singer Kerry Livgren (1949), "A Mighty Wind" actor Fred Willard (1939), singer Frankie Avalon (1939), "Baretta" star Robert Blake (1933), actor Jack ...
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MySpace To Broadcast Projekt Revolution Concert Via MySpaceLive Today At 1:30pm

August 22nd, 2007 10:33am EDT
Linkin Park
Record Breaking Six Hour Live Streamed Concert to Feature Main Stage Acts Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo and Julien-K

Los Angeles – MySpace, America's most trafficked Web site, today announced that the Projekt Revolution concert tour stop at the DTE Energy Music theater in Clarkston, Michigan will be streamed as a MySpace LIVE! event on August 22, 2007 starting at 1:30PM PST. As one of the official sponsors of the Projekt Revolution concert series, taking place this summer across the country, NowWhat will host the stream of the concert on its MySpac...
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Snoop Dogg And Lil Wayne Team Up For Blockstar DVD's 'Welcome To LA' And 'Lil Wayne Edition'

June 29th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg and Lil' Wayne are two of the premiere names in hip hop today, so its no wonder they teamed up with the number 1 Hip Hop Documentary series "Blockstar" as they give an inside look into their lives as block stars.

Snoop takes in Blockstar and gives him a rare look to the making of his brand new west coast unity video with "Welcome To LA". In the DVD, you hear from Warren G, Snoop, The Game, JT the Bigga Figga, Kurupt, Daz and more about West Coast Unity and the power of hip hop as a whole. After years of beef between coasts and other hip hop superstars, Snoop aims to bring t...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Guests On MTV's 'Pimp My Ride' Earth Day Episode, Today At 1PM

April 22nd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Pimp My Ride
In accordance with Earth Day 2007, MTV and the "Pimp My Ride" crew prove that going green can get extreme, especially with a little help from a friend – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. As part of a very special Earth Day episode airing April 22nd at 1 pm ET/PT, Governor Schwarzenegger visits Xzibit, Mad Mike and the entire "Pimp My Ride" crew at G.A.S. (Galpin Auto Sports), as they take aim on a '65 Chevy Impala, and give it a one of a kind ecological alteration. Ultimately proving that power and preservation can co-exist thanks to partners at Galpin, Imperium Renewables, General...
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Check Out T-Pain's 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' featuring Yung Joc

April 11th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
T-Pain
T-Pain is blowing up the charts with his new single "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" feat. Yung Joc. Pain has come into his own as an artist and his new record, Epiphany, dropping 6/12, will show a more mature side of the singer, rapper, writer and producer.

He's currently featured on R.Kelly's smash "I'm A Flirt" along side T.I., but T-Pain is one of the most prolific R&B artists in the game. Check out all the appearances he has made:

"I'm A Flirt" (Remix) - R. Kelly (featuring T-Pain & T.I.)

"I Can't Wait" - Akon (featuring T-Pain) Album "Konvicted" RIAA Certified Multi-...
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'Pimp My Ride' & Governor Schwarzenegger Collaborate On Special Earth Day Episode

April 9th, 2007 11:58am EDT
Pimp My Ride
In celebration of Earth Day, MTV and the Pimp My Ride crew prove that going green can get extreme, especially with a little help from a friend - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

As part of a very special Earth Day episode airing April 22 at 1 pm ET/PT, Governor Schwarzenegger visits Xzibit, Mad Mike and the entire "Pimp My Ride" crew at G.A.S. (Galpin Auto Sports), as they take aim on a '65 Chevy Impala, and give it a one of a kind ecological alteration.

Ultimately proving that power and preservation can co-exist thanks to partners at Galpin, Imperium Renewables, Gener...
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Get Text Messages From Snoop Dogg

January 20th, 2007 11:00am EST
Snoop Dogg
9 Squared, Inc. announces the launch of The Snoop Dogg Chronicles powered by The In Crowd. For the first time ever, users throughout North America will be able to receive promotional and personal text messages directly from Snoop Dogg to their mobile phone.

The In Crowd is a direct-to-consumer service that will be backed by a national advertising campaign including TV, print and online campaigns. The service allows subscribers to receive three text messages weekly from the celebrity of their choice. Other feature celebrity message senders include hip hop star Xzibit, Andy Milonakis of ...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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Scheduled Guests On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Next Week

October 14th, 2006 9:10am EDT
Anne Heche
Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs every weeknight (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET), features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians, human interest subjects and dangerously crazy people -- along with comedy bits and a house band.

Following are the guests scheduled to appear on the program the week of October 16-20 (subject to change):

October 16 (OAD 10/5)

1. Actress Jessica Simpson 2. Carlos Mencia 3. Musical guests The Killers

October 17

1. Actor John Stamos 2. Actor Bobcat Goldthwait 3. Musical guests Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly

Oct...
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Upcoming Guests on 'David Letterman'

September 30th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Andy Dick
Next week's list of guests for the Late Show With David Letterman include a booted reality show star, several musical guests, and other celebrities:

Monday, Oct. 2

Pete Rose; Survivor: Cook Islands castaway Cecilia Mansilla; comedian Roy Wood Jr.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Actor Andy Dick

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Musical guests Jerry Lee Lewis & Neil Young

Thursday, Oct. 5

Musical guest Xzibit

Friday, Oct. 6

Actress Amy Sedaris; musical guest Trey Anastasio

Monday, Oct. 9

Actor Robin Williams; "Survivor: Cook Islands" castaway

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Actor Al...
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Check Out 'Spankin' Free Music Week' on MTV

September 22nd, 2006 2:44pm EDT
Pink
MTV: Music Television just announced the line-up for Spankin’ Free Music Week – the network’s annual nod to the best in music. From Monday, September 24, to Friday, September 29, every channel, platform and network of MTV including MTV Overdrive, MTV.com, MTV2, mtvU and more will collectively team up to showcase the hottest music and artists for over 75 hours of music programming. In addition, MTV will offer simultaneous live coverage of “Total Request Live”, on-air and on MTV.com. "Spankin Free Music Week” will offer music lovers free music, free giveaways and much more ...

In additi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 18

September 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lance Armstrong
Happy Birthday to "Flicka" actress Alison Lohman (1979), rapper Xzibit (1974), Puffy Amiyumi singer Ami Onuki (1973), "X-Men" actor James Marsden (1973), "The Matrix Revolutions" actress Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong (1971), New Edition singer Ricky Bell (1967), "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson (1964), "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini (1961), Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1952; d. 2002), Kansas singer Kerry Livgren (1949), "A Mighty Wind" actor Fred Willard (1939), singer Frankie Avalon (1939), "Baretta" star Robert Blake (1933), actor Jack ...
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VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" & Ice-T's "Rap School" Premiere Oct. 17

September 14th, 2006 3:46pm EDT
Hip Hop Honors Hosted By Ice T
-VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" Airs Oct. 17 at 9pm (EST)

VH1 pays homage to the hip hop pioneers who transformed the genre into a true cultural phenomenon with the third annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." Hosted by Ice-T, this year's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," will pay tribute to Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, and Eazy E. The VH1-created awards special honors hip hop's pioneers and luminaries who have transformed this musical genre into a cultural phenomenon. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances...
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Opening September 15: Gridiron Gang

September 13th, 2006 4:30pm EDT
The true story of the football team that proved sometimes second chances can make a difference comes to the screen in director Phil Joanou's tale of self-respect and social responsibility on the gridiron. Continue summary...

Starring: The Rock, Xzibit, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, Brandon Smith
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Fall 2006 Movie Preview: Action Flicks

August 15th, 2006 12:03pm EDT
Dead or Alive makes it to the big screen
The best-selling video game Dead or Alive has an interesting feature: you can stop the female characters’ breasts from bouncing if they are too distracting. On Sept. 8, legendary Hong Kong action director and choreographer Corey Yuen brings DOA: Dead or Alive to the big screen in a martial arts extravaganza. The female cast includes Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Jaime Pressly, and Holly Valance.

Gridiron Gang (Sept. 15) is an inspirational story about teenagers at a juvenile detention center who gain confidence by playing football. This real-life story has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and X...
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New Episodes of 'Pimp My Ride' To Air Tonight

June 15th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Xzibit of Pimp My Ride
MTV just announced that the hit series Pimp My Ride will return for an all-new season on Thursday, June 15. Rap superstar and car enthusiast Xzibit and car customization specialist Mad Mike take aim on the biggest clunkers on the road. Joining them for this new season, and giving a new spin on car customization, is Galpin Auto Sports (GAS). Together Xzibit, Mad Mike and the crew at the shop will create unheard of, pimped out masterpieces.

This season Xzibit and Mad Mike, with some help from the guys at GAS, will take things to a whole new level. Accomplishing things that have never...
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KoRn To Release New Album "See You On The Other Side"

November 21st, 2005 12:37pm EST
KoRn
Nu-metal band KoRn performed the first single, "Twisted Transistor," off their upcoming studio album "See You On The Other Side" (click for review) during their first ever television studio performance on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Recently, the band voiced that they are upset with the fact that MTV seems to only play hip-hop videos nowadays, so they enlisted the help of some of hip-hop's top artists in the video for the single.

Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit and David Banner humorously portray band members Jonathan Davis (vocals), James "Munky" Shaffer (guitars), Fieldy (bass) and...
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Winners of Spike TV Video Game Awards 2005

November 21st, 2005 10:48am EST
Resident Evil 4
Winners were announced during the 3rd annual Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005" ceremony held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the two-hour "game vs. game" extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV Saturday, December 10 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Resident Evil 4 (Capcom) took away the Vector Monkey trophy for "Game of the Year" as well as "Best Graphics." Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft) won three awards including, "Best Performance by a Human -- Male" for Jack Black; "Best Game Based on a Movie" and "Best Cast." Wo...
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Upcoming Guests on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'

November 7th, 2005 9:20am EST
John Leguizamo
A list of guests for Nov. 7 through Nov. 16:

Monday, Nov. 7

Actor Hugh Laurie; modeling legend Twiggy; musical guest Patty Loveless

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Actress Brenda Blethyn; Egyptologist Kara Cooney; comedian John Roy

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Actor John Leguizamo; director Jim Sheridan; Musical guests My Morning Jacket

Thursday, Nov. 10

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer); rapper/producer RZA

Friday, Nov. 11

Actor Doug Savant; actor/rapper Xzibit; musical guest Buddy Guy

Monday, Nov. 14

Actor Jim Belushi; musical guests Matisyahu

T...
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Guests & Musical Acts on Conan This Month

November 2nd, 2005 4:47pm EST
NBC has announced the guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the rest of November. Guests on the show this month include Jennifer Aniston, Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Reynolds and Eva Longoria; plus musical performances by Green Day, Neil Young, Big & Rich and many more. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Wednesday, Nov. 2:

Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Krasinski, Neil Young

Thursday, Nov. 3:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Young

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Spike TV And Samuel L. Jackson To Honor Video Games

October 26th, 2005 10:11am EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
The biggest night of the year for video games will take place at the Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005" (VGA) hosted by acclaimed actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson, who was a winner at last year's show for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Missy Elliot, Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Xzibit and Ozzy Osbourne are also set to appear at the third annual awards event. Many musical acts, presenters and attendees will be announced shortly.

The Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005" takes place on Friday, November 18 at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los An...
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