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Xzibit Owes $959,523 In Back Taxes

December 30th, 2010 8:14am EST
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...

Xzibit: 'I Don't Believe In Aliens'

June 20th, 2008 12:36pm EDT
Rapper-turned-actor Xzibit is convinced aliens do not exist - because black people are never involved in "abductions".

The 33-year-old star - real name Alvin Joiner - plays an FBI agent in a forthcoming movie adaptation of hit TV series The X-Files. However the Pimp My Ride host's role in the sci-fi picture wasn't enough to spark his belief in the supernatural.

He says, "I don't believe in aliens. I don't think aliens or ghosts like black people. We never get abducted. Our houses never get haunted. It always happens in rural areas, where no ethnic people live. The day I see some...

Xzibit Mourns The Death Of His Son

May 27th, 2008 10:07am EDT
Rapper Xzibit is mourning the death of his newborn son Xavier, who died on Monday. The host of TV motor makeover show Pimp My Ride - real name Alvin Nathaniel Joiner - was delighted following his son's premature birth on May 15.

But in a moving post on his MySpace.com blog, Joiner writes about how his elation turned to grief after learning his son's lungs were damaged.

He writes, "Well, this week was extremely difficult for him, because his lungs were not strong enough to handle regular oxygen on his own.

"Xavier passed away this morning and I must tell you this, it is unnatu...

Film & TV Cars We'd Like To Take For A Spin

March 24th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Scooby Doo
Before the advent of Pimp My Ride, there were already a bunch of mean machines that everyone wanted a chance to get behind the wheel of. There were computer controlled rides, cars that seemed to be indestructible, and other vehicles that just looked cool. Here is a list of some of those rides that we'd like to take for a spin.

A-Team Van, The A-Team

The indestructible conveyance of the indestructible A-Team, the van never seemed to take any damage, just like the guys, which was a product of their time slot and the censors. So, no blood, no deaths, and no problems for the van. One of ...

Xzibit Set For Oliver Stone's New Film

November 13th, 2007 10:31am EST
Rapper Xzibit is to play a conflicted soldier in Oliver Stone's new movie Pinkville. The host of TV motor makeover show Pimp My Ride, real name Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, joins Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson in the explosive drama about the 1968 My Lai Massacre.

The harrowing event claimed the lives of 500 people, mostly women, children and the elderly. The rapper will play one of the U.S. soldiers who took part in the massacre.

-Check out Xzibit's Filmography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

MTV Drives Sunday Nights With New Line-Up Starting Sunday, July 22

July 18th, 2007 10:44am EDT
Pimp My Ride
Sunday nights are getting revved up and blinged out on MTV as new car makeover competition series, "Trick It Out" joins returning favorite "Pimp My Ride," for its final season starting on Sunday, July 22, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

"Trick It Out" takes car customization to an even greater level as auto specialists are pushed to their creative limits beginning Sunday, July 22nd at 10:00pm ET/PT. Car customizers are obsessed with being the best and thrive on one upping each other as they flaunt their skills. Hosted by Becky O'Donohue ("American Idol"), MTV will embrace this competitive spirit as ...

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...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Orders 'Pimp My Ride' Engine For His Hummer

April 14th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was so impressed by the biodiesel makeover he took part in on an upcoming environmentally-themed Pimp My Ride show, he insisted mechanics install the same engine under the bonnet of his Hummer.

The star and rapper/host Xzibit joined forces to makeover a 1965 Chevy Impala and give the classic vehicle an environmental, biodiesel edge as part of an Earth Day Pimp My Ride.

And Schwarzenegger was stunned when Galpin Auto Sports mechanics fitted the classic car with an 800 horsepower biofuel engine, equipped with recycled plastic bottles. He h...

'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...

MTV's New Thursday Block To Premiere April 5

March 22nd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Nick Cannon
-Sketch Comedy Goes Haywire As MTV & Nick Cannon Team Up On Dynamic New Series "Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz"

MTV has again teamed up with comedic mastermind Nick Cannon for a new project, Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz. The series, created, executive produced and starring Nick Cannon himself offers a fresh new blend of sketch comedy that skewers pop culture with a hip-hop edge. With the help of some of the hottest comedy players, viewers will enjoy topical sketches, dead-on impersonations of beloved celebrities, notables and laugh-out-loud hi-jinx as only Nick and M...

Video Game Release Dates for November and December

November 15th, 2006 2:17pm EST
Get ready for the avalanche of games to come out this Christmas season. Below is the list of release dates with their respective platform. For those who have camped out or had the foresight to order your Wii before the crazy rush, there are a number of old and new titles for the platform.

Release Date November 14:

UFO: Extraterrestrials - Platform: PC

Activision Hits Remixed - Platform: PlayStation Portable

Asphalt: Urban GT 2 - Platform: Nintendo DS

Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer - Platform: PlayStation 2

Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 - Platform: PlayStation 2


Xzibit Tries To Be A Role Model For His Son

September 18th, 2006 10:55am EDT
Rapper Xzibit thinks twice before getting involved with anything that could land him in trouble because he wants to remain a good role model to his 11-year-old son. The Pimp My Ride star insists he's winning the battle of raising his son because he accepts his role as both mentor and father and goes out of his way to avoid the temptation that comes with rap music success so as not to disappoint his kid.

He says, "My son is starting sixth grade and he gets all of his information from me. I am his hero... As long as I have that attention and the love and respect from him, that's where t...

Xzibit Understands Black Crime

September 17th, 2006 4:33pm EDT
Rapper Xzibit fears young black Americans get involved in crime because they'll never be able to compete with their rich white neighbours, who have fortunes passed on to them.

The thoughtful Pimp My Ride star understands why some of his peers turn to stealing and drug dealing as a means to get rich quick - because they don't have trust funds to turn to.

He says, "I think our biggest problem as young black men in this country is that we have become used to immediate gratification and that will destroy you. We come from a generation where our families don't have trust funds or fam...

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...

Celebrity Snippets: Piper Perabo, Michael Douglas, Keira Knightley & More

June 5th, 2006 10:04am EDT
Piper Perabo
* Piper Perabo was terrified when she filmed her first love scene because Demi Moore stared at her while she acted out sexual intimacy with Ashton Kutcher. Moore refused to take her eyes off the star during the sizzling scene for Cheaper By The Dozen, and Perabo hopes she never has to repeat the experience. She says, "She would come on set. It was fairly intimidating."

* Michael Douglas has put his custom-built golf buggy up for auction to raise money for charity. The high-tech cart was designed by the stars of MTV's Pimp My Ride and has a satellite TV, a cigar humidor, fridge, compute...

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