SPIKE LEE TO THROW BLOCK PARTY FOR MICHAEL JACKSON’S BIRTHDAY!!

MICHAEL JACKSON will be buried on August 29th . . . which would have been his 51st birthday. And on that same day, SPIKE LEE is throwing a block party in Brooklyn.

The party takes place from Noon to 5:00 P.M. in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, and it’s free. There’s no word if any celebrities will be there besides Spike.

He says, quote, “It’s going to be just how we do it, Brooklyn-style, I’ll leave it at that. It’s going to be a joyous, festive, celebratory party.”

Spike says he was hit hard by Michael’s death, because they were born of the same era. He adds, quote, “I wanted my Afro to be perfectly round like Michael’s, all that stuff.”

The only time “Mike and Spike” ever collaborated was when Spike directed two videos for “They Don’t Care About Us” back in the mid-1990s.

Spike says the day will end with a song, but not one of Michael’s . . . quote, “At the end, we’ll all sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Michael.

“We’re going to make sure he hears us, too. All over the world, people are going to be celebrating his birthday. But he’s going to hear Brooklyn; Brooklyn is going to be in the house. Deep.”

MOST U.S. MONEY IS LACED WITH COCAINE !!!

A new study released Monday found that 90 percent of U.S. money is laced with traces of cocaine.

A group of scientists tested banknotes from more than 30 cities in five countries, including the U.S., Canada, Brazil, China, and Japan. U.S. and Canadian currency had the highest levels of cocaine, with an average contamination rate of between 85 and 90 percent, while Chinese and Japanese currency had the lowest, between 12 and 20 percent contamination.

“I’m not sure why we’ve seen this apparent increase, but it could be related to the economic downturn, with stressed people turning to cocaine,” said study leader Yuegang Zuo of the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth.

Zuo said the data can help law enforcement agencies and forensic specialists identify patterns of drug use in a community.

Scientists found that larger cities like Baltimore, Boston and Detroit had among the highest level of cocaine traces, while Salt Lake City had the lowest.

Zuo also pointed out that the amount of cocaine found on the bills is so small that people shouldn’t have any health or legal concerns about handling the paper money.

DO YOU HAVE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT FOR THAT TWEET??

That will be what you’re asking yourself if you try tweeting or updating your Facebook page from any SEC football game this season.

According to the St. Petersburgh Times, the South Eastern Conference sent a new media policy to its 12 schools and, while all conferences have restrictions on members of the media, this one puts restrictions on the fans! And it all comes down to money.

ESPN and CBS have paid $3 billion combined for rights to broadcast games over the next 15 years and the conference is trying to limit competition by limiting other real-time access to the games – like through a fan’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Therefore, no fans at the games will be allowed to update their Twitter feeds during games, no pictures can be taken with phones and uploaded to Flickr or Facebook and no videos can be uploaded to YouTube.

Have fun monitoring that one!!

DEATH ROW GOES HOLLYWOOD!!

Recently-revitalized Death Row Records is getting into movie production with an independent film about a basketball star who returns to his inner-city neighborhood.

Death Row was recently saved from bankruptcy by Toronto, Canada-based WIDE Awake Entertainment Group.

CEO Lara Lavi is launching the new Death Row Films division with an indie flick called Sons 2 the Grave which tells the cautionary tale of a basketball phenom whose NBA dreams are shattered after he gets shot.

Lara Lavi said, “This film embodies what we’re trying to do with Death Row, to tell human stories that don’t always have happy endings, and that allow us to learn from violence and disenfranchised lives, but not glorify it.

We’re looking at film properties that relate to Boyz in the Hood-type stories, and to power the films with Death Row music.”

Production on Sons 2 the Grave will begin soon.

FREDDIE BRUNO PRESENTS “THE BRUCE LEE MIXTAPE” ….DOWNLOAD IT HERE!!

CLICK HERE TO GRAB THE DOWNLOAD

What’s up everyone!

I now give you the Bruce Lee Mixtape brought out by yours truly!

I hope you enjoy it! It’s my own tribute to the greatest fighter to ever live; maybe it will inspire you to learn more about him? His legacy, his struggles, and his untimely death.

I used samples from all his movies as well as some movies that were dedicated to him as been played by his “look a likes”…

God Bless and enjoy. All feedback is appreciated….

Freddie Bruno

ballpoint@feccommunications.net

All Beats made, mixed and mastered by Freddie Bruno for Untitled Sound
Artwork by Raymo

Weapons used to create the record were…
Triton Extreme
Reason 3.0
Soundforge 9.0
Wavelab 5.0
My 2 hands and my brain…


ALSO SHOW SOME LOVE TO FREDDIE BRUNO ON TWITTER AND LET HIM KNOW WHAT YA THINK!!


JAY Z “RUN THIS TOWN” FT.RIHANNA & KANYE WEST: OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE!!

A NEW BREWSTERS MILLIONS??

There’s a new version of “Brewster’s Millions” in the works. It’s based on a novel of the same name that was written all the way back in 1902.

But the best-known version is probably the 1985 movie starring RICHARD PRYOR and JOHN CANDY.

It’s about a man who’s in line to inherit MILLIONS from a dead relative. But there’s one condition: He has to SPEND a million dollars in a limited period of time, or he gets NOTHING.

In the Richard Pryor version, he has to spend $30 million to inherit $300 million.

“Brewster’s Millions” which was written by George Barr McCutcheon has actually been made into a movie SEVEN times already. Although no one remembers any of them other than the Richard Pryor version.

More details when we have ’em!!

STEVE HARVEY JOINS GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Comedian STEVE HARVEY is joining “Good Morning America” as a contributing reporter.

He’ll be covering stories relating to relationships and parenting. His first report will air this morning.

Congratulations Steve….. you deserve it!!

THE “DANCING WITH THE STARS” CAST HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

The cast of the ninth season of “Dancing with the Stars” was officially unveiled on “Good Morning America”. Here’s the list . . .

AARON CARTER . . . (–He’s now 21 years old. At one point, he was the Stone Cold Junior Pimp of the Nation . . . now he’s just another reality show train wreck.)

–R&B singer MACY GRAY

–R&B singer MYA

–Former model KATHY IRELAND

–MELISSA JOAN HART . . . (–You know her as the star of “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”.)

–Model JOANNA KRUPA . . . (–Earlier this summer, she was on the ABC show, “Superstars”, where she famously cussed out her partner, TERRELL OWENS, and revealed a filthy but SEXY potty mouth.)

–Former NFL star MICHAEL IRVIN

–DONNY OSMOND . . . (–His sister, MARIE OSMOND, was on Season Five.)

–KELLY OSBOURNE . . . (–She’s OZZY OSBOURNE’S daughter, of course.)

–Actor ASHLEY HAMILTON . . . (–He’s the 34-year-old son of GEORGE HAMILTON . . . who did “Dancing” a few years ago . . . and ALANA STEWART. Ashley was married to SHANNEN DOHERTY for five months back in 1993.)

–Actor and martial arts superstar Mark Dacascos . . . (He serves as The Chairman on the Food Network show, “Iron Chef America”.)

–Actress DEBI MAZAR . . . (–She has a recurring role on “Entourage”.)

–UFC fighter CHUCK LIDDELL

–Olympic swimmer NATALIE COUGHLIN

–Pro snowboarder LOUIE VITO

–62-year-old disgraced former Congressman TOM DELAY. (He was the Republican House Majority Leader from 2003 to 2005. He was forced to step down after being indicted on criminal campaign finance charges.)

Interesting Fact: DeLay has been linked to “Dancing with the Stars” before. In 2006 . . . after resigning from Congress . . . DeLay publicly endorsed country singer SARA EVANS and dissed JERRY SPRINGER who was also competing that season.

According to the “Washington Post”, he sent out an email blast to some of the show’s fans, saying, quote, “[Sara] represents good American values in the media [and] ultra liberal talk show host Jerry Springer [does not]”

We need to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television.” And by “smut”, he was talking about “Springer”.

As you may recall, Sara ended up QUITTING the show mid-season to deal with her messy divorce, and Jerry was eliminated the following week.


You’ve probably noticed this is a HUGE cast. It’s definitely bigger than usual. Well, host TOM BERGERON announced some rule changes that’ll take care of that.

He said, quote, “In the middle of our season, over three weeks, we’re going to have double eliminations. We’ll lose about half of our cast within that period. It will be a ballroom bloodbath.”

So, this means PAULA ABDUL will NOT be joining “Dancing with the Stars” this season . . . at least as a competitor.

Some of the other rumored “stars” that didn’t pan out include: Jermaine and La Toya Jackson, Tori Spelling’s husband Dean McDermott, “Incredible Hulk” stud Lou Ferrigno, and fashion designer Vera Wang.

The upcoming season will premiere at 8:00 P.M. on September 21st.

STALLONE, SCHWARZENEGGER AND WILLIS TO TEAM UP FOR NEW MOVIE!!

SYLVESTER STALLONE, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AND BRUCE WILLIS WILL FILM A SCENE TOGETHER IN “THE EXPENDABLES”:

BRUCE WILLIS says that he, SYLVESTER STALLONE and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER will unite for a cameo in Stallone’s upcoming action flick, “The Expendables”.

Willis says, quote, “I don’t know anything about [my character] yet, haven’t seen any pages yet. But I’m excited about it.”

Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Willis were the three biggest action stars in the world at one point and they founded Planet Hollywood together. But they’ve never done a movie together.

While Willis and Schwarzenegger are just doing cameos, the regular cast is pretty loaded.

In addition to Stallone, it includes Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, UFC fighter Randy “The Natural” Couture and Mickey Rourke.

The movie is about a team of mercenaries who go to South America to overthrow a dictator.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters in April.