THE BET AWARDS 2009…. THE WINNERS

Last night’s “BET Awards” may have become a tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON…..

But for the one or two of you who might actually care about the winners, here they are…..

-Video of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, Beyoncé

-Best Male R&B Artist: Ne-Yo

-Best Female R&B Artist: Beyoncé

-Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Lil Wayne

-Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: M.I.A.

-Best Group: DAY26

-Best New Artist: Keri Hilson

-Viewer’s Choice: “Live Your Life”, T.I. featuring Rihanna

-Best Collaboration: “Blame It”, Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain

-Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom

-Centric Award: Jazmine Sullivan

-Best Gospel Artist: Mary Mary

-Best Actor: Will Smith

-Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson

-Best Male Athlete: LeBron James

-Best Female Athlete: Serena Williams

-Humanitarian Award: Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean

-Lifetime Achievement Award: The O’Jays

MICHAEL JACKSON BACK IN THE ALBUM CHARTS??

We don’t have any numbers yet, but Michael Jackson may very well have stormed back onto the album charts.

A lot of music retail outlets (anybody remember those???) are running out of his stuff.

The most popular discs are the expanded, remastered version of “Thriller”, “Number Ones” and “The Essential Michael Jackson”.

His tracks and albums are also topping best-seller lists on iTunes and Amazon’s online music store.

Over in the UK on their download singles chart Michael Jackson had 44 songs in the top 200 and hit chart number one with “Man In The Mirror”

Michael will always live on through his music.

JIMMY GREEN PRESENTS:
WHAT IF DILLA PRODUCED THE BLUEPRINT?

What If Dilla Produced The Blueprint

A few years back, rumours started surfacing that one of Dilla’s infamous beat CDs had made its way into the hands of none other than Jay-Z.

If the Jiggaman HAD used any of Dilla’s beats, what would they have sounded like?

Well, here’s a chance to hear what might have been. Using some of Dilla’s best beats, and the vocals from the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed “Blueprint” album

DJ Jimmy Green has re-arranged the Blueprint into a glimpse of what might have been if these two musical legends had collaborated.

DOWNLOAD HERE : http://www.sendspace.com/file/pct1io

Note:

Make sure that you BUY Dilla CDs – don’t illegally download! Make sure that Ma Dukes gets her dues.

You can get most of these instrumentals from official, legal channels – if you like them then don’t download for free. Money needs to go where it’s due.

This is not intended to be a substitute for Dilla’s work, or The Blueprint album – there’s no profit involved and it won’t affect sales of either artist.

PS If you haven’t got it already, go and buy the Blueprint, it’s amazing.

PEACE

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Holla at Jimmy Green on Twitter & let him know if ya feelin’ it

http://twitter.com/jimbojonestown

AMERICAN FILMWERKZ ANNOUNCES
“SWEET JUSTICE” RELEASE DATES

AMERICAN FILMWERKZ ANNOUNCES

“SWEET JUSTICE”

Theatrical Release

In Dallas and Houston Texas

Arlington, TX -June 27, 2009 American Filmwerkz is announcing  the official  theatrical release for the  feature film “Sweet Justice”,  starting July 19, 2009 at the  Studio Movie Grill located in Addison Texas.

The five day run will include three theaters in the metroplex area and two in the Houston Areas. Theatre doors will open at 6:30pm, Showtime is at 7:00pm, and shortly after the film there will be a one on one forum with the production team, cast and crew.

“Sweet Justice” is a unique film due to the content dealing with the Child Support System in Texas.  The film was directed by Arthur Muhammad (Sweet Chariot Productions) and written and produced by Kelly Gray and Teiah Bennett (Mahogany Films).

The local team was able to pull together a crew and cast for a 14 day shoot two weeks before Christmas 2008 working on a shoestring budget.

The film follows four women working as child support case workers by day and undercover collectors at night, tracking down deadbeat parents and making them pay up by any means necessary.

“With a story like this we couldn’t slack on the cast we wanted to reach out to all ethnicities because child support is not just an urban or lower class issue”, comments Producer Kelly Gray.

The cast includes Reagan Gomez-Preston from the WB Comedy the Parent Hood, Rap-A-Lot recording artist ZRO,  The Rickey Smiley Morning show personality Headkrack, Cheaters show host Joey Greco,KRNB’s Ms. Tammy Thomas and Tim Walton from Friday Night Lights.

“Sweet Justice” is already creating a buzz and sparking a movement. The Houston based Black Broadcasting Network has approached American Filmwerkz about a weekly episode for their network launch this summer.  “There are so many stories we wanted to tell and the series will allow us to do that.

As a filmmaker “Sweet Justice” was not only a great story concept but a tool to display the quality filmmaking  and production talent we have here in Texas”, commented Director Arthur Muhammad.

American Filmwerkz is inviting the press, all local media and  the public out to come out and support the film. Tickets can be purchased on line or contact Kelly_grey2003@yahoo.com

Screening dates , times and locations:

7-19-2009/Studio Movie Grill/Addison Texas /7:00pm

7-20-2009/Studio Movie Grill/Royal Lane/7:00pm

7-21-2009/Studio Movie Grill/Arlington Tx/7:00pm

7-22-2009/Studio Movie Grill/Copperfield Tx/7:00pm (Houston)

7-23-2009/Studio Movie Grill/Centre City/7:00pm (Houston)

For more information and to purchase tickets on line go to

www.asweetchariotproduction.com

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TRANSFORMERS 2 TOOK IN A RECORD $60.6 MILLION ON ITS WEDS RELEASE DAY!!

“Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen” took in an INSANE $60.6 MILLION on its first day in theaters. That’s easily a new record for a Wednesday opening.

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” set the previous record back in 2007, with $44.2 million.

It’s also the second largest single-day box office EVER, behind only “The Dark Knight”, which opened on a Thursday at midnight with $67.2 million.

Estimates have “Transformers” taking in somewhere between $150 million and $170 million by Sunday . . . which means it also has a pretty good shot at beating the current FIVE-DAY record of $152.4 million set by “Spider-Man 2” in 2004.

Just for comparison, here are the top five best opening days of all time . . .

#1.) “The Dark Knight”, $67.2 million

#2.) “Transformers: Rise of the Fallen”, $60.6 million

#3.) “Spider-Man 3”, $59.8 million

#4.) “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, $55.8 million

#5.) “Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith”, $50 million

FOURTH WALL COMEDY FT. HEADKRACK: LATEST SHOW DATES…. CHECK EM OUT!!!

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FOURTH WALL COMEDY NEWS

Wanna laugh? Need entertaining? Get on down to a Fourth Wall Comedy show today

Latest show dates and venues are as follows:

1) Saturday June 27th 10pm at WaterTower Theater
15650 Addison Road
Addison, TX 75001

2) Wednesday(s) July 1st / 15th / 29th at Dans Silver Leaf
103 Industrial St
Denton, TX 76201-4223
(940) 320-2000

3) Friday July 31st at Ozonas Bar and Grill
4615 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206-5009
There will be doing TWO shows that night 8 and 10pm

For all the latest updates follow Fourth Wall comedy on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/4thWallComedy

BIG BOI SAYS HE & ANDRE 3000 WILL REUNITE FOR AN OUTKAST ALBUM….
AFTER THEY BOTH RELEASE SOLO ALBUMS

BIG BOI says he and ANDRE 3000 are planning on reuniting to record a new OUTKAST album but first, they’ll both be releasing SOLO albums.

He explains, quote, “We definitely planning another OutKast album. The plan right now is for me to drop my solo record,and Dre is working on his right now.

“After we put both solos out, we gonna put the OutKast album out. Soon as I turn my record in, I’ll go and start doing my parts of the OutKast album as Dre is finishing his album out. Y’all gonna get three records from me and Dre in the next two years.”

Big Boi’s solo album “Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty” will feature appearances by T.I., Too Short, George Clinton, and Andre 3000. There’s still no official release date for the disc yet.

ARE TWO OF THE ROBOTS IN THE NEW “TRANSFORMERS” MOVIE RACIST???

Remember back in 1999, when the world went DOG NUTS over Jar Jar Binks in “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace”???

It wasn’t because he was one of the most annoying movie characters of all time . . . even though that was pretty much true . . . but because he supposedly embodied negative black stereotypes.

Well, a similar controversy is beginning to grow over two robots in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”.

The robots are named Skids and Mudflap. They transform into compact Chevys, and they basically spend all their screen time fighting with each other, and bickering in “jive” or “ebonics”, if you will.

They also can’t read . . . and one of them has a gold tooth.

Not surprisingly, some people say these robots are reinforcing negative African-American stereotypes . . . and they’re not happy about it.

“New York Times” film critic Manohla Dargis says the characters were given, quote, “conspicuously cartoonish, so-called black voices that indicate that minstrelsy remains as much in fashion in Hollywood as when Jar Jar Binks was set loose by George Lucas.”

And Tasha Robinson, associate entertainment editor of “The Onion”, adds, quote, “They don’t really have any positive effect on the film. They only exist to talk in bad ebonics, beat each other up and talk about how stupid each other is.”

Like Lucas before him, Michael Bay is defending his jive robots. He says, quote, “We’re just putting more personality in.

“I don’t know if it’s stereotypes,they are robots, by the way. These are the voice actors. This is kind of the direction they were taking the characters and we went with it.

“I purely did it for kids. Young kids love these robots, because it makes it more accessible to them.”

He adds, quote, “Listen, you’re going to have your naysayers on anything. It’s like is everything going to be melba toast? It takes all forms and shapes and sizes.”

Controversy or not, “Transformers” opened huge on Wednesday. It grossed $16 million from midnight screenings alone. Theaters around the country added extra early-morning shows to meet the demand . . . and those figures haven’t even been counted yet.

That puts “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” third on the list of all-time highest-grossing midnight screeners. “The Dark Knight”, not surprisingly, holds the record, with a midnight take of $18.5 million.

In second place is “Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith”, with $16.5 million.

THE GAME “BETTER ON THE OTHER SIDE”
A MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE
FT. CHRIS BROWN, DIDDY, BOYZ II MEN, USHER & MORE

The Game – Better On the Other side – A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Ft. Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, Usher, Boyz II Men & Chris Brown

Produced by DJ Khalil

R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON

HEADKRACK MAKES THE CBS NEWS
R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON

CBS4 HEADKRACK

Ok so at very short notice Headkrack and Rickey Smiley were broadcasting “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” today live from 99 JAMZ in Miami Florida due to the tragic loss of Michael Jackson

Whilst there three TV news crews came through and did some interviews with the guys, this one comes from CBS4

Click here or on the image to watch the full report