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

THE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE MIXTAPE
DJ WREKK 1 – R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON

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R.I.P Michael Jackson

Includes all of these hits:

Going back to Indiana
Will you be there
The girl is mine
They dont really care about us
ABC
Human Nature
I’ll be there
I want you back
Man in the mirror
I just cant stop loving you
Butterflies Accapella
I cant help it
Liberian Girl
Do you remember the time
Keep it in the closet
Dangerous
Bad
I wanna rock wit u
Black or white
Billie Jean
Say Say Say
Smooth Criminal
Dont stop until you get enough
Off the Wall
Wanne be startin something
Beat it
Thriller

Download here and enjoy

BREAKING NEWS: MICHAEL JACKSON HAS PASSED AWAY R.I.P

SOURCE: TMZ

We’ve just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We’re told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.

Jackson had 13 number one hits during his solo career.

There was no official confirmation of the reported death and spokespersons for Jackson could not be reached for comment.

Story developing…

SOURCE: TMZ

16:50PM NEWS CONFIRMED BY REUTERS NEWS AGENCY

More information:

Earlier, the Los Angeles Times said that the singer had been rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital by fire department paramedics who found him not breathing when they arrived at the singer’s home.

The newspaper said paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the scene before taking him to the UCLA Medical Center hospital.

Jackson had been due to start a series of comeback concerts in London on July 13 running until March 2010. The singer, whose hits include “Thriller” and “Billie Jean,” had been rehearsing in the Los Angeles area for the past two months.

The shows for the 50 London concerts sold out within hours of going on sale in March.

Jackson started out as a child star in the band “The Jackson 5” more than 40 years ago.

He has lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on charges of child molestation.

There have been concerns about Jackson’s health in recent years but the promoters of the London shows, AEG Live, said in March that Jackson had passed a 4-1/2 hour physical examination with independent doctors.

LATEST NEWS: MICHAEL JACKSON
SUFFERS CARDIAC ARREST

SOURCE: TMZ

He was picked up at his home around 20 minutes ago — we’re told his mother is on the way to visit him.

UPDATE: The 911 call came in at 12:21PM at his Holmby Hills home in L.A.

UPDATE: A Jackson family member tells TMZ Michael is in “really bad shape” and the brothers are headed to UCLA.

UPDATE: We just got off the phone with Joe Jackson, Michael’s dad, who says “he is not doing well.”

SOURCE: TMZ

CHECK OUT THE LATEST SHOWS
IN DEVELOPMENT AT MTV…..

If you’re a fan of MTV’s non-music related programming, or in other words,if you’re a fan of MTV here’s a look at some new shows they’re currently developing:

There’s a half-hour animated series called “The Awesomes” . . . about a group of lazy superheroes. It’s being written by “Saturday Night Live” star SETH MEYERS.

MTV is also putting together a series based on the MICHAEL J. FOX classic, “Teen Wolf”. The movie if you can believe it . . was released 19 years ago.
There aren’t a lot of details on it yet but MTV says it’ll be a “reinvention of the classic ’80s movie for today’s audience.” That doesn’t sound good. But who knows, maybe it’ll be the next “Buffy”

There’s also a sketch comedy show in the works, starring JAMIE FOXX. There isn’t a title for that yet.
It sounds like it may end up being similar to the old show, “In Living Color”, which Jamie did for three seasons back in the early ’90s.

Also, you know that new HBO show, “Hung” which debuts Sunday) .about a guy who’s, uh, well-endowed??? Well MTV is working on a similar show called “Hard Times”, about an unpopular 15-year-old kid with a gift.

And if you haven’t heard, MTV is producing a spin-off of “The Hills” starring AUDRINA PATRIDGE.

None of these shows have premiere dates yet.

KATY PERRY EATS PIZZA IN THE BATH!! CHECK THE PICTURE…

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KATY PERRY likes to eat pizza while she’s taking a bath…….

She even took a picture of herself doing it and posted it on Twitter

Wow!!…….. thats one good looking pizza!!

LUDACRIS HAS HIS OWN LINE OF COGNAC
GET YOUR DRINK ON….. (RESPONSIBLY!!)

LUDACRIS has launched his own line of cognac called Conjure.

It debuted at an event called Vinexpo, which is some kind of a high-end wine show in France.

It’ll be available over here beginning in September, starting at $35 a bottle.

Luda says, quote, “It’s not just me attaching my name to it. Whenever I involve myself in a business, I submerge myself in it.

“I wanted to learn as much as possible. It was great. It gave me a new appreciation for cognac.” He added that his favorite drink is, quote, “cognac and coke.”

ASTRONAUT BUZZ ALDRIN HAS RECORDED A HIP-HOP TRACK!!! . . .
AND RECEIVED PROPS FROM SNOOP DOGG AND TALIB KWELI!!!

BUZZ ALDRIN HAS RECORDED A HIP-HOP TRACK . . . AND RECEIVED PROPS FROM SNOOP DOGG AND TALIB KWELI:

Old-school astronaut BUZZ ALDRIN,the SECOND man to set foot on the moon,has recorded a hip-hop track called “Rocket Experience”.

And on top of that, SNOOP DOGG and TALIB KWELI are sending it up.

But first, there are two things you should know:

1. FunnyOrDie.com is behind this . . . so it was all done in fun.

(Probably to indirectly promote Buzz’s new memoir, “Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon”, which hit bookshelves yesterday.)

2. It’s AWESOME regardless.

“Rocket Experience” is available NOW on iTunes. And Buzz . . . going by his dope rap alias DOC RENDEZVOUS, even stars in a video for the song which was shot by “Charlie’s Angels” director McG.

Snoop and Talib make cameos in the video. They didn’t have anything to do with the song . . . but they did give Buzz some props.

In a separate “making of” video (which is also a spoof) Buzz says, quote, “I have only two passions: Space exploration . . . and hip-hop.”

Talib says, quote, “People in the rap game, we’ve known about Buzz for years . . . he had those orbital rendezvous techniques that he developed at MIT.”

SOULJA BOY is quoted saying . . “You know the person who had the biggest inspiration on . . . everything I do, as far as music, and production, and just everything . . . has to be Buzz Aldrin. The best that ever did it.”

Elsewhere in the video, Buzz disses Auto-Tune, Talib talks about Twittering with Buzz, Snoop lays down a remix and QUINCY JONES makes an appearance.

Check “The Making Of” here: