The Inside Scoop on this week in Hip Hop.
Week of: 3/5-3/9
Written By: Shaquueeesha
gurl is back with another edition of the Inside Scoop on whats what in
Hip-Hop. This weeks rundown is filled with a variety of updates from past
reports, so lets get right into it.
SHAQ DEEZY IS GOING PRIME TIME. According to Variety,
The king-sized phenom is in production on a six-episode reality weight-loss
skein for ABC that is scheduled to air this summer. The show focuses
on the Miami Heat center embarking on a campaign to help Florida elementary
and junior high school kids lose weight. Over the course of the show's
run, O'Neal will interact with the kids as he encourages them to stay
on their regimen. Series will follow the lives of the children as well
as of O'Neal himself, who in episodes that have not yet been shot will
lobby politicians on school nutrition and other issues. "Shaq is
upset about this issue and he's going to do whatever it takes to set
this cause right," Coelen said. O'Neal has made childhood obesity
a pet cause, starting a social-awareness program about the issue in
south Florida. "Many of our kids are living in dangerous conditions,"
he said. "I felt that I had to get involved."
WANTS TO BRING BRITNEY SPEARS TO HIS CAMP. Check
out these quotes from a recent Timbaland interview with Entertainment
Weekly about Britney Spears. "I'm the type of person who tries
to save the world. I just want to take her away, go overseas, and work
(it) out." "I asked Justin, 'How would you feel about me working
with Britney?' I had to ask him that," Timbaland is quoted as saying.
"I said, 'Would you do it with me?'" The 26-year-old "SexyBack"
singer said he would, according to Timbaland, who notes: "She's
just gotta be serious." "I just want to hold her hand,"
Timbaland says. "I want her to be in my camp, to be around Justin.
I need Justin to talk to her. Help her, please!"
GLOVED ONE DOESN'T SELL OUT? Promoters said tickets
were still available for Michael Jackson's two exclusive fan events in
Tokyo this week, where fans and supporters will get a chance to mingle
with the Gloved One. The Examiner reports that screaming fans greeted
the King of pop when he arrived Sunday for his second visit to Japan in
recent years. But tickets for a VIP party and a fan art contest were still
available Tuesday, perhaps a reflection of the high price demanded for
a brush with fame. Organizers declined to say how many tickets had been
sold or how many were left. Guests paying $3,500 to attend Thursday's
VIP party will get to mingle with Jackson and spend up to one minute of
exclusive face time with him, according to organizers. Shummmmmonnn!
La And Carmelo and Kiyan. Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez are pleased
to announce the birth of their brand new son, Kiyan, at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday
March 7th, at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. The baby
weighed in at 5 lbs., 9 oz; 18 inches long and is doing well. Congratulations
to the newbie parents!
hosted Beanie Siegel's birthday party at the 40/40 club last night
in NYC and it looks like the entire old ROC was there. Freeway and the
Young Gunz came out. Where was Damon Dash? Guess Dame and Camel Man are
still on tha outs. There was no sign of Dame Dash anywhere..
sums up this weeks rundown of whats what .....Be sure to check
back next week to see what's poppin! Until then
Im out! ...Shaquueeesha