Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Cinematography By : Eric Johnston
Screenplay Concept : WORM
Written By : Raquel Reed & Chris Pinset
Produced & Edited By : Death House
Music Produced by : Adam Deitch & Chris Pinset
The Video was shot on Location in Raquel Reeds Life.
This is all real . .. no props.
The car was sold to the Prince of Dubai.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Epic Fail: George Bush wipes hand off on Bill Clinton’s shirt(after shaking Earth Quake victims hand)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Cartoonist Aaron McGruder announced the return of his popular The Boondocks series last month, with a return date of May 2nd.
Until then, fans can get a taste of whats to come via McGruder's newly launched official, unofficial website, BoondocksBootleg.com.
The site will feature never-before-seen video clips, screen shots, and other behind-the-scenes tid-bits on the upcoming season.
According to McGruder's camp, he'll be posting regularly on the website, leaking exclusive scenes and hints about upcoming plot lines from the highly anticipated upcoming third season.
So, if you can't wait for the season to start, then the second best thing is to keep it locked at BoondocksBootleg.com.
The upcoming third season premieres on Sunday, May 2nd at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim.
Since the show's debut in 2005, The Boondocks (based on the comic strip by the same name) has been one of Adult Swim's most popular original series. In 2007, the envelope-pushing show was recognized with the prestigious Peabody Award for the episode McGruder wrote titled, "Return of the King," which featured Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awakening from a coma and reacting to contemporary phenomena from gangsta rap to the war on terror.
Roy Jones Jr. is set to take on Bernard Hopkins in their highly anticipated face-off, dubbed "The Rivals," this Saturday (April 3) in Las Vegas.
For those who won't be in attendance, you have a few options on how to watch it. Either by pay-per-view, or in HD LIVE in 150 select movie theaters across the U.S., thanks to NCM Fathom.
In an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, NCM is bringing boxing to the big screen, as they did in September when Floyd Mayweather took on Juan Manuel Marquez, the first fight to be shown in movie theaters in over 20 years.
"Tens of thousands of boxing fans around the country proved they have an appetite for seeing boxing on the big screen as they enjoyed the larger-than-life, ringside experience of the Mayweather vs. Marquez in-theater event last September," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "This exclusive partnership with Golden Boy Promotions allows Fathom to continue to present the biggest boxing events of 2010 to communities of fans nationwide and Hopkins vs. Jones promises to be a true classic to start the year."
Tickets are available to "The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II" special in-theater event at www.FathomEvents.com and presenting theater box offices. Visit the site for a full list of theater locations and prices.
"Our experience of bringing big-time boxing back to the movie theaters was a great success for everyone -- especially the fans," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "Along with our partners at NCM, we look forward to building on that momentum and offering the best fights in the business in a spectacular hi-def environment."
It's been 17 years since their first meeting. Now, the wait is over as Hopkins (50-5-1, 32 KOs) and Jones (54-6, 40 KOs), two of boxing's most decorated and recognizable fighters, will put it all on the line and leave no doubts as to who gets the bragging rights on April 3rd..
They first met in May 1993, where they fought for the vacant IBF middleweight belt, the first shot at a world title for both fighters. The fight, which Jones won by unanimous decision, was a hard fought contest that set the stage for both fighters' respective paths to boxing stardom. Jones went on to win titles in four weight classes, including middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and his historic heavyweight championship. Hopkins, who claimed Jones' vacated IBF middleweight title in 1995, didn't lose another fight for 12 years following his battle with Jones.
While Jones ruled as pound-for-pound best for the better part of a decade, Hopkins took advantage of his middleweight crown by setting a record of 20 defenses and solidifying his place as one of the greatest middleweight fighters in the history of the sport.
Their long awaited rematch comes as both fighters wind down their careers. Both are in their 40s, and approaching the end of their careers.. This should be one of their last big performances before leaving their careers in the history books.
Through this new agreement, Fathom in conjunction with Golden Boy Promotions will also present Floyd "Money" Mayweather vs. "Sugar" Shane Mosley in the welterweight championship fight on Saturday, May 1. Tickets are also available beginning Friday, April 2, through www.FathomEvents.com
Erykah Badu caused a stir over the weekend, when she leaked the official music video for her track, "Window Seat". For those who haven't watched it, the singer is fully nude by the end of the clip.
In the new vid, the singer sheds her clothing while walking through downtown Dallas. At the end, when she is totally nude, Badu is shot in the head, falling near the same grassy knoll near where President Kennedy was shot in 1963. Instead of blood, animated words that spell out "groupthink" leak from her head on the sidewalk.
At the beginning, it says the vid is inspired Matt and Kim's "Lesson Learned" video, in which the duo strip in the middle of Times Square.
"They who play it safe, are quick to assassinate what they don't understand," she speaks, off camera. "They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel more comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow. They are us. This is what we have become, afraid to respect the individual."
(Watch the "Window Seat" music video right here )
During the weekend, Badu took to her Twitter account (@FatBellyBella) to explain the Coodie-directed music video, which she says her team filmed in one shot.
"We only had 1 shot to get it right," Badu wrote. "We didn't plan the shot. Coodie and I just went raw dog. Too busy lookin for cops and being petrified."
She later explains that the entire clip of her walking and stripping down took a couple of minutes to film, because they captured it and ran.
"The people caught in the shot were trying hard to ignore me," Badu tweeted. "Lol, [except] one guy grabbing [my] clothes. ... He disappeared. Didn't have time to look for him or clothes. We ran. It was the peeps off camera yelling."
According to Badu, the screaming folks off camera were distracting, but she kept it together: "I held my head up and kept moving. ... There were children there. I prayed they wouldn't b traumatized."
The vid is quite risque, and as a mother, she ran it by everyone in her family -- baby's daddies, her kids, mother, and others -- before filming.
"I told Puma (5) my plans. She looked at me with a blank face and replied 'ok mama. Can I have another pudding?' " Badu wrote. "I asked @jayelectronica if I should go [through] with it. He said, 'IF YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT DO IT -- YOU GOT 1 SHOT TO BE ERYKAH.' "
The song is off Badu's new album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, set to drop this week.
PROPS TO BALLERSTATUS
The arrests of nine members of the Hutaree militia, a Midwestern Christian militia Hutargroup, are illustrating a rise in militia activity, which had been relatively quiet during the term of President George W. Bush but has shot up dramatically since the election of President Obama, experts that track militia groups say. The FBI conducted raids Saturday and Sunday in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and suburban Chicago to round up senior members of the group, which a federal indictment released Monday calls an “anti-government extremist organization” intending to “levy war against the United States.”
The group is charged with five counts, including seditious conspiracy and attempts to use weapons of mass destruction, which refers to the allegation in the indictment that Hutaree members planned to use roadside bombs. If convicted, the suspects could face life in prison, the maximum penalty for the weapons of mass destruction charge.
Who is David Brian Stone, leader of the Hutaree militia?
The Hutaree is one of 127 armed militias in the US, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit organization in Montgomery, Ala., that tracks hate groups nationwide. That number has increased 200 percent since 2008, when there were 42, SPLC says.
There is “no question” the catalyst was President Obama’s election, says Heidi Beirich, the center’s director of research. A similar upswing took place after President Clinton’s election in 1993. Militias and the antigovernment groups that spawn them often become more active when the federal government turns more liberal.
“A major shift to the left certainly helped” in both cases, Ms. Beirich says.
The economic meltdown and the growth of minorities such as Latinos are also a factor, she adds.
Who are the Hutaree?
Federal authorities say the Hutaree started to conduct military-style training in Michigan’s Lenawee County in August 2008.
After debating different scenarios, the group decided upon killing a local law enforcement official and attacking the subsequent funeral procession, the indictment says. The indictment says the Hutaree planned to use “improvised explosive devices” and “explosively formed projectiles” that, authorities say, qualify as weapons of mass destruction.
The group accelerated training in February and March with plans to carry out the attack in April, the indictment states.
The Hutaree is unique because it interacted with militia groups outside Michigan, notes Beirich. Many groups the size of the Hutaree tend to be insular and segregated from larger groups. The Hutaree, however, had 350 MySpace members despite its apparently small membership.
On its website, the Hutaree uses Christian terminology and Bible quotes that position it as a military organization prepared to confront an Antichrist. “Jesus wanted us to be ready to defend ourselves using the sword and stay alive using equipment.… We, the Hutaree, are prepared to defend all those who belong to Christ and save those who aren’t,” a passage reads.
The site’s homepage includes a picture of 17 men and women posing in camouflage uniforms and brandishing assault weapons.
The accused comprise: David Brian Stone; his wife, Tina Stone; sons Joshua Matthew Stone and David Brian Stone Jr.; Joshua Clough; Michael Meeks; Thomas Piatek; Kristopher Sickles; and Jacob Ward.
Seven arrived in US District Court in Detroit Monday and were ordered held without bond until Wednesday, when bond hearings will take place.