10 30 2014
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Vanessa Hudgens: The 'Bandslam' Interview

Born Dec. 14, 1988 in Salinas, Ca. to a father of Irish and Native American extraction and a mother who is Filipino, Chinese and Latina, Vanessa Anne Hudgens grew up living all along the West Coast from Oregon to Southern California. She began her career in the world of musical theatre at the tender age of 8, enjoy early roles in stage productions ...


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10 Quick Questions for 50

Curtis James Jackson, III, aka 50 Cent was born on July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, Queens, where he was raised by his single-mom until she was murdered when he was only 8. He was taken in by his grandparents, but began hanging out with the wrong kids and began selling crack by the age of 12. While still a teenager, he was arrested and convicted for drug dealing, and turned his life around while serving out a six-month sentence...

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Niecy Nash: The "G-Force" Interview

Niecy Nash was born Carol Denise Ensley in Palmdale, Calif., on Feb. 23, 1970. She developed an interest in show business at a very early age after seeing the fabulous Lola Falana on TV. But she first earned a B.A. at California State University before embarking on a career in Hollywood, starting out as a standup comic ...


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Dj Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation

DJ Does Hip-Hop Remix of Birth of a Nation

Listen, if it’s okay in the world of pop music for DJs to remix snippets of classic songs in order to rap over them, why shouldn’t a hip-hop era filmmaker be able to do the same thing with an old movie, especially if its copyright is expired and its now part of the public domain? That’s precisely what we’re dealing with in the case of “Rebirth of a Nation,â€" a sophisticated overhaul of D.W. Griffith’sâ€" Birth of a Nation.â€" ...


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