Five-time Grammy Award winner Missy Elliott is giving fans the opportunity to name her new album, due out on Goldmind/Atlantic late Spring 2008. Fans can enter immediately via Missy’s website, www.missy-elliott.com. The contest closes on February 20th and the winner will be announced on March 2nd. The winner will receive credit on Missy’s new album and a $500 “Respect Me” adidas gift card.
Fans have already gotten a sneak peek of what Elliott has been up to with “Ching-A-Ling,” a new song which, along with Elliott’s “Shake Your Pom Pom,” will appear on both the “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” (due out today, February 5th) as well as on Elliott’s forthcoming 7th studio album (due out Spring 2008). “STEP UP 2 THE STREETS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” is the musical companion to the upcoming Touchstone Pictures dance film of the same name. The film is slated for a 5 day – Valentine’s to President’s Day – opening weekend beginning in theatres nationwide on Thursday, February 14th.
The radio response to “Ching-A-Ling” has been instantaneous and reactionary, and the song, which just received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone magazine, has garnered over 15 million in audience after just a few short weeks of airplay.
In addition, Elliot has teamed up with longtime visual collaborator Dave Meyers and the Walt Disney Company’s Touchstone Pictures to make history by creating the first ever 3D music video for “Ching-A-Ling.”
Missy made live appearances on both MTV’s TRL and BET’s 106th & Park yesterday to premiere the video. The glasses needed to view the 3D effects are available via FYE stores nationwide, at select adidas stores, and via radio giveaways in various cities hosting STEP UP 2 movie screenings. For more 3D glasses distribution locations, please visit www.missy-elliott.com or www.myspace.com/missyelliott.
Elliott enjoyed a wide variety of successes in 2007: from writing and producing songs for Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, including Cole’s Grammy-nominated “Let It Go;” to being paid tribute at VH-1’s Hip Hop Honors and receiving the “Creative Visionary Award” at the 2nd Annual Black Girls Rock Awards Show at Lincoln Center; to remixing country with hip hop for the national television advertising campaign for Doritos Collisions. And yes, that was Missy Elliott in the Pepsi Superbowl commercial last night!
Who know? Maybe he’s still trying to get over the stigma of a not so great performance and review New Year’s Eve in Chicago.
With that thought as a possible excuse, the AP is reporting that the loveable pint-sized pimp, Katt Williams, gave away money at his standup show Sunday night in LA.
While he worked on cracking folks up at the Laugh Factory on Sunday night, the worked the audience, handing out $100 bills to everybody.
By the time it was over, the comedian handed out about $29,000, Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada said.
“You should have seen it,” Masada told the AP. “Some people were crying. They came to see the show and they got $100.”
We know our theory doesn’t hold a lot of water, but it’s just as good as any because don’t know what motivated him to just give out the money. Of course attempts were made through his handlers, but there was no response. Meanwhile, Masada said the little funny guy told the audience he hadn’t forgotten his roots and wanted to thank his loyal audience.
Williams recently appeared with Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan in the David E. Talbert film “First Sunday.”
Juvenile, 32, got caught riding dirty in Jackson, Miss. Tuesday when cops pulled him over for an expired tag and discovered marijuana stashed in his vehicle, reports the Associated Press.
The rapper, born Terius Gray, was on Interstate 20 en route to New Orleans from Atlanta when cops flashed their lights. After a search of the car, he was arrested and taken into custody for misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was released later Tuesday.
At least one other person was in the car, but no one else was charged, according to authorities.
Juvenile’s rap sheet includes at least four other arrests on charges ranging from failure to pay child support to resisting an officer in a scuffle at a Florida mall in 1999. Most of the charges have been dismissed.
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Looks like Lil’ Romeo ain’t so little anymore. The once annoying lil’ rapper has growned into a hottie with a rockin’ body with his own reality show. It’s great to see a young rapper investing in different areas of the entertainment world…like father, like son.