Timbaland To Produce Music For Upcoming Terrence Howard Pilot, Empire

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FOX isn’t cutting any corners in ensuring their upcoming Hip-Hop series, Empire gets off the ground following its pilot episode. Even if it means calling on the expertise and most likely, expensive services of superproducer Timbaland. Variety has discovered that Timbaland will be on board to produce and write music for the drama, which revolves around a record label executive juggling family, friends and the unseen grit of the music business. Terrence Howard will star as that executive and he’ll be accompanied on-screen with his Hustle & Flow co-star, Taraji P. Henson. Empire will also be written by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, who shared great success together with the film Lee Daniels’ The Butler…

 

[HipHopWired]


2 People Shot & Killed At Rich Homie Quan’s Mardi Gras Concert

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Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan has an unfortunate history of violence following him from state to state, and it’s resulting in concertgoers losing their lives. Two people were shot and killed outside the famed tourist attraction Mardi Gras World following his Fat Tuesday show last night. A third man was also shot and injured inside the venue. Reports Nola.com/The Times-Picayune:

Police said the two shootings, which occurred more than an hour apart, were unrelated.
Around 11:15 p.m., a man’s body lay in the parking lot of the riverfront parade float den and event space at 1380 Port of New Orleans. Another man’s body was found in a silver car nearby.

[HipHopWired]


“Girl, Kiss A Black Man”: Alicia Quarles Tells Mindy Kaling To Add Some Color To Her TV Show

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Most likely you’ve seen Mindy Kaling in an array of movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin or No Strings Attached, but if not, the South Asian beauty is the star of her own self-titled television show, The Mindy Project, which follows a quirky romantically frustrated OB/GYN. Viewers who watch the show know Mindy’s romantic interests are usually white men and, taking note of that, during the Academy Awards Sunday, E!News correspondent Alicia Quarles decided to call the show out a bit. According to Daily Mail, Quarles questions then quickly transitioned from TV life to personal life and the convo went a little something like this:

“So who’s your type?”
“Who’s my type? Good looking,” Kaling responded.
“Okay, so any color?”Quarles asks.
“Yeah,” the actress replied, refusing to elaborate further.

Quarles then pushed the issue by telling Kaling: “Girl, kiss a black man on the show…”

[MadameNoire]


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