+ As you're marking off the days on your calendar until True Blood premieres, the internet is bubbling with gossip surrounding the final season of the hit HBO vampire drama. One source even goes as far to claim that the writers have decided to pull a Joss Whedon and kill off a beloved character.
+ Rapper 50 Cent proves that he's got a comedic side to him, as he teams up with Jimmy Kimmel for a short spoof of Maleficent.
+ Photos of Gillian Jacobs on the set of Girls have surfaced, but viewers beware, as they're a bit of spoilers!
+ Although it originally seemed as though Matthew McConaughey would not return for futher seasons of True Detective (despite how wildly successful it was and how many folks raved about his performance as Rust Cohle), the Dallas Buyers Club star has stated that he's wants to come back for more!
Lena Dunham wants Kendrick Lamar to appear on Girls.
The actress and writer is desperate for the "Swimming Pools" rapper to appear on her show and she's already got an idea of an "inappropriate" storyline he could be involved in: "If I could ever get any rapper, right now I'm going to go with Kendrick Lamar. I would want him for something inappropriate. I'd say to him, 'I'm in a relationship, but I want you to know that I connect with you on a visual level.' He would make a nice addition to our cast. He's really busy though."
50 Cent wants to star on Glee.
The "In Da Club" hitmaker thinks he would be perfect for a guest role on the hit musical TV show and hopes producers will write an original character for him to put his acting skills to the test.
"I probably would [consider it]. Depending on what the episode was or what they had planned for it. I'm excited... I just want to work. I want to play something different. Anything other than a rapper, because I don't feel like I'm working if I'm playing that. That's the easy part," the rapper told E! News. Glee has featured an eclectic mix of guest stars in the past including Lindsay Lohan, Ricky Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, so 50 Cent could become the show's very first rapper.
50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - branched out into acting in 2005 and has since starred alongside the likes of Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis. Although he says music is his first love, the 37-year-old star is keen for more challenging film roles in the future: "I have developed a passion for film. I still love music so I write music. I got a chance to explore my new passion for film. I've been lucky enough to get it right."
Snoop Dogg has blasted The Voice.
The "Sweat" rapper has laid into the singing show - where judges don't see what contestants look like before picking them - because he believes you need more than a good voice to be a star.
"The Voice producers don't understand that you need more than a voice to be an artist," he said. Referring to two acts who have come from other reality TV shows, he added, "You could have the best voice ever but be as boring as hell. I don't see it producing a One Direction or Susan Boyle."
The rapper has previously said he is keen to start his own talent search show, based around finding stars from underprivileged areas of the US. "The American Idol and X Factor shows, they're great shows. But I think I need to make a show like that, directed straight to the hood. To the artists that don't get the attention, that don't have the money to make themselves representable. This raw talent and ability. I'm looking for a deal from one of you TV networks to give Snoop Dogg his own hood TV show where I can find America's hottest hood artists," he said in 2011.
Though it seems the first season of The Salt-N-Pepa Show only finished airing recently, it’s already time for a second season on VH1. Based on concept alone, it may not sound like a reality hit. Take two early ‘90s rap queens, a bunch of cameras, and it would be easy to create a bomb. This is not the case with Cheryl and Sandy (Salt and Pepa).
I’ll admit it: I watched every episode of the first season. As their names would suggest, the two leading ladies are very much opposites. Cheryl now raps mainly for the Lord in her church and in her private recording studio at home, while Pepa likes to hit the clubs and have a good time. Both are mothers, but each approaches the task differently. (Pepa’s definitely the less strict of the two.) One is single, the other married. Yet despite all these differences which might make friendship seem difficult, the two are the best of friends. When they get together there might be a lot of head-butting, but there’s laughter, too. There are a lot of scripted shows out there about female friendship, shows that somehow ring false. This female friendship is real and enduring, and something about it is truly heartwarming.
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