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6 Reasons Why 'Riverdale' Is the New Teen Drama We've Been Waiting For

6 Reasons Why 'Riverdale' Is the New Teen Drama We've Been Waiting For
Of all the comic book adaptations that have flooded film and television in recent years, perhaps none are as ambitious as Riverdale. The CW’s attempt to transport the family-friendly cast of Archie Comics into a dark and soapy teen drama could have been disastrous, but instead, it looks to be a very promising offering, calling to mind some of the network’s greatest hits, like Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.

Here’s six reasons why you should set your DVR for Riverdale, and prepare yourselves for a new fave.

1. A Cast of New, New Hotties (like The O.C. blessed us with)

One of the greatest things a teen drama can do is introduce viewers to a whole new cast of nearly-unknown hotties to swoon over. This is why certain segments of the population still dream of Adam Brody as the ultimate boyfriend or give Jared Leto a pass for almost anything.

Riverdale does just
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Ill Bill – The Grimy Awards Review

This is the fourth studio album by Non Phixion member Ill Bill and is the follow up to the 2008 Hour of Reprisal. Ill Bill has always been a hardcore underground emcee with impecable taste in producers and this album does not vary from that route. In fact the album’s production credits could read as a who’s who Hardcore Hip-Hop’s best producers; DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, El-p, Psycho Les of the Beatnuts and DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill. The list of guests is pretty impressive too; Lil Fame of M.O.P., Jedi Mind Tricks, O.C., Cormega, Shabazz the Disciple and A-Trak. A small point though before I progress on with the review if you are easily offended by bad language, conspiracy theory’s and or hardcore Hip-hop beats then this album is not for you.

The album kicks off with the Ill Bill produced intro,

B-Real from Cypress Hill -- I Don't Take Joints from Strangers!

  • TMZ
Rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill learned the hard way -- Don't Ever Smoke Anything Handed To You By A Random Fan!!!Mr. Real was leaving Fogo de Chao in L.A. this weekend -- and explained he once made the mistake of puffing a mystery doobie at a concert in Amsterdam ... "the worst thing ever."Now, B says he's got a guy who handles reefer of unknown origin ... and you'll never believe what they do with the stuff.
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Ice Cube Planning Another Friday

Ice Cube Planning Another Friday
It's been almost ten years since the last instalment, but Ice Cube and New Line are apparently keen to revive the slacker Friday franchise.The first Friday was a stoner comedy released in 1995. It's nominal plot involved Chris Tucker's need to get $200 back to local drug dealer Big Worm (Faizon Love) and Cube's face-off with bully Deebo (Tiny Lister), but its easygoing pace allowed for plenty of sitting around on porches and talking nonsense and smoking.Five years later, Next Friday was a broader tale of Cube staying with his cousin Day-Day (Mike Epps) and getting embroiled in some shenanigans against the trio of haplessly inept Latino gangstas next door (this was at the height of Cube's rather public spat with Cypress Hill, context fans). The Cube/Epps double-act continued into Friday After Next, which saw them as mall cops. There was also a short-lived animated series, although none
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First Bruce Willis Image from G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Yesterday Hasbro held its Investor's Day and during a slideshow, revealed a first look at Bruce Willis as the original Joe, Joe Colton, in next summer's G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and offered hints of what to expect from the upcoming sequel.

The slide, which you can see below, also shows a new still of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Roadblock. The Rock has been tweeting images of himself in costume from the New Orleans set for weeks. Other characters, besides quick glimpses of Duke and several soldiers in camouflage during an assault as seen on Entertainment Tonight, have been kept under wraps.

Elsewhere on the slide is the final logo for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a slanted take on the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra logo. It additionally confirms the moved up June 29, 2012 release date.

During the presentation, Hasbro showed a two-minute sizzle reel of footage and stated that
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Rise of cocaine and hip-hop in 80's linked in new VH1 documentary - Realbollywood.com News

Rise of cocaine and hip-hop in 80's linked in new VH1 documentary - Realbollywood.com News
New York, Sept 18: A new VH1 documentary has suggested that the simultaneous rise of cocaine and hip-hop in the urban street culture of the 1980s was directly linked.

'Planet Rock' suggested that the two fed off each other, particularly hip-hop off the crack culture, reports the New York Daily News.

Producers of the show talked to major rap stars like Snoop Dogg, B-Real of Cypress Hill and RZA and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, and found that all of them admitting taking illegal substances, with the majority naming marijuana.

The use of the term 'crack' has been recurrent in the rap game, from artist names like Kurtis.
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Blu-ray Review: Scarface

Growing up in the '80s, Scarface was always one of those films I watched when I was younger because of the violence and Al Pacino's over-the-top, yet mesmerizing, portrayal of the title character and my enjoyment of it continues to this day. I notice a bit more than I did then, but the point of emphasis remains.

Of course, those were the days of VHS and I remember back in 2003 when Universal finally reissued Scarface on DVD for its 20th anniversary as eBay had been swarmed with bootlegged copies for years selling anywhere from $50-100. I know because I almost bought a copy on several occasions.

Eight years later and not only do fans of this '80s gangster classic no longer have to spend upwards of $100 on a cheap DVD bootleg, but you can spend $35 on a pristine high-definition Blu-ray edition that also includes the DVD edition of
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Interview: Deftones shine off 'Diamond Eyes' tour, sites set on next album

Interview: Deftones shine off 'Diamond Eyes' tour, sites set on next album
Diamonds are forever but the Deftones have largely shined off their support of their latest “Diamond Eyes.” This weekend, the band finishes their worldwide tour overseas, and now those eyes have turned toward their next recording project. But first there were the other projects. Frontman Chino Moreno combined with Scott Chuck and Far guitarist Shaun Lopez under the moniker Crosses (†††), and released a self-titled Ep early last month. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter had Kush and now Sol Invicto, which both featured members of Cypress Hill. Turntablist and keyboardist Frank Delgado is in a DJ troupe called Decibel Devils. Bassist...
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Did Kanye And Jay-z Rip Off Chicago Soul Singer?

Did Kanye And Jay-z Rip Off Chicago Soul Singer?
Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson won’t be pushed around.

When the legendary vocalist heard a track from his song “Different Strokes” sampled in Kanye West and Jay-z’s “The Joy,” he was upset--but he knew what to do. Johnson is a veteran of the copyright infringement suit process after a string of victories over sampling rights with groups like the Wu-Tang Clan, Kid Rock, Michael Jackson and an almost 20-year battle with Cypress Hill. Johnson knew the protocol for getting the credit--and money--that he claimed West’s label Island Def Jam owed him.

But it seems the label, and the rappers, didn’t make good on their end of the deal.

Chicago-based archival record label Numero Group claims in a post on their website Tuesday that Johnson reached out to them when he first heard a vocal sample from his 1967 single in “The Joy” last summer, when it was
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How Rock the Bells Rocks Those Bells

How Rock the Bells Rocks Those Bells
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Since launching in Southern California in 2004, the Rock the Bells hip-hop festival has grown into a leading music showcase. After distinguishing itself in the past by recruiting acts such as Wu-Tang, A Tribe Called Quest and Snoop Dogg to perform the albums that made them famous – notably from start to finish, in 2011 the festival continues its focus on headlining “classic” recordings, this year enlisting artists like Nas to perform his blockbuster debut, “Illmatic,” and Lauryn Hill to
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'The Muppets' New 'Green Album' Streaming Free Online

'The Muppets' New 'Green Album' Streaming Free Online
The Beatles had "The White Album," and now the Muppets have "The Green Album."

NPR premiered a first listen of the album today, available for free streaming online at their website. Loaded covers of the show's classic songs by popular musicians Weezer, Ok Go, The Fray, My Morning Jacket and Amy Lee, the album gives fans a taste of the musically-included film they're headed to see come November.

In other words, if you're a sucker for '80s nostalgia, this should be right up your alley.

As Kermit the Frog once told MTV, he was "hip-hop before hip-hop was hip," so it should come as no surprise that the upcoming "The Muppets" flick is loaded with A-list musical talent.

Kermit has always kept up-to-date with popular music, as he told MTV during an interview back in 2006. Back then he was listening to Cypress Hill, The Executioners and Green Day, but
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New ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Info Found in Casting Call

New ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Info Found in Casting Call
G.I. Joe: Retaliation, directed by Jon Chu, is seemingly getting bigger by the day, and I don't just mean The Rock's muscles. New actors - such as Joseph Mazzello [1] and Bruce Willis [2] - have been joining the cast and the film got a shiny new summer release date [3]. Now, the latest comes from io9 who found some casting calls from the film which reveal a bunch of characters names and specific details on what each is best at, known for and even a few scenes. If these things end up in the film, they would most definitely be considered spoilers. Proceed with caution. Thanks to io9 [4] for this info. Again, these should be considered spoilers if they're true. The article has write ups on the young Storm Shadow, some world leaders and Mouse, the character Mazzello is playing, so head there to read those. But here are the write
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Possible plot details for G.I. Joe: Retaliation?

Filming is about to get going on the Jon M. Chu-directed G.I. Joe: Retaliation in Louisiana, and io9 has an interesting scoop about what the film could be about. Be fore-warned, it’s long-winded and possibly filled with spoilers:

Several new Joes, including Walker, Brock and Robyn. Walker is the wise-cracker of the bunch, who’s always making jokes about other guys’ moms. Robyn is a gun-loving weapons expert, who talks lovingly about her latest ultra-high-tech rifle. (Which prompts Walker to say that he loves “girls with guns.”) Brock is from the ‘hood and he listens to a lot of Cypress Hill on his boombox while looking at pictures of his eight-year-old twin girls. (When he takes the picture out of a Ziploc bag, Walker hopes he’s bringing out some of his famous pistachio cheese balls.)

At one point, when Robyn, Brock and another Joe named Sam are on the run,
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Plot details revealed for ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

  • Nerdly
io9 have got their hands on a casting call or the forthcoming G.I. Joe sequel directed by John Chu, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The film stars the returning Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Byung Hun-lee as Storm Shadow. Along with franchise newcomers Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master, Ray Stevenson as Firefly and Joseph Mazello as Mouse.

**Beware This Synopsis/Casting Call Is Heavily Spoiler-filled**

Several new Joes, including Walker, Brock and Robyn. Walker is the wise-cracker of the bunch, who’s always making jokes about other guys’ moms. Robyn is a gun-loving weapons expert, who talks lovingly about her latest ultra-high-tech rifle. (Which prompts Walker to say that he loves “girls with guns.”) Brock is from the ‘hood and he listens to a lot of
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Casting Calls For 'G.I. Joe 2' Reveal the New Joes

If you loved G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, these past two years of sequel pre-production have been agony. The news has been so slow in coming that it just doesn't quite get its buzz on, even when Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tweets a photo of himself in Roadblock training. The biggest rush we've had is the rumor that Bruce Willis might sign on as the G.I. Joe, but for such a highly anticipated sequel, it's been all quiet on the Hasbro front. Well, I'm happy to say that thanks to the gang at io9, we have a peek into the new characters of G.I. Joe 2, and an idea of what they'll be facing now that Zartan is in the White House. (Spoiler: It's not good.) This is a casting call, so all information is subject to change, but this is bound to be pretty damn close to
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Plot Details of 'G.I. Joe 2' Unveil New Soldiers and Villain

Plot details of upcoming action film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" have allegedly been obtained by io9. According to the site, the script which is written by "Zombieland" scribe duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be strongly related to the original movie.

It was also reported that some new Joes named Walker, Brock and Robyn will be featured in the sequel. Walker is described as [Spoiler Alert!] the wisecracker of the gang who loves to joke about other guy's mother. Robyn is a female gun-loving weapons expert, who always talks about her latest ultra-high-tech rifle. Meanwhile, Brock is described as a sentimental guy who listens a lot of Cypress Hill on his boombox while looking at photos of his 8-year-old twin daughters.

Robyn, Brock and another Joe will reportedly be sent on duties to take refuge in Brock's old neighborhoos where they meet a tattooed stone-cold badass named Stacks. Stacks and Brocks are like brothers,
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GI Joe: Retaliation plot details (Spoilers)

Here are some spoiler filled plot details for GI Joe: Retaliation. The details come from a casting call that io9 got their hands on. Earlier we reported that Bruce Willis has joined the film. The sequel is being directed by John Chu and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura. If cast, Willis would join Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and RZA in the action film. Filming is slated to begin in New Orleans this month to meet the scheduled June 29, 2012 release date.

The details below are full of Spoilers so read at your own risk. Beware a lot of the details may be speculation so take this with a grain of salt:

Several new Joes, including Walker, Brock and Robyn. Walker is the wise-cracker of the bunch, who's always making jokes about other guys' moms. Robyn is a gun-loving weapons expert, who talks lovingly about her latest ultra-high-tech rifle.
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GI Joe: Retaliation Plot Details Revealed

Hot off the heels of the announcement that Bruce Willis will be joining the cast of Jon Chu's Gi Joe: Retaliation we have the following details from io9. Apparently all of this info comes from a recent casting call but some sounds like speculation to me. Anyway, here is what they say.. Several new Joes, including Walker, Brock and Robyn. Walker is the wise-cracker of the bunch, who's always making jokes about other guys' moms. Robyn is a gun-loving weapons expert, who talks lovingly about her latest ultra-high-tech rifle. (Which prompts Walker to say that he loves "girls with guns.") Brock is from the 'hood and he listens to a lot of Cypress Hill on his boombox while looking at pictures of his eight-year-old twin girls. (When he takes the picture out of a Ziploc bag, Walker hopes he's bringing out some of his famous pistachio cheese balls.) At one point,
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Lollapalooza Still Gaining Steam After 20 Years

Pete Wentz is excited for Black Cards' Lolla debut this weekend.

By Gil Kaufman

Black Cards' Bebe Rexha and Pete Wentz

Photo: Getty Images

Before 1991, when and if it was used, the term "lollapalooza" was merely a way to describe something that was really, really awesome. Then Jane's Addiction frontman and modern shaman Perry Farrell wrapped his spindly arms around the anachronistic term and molded it into the modern definition of an American music festival.

When the gates open Friday (August 5) on this year's edition of Lollapalooza, all the names and faces will be different from that first touring edition of the granddaddy of American festivals, but one thing will remain unchanged: the music.

Asked if he ever imagined Lolla would still be around 20 years down the line (the first touring edition ran from 1991 to 2003 before being reborn as a destination event in Chicago in 2005), co-founder and Lolla partner Marc Geiger said,
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Hasselhoff Kicks Off Gumball Rally

Hasselhoff Kicks Off Gumball Rally
Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff climbed back behind the wheel for the kick off of the famous Gumball 3000 Rally in London on Thursday.

The flag dropped in the British capital's Covent Garden and Hasselhoff was one of a number of famous faces taking part in the 3,000-mile (4,828 kilometre) race across Europe.

The line-up of 120 supercars and their drivers also included Eve, Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs, Boyzone singer Shane Lynch and the stars of Jackass.

The cars will be on the road for eight days travelling through cities such as Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain and Milan, Italy before crossing the finish line in Istanbul, Turkey on 1 June.
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