Despite the incredibly poor box-office showing of STREETFIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI, it was a positive experience for rapper TABOO. The BLACK EYED PEAS musician got a chance to show off his martial arts skills and that’s fine with him.

We spoke with TABOO last week and he talked about his history in martial arts. Clippage below:

STREETFIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI is in theaters now (but probably not for long…jus’ sayin’)

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On this day in 1984, Embassy Pictures released THIS IS SPINAL TAP, arguably the best mocumentary ever made. Directed by ROB REINER, the film chronicled the life and times of the ‘world’s loudest band’ and featured HARRY SHEARER, MICHAEL McKEAN, CHRISTOPHER GUEST, TONY HENDRA, ED BEGLEY JR. and BRUNO KIRBY. An absolute classic!

 

 


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On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother’s maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books–including some for adults–that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Hooterville.Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the school’s humor magazine, and studied at Oxford University. There he met Helen Palmer, his first wife and the person who encouraged him to become a professional illustrator. Back in America, Geisel worked as a cartoonist for a variety of magazines and in advertising.
The first children’s book that Geisel wrote and illustrated, “And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” was rejected by over two dozen publishers before making it into print in 1937. Geisel’s first bestseller, “The Cat in the Hat,” was published in 1957. The story of a mischievous cat in a tall striped hat came about after his publisher asked him to produce a book using 220 new-reader vocabulary words that could serve as an entertaining alternative to the school reading primers children found boring.
Other Dr. Seuss classics include “Yertle the Turtle,” “If I Ran the Circus,” “Fox in Socks” and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”
Some Dr. Seuss books tackled serious themes. “The Butter Battle Book” (1984) was about the arms buildup and nuclear war threat during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. “Lorax” (1971) dealt with the environment.

Many Dr. Seuss books have been adapted for television and film, including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “Horton Hears a Who!” In 1990, Geisel published a book for adults titled “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” that became a hugely popular graduation gift for high school and college students.

Geisel, who lived and worked in an old observatory in La Jolla, California, known as “The Tower,” died September 24, 1991, at age 87.

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit model BROOKLYN DECKER (along with other SI models) makes a cameo on tonights episode of NBCs CHUCK. Show star ZACHARY LEVI talks about having a bevy of beauties on the episode and he has only kind words to say for DECKER (shes dating ANDY RODDICK).

 


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During the first part his career, KIEFER SUTHERLAND was mainly a movie actor having starred in such flicks as Young Guns, The Cowboy Way, Flatliners, and A Few Good Men.  Thus, one could assume that doing a TV series might be considered a creative step down but that’s definitely not the case. SUTHERLAND explains why he finds 24 a constantly challenging experience.

Catch a new 2 hour 24 tonight on FOX  (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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On this day in 1969, 20th Century Fox released the big screen adaptation of JAY PRESSON ALLEN’S popular play, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE. Directed by  RONALD NEAME and starring MAGGIE SMITH, ROBERT STEPHENS and PAMELA FRANKLIN this story of an eccentric school teacher at a private girls’ school circa 1930 is a mainstay in the ‘popular schoolteacher’ genre.

MAGGIE SMITH picked up a Best Actress Oscar for her performance and poet ROD McKUNE’s song JEAN was nominated for Best Song.

 


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1. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (Lionsgate)
   $16.5 million | 2,052 | $64.9 million | 2

2. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (Buena Vista)
   $12.7 million | 1,271 | $12.7 million | 1

3. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
   $12.2 million | 2,943 | $115.1 million | 16

4. Taken (Fox)
   $10.0 million | 3,089 | $107.9 million | 5

5. He’s Just Not That Into You (Warner Bros. (New Line))
   $5.9 million | 2,858 | $78.5 million | 4

VIA: BOX OFFICE MOJO.com


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Tyler Perry can soon add yet another feat to his list of accomplishments: island owner!When the

movie mogul

turns the big 4-0 this September, he plans to join the ranks of David Copperfield and Mel Gibson with the purchase of the ultimate getaway.

“I’m a loner by nature, so when I’m out there on these islands, I just feel like the only person in the world,” says Perry, whose latest film, Madea Goes to Jail, grossed a whopping $41 million its opening weekend.

After recently spending a week vacationing on a private island in the Great Exumas in the Bahamas, he admits it’s not all relaxation: “Renting an island is the best place for me to work uninterrupted.”

 

 

 

 


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Paul Harvey, a radio legend, has died at the age of 90.

Harvey, who was born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., was married to the late Lynne Cooper of St. Louis. They had one son, Paul Jr.

He began his radio career in 1933 in Tulsa, while he was still in high school, his Web site said.

Paul Harvey News consisted of more than 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces Network stations that broadcast around the world and 300 newspapers, his biography reported.

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On her way to winning an Oscar, Penelope Cruz had a very interesting journey – the first decade of her career, she spent working on movies in her homeland of Spain.  And even after she’d become a star there, people told her she’d never make it in Hollywood. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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