Xhibit P: THE POP-UP: 2011-13-09

THE POP-UP: 2011-13-09

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Hollywood moves fast, so we keep the pace for you. “The Pop Up” brings you the latest news happening in pop culture, to keep you up to speed in your daily conversations. We weed out the wackness, and deliver quality links that will make you the go-to person for the inside scoop.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of rap legend 2-Pac. Recently, hip-hop group and friends of Tupac The Outlawzdeclared they they actually smoked some of his ashes in a blunt, as it was a ‘request’ made by Tupac Amaru Shakur in the song “Black Jesus”: ’Last wishes, n—-s smoke my ashes.’ Outlawz member E.D.I. said “that was a request that he had. Now, how serious he was about it? We took it serious.” Check the video here for further details. Well, if you can’t remember him with a blunt, check out2pac.com, the official site of the Shakur Estate. From September 13 – 18, the site will be featuring articles about the rapper’s work, a vid about his life and music.
In case you missed it, Leila Lopes of Angola was crowned Ms. Universe 2011! The 25-year-old beauty beat out 88 other competitors for the coveted crown in the wold’s largest beauty pageant. Audience members in Sao Paulo, Brazil all remarked that she deserved win, despite beating their country’s representative and that she had them when she spoke in their common language of Portuguese, answered her questions with the best possible answers and dazzled them with her smile. Leila is the fourth African winner of the Ms. Universe pageant.
In an ironic twist in fashion week, designer John Galliano was found guilty of his anti-Semitic rants in Paris and has been given suspended fines of 6,000 euros ($8,400). The remarks came about two separate incidents occurring in February of this year and October of 2010. The designer, who was prompted fired by Dior for his arrest on the matter, is adamant that he is not racist and that the remarks were the result of both his alcohol and drug dependency due to his ‘stressful job.’

Xhibit P: THE POP UP: 2011-01-09

THE POP UP: 2011-01-09

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Hollywood moves fast, so we keep the pace for you. “The Pop Up” brings you the latest news happening in pop culture, to keep you up to speed in your daily conversations. We weed out the wackness, and deliver quality links that will make you the go-to person for the inside scoop.
WRITTEN BY AFIYA AUGUSTINE
In recent news, Mother Monster Lady Gaga has pledged her allegiance to MACcosmetics for another year as a spokesperson for the M.A.C AIDs Fund.The fund’s mission is to serve all those who are affected by HIV and AIDs regardless of race, age or gender. Its international goals include raising awareness, providing preventative care as well research in hopes of someday fighting the disease. Lady Gaga has taken the post as the leading lady for next year’s campaign. With her grandiose image and interest in the fund, hopefully sales will come pouring in for the VIVA GLAM collection. All proceeds of sales of VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass will go to the MAC AIDs Fund. Find out how you can give atwww.macaidsfund.org
Do you remember famed ‘90’s super hero “Captain Planet?” Well, last month it was announced that Cartoon Network and ‘Transformers’ producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford have plans on transforming our famed ‘eco-friendly’  cartoon hero into a live-action movie.  It seems, however, that FunnyOrDie has their own take on what a live-action Captain Planet should be like with this hilarious skit featuring Oscar nominee Don Cheadle as ‘green’ crusader. The video went viral yesterday as the world was introduced to a grittier and over-powered lean, mean, cleaning machine.
Click the link to see this off-the-wall video yourself:http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/60wj
If you’re a Dancing with the Stars fan, then you know that as of this week the show has unveiled its line-up including former talk-show host Ricki Lake, reality star Rob Kardashian and actor David Arquette.
While we all thought thi s would be a mediocre season with the list of less-than-thrilling ‘celebs,’ one member has thrown many families for a loop- Chaz Bono. If you can recall Chaz Bono, only child of Cher and Sonny Bono was born genetically female and had a sex-change operation to become male. Many families are in uproar over the show’s decision to have a member of the LGBT community star in a “family-oriented” show. While Chaz’s cast mates and celeb mom Cher tweet their support, the public is spewing tons of hate, some going so far as to calling it an “abomination.” Looks like the show just make have a little spice to it this season after all…
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Xhibit P: The Xhibit P Pop UP!!

The Pop Up: 2011-12-08

WRITTEN BY AFIYA AUGUSTINE

Hollywood moves fast, so we keep the pace for you. “The Pop Up” brings you the latest news happening in pop culture, to keep you up to speed in your daily conversations. We weed out the wackness, and deliver quality links that will make you the go-to person for the inside scoop.
It can be said that Bob Marley’s music was an influential force that allowed the people of South Africa to deal with apartheid and bring it to its knees. Now, Bob Marley’s music is once again bringing the people of Africa some ease in the continent’s hour of need. Using a line from Marley’s song “High Tide of Low Tide,” a new social media campaign called “I’m Gonna Be Your Friend,” kicked off Tuesday, has celebrities like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Britney Spears urging fans to help alleviate the widespread famine going on in East Africa. As it stands twelve million people have been affected by the hunger crisis, Somalia getting the worst of the sting.

Through promoting a short film on the crisis in East Africa by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald (Last King in Scotland) set to “High Tide or Low Tide” on twitter and facebook pages, celebs are hoping that fans will watch the video and donate money with proceeds going to the Save the Children foundation in an effort to provide food, water and medicine. The video is also on sale with
proceeds going towards the foundation as well.

“Not one child should be denied food nor water. Not one child should suffer,” said Rita Marley, Bob Marley’s wife. “Along with Save the Children, we must stand up together as friends to put a stop to this, to feed our children and to save their lives,”

In other news, High School Musical director Kenny Ortega has announced that he will direct a re-make to the 1987 cult-classic Dirty Dancing. The original film featured the fancy footwork (choreographed by Ortega himself) performed by the late Patrick Swayze and Dancing with the Stars
winner Jennifer Grey and contained the infamous line –“No one puts Baby in a corner.” The film made both actors unforgettable and songs like “She’s like the Wind,” “I Had the Time of My Life,” and “Hungry Eyes,” the most recognizable tunes throughout the years. While many fear the re-make will not live up to the legacy the original has created, Grey tweeted yesterday that she supported the re-make: “I love @Kennyortega and trust that he will do something special #DirtyDancingRemake.” Fans are skeptical about the re-make and are holding their breath to see who will fill those great big dancing shoes.

Funny man and 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin has announced that he would like to run for the NYC Mayoral seat , but after 2013 when he “learns more about the job.” Currently he resides in LI, but intends on living permanently in the city before running.

And in case you haven’t heard, thanks to persistent internet demands, Nickelodeon has brought back all its hit ‘90s shows for their now post-college audience every night at 12 midnight on Teen Nick. That’s right, favorite shows including “All That,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Clarissa Explains it All,” and “Doug” will show on the station until 4 a.m. with the opportunity to expand and include more shows depending on viewer suggestions.