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Archive for November, 2009

Gucci Mane looks forward to life after year in jail

Rapper Gucci Mane, known around the Fulton County courthouse as Radric Davis, will be spending some time in the slammer. After pleading guilty to assault in 2005, he was sentenced earlier this month to a year in the clink for a probation violation – failing to fulfill his court-ordered community service. As the AJC reported, he was arrested last week in Atlanta.

In a curious bit of timing his new CD, “The State vs Radric Davis,” comes out Dec. 8. The album, put out byAsylum/Warner Bros. Records, features Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson and Usher.

“I have accepted full responsibility for my actions and I am ready to deal with what is in front of me right now,” Mane said in a statement. “Thankfully, my label is still moving forward with my album release so I will have plenty to look forward to when I get out. I am remaining positive and want my fans to know that I am grateful for their loyalty and continued support. I will get through this.”

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Sexiest Man Alive?

Who is the sexiest man alive?

  • Mark ‘McSteamy’ Sloan (‘Grey’s Anatomy’)
  • Idris Elba (‘Daddy’s Little Girls’, ‘The Office’)
  • Gerard Butler (‘Law Abiding Citzen’, ‘300’)
  • David Beckham (L.A. Galaxy soccer player)
  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (‘Game Plan’, ex-wrestler)
  • Tyson Beckford (model/actor)
  • Other

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sloanJohnny Depp was named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine for the second time (he also won in 2003).

We know how dubious these honors can be, but it does give us an excuse to have a little fun.

As for Depp, we appreciate the actor’s laid-back sex appeal and brooding aura, but we’re left wondering should someone else top this list?

We can think of many, many, men who might qualify .. whew!

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And yes, we know that there are several who should/could be on People’s list − and ours.

So take our poll and tell us what you think.

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Aaron Carter owes $1 million in back taxes

“Dancing with the Stars” contestant Aaron Carter owes the U.S. government more than $1 million in back taxes, according to documents obtained by EOnline.

The pop singer, and younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, reportedly has a bill dating back to 2003.

He was voted off “Dancing” last week, just shy of the semi-finals, and was visibly crushed. (Find out who made it to the finals show on Rodney Ho’s Radio/TV blog.)

We’re thinking owing Uncle Sam a milly is more heart-breaking.

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 18

Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 70. Actress Linda Evans is 67. Actress Susan Sullivan is 67. Country singer Jacky Ward is 63. Actor Jameson Parker is 62. Actress-singer Andrea Marcovicci is 61. Singer Graham Parker is 59. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 56. Actor Oscar Nunez (”The Office”) is 51. Singer Kim Wilde is 49. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 49. Guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica is 47. Singer Tim DeLaughter of Polyphonic Spree (and Tripping Daisy) is 44. Actor Owen Wilson (”The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Zoolander”) is 41. Singer Duncan Sheik is 40. Actor Mike Epps is 39. Actress Peta Wilson (”La Femme Nikita”) is 39. Actress Chloe Sevigny (”Boys Don’t Cry”) is 35. Rapper Fabolous is 30. Rapper Mike Jones is 29. Actor Nathan Cress (”iCarly”) is 17.

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John Mayer, Taylor Swift team up on new CD

John Mayer says working with Taylor Hicks wasn’t just a gimmick.

With his new CD “Battle Studies” out this week, the former Atlantan said that he needed a “Stevie Nicks” to pair with his “Tom Petty” kind of mood because he had written a song that was melodic and to the point.

Of course now that Taylor has been crowned the Princess of country, complete with her history-making CMA for Entertainer of the Year, everyone in the music biz will want a piece of her.

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CD releases: Nov. 17 includes Norah Jones, John Mayer, 50 Cent

(AP)

Now that we’re wrapping up 2009, several heavy-hitters will drop new music. Thanksgiving week will be especially busy because a lot of artists are releasing albums so check back with the AJC next Monday to get the latest info on new CDs.

CD releases for today include:

Kris Allen, “Kris Allen”

The Season 8 winner of “American Idol” releases his first CD. “Idol” blogger Rodney Ho says it “remains true to what we think about Kris — dollops of Jason Mraz and John Mayer with more soul. The 13 tunes are a mix of mostly mid-tempo rock songs with ballads.”

Boyz II Men, “Love”

This is their second project produced by “Idol” judge Randy Jackson, and the second CD of covers. The R&B quartet-turned-trio rarely goes wrong with love song so this is probably their new formula. Check out CNN’s interview with the group (actually it was just Wanya and Nathan, because Shawn was sick with H1N1).

Casting Crowns, “Until the Whole World Hears”

This homegrown Christian-rock group has its fourth …

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 17

Guitarist Gerry McGee of The Ventures is 72. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 71. Movie director Martin Scorsese is 67. Actress Lauren Hutton is 66. “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels is 65. Actor-director Danny DeVito is 65. Actor Stephen Root (”King of the Hill,” “NewsRadio”) is 58. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 51. Actor William Moses is 50. Entertainer RuPaul is 49. Actor Dylan Walsh (”Nip/Tuck,” “Brooklyn Bridge”) is 46. Actress-model Daisy Fuentes is 43. Actress Sophie Marceau (”Braveheart”) is 43. Singer Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe is 42. Keyboardist Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler is 42. Actress Leslie Bibb (”ER,” “Popular”) is 36. Actor Brandon Call (”Step By Step”) is 33. Country singer Aaron Lines is 32. Actress Rachel McAdams (”Wedding Crashers”) is 31. Guitarist Isaac Hanson of Hanson is 29. Actor Justin Cooper (”Liar, Liar”) is 21. Actress Raquel Castro (”Jersey Girl”) is …

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‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ gets bumped

Jon & Kate Plus 8” continues its downward spiral in TV land. TLC has reportedly bumped the reality series, which has halted production, with another show. You can now watch the fondant fuss of “Cake Boss” at 9 p.m. Mondays.

Meanwhile, Jon Gosselin, who recently counter-sued TLC for damaging his reputation (sure, it was all the network’s fault), has jetsetted to Hawaii.

Guess you gotta get away when you’re in the middle of a nasty divorce as he is with estranged wife Kate Gosselin.

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 16

Actor Steve Railsback is 64. Actor David Leisure (”Empty Nest”) is 59. Actress Marg Helgenberger (”CSI”) is 51. Drummer Mani (Stone Roses) is 47. Country singer-guitarist Keith Burns of Trick Pony is 46. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 45. Guitarist Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver is 43. Actress Lisa Bonet is 42. Actress Tammy Lauren (”Wanda at Large,” “Martial Law”) is 41. Singer Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd is 40. Actress Martha Plimpton is 39. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 32. Singer Trevor Penick (O-Town) is 30. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey (”Heroes,” “My Wife and Kids”) is 14.

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‘Heroes’ star heads to Harvard Med

“Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere is jumping behind the camera for “Harvard Medical School.”

She will reportedly be co-executive producer of the CW show “HMS.” The drama, which follows the lives of med students, is suppose to be “Grey’s Anatomy” for the college set.

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