Wassup in Hollyhood

By RYCH McCAIN

BIRTHDAY:

Happy B-day wishes go out to actress Cherrelle Noyd, who celebrates her 20th this weekend! She is a member of Rych McCain’s Family of Artists!

MUSIC:

Natalie Cole will tour from May through October to support her album, Still Unforgettable, which won two Grammy’s and an NAACP Image Award for “Best Jazz Artist”.

Country Music crooner, Cooper Boone, will drop his debut full length album on August 4 on Green Rooster Records. Cooper also has a cooking show based on his own recipes called “Cowboy Kitchen”.

Two new Chamillionaire mixtapes are available now on Chamillionaire.com. They are ‘I Am Legend’, hosted by DJ Rapid Ric, and ‘Money, Power & Fame‘, by rapper, Famous. You can also download Chamillionaire’s ‘Me & My Girlfriend’ (Throwback Freestyle).

BOOKS:

Mayme H. Johnson, widow of the late, famed Harlem mob boss, Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson and author of the book on her and Bumpy’s life together titled Harlem Godfather, made her transition to our ancestors on Friday, May 1. She died of respiratory failure at the age of 94.

MAGAZINE:

Actress Sharon Leal was one of five female celebs to pose nude for a pictorial titled ‘The Naked Truth’ in the May 2009 issue of Allure magazine, which is now on the stands.

COMEDY:

Master political/social activist and genius comic, Dick Gregory, will perform as a special guest when Martin Lawrence presents “The 1st Amendment Stand-Up Comedy” that will tape live TV shows at the famed and historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. from May 7 to 9. Doug Williams will host with 35 of America’s hottest comics on the card.

MOVIES:

Frankenhood; Lionsgate Films and Anvil Studios; starring DeRay Davis, Jasper Redd, Bob Sapp, Charlie Murphy, Drew Sidora, J.B. Smoove, Hassan Johnson and Angell Conwell. Directed by Rashidi “Blaxwell Smart” Harper. Written by Dan Filie. Produced by Morgan Gendel and Jeremy Littman.

This one went straight to DVD but it is a fun-filled comedy with lots of laughs. It basically centers around a big man (Sapp) being brought back to life, Frankenstein style, by an eccentric morgue worker named Franklin (Murphy). Motown (Davis) and his side kick, Darius (Redd) recruit the monster as their 3rd man in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to win $25,000.

Seductive actresses Drew Sidora and Angell Conwell keep the female aspect of this movie sensuously sizzling. I will send a FREE DVD of Frankenhood to the first five people who e-mail me at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net. The DVD is in available in stores and at www.frankenhooddvd.com.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine; 20th Century Fox Pictures; starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.Am, Lynn Collins, Kevin Durand and Daniel Henney. Directed by Gavin Hood. Screenplay by David Benioff and Skip Woods. Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter and John Palermo.

This might be the best X-Men movie yet. It gives a pretty clear explanation of how Wolverine and his brother, Sabretooth, had their beginnings. Of course, the special effects are spectacular and the action is off the chain! Plus an $85 million, #1 weekend box office opening doesn’t hurt either.

Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net.

So da aiki

(Love and work)

Rych

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