Nicki Minaj is looking to score big for her next music video. The Young Money diva is looking to recruit Madonna, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Ciara, Keri Hilson and the Kardashian sisters to star in her upcoming video for, "Girls Fall Like Dominoes." Nicki name drops the divas on the J.R. Rotem-produced song and says she was inspired by Cyndi Lauper's 1984 clip "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for the song's video. "When I saw Cyndi Lauper's videos as a kid I wanted to jump into the TV and run down the street with her and shout, 'girls just wanna have fun,'" said Nicki. "In my head I've always wanted to be that crazy person. She's one of the people who inspired me."
She also mentions M.I.A., Beyoncé, Grace Jones, Monique, Angelina Jolie and Kristin Cavallari and fashion designer Donatella Versace but no word on whether or not she'll recruit them for a cameo. "There's every chance the big names will oblige," said a source for The Sun. "Everyone loves Nicki. It's already causing a stir in various camps."
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NERF footballs are awesome. You can toss 'em with the slightest of force and they'll fly in a perfect spiral to their receiver. But just how well are they spiraling through the air? To find out, a group guys stuffed a 9-axis motion sensing pack and a Bluetooth receiver into a NERF football, and developed an Android app to find out.
The resulting setup, show in the above video, is cable of tracking and reporting all relevant information like throw release speed, time in flight, RPM of the spiral, and spiral wobble. The info is represented in a number of graphs and charts. So you could, in essence, figure out how to perfect your spiral and overall throw.
There's no word on whether or not this app and the in-football tech will be available for purchase, but doesn't taking a NERF football so seriously kind of sap some of the awesomeness out of it?
Today marks 27 years since the untimely death of Marvin Gaye in Los Angeles. Surprisingly, we have yet to see a biopic for the R&B legend who was shot by his own father. [Read More]
According to Erick Tseng, Facebook's head of mobile, a large majority of its 250 million monthly users access the network through its mobile site. Makes sense, right? To ensure that those visitors have the best possible experience, the company has launched a completely new mobile site: m.facebook.com.
Set to replace the current mobile site as well as the separate outdated mobile site for touchscreen phones, touch.facebook.com, the new site will look and operate better on every device. It'll also be much cleaner, and its code will continue to be modified in the coming months.
Tseng also said Facebook will put priority on its mobile website over the development of native phone apps.
[via All Things D]
Last night, Kid Cudi made a surprising announcement on his Tumblr page and announced that he no longer be smokes weed. Some people speculated that it may have been a prank, but Cudder insists otherwise. Check out his statement after the jump. [Read More]
Friday, 01 April 2011 17:33 Written by Sean
F. Gary Gray, director of the upcoming Kane and Lynch video game-to-film adaptation, wants to bring Frank Matthews' street-lit novel Respect The Jux to the small screen. The NYC-based writer's self-published tale of Cat, an ambitious Jamaican mastermind of a New York robbery ring, is reportedly based on true events that he experienced "within two degrees of separation." (The novel was later picked up by publishing house Simon and Schuster.)
According to a recent XXL interview with Matthews, he and Gray, who acquired the rights the the novel last year, are pitching the project to the cable networks Showtime, Starz, and HBO. They plan to turn it into a television series, then a major motion picture directed by Gray.
Now if only we could spring Avon Barksdale from the bing to get The Wire into theaters, then the hood could say it's made a come-up.
Friday, 01 April 2011 17:28 Written by Sean
After EA scrapped the release of NBA Elite 11 last year, everyone wondered what they were going to do to put an end to the NBA 2K franchise's continued dominance. Well, now we have the answer: they're just gonna bring that sonofabitch down from the inside. Minutes ago, we received a statement from EA claiming that they've bought the 2K Sports division of Take-Two Interactive, and are rebooting the franchise as—are you ready for this?—a family-friendly minigames collection. [Read & See More]
Friday, 01 April 2011 17:24 Written by Sean
This time the guys are back with adventures in Bangkok for The Hangover 2: The Case Of The Missing Teen Brother. From the looks of the trailer it's probably safe to assume that this flick is going to be just as awesome and over-the-top, if not better than the first one.
The Hangover 2 drops Memorial Day Weekend.
After a near 30-year absence, Converse announces the return of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star. The iconic canvas hightop, often imitated but never duplicated, returns in it original form, complete with the iconic star ankle patch and the iconic All Star outsole pattern on the iconic Vulcanized sole. [Read More]
He doesn't have a vote. But if he did, we know who Bill Laimbeer wouldn't be voting for for MVP this season: Derrick Rose. During an interview on ESPN 1000 yesterday, Laimbeer refused to compare Rose to former Bull Michael Jordan.
"I wouldn't compare them because I don't really care about either of them," the former Piston said. And he didn't stop there, pausing before throwing some more darts in Rose's general direction. "Derrick Rose has a lot to learn also as far as getting his teammates more involved," he said. "He takes the ball a lot himself these days." Hittin' that Haterade hard these days or what, son? [via ESPN]