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Diddy Wins Oscar

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Diddy at Oscars

 Last night the Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles, California as Oscars were given to actors, producers, directors, and others involved in the creation of the Academy’s chosen films of the year. Taking home best documentary was the film “Undefeated,” executive produced by Diddy, about a high school football team from Memphis, Tennesee that undergoes the struggles of life in a rough Memphis area.

The film marks the first time an African American director has won an Academy Award.

Overcome with excitement director T.J. Martin accepted the award accidentally dropping the word, “f**king” in his acceptance speech, a feat that was not a first for Academy Award show speeches.

Directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the film follows a volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, as he resurrects as a high school team and its players after continually putting together losing seasons.

Miraculously in the film, the Manassas Tigers of North Memphis, who had never won a playoff game in their 110-year history, win a playoff game and learn a great deal about life at the same time.

“Congrats to Oscar Winning FilmMakers @dan_lindsay @TJMckayMartin !!! And Coach Bill Courtney!! #Undefeated LET’S GOOOO!!!” Diddy exclaimed via Twitter. “And special Congrats to @TJMckayMartin-Hes the 1st African American director to win an Academy Award!!! #UNDEFEATED !!!! RT!!!”

Also at the Oscars, viewers heard singer/producer Pharrell Williams and popular drummer Sheila E play to the award show audience in and out of commercials

Pharrell also worked with famed composer Hans Zimmer on several of the songs during the Academy awards according to an interview with MTV over the last week.

“You know, Hans called me and he said that [Oscars Producer] Brian Grazer had asked him to come on as a consultant and effectively score the music or whatever,” Pharrell explained to MTV News. “And Hans was like, ‘I can’t do that. … I’d do that if like I had, like, Pharrell.’ [Grazer's] like, ‘OK, get Pharrell on the phone.’ That’s the story he told me. I got the call from Hans and he told them he wanted to do it with me, and so I pleasantly accepted and we’ve just been working ever since.”

A complete list of the Oscar winners is below:

Best cinematography – Robert Richardson, Hugo

Best art direction – Hugo

Best costume design – The Artist

Best make up -The Iron Lady

Best foreign language film – A Separation

Best actress in a supporting role – Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best film editing – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best sound editing – Hugo

Best sound mixing – Hugo

Best documentary feature – Undefeated

Best animated film – Rango

Best visual effects – Hugo

Best actor in a supporting role -Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best original score – Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best song – Man or Muppet, The Muppets

Best adapted screenplay – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best original screenplay – Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best live action short – The Shore

Best documentary short – Saving Face

Best animated short – The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

Best director – Michel Hazavanicius, The Artist

Best actor in a leading role – Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best actress in a leading role – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best picture – The Artist

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Weezy's Pumped up kicks...

Lil Wayne To Release His First Signature Shoe Line

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Lil Wayne plans to put out his first line of kicks, though he didn't reveal which company will release them.

Lil Wayne has revealed that he plans to release his first signature shoe line.

Speaking with VIBE.com, Weezy remained relatively mum on the details, but said that the shoes will not be released on his Trukfit fashion shingle. Instead, he plans to partner with a major brand, though he wouldn’t reveal which one.

“I do have a shoe coming out soon but it won’t be Trukfit,” he said. “I have [a] shoe with a well-known company. I just don’t want to say yet because I haven’t dotted the line yet. But it’s done.”

He responded to speculation that the line could be coming out on Supra, but would not confirm. “Nah, it’s not a Nike or Reebok, I can tell you that much,” said Wayne, addressing a possible Supra collaboration. “Uh-oh. Watch out.”


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NBA ALL STAR SATURDAY... Highlights from 3 point shoot out and Slam Dunk Competi

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Wiz drops new mixtape Spring 2012

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa eyes a spring release for his upcoming mixtape.

Wiz Khalifa has announced the release date for his upcoming mixtape Taylor Allderdice.

Breaking the news via Twitter, the Taylor Gang leader revealed that his latest offering will arrive on March 13th. The Rostrum Records recording artist first announced the mixtape, named after his high school, in November 2011. 

The mixtape news precedes Wiz's upcoming sophomore album O.N.I.F.C., which stands for "Only Nigga In First Class." Of the LP, he said, "Me, I come from we made everything on our own. It’s a process of just recreating what we already know how to do and just taking it to the next level, and I’m having a great time. I’m getting great new fans and doing new things.”

Taylor Allderdice Drops... March 13th TGOD
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Jim Jones far from ballin outside casino with police


Maced and Arrested by PoliceAfter Casino Brawl

Jim Jones was arrested last night in Connecticut.
Jim Jones was involved in a CRAZY brawl last night in Connecticut which resulted in him getting arrested, but not before it took five cops and a little bit of mace to subdue him ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ has obtained insane video (see above) of the fight going down inside the casino after a party hosted by Diddy at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. 

Our sources say a guy, who seemed intoxicated, came up to Jones and started talking smack to him, which Jones tried to ignore.

According to our sources, the guy then started getting physical and throwing punches and Jones fought back in self defense. Then the guy's friends jumped in ... then Jim's people jumped in ... and IT WAS ON!!!

We're told Jones had no idea who the guy was or what triggered his beef with Jones. 

Sources close to Jones say he was arrested and it took the aforementioned cops and mace to bring him in. We're told he has since bonded out and is headed back home soon. 

Jones had no comment. The hotel had no comment as well, and referred us to theConnecticut State Police ... who said Jones was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace.

Jim Jones was maced.


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