Tuesday, June 28, 2005

"C'mon, what's 50 Cent's here, 50 Cent's there, really gonna do?"

50 Cent Donates G-Unity Scholarships To Former High School

Monday - June 13, 2005
by Carl Chery

50 Cent's G-Unity foundation has just donated 10 scholarships worth $31,000 to Queensborough Community College in Bayside, Queens, New York.

The scholarships will cover one year's tuition and a $300 book stipend. The Jamaica, Queens rapper attended Andrew Jackson High School in Cambria Heights in his native borough. The school is now called Campus Magnet High School. According to G-Unity consultant Nina Biggar, Fiddy dropped out, but later obtained his GED.

According to director of development Laura Kotkin, the scholarships will be awarded to Campus Magnet High School students and two students from Queens' Springfield Gardens High School and Hillcrest High School.

Since 50 wants the scholarships to go to "forgotten" students, applicants need only a minimum high school average of 70 or C to be eligible. Applicants must write a 500-word essay and submit two recommendations from teachers, guidance counselors or work supervisors. Applications must be turned in by June 24th and the winners will be announced July 15th.

"Stars emerge from all segments of a high school class, not just the top," 50 Cent said in a statement. "It is my goal to help some kids who haven't met their full potential yet."

With the scholarships, Queensborough becomes the first college G-Unity has worked with and the $31, 000 donation is among the three biggest grants the foundation has provided to date. Earlier this year, the foundation supported music education by donating $150,000 for the Boys Choir of Harlem and $100,000 to the Compton Unified School District in California. Biggar revealed that G-Unity intends on renewing the Queensborough scholarships if the applicants successfully complete their first year.

"I think he [50 Cent] really wants to give an opportunity to kids who've shown a lot of improvement but don't follow in the classic scholarship guidelines," stated Biggar. "It will give teachers a really good opportunity to watch out for the kids who have improved."

SOURCE - http://www.sohh.com/thewire/read.php?contentID=7192


Game and 50 Give $200K To Compton Schools

By Remmie Fresh

On April 7, the Game and 50 Cent presented a pair of checks totaling $200,000 to help the Compton Unified School District and its ailing arts and music program, which has been dormant for several years.

The pair made the donations through their respective companies, The Black Wall Street and The G-Unity Foundation. Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records were also party to the contribution, which was placed in the school district’s Education Foundation.

"This is what Black Wall Street is all about," said The Game in a statement. "Building an empowerment within our community. I’ve seen first hand what music can do so I’m hoping this can make a difference in people’s lives."

While they’ve had their differences, 50 and Game both concur that they are bent on giving back to the community.

"G-Unity’s goal is to lend a hand to the people who need it most. This donation is just the beginning of what we’re hoping to do," 50 Cent stated. G-Unity Foundation recently made a contribution to a charity in the name of the late Jam Master Jay.

The Compton Unified School District, its employees were reportedly ecstatic about receiving the money and were planning to rebuild its programs.

"This magnificent donation couldn’t have come at a better time. For the first time in many years, we can purchase musical instruments and provide music programs for our elementary school students," stated District Superintendent, Jesse Gonzales.

Last month, after ending heated rap beef, Game and 50 donated a total of $253,500 to the Boys Choir of Harlem.

SOURCE - http://www.tapekingz.com/news.htm


50 Cent Sues Video Production Company

Published: 2005-06-07

Rapper 50 Cent has sued three video production companies saying the companies used footage from an interview without honouring an agreement to make a charitable donation to his charity the G-Unity Foundation.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, agreed to do an interview with Czar Entertainment Inc. about 1980’s criminal Kelvin Martin who also went by the name 50 Cent. In return Czar Entertainment was to make the donation but failed to do so using the footage for a DVD called The Original 50 Cent: The True Story of the Legend Who Inspired the Biggest Name in Rap.

50 Cent wants a court order barring Czar Entertainment, Premo Pictures and Vision Plant Pictures from selling the DVD. The lawsuit also seeks damages and any profits from the DVD.

Writer: Trent McMartin

SOURCE - http://www.soulshine.ca/news/newsarticle.php?nid=2096



seems like a nice dood...


maybe it's all just a $500,000 publicity stunt...

who knows....

still it's good for the keeeds...

and he seems like a nice dood...

so you almost feel bad for him when...


Lindsay Lohan rejects 50 Cent

June 21, 2005, 12:20:49

Lindsay Lohan turned down a date with 50 Cent - because she has a crush on Eminem.

The sexy actress claims the rapper tried to get her number from her publicist after watching her in teen comedy 'Mean Girls'.

However, Lohan refused the star's romantic advances because she wants to hook-up with 50's mentor Eminem. She said: "50 called my agent for my number. I was freaking out! The first thing I thought was, 'Where's Eminem? I'm in love with him'".

The pretty star says 50 isn't the only hip-hop star lusting after her. Lohan, 19, claims both P-Diddy and music mogul Damon Dash have asked her out on dates.

She told America's New York Post newspaper: "Black guys love me, Damon Dash, P Diddy I don't know why".

SOURCE - http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/46522004.htm


then again...

he may have dodged a 10th bullet...


Liam Gallagher Wanted To Humiliate Robbie Williams

June 28, 2005, 6:39:30


OASIS singer LIAM GALLAGHER would have loved the chance to perform at the Live 8 concert in London next Saturday (02JUL05) - if only to reignite the band's row with singer ROBBIE WILLIAMS.

Oasis had to pass on Live 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF's offer to join the star-studded line-up at Hyde Park because they are already booked to perform in their hometown of Manchester on the same night.

But Gallagher is disappointed, because he would have loved to humiliate former TAKE THAT star Williams, who is performing at Live 8 and with whom Oasis have a long-term feud.

He says, "We'd have been there without a doubt.. I'd love to. Y'know why I'd love to do that gig? First of all, it's fucking awareness and all that stuff.

"I just love to go on and do four fucking songs and really fucking rip it up.. And walk off and fucking flick Robbie Williams in the eye and say: 'Follow that, you dick!'"

SOURCE - http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/66882004.htm



he sounds quite hostile...



MARY-KATE OLSEN was seen coming out of British rockers OASIS' dressing room in an inebriated state after attending their recent gig at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The TWO OF A KIND star, who found fame starring in TV shows with her twin sister ASHLEY OLSEN, was reportedly carried out of the room by her bodyguard and taken to recover in the VIP bathroom.

The actress' representative tells PAGESIX.COM, "Whatever the implication is, it's ridiculous. She was just hanging out with the band. Nothing went on whatsoever."

27/06/2005 05:30

SOURCE - http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/teen%20olsen%20parties%20with%20oasis


poor fiddy...


but you know what they say...

nice guys finish last...