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LIL WAYNE IS FREE BUT PROBATION IS A LOCK


Well we, the media, have been giving you play-by-play that Weezy was being released from NYC’s Rikers November 4th. That day came & the gates were lifted to let the mic master out.


You know he didn’t waste anytime getting back into the studio but if you think his legal drama is over, think again.


It seems that Lil Wayne’s lawyer in Arizona, James Tilson, says that Wayne was required to come to the Grand Canyon state to sign paperwork with the probation department stemming from a 2008 drug case.


Wayne had to go to AZ within 72 hours after being freed. Once there, he signed papers to start his 36-month probation term and have the probation transferred to his residence in Florida.


Weezy accepted a plea deal in his AZ drug case last June and was sentenced to three years of probation. Under the terms of his agreement, charges for narcotics possession, weapons misconduct and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.


BIRDMAN STILL WANTS SHYNE BUT DEPORTATION IS A B***H


Shyne is still not allowed to enter the U.S., and therefore he is messing with Birdman’s money. Birdman is trying to lock Shyne down to Cash Money Records, however, his hands are tied.


Baby…aka Birdman, has inked Bow Wow, Freeway and a Young Money venture with Cory Gunz, and now wants Shyne.


Shyne isn’t shy either, he says that he would prefer the New Orleans, Louisiana imprint to his Def Jam home, a deal the former Bad Boy Records rapper struck for a reported seven-figures earlier this year.


In the meantime, get ready cause Cash Money Records' next release is slated to be Lil Wayne's The Carter IV, which could be released as early as next month, unless some more sh** hits the fan.


NBC CANCELS BORIS KODJOE’S “UNDERCOVERS”


NBC’s spy drama “Undercovers” and its star Boris Kodjoe. just got the boot. This business is brutal and now it’s onto the next one.


NBC announced that it will not pick up additional episodes beyond the original 13-episode order.


The Warner Bros TV-produced show is currently filming Episode 12.


The series will stay on for the next 2 weeks and will air its last original (for now) on December 1, reports Deadline. It was already set for preemption on Nov. 24 when NBC is airing a DreamWorks Animation holiday special. The fate of the remaining original “Undercovers” episodes is unclear.


This is the second new NBC series to get canceled, along with legal drama “Outlaw.” The rest of NBC’s freshman class all received back-nine orders two weeks ago. At the time, “Undercovers” got a pickup for four additional scripts.


ARETHA FRANKLIN CANCELS ALL THROUGH MAY 2011


Aretha Franklin has canceled all concert dates and personal appearances through May due to doctor’s orders. Aretha had just been released from a Detroit hospital following a brief stay.


Her publicist won’t reveal the exact nature of 68-year-old Franklin’s ailment however; I don’t think anyone on this planet is surprised that Aretha has to sit it down for a minute.


Hopefully they will pad lock the kitchen, open up the gym & get her on the healthy track for real.


Maybe she is having gastric bypass or something but that remains to be seen. Probably on one of Oprah’s new shows next year.


It’s been hit after hit for Aretha. Her adult son, Eddie, was beaten by three men at a Detroit gas station in September, and a month earlier; she broke her ribs in a fall, causing her to miss two free concerts in New York.


One of the shows now being canceled is a Christmas concert scheduled for Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Dec. 9. Theater operator Olympia Entertainment said the show was being called off “due to medical reasons.” Get your money back people & send prayers to the Queen of Soul.


NEWS BLAST


***Katherine and Joe Jackson recently did a sit down with Oprah Winfrey that aired this week. Katherine is set to reveal that she does not get any money from the Jackson estate. She tells Oprah she gets money from Janet.



Mom Katherine has custody of Michael’s three kids. Mom Katherine and Joe Jackson are planning a concert under The Jackson Family Foundation to raise funds to pay off Michael’s debts.


For the record, Michael’s debts are being paid off by the Jackson Estate, and Mom Katherine gets an allowance every month to take of the kids and live comfortably.


Randy and Rebbie Jackson have distanced themselves from this project saying they’ll have nothing to do with this. At this point, it’s all about the money, and the money issues are tearing the family apart.


Rebbie’s 24-year old son, Austin Brown, is set to release his new CD, which is being produced by Rodney Jerkins. Check your local Oprah listings & set the DVR/Tivo.


***Tyler Perry’s newest project will involve The Rock, a.k.a. Actor Dwayne Johnson. In the movie, Take My Wife, Perry plays a divorced man who doesn’t want to pay alimony to his ex-wife so he goes about finding her a new husband. When he finds the perfect suitor for his ex, he realizes he still loves his wife and wants her back.


***Oprah news, she has signed on to do a movie with Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock. During the month of November, Oprah’s guests will include President George Bush, promoting his new book Decision Points, on November 9th and Barbara Streisand on the 16th.


***Former Olympic darling Marion Jones has released a book about her life and stay in prison. In the book, “On The Right Track”, Jones says she wishes she had never lied about her steroid use. Jones lost everything: her medals, her home and her reputation. Jones, 35, says at one point she was put in solitary confinement for fighting a female inmate. She says she feared for her life. Jones was in a federal prison for six months. She’ll be featured in an upcoming installment of ESPN’s documentary series 30 For 30. She is the mother of three kids, and she was recently a member of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock.


***Allen Iverson is headed to Turkey to continue his basketball career. Iverson has signed a two-year deal worth $4 million. Iverson, 35, could not secure a deal with the NBA.


***2011 Celebrity Apprentice new cast list will include, NeNe Leakes from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Star Jones formerly of The View and Weird Al Yankovic and Tom Cruises wife, Katie Holmes. Kathy Griffin will be joining the team and word is, Lewis Black (The Daily Show), is also supposedly going to shape up for the challenge. Being courted are said to be Mary J. Blige & Jennifer Lopez.

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