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Hollywood Shuffle: The Top 5’s of 2007

Welcome to the first official Hollywood Shuffle column discussing all things movies, television, celebrity and just plain Hollywood. To kick things off, we bring you an in-depth look at the year’s rising trend and popularity of Hip-Hop in Hollywood, followed by our “Short List” of the Top 5’s of 2007! Lists are in no particular order.1. The… Read more »

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Movie Review: The Great Debaters

    In 1935, Wiley College, a small Black college in Marshall, Texas defeated defending national champions University of Southern California in a debate. In terms of Black History, this story ofAfrican-Americans breaking the color barrier in competitive debate is a small victory. Many civil rights milestones, which need not be named, have shadowed this… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 17: Picks

Saturday Night Special:   12-29-07, 8:15 pm, CBS, NBC, NFL Network   Game of the Week, Pt. 1 New England Patriots (15-0) vs. NY Giants (10-5) Location: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ   *Spoiler Alert* Since all of the media outlets are making a big deal about tonight’s game, I decided to write a whole… Read more »

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Bone Crusher: Battle Tested

    When one hears the term “war hero,” many historic names come to mind – from King Leonidas of the mighty 300 to “Stormin’ Norman” Swartzkopf to… Bone Crusher? That’s right, you read correctly, because this February, Bone Crusher’s fitness DVD Battle of the Bulge will invade a store near you.    The video… Read more »

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SouthPole and Lot 29: Ahead Of The Class

    Despite changing times and trends, SouthPole has sustained their position as one of the best selling brands in the urban apparel industry against their luxury driven competitors. After a successful 10-year run, SouthPole launched Lot 29 in 2001 – the brand best known for flashy design prints with cartoon characters like Wile E. Coyote and Sylvester The… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 16 Picks

Grand Opening:   It’s been hard to pick one thing to talk about this week.  So I figured with Christmas being next Tuesday, I would share with you my Christmas list.  Hopefully, I’ve been a good boy this year and Santa fills up my stockings with goodies.   1)      The NFL finds a way for at… Read more »

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Sneak(er) Peek: Zoom Kobe III

  The greatest basketball player this side of Michael Jordan will be unveiling his new sneakers this Saturday, December 22 in Harlem. Kobe Bryant will be on hand to reveal the new Zoom Kobe III at the House of Hoops on 125th Street. While Bryant’s new kicks won’t officially hit the market until February 8,… Read more »

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Game Review: Battalion Wars 2

    Game: Battalion Wars 2 Released: 2007 Platform: Wii exclusive Rating: 4.1 out of 5Battalion Wars 2 Buy new: $49.99 / Used from: $39.00   Battalion Wars 2 (BWii) for the Wii is an excellent sequel to the GameCube predecessor. Developed by Kuju Entertainment and published by Nintendo, BWii combines air, land, and sea… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 15 Picks

Sunday, 12-16-07   1pm games:   Game of the Week, Pt. 1: Buffalo Bills (7-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (8-5) Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH   For the Browns, a win this Sunday plus a Titans’ loss will get them in the playoffs.  For the Bills, a win this Sunday will keep them alive in… Read more »

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Gadget Inspector: Photos With Santa

    Dear Santa:   Considering that I’ve easily spent the equivalent of a top-of-the-line digital camera on cheesy disposable cameras and developing film, I figure it’s time I get with the program, enter the 2000’s and progress to the digital age. But I’m a girl on a budget, so I need some help.   I know… Read more »

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Movie Review: The Perfect Holiday

Just as sure as Christmas comes around every year; Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit films are becoming festive staples by bringing rarely memorable yet family-friendly comedies to the silver screen. For 2007, Latifah is at it again with another let-love-rule satire, The Perfect Holiday. Reminiscent of Bringing Down the House and Last Holiday, Gabrielle Union… Read more »

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Tech Talk: Sound Off

I’ve been a fan of AllHipHop.com for some time now and now that I have a chance to contribute, I wanted to make sure I hit you guys with something worth while. In my first installment of Tech Talk, I’m going to show you some of the toys I’ve been playing with.   The first… Read more »

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Knockout Nation

“But then I threw the check hook. They teach us that in northern Michigan in the amateurs, and he walked right into the shot. He never saw it coming.”                                                                                     -Floyd Mayweather, Jr     Indeed, Sugar Ray Robinson would be proud to see his classic KO of Gene Fullmer replicated. Floyd Mayweather scored an… Read more »

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Mario: Go

Lately Mario’s been about being a grown man. Further proving that fact, Mario spearheaded a documentary on his mother’s addiction to heroine. Now his third installment, Go [J Records] brings forth a fuller-voiced Mario leaving behind songs that emulate the stylistically “Let Me Love You.” In place of those songs is a grown-up theme album… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 14 Picks

1pm games:   Miami Dolphins (0-12) vs. Buffalo Bills (6-6) Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY   The Bills pulled of a good win last Sunday from a field goal by Kicker Rian Lindell with 0:04 left in the game against the Redskins.  The Dolphins, all they do is lose, so there’s no need to… Read more »

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Tuned In: Zune Takover (Seattle, WA)

  The Zune Takeover definitely went down on Friday night (Nov. 30) in Seattle, the home of Zune and Microsoft. The event celebrated the release of the limited-edition “GOODS” customized Zune 80 version, which comes pre-loaded and is only available at the Seattle-based GOODS boutique.   Multi-talented artists Swizz Beatz and Bun B were in town to celebrate and perform at the release… Read more »

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Rocsi: Front And Center

    Chosen from a pool of over 5,000 applicants in BET’s nationwide search, Rocsi stood out for the producers from the start. Her bubbly personality, confidence and zest was sure to keep 106 & Park interesting. Replacing the immensely popular 106 & Park host Free was no easy task, but this beautiful Latina – who… Read more »

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Lauryn Hill: The Re-Education Of Lauryn Hill Mixtape

Mismatched make-up, public performance breakdowns, pleas for psychiatric help on behalf of Wyclef. Nothing really matters when it comes to new Lauryn Hill material. As either an effort to dilute the concentrated assumption that Lauryn’s gone mad or to haphazardly throw together random performances and soundtrack spots to quiet lingering fans, The Re-Education of Lauryn… Read more »

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Akademiks: Smart Moves

    The Akademiks dream team of Donwan and Emmett Harrell have master-minded the recipe for longevity in an industry that has the survival rate of a one-hit wonder. The Virginia Beach bred brothers had designer genes in their blood, handed down from their parents. Their resumes speak for themselves, ranging from Emmett’s experiences from Phat Farm to… Read more »

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Sneak(er) Peek: Gil II ZERO

This hurts, literally. After making it back from season ending knee surgery, Gilbert Arenas is back on the shelf for another three months. Despite a slow start to the season Agent Zero had finally come into form, scoring 30 and 27 points against the Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves,  respectively. But after the Minnesota game… Read more »

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Fitness Files: Styles P

    By the look of his new trimmed down stature, Styles P seems to be taking care of himself more like a gentleman than a gangster these days. The once-stocky hard rock gave little consideration to a diet and exercise regimen, as grape quarter waters, heavy smoking and frequent fast food would be on… Read more »

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Game Review: BlackSite: Area 51

  Developer: Midway Platforms: X360/ PS3 Rating: D (2.5 out of 5)             Seldom is there a gamer out there who doesn’t remember checking out the little arcade machines while waiting for their laundry to wash and dry.  Arcade classics such as Pacman, Donkey Kong, and Galaga were almost always a staple, but some of… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 12 Picks

There’s been a lot of “Hater-ade” being distributed around here.  There are 5 weeks left in the season and we’re on the verge of history if all goes well.  Love them, hate them, respect them or disrespect them; it’s your choice.  The fact of the matter is that the New England Patriots are the best… Read more »

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