AHH Stray News: C-Murder, Will Smith, P. Diddy

C-Murder’s lawyer

Ron Rakosky has been restricted from bringing any materials to jail meetings except

for a pencil and pad under a March 16 agreement, the AP reported. Pens were prohibited

because of their hollowness and ability to hold song lyrics, according to Sheriff

Harry Lee’s attorney. C-Murder recently irked Louisiana authorities after he recorded

segments of his album and music video while behind bars. The New Orleans rapper

is currently incarcerated in Jefferson Parish jail on a second-degree murder charge

of a 16-year-old. His attorney has requested an appeal to review a court’s March

10 ruling that upheld the rapper’s conviction. C-Murder would serve a life sentence

if the conviction is upheld.

Will Smith has teamed up

with actor Jon Voight to help bring an Italian film festival for children to

Los Angeles. The Giffoni Hollywood Film Festival will include more than 20 films

aimed at youngsters and is scheduled to run from April 28 to May 1. "It

will provide a forum for young film enthusiasts and open the doors to Hollywood

for a new generation," said Smith in a statement. Children between the

ages of 9 and 17 from the United States and 15 other countries will serve as

the festival’s judges and jury.

Sean "P. Diddy"

Combs has partnered with Kansas City’s Weld Wheel Industries Inc. to design

his own line of custom rims called Sean John Wheels. The joint project was announced

during the New York International Auto Show March 24. "Wheels have become

a fashion statement — a badge of taste and style," Diddy told the AP.

The rims are intended for sports trucks, luxury SUVs and high-end American-

and German-made vehicles. SJC Wheels LLC will manufacture and sell Diddy’s Sean

John Wheels, which are expected to retail between $700 and $3,000 each beginning

next month.

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