AHH Stray News: Coolio, Letoya, Baby, Dame Dash

Rapper Coolio will

be featured on an upcoming special on the TV Guide Channel titled Stars’ First

Jobs, which will be hosted by Melissa Rivers. The one-hour special features

Coolio and Emmy nominated actress Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy) returning

to work for a day at their first job. Coolio goes to the forest as part of the

California Conservation Corps, while Wilson returns to serve ice cream at Baskin

Robbins. Stars’ First Jobs premieres Aug 28 at 9:00 p.m. est. Ex-Destiny’s

Child member Letoya Luckett’s solo debut LeToya is on pace to land a Top

5 debut in Billboard’s Top 200 Pop chart this week, based off the strength of

her hit single "Torn." The album is on pace to sell about 170,000 copies

during its first week in the store. The Hip-Hop heavy album features cameos from

Houston rappers Slim Thug, Bun B., Killa Kyleon, Mike Jones and Paul Wall, as

well as production by Just Blaze, Scott Storch, Jermaine Dupri and others. In

related news, former Destiny’s Child group member Beyonce has responded to allegations

that she timed her pre-sale date of B-Day to interfere with Luckett’s album

sales. "I have enormous respect and admiration for LeToya as an artist and

a business woman and I wish her incredible success with her debut CD and her career,"

Beyonce said in a statement.According

to reports, Cash Money Records CEO Baby recently replaced his $250,000 platinum/white

gold/diamond encrusted "grills" with a new mouthpiece, valued at $500,000.

According to Tmz.com, the rapper/mogul had his old molds replaced during a four-hour

procedure performed by Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Daniel Durchslag. Durchslag even

developed a special toothpaste that won’t scratch the valuable new grills, which

were designed by jeweler Chris Aire. The

Damon Dash Music Group is preparing the release of a new album by dance hall artist

Sizzla. Sizzla’s latest, titled The Overstanding, will be marketed and

distributed by DDMG/Kalonji Records. Sizzla has released over 40 albums during

his career, including Be I Strong (1999), Bobo Ashanti (2001) and

Da Real Thing (2002). The Overstanding features a cameo appearance

by Busta Rhymes and hits stores Oct. 3.

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