AHH Stray News: Eminem, Snoop, E-40, DFB

Eminem is among

the celebrities supporting the international nonprofit Caps for Kids, a New Orleans

- based organization that provides autographed hats for children losing their

hair due to cancer treatments. Eminem signed a cap for a 17-year-old girl who

had her leg amputated and has had cancer since the age of 9. Other celebrities

that have autographed caps for children include skater Tony Hawk, Vin Diesel,

Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Julia Roberts and others. Snoop

Dogg will star as himself in the TV show, Weeds. The comedy stars Mary

Louise Parker as a single mother who makes money by selling marijuana in the fictional

suburb of Agrestic, Ca. Snoop will star as a customer who buys high powered marijuana

and then writes a song about it. The second season of Weeds is slated to

start in Nov. E-40’s

new project E-40 & The Hype on Hyphy, will make its DVD debut Aug.

26 via Reprise. The video documents the origins of the “Hyphy movement”

and features interviews and appearances by Lil Jon, Federation, and B-Legit among

others. The DVD set will also include E-40's videos "U And Dat" and

"Tell Me When To Go," as well as behind-the-scene looks at the making

of those videos. The Vallejo born, Bay area rapper can currently be seen on the

"And 1 Mix Tape Tour 2006,” which kicked off June 4th at the Home Depot

Center in Carson CA. The tour winds down in New York, NY Madison Square Garden

on Aug 25th. Dem

Franchize Boyz (DFB) are set to begin the national "Up Close and Personal

Tour 2006" on Aug. 17th along with rappers Juelz Santana, Lil' Wayne and

R&B singers Ne-Yo and Chris Brown. The end of the summer tour will feature

performances from the Virgin/So So Def recording artists and highlight songs fom

their debut album, On Top Of Our Game. Fueled by the singles “Oh I

Think They Like Me” and “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It,” the DFB certified

gold disc set has also sold over two million ringtone downloads. The two-month

trek will kickoff in Cincinnati and wind down in Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Marysville,

CA. Tour dates are below:Here

are the Up Close And Personal Tour 2006 summer dates: 08/17/2006

Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati,OH08/18/2006

Verizon Wireless IN Noblesville,IN08/19/2006

Nissan Pavilion Bristow Bristow,VA08/21/2006

Landmark Theater Richmond,VA08/22/2006

Chevrolet Theatre Wallingford,CT08/24/2006

Tower City Amphitheatre Cleveland,OH08/25/2006

1st Mariner Arena Baltimore,MD08/26/2006

Jones Beach Theater Wantagh,NY08/27/2006

Tweeter Center NJ Camden,NJ09/01/2006

Verizon Wireless VA Virginia Beach ,VA09/03/2006

Alltel Pavilion Raleigh,NC09/04/2006

Boutwell Auditorium Birmingham,AL09/07/2006

American Airlines Arena Miami,FL09/08/2006

Ford Amphitheatre Tampa,FL09/09/2006

Chastain Park Ampitheater Atlanta,GA09/10/2006

Verizon Wireless NC Charlotte,NC09/12/2006

Germain Ampitheater Columbus,OH09/14/2006

FedEx Forum Memphis,TN09/15/2006

UMB Bank Pavilion MO Maryland Heights,MO09/16/2006

DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston,MI09/17/2006

Charter One Pavilion Chicago,IL09/21/2006

Verizon Wireless TX Selma,TX09/22/2006

Cynthia Woods Pavilion The Woodlands,TX09/23/2006

Smirnoff Music Centre Dallas,TX09/24/2006

Verizon Wireless KS Bonner Springs,KS09/28/2006

Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City,CA09/29/2006

Verizon Wireless CA Irvine,CA09/30/2006

Cricket Pavilion Phoenix,AZ10/01/2006

Journal Pavilion Albuquerque,NM10/06/2006

Sleep Train/Chronicle Pavilion Concord,CA10/08/2006

Sleep Train Amph. (Marysville) Marysville,CA