BEP Playing NY Eve Bash, Fergie Starring In Sopranos Episode

The Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform at the one of the

world's largest 21-and-up New Years Eve bashes, "Giant Village 2006."

Going on its sixth

year, "Giant Village" is returning to Wilshire Boulevard in downtown

Los Angeles.

After last year’s

sold-out event, the party will be expanded by two blocks, for an even bigger

and better celebration that equals roughly six blocks.

Over 15,000 people expected to attend the event, which will also include performances

by Junkie XL, Z-Trip, Death Cab for Cutie and others.

Giant Village will donate a portion of its proceeds to the American Red Cross

and to Chrysalis, a non-profit organization committed to helping the economically

disadvantaged and homeless become self sufficient through employment opportunities.

Since its beginning, Giant’s celebrations have generated over $300,000

for various Los Angeles based charities.

In related news, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has been tapped to star in a

remake of '70s disaster flick "The Poseiden Adventure" with Kurt Russell

and an episode of the HBO series, The Sopranos.