Kevin Federline Inks Deal With Sony/BMG, Lands Role In CSI


critics may have slammed Kevin "K-Fed" Federline's debut performance

as a rapper at the Teen Choice Awards, Sony BMG is taking his career serious and

has inked a deal with his Federation Records record label. The

first release under the new venture will be Federline's debut album Playing

with Fire, which is slated to hit stores Oct. 31. Federline, who recently

completed the video for "Lose Control," has also landed a role on CBS'

hit drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Federline

will portray "Cole Tritt," a troubled young man who harasses the CSI

team, as they investigate a serious of assaults in the Las Vegas area. “I’m

very excited about all of the opportunities that are being presented to me at

this time that will allow for me to grow as an artist and please my fans,”

Federline said. Federline's

debut performance during the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 20 was lambasted in the

media, with many claiming Federline doesn't have what it takes to make it as a

rapper. Coincidentally,

Federline's wife Britney Spears - who has sold over 85 million records world wide

- is an artist on Sony BMG's unit Jive.