MTV Turns To Hip-Hop For New Pilots

After successful ratings behind urban television

staples such as Making the Band 2 and Pimp My Ride, MTV has announced pilots for

two more Hip-Hop headed programs, according to published reports.

Former P.Diddy manservant Farnsworth Bentley

will serve as host and executive producer of "Borrow My Crew." The

Gentleman of Bad Boy and his "glam squad" will give viewers image

makeovers ala' an episode of Ricki Lake.

The network is also developing a vehicle for

Roc-A-Fella rap star Jay-Z. The show would bring artists from different musical

genres together to mesh their styles into a new sound.

No title has been announced for the Jigga hosted

program at press time.

Cameron Diaz, Wilmer Valderrama, Frankie Muniz,

Stan Lee, Rob Zombie and former B2K front man Omarion are the other celebrities

slated to star in upcoming MTV pilots for the 2004-2005 season.