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Friday, September 16, 2011

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.Report: L.A. Reid Bringing Outkast and Ciara Over To Epic Records

L.A. Reid is about to make his first power moves as the head of Epic Records. A position he has held since July 2011.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Reid is signing both Ciara and Outkast to the label.

Both acts are very familiar with Reid, who gave them their first recording contracts when he was CEO of LaFace Records.

The move would be especially good news for Ciara. The singer went public in February 2011 with her unhappiness at Jive Records -- even penning a letter asking for her release.

"It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me," the statement read in part. "A release would allow me to go be creative with people who care and understand me as a artist. In a short time, I will be able to bring to you a new music energy and a visual excitement!"

Looks like Ciara's wish may have come true although no official announcement has been made yet.

Wall Street Journal Prasies 50 Cent for his Latest Efforts with 'Street King'

Hip-hop star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson launched his latest project, an energy shot called "Street King," at the Hudson Hotel on Wednesday evening. "It kind of reflects my lifestyle," the rapper explained, of the flavored, caffeinated drink. "It's for the guy who decides he wants to go to the nightclub, but he has school tomorrow. In college. He'll need it. You know?"

Snoop Dogg To Play Legendary Pimp Filmore Slim In Upcoming Biopic

The Doggfather will star in The Legend of Filmore Slim. A biopic about the life of the blues singer, guitarist and pimp.

Slim, real name Clarence Sims, is often referred to as "The West Coast Godfather of the Game" and "The Pope of Pimping." It's said that at one time he had as many as 9000 prostitutes working for him.

He got his name from working Filmore street in San Francisco.

Filmore Slim

A rep for Slim told EW that Snoop was hand picked for the role.

“Snoop is like another son to [Slim]. [He] has always made it clear that Snoop was who he felt should play that role," the rep said. "He has carried that in his heart since we began our search to put the team for the film together.”

Ames Universal and SRI Entertainment are backing the film.

“This film will span decades,” co-producer Alan Ames told Deadline. “From Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption.”

The movie is scheduled for a late 2012 release.

Argument over iPod allegedly led to fatal stabbing of Bowie State student

An argument over an iPod led to the fatal stabbing of a Bowie State University student by her roommate, according to court documents.

Alexis D. Simpson, 19, of District Heights was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Dominique T. Frazier, 18, of Washington, D.C., after an argument.

According to charging documents filed in Prince George’s County District Court, Simpson and Frazier had not gotten along and had been arguing for “the past week.” The argument that led to the stabbing began because Frazier had “turned the music off on the victim’s iPod that was playing in the bathroom,” according to the charging documents.

Simpson, Frazier and witnesses had been in the apartment, preparing to attend a school-sponsored comedy show, according to the charging documents. The school’s homecoming had been scheduled for this weekend.

Simpson and Frazier began to argue over the iPod, which turned into a “physical altercation,” that was broken up by one of the witnesses, who pushed Simpson into her bedroom, according to charging documents.

Witnesses then saw Simpson come out of her room with what they “described as a knife,” and entered the victim’s bedroom and stabbed her in the neck, according to charging documents.

Simpson then reportedly said, “I didn’t mean to do it, you all don’t know what I’ve been through, you all jumped me,” before leaving the apartment, according to charging documents.

Simpson has been charged in Prince George’s County District Court with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

Bowie State University Police and Prince George’s County police received a 911 call at around 8 p.m. Thursday reporting a cutting in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community building, state police said.

University police arrived at the scene first and found Frazier in the hallway outside of her second-floor apartment, unconscious and bleeding from the upper torso. Officers provided emergency care until Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department units arrived, police said. Frazier was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, where she was pronounced dead at 8:44 p.m., police said.

Maryland State Police investigated the incident in conjunction with the county police.

Police said they think Simpson left the campus after the stabbing, but that she turned herself in to Prince George’s County police around midnight.

Greg Shipley, a spokesman for Maryland State Police, said investigators are waiting for the approval of a search warrant to enter the apartment.

Cassandra Robinson, a university spokeswoman, said the university held a community gathering Friday afternoon for students and faculty to “share their grief and get support from the counseling staff.”

“There was a visible calm and quiet solitude, even in a room with hundreds of people,” Robinson said. “Everyone is in their own way trying to deal with the magnitude of this.”

Classes are canceled Friday, according to Bowie State’s website. Homecoming events will resume as scheduled beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. No further events in Frazier’s memory have been scheduled, school officials said.

Robinson said that as more details of the incident come out, the university will review and reexamine policies for resident management and conflict management.

“Certainly whenever an event of this nature takes place, it gives us an opportunity to pause, reflect, and reexamine everything we’re doing,” Robinson said.

Simpson is being held at the Prince George’s County Detention Center without bond.

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