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Ice Cube: We Were 'Robbed' ... by Paul Walker

But insists he wasn't trying to dis late actor in controversial interview

(Newser) - Ice Cube is setting the record straight: He didn't mean to totally dis Paul Walker yesterday while complaining about the MTV Movie Awards. After losing the award for best on-screen duo to the late actor and Vin Diesel, Ice Cube told USA Today he was shocked that he and... More »

Ride Along Cruises to $41.2M

'Lone Survivor' not even a close second

(Newser) - Ride Along arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates today. The strong opening for Ride Along marks the biggest opening for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr.... More »

Ice Cube Video Honors Slain Teen

(Newser) - The unlikely stars of Ice Cube's new video are the grieving relatives of a 17-year-old high school football star shot to death outside his home. The song "Why Me?" speaks out against senseless violence and gun crime devastating communities. "It just was a tragic, tragic story of why,... More »

The Longshots Scores

True story is no 'touchdown'--but it's genuine

(Newser) - The Longshots, a movie based on the true story of a girl who becomes a local football star, is “not nearly a touchdown—but not a fumble either,” writes Gary Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times. The film “is a likable enough Cinderella story, one whose heart... More »

Hip-Hop Finds New Direction in SXSW

(Newser) - Move over indie-rock—Hip-hop got a big bump at South by Southwest this year. Houston's emerging hip-hop scene helped spread word within the rap community, the AP reports, and some 150 acts took the stage this year. "Honestly I didn't know too much about this," says Del the... More »

Bucket Tops Box Office List

First Sunday debuts in second as Juno holds strong at third

(Newser) - The Bucket List kicked National Treasure: Book of Secrets from top spot this weekend in the best-ever debut for a Rob Reiner flick, Variety reports. First Sunday nabbed a close second and Juno kept crowds giggling in third. Tonight's toned-down Golden Globes will not help Juno as expected, but the... More »

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