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Foo Fighters Kick Back, Talk Film at SXSW
The Foo Fighters spent Wednesday afternoon promoting their new documentary, "Back and Forth," away from the hustle and bustle of South By Southwest in the bucolic confines of the Zilker Club House. The group and James Moll chewed on barbeque as well as chewing over the film with reporters, photographers and even each other.
Chiddy Bang, RJD2 Rock Microsoft SXSW Showcase
Amaretto ice luges, bikini clad models and intoxicated frat brothers were staples of the Microsoft-sponsored and aptly titled Brobible.com showcase, with Hoodie Allen, DJ RJD2 and Chiddy Bang performances. With sets including hits such as "You Are Not a Robot" and "Opposite of Adults," as well as an interesting take by RJD2 on his own "Mad Men" theme song, audience members were entertained until well into Wednesday morning.
Pusha T Calls Lil Wayne Beef 'Dead'
Clipse rapper Pusha T has taken shots at Lil Wayne on mixtapes such as 2008's "We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3," but the rapper says the feud has gone by the wayside. "Ever since Lil Wayne went in to jail, that whole little stint [between me and him] is really dead and over with," says Pusha, who is readying the new mixtape "Fear of God." "I don't have any ill will towards Wayne, Cash Money, or any of them. There was definitely a time period when I felt a certain way [about him], but as of right now I don't." ( Rap Radar)
LeAnn Rimes Defends Ultra-Slim Recent Pictures
In reaction to her photos that make her look particularly slim, LeAnn Rimes says that she is "completely healthy" as she prepares for her wedding. "If people only saw how much I ate," Rimes wrote on Twitter. ( People)
2 Live Crew's Campbell In Running for Miami Mayor's Office
Miami mayor Carlos Alvarez was voted out of office yesterday (March 15), and one of the front-runners to replace him is Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, the veteran label exec and former member of 2 Live Crew. "When I take Mr. Alvarez's job, I'll review the county budget with a fine-toothed comb," Campbell wrote in his Miami New Times column. ( All Hip-Hop)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz, Gabriella Landman and Gary Graff)