Hip-Hop Rumors: Rick Ross Goes Hollywood?

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RICK ROSS GOES HOLLYWOOD!!

Rick Ross is planning a new foray into Hollywood. Rapping is just not enough for the guy. From what I am told, Rick Ross has inked a major deal with ICM, a company that represents a bunch of actor types. The word is Rick Ross is going to be going after a bunch of big time roles in the film industry. Rick did a pretty decent acting job in that last movie he was in “Days of Wrath” and has a major role on the new TV series “Magic City.” The only problem is the other Rick Ross, you know, the real one. Freeway Ricky is also going into movie game, with a few documentaries on his life. There’s even a full-length movie being directed by Nick Cassavettes that will be based on Freeway Ricky’s life. It will be interesting to see how this one plays…

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Police: Guns And Drugs Found On 2Chainz Tour Bus

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(AllHipHop News) Things just got realer for rapper 2Chainz, as police alleged that they found firearms and drugs on a tour bus that was impounded two weeks ago in Oklahoma City.

Official documents charge that the vehicle turned up two semi-automatic pistols, a 12-gauge pump shotgun, marijuana and prescription painkillers. A report from TMZ said that the rapper’s bus was pulled over because of a broken tail light but quickly authorities alleged they smelled marijuana.

As previously reported, 2Chainz refused to let the police on board and was subsequently arrested, along with others. The rapper tweeted about it as well, “This sh*t will make u go crazy, our bus gets pulled 1 a week and they always say I smell weed I need to search ur bus. Sh* gets tiring.”

Two weeks later, the police also say they found marijuana paraphernalia like grinders, pipes, rolling papers as well as Hydrocodone…

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Usain Bolt to Retire after Rio Olympics

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Usain Bolt plans to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Bolt said Wednesday he wants to win more gold in Rio, set another world record in the 200 meters next year, and perhaps win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

“So far, (it) is after the Olympics in Rio,” Bolt said of his retirement plans. “I think if I am in great shape, I’ll go there and do what I have to do. I think it will be a good time to retire on top.”

Winning another three golds in Moscow last month made him the most decorated athlete in world championship history with eight gold and two silvers. He has six gold medals from the Olympics.

“If I want to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys, I have to continue dominating until I retire,” Bolt said…

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NASA sending a 3-D printer into space

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(CNN) — When traveling through space, there are certain items you know you’re going to need. A spacesuit? Most likely. A towel? Some say it’s the most massively useful item you can have.

For all the rest, NASA has a new plan: 3-D printers. In space.

The agency plans to send a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in June, when the fifth SpaceX supply mission is scheduled.

In a video published Monday, the agency explains that a functional 3-D printer would help astronauts keep a steady supply of all the little parts needed to keep the 15-year-old station in working order without having to deliver or find storage space for replacements.

“3-D printing provides us the ability to do our own ‘Star Trek’ replication right there on the spot,” NASA astronaut Timothy “T.J.” Creamer says in the video. The printer would “help us replace things we’ve lost, replace…

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Usher’s Son Released From Hospital After Accident

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ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy’s mother said Tuesday.

Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer Angela Kinley said. She said Tameka Foster Raymond, the singer’s ex-wife, saw her son at school Monday when he attended orientation for the new year.

Police say the boy fell to the bottom of a pool behind the singer’s downtown home Aug. 5 and became stuck in the drain.

A housekeeper tried unsuccessfully to free him. Two men who were working at the home as audio-visual subcontractors were called to help, and the boy was eventually pulled from the pool then given CPR by one of the contractors.

Usher — who has recorded the multiplatinum R&B albums “My Way,” ”8701″ and “Confessions” —…

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