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Gross in millions of dollars
1. Robots (36.5) - Does Robin
Williams play a really hairy robot?
2. The Pacifier (18) - The
connection between the title and Vin
Diesel: They both involve sucking.
3. Be Cool (10.3) - Know what's
not cool? Mediocre sequels nobody
4. Hostage (9.8) - Thankfully for
Bruce Willis, his worst movie is still
5. Hitch (8.7) - Eva Mendes
makes for a great actress. And by
actress, we mean "eye candy."
6. Million Dollar Baby (5) - If
"Rocky VI" is half as good as this
movie, it'll be a miracle.
7. Diary of a Mad Black
Woman (5) - Dear Diary: Today
was such a good day. We didn't have
to see this movie.
8. Constantine (3.6) - Gavin
Rossdale plays the devil. It makes
sense - he did marry Gwen Stefani.
9. Man of the House (1.8) - It's
official: Cedric the Entertainer has been
in more bad movies than Ben Stiller.
10. Cursed (1.5) - This movie's
credibility would have been seriously
upped if they called it "Teen Wolf
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..nd awaiti te Irelease of 50's long-
awaited follow-up to 2003's bet Rich
However, after Gi-lnit's West
Coast representative madte a few
choice remarks about working with
SD's~ own rivals on the air of New
York's combustible Hot..9?, the big-
gest rap war since Bad Boy and Death
Row seemed upon us.
Yet, following the fateful shooting
at the radio station, the two rap stars
mended fences almost immediately
after 50's album debuted. Which
begs the question as to what actually
happened and if this was all some
sort of perverse publicity stunt.
Rap beef's fuel record sales. With-
out an opponent to slam, a lot of the
vitriol and ferocity of a rapper's lyr-
ics are lost. Since the fateful Biggie[
2Pac battles, it seems as every major
MC has gone out of their way to find
a rival. From Kiy-Z and Nas to 50
himself and Ja Rule, hateful rhymes
rule the day. Eminem.. a constant
perpetrator of calling out opponents,
denounced this verbal violence on
his latest album, but his protege still
With 50 Cent lobbing, venom at
JaRule and Murder Inc.. it was unex-
pected for him 'to tarn on his own. The fight brought both stars and their
Even before the momentary split albums countless reentions in main-
between 50.adThe.Game,. 50 upped stream publications and news outlets.
the <ante in his verbal sparring with Even if it was out of anger, the end'
th Ic by tuning his wards toward result got the word out there about
faRule's recentcollaborators Fat Joe their m usic.
and Jadakis Fifty Cent attacked rap- Yet, thle optomnist in me hopes that
per simply baus. the performed 50C( ent and The Game's quick ree'-
With an enemy; nothing more, onciliation indicates that this cur-
Was 50 Cent worried about the rent crop of rap stars doesnu't wat
kophmore slump? their careers to be mired in the same
The second albtum is always a sort of violent culture that marked
concern for an artist, especially one many of their predecessors. Biggie
coming with as much hype as S0. and 2Pac's legacies .rose from their:
With his image constantly softening early 'graves, but honestly no one
in the public as MTV and the masses has a death wish big enough to'actut-
embrace him as.nicon of the genre,. ally strive for death. Whoever was
maybe 50 Cent thought he needed to responsible for ending the idiocy.o
're-establish.his tough image to sell this feud should be thanked. Yes, the
records. His flow and beats helped battle tracks oftentimes make great
push 'Get Rich or Die Trh'On' to mul- listens, but the concept of wuar in
tiplatinum status just as much as his the music industry is ridiculous and
public persona. juvenile.
Additionally, The Game's album Then again, maybe the feud never
might have fallen off the charts as 'event had any substance' in the first
his fellow G'-Unit member's LP took place. Maybe 50 Cent is just took~
off, "Tow We Do,, the lead single ing for trouble. Maybe 50's handlers
from The Doctimentar' , owes as made him reconcile to stop the battle
much to 50 Cent's presence on the before it infringed upon record sales.
track as The Game's. Critics have Who knows? But the rap world needs
already claimed that The Game was to rid itself of this ridiculous under-
simply riding 50 Cent's coattails to belly if it's ever going to get the cred-
stardom, so why would the public ibility its musical quality warrants,
stick around when the real deal was_______-____.
releasedt Adam is a big fan of rap. He Dens
There is potentially more to the ever, Will Smith album, and he even
situation than just a few offhanded votedl for- '(ettin' Jiggy Wit It" to
remarks on a radio station. Both 50 be his class scag when he gradit-
and Game benefit from aIl of the aru from elementary school. Send
added exposure in the news, regard- him yvour faivorite Wifl Sirith flaws at
less of the negetivity of the press. urottte nzmh~edzu
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First Brad and Jen, then
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1. We Can Work It Out
- Stevie Wonder
2.Let's Spend thea Night 'To-
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. All.You. Need Is Love
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S. Why Ca't Wei'e Friends?'
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1. All By Myself - Jamie
2. Jen Doesn't Like Me Any-
more -- Less Than Joke
3. Leave Me Alone - Snoop
4.. Say .It Ain't So - Weezer
5.. Bleeding Heart. ,- Jimi
6b. Lonesome. Day, --Bruce
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Strangers - Keane
$. Heartbreaker..- Led Zepplin
9. Hate You -RIeel Big Fish
10. The End -- The Doors
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