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Mayor Bloomberg Wants Banksy Arrested In New York

While most of New York City is loving the exciting outdoors residency of famous UK street artist Banksy, at least one city official isn't amused.

Mayor Bloomberg think he's a vandal, not an artist, and claims that cops will arrest Banksy if they catch him putting up stencils on buildings anywhere in New York. It was also noted that graffiti "is a sign of loss and decay", echoing the Giuliani years of the Broken Windows Theory.

What a buzzkill.

via NYPost

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Welcome To The Jam: 'Space Jam 2' Gets 2021 Release Date

It looks like we've got a real jam going down, and it will all happen in a few short years. According to Springhill Entertainment's Twitter page, the official release date for Space Jam 2 will be on July 16, 2021.

The follow-up to the 1996 Looney Tunes-heavy film starring Michael Jordan will star LeBron James this time around. Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler will produce it, and Terence Nance is directing, which were revealed in summer 2018 with a pretty cute promotional photo.

Filming will reportedly begin this summer, and we're certain we'll find out more high-profile cast members within the next year. James' production partner discussed the possibility of Michael Jordan appearing in the second film, but only time will tell.

"Michael Jordan is Michael F**kin' Jordan," said Maverick Carter. "It doesn't matter [if James] calls him, he's gonna do whatever the hell he wants, which he has earned that right to do."

The first film features basketball stars Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, Larry Bird and more, and features a pretty memorable cameo by Bill Murray. Danny DeVito voices Swackhammer, the owner of outer space theme park Moron Mountain. He and his tiny group of aliens steal the talent of NBA players to win a basketball game against the Looney Tunes, which could determine the cartoons' fate.

July 16, 2021 🎥🏀🥕 #SaveTheDate pic.twitter.com/qV1Tnxuksd

— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) February 22, 2019

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B2K Share Millennium Tour Rehearsal Footage

With the Millennium Tour weeks away, B2K continue to sharpen their craft to put on an unforgettable show for future concert attendees. To incite the anticipation and excitement, the R&B group shared on Instagram a video of their rehearsal session.

Set to the tune of their 2002 melody “Gots Ta Be,” the quartet will presumably craft a setlist that’ll place their hits and deep cuts on centerstage. The tour will also be accompanied by Chingy, Mario, Lloyd, Pretty Ricky, and the Ying Yang Twins.

 

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✨. #MilleniumTour 1st week of #Rehearsal @popinpete @theonlysuperdave WE just warming up.

A post shared by ⚡️Omarion ⚡️ (@omarion) on Feb 20, 2019 at 6:23pm PST

A month after the tour dates were made public, Omarion uncovered another layer to the boy band’s discography, noting that he will retire the songs penned by R. Kelly once the tour is over. Since the January airing of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary, that analyzed several recollections of sexual abuse on girls and women, the “Ice Box” singer wants to distance himself from singing the melodies that Kelly is responsible for “What A Girl Wants,” “Girlfriend,” “Bump, Bump, Bump.”)

"#RKelly was both a victim & a predator & accordingly must be held accountable but also get professional help," Omarion said. "His artistic genius inspired us all. His music is being muted by the darkness of his actions. The dark always comes to light." Omarion then noted that the group will still perform their hits under Kelly's writing credit to avoid the fans' disappointment, but "after the tour, I am retiring those songs from my set list. I too am raising a future queen.”

The trek begins on Mar. 8 at Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center and ends Apr. 28 at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center.

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Jussie Smollett Reportedly Maintains His Innocence In Apology To 'Empire' Team

According to sources, Jussie Smollett apologized to the cast and crew of Empire shortly after appearing in bond court. The 36-year-old turned himself in to authorities yesterday (Feb. 22) and was charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

“I’m sorry I’ve put you all through this and not answered any calls,” he reportedly said on set., per TMZ. “I wanted to say I’m sorry and, you know me, I would never do this to any of you, you are my family. I swear to God, I did not do this.” Sources say he was able to do his scene, despite being visibly emotional.

“Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system,” said the actor and singer’s lawyers in a statement regarding he controversy surrounding him. “Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing."

In late-January, Smollett said that he was a victim of a hate crime, and that two white Trump supporters attacked him in the streets of Chicago late at night. However, as more information came out, it appeared that the story may have been entirely fabricated by Smollett. If convicted with a felony, Smollett faces up to three years in prison.

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