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This film, called Olive, went up on Kickstarter today and was shot entirely using a Nokia N8 phone and a special designed 35mm lens.

Director Hooman Khalili states the difference between Olive and other films that have tried the whole “movie shot on a smartphone” gimmick — like The Wrong Ferrari — is that he intends to show the film in theatres. Khalili even itends to submit it for Oscar consideration — which would be a first for a smartphone-shot film.
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Russell Simmons (founder of Def Jam Records)

Hip Hop originated in New York during the 1970s, Russell Simmons (GlobalGrind.com) along with wealthy punk rocker Rick Rubin were the first pioneers of the hip hop music genre to create a record label empire; Def Jam records.  Def Jam introduced the world to legendary artists such as RUN DMC, LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys in the 1980s which led to immediate success, turning Def Jam Records into the biggest record label in Hip Hop during this time period.  In today’s world Russell Simmons is more interested in yoga and occupying Wall Street rather than breaking the next big artist.  Therefore the door has opened for new moguls to takeover the throne and create empires for the 2012 generation.   GWOP Magazine staff has put together a list of the top Hip Hop/Rap Record labels for 2012.  Nas said ‘Hip Hop was dead in 2006′, well these labels are destined to prove that the music genre has only suffered a heart attack and there is no need to panic.  Checkout the full list after the jump.

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Forty-one year-old actor and comedian Patrice O’Neal died late last night (November 28) after complications stemming from a stroke he suffered in October. O’Neal, who had also been battling diabetes for a number of years, was one of the comedic staples behind the Comedy Central Roasts that take place every year.

Everyone has been waiting on this trial for nearly four years and today was the day Torrance Hatch, better known as Lil Boosie went to court for his sentencing. Investigators had accused him of trying to smuggle drugs once into Dixon Correctional Facility, and twice into Angola State Penitentiary.

Earlier today Boosie pleaded guilty to charges of him smuggling contraband into two different prisons he was held in while awaiting trial on murder charges. He was sentenced to eight years hard labor for the charges, with credit for time served.

In unrelated newz: Dr. Conrad Murray sentenced to 4 years for killing Michael Jackson

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