Wiz Khalifa & 50 Cent on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel Live was a star-studded affair last night… as well as before Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Wiz & 50 didn’t perform together, rather, it was the former as the late night musical guest with Charlie Puth, performing the country’s (still) #1 song “See You Again” (also “We Dem Boyz”). The latter, Fiddy, joined Kimmel for an entertaining interview on Jimmy Kimmel Game Night an hour before the start of The Finals.

These NBA themed half hour shows are always great and the highlight of it was an all-new edition of Mean Tweets, featuring a variety of stars in the league: from Steph Curry & Draymond Green to Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and even our own Jimmy Butler. All these mean tweets in particular were pretty great.

The Entourage Movie fanatics, like I, were also probably interested in Emannuelle Chriqui’s appearance too. Below, she explains why her breasts were rather large for the movie. Ha, as simple as that. It’s a reasonable explanation as you’ll see…

The story behind Eminem’s Entourage cameo

Continuing the Entourage buzz this week is another cool feature from Complex as they interviewed Doug Ellin on 8 must-see episodes (1 from each season) that you should re-watch before you see the movie on Thursday.

Among them was Eminem’s memorable cameo in the Season 7 finale when he punched a drugged out Vinny Chase during the latter’s rock bottom freefall. How did that all come about? Here it is from Doug himself:

“I got some flack for this season, but I enjoyed it. It was a thrill to have [Eminem] on the show, he actually put some lyrics about the show in one of his songs about Entourage and Johnny Drama. Paul Rosenberg called me and said Eminem would love to be on the show, you just need to give him an idea that he likes. You get a little nervous when you have to get on the phone with [someone like] Eminem, I don’t know what he is or isn’t going to like. So I said, ‘What if Vince gets drunk and says something to you that you don’t like and you punch him in the face?’ And he goes, ‘I love that.'”

– Doug Ellin to Complex

As a bonus, I found this photo in the ole Google machine.

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And I couldn’t resist posting some of my favorite looks from the Entourage Movie red carpet at the premiere from last night. Enjoy!

The boys are back. #EntourageMovie #EntouragePremiere #KevinDillon #AdrianGrenier #MarkWahlberg #JeremyPiven #JerryFerrara

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Regram from @rondarousey: With the one and only @jerryferrara @entouragemovie

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He's Ari's new assistant in #EntourageMovie, #KidCudi is here! #EntouragePremiere

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@kconnolly88, @troubleman31 and @majorgirl! #EntourageMovie

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@mistercap (Wiz Khalifa) in the house. #EntouragePremiere

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Heavyweight champion of the world @MikeTyson arrives at the #EntouragePremiere. #IronMike

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Sloan's back! The lovely @echriqui is here. #EntouragePremiere #EmmanuelleChriqui

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@mariamenounos looking beautiful at tonight's #EntouragePremiere.

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Hello, @bobsaget! #EntouragePremiere

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Brothers for life. #KevinDillon and @adriangrenier at the #EntouragePremiere! #Vince #Drama

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Regram from @mrdougellin: @russwest44 and Billy Bob at the #entouragemovie #june3

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ICYMI: Kid Cudi & Jeremy Piven cover Complex | Eminem “Phenomenal” (new song off Southpaw)

Kid Cudi & Jeremy Piven cover Complex

Chalk another striking cover to Complex with Kid Cudi and Jeremy Piven donning their June/July issue in advance of the Entourage Movie this week. In the film, Cudi will be playing Ari Gold’s assistant so it’s cool to see their dynamic pushed out in a big way as a unique part of all the Entourage promotion.

On top of that, the cover story is a nice read too as they explore their odd couple dynamic, their mutual respect, and creative passions. I particularly like how level-headed they are, stressing patience and not to take things personally in business, or in life. So this interview is a gem for its relatable substance and I suggest you hit the link for the full read. (Plus, did you know Piven is a big Biggie fan?)

Here’s a little bit of an excerpt where Kid Cudi first starts talking about music.

KC: Nowadays, anyone can make some shit in their room. It’s easy to make shit. You don’t even need a keyboard now. People make beats, become an artist overnight, and it’s like, “Where’s the hard work?” I remember me and Dot Da Genius sitting for hours, me being on him about the mix for “Day ’n’ Nite,” being like, “It’s not right. We want people to take us seriously.” We listened to Dr. Dre’s beats. We listened to Timbaland’s kicks and drums. Kanye shit—we needed to sound as professional as that. We didn’t have shit, but we approached it with professionalism. I approached it like, “We have to be over-the-top good.” I don’t think kids have that nowadays. They just throw some shit out there, throw some auto-tune on it, like, “I don’t need anybody to tell me if I’m in key. I don’t need anybody with me that has any musical ear at all.”

JP: But the music industry, isn’t it breeding that?

KC: Yeah. But for me, it works. Like, yes, keep doing all the shit you guys are doing, because all I’m going to do is the right thing, and I’m going to end up looking like the genius. Just doing what I’m supposed to do. Fucking making music. Playing the drums or playing the bass. And I hate playing the bass, bro. I’ve been playing the bass because it’s there and I don’t want anyone else to play it. I also feel like I’m at the tail end of an era. I’m the oldest. Me and J. Cole.

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ICYMI: Kid Cudi shares handwritten poem; also talks Entourage role in new video

Kid Cudi shares new poem; explains Entourage character

A couple new Cudi tidbits today as he first shared a deeply personal poem in the form of a handwritten note on Twitter last night. He’s one of the most personal and revealing artists I follow so this is another fascinating look at the mind of Scott Mescudi.

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Yup, not a song BTW.

Also, he explains his character in the upcoming Entourage movie this week in this new feature video below. It’s been known he’s going to play Ari’s new assistant so get that full preview from Cudi himself. (I’m waiting to just watch the movie though, so much has been previewed or in the trailer already.)

Entourage Soundtrack revealed

Entourage has always been cash money to the fullest when it comes to music. They were ahead of their time in breaking artists just about to blow and throwing it back to some classics for the perfect soundtrack to a scene.

Probably my favorite was Ari Gold’s first ever legendary scene in Season 1 set to The Roots “Don’t Say Nuttin”.

Today, the soundtrack for the movie out in just a week on June 3rd, is revealed via FanDango and it’s accompanied by track-by-track commentary from the series’ long-time music supervisor and curator, Scott Vener.

There are some classics for sure, but I feel like it would have been complete with 1 or 2 all-new hip hop tracks made just specifically for the movie. Looks like we’ll be exposed to some other new artists though. Can’t wait for the movie, overall!

1. Royal Blood – “Figure It Out”

“This track has a ton of attitude and seemed like the right way to announce ‘the boys are back’!”

2. Jane’s Addiction – “Superhero”

“It’s the theme song – We can’t have an Entourage film without the theme!”

3. Diplo & DJ Snake – “Drop” (feat. Big Freedia)

“It’s Diplo & DJ Snake. Who’s making better party music than them right now? They’re on fire and it fits well with the lifestyle we wanted to portray for Vince and his friends.”

4. A-Trak – “Push” (feat. Andrew Wyatt)

“I’ve always loved this song and have been trying to find it a home for a long time. I’m glad it was in Entourage!”

5. Du Tonc – “Darkness”

“This has been one of my sleeper favorite songs in a while and it works PERFECT in the movie. Everyone needs to hear it and watch the video!”

6. Pharrell Williams – “Hunter”

“With a Pharrell cameo we needed a Pharrell song. This is one of my favorites of his last album.”

7. Mobb Deep feat. Big Noyd – “Give Up The Goods (Just Step)”

“Turtle always drives to the best hip-hop. This is some of the best hip-hop there is.”

8. Tha Dogg Pound – “What Would U Do?”

“Ari needed some attitude and there’s nothing kicks ass more than Tha Dogg Pound.”

9. Allison Taylor – “Bells”

“When Emily Ratajkowski drives Vince in her Ferrari it was only right that we played this beautiful song by a brand-new artist that is sure to make heads turn.”

10. Tame Impala – “Elephant”

“This song works to perfection. I have to give all the credit to the editor on this one.”

11. Jim Jones – “We Fly High”

“Ari kicking ass again… Needs no explanation.”

12. Noreaga – “Superthug”

“This is arguably one of the best beats Pharrell ever made. It was only right Ari got to be the ‘Superthug’ coming to get what’s his.”

13. The National – “I Need My Girl”

“We were trying to make you cry in this scene. The National knows how to do that perfectly.”

14. Mase – “Feel So Good”

“I’m not going to tell you who wins but when he does ‘It feels so good.'”

The music #entouragemovie #june3

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Entourage Trailer #2

Entourage Trailer #2 is above and pretty glorious for any longtime fan of the franchise. We get a greater grasp of the plot, some new funny moments, some “old” but good ones from the first trailer, and a long list of the A-listers set to cameo. I’m sure there will be more too, and representing the hip hop side of things will be Pharrell and T.I.

Watch and enjoy up above and note the most underrated comedic part of the trailer: Johnny Drama’s 2 second cutscene when it’s his turn to be labeled.

Entourage Movie (Trailer)

The Entourage Movie is coming!

Just moments ago, the trailer premiered and, well, I don’t want to spoil anything. It’s best effect is if you just press play.

As a longtime fan of the series, I was probably going to like this whatever the case… but I liked it way more than I thought. Enjoy!

The Entourage Movie is in theatres June 5th.