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Fyre Festival Now The Subject Of FBI Investigation


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The potential costs of the disastrous Fyre Festival last month continue to stack up for its organisers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, with the FBI reportedly now launching a federal investigation into possible mail, wire and securities fraud.

At the end of last month, the Fyre Festival on a private island in the Bahamas went viral for all the wrong reasons as ticketholders reported scenes of total chaos. Luxury camping turned out to be refugee tents, gourmet food turned out to be soggy cheese sandwiches, and packs of feral dogs were roaming the grounds as flights were cancelled and luggage severely delayed.

Ja RuleJa Rule (pictured) and Billy McFarland's Fyre Festival is now the subject of an FBI investigation

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Bahamas Reportedly Bans Fyre Festival From Happening There Again


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After the mass schadenfreude that greeted the disastrous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas last weekend, things are going from bad to worse for its organisers, with reports that the islands’ authorities are banning the festival from taking place there again.

According to a new report from TMZ, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism have decided upon a “stricter vetting system” for all new proposed festivals and mass entertainment events taking place on the islands in the future, following the farcical events surrounding the Fyre Festival that went viral on social media.

Ja RuleJa Rule is apparently being prevented from ever holding the Fyre Festival on the Bahamas again

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Ja Rule's Luxury Fyre Festival In Bahamas Turns Into Disaster


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The Ministry of Tourism of Bahamas has issued a “heartfelt apology” after the luxury Fyre Festival, co-organised by rap star Ja Rule, was cancelled this week, leaving angry music fans who had paid up to $12,000 per ticket stranded on the island amid cancelled flights and shambolic organisation.

Furious ticket holders have bombarded social media since arriving on the Caribbean island this week, expressing their outrage at finding discarded rubbish, wild dogs, cancelled flights, lack of security, poor quality food, half-built infrastructure and general chaos when they had been promised a luxury VIP festival of music, arts and food.

Ja Rule - Jennifer Lopez Official After Party Red Carpet at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace at MR CHOW, Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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Sisters Trailer


Maura and Jane have a lot of differences; Maura has a high-flying job at a hospital, though is recovering from a divorce and a little nervous when it comes to meeting other men, while Jane is, well, not. They're nonetheless the best sisters you could imagine and always bring out the best in each other. However, when they're parents call them back to their childhood home, they discover that it's been sold and they have to clean out the room they had as girls. Going through their old stuff brings back a lot of memories though, and Jane decides to encourage Maura to throw a huge neighborhood party before they have to leave. It's a time where they can re-connect to their teenage selves, hook up with some cute guys and get totally drunk. This is going to be messy.

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Jennifer Lopez Returns To The Bronx For 15th Anniversary Gig


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She really is still Jenny from the block. Fifteen years into her successful career, Jennifer Lopez returned to her home for her first ever concert in the Bronx Wednesday night. There’s a theme here – JLo has kept up her connection to the Bronx throughout her career, so what better time to return – or to make her debut – than the fifteenth anniversary of her first album On The 6. Fun fact – the album was named after the subway line that connected Lopez’ home to her big city dreams.

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With numerous costume changes, Lopez walked down memory lane back throughout her fifteen years on stage.

Now an international superstar, Lopez definitely returned in style, with a free, 90-minute concert at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park for State Farm's Neighborhood Sessions, featuring some amazing choreography, abundant pyrotechnics and several guest performers. Ja Rule, Fat Joe and French Montana all made appearances throughout the night, which was themed around Lopez’ Bronx-gone-Hollywood story.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule - Jennifer Lopez performing at the State Farm Neighborhood Sessions held at Orchard beach in Pelham Bay Park, New York - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 4th June 2014

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Aisha and Ja Rule - BET Black Girls Rock CoverGirl Style Stage on the Red Carpet at New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Arrivals - Newark, NJ, United States - Saturday 26th October 2013

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Ja Rule Prison Hop: Rapper Ends Gun Sentence, Now Doing Time For Tax Charge


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Ja Rule’s prison sentence for illegal possession may well be over but the rapper headed straight from one sentence to another: this time for unpaid tax offences. Associated Press report that the platinum-selling rapper left his upstate New York prison yesterday morning (February 21, 2013) but headed straight back into federal custody, owing to a tax case that’s hanging over his head.

According to the report, Ja Rule was escorted from the Mid-State Correctional Facility at 9:30am. The 36 year-old had been held at the Oneida County Jail, where he will find out where he’s due to serve time for the tax case. The rapper had been in protective custody, due to his fame and now has time remaining on a 28 months sentence for tax evasion, which ran concurrently to his gun crime sentence. It’s likely that his sentence will last less than six months and he may even be eligible for a halfway house, according to defence attorney Stacey Richman. She explained that it’s because of those unpaid taxes that Ja Rule is pretty keen to get back to work. And of course his fans are keen to see that happen, too.

Assistant US attorney Joseph Mack confirmed that Ja Rule, real name Jeffrey Atkins, owes the IRS $1.1 million and was unsure how much, if any, had been paid. In March 2011, Atkins told a judge “I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," he told the judge. "I was a young man who made a lot of money — I'm getting a little choked up — I didn't know how to deal with these finances, and I didn't have people to guide me, so I made mistakes.” 

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The Cookout Review


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About five minutes into The Cookout, a pair of reporters quizzes first-round NBA pick Todd Anderson (Quran Pender) on how it was like to come up from the ghetto. Anderson tells the reporters that he's lived in the same suburban house all of his life, and that his family has raised him well -- that his life hasn't been all hard knocks and thug life. At that moment I discovered two things about The Cookout. Number one: It was going to make some important social statements in a low key way. Number two: It wasn't going to be a funny movie.

The Cookout is a comedy-drama about a ton of interesting social dynamics: About the potential backlash of instant fame and fortune (and the resulting intra-urban pressure not to succeed), about the endless small stereotypes that white people make about black people (and the endless small stereotypes that black people make about white people), and about the need for people, black or white, to be true to themselves.

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Scary Movie 3 Review


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There are lots of ways to churn out sequels, particularly comedies. You can speed along like a runaway train to capitalize on a surprise hit -- Miramax rushed Scary Movie 2 into theaters one year after the original's release -- or you can reset and go for broke. The latter approach seems to be the Scary Movie 3 motive, with new writers and veteran parody director David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun) joining the fray. For its efforts, Miramax gets a perfectly average movie, with fresh moments, lame retreads, and more opportunity for big box office.

Scary Movie 3 sticks with the program: mind-bogglingly dumb characters hustle their way through spoofs of the industry's most popular recent films. It's no mistake that the roasted movies -- in this case: Signs, The Ring, and 8 Mile -- all pull in huge money and attract a young audience.

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Half Past Dead Review


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Martin Boris Velanov is the hardest working man in show business. According to the end credits for the prison thriller Half Past Dead, Mr. Velanov works full-time (some would say "overtime") as the stand-in for Steven Seagal, a past-his-prime action hero mistakenly labeled as marketable after his last endeavor, Exit Wounds, found an audience.

By my calculations - and this is far from scientific - Seagal appears in approximately 15% of his own scenes. The rest of the time, director Don Michael Paul uses quick-cuts, (very) large shadows and wide-angle shots taken from a distance to hide the liberal use of a body double. So why use Seagal at all? Is he really a draw? An effective marketing tool?

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Turn It Up Review


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Real life hip hop stars Pras and Ja Rule star as an ambitious young rapper and his violent best friend/producer in "Turn It Up," a film spawned by Pras' song "Ghetto Superstar," which appeared on the soundtrack for Warren Beatty's bold political satire "Bulworth."

But while these two recording artists do a sincere and effective job making their characters feel true-to-life and depicting the ugly side of the rap label biz, the movie adheres to a formula of "money, drugs and 'hos" (to quote Ja Rule's character) that is neither ambitious nor bold.

With a pretty standard edge-of-the-ghetto backdrop and a plot concerning what Pras' perfectionist proto-rapper is willing to do to make his dream come true, "Turn It Up" mixes the predictable (a ruthless drug kingpin, a pregnant girlfriend, an absentee father looking for redemption) with a few Hong Kong-style shootouts that making killing look cool as long as you're killing people less moral than yourself.

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Ja Rule

Date of birth

29th February, 1976

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Musician

Sex

Male

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Sisters Trailer

Sisters Trailer

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The Fast and the Furious Movie Review

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Fast cars, scantily clad women, bare-knuckle brawls, and guns, guns, guns!What more could be expected...

Turn It Up Movie Review

Turn It Up Movie Review

How would you like to be elected king for a day? The enormously talented...

The Cookout Movie Review

The Cookout Movie Review

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Scary Movie 3 Movie Review

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Half Past Dead Movie Review

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In its first 120 seconds, "The Fast and the Furious" makes it abundantly clear that...

Turn It Up Movie Review

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Half Past Dead Movie Review

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Adding a crooked-cops twist to the outnumbered-and-under-siege plot that John Carpenter lifted from "Rio Bravo"...

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IN THE MEANTIME...Here's the plot:When Todd Anderson (Storm P) is chosen as the #1 professional...

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