Fact: Musicians Joey Fatone, Coolio and Aaron Carter are set to star in new Food Network competition programme Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook Off. The stars will compete for $50,000 (Gbp31,250) and the money will go to the charity of the winner's choice. The U.S. show, hosted by famous chefs Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, will premiere on 1 January (12).
Fact: Hip-hop star Coolio has gone under the needle for a new tattoo in honour of his tour mates Insane Clown Posse. The body art, on his arm, reads "Jugalo Cool" in reference to the rap duo's fans who call themselves the 'Juggalos' - but Coolio's tattoo is misspelled.
Quote: "I was an ugly-duckling kid. Nobody liked me. My lips were this size when I was 12. You can imagine what I looked like. I had a big-a** head, big lips, and I used to like to read so much that I would walk down the street literally with my head in a book, only looking up to cross the street. They used to call me Old Man Artis." Rapper Coolio, real name ARTIS IVEY JR., wasn't always worthy of his stage moniker.
Quote: "You know the f**ked up thing is we will dream about each other for about three months." Rapper Coolio's fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemates will live long in his memory. (SW/WNTMI/ZN) "You know the f**ked up thing is we will dream about each other for about three months." Rapper COOLIO's fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemates will live long in his memory.
Fact: Rapper Coolio is hosting a new culinary programme teaching viewers about "soul food" dishes in new internet-broadcast show COOKIN' WITH COOLIO, which is being aired weekly on website MyDamnChannel.com.
Fact: Rapper Coolio and GREY'S ANATOMY star CHANDRA WILSON will be giving up their glamorous day jobs to re-live work before stardom. The pair will be featured on upcoming American TV special STARS' FIRST JOBS, which sees guests return to work for a day at their first job - Coolio as part of the California Conservation Corps and Wilson behind the counter at a Baskin Robbins ice cream outlet.