Banksy won our hearts years ago when he mysteriously showed up on the scene, leaving street art that was at times a political commentary, pensive, and even humorous. Like Zorro or Batman, the calling card that was his art created quite the following. As with most graffiti artists, his work shows up mysteriously on the sides of unsuspecting buildings. Best of all, it’s free. It’s no wonder, then, that Banksy has inspired some imitators over the years. Banksy is one of many artists that have revived the interest in graffiti as an art form. He’s been praised for bringing art back to those who can’t afford gallery visits and helping to change the perception people have of graffiti as just “vandalism”.
Being really jacked just isn't cool anymore; even 50 cent is following the trend. Nah, that's not true, being ripped will always be cool but Curtis Jackson did lose more than 50 pounds for his upcoming role, "Things Fall Apart," where he plays a football player with cancer.
Mr. Jackson went from 214 pounds to a sickly 160 in nine weeks after a liquid diet and running on a treadmill three hours a day.
"This time it was a lot tougher for me," the 6-foot-tall rapper said in an interview Friday with the Associated Press.
Remember this past spring when pretty much every TV show you loved was cut short by the writer’s strike that slammed Hollywood to a halt? The Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) is preparing to hold a vote on whether to strike over the same issues writer’s had concerns with. SAG actors have been working without a contract since June. The union and Hollywood big business have not worked out how actors will be compensated for new media, such as TV webisodes. They were set to hold a strike authorization vote on January 2, but a huge divide formed within the guild. A-listers like George Clooney, Tom Hanks and Cameron Diaz have spoken out against a strike while their west-coast counterparts like Mel Gibson are all for a strike.