‘The Wire’ star cast as Ol’ Dirty Bastard in new film


FILE PHOTO OF OL DIRTY BASTARD FROM BAND WU TANG.LOS ANGELES, March 22 (TheWrap.com) – Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the rapper who died in 2004, will be played by “The Wire” star Michael K. Williams in “Dirty White Boy,” the film’s producers said Thursday. “Dirty White Boy” is the story of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, whose real name was Russell Jones, and his unlikely friendship with Jarred Weisfeld, 22-year-old VH1 intern-turned-manager from the suburbs. Weisfeld and Jones’ mother, Cherry Jones, are cooperating with the project. …

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Whitney Houston drowned with cocaine in system: coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease, a Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman said on Thursday. The 48-year-old singer, who spent years battling addiction to drugs including cocaine, was found submerged in the bathtub of […]