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Xzibit Lands Role In New ‘X-Files’ Movie

Posted 09 December 2007 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

Mulder and Scully are about to get pimped out and then some.

Xzibit, the hit-making rapper and hilarious host of MTV’s Pimp My Ride, will join Amanda Peet and Scottish comedian Billy Connolly in key supporting roles for the upcoming X-Files movie.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Xzibit and Peet will play FBI agents working alongside David Duchovny’s Fox “Spooky” Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully in the second film based on Fox’s hugely popular sci-fi series.

No word on Connolly’s role. A rep for Fox declined to provide any information on the threesome’s characters, and details of the plot remain a closely guarded secret.

What we do know is that unlike the first X-Files feature in 1998, the new film will avoid the series’ abstruse mythology and instead work as a standalone installment about some kind of supernatural mystery.

X-Files creator Chris Carter will direct the film from a script he wrote with series writer and executive producer Frank Spotnitz.

Talk of another X-Files movie has been ongoing since the 1998 release grossed more than $189 million worldwide. But the project stalled as Carter and Fox engaged in lengthy litigation over residuals from the show’s syndication sales.

The two sides settled earlier this year, clearing the way for the new chapter.

Aside from his seven-season sojourn on Pimp My Ride, Xzibit has guested in CSI: Miami and freestyled opposite Eminem in 8 Mile. More recent film roles include XXX: State of the Union with fellow emcee Ice Cube, Derailed with Clive Owen and Gridiron Gang with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Xzibit had been set to star opposite Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson in Pinkville, Oliver Stone’s drama about the My Lai Massacre. But that picture was shelved due to the writers’ strike, allowing Xzibit to fit the X-Files sequel into his schedule.

Known for her roles in The Whole Nine Yards and NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Peet currently stars opposite John Cusack in the New Line drama Martian Child. She also recently agreed to headline the drama Real Men Cry with Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo.

Connolly had a memorable turn as Uncle Morty in 2004′s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Other film credits include White Oleander, The Last Samurai and the voice of McSquizzy in last year’s Open Season.

The still-untitled X-Files film is due to begin shooting later this month in Vancouver and hits theaters July 25, 2008.

Source: E! News

New User Art Image: Xzibit Wallpaper

Posted 18 November 2007 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

We’ve just added a new Xzibit wallpaper to the User Art section on XzibitCentral.com! A big thanks for Simon from Sweden for sending us the wallpaper!
Below is what the wallpaper looks like:

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If you like it just click on the image and download the full version at the bottom of that page!

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

New Xzibit Film ‘Pinkville’ on hold due to strike

Posted 18 November 2007 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

The Oliver Stone-directed “Pinkville” has become the second major film casualty of the writer’s strike.

United Artists has halted plans to begin production in early December in Southeast Asia, sources said.

The studio agreed to finance and distribute the drama about the investigation of the Mai Lai massacre in 1968. The film was to star Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Woody Harrelson, Xzibit, Michael Pitt and Toby Jones. The budget was under $40 million and the cast and crew were preparing to leave for Thailand when the plug was pulled Friday.

The reason for the plug pull was the inability for Stone and screenwriter Mikko Alanne to hone the script any further because both are members of the WGA. Before Stone won Oscars for directing “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July,” he won an Oscar in 1979 for writing “Midnight Express.” He is a filmmaker accustomed to making changes throughout production, and that is simply not an option given the strike.

It is unclear whether UA will revive the film for a quick re-start, the way that Sony will certainly do for its “Da Vinci Code” sequel “Angels & Demons.” Pictures that lose momentum are often hard-pressed to regain it, as casts go off to other projects. And after underwhelming returns for “Lions for Lambs,” some felt it conceivable that UA won’t mind a hiatus from wartime-set films.

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

Xzibit joins Oliver Stone’s ‘Pinkville’ – Xzibit to star alongside Bruce Willis

Posted 12 November 2007 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

Rapper Xzibit is pursuing his dreams of an acting career by joining acclaimed director Oliver Stone for “Pinkville.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the rapper and star of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” show has signed to star alongside Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum and Woody Harrelson in the drama about the 1968 My Lai Massacre.

It was almost four decades ago that more than 500 people, most of these women, children and the elderly, were killed by U.S. soldiers, during the Vietnam War.

United Artists is distributing. Production is set to begin next year. The script has been penned by Mikko Alanne.

Xzibit, whose real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, will reportedly play a soldier who is convinced he carried out his orders in a moral way, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Xzibit is currently shooting “American Inquisition,” with Alfre Woodard, Anthony Mackie, Charles Dutton and Tim Blake Nelson.

Xzibit, 33, has been making appearances in movies since the late 1990s. His credits include the Lee Tamahori-directed “XXX: State of the Union,” starring Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe; “Derailed,” which starred Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cassel; and “Gridiron Gang,” where he starred alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Xzibit became the host of TV show “Pimp My ride” in 2004. His career as a rapper has been successful; he has sold more than 3 million records, including “Restless,” released in 2000, which sold more than 2 million. His latest studio effort is 2006’s “Full Circle.”

Multiple Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone’s recent work includes “World Trade Center,” released in 2006. The drama, based on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, was generally well received. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Stone received an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay in 1978 for “Midnight Express” and two Academy Awards for directing “Platoon,” in 1986, and “Born on the Fourth of July,” in 1989.

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

Rumor: X to the Z and the Likwit Crew to Reunite?

Posted 30 October 2007 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

I heard a little rumor that the Liks, King Tee and Xzibit might be reuniting in the near future. I know some of you tight jeans wearers might be a bit young to remember, but these guys had a strong force in Hip-Hop at one point in time.

Also, X to the Z had a recent birthday party in Vegas and the guys got together. This included King Tee, Tha Liks, Dafari, Ras Kass, Cold 187 (Above The Law) and others. I’ll be happy to see this reunion.

Source: AllHipHop Rumor Mill

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BIOGRAPHY

Xzibit Pimp My Ride Birth Date: 18 Sep 1974
Birth Place: Detroit
Birth Name: Alvin Nathaniel Joiner

A name familiar to millions across the world - a hustler in the music, film, and television world, X is a performer as likely to be seen on-stage thrilling listeners in Germany as he is on cinema screens in blockbuster franchises like xXx 2 and The X Files: I Want To Believe. Let him tell it and he is simply "a self-made man from poverty." Throughout his career he's embodied a Do-It-Yourself mentality, resulting in the Platinum recording artist becoming a superstar with a formidable fanbase that spans the entire globe.

X began his grind to superstardom as he came to the attention of attentive Hip-Hop listenersas a member of the revered rap collective Likwit Crew. Founder and West Coast Hip-Hop veteran King Tee enlisted raucous group Tha Alkaholiks and newcomer X into the clique as original Likwit representatives. From there, the tenacious X unleashed his 1996 debut, At The Speed Of Life. Considered by many to be an underground rap classic, it arguably made him the breakout star of the Likwit collective. The album also spawned a definitive West Coast Hip-Hop cut in the cautionary "Paparazzi." "That song still gets a crazy reception from my fans," says its creator. "It first blew up overseas, but it ended up travelling everywhere. It's a timeless record." With enlightened Hip-Hop listeners swarming to offer their approval, he swiftly followed up this release with another Hip-Hop staple. Sophomore release 40 Dayz & 40 Nights was lauded by critics and fans alike, as its lead single "What U See Is What U Get" spent an astonishing six weeks atop the chart on BET's Rap City... read more at the Xzibit Biography page.

PIMP MY RIDE

Pimp My Ride DVD Cover Season 1 Mr X to the Z and the good people at West Coast Customs make people's cars go from dirt to pimped in this 30 minute show that airs weekly on MTV. Featuring Los Angeles-area aftermarket shop West Coast Customs, “MTV Pimp My Ride” selects young, automotively challenged Southern Californians and transforms their rust buckets into triumphs.

For many young adults, getting the insurance or finance to fix up their cars can be difficult and taking out a car loan is often no an option. “It’s not just about the cars anymore,” X said, but also “the boost that these kids get in their self-esteem. You can see it in their faces.” "Everybody has had a bucket in their life," said X, using L.A. slang for a clunker. He has had two of his own rides — a Hummer H2 and a Mercedes-Benz S500 — "pimped" at West Coast Customs. A typical episode begins with X paying a surprise visit to the viewer and humorously highlighting the car's numerous problem areas. Then it's off to West Coast Customs, where a team of professionals disassembles the vehicle and completely refurbishes it with custom rims and paint, plush interiors and the latest in lighting, car audio and video accessories. Wheels, Grilles, Body Kits, Customer Paint, Rims, Tires, Car Audio, Car DVD Video and Computer Systems, and many more crazy additions are transplanted into a Pimped Rides every episode! ... read more at the Pimp My Ride page.


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