The WB Network is being given a second chance on the web. Before being being merged with UPN to form the CW network, it broadcast shows such as Buffy, Smallville, and Batman :The Animated Series. Those shows will now be available for viewing and more information is expected to come from a press conference announcing the venture.
Source : NYT
In putting old episodes online, broadcasters are tapping into the “long tail” of niche content that the Internet has monetized. While executives are reticent about the costs involved, and while syndicated and DVD sales remain dominant sources of revenue, the repurposing of long-dead shows is creating another new revenue stream for distributors.
The online shows also create new payment opportunities for the writers, producers and actors of TV’s golden years. Royalties for Internet streaming were a pivotal issue in the writers’ strike that halted television production last winter. The Hollywood studios agreed to pay writers a 2 percent cut of the receipts for ad-supported streaming of all shows produced after 1977
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[jacked from Woohah!]
Bow Wow and Lil Wayne will star alongside Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington in the upcoming New Orleans sports drama Patriots. Film is based on a true story set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A high school basketball coach assembles a team of players who previously attended five different schools and leads them to the state championships…
Contrary to popular belief, Bow Wow will play one of the players, not one of the cheerleaders. Lil Wayne will have more of a “cameo” role. Patriots has already started filming in New Orleans and is set for a Nov. 14th release.
Somehow I don’t think this program of dancing prisoners out of the Phillipines’ is gonna catch on in notoriously violent prison Rikers Island located in NYC.
By now you must have seen the dancing inmates who did a pretty good rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for all the the world to see. Well these guys have become a masssive tourist attraction and people have become enamored with their viral youtube video showcasing their dance moves. Read more below:
The dance sensation, complete with zombie movies and involving over 1,000 prisoners in orange jumpsuits, has attracted nearly 15 million online views. And now spectators are flocking to the live show.
“It was great. I had fun. Two thumbs up,” said Kathleen, a local university student and one of hundreds of people who visit the jail every month to catch the inmates’ grooving in harmony.
From viewing platforms surrounding the exercise ground the audience cheer and dance as if it was a rock concert.
Full story [here]
Prison “Thriller” Dance Video After The Cut..
Source : Engadget
That, friends, is ASUS’ Lamborghini VX3. As expected, it’s available in black and yellow hues and proudly dons that oh-so-iconic Lambo badge, but as you can tell from comparison shots in the gallery below, it’s mighty, mighty similar to the U6. ‘Course, it was said to be rocking a Penryn processor and loads of sexy, but we’ll let you be the judge on the latter.
Editors : Definetly Street Knowledge Media.
What up people? I guess this week is gonna begin like last week ended. Truly weird stories that are just unbelievable! Now you may have read one of my earlier posts this month about a father and daughter producing children and being watched by authorities, well here is another crazy case of incest but this time the relationship was definetly not consensual. Read the story below:
A 73-year-old Austrian is under arrest on suspicion of hiding his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering seven children with her, police say.
The existence of the woman, believed missing since 1984 and now 42, emerged after a teenager said to be her daughter was taken to hospital.
Both the woman and teenage girl are receiving medical treatment and the other children are in care.
Although superstar LeBron James has been seen sporting the LeBron Soldier II, successor to the LeBron Solider I, images have surfaced regarding an all black camo version of the Solider original. The stealthy black upper’s variance comes through with the subtle use of camo which is seen beneath both the forefoot and heel straps. No word on availability as these may never leave the sample room.
Source: Sole Collector
[Download] “Blow Your Whistle”
Okay a new beef is brewing!! And guess what? It has nothing to do with 50 Cent!!
Yeah hard to believe but it seems some nefarious comments have been flying back and forth between Lebron James(Cavaliers) and DeShawn Stevenson(Wizards). Here is exactly what set it off:
Mike Wise/Washington Post
DeShawn Stevenson, a role-playing shooting guard for the Washington Wizards, deigned to call MVP candidate LeBron James “overrated” last month..
Asked to respond to Stevenson, LeBron said that would be like rap icon Jay-Z responding to a one-hit wonder like Soulja Boy. Ouch.
The rivalry has gotten to the point that Souljah Boy came to the Wizards Arena to support Stevenson and now Jay Z has chimed in with his first recording since his mega deal with Live Nation to stick up for his homey Lebron James with a scathing but on point track called “Blow Your Whistle”.
Full story here
Source : Real Talk NY
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Still glowing after receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, actress Angela Bassett has snagged a role on the final season of ‘E.R’. THR.com has got the scoop:
In her first full-time series gig, Bassett will play a tough attending with a troubled past who’s coming back to Chicago after a few years in Indonesia doing tsunami relief. Her arrival in the second episode next season promises to shake County General’s ER to the core.
“Angela is a wonderfully talented actress whom I’ve long hoped to work with,” said “ER” exec producer John Wells.
In addition to Bassett, original cast member Noah Wyle will join “ER” for its 15th and final season. Wyle will guest star in at least four of the show’s planned 19 episodes.
Bassett, who starred in Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns,” recently wrapped the B.I.G. biopic “Notorious.” She is repped by CAA and Untitled.
First single from DJ Khaled’s new artist Ace Hood “Cash Flow” featuring Rick Ross & T-Pain. Oh yeah we still do Hip Hop over here!!
The homey Big Snoop Dogg definetly has “gone country”. Found this clip of Snoop performing in Amsterdam with country legend Willie Nelson. According to Neckywoudje they are performing a track called “Superman”.
A 400lb. inmate feels that he is being deprived of essential nutrients while being locked up on serious murder charges and intends to sue the state to get a bigger portion.
Don’t believe this story read below:
Broderick Lloyd Laswell says he isn’t happy that he’s down to 308 pounds after eight months in the Benton County jail. He has filed a federal lawsuit complaining the jail doesn’t provide inmates with enough food.
According to the suit, Laswell weighed 413 pounds when he was jailed in September. Police say he and a co-defendant fatally beat and stabbed a man, then set his home on fire.
“On several occasions I have started to do some exercising and my vision went blurry and I felt like I was going to pass out,” Laswell wrote in his complaint. “About an hour after each meal my stomach starts to hurt and growl. I feel hungry again.”
Being that we’ve reported heavily on the upcoming G.I. Joe movie, we thought it would be of interest to our readers to keep them posted on the latest developments. Although this footage may not make the film, there was a reported accident in Prague that injured seven people on Saturday (4/26) during filming. Peep the story below.
Seven people were injured Saturday in a collision between a bus and several cars during the filming of “G.I. Joe” in the centre of Prague, police and emergency services said.
Video seen on the private Nova television channel showed the bus, and then other vehicles, being hit by an all-wheel-drive vehicle that appeared to have braking problems.
“It happened in a closed area that was rented out to the filmmakers for the weekend,” said Prague police spokeswoman Eva Brozova.
Was blessed with these pics from the homey Ice
and I thanked him profusely for sending it over.
This is the beautiful Deelishis best know for her appearance on reality show Flavor of Love. She has carved out a nice little post career since the show has ended, nothing big but she is moving in the right direction(might be up to debate). Deelishis we salute you and your beauty is infinite.
Go check out his site [here]
War criminal George H.W Bush yucked it up at the Annual Correspondents’ dinner held in Washington. This unfunny idiot took time out of a boring speech to make the driest jokes about the current three presidential canidates (I wonder if he shouted out any of the dead soldiers that were killed this month in between his stupidity). This hyprocrisy continues below:
“Senator McCain’s not here,” Bush said of GOP nominee-in-waiting John McCain. “He probably wanted to distance himself from me a little bit. You know, he’s not alone. Jenna’s moving out too.”
Bush then referred to scandals that have dogged the campaigns of the two remaining Democratic candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, in explaining their absence: “Hillary Clinton couldn’t get in because of sniper fire and Senator Obama’s at church.”
More of this a**hole and his filth [here]
Source: MY WAY
Rev. Al Sharpton is promising to shut down NYC in response to the “not guilty” verdicts handed down on Friday in the case of murdered husband-to-be Sean Bell. This highly sensitive case has caused alot of mistrust of the cops and the criminal justice system which continously turns a blind eye to killing of unarmed black men shot by the NYPD. Read more below:
Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to “close this city down” to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed a groom on his wedding day and wounded two friends.
“We strategically know how to stop the city so people stand still and realize that you do not have the right to shoot down unarmed, innocent civilians,” Sharpton told an overflow crowd of several hundred people at his National Action Network office in the historically black Manhattan neighborhood. “This city is going to deal with the blood of Sean Bell.”
Full story here
Related Post: Why is it so quiet after the Moyers-Wright interview?
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Here are the links to the recent Rev. Jeremiah interview with Bill Moyer. This is a great interview and I commend both Bill Moyer and Rev. Wright for giving us such a powerful interview and insight into the this controversy created by the media. Powerful Indeed.
This man should be applauded for his life long effort and anyone who questions his patroitism has not done anything but watched the sound bytes they put on the web and television to get you all riled up and to fan the flames of racism. Follow the links, watch the in-depth interview and then make an informed decision.
Props to homey Ice who linked us with these pics from Kanye’s Blog from the just begun Glow In The Dark Tour (still trying to figure why Rihanna is on the bill). Obviously these cats are pulling out all the stops.
Source : Hypebeast
Seen here is the last releases from Bape to mark the month of April. With us slowly teetering between both the spring and summer seasons, look for an obvious increase in summer attire including short sleeves and shorts as the weather warms up. These items will release this Saturday at Bape Hong Kong.
Bape Hong Kong
#10 Ground Floor
Queens Road, Central
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Just when thought the life of media pariah O.J Simpson could get any weirder, it has. Currently on bail after recent robbery charges concerning his memorobilia [he claims was swindled from him],reports are speculating that he has approached Donald Trump about taking part in reality show Celebrity Apprentice, a new and revamped version of The Apprentice.
Reps for The Donald have confirmed a convo between the two, but did not disclose what they chatted about on the phone (obviously nothing about any of his recent legal run-ins).
Media reports this week have speculated that business mogul Donald Trump, who is the show’s host and executive producer, had been approached by Simpson to participate in a new season of the show in which contestants compete against each other in a series of business endeavors.
“NBC representatives have never considered O.J. Simpson for the next season of ‘The Apprentice,’ nor will,” NBC spokesperson Amanda Ruisi said.
Full story click [here]
Source : AP
Convicted murderer John Allen Muhammad wants his life back. The former soldier convicted of viciously killing 10 innocent people and sentenced to death by jury, feels his childhood adversely affected his life and based upon those facts he should be spared the death penalty.
Read the story below:
Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad was regularly whipped with hose pipes and electrical cords and beaten with hammers and sticks by family members during a brutal childhood, according to lawyers trying to save him from the death penalty.
Read the rest of the story here
Editor’s Note: This guy has some nerve to use an abusive childhood as a reason to kill and to then use it as an excuse to ask the court to spare his life after he permanently destroyed the lives of ten families. Off with his head! After slaughtering ten people what did he think the jury would do?
Source : Associated Press
A teen has plead guilty to trying to intimidate protesters by hanging nooses on the back of his truck at a Jena 6 Rally. Read below:
On Sept. 20, Munsen and a juvenile from Dry Prong hung nooses off the back of a pickup truck and drove around downtown Alexandria near a crowd waiting for buses that would take them back to Tennessee after one of the nation’s largest civil rights demonstrations.
Some 20,000 people demonstrated in Jena against what critics called the overly harsh prosecution of six black teenagers in the beating of a white classmate. Many of the protesters stayed in the towns and cities surrounding the tiny town, including Alexandria.
Munson “admitted today that he displayed two large nooses from the back of his pickup truck with the intent to frighten and intimidate the demonstrators,” a news release from Washington’s office said.
Click [here] for the full story…
Source: International Herald Tribune
As the media engages itself in the the most trivial issues this long camapign has to offer, things such as the inhumane treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay remain underreported and unrepresented in countless debates. And to boot, there is a tasteless spoof movie called Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay in theaters this weekend.
The prison was created to house “enemy combatants” stemming from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those prisoners involved in terrorist activties that lead to 9/11. Though many have not faced trial after six years of detainment, they have virtually been cut off from all human contact and the stress of this super strict detention is driving many of them mad with “Guantanamo Pyschosis”.
International Herald Tribune: Lawyers for detainees argue that the effects of intense isolation have gradually turned the prison camp into something of a highly fortified mental ward.
At Guantánamo, there are no family visits, no televisions and no radios. A new policy will for the first time permit one telephone call a year.
In the cells where Hamdan and more than 200 of Guantánamo’s 280 detainees are now held, communication with other detainees is generally by shouting through the slit in the door used for the delivery of meals. Mail is late and often censored, lawyers say.
I guess we are all a little ignorant to the model industry and how it is so steeped in racism. We see Tyra Banks and her accomplishments and forget that she is an anamoly when it come to successful black models in mainstream publications.
Well it seems that Italia Vogue has stepped up to the plate and will feature a bunch of black models in an up coming July issue in response to the industry’s constant banter that “black models don’t sell”. Read the story below:
Source: The Independent
The leading British photographer Nick Knight says: “The fashion industry and the advertising industry are steeped in racism. You just have to look around at the number of black girls you see in ads – virtually nil. Among the main fashion brands, they are completely under-represented. It’s shocking and atrocious.”
Mr Knight blames business people at the top of the industry. A common attitude among them, he says, is that black models are “not aspirational” or “don’t sell in Asia”. He goes on: “I have tried to redress the balance. It is enormously important to use black models and models of different ethnic backgrounds.”
Now a counterattack to the racism of the fashion industry is coming from an unlikely source: Vogue Italia. The July issue of the fearsomely cutting-edge quarterly will feature black models almost exclusively, shot by the photographer Steven Meisel.
Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, told The Independent on Sunday: “We are using a lot of black models, like Iman, not only the models of today – a lot of different girls.” Asked why she had decided to do this, she said: “Because nobody is using black girls. I see so many beautiful girls and they were complaining that they are not used enough.”
It definetly not been a great time for Gary Coleman ever since he starred on his classic sitcom “Different Stokes”. Now 40 years old and willing to hock any product to get a couple minutes of air time on television.
After recently getting married and finally breaking his virginity, he seems to be already having problems in his marriage to be dealt with on Divorce Court. Read below:
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The honeymoon is over for Gary Coleman and his new bride.
The 40-year-old actor and his 22-year-old wife, Shannon Price, are set to appear on TV’s “Divorce Court” on May 1 and 2. The couple wed in August after meeting on the set of the 2006 comedy “Church Ball.”
Among the problems the pair discusses with Judge Lynn Toler are Coleman’s anger and intimacy issues. Coleman and Price agree they have “ugly” monthly fights.
[via Kaos Effect
These jumpoffs are called the Nike Natives but technically they’re the Nike Court Force Highs. Said to only be available in Japan, I’m sure they’ll trickle down into the Sneaker Pimps or DunkXchange Conventions going for a few hundreds. We’ll keep you posted!
Source: Real Talk NY
Supposedly this is off the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack.
In our ongoing coverage of clone technology this article is of unprecedented interest. South Korea, the home of the first successful cloned Labrador is now the first country to put the animals into operation in an official capacity. They will be used by the Korean Customs Service to sniff out bombs and drugs. The dogs name “Toppy,” ranging six-months of age were cloned from an award-winning drug-sniffing canine and their service is being applauded because not only will it keep costs down but cloning is being cited as an alternative for jobs that other animals don’t normally want. So far the scientific team has been able to clone 20 dogs and five wolves.
“They have a superior nature. They are active and excel in accepting the training,” said Kim Nak-seung, a trainer at the Customs Service-affiliated dog training center.
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In other cloning news, the first wave of second-generation clones are on the way as scientists report that one of the Korean dogs to predate the latest crop of drug-sniffing K-9’s will become a father after successfully breeding with cloned “bitches” of the same breed (through artificial insemination). Snubby an Afghan hound will be the first cloned father of a cloned offspring.
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New Balance: Fanzine
New Balance: X Hanon
Found these joints over at homey’s Blac Ren’s Blog. When you get a chance go check out his site.
Realated Post: Chicago Gangs Give City Deadly Weekend..32 Shot, 2 Stabbed, 6 Dead
The community of Chicago and the police department are pulling out all the stops to prevent another bloody weekend amidst gang related shootings and murders.
Though they feel they can quiet things down a bit, a recent multiple shooting has them worried about a strong retaliation from local Gangster Disciples. Editors note : If anyone from Chicago can write in and give us some knowledge as to the situation we welcome your contribution: [Send your coverage here]
Police planned to increase patrols and put SWAT officers and specialized units on the streets over the weekend, a show of force aimed at deterring violence like the three dozen shootings that left nine people dead last weekend.
On Friday, Mayor Richard Daley took the unusual step of calling together more than two dozen officials from the police department, schools, social service agencies and religious groups for a City Hall summit on the violence. Afterward, he said it was just the start of a continuing dialogue about how to combat violent crime.
Full story here
Source: Financial Times
Interesting story out of African and how doctors and the government are trying to stem the transmission of AIDS and a myriad of sexual transmitted diseases. People please let me know if you guys think is justifable due to the extreme amount of cases in Africa. Read below:
Thousands of people in Africa will be paid to avoid unsafe sex, under a groundbreaking World Bank-backed experiment aimed at halting the spread of Aids.
The designers of the Tanzanian programme believe that payments of $45 when combined with careful counselling could play an important role in reducing HIV infection, especially for vulnerable young women.
“Conditional cash transfers” have already been used in Latin America to motivate poor parents to attend health clinics, and have their children vaccinated and schooled. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, last year unveiled a project to boost school attendance.
Full story [here] :
Reebok and Parker Bros are debuting their mash-up of the Reverse Jam Mid Sneaker featuring the Monopoly theme. It is expected to be dropping sometime in late August and it should retail for $84.99 and as noted by the homies over at CORPORATE TAKEOVER where we first say these, Adidas acquired Reebok in 2005 for $3.8 Billion to challenge Nike’s monopoly on the game, no pun intended.
Smoothe Tha Hustler takes us way back to show the pioneers some much deserved love on this one.
WAY BACK PIONEER- CLICK HERE
Scientists are saying through the use of mitochondria DNA evidence they are theorizing that a natural disaster (widespread drought) brought the population of the planet down to a number dangerously close to extinction. But rather than fall off the face of the Earth, the small pocket of 2,000 survivors migrated out of Africa and re-populated the planet some 70,000 years ago.
Paleontologist Meave Leakey, a Genographic adviser, asked, “Who would have thought that as recently as 70,000 years ago, extremes of climate had reduced our population to such small numbers that we were on the very edge of extinction?
“Tiny bands of early humans, forced apart by harsh environmental conditions, coming back from the brink to reunite and populate the world. Truly an epic drama, written in our DNA.”
I turn on the Today Show, and the first run story is on Rev. Wright who is slated to speak publicly on his recent controversies. Cable talkshow pundits are already jumping on the story saying that he does not not need to be speaking at all and this can only reignite negative press for Obama.
Lo and behold I find this story(via Digg)that racist pill popping Rush Limbaugh is calling for riots at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.
Not one f*ing story anywhere on TV about Rush trying incite violence to ensure that a Republican to be elected. Now if this is not un-american I don’t know what is.
More of the hyprocrisy below:
The Denver Channel
Riots in Denver, the Democrat Convention would see to it that we don’t elect Democrats,” Limbaugh said during Wednesday’s radio broadcast. He then went on to say that’s the best thing that could happen to the country.
Limbaugh cited Al Sharpton, saying the Barack Obama supporter threatened to superdelegates that “there’s going to be trouble” if the presidency is taken from Obama.
No more than an hour after I posted the TI story and blasted Bol, another rapper makes me look like a f*cking nutcase.
Allhiphop is reporting that ATL rapper Baby D just got arrested on federal drug charges. I read reports not too long ago that he was poised to release an album on some label in the near future (read the AHH article for info).
My advice..call up TI’s lawyers cause they definetly worked a miracle for him!!
Full AHH Breakdown:
Georgia rapper Baby D is facing federal charges for allegedly trafficking cocaine, following a recent arrest in Dayton, Ohio.
Baby D, born Donald B. Jenkins, vehemently disputes the allegations against him.
He is currently being held without bond in the Butler County jail in Ohio, a facility known for housing people held on federal charges.
In addition to the federal charges, Baby D has three pending assault charges in Tennessee, where he has a bond set.
Spike has fully embraced the digital age and has announced that he will produce a film made from cell phone footage. The film’s theme will revolve around the way music tells the story of humanity and people will be able to submit there own text, video, and music through website..Nokia Productions Full story below:
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Filmmaker Spike Lee has linked up with Nokia to direct a movie made with cell phone footage from everyday people in what he calls the democratization of film.
The film by Nokia Productions will consist of three acts. An “assignment” for each act will be announced online and people will then have four weeks to produce their submission.
“You are seeing first hand the democratization of film,” Lee said in a statement on Thursday. “Aspiring filmmakers no longer have to go to film school to make great work. With a simple mobile phone, almost anyone can now become a filmmaker.”
The controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright sat down with PBS’ Bill Moyer and spoke on the controversy he has been embroiled in after “sound bite” statements of him surfaced in which he can repeatedly be heard saying “God Damn America!!” There are four clips featured here but the interview can be seen in its entirety @ 9pm tonight on PBS. If you’re not in NY you have to check your local listings for broadcast time.
She been around on mainstream shows and magazines for years but now Hip hop can claim “the one and only” Rita G. By way of multi-platinum star Kanye West, she has has been thrust into the world of Hip Hop via the unforgettable video “Flashing Lights”.
Though many saw the video as being not related to the song, who could forget the woman in lingerie who eventually gives it to Kanye with a shovel. We had a chance to interview Rita and she seems to hold her NYC swagger quite well. We over here give Rita G the Street Knowledge Seal of Approval. Enjoy.
With friends like this who needs enemies? American surveillance cameras caught a member of the Mexican press delegation swiping Blackberries from White House officials outside of a close-session meeting room down in New Orleans last week. Several members of the president’s posse discovered their ‘Berries were missing upon leaving the session with the Mexican delegation. Secret Service immediately reviewed surveillance footage of the area and saw the Mexican official, Quintero Curiel swiping up to six or seven Blackberries.
His official duty was the point-person for the Mexican media, responsible for logistics and setting the Mexican press up at the conference. The Secret Service approached him at the airport amongst the Mexican delegation where they asked for the gadgets back. After initially denying their allegations, he folded after being presented with footage of the crime. Curiel gave the devices back, evoked “diplomatic immunity” and left New Orleans with the Mexican delegation only to return to Mexico to be terminated from his post, thus stripping him of his “diplomatic immunity” status now making him open to prosecution from US authorities.
“Mr. Quintero will be responsible for explaining his actions to the American authorities conducting an investigation. The Mexican Government deeply regrets this incident,” according to Ricardo Alday, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy.
Editor’s Note: Advice to hustlers, take note. Like an episode straight out of The Wire, even the government doesn’t discuss highly sensitive matters around anyone with listening devices like Blackberries or other mobile devices. And hey, what’s good for the goose should be good for the gander.
Tom Cruise is going back to the scene of the crime, the set of the Oprah Winfrey show. We all have seen that Youtube moment when Tom jumped on O’s couch declaring his love for new wife Katie Holmes. This smells of a pr blitz that Tom must do to rebuild his image with has taken a beating in the press with various negatives stories about Scientology.
CHICAGO (AP) – entertainmentminute Oprah might want to nail down her furniture. Tom Cruise is scheduled to return to “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” nearly three years after a couch-jumping appearance that spawned countless YouTube parodies and late-night jokes.
The two-part show will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Cruise’s booty-shaking turn in the film “Risky Business.” Friends and colleagues will surprise Cruise with taped messages honoring his work in movies, according to a statement Thursday from Harpo Productions.