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Fast Track: 50 Cent has grim news for fans

January 04, 2012
  • The rapper and sometime actor tweeted his frustrations with his current music recordings on Twitter, including a shocking announcement that he didn't think he'd live much longer.
The rapper and sometime actor tweeted his frustrations with his current… (Uwe Meinhold / AFP / Getty…)

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday.

50 Cent tells his fans on Twitter that "I don't think I'm gonna live much longer." (Rap Up)

Meanwhile, Chris Brown kissed his new girlfriend on New Year's Eve and Rihanna has let loose with an angry tweet. Is this really going to play out in public? (The Sun)

Taylor Swift will star in the film of "Les Miserables." Surprise face! (Huffington Post)

"Bridesmaids" picked up a PGA nomination and an ADG nomination. Is this the year the Oscars finally honors a movie with a protracted diarrhea scene? (Los Angeles Times, The Envelope)

Nick Cannon has been hospitalized in Aspen with mild kidney failure. (E! Online)

The stock market rallied to ring in the new year yesterday. Except for movie theater stocks, which are still harboring a 2011 hangover. (Los Angeles Times)

Scott Thompson is Yahoo's new CEO. (New York Times)

Alec Baldwin's American Airlines incident is still seeing fallout. Customer complaints have caused him to lose his spokesperson deal with Wegmans supermarket. (Huffington Post)

Broadway producers jacked up ticket prices over the holidays to take advantage of NYC tourists and the gamble paid off -- box office is way up. (New York Times)

Expect more Broadway box-office magic when Hugh Jackman returns in 2013 to play Houdini in a musical written by Aaron Sorkin. (Deadline)

A company is selling a Steve Jobs action figure for the very Apple-worthy price of $99.99. (Wall Street Journal)

"Oprah's Next Chapter" has premiered to lower ratings than "The Oprah Winfrey Show." (New York Times)

"Paranormal Activity 4" is in the works. To be shot on...Flip cam? Web cam? (E! Online)

DC's relaunch of all its comic books has pushed its sales figures above Marvel. (THR)

-- Patrick Kevin Day

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